Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ovechkin: We're going back to Washington tied

    The Score "The Washington Capitals might find themselves buried in a menacing 2-0 hole against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but Alexander Ovechkin isn't sweating it. In fact, on Tuesday, Ovi reiterated that he expects to head back to D.C. for Game 5 with the series all square - a bold statement given the..." April 17

  • Alex Ovechkin Comes Up Just Short in Valiant Effort for Another 50-Goal Season

    SI "In the final fading moments of a meaningless final game, Alex Ovechkin was hunched over one knee near the New Jersey Devils net, chest heaving and utterly gassed. He had spent the past 110 consecutive seconds on the ice, a monstrous shift logged for a worthy cause. No NHL player besides Ovechkin..." April 08

  • Ovechkin in lineup for Capitals game against Predators "Alex Ovechkin will be in the lineup when the Washington Capitals play the Nashville Predators on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSWA, NHL.TV). Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 46 goals, didn't practice Wednesday and was listed as day to day after he was slow to get up after crashing feet first..." April 05

  • Ovechkin could miss next game for Capitals "Alex Ovechkin sat out practice for the Washington Capitals on Wednesday for maintenance and it is unknown whether the forward will play against the Nashville Predators on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSWA, NHL.TV). Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 46 goals, was slow to get up after crashing..." April 04

  • Alex Ovechkin to play in 1,000th NHL game vs. Penguins

    Sporting News "Alex Ovechkin will have another feat to add to his already impressive resume as he is expected to play in his 1,000th career NHL game Sunday against the Penguins. The Capitals left wing will become the first player in franchise history to play in 1,000 games and the first player selected out..." April 01

  • Ovechkin becomes 4th-fastest player to score 600 career goals

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin didn't need long to hit the 600-goal plateau Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets, following up his first-period marker with the milestone goal early in the second. The Washington Capitals star became the 20th player, and fourth-fastest in league history, to hit the 600 mark." March 12

  • Ovechkin joins elite company with 9th 40-goal season

    USA Today "Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to compile nine seasons with 40 or more goals in a season with a tally in the first period of Saturday’s Stadium Series game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Ovechkin one-timed a..." March 04

  • Matt Calvert ejected for butt-ending Alex Ovechkin

    Pro Hockey Talk "There was some chaos in first period of Tuesday’s Capitals-Blue Jackets game in Columbus. First, the Blue Jackets jumped all over the Capitals with four goals in the opening frame, including one from one of their recent trade deadline acquisitions, veteran center Mark Letestu. That offensive..." February 27

  • Alex Ovechkin takes shot at NHL commissioner Gary Bettman over Olympics

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of Olympic hockey looks a lot different in PyeongChang than it looked four years ago, and that is largely because the NHL decided it will not allow its players to compete in the Winter Games. Something tells us Alex Ovechkin is still a little bitter about that. Ovechkin, who has..." February 14

  • Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin is showing no signs of slowing down

    Washington Post "When a then 22-year-old Alex Ovechkin signed a $124 million, 13-year contract extension in 2008 — the first $100 million deal in NHL history — many, including myself, didn’t think it would be a good deal for the Washington Capitals franchise due to how forwards age in the NHL. A study released..." December 18

  • Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin believes Russians should still participate in the Olympics

    Washington Post "Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said he would support Russian athletes participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, even though the Russian flag and anthem will be absent after the International Olympic Committee decided to ban the Russian federation as punishment for..." December 07

  • Alex Ovechkin has extra-meaningful hat trick in win vs. Toronto

    ESPN "Alex Ovechkin was at his high-scoring best -- again. "Sometimes you are just feeling it," the Russian forward said. Ovechkin had a hat trick to help the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Saturday night. Ovechkin scored two of his three goals in the opening period...." November 26

  • Ovechkin on buying homeless man clothes: ‘Every human can do something’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every now and then, an athlete will warm your heart with a random act of kindness. In the case of a kind act by Alex Ovechkin in Edmonton, it came down to warmth. As a local cafe first revealed, Ovechkin was seen giving a homeless man clothing. (Ovechkin later revealed that he went to a store..." October 28

  • Barry Trotz thinks Alex Ovechkin will be fine after injury scare at practice

    NBC Sports Washington "Alex Ovechkin limped to the locker room late in Monday’ practice and did not return, but Coach Barry Trotz said he thinks the Caps’ captain is going to be okay. Ovechkin, who is tied for the league lead in goals with 10, was participating in a spirited 2-on-2 battle drill when he got “tangled..." October 23