Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Alex Ovechkin will play for Capitals vs. Maple Leafs in Game 6 "Alex Ovechkin will be in the lineup when the Washington Capitals try to clinch their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports, CSN-DC). Ovechkin had trouble getting up late in the first period of Game..." April 22

  • Kadri defends controversial hit on Ovechkin

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a playoff series, individual battles between players can sometimes provide the most intrigue. Take what is happening between Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals and Nazem Kadri of the Maple Leafs. The Capitals won Game 5 in overtime, pushing the Maple Leafs to the brink of elimination. That’s a..." April 22

  • Trotz takes blame for Ovechkin's ice time

    TSN "Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin logged just 15:08 of ice time against the Toronto Maple leafs on Monday night. On Tuesday, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz took the blame for Ovechkin not playing more in the overtime loss and said he'd give him more time on ice moving..." April 18

  • Is Alex Ovechkin’s Olympic devotion a ‘selfish’ act? Um, nyet.

    Washington Post "Let’s imagine a fictional American star athlete, forced to go across an ocean to play in the world’s best league. Let’s make him a soccer player in the Premier League; a guy named, say, Owen Valor. Let’s say he’s spent his entire career talking about two dreams: a Premier League title for..." April 06

  • Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin says he still plans to play at Olympics

    CBC Sports "Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin still plans to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics, even if it means leaving his Washington Capitals in the middle of the NHL season. The Capitals captain has maintained that he will represent his country in South Korea, and he says the NHL's announcement Monday..." April 04

  • Ovechkin on goal drought: You wait for a miracle to happen

    Washington Post "California hasn’t been kind to the Washington Capitals this week, and it’s been particularly cruel to captain Alex Ovechkin. On Sunday, he launched four shots at goaltender Jonathan Bernier, but for a 10th straight game, Ovechkin didn’t score as the Capitals fell to the Ducks, 5-2. That marks a..." March 13

  • Caps' Alex Ovechkin goes without a shot on goal for 3rd time this month

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Alex Ovechkin is one of the most prolific shooters in NHL history. This season, the Caps’ captain ranks third in shots on net with 223, an average of almost 3.7 per contest. But on Saturday evening in Nashville, something strange happened—again. Ovechkin finished without a shot on goal..." February 26

  • Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby were ‘best friends’ at the All-Star Game

    Washington Post "During Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin played on the same line as Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. The rivals, who have been compared to one another since they entered the league in 2005, displayed remarkable chemistry for two guys who are supposed to hate each..." January 30

  • Alex Ovechkin gets to 1,001 points in Capitals win "Alex Ovechkin reached 1,000 NHL points with his first of two goals, starting the Washington Capitals on their way to a 5-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center on Wednesday. Ovechkin scored 35 seconds into the first period and 8:06 into the second to give Washington a 2-0..." January 12

  • Alex Ovechkin is on track to break Wayne Gretzky's career goals record

    ESPN "Almost seven years ago, I first wrote that I thought it was possible/plausible that Alex Ovechkin could one day pass Wayne Gretzky's 894 career goals total, which was previously thought to be unreachable. Ovechkin was 24 at the time. Ovechkin was at ESPN to film his "This Is SportsCenter"..." November 29

  • Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin breaks out of his slump at the right time

    ESPN "Ovie is back: Alex Ovechkin snapped a four-game points drought and helped the Washington Capitals to a dominating 7-1 win over the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. Ovechkin was a beast. He scored one goal and used his size, strength and ability, which went unmatched...." November 17