Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Ted Leonsis says he will support Alex Ovechkin if he leaves for Olympics

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The NHL's decision on whether to participate in the 2018 Olympics was made tougher by Alex Ovechkin's vow to play regardless of the NHL's decision. Now Capitals owner Ted Leonsis may have raised the stakes again by vowing to support his captain. It's no secret that the NHL does not want its..." October 09