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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: 155th multi-goal game of career
Ovechkin scored twice Saturday in a 3-2 overtime win over the Senators.
It was the 155th multi-goal game of Ovechkin's career, which is the third-most in NHL history. Ovechkin has scored eight points (five goals, three assists) on a seven-game point streak and is one goal away from his 16th 30-goal season in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Unleashes barrage in loss
Ovechkin finished with one goal on seven shots in a 4-2 loss to the Canucks on Sunday.
Ovechkin knocked in his 26th goal past Thatcher Demko on the power play in the first period Sunday. The veteran scorer is up to 13 points with the man advantage this season and has logged 54 points in 39 games overall.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Pots 25th goal Saturday
Ovechkin scored an empty-net goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Islanders.
The future Hall of Famer ended his longest goal drought of the season with the tally -- all of four games, as he last lit the lamp Dec. 31. Ovechkin's up to 25 goals and 53 points through 38 contests on the season as he steams full speed ahead toward his first 100-point campaign since 2009-10.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Playing Saturday
Ovechkin (upper body) was cleared to play Saturday against the Islanders, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Ovechkin has averaged 22:43 of ice time -- 6:06 during the power play -- and has logged four goals and five assists over his last 10 appearances. He has tallied 24 goals and 52 points on the season, ranking second and third respectively. The 36-year-old missed several practices but no games whilst recovering from an upper-body injury.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Hopes to play Saturday
Ovechkin (upper body) said he hopes to be in the lineup Saturday versus the Islanders, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
The 36-year-old should still be considered day-to-day leading up to the Saturday afternoon contest, and the Capitals figure to be cautious with their best player. Ovechkin's terrific production this season has been highlighted by 24 goals and 28 assists in 37 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Misses practice again
Ovechkin is dealing with an upper-body issue that kept him out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin's absence Wednesday was originally classified as simply a maintenance day. The world-class winger did get onto the ice for a quick skate prior to Thursday's practice session. With a few more days before Saturday's clash with the Islanders, Ovechkin can be considered probable, though fantasy players will want to monitor the situation.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Adds assist in loss
Ovechkin provided an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday.
Ovechkin notched his first point of the new calendar year with the assist Friday, giving him a whopping 27 on the season. He also has 51 points in just 36 games, third in the league and just two points off the NHL's leaders.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Resting Saturday
Ovechkin was held out of Saturday's practice for maintenance reasons, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Ovechkin gets Saturday to bask in the glory of a two-goal effort in Friday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings that saw him ascend to the top of the list for all-time power-play goals. With 24 goals and 50 points in 33 games this season, the 36-year-old is expected to be full-go Sunday against the Devils and should remain glued to fantasy lineups everywhere.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Sets all-time PPG record
Ovechkin scored twice on seven shots, once on the power play and the other into an empty net, in Friday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
Ovechkin's first goal came in the final second of a power play late in the third period. That tally was his 275th power-play marker, besting Dave Andreychuk for the all-time NHL record. The Great Eight then added an empty-netter to seal the Capitals' win. On top of the record he set, he also became the third player to reach 50 points this season, doing so with 24 goals and 26 helpers in 33 contests. Only 11 of his points have come with the man advantage this year -- he could up the scoring pace a bit if the Capitals can improve on their 15.2 percent success rate on the power play.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: No game Monday
Ovechkin and the Capitals will not play the Senators on Monday due to COVID-19 postponements.
Washington's next game is scheduled for Wednesday against Nashville. Ovechkin is among the league leaders in goals (22) and points (47) through 31 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Tuesday's game called off
Ovechkin and the Capitals had their game Tuesday against the Flyers postponed by the NHL due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Capitals' next scheduled game is now Dec. 27 against visiting Ottawa. Ovechkin currently sits third in league scoring with a prolific 47 points in 31 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: No game Thursday
Ovechkin and the Capitals' game against the Islanders on Thursday was postponed due to the spread of COVID-19, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Barring another change, Washington is still scheduled to face the Flyers on Tuesday. Ovechkin is among the NHL leaders with 22 goals and 47 points through 31 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Deposits empty-netter
Ovechkin scored an empty-net goal on eight shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Jets.
Ovechkin provided extra insurance in the final minute of the game. He's riding a seven-game point streak, racking up three goals and seven assists in that span. For the season, the superstar winger has 22 goals, 47 points, 139 shots on net, 42 hits and a plus-20 rating in 30 appearances. He has yet to go more than two games without a point this year.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Ties all-time PPG record
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal on 10 shots, added an assist, doled out two hits and served two PIM in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
Ovechkin's tally at 3:36 of the second period was the 274th power-play goal of his career, tying Dave Andreychuk for the most in NHL history. In the third period, Ovechkin set up Conor Sheary for the game-tying goal with three seconds left in regulation. The two-point effort vaulted Ovechkin to the top of the league's scoring leaderboard with 46 points (21 goals, 25 helpers) in 29 contests. He's added 131 shots on net, 42 hits and a plus-19 rating in one of the hottest starts to a season in his career.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Two assists in Friday's loss
Ovechkin collected two assists in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Penguins.
Washington found itself in a 3-0 hole heading into the third period, and while Ovie did his best to spark a comeback, the Capitals ultimately fell short. The 36-year-old legend has found the scoresheet in four straight games and nine of the last 10, piling up eight goals and 17 points over that stretch as he continues to put together the best scoring pace of his career.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Two-point effort Monday
Ovechkin picked up two assists in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over the Ducks.
He also scored in the shootout, beating John Gibson in the fourth round before John Carlson took the decisive rush in the fifth. Ovechkin just refuses to slow down, and he has eight goals and 15 points over his last nine games -- a surge that followed the only back-to-back games he's had this season in which he didn't find the scoresheet.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Yet another record-setting night
Ovechkin scored his 750th career goal Saturday in a 3-1 win over Columbus. It stood as the game winner.
It was vintage Ovie -- he wired a hard shot off the rush from the right circle and past Daniil Tarasov. He became just the fourth player in NHL history to score at least 20 goals in each of his first 17 seasons. And Ovechkin trails Jaromir Jagr by just 16 goals for third all-time. Alexander the Gr8 is having a season for the ages. Sit back and enjoy the show. It's worth the price of admission .... See More ... See Less
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