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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Provides helper in loss
Ovechkin logged an assist, four shots on goal and four hits in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.
Ovechkin has yet to be held off the scoresheet in the playoffs. His assist came on a Justin Schultz tally in the second period. Ovechkin has a goal, five helpers, 18 shots on net, 24 hits and a minus-2 rating through five postseason outings, showing no lingering effects from an upper-body injury that kept him out of the last three regular-season games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Vintage sniping in win
Ovechkin scored a goal and added an assist Saturday in a 6-1 win over Florida in Game 3.
Ovie pushed Washington's lead to 4-1 midway through the third period, firing in a one-timer from -- you guessed it -- the left circle off a pass from Conor Sheary on a power play. It was Ovechkin's first goal this postseason and the 72nd playoff goal of his career, which moves him into 14th all time. Four more playoff goals will tie him with the great Mario Lemieux, who sits 12th all time.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Playing in Game 1
Ovechkin (upper body) will be in the lineup for Game 1 against the Panthers on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Ovechkin returns to action after missing the final three regular-season contests of the year due to his upper-body injury. On the year, the world-class winger racked up 50 goals, hitting that mark for the ninth time in his storied NHL career. One of the greatest goal-scorers of all time, Ovechkin should continue to provide elite-level fantasy production now that he is cleared to play.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Practicing Sunday
Ovechkin (upper body) was on the ice for Sunday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin missed the last three regular-season games after a violent collision into the end boards during April 24's 4-3 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs. The 36-year-old has skated with the team in the interim and his presence at Sunday's practice session is certainly progress, but Ovechkin's availability for Game 1 against the Panthers has yet to be established.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Sitting out again Friday
Ovechkin (upper body) will not play Friday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin will miss his third straight game with the injury. Considered a game-time decision heading into Friday, it's a little tricky to gauge the severity of his injury heading into the playoffs given that so many top players around the league are being held out of their respective season finales for rest prior to the postseason. Further information will eventually surface prior to Game 1 regarding Ovechkin's status.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Game-time decision for finale
Ovechkin (upper body) is listed as a game-time decision for Friday's regular-season finale against the Rangers.
While seeding is still on the line for Washington, the Capitals will only play Ovechkin if he's completely healthy considering the playoffs are just around the corner. Ovechkin has missed the team's last two games after crashing into the end boards Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Out Thursday
Ovechkin (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin took the morning skate and even participated in some line rushes in his usual spot, but the Capitals are electing to be cautious with their captain and leading scorer. The 36-year-old's availability for Friday's regular-season finale against the Rangers has yet to be determined, but it would not be surprising if the Capitals continued to play it safe with Ovechkin to maximize his chances of being available for Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Traveling with team
Ovechkin (upper body) join the Capitals for their two-game road trip, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports Wednesday.
The team didn't provide any additional details regarding Ovechkin's availability for Thursday's matchup with the Islanders but it's certainly a step in the right direction that he is with the team. Whether the world-class forward suits up in either of Washington's final two regular-season contests will likely depend on whether the team can move up in the Metro Division standings.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Officially out Tuesday
Ovechkin (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Ovechkin was unlikely to play despite being deemed a game-time decision. The Capitals will undoubtedly be cautious with their superstar winger with less than a week before the playoffs start, so he should be considered questionable for Thursday's rematch versus the Islanders.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Iffy at best against Islanders
Ovechkin (upper body) is will be a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup with the Islanders, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Although Ovechkin will technically be a game-time decision Tuesday, according to Whyno, the Capitals "won't take any risks," suggesting Ovi may be closer to doubtful than questionable against the Isles. Confirmation on Ovechkin's status likely won't surface until Washington takes the ice for pregame warmups, so fantasy managers should plan accordingly.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Not skating Tuesday
Ovechkin (upper body) did not partake in Tuesday's morning skate and remains day-to-day, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin appears poised to miss at least one game after sustaining the injury during a 4-3 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs on Sunday. Further updates on the 36-year-old winger are pending, but with Washington secure in a playoff spot, it's possible that Ovechkin may not return for the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Officially labeled day-to-day
Ovechkin is considered day-to-day due to his upper-body injury, the team announced Monday.
Based on his classification, Ovechkin may have avoided a serious injury when he went awkwardly into the boards against Toronto on Sunday. While the 36-year-old winger hasn't been ruled out versus the Islanders on Tuesday, with the playoffs about a week away, the team will no doubt take a cautious approach to reinserting the world-class winger back into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Exits with injury
Ovechkin (upper body) will not return Sunday against the Maple Leafs.
Ovechkin was tripped up on a breakaway attempt in the third period and appeared to be clutching his shoulder after colliding with the end boards. Expect further updates in the coming days, but any lengthy absence from Ovechkin would be a significant blow to Washington's Stanley Cup aspirations.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Establishes more history Wednesday
Ovechkin scored twice on six shots, dished an assist, went plus-3 and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
The pair of goals gave Ovechkin 50 on the season, the ninth campaign he's reached that mark. That ties a record for 50-goals campaigns, which is also held by Wayne Gretzky and the late Mike Bossy. At 36 years old, Ovechkin also became the oldest player to reach the half-century mark. He achieved the milestone with an April surge -- the superstar has eight tallies and three assists in his last nine games. For the season, the Great Eight is up to 90 points (for the first time since 2009-10), 327 shots on net, 151 hits and a plus-9 rating in 75 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Scores goal 48
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal in Monday's 3-2 win over Colorado.
Ovechkin buried a rebound on a second-period power play for his 48th goal of the season. It was his second goal in as many games and his seventh in his last eight contests. A record-tying ninth 50-goal season seems well within reach for the 36-year-old Ovechkin.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Record watch continues
Ovechkin scored his 47th goal of the season in Saturday's 8-4 win over Montreal.
Ovechkin is now within three goals of his ninth 50-goal season with seven games left. If he gets there, he would tie Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky for the most in NHL history. It was Ovechkin's 777th career goal.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Two points Wednesday
Ovechkin scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Lightning.
He gave the Capitals a 3-1 lead late in a wild first period, then helped set up John Carlson in the second for what proved to be the game-winner. Ovechkin has now produced 80 points in a season for the 10th time while eclipsing 1,400 points for his career, becoming the 21st player in NHL history to reach that milestone.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Shot deflected in
Ovechkin registered an assist, four shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Wild.
Ovechkin took a maintenance day Thursday, but he was never in danger of missing time. The 36-year-old winger had a shot from the point ping off Garnet Hathaway's skate and into the net for the Capitals' lone goal Sunday. Ovechkin is up to 42 tallies, 37 helpers, 297 shots on net, 123 hits and a plus-2 rating in 67 contests. His next point will the 1,400th of his career.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Not practicing Thursday
Ovechkin took a "maintenance day" and did not participate in Thursday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
El-Bashir goes on to note that head coach Peter Laviolette expects Ovechkin to be available for Friday's practice. The 36-year-old has been a solid performer once again in his 17th NHL campaign, with 13 goals and 20 points -- albeit alongside a meager minus-11 rating -- in his last 21 games.... See More ... See Less
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