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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Scores against Pittsburgh in loss
Ovechkin scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Washington's hopes of making the playoffs are quickly fading, but Ovechkin has been doing everything in his power to bolster the Capitals. The 37-year-old's on a four-game goal-scoring streak, and he's provided six markers and 11 points over his last seven outings. Ovechkin has 42 goals and 72 points in 68 contests this season. Saturday's marker was also the 822nd of his career, putting him 72 away from Wayne Gretzky.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Extends point streak to six
Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist on three shots, helping the Capitals to a 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.
The Great Eight would pick up a helper on Anthony Mantha's goal in the first period and score a breakaway goal in the third period to ice the game at 6-1. This performance gives Ovechkin points in six straight games with 10 points in that span. On the season, Ovechkin has 41 goals and 71 points in 67 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Passes Gretzky with 40th goal
Ovechkin scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
Ovechkin opened the scoring Tuesday when his pass deflected off a defenseman's stick and into the back of the net. It's the 13th time Ovechkin has reached the 40-goal mark in his career, surpassing the record he'd previously shared with Wayne Gretzky. The 37-year-old Ovechkin has been on fire of late, tallying 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in his last 11 contests. He's up to 69 points through 66 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Carries offense in loss
Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and added an even-strength assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Wild.
He got Washington on the board early in the second period with a vintage one-timer from just outside the faceoff circle to the right of Marc-Andre Fleury, but Minnesota already held a 2-0 lead they would never relinquish. Ovechkin extended his current point streak to four games with the performance, and over his last 10 contests he's racked up seven goals and 14 points. With one more tally, the future Hall of Famer will reach 40 goals for the 13th time in his career to set an NHL record -- breaking the tie he holds with Wayne Gretzky at 12.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Game-time decision Sunday
Ovechkin (lower body) is a game-time decision for Sunday's matinee against the Wild, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin missed a crucial showdown against the Rangers on March 14 with a lower-body injury, and his availability for a Sunday afternoon showdown against Minnesota is now in jeopardy as well after he was held out of Saturday's practice. The Capitals are hanging onto playoff aspirations by their fingernails so they hope their 37-year-old captain and leading scorer will be healthy in time for the early start, but fantasy managers should check back for an update closer to puck drop.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Good to go Sunday
Ovechkin (lower body) will be in the lineup Sunday against the Wild, per Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site.
Ovechkin was deemed a game-time call after missing practice Saturday, but he appears healthy enough to suit up Sunday in Minnesota. The 37-year-old forward has 37 goals and 65 points through 64 games this season... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Two points in return
Ovechkin (lower body) had a goal and a power-play assist in Wednesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Sabres.
Ovechkin didn't miss a beat in his return from a one-game absence, setting up T.J. Oshie in the first period before potting his 37th goal of the season in the third. The latter tally cut Buffalo's 4-2 lead in half with 9:30 left in regulation, and Tom Wilson tied the game with 1:08 remaining, allowing Washington to eventually earn a critical second point in the shootout as the team tries to stay within striking distance of a playoff spot.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Good to return Wednesday
Ovechkin (lower body) is expected to play Wednesday against Buffalo, per Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press.
Ovechkin missed Tuesday's contest and was initially regarded as a game-time decision Wednesday because of the injury. Before getting hurt, he was on a roll with four goals and eight points over his last seven appearances. Ovechkin is having a great campaign overall too, contributing 36 markers and 62 points in 62 outings. The 37-year-old's projected to skate on the top line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Game-time call versus Sabres
Ovechkin (lower body) will be a game-time decision against Buffalo on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Ovechkin was rolling before suffered his lower-body injury with four goals and four assists in his last seven contests, including a pair of power-play points. Without Ovechkin in the lineup, Conor Sheary was jumped up to a first-line role and figures to continue filling that spot if Ovechkin remains on the shelf.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Not playing Tuesday
Ovechkin (lower body) will miss Tuesday's game versus the Rangers.
Ovechkin was initially held out of Monday's practice for maintenance, but it appears he's dealing with something more significant. Joe Snively will draw into the lineup, while Anthony Mantha and Conor Sheary should see more ice time. Ovechkin should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Sabres.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Game-time call
Ovechkin (lower body) is a game-time decision Tuesday against the Rangers, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin was held out of Monday's practice for "maintenance" reasons, but he appears to be dealing with a minor injury. Alexei Protas or Joe Snively would draw into the lineup if the 37-year-old is unable to play, but circle back prior to puck drop for a definitive word about Ovechkin's status.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Taking maintenance day
Ovechkin did not take part in Monday's practice due to maintenance reasons, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.
The Capitals are giving Ovechkin the morning off in an effort to keep him as rested as possible during a make-or-break stretch of games that will likely determine Washington's playoff hopes. The 37-year-old winger has four goals and eight points in his last eight games and should get his normal workload when the Capitals continue their road trip Tuesday against the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Strikes on power play
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal on four shots and went minus-3 in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.
Ovechkin tied the game at 2-2 with his goal 2:31 into the third period, but the Capitals didn't score again in the game. Since returning from a four-game absence due to the death of his father, Ovechkin has racked up four goals, three assists and 25 shots across six appearances. The superstar winger has 36 tallies, 61 points (20 on the power play), 252 shots, 149 hits and a minus-6 rating through 60 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Big three-point effort in win
Ovechkin had two goals and an assist in an 8-3 win over San Jose on Saturday. The assist came on the power play.
Both goals came in the third period when the game was already out of hand. Ovechkin has three goals and three assists in his last four games. The assist was his first power-play point in nine games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Ready to rock
Ovechkin (personal) will be back to the lineup Thursday against Anaheim, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin missed four games following the death of his father. The 37-year-old winger is expected to skate on the top line and the first power-play unit versus the Ducks. He has compiled 32 goals, 54 points and 227 shots on net in 54 games this season. Washington will move Anthony Mantha (upper body) to injured reserve in order to activate Ovechkin from the non-roster list.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Could be available Thursday
Ovechkin (personal) may be back as soon as Thursday's game versus the Ducks, Emily Kaplan of ESPN reports.
Kaplan adds Ovechkin is expected to be back in Washington on Wednesday. The Capitals will give their captain as much time as he needs to be ready, but it doesn't appear that his absence will last too much longer. If he doesn't play Thursday, he could still be an option for Saturday's game versus the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Might return this week
Ovechkin (personal) might be back with the Capitals at some point this week, Roman Stubbs of the Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin has missed the past three games following the death of his father last week. He probably won't return from Russia prior to Tuesday's matchup against Detroit. Ovechkin is still listed as a non-roster player while he is away from the team. He has amassed 32 goals, 227 shots on net and 54 points in 54 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: On non-roster list
Ovechkin (personal) was given non-roster status Wednesday, Sammi Silber of Washington Hockey Now reports.
Ovechkin is away from the Capitals following the death of his father. It's not yet clear when he'll be ready to rejoin the team.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Attending to family matter
Ovechkin will step away from the team to address a family matter, the Capitals announced Tuesday. There is no timeline for Ovechkin's return, though he is expected to miss at least a week, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
At this point, Ovechkin should probably be considered out indefinitely. With the world-class winger away, Alexei Protas looks set to take on a first-line role alongside Dylan Strome and T.J. Oshie while Evgeny Kuznetsov looks poised to assume first power-play minutes.... See More ... See Less
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