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The Washington Capitals were without Alex Ovechkin, serving a 3-game suspension, and the injured Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. They needed someone to step up; Mathieu Perreault did just that, tallying his first career hat trick in a 5-3 win.
His reward? A shaving cream pie from his captain Ovechkin, and the searing eye discomfort that accompanied it:
Poor guy. Perreault gets a chance to address the home fans after a career night, and his face looks like someone fired a tear gas canister into a cupcake shop.
As for Ovechkin … that's classic Ovie right there. A fun-loving goofball that knows how to entertain the fans and his teammates. Just the kind of guy you want representing the NHL is its signature midseason event. Sigh … if only his heart had been in it this year…
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Alex Ovechkin is skipping the NHL All-Star game, announcing that decision a day after getting a three-game suspension from the league for a hit on an opponent.
The Washington Capitals' captain is a two-time league MVP.
He was suspended for launching himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Washington's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins on Sunday. No penalty...
It's a Tuesday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following and more:
Special Guest Stars: Dave Zirin, author and expert on sports and politics joins us to talk Timmy's White House no-show.
• In which Marek and Wysh discuss Alex Ovechkin's decision to skip All-Star Game.
• Some, ahem, creative interpretations...
The NHL will go ahead with one of its signature events without one of its signature players, as Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will skip this weekend's All-Star Game and festivities in Ottawa. A day earlier, the league suspended him three games for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek ...
Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals captain and one of the N.H.L.'s biggest stars players, announced that he would skip the All-Star Game because he was suspended three games for an illegal check Monday.
The NHL has opted not to antagonize Alex Ovechkin by punishing him for his decision to blow off the All-Star Game, but Stu Hackel says the sniper's reputation has taken another hit.
We’ll have more on this tomorrow, but quickly, NHL All-Star Draft viewers are unloading on Alyonka Larionov who is getting her big TV break as a social media sideline reporter tonight. Her dad is Igor, the famous Russian who had huge success in the NHL with Detroit. Alyonka, once the arm candy of Alex Ovechkin, has been working her way up the hockey media landscape & viewers...
Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal will replace Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin in the NHL All-Star game on Sunday.
Dan Steinberg , Tarik El-Bashir and Adam Kilgore joined Jonathan Forsythe on this week’s webcast to discuss the firing of Wizards head coach Flip Saunders, Alex Ovechkin’s suspension and All-Star game decision, and the latest Prince Fielder rumors.
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A day after visiting the White House the Boston Bruins get back to business when they meet the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.
Washington has a solid 17-6-1 record at home, but Boston is no slouch on the road and has compiled a 15-6-0 record away from TD Garden this season.
As well, the Capitals will be skating...
Mike Milbury and Keith Jones debate whether the skipping of the NHL All-Star game by Washington's Alex Ovechkin is a good idea, and what it means to the NHL and its fans. (NBC Sports)