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Alex Ovechkin says he's ''able to play'' after missing two games with an upper-body injury.
The Washington Capitals forward said Monday he still has ''a little soreness'' but will ''probably'' be on the ice when his team hosts the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Coach Adam Oates was more cautious, saying the three-time league MVP will be a game-time decision.
Ovechkin was hurt a week ago, when he crashed headfirst into the goalie and net in the first period of a loss at Vancouver.
The Capitals have won both games while Ovechkin has been sidelined. On Monday he joked: ''They don't need me.''
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Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin returned to the lineup Tuesday night as expected after sitting out the past two games with a minor shoulder injury.
Ovechkin picked up right where he left off before his injury scoring two goals and adding an assist as the Washington Capitals blew past the New York Islanders 6-2. All three of of Ovechkin’s points came on the power play...
Washington Capitals’ Captain Alex Ovechkin will be a game time decision, but is expected to return Tuesday night against the New York Islanders after missing the previous two games with an upper-body injury.
Ovechkin missed both of Washington’s games over the weekend after crashing into Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo last Monday night on a first period breakaway. Ovechkin...
After missing the Washington Capitals' weekend back-to-back games with an upper-body injury, right wing Alex Ovechkin will return to the lineup Tuesday against the New York Islanders.
"I feel fresh and I feel, before I get hurt, really good," Ovechkin said. "Of course you don't want to miss two games but it happens and I'm back and I'm pretty happy...
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals superstar and budding mustache enthusiast, notched two goals and added an assist in his first game back after missing two games due to injury in Washington’s 6-2 win over the New York Islanders. Capitals rookie Tom Wilson also had a memorable night on two fronts: First, he recorded the first points […]The post Alexander Ovehckin pies Tom...
And on Team Gillette. For Movember.
Alex Ovechkin returned from a shoulder injury to score his 11th
and 12th goals of the season, and the Washington Capitals rode a
second-period flurry to a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders on
The Islanders are in the nation's capital tonight to face off against the Washington Capitals. Alex Ovechkin will return to the Caps' lineup tonight as this matchup features two teams trying to gain some momentum in this newly started season. If the Islanders can have a good stretch of ten to twelve games they could seriously make some head way in a very average Metropolitan...
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom looks calm, cool, and collective after scoring the games first goal (courtesy of Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
No Ovechkin? No problem! Well at least that’s how it’s looking right now.
With the captain missing his second straight game with an upper-body injury, Nicklas Backstrom and the Capitals bested the Florida Panthers in a shootout last night...
It might have appeared to Alex Ovechkin that the Washington Capitals didn't need him in their most recent games, but they'll gladly take the three-time MVP back in the lineup.
Ovechkin expects to return for Tuesday night's visit from the New York Islanders, but coach Adam Oates said the high-scoring forward's status will likely be a game-time decision.
The list of things that went right for the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night is long and noteworthy. Alex Ovechkin returned from a two-game absence to score twice and add an assist. Marcus Johansson, occasionally frustrated, scored his first goal. The relentless power play scored four times in six chances, and the night ended with Ovechkin smearing a shaving cream pie across the...
Marty Erat’s smile on Monday should have told the story.
After practicing with the fourth line, the veteran left wing was asked Monday if he was frustrated about being pulled from the top line after back-to-back wins.
“We’ll see tomorrow,” Erat said with a grin.
Tomorrow came and Erat was back on the Caps’ top line Tuesday, playing left wing alongside center Nicklas...
What’s up with the second period? It has become nothing short of a flood gate for Caps’ goals. For the second consecutive game, the Caps bombarded their opponent with 5 goals in the second period, as the Caps went on to rout New York 6-2. After missing two games to an upper-body injury, Alexander Ovechkin returned to the lineup and scored twice to help lift the Capitals...
Tom Wilson forgot to keep his head on a swivel Tuesday night.
The Capitals rookie turned in the best performance of his young career in a 6-2 rout of the Islanders, tallying a goal and an assist for his first NHL points (and narrowly missing out on a Gordie Howe hat trick when he turned down a fight with Isles bruiser Matt Carkner in the closing minutes).
That output led a sizable...