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After losing 5-0 in a Game 7 embarrassment to the New York Rangers, Washington Capitols star Alex Ovechkin blamed the refs, basically saying the fix was in.
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On Monday Night Alex Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals were eliminated from the NHL Playoffs by the New York Rangers. On Tuesday morning, Pat Leonard of The New York Daily News reported that Ovi suggested to a Russian reporter that the NHL wanted the Rangers to win game 6 and force a game 7.
“Not saying there was a phone call, but they wanted Game 7,” Ovechkin reportedly...
Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin had some very interesting parting words before he joined the Russian national team at the World Championships. A disappointing Game 7 loss should irritate Ovechkin, but it's not exactly something he's not familiar with. His team tends to exit in seven games quite often, giving fans high hopes then breaking their hearts.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will join Russia's team at the ice hockey world championships in Finland.
It will be Ovechkin's ninth appearance in the tournament. He helped Russia win the gold medal last year and in 2008. He has 26 goals and 18 assists in 55 games.
The news that he'll play for Russia comes Tuesday, a day after Ovechkin's Capitals were...
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin knows full well that his playoff failures are adding up.
And the two-time NHL MVP knows what that means for the way people think about his career.
Meeting with reporters Tuesday, a day after Washington's 5-0 home loss to the New York Rangers in Game 7 of a first-round series, the Russian wing says: ''Nobody remember losers....
Alex Ovechkin was critical of the officiating in the Capitals Game 7 loss to the Rangers (courtesy of Russianmachineneverbreaks.com)
Cue Gun’s & Roses “They’re Out To Get Me”; at least that’s what Washington Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin thinks after the team blew a 2-0 series lead only to lose in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. According to ESPN...
The Russian national team confirmed today that Alex Ovechkin will be joining the squad for their playoff push at the 2013 World Hockey Championships. Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals lost in game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs’ first round on Monday night against the New York Rangers, prompting him to join Russia. This will be his ninth World [...]
The addition of Alex Ovechkin did nothing to bolster Russia's lineup at the IIHF World Championship. Nothing at all.
Russia's goalie tandem of Ilya Bryzgalov and Semyon Varlamov were gawd awful in the quarter final game vs. a 19 year old kid and a cast of youngsters from the USA.
John Gibson, the skilled, fearless goalie who earned MVP, Best Goaltender, and all...
from Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post,
There was a moment Monday, one that will be lost in yet another restless offseason, in which it seemed it could be Alex Ovechkin’s night. In one first-period shift, the Washington Capitals right winger crushed helpless New York Rangers defenseman John Moore in the open ice. He then tracked down Steve Eminger and delivered another...
hahahaha green’s hair twitter.com/brouwerrangers…
— Brouwer Rangers (@brouwerrangers) May 15, 2013
Previously: Alex Ovechkin’s Hair Is Playing At A High Level
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Team captains do not act like children. They do not blame others. They stand up and accept responsibility. Alexander Ovechkin has been looking in that fun house mirror again. Have I ever mentioned how I much I can't stand people like that?
Special teams -- will they be the story of the second round? They sure were in...
These two men are the key to tonight’s game.
I took this photo in Moscow almost exactly six years ago; Russia had just defeated Sweden for the Bronze at the IIHF World Championships. More excitingly for Capitals fans, news had just broken that Backstrom would be joining the Capitals in the upcoming season, so we asked the pair to pose as “new” teammates for the first time...
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin won’t be remembered for recording a goal in each of the Capitals final 23 games or for being named a finalist for the Hart Trophy. Instead, Ovechkin will be remembered for recording only one goal
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