Found September 16, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin won his third Hart Trophy last summer in a very close vote. His play in the second half of the lockout-shortened season brought flashback of the “old” Ovechkin – the one so many loved and adored. The one before all of the “he is so predictable” “he is so overrated” “he will never be that good again” comments. The higher you fly the harder you fall as they said and at time it looked like Ovechkin may not reach that high bar he set for himself. Going into the new season however Ovechkin is more focused than he has been in a while. He looked relaxed and at ease last week meeting with the media when the Capitals opened their training camp. It looked like he was happy again: happy with his game happy with his coach. We caught up with him for a few minutes to talk about the past the present and the future. Q. Are the expectations going into this season any different than before? OVECHKIN: “With the new division we are in and the Olympic Games ...

It’s Alexander Ovechkin’s 28th birthday, so girlfriend Maria Kirilenko tweeted this (photo)

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Maria Kirilenko, 25, who not only has made a name for herself on the professional tennis circuit but as the steady girlfriend of Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin, tweeted out an odd collage of photos in order to wish her boyfriend a happy birthday. Ovechkin, who turned 28 […]The post It’s Alexander Ovechkin’s 28th birthday...

Alex Ovechkin got a special birthday card from his girlfriend

Alex Ovechkin has got a keeper in tennis player Maria Kirilenko, especially after her incredible birthday Tweet and card. Check out the very odd card which Maria Tweeted to the world for Alex’ 28th birthday. ‘A’ for effort? Happy Birthday my baby boy!!! Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Ovechkin survives 'scary' night in Baltimore

Calling the conditions “kind of dangerous” and “kind of scary” Alex Ovechkin was able to get through his 28th birthday without sustaining an injury in the Caps’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins Tuesday night at 1st Mariner Arena. With 4 minutes to play in the second period Ovechkin crashed into the boards dislodging the plexiglass. The pane of glass narrowly missed...

Ovechkin celebrates 28th birthday with…broken glass?

Baltimore Arena (formerly 1st Mariner Arena) has been home to some memorable sporting events in it’s 51 year history including some memorable home games from the American Hockey League’s Baltimore Skipjacks who did battle with the Hershey Bears back in the 80′s (and still do today as the Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins) but few moments will rival what Alex Ovechkin did during...

Ovechkin Not A Fan Of The ‘No-Tuck’ Rule

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, The NHL released information late last week about several new rule changes for the 2013-14 season, including several stipulations about how uniforms must be worn. One mandate is that players’ protective equipment and padding – excluding gloves, helmets and goaltenders’ leg guards – must be worn under the uniform. If a referee...

WATCH: Ovechkin high-sticked during Kraft Hockeyville game

Sometimes it's easy to forget that pre-season hockey is still hockey. Sure, it doesn't count, but every hit really exists, and every injury still hurts. Ovechkin probably is still smarting a bit from this high-stick courtesy of Ben Chiarot of the Winnipeg Jets. This happened Saturday during the annual Kraft Hockeyville game, which was held in Belleville, Ontario. GIF...

Oates on Alex Ovechkin: "He can be much, much better"

Alex Ovechkin silenced the vast majority of his critics last season. Despite a shortened schedule, Ovechkin managed to score 32 goals and 56 total points. Alex the Great had returned. Despite his successes during the 2012-13 season, some believe Ovechkin still has room to improve. In fact, some believe he can improve by a significant margin.  Washington's head coach, Adam...

Alex Ovechkin Hockey Pool Picks 2013 2014

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is the #3 forward points-only hockey pool pick. He is a Russian born right winger who is 27 years old. Ovechkin makes the most money in the whole NHL with an average yearly salary of $9,538,461. Last season he earned his pay check, scoring the most goals in the league. He also puts up a good amount of assists. He is big and physical unlike most

Alex Ovechkin, Chris Casto Nearly Hit by Falling Pane of Glass During Bruins-Capitals Game in Baltimore (Video)

Tuesday night’s preseason game between the Bruins and Capitals was not played at Washington’s Verizon Center, but rather in Baltimore, at 51-year-old 1st Mariner Arena. The venue does not usually play host to hockey games — the most recent was a Capitals preseason game in 2011 — and that fact was evident throughout the contest. Multiple players complained about shoddy ice...


The Washington Capitals opened up their preseason schedule last night with a 4-3 shootout victory against the Winnipeg Jets.  It might have been played on an Olympic-sized rink with a lot of rookies, but it's still our first chance to see our boys play in 4 months.  Washington Goals: Hillen (1), Galiev (1), Brouwer, PP (1) Winnipeg Goals: Kane (1), Kosmachuk (1), Kane ...

NHL's new worst rule? Players could be penalized for tucked-in jersey

No penalty seems to incense hockey fans more than the delay of game/puck over the glass call. It seems to come at the worst times and leads to crucial power plays for what is very often just a pure accident/bad luck. Well there might be a new contender. The NHL has set some new guidelines for the upcoming season that pertain to uniforms and how they can be worn. Rule 9.5 is drawing...

Caps Defeat Jets in Kraft Hockeyville

The Caps and the Jets took to the big ice in Belleville, Ontario for Kraft Hockeyville with a mix of both teams' stars and a few youngsters vying for jobs.   Alex Ovechkin made the trip for the Caps - and even stayed in the game after being bloodied by a high stick that snuck up under his visor. The score after regulation was 3-3, including 2 goals from the Jets Evander Kane...
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