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Note to self: don’t stand around the net when Alexander Ovechkin is taking slapshots. Things could get a little messy. We are afforded that valuable life lesson courtesy of the extremely grotesque and profoundly painful experience of one of Ovie’s Washington Capitals teammates, Matt Hendricks, who had one of Ovechkin’s patented powerful slapshots carom of [...]
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This is the ear of Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks, all nice and stitched up. It wasn't always like that. In fact, when an Alex Ovechkin shot ricocheted off the glass in practice on Saturday, the puck caught Hendricks in the ear and he "quite surprisingly began bleeding profusely from his right ear and the surrounding area," in the words of Mike Vogel of...
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...
Ovie suspended 3 games for leaving his feet to hit a Penguin. [Puck Daddy]
The same Pen wasn’t suspended for elbowing Matt Hendricks. [Puck Daddy]
If the Caps go .500 on the road from here that’d be nice. [Japers' Rink]
Column: The Caps’ window of opportunity has closed. [Homer McFanboy]
The Wizards got their asses kicked by Philly yet again. [Bullets Forever]
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.
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...
NHL All-Star Odds: Team Alfredsson Battles Team Chara in NHL All-Star Game
More than three dozen of the NHLs best players will descended on Ottawa Thursday night for the All-Star Draft, and Bovada has all the action covered from the selections to the skills competition to the game itself.
Unfortunately, Alex Ovechkin has pulled out of the game, so retribution wont be coming...
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)