Found November 16, 2011 on Washington Times:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alex Ovechkin's move. Anyone who has watched hockey since the NHL lockout knows what it is: The Capitals star skates down the left wing, carries the puck into the offensive zone, curls in, then tries to get a forehand shot on net. Ovechkin's career highlight reel is ...

Why Ovechkin Should Be Like Brett

Alexander Ovechkin is at a crossroads in his career. He is still the same happy-go-lucky Russian sniper who took the NHL by storm after the lockout, and therein lies the problem. When he was a 20-year old rookie, Ovie could fly down the left wing, turn a defenseman inside out, cut across the middle on his off-wing and bury a shot. Frankly, for his first couple of seasons, he...

Alex Ovechkin: Missing the mark

Alex Ovechkin appears to be shooting less (3.4 per game; career average is 5.26) but it might be because fewer pucks are making it to the net: Game - SOG - Miss - Blkd - Goals 10/8 vs. CAR - 2 - 4 - 2 - 0 10/10 vs. TB ...

Alex Ovechkin Having Trouble Following Puck On TV

WASHINGTON—Lying on his sofa and flipping through channels Saturday night, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin settled on a televised hockey game for a few minutes, but reportedly had trouble keeping track of the puck.

Puck Headlines: Injuries for Stars, Leafs; what’s wrong with Ovechkin?

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Everything was going so well for the San Antonio Rampage … until the Plushie Flash Mob happened. (Anyone else spying that creepy-ass thing in the pink dress?) • Via Shelly Anderson of the Post-Gazette...

Predators show their resilient rep to be true

The Predators like to use the word "resilient" to describe their team. When you can walk the walk, you can talk the talk. The Predators rallied for yet another late comeback Tuesday night to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-1. A little more than a week ago, Nashville erased a two-goal third-period deficit to beat San Jose on the road. In this game, the Predators scored...

Capitals-Jets Preview

Struggling to score goals is a new feeling for Alex Ovechkin. At least he has some company among his Washington Capitals teammates. Ovechkin will try to help the Capitals avoid their first three-game losing streak this season when they continue a three-game trip against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Although Washington (10-5-1) ranks near the top of the league with 56 goals...

The Week Ahead... (Nov. 14)

What to Watch For... Tuesday – Nashville vs Washington Capitals Predators playoff hero Joel Ward makes his return to Nashville as he, superstar Alexander Ovechkin an...

Capitals-Predators Preview

The Washington Capitals will embark on a three-game road trip with the hopes of ending their recent struggles. Visiting the Nashville Predators could make for a solid start. Washington seeks its sixth straight victory over Nashville when the teams meet Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The Capitals (10-4-1) have lost three of their last four games following a 3-2 shootout loss...

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