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Alex Ovechkin says his broken left foot is healing well after playing almost three full games on it last month.
The Washington Capitals' captain, who won his third Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP, sustained a hairline fracture in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Rangers. He did not miss any time, playing in Game 7 the next night and then at the world championship days later.
Ovechkin says he knew something was wrong but said during a conference call Sunday he did not have an MRI until after playing for Russia in Stockholm.
Ovechkin played all 48 regular-season and seven playoff games for Washington, even though general manager George McPhee says he was playing through other injuries. He did not elaborate but said they were not serious.
BEST OF MAXIM
Image via RMNB Alex Ovechkin was faced with a challenge this year under rookie Washington Capitals Coach Adam Oates. Oates decided in order to revitalize Alex’s game, he would move the super star forward from left wing to right wing. While the transition was tough early on in the year, the bold move by Oates eventually paid off. Although the payoff from the coaching switch didn’t...
Alex Ovechkin capped his great season with the NHL's biggest award.
The Washington Capitals right wing won his third Hart Trophy, given to the league's MVP, on Saturday night, beating out Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Ovechkin led the NHL with 32 goals during the regular season, the first time he's led the league in goal scoring...
Many of the voters who determined the winners of the vast majority of the NHL's individual awards for the 2013 season--the Professional Hockey Writers' Association--readily admitted that their decisions were made much more difficult by the fact that a 48-game season is more of a "sprint" than an 82-game marathon (yielding players on "streaks" meriting...
Alex Ovechkin, captain and forward for the Washington Capitals, won his this Hart Memorial Trophy on Saturday, June 15th when the second half of the winners for the 2012-2013 National Hockey League Awards were announced.
The Hart Memorial Trophy is awarded to the NHL's Most Valuable Player as determined by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. This year, the players...
Alex Ovechkin won his third NHL MVP award.
According to NHL.com, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, beat out rival Sidney Crosby to win his third Hart Trophy, an award given to the league’s most valuable player.
Ovechkin beat out Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders to take home his third Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player as decided by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association...
— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) June 16, 2013
Despite playoff loss, Ovechkin takes Hart for 3rd career MVP. [CSNW]
Adam Oates says Ovi’s selfless play lead him to MVP season. [WP]
The Nats don’t have an RBI since last Thursday, only one win. [NI]
Strasburg looked pretty good in DL return (5 IP, 4 K, 1 R) but still lost. [NE]
Nats take on former No. 1 SP John Lannan...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin capped his great season with the NHL's biggest award.
The Washington Capitals right wing won his third Hart Trophy, given to the league's MVP, on Saturday night, beating out Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Ovechkin led the NHL with 32 goals during the regular season, the first time he's led the league...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Has the time come for the NHL to change the way it defines the Hart Trophy? Currently, the award – voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association – goes to the player adjudged “to be the most valuable to his team.”
This, annually, trips up voters, and it did again this year, when Alex Ovechkin of the...
With only 12 days left until the first round of the NHL Draft in New Jersey, The PensNation will be breaking down a prospect each day until June 30th. Today, we will take a closer look at right wing Valeri Nichushkin.
Right Wing Valeri Nichushkin, Chelyabinsk 2 (RUS), 18 years old
Height: 6’3″, Weight: 196 pounds...