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Alex Ovechkin left the ice less than 20 minutes into Capitals practice Tuesday morning in Arlington.
“Little tired from last night” Coach Adam Oates said when asked about Ovechkin’s early departure. “He kind of wasn’t feeling 100 percent so he said ‘Let me get out of here’. So I said ‘Sure.‘”
Ovechkin finished the game Monday night in Washington’s 4-2 win over the Oilers and skated a high ice time of 20:58 among Capitals forwards in the contest. In addition to recording a goal and an assist Ovechkin had four shots on goal (seven total attempts) and five hits.
This wouldn’t be the first time Ovechkin has taken part in a practice only to leave early to tend to the bumps and bruises that accumulate over the course of the season or to get something of a break on a light practice day – the Capitals were only on the ice for about 40 minutes Tuesday morning.
Over the course of his career Ovechkin has dealt with his share of injuries from a lower-body injury in 2012 nagging knee problem
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Mike Green of the Washington Capitals was gearing up for a impressive check on Jesse Joensuu of the Edmonton Oilers, but it didn’t quite go as planned. Joensuu played the part of the matador and quickly moved as Green charged. Instead of inflicting pain on Joensuu he may have only hurt himself and his ego as he flipped into the Capitals’ bench.
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Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates took a different approach after his team's third straight loss.
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NEW YORK (October 15, 2013) – Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera has been fined $4,487.18, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for boarding Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz in NHL Game No. 80 in Washington on Monday, October 14, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 19:19 of the first period. Chimera...
No penalty on the play and Stepan did leave the game but did return.
Stay the course. Pay no attention to the results on the scoreboard. That was Coach Adam Oates’s message through five games as the Washington Capitals struggled to create offense and clean up their play.
Monday night the Capitals proved his patience was well founded.
Washington overcame a slow start and one-goal deficit in the first period to dominate the Edmonton Oilers in a...
The Washington Capitals managed to get back in the win column thanks to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oilers. Prior to tonight, the Capitals had lost three straight and had looked pretty mundane in the process. It also marked the first regulation win for the Capitals this season. On to the reCap: Continue reading "Oilers 2 Capitals 4"
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Ouch! Not a good hit, actually, this is a very dangerous hit by Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera on former Wisconsin Badger and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz. I would call this a push check. Chimera only received a two-minutes penalty for his efforts. Schultz appeared to be okay.
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Alex Ovechkin and Nail Yakupov are the last two Russian players to be selected No. 1 overall in the draft and both are currently playing for struggling teams.
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