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WASHINGTON: For the Washington Capitals, it has been a season of ups and downs. But over the last two weeks, the Capitals have started to round into form under new coach Dale Hunter, and have now won four games in a row. Alex Ovechkin recorded his fourth consecutive multi-point game, Nicklas Backstrom had three assists, and Tomas Vokoun made 18 saves as the Caps defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1 inside Verizon Center.
"Everybody's buying in to everything, and working very hard," said forward Marcus Johansson, who had two assists. "That's the most important thing, is that no one is taking it easy, everybody's working, working their hardest every night, and that's going to play a big role in this."
The Capitals got off to a blazing start, with Alex Ovechkin converting on a power play just 71 seconds in to the game with a slapshot from the top of the circles, the third consecutive game Ovechkin has scored a goal. "I just feel very good, yo...
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There's been some talk around the league lately that the old Alex Ovechkin may be back and as we all remember, that Ovie played with an edge that fans haven't seen much of lately. This past weekend, Ovechkin may have pushed a little too far past that edge into the realm of dirty play. Derek Dorsett, the Columbus Blue Jackets agitator, accused Ovechkin of spitting in his face...
#8Full Name: Александр Михайлович ОвечкинA.K.A. "The Great 8", "Ovi", "Russian Machine"Team CaptainPosition: Left WingerHeight: 6' 2" Weight: 225 Shoots: RightBorn: 9/17/85, Moscow, Russia Drafted: 2004, 1st Round, 1st Overall (Washington) Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF - RP
With only 11 goals scored in 32 games this season, the former Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophy winner is far from meeting the expectations set by Washington Capitals’ fans, management, and Alexander Ovechkin himself. With the NHL’s most lucrative contract in his pocket, a staggering $124 million dollar agreement signed just three years prior, you would...
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There's a certain instinct needed to make the perfect pass. Nicklas Backstrom has it. On Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals' star center showed he can turn that instinct on at a moment's notice, making a couple transcendent plays that had immediate impact in the 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames ...
With three straight wins, the Washington Capitals are hot on the ice, and leading scorer Nicklas Backstrom believes the team's struggles this season will benefit them in the long run.
from Katie Carerra of Capitals Insider, Near the midway point of the third period of Washington’s 3-1 win over the Flames on Tuesday, Nicklas Backstrom skated through the neutral zone, passed the puck to a teammate and then was elbowed in the head by Calgary’s Rene Bourque.
After Bourque struck Backstrom on the left side of his jaw, Backstrom skated toward the boards and leaned...
Tampa Bay Lightning stud center Steven Stamkos was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Stamkos joined Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick by being honored by the league.
Stamkos collected six goals during the week and leads the NHL with 26 tallies this season.
Ovechkin ran his point streak to six games by...
The Washington Capitals will keep a close eye on Nicklas Backstrom for the next few days after the center took an elbow to the head against the Calgary Flames.
Derek Dorsett is an agitator for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and a good one. But against the Washington Capitals on New Year's Eve, it was Alex Ovechkin that got under his skin — with, according to Dorsett, saliva on his face.
From the Columbus Dispatch, when asked why he was so physical and preoccupied by Ovechkin:
"I haven't told many people this but he spit in my...
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is practicing again, two days after taking an elbow to the head.
Capitals' Nation held its collective breath last night after watching Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque deliver a flagrant elbow to the head of Capitals' #1 center Nicklas Backstrom. In an environment where even the mention of the word concussion can keep a player out of a game, a blow to the head on a player with a history of migraines was enough to give us pause. ...
The Washington Capitals were on ice Wednesday for an optional skate as they prepare to travel West on Thursday and take on the Sharks Saturday. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
The big story of the day was leading scorer Nicklas Backstrom, who suffered a head injury last night when he was elbowed the in the head by Rene Bourque. Backstrom's brother, Kristoffer...
Dale Hunter was the owner of the longest NHL suspension at the time when he laid out Pierre Turgeon well after a goal was scored in the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs. That wasn't his decision, and on Wednesday as coach of the Washington Capitals he didn't want to insert his ...
The Washington Capitals were on ice Thursday as they prepare to take on the San Jose Sharks on Saturday inside HP Pavilion. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Nicklas Backstrom was on the ice for practice, and participated fully, taking contact from his teammates and taking part in power play drills. He skated on a line with Marcus Johansson and Mike Knuble, and after...