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Jonathan Toews, Alex Ovechkin each suspended one game for skipping NHL All-Star Game

All-Star Games are dumb. Exciting for young fans, sponsors, and media members wanting to get drunk, but the concept of All-Star Games is still dumb. Take the NHL All-Star Game, for example. After making a complete hash of the John Scott situation, the league has suspended two of its biggest stars, Jonathan Toews and Alex Ovechkin, for skipping the All-Star Game to rest up for the...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Toews suspended for skipping NHL All-Star Game

Two of the NHL’s biggest stars have opted out of this weekend’s All-Star festivities in Nashville, and as a result, they’ve each been suspended one game. In accordance with NHL rules, Washington Capitals center Alex Ovechkin and Chicago Blackhawks winger Jonathan Toews will be ineligible to play in their respective teams’ next game after being voted into the All-Star...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

TV station catches Alex Ovechkin pumping gas

The Ducks/Capitals game was postponed on Friday night because of Winter Storm Jonas. So instead of covering hockey, local stations instead covered the storm and the people preparing for it. One local D.C. station managed to cover both at the same time completely by accident. WUSA’s roving cameras caught Alex Ovechkin … now with more free time … pumping gas. random gas...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

D.C. news coverage has Ovechkin on snow, “We’re from Russia so we always have that kind of stuff”

Sometimes, the “man on the street” interview leads to some surprising subjects, and sometimes they’re even famous hockey players. That’s what happened to reporter Ellison Barber of D.C. CBS affiliate WUSA9, who was looking to talk to people getting gas ahead of the blizzard, and wound up interviewing Washington Capitals’ star sniper Alex Ovechkin: Sometimes, the random...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin and the tough road to 500

While the romance of numbers left us a long time ago in other sports for various reasons, the 500 goal mark in hockey is still special. Perhaps more special now than it has ever been. Alex Ovechkin reached the magic mark in Washington against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, and he became the fifth fastest in NHL history to do so, reaching it in his 801st game. Considering...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin scores his 500th as the Caps rout the Senators 7-1

Alexander Ovechkin scored his 500th goal in front of the Verizon Center faithful, as the Capitals went on to rout the Ottawa Senators 7-1.  Ovechkin becomes the fifth quickest player in NHL history to hit the 500 goal Mark and the first Russian player in NHL history to score 500 goals.  Enjoy the moment. The Caps improve to an incredible 32-7-3. The post Alex Ovechkin scores his...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is Second All Time In Capitals History In Goals Scored Behind Alex Ovechkin?

Alexander Ovechkin is on the verge of yet another milestone. The Washington Capitals superstar brings his team to Boston on Tuesday night just four goals shy of 500 for his spectacular career. Ovechkin’s been one of the best goal scorers in the NHL since beginning his career in 2005. He’s also arguably the best player in Washington history, as evidenced by how he’s rewritten...
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin: Braden Holtby is 'our best player'

Washington Capitals goalkeeper Braden Holtby is in the midst of a career season.So much so, that Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin, considered the best hockey player on the planet by some, wants that title bestowed on his star netminder."The goaltending is 75 percent of the team, or 80 percent," Ovechkin said. "We knew he’s good. He’s our best player and probably the best...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin lugs around his own giant bobblehead

Alexander Ovechkin is without a doubt one of the most talented NHL players of this era and perhaps even of all-time. He’s also one of the more eccentric athletes to ever strap on the skates, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising to see the Washington Capitals superstar recently spotted lugging around a giant bobblehead doppelganger of himself. Here’s Alex Ovechkin holding...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin still eluded by record-breaking goal

Chasing records tends to stymy even the best of players—and Alexander Ovechkin appears to be no exception.It has now been over a week since the Capitals’ captain tied Sergei Fedorov’s record for most NHL goals scored by a Russian-born player. The ways in which that record-breaking 484th goal have eluded him are rather remarkable.During the stretch since tying Fedorov’s record...
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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