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The Washington Capitals should acquire Phil Kessel

The Washington Capitals are looking to pair Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with a top talent winger according to general manager Brian MacLellan, as Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. MacLellan said a 1RW is "on the shopping list" and "is a priority…you'd like to have more stability there." — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 18, 2015 While Ovechkin played with...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals should acquire Phil Kessel

The Washington Capitals are looking to pair Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with a top talent winger according to general manager Brian MacLellan, as Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. MacLellan said a 1RW is "on the shopping list" and "is a priority…you'd like to have more stability there." — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 18, 2015 While Ovechkin played with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Season in Review by the Numbers

Andre Burakovsky has been a pleasant surprise this season. (Caps Outsider) Several numbers stood out this season, whether they were a stat, a player’s jersey, or a dollar figure. Here are several notable ones. 10 This is Alex Ovechkin’s plus/minus. With advanced stats like Corsi and Fenwick, this stat can be overlooked. However, it’s notable because […]
Via Capitals Outsider
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby Wins Gold at IIHF World Championships

Team Canada wins the IIHF World Championships with a 6-1 thumping of Alex Ovechkin, Evegeni Malkin, and Team Russia in Prague, as Sidney Crosby becomes the 29th hockey player and 9th Canadian to join the Triple Gold Club.  (a Stanley Cup in 09, an Olympic Gold in 10 and 14, and a World Championship).  He finished the tournament with 4 goals and nine assists. Canada breezed through...
Via The Pensblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Russia Lost at the World Championships

Alex Ovechkin just can't catch a break.
Via Capitals Outsider
9 days ago  |  Discuss

IIHF Gold Medal Game: Sidney vs. Geno (and Ovie)

What: The International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship Gold Medal Game between Team Canada and Team Russia When: NBC Sports Network, 2:45 EST/ 8:45 in Prague Sidney vs. Geno So it has come down to this. The gold medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Championships has come down to Team Canada vs. the defending champion Team Russia. After sweeping through their group, Team Canada...
Via The Pensblog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin set to join Russia at World Championship

  The Washington Capitals say forward Alex Ovechkin should arrive in Prague in time to help Russia play the United States in the semifinals of the ice hockey World Championship on Saturday. The Capitals said on Thursday that Ovechkin, the NHL's leading goal scorer, was travelling on the same day. They were knocked out of the NHL playoffs late Wednesday by the New York Rangers in...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Artemi Panarin On Semifinal Vs. USA: ‘We Need To Teach Those College Kids a Lesson’

The United States and Russia will meet in the semifinals of the 2015 IIHF World Championships on Saturday and the trash talk already has begun. Russian forward Artemi Panarin, who recently signed with the Chicago Blackhawks, said via the IIHF that “We’re in a fighting mood to play the Americans. We need to teach those college kids a lesson.” Team USA has several NHL players...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL star Ovechkin set to join Russia at ice hockey worlds

PRAGUE (AP) The Washington Capitals say forward Alex Ovechkin should arrive in Prague in time to help Russia play the United States in the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. The Capitals said on Thursday that Ovechkin, the NHL's leading goal-scorer, was travelling on the same day. They were knocked out of the NHL playoffs late Wednesday by the New York...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Complete Series Comeback with Game 7 OT Win

Rangers 2, Capitals 1 (OT) Rangers’ Goal Scorers:  Kevin Hayes, Derek Stepan Capitals’ Goal Scorers: Alexander Ovechkin With less than two minutes left in Game 5, the New York Rangers season appeared to be winding down. At that point they trailed the best of seven series 3-1, and now just five days later they find […] The post Rangers Complete Series Comeback with Game 7 OT...
Via Along the Boards
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers End Caps Season In Overtime

Derek Stepan scored at the 11:24 mark of overtime to advance the New York Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals and end the Washington Capitals season.  The Capitals now go home, having blown a 3-1 series lead. In the first period, after killing off a penalty, Alex Ovechkin charged toward the net, took a backhanded pass from Marcus Johansson and powered the puck past goaltender...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals disappointed after squandering 3-1 series lead vs. Rangers

  Alexander Ovechkin did everything but deliver on his predication of a Game 7 victory by the Washington Capitals. The NHL's leading goal scorer tallied early to give the Capitals the lead, launched six shots at Henrik Lundqvist, played almost 22 minutes and was Washington's biggest threat Wednesday night. It wasn't enough to prevent the Capitals from squandering a 3-1 series lead...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals squander 3-1 series lead in losing to Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) Alexander Ovechkin did everything but deliver on his predication of a Game 7 win by the Washington Capitals. The NHL's leading goal scorer tallied early to give the Capitals the lead, launched six shots at Henrik Lundqvist, played almost 22 minutes and was Washington's biggest threat Wednesday night. It wasn't enough to prevent the Capitals from squandering a 3-1 series...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ludqvist and Crew Passing off Ovechkin’s Promise

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, stops the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, during the third period of Game 6 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Washington. The Rangers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Alex Ovechkin received a lot of publicity when he boldly claimed...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

As game seven arrives, Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh has found his game

The Rangers will be mightily relieved that Ryan McDonagh didn’t sustain a shoulder injury in Monday’s game six victory as, after an inconsistent start to the playoffs, the Rangers captain has improved after each and every game. The proof is in the pudding and the pudding is Alex Ovechkin. The Capitals captain has been a factor Read more → The post As game seven arrives, Rangers’...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: May 13th, 2015

    What…it…do… Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than listening to Dan Le Batard’s dad trying to pronounce Alexander Ovechkin. It came out as Oveckish… UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT!!!!!!! I like their show.  Dan is a blow hard and Bomani, while cool, is hard to follow sometimes.  But Gonzo...
Via The Pensblog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals haunted by Game 7 nightmares

The Washington Capitals, once up three games to one over the New York Rangers, now face a deciding seventh game at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. For Rangers fans it is a dream come true; for Caps fans, it just might be a nightmare. Despite Alexander Ovechkin’s promise that they win Game 7, the […] The post Capitals haunted by Game 7 nightmares appeared first on Along the Boards.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Thoughts: 5/12

1) Remember just a week ago when we were all harping on AV and his tactics against the Capitals top line, or at least just stopping Alex Ovechkin on the power play? Fun times. It took a few games for the Rangers coaching staff to keep the Capitals power play from killing them and it’s a big reason why the Rangers are where they are now. 2) The Rangers are going to have to be very...
Via NY Rangers Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin Leads Capitals Into Another Game 7

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks on in the first period of the Capitals 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) “We’re going to come back and win the series. We’re going to play our game...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kreider Stepping Up, Alex Ovechkin Slumping as Momentum Shifts

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 23: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates against Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on December 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)   The Washington Capitals have found themselves in a tough spot. After sprinting out to a 3-1 series lead over the rival New York Rangers, looking...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin: We are going to come back and win the series

Alex Ovechkin is full of confidence despite his team losing its last two playoff games. The Washington Capitals lost Sunday to the New York Rangers in Game 6 4-3 to tie the series at three and force a Game 7. Game 7 will be played on Wednesday in New York, and Ovechkin thinks his team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals coach on Alex Ovechkin's win guarantee: 'I love that'

  Alex Ovechkin certainly can talk the talk, from his "All series, baby" jab aimed at Henrik Lundqvist during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal, to his assertion that the Washington Capitals will eliminate the New York Rangers in Game 7. And Capitals coach Barry Trotz is absolutely fine with his captain's bravado. "His whole career, he's said stuff," Trotz said Monday...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin guarantees Game 7 win for Caps

With the series between Washington and New York tied at three games a piece, Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin made a bold statement guaranteeing the Caps would win the seventh and deciding game. “We’re going to play our game and we’re going to come back and we’re going to play Montreal or Tampa,” Ovechkin told the media scrum. Here’s Barry Trotz on Ovechkin’s...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin guarantees Game 7 win for Capitals

With the series between Washington and New York tied at three games a piece, Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin made a bold statement guaranteeing the Caps would win the seventh and deciding game.  “We’re going to play our game and we’re going to come back and we’re going to play Montreal or Tampa,” Ovechkin told the media scrum. Here’s Barry Trotz on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin Guarantees Game 7 Win Vs. Rangers (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin has never played in an Eastern Conference final, but he’s very confident it will happen this season. The Washington Capitals captain channeled his inner Mark Messier after losing Game 6 on Sunday night and guaranteed a win in Tuesday’s Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Alex Ovechkin still confident: "The character of this group, it shows a lot. We gonna come...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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