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Alex Ovechkin Shines in Slava Kozlov’s Farewell Game

Two-time Stanley Cup and Gagarin Cup champion, Slava Kozlov played his farewell game in his hometown Voskresensk a few days ago but guess who stole the show in spite of the presence of a number of NHL superstars?Alex Ovechkin, of course. Kozlov organized a lineup full of current and past NHL stars and decided to give all the game’s proceedings to the Kolomna Children’s Institute...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 hours ago

2016-17 Team Preview: Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals ran train through the entire league last season finishing with an absurd 120 points. Like every other season in the Alex Ovechkin era, they fell short in the playoffs, although this time they weren't a prohibitive favorite despite their regular season dominance. They played extremely well only to fall short to their rival in Pittsburgh. They remain as loaded...
Via Razzball Hockey
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals refute rumor that Alex Ovechkin is injured

A Capitals spokesman on Tuesday denied a report that Alex Ovechkin is injured and could miss the World Cup of Hockey next month.The original
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin is a Large, Graceful Rollerblading Machine

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin is listed as 6-foot-3, 239 pounds on Hockey-Reference.com. In this video, he is weightless. Ovechkin posted the video to his Instagram Sunday. It’s probably not surprising that a guy who wears (ice) skates for a living is an excellent rollerblader. But still, the man is majestic. According to Russian Machine Never Breaks, Ovechkin spent a great deal...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Caps jersey from Alex Ovechkin’s NHL debut up for auction

The jersey that Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin wore during the first period of his first NHL game on Oct. 5, 2005 is up for auction again. The black jersey features an “NHL Cares: Katrina Relief Fund” patch, which every player sported during the first period of his team’s home opener that season. The NHL auctioned off the jerseys after […]
Via DC Sports Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ovechkin looked good in Russian charity basketball game

Alexander Ovechkin is amazing out on the ice, but it turns out that he’s a pretty solid athlete on the hardwood too. Ovechkin recently competed in a charity basketball game in Russia which was supporting a charity for children with cerebral palsy. Check out his highlights: Not too bad. Basketball does run in Ovie’s family as his mother, Tatyana, is a two-time gold medal winner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Over half of Finland watched the World Championship gold medal game

When you are a hockey obsessed country it is tough to really shock anyone with anything. Some people will argue that player selection on the national team is a pretty big deal, while others will say attendance figures warrant some discussion. How about record breaking television numbers? That would seem like a pretty newsworthy accomplishment. In the case of Finland, their television...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Don't blame Alex Ovechkin for another Capitals early exit

If Washington Capitals fans are feeling a bit of deja vu again after another heartbreaking playoff exit, no one would blame them. This was supposed to be the year that those playoff demons would be exercised. The Caps had a goaltender who tied the NHL record for wins in a regular season, they had balanced scoring up and down their lineup, and the brunt of the pressure wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Caps' Ovechkin closing in on NHL goal scoring history

We don’t have to tell you how great of a goal scorer Alex Ovechkin is, but sometimes extended greatness gets overlooked. The Washington Capitals forward has scored 50 or more goals in a season six times, tied for second-most all-time. With his league-leading 41 goals entering Saturday’s contest with the Boston Bruins, Ovechkin once again is on pace to score 50 for the Caps...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2016  |  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 station...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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