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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin
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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says he isn't trying to make a political statement by voicing his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday saying that he's starting "a social movement called Putin Team. On Thursday night, Ovechkin painted it as […]

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Kremlin welcomes ice hockey star Ovechkin's 'Putin Team' initiative
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The Kremlin said on Friday it welcomed an initiative by Alex Ovechkin, captain of the Washington Capitals ice hockey team, to create a public movement in support of President Vladimir Putin. The 32-year-old National Hockey League (NHL) star wrote on Instagram on Thursday he was launching a movement called "Putin Team" meant to unite supporters […]

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NHL great Ovechkin forms 'Putin Team' movement to back Kremlin leader
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Ovechkin, a Russian national team forward, made ice hockey history last month, scoring four goals to become the first player in a century to claim back-to-back hat-tricks to open a season as the Capitals routed the Montreal Canadiens 6-1. "Personal awards and prizes – all this is great, but in hockey, just as in any […]

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Alex Ovechkin creates ‘Putin Team’ movement supporting Russian president
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has not announced whether he’ll seek re-election in March, but he has one high-profiled superstar athlete on his side. On Thursday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin posted on Instagram that he’s creating a movement, the Putin Team, to support the country’s leader. “I’m certain that there are many of us that […]

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Ovechkin, Capitals return home still seeking an identity
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The first month of the NHL season taught the Washington Capitals that they can't simply repeat their success of the past two seasons. Depleted of their depth by offseason departures and injuries, the Capitals stayed afloat by going 5-6-1 while playing eight of their first 12 games on the road. No longer a juggernaut with […]

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Trotz gripes about diving (‘soccer mentality’) as Capitals struggle
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You can slice the Washington Capitals’ early struggles in a few ways (losses in three of four, 2-5-0 in their last seven games), but their overall 5-6-1 record works well enough. If recent slippage wasn’t frustrating enough for Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, it sure seems like the Caps have been struggling when it comes […]

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Kuznetsov scores twice, Capitals come back to top Oilers 5-2
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Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals didn't let an early deficit rattle them Saturday night. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice and Ovechkin added three assists as the Capitals roared back from two goals down to earn a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. ''We knew we could bounce back,'' Ovechkin said.

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Alex Ovechkin bought clothes for a homeless man in need before his game
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The Capitals beat the Oilers on Saturday night, but that’s the footnote in this story. Before the game Alex Ovechkin was spotted on the streets of Edmonton buying clothes for a homeless man in need. When he was asked about it the Capitals captain downplayed it all. "It was nothing. I just went to the […]

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McLellan critical of Oilers amid early-season struggles
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The Edmonton Oilers still have 72 games remaining on their schedule, which would give the impression that they have plenty of time to turn around what’s been a disappointing month of October and climb the Western Conference standings. Let’s not kid ourselves,” McLellan told reporters after a 5-2 defeat to Washington, in which the Oilers […]

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Game 11: Capitals at Flames Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread
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What: Washington Capitals at Calgary FlamesWhere: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AlbertaWhen: 9:00 p.m. ET.How to Watch: Capitals at Flames will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (Channel Finder)Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals at Flames

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Flames, Hamonic brace for Ovechkin, Capitals
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Travis Hamonic has seen his fair share of Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby over the years. In his first year as a defenseman with the Calgary Flames, Hamonic will renew acquaintances with both his old Metropolitan Division foes over the next five days. "I've spent a lot of time on the ice against those guys," […]

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Game 11: Capitals at Oilers Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread
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What: Washington Capitals at Edmonton OilersWhere: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AlbertaWhen: 10:00 p.m. ET. Coverage starts at 9:00 p.m. ET with Capitals FaceOff.How to Watch: Capitals at Oilers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (Channel Finder)Live

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