Nikita Kucherov is one of several players who could win this season’s Rocket Richard Trophy. For four of the past five seasons, Alex Ovechkin led the NHL in goals. Only two players in the league have scored seven or more goals this season, a total that the Capitals winger reached after two games.
Alex Ovechkin finished the 2016-17 campaign with 33 goals, his lowest full-season total since 2010-11. Coming into the new season, the Washington Capitals, having lost a lot of secondary scoring during the offseason, looked to the 32-year-old forward for more. According to coach Barry Trotz, the bar for Ovechkin is most always set at 50, […]
Ovechkin continued his unbelievable start to the season on Friday night with his ninth goal of the season in the Capitals’ 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. First, consider that Ovechkin is only the third player in the past 30 seasons to score at least nine goals in his team’s first five games, joining […]
As the NHL embarks on its second full week of the 2017-18 season, a handful of teams — and one specific player — have lit up the headlines. In honor of their efforts, which will inevitably either be forgotten by season's end or precede a descent into mediocrity the following week, here's a
Get ready for another edition of Sidney Crosby versus Alex Ovechkin. The two rivals, linked since sharing the same rookie campaign in 2005-06, will face off for the first time this season Wednesday at Washington’s newly renamed Capital One Arena. Each superstar has taken home a mantle full of personal accolades. What really separates them […]
The Capitals captain has already scored seven times this season.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scores seven goals in just two games, earning him the First Star of the Week For the latest, exclusive hockey action, subscribe to our channel by clicking the big, red shiny SUBSCRIBE button Watch live hockey wherever you are: https://www.nhl.com/tv For breaking news, scores and stats, analysis and real-time highlights: […]
Capitals fans shouldn't be too surprised by this one: Alex Ovechkin was named one of the NHL's Three Stars for last week after two spectacular season-opening games that combine for seven goals. Ovechkin was named the First Star of the week, while Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds were the […]
For Alex Ovechkin, family is everything. The Washington Capitals superstar winger has scored seven goals in his first two games, and he's the only player since 1917-18 to open the season with two straight hat tricks. And to what, or whom, does he attribute the early-season success to? “My wife, her sister is here and […]
Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, and Philadelphia Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 8, the league announced Monday. Here’s a quick rundown of their exploits: 1. Ovechkin led all players in goals and points (7) after recording […]
The Tampa Bay Lightning, already tested plenty on defense while allowing eight goals in splitting two games with the Florida Panthers, have a much bigger challenge ahead Monday night at Amalie Arena. The Washington Capitals (2-0-0) come to town, led by star Alex Ovechkin, who has scored seven goals in the team's first two games. […]
No doubt about it, Alex Ovechkin‘s hat trick (-plus) was the standout achievement of the Washington Capitals’ 6-1 drubbing of the Montreal Canadiens. It wasn’t the only moment that made you really check the history books, and in this other case, it creates a new entry. Nathan Walker, the first Australian born player to be […]