Nicklas Backstrom is usually the one setting up his Washington Capitals teammates. Backstrom ended a 21-game goal drought and had two assists, and Washington's top-line trio of Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson combined for 11 points in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Wilson had two goals and two assists for his first […]
Alex Ovechkin hopes the Russian hockey team participates in the 2018 Winter Olympics even though it would have to wear neutral uniforms. After the International Olympic Committee banned Russian athletes from playing under their flag, Ovechkin said he supports the team's decision and is ''pretty sure they're going.'' At the Washington Capitals' morning skate Wednesday, […]
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov believe Russian athletes should compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, at all costs. On Tuesday the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, removing the flag, the anthem, and any athletes with a history of doping. However, clean athletes from Russia will still have the opportunity […]
The early returns are in, and a formidable quartet stands above the rest in the NHL All-Star Fan Vote. Connor McDavid, P.K. Subban, Alex Ovechkin, and Steven Stamkos lead their respective divisions after the first week of voting to determine the captains for the 2018 All-Star tournament in Tampa Bay. Here’s the full list of […]
Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has juggled his lines more this season than perhaps any other bench boss in the NHL, but he may have finally found a trio that could stick: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and … Tom Wilson? Yes, Wilson, the team’s bodyguard, has gelled with two of the league’s most skilled […]
Key happenings from PHT Roberto Luongo might have suffered a serious injury. Joe Thornton delivers a debatable hit on T.J. Oshie, then Tom Wilson makes him pay. A big step for Seattle in its drive to get an NHL team? The redemption of Ray Shero
Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 20th goal and assisted on another, helping the Washington Capitals snap their recent run of futility against the San Jose Sharks with a 4-1 victory Monday night. The Capitals beat the Sharks for the fourth time in 18 meetings since Ovechkin entered the league in 2005-06. Halting the Sharks' recent […]
WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 20th goal and assisted on another, helping the Washington Capitals snap their recent run of futility against the San Jose Sharks with a 4-1 victory Monday night.
In addition to the usual suspects some lesser known players score what might be the best goals of their short careers in our Goals of the month for November. ———————————————- Subscribe to Sportsnet on YouTube – http://sprtsnt.ca/2paAT2L Visit Sportsnet.ca for more sports news and highlights – http://www.sportsnet.ca Follow Sportsnet on Facebook – http://sprtsnt.ca/YTFB Follow Sportsnet […]
Alex Ovechkin was at his high-scoring best – again. Ovechkin had a hat trick to help the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Saturday night. Jakub Vrana also scored, and Braden Holtby made 27 saves for his 13th victory of the season.
Alex Ovechkin is playing on a different level this season and the NHL is noticing. He earned another award following his red-hot week.
Following three consecutive three-point games, Vegas Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault was named the NHL's first star of the week Monday. Vegas has now won five consecutive games for the second time this season, thanks in large part to Marchessault's recent efforts. Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky earned second star honors. He posted a […]