3:12 PM EDT, Thu March 26, 2015
Japers' Rink 4 hours ago

Alex Ovechkin and Stopping to Smell the Roses

A close look at just how incredible Alex Ovechkin's season has been. In many ways, a latticework of accomplishment and criticism has been the defining pattern of Alex Ovechkin's career. Well, that and the fact that he's scored more goals (469) than any player since the 2001-2002 season, which happens to be, you know, three years prior to his arrival in the NHL— making him arguably the greatest goal scorer of all time. His best statistical season — one during which he was made the Capitals' captain — ended in a surprising game seven loss and sparked the first wave of questions about...
CSN Washington 19 hours ago

Ovechkin says Caps ready for 'run for the big one'

The Caps have not yet clinched a playoff berth, but Alex Ovechkin already likes their chances in the post-season.
Washington Post Mar 25, 2015

For Capitals, secondary scoring is a primary concern

With Alex Ovechkin three goals shy of his sixth career 50-goal campaign and the Capitals preparing for the final nine games of the regular season, the consensus around the team is that more secondary scoring is needed.Read full article >>
Winnipeg Sun Mar 21, 2015
Jets in the danger zone with Ovechkin and the Capitals in town

Jets in the danger zone with Ovechkin and the Capitals in town

Washington Capitals sniper Alex Ovechkin has more power play goals than all but three members of the Winnipeg Jets have total goals.
Washington Post Mar 20, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Alex Ovechkin is ready for the playoffs in new NBC commercial

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin added to his league-leading goal total with his 47th in Thursday’s 3-2 win at Minnesota. With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Capitals, who are tied for third in the Metropolitan Division with 88 points, have a 95 percent chance of returning to the playoffs after a one-year hiatus.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Mar 20, 2015

Alex Ovechkin takes on new role: landlord

When Curtis Glencross came to the Capitals, he immediately started looking for a new place to live. Little did he know that his new landlord would also be his teammate: Alex Ovechkin.
Washington Post Mar 19, 2015

Ovechkin, Capitals exorcise Wild demons, 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In the building where his team had never known success, forward Alex Ovechkin hunched over outside the faceoff circle, stared at the dot and waited, ready to swipe away the Washington Capitals’ demons. They entered 0-6-1 on the Xcel Energy Center ice, the only visiting team to have never celebrated a win in the Minnesota Wild’s home. Then the puck dropped, center Nicklas Backstrom won the draw and Ovechkin, his stick still kissing the ice, inched ahead.Read full article >>
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 19, 2015

Minnesota Wild: Alex Ovechkin shines in Capitals' win

Alex Ovechkin threw his arms in the air, the greatest goal scorer on the planet celebrating another goal the way he has celebrated so many others, welcoming teammates into his personal party with open arms.
Japers' Rink Mar 19, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Wheel O'Blueliners

Per Mike Vogel, the Caps will get one bruised blueliner back in the lineup tonight... but another may be coming out. Brooks Orpik makes his return after sitting out the last two weeks, sliding into his old spot alongside John Carlson, while Tim Gleason appears to be out with an upper-body injury. Michael Latta also seems set to make his return, which means the lines and defensive pairings (in front of Braden Holtby, natch) should look something like this: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson Curtis Glencross - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Jason Chimera - Eric...
Washington Post Mar 19, 2015

Caps Insider: With healthy Ovechkin, Capitals get another crack at NHL’s ‘hottest team’

MINNEAPOLIS — When the Washington Capitals last met the Minnesota Wild, exactly two weeks ago at Verizon Center, they were without the NHL’s leading goal-scorer and their top-line tone-setter. Forward Alex Ovechkin has only missed one game this season, and it came during a 2-1 loss when the Capitals buckled beneath two Jason Pominville goals during the third period.Read full article >>
Japers' Rink Mar 17, 2015

The Noon Number: One-Man Shooting Gallery

A look at a prolific night of puck-launching from the Caps' captain 22 - Number of all-situation shot attempts for Alex Ovechkin last night (nine ended up on-goal, ten were blocked and three missed the net). Those 22 were the second-highest total for an individual this season (Erik Karlsson had 23 against Vancouver), the fourth-most for Ovechkin in the available data set (since the start of the 2007-08 season; 24 against Atlanta in April 5, 2009) and the most since April 9, 2009 (22 against Tampa). Speaking of Ovechkin and Karlsson, here are the top-10 individual Corsi-For (iCF) games of...
Defending Big D Mar 17, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jim Nill Still Cautious on Video Review for Goaltender Interference

Change is good, but not necessarily for its own sake. Elsewhere, Ovechkin goes a-punchin', and the Kings all have adorable puppies One of the things about being a member of the Stars' fanbase is that you can't have a discussion about the merits of video review without someone making a smarmy comment belying their total ignorance of the continuation rule that was in place during the 1999 Stanley Cup run.  The "Skate in the Crease" narrative was established, and it will probably never die.  Most of us have gotten used to this, and I personally find it rather easy to withstand the...
CSN Washington Mar 16, 2015

Ovechkin stands up for Backstrom in fight with Weber

Alex Ovechkin did not appreciate Mike Weber's hit on Nicklas Backstrom and he let him know it.
Washington Post Mar 16, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer hang with fans in Laurel

“Privyet Ovi!”For the first time in three years, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin sat in the back of an old-school sports memorabilia shop on Saturday, as fans, some of whom drove from New Hampshire to meet the NHL’s leading goal scorer, lined up outside Sports Card Heroes on Main Street.Read full article >>
Japers' Rink Mar 12, 2015

Thursday Caps Clips: Rivalry Slight

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps drop one to the Rangers, who take the lead in the Eastern Conference, and Jay Beagle leaves the game with an upper-body injury. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps of a loss from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Niskanen, Glencross, Ovechkin, AV, NYR room, 40th Anniversary tribute - Adam Oates), NHL.com, AP, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog), Frankovic, DSP (plus three stars), Caps Outsider, RMNB and from the Rangers' end of the ice, Blueshirt Banter and NYPost. Get well...

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