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Japers' Rink Dec 1, 2016
Sweet Sixteen, Part II - The Collection of Alex Ovechkin Hat Tricks

Sweet Sixteen, Part II - The Collection of Alex Ovechkin Hat Tricks

In Part II of our look back through the history of Alex Ovechkin hat tricks, we get a fuller picture of just how special his career has been, and examine some fascinating numbers surrounding his hat trick performances. Earlier this week we took a look at the first eight of Alex Ovechkin’s 16 career regular season hat tricks, taking us from his rookie season into the 2008-09 season. The second set of eight hat tricks starts in the 2009-2010 season with a special night against an old rival. Hat Trick #9 – February 7, 2010, Washington Capitals 5 – Pittsburgh Penguins 4 (OT) The...
CSN Washington Nov 30, 2016

Barry Trotz shakes up the Caps' forward lines on Wednesday

Barry Trotzs search for the right mix of forwards continued Wednesday morning as the Capitals head coach scrambled the lines once again.Here’s how Alex Ovechkin and
Japers' Rink Nov 30, 2016

Wednesday Caps Clips: The Gr8 One

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin and his many milestones, keeping the troops in line and more. Your savory breakfast links: What's the problem with the power play? Well, maybe the Caps should try hitting the gosh darn net. [Rink] Alex Ovechkin now has 16 career hat tricks - take a look back at the first half of them. [Rink] And he's inching closer to a huge milestone, while some of his teammates are struggling to keep up. [CSNMA] Could Ovechkin break the Great One's goal record? [ESPN] The Caps have been less than disciplined of late; here's how Barry Trotz is handling...
Japers' Rink Nov 29, 2016

Sweet Sixteen, Part I - The Collection of Alex Ovechkin Hat Tricks

T’was the night before Thanksgiving, and Alex Ovechkin recorded his 16th career hat trick. Last Wednesday night, Alex Ovechkin gave Washington Capitals fans something of a pre-Thanksgiving feast, a hat trick against the St. Louis Blues in a 4-3 win. It was the 16th regular season hat trick of Ovcechkin’s career, a total that is almost equal to the total number of hat tricks scored by other Capitals since Ovechkin came into the league in 2005-06 (17). A total of 51 goals – almost 10 percent of Ovechkin’s career total of 537 goals – have been scored in those 16 games, each of them a...
CSN Washington Nov 28, 2016

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin is now going to the net in search of 'priceless' goals

Over the course of an illustrious 12-year career, Alex Ovechkin has become renowned for scoring breathtaking goals. But if you’ve been paying close attention this
Blueshirt Banter Nov 26, 2016

11 years ago today, Marek Malik scored one of the best shootout goals ever

I think you could make a case for it being THE best. On this day, 11 years ago, Jason Ward scored shorthanded in the first period to put the New York Rangers up by one over the Washington Capitals. Fourteen seconds into the second period, Dominic Moore assisted on a Jed Ortmeyer goal, and the Rangers had a quick 2-0 lead. Except Chris Clark - assisted by Jamie Heward and Alex Ovechkin - scored just minutes later to make it a 2-1 game, and just over halfway through the period, Brian Willsie, via Matt Pettinger and Jeff Halpern, tied it up at two. And nobody else scored. Regulation ended tied...
Toronto Sun Nov 26, 2016
Auston Matthews and Maple Leafs brace for 'unbelievable' Alex Ovechkin and Capitals

Auston Matthews and Maple Leafs brace for 'unbelievable' Alex Ovechkin and Capitals

Remember that time Alex Ovechkin scored while on his back?
National Post Nov 26, 2016
Alex Ovechkin presents a special challenge for Toronto Maple Leafs players

Alex Ovechkin presents a special challenge for Toronto Maple Leafs players

The Russians look up to him but they will have to try to stop him from scoring at his usual pace against the Maple Leafs
Toronto Sun Nov 25, 2016
Leafs prepare for Ovechkin

Leafs prepare for Ovechkin

When Alex Ovechkin comes to town on Saturday, the Maple Leafs know it’s going to be a long evening.
CSN Philly Nov 24, 2016

Best of NHL: Alex Ovechkin's hat trick leads Caps over Blues, 4-3

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin scored his first hat trick of the season and the 16th of his 10-year NHL career to lead the Washington Capitals over

Alexander Wennberg’s late goal gives Columbus win

Alexander Wennberg’s power-play goal with 53.6 seconds remaining gave the Columbus Blue Jackets their fourth straight win, 3-2 at Washington on Sunday. After the Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom was called for high-sticking with 1:34 remaining, Wennberg took a pass from Nick Foligno and slammed the puck past goalie Braden Holtby. Alex Ovechkin’s ninth goal of the season midway through the second period gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead, but the Blue Jackets tied it 14 seconds into the third on Brandon Dubinsky’s second goal of the season. Carter assisted on Drew Doughty’s score early in...
CSN Washington Nov 20, 2016

Capitals' Barry Trotz hopes NHL considers fining Nick Foligno for embellishment

Nicklas Backstrom was having another one of those games. A goal in the first period. A sweet saucer pass to Alex Ovechkin for a power
Japers' Rink Nov 17, 2016

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Penguins

Weigh in on how each of the Caps (and coach) did last night Multi-point games for multiple players? An Alex Ovechkin goal? A near-shutout for Braden Holtby (damn you, Kessel)? A big win over a tough division rival? All good things. You be the judge on just how much good there was at the individual level, and hand out some ratings below: But wait, there’s more!
CSN Washington Nov 16, 2016

Alex Ovechkin says he's 'okay' after falling awkwardly vs. the Penguins

Alex Ovechkin scored his eighth goal of the season Wednesday night in the Capitals’ 7-1 win over the Penguins. He also gave the Capitals a
Beaver County Times Nov 16, 2016
Penguins Pregame Story Lines: Game isn't Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin. It's Penguins vs. Capitals

Penguins Pregame Story Lines: Game isn't Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin. It's Penguins vs. Capitals

The Penguins have already faced and beaten the Washington Capitals once this season. They did so without captain Sidney Crosby, so tonight marks the first game between Alex Ovechkin and him.

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