8:54 AM EST, Thu February 23, 2017

Fantasy Update

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numberFire
Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are the biggest favorite of the night for their clash with the Philadelphia Flyers. Who else should be on your radar for NHL DFS?
Feb 20, 2017
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey
Winnipeg Jets rookie Patrik Laine recently hit 50 points. This weekend, in fact! For a brief moment in time, he sat alone in the NHL rookie of the year conversation. People are already drawing comparisons to Alex Ovechkin’s iconic goal during his second year in the league.
Feb 19, 2017
Rotoworld
Alex Ovechkin tallied his 12th power play goal of the season during Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Feb 20, 2017
Was Auston Matthews’ amazing goal better than Alex Ovechkin’s iconic goal?

Was Auston Matthews’ amazing goal better than Alex Ovechkin’s iconic goal?

Let’s end this debate before it starts, shall we? Hello. Auston Matthews, the Maple Leafs wunderkind and likely NHL rookie of the year (sorry, Patrik Laine fans), scored a truly memorable goal last night. You should go watch it. It’s probably the best of the season! But is it better than the best goal of the last decade, scored by Alex Ovechkin in 2006? Some Leafs fans might try to convince you of that forever this week. After all, they seem kind of similar. ...
Rotoworld Feb 19, 2017

Alex Ovechkin tallies 12th PPG of season - Alex Ovechkin (W) Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin tallied his 12th power play goal of the season during Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
Japers' Rink Feb 19, 2017
Capitals vs. Rangers 3rd Period Thread

Capitals vs. Rangers 3rd Period Thread

The second period opened with the Rangers nursing a one-goal lead.  Nursing that kind of lead can get a team in trouble, and it did for the Rangers, who had only three shots in the second period when the Caps tied it on a late Alex Ovechkin power play goal.  Teams are tied, 1-1, after two periods. Third period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Grand Rapids Press Feb 18, 2017
Petr Mrazek continues mastery of Alex Ovechkin in Red Wings' shootout win

Petr Mrazek continues mastery of Alex Ovechkin in Red Wings' shootout win

Mrazek has never allowed a goal by the Washington Capitals sniper in six career games.
Newsday Feb 18, 2017

Rangers shift their focus to Alex Ovechkin for Sunday's game vs. Capitals

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- They will have to get up earlier than usual. But the Rangers shouldn't have any trouble getting up on the ice for Sunday's nationally televised 12:30 p.m. game against the Washington Capitals.
Japers' Rink Feb 17, 2017
The Washington Capitals, Then and Now — Part III

The Washington Capitals, Then and Now — Part III

In the third and last part of this comparison of this year’s club to last, we look to the players. In the first two parts of this comparison of this year’s edition of the Washington Capitals to last year’s edition through the first 56 games of the schedule, we looked at records and team-wide statistics. The last part looks at the two clubs at the player level. First, there is the cohort of players who played for both clubs in this part of the schedule. There are 18 skaters in this group: Alex Ovechkin Andre Burakovsky Brooks Orpik Chandler Stephenson Dmitry Orlov Evgeny Kuznetsov Jay...
Japers' Rink Feb 17, 2017
Friday Caps Clips: Bye Bye, Bye!

Friday Caps Clips: Bye Bye, Bye!

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wrapping up the hockeyless week, closer looks at what makes this team tick and more. Your savory breakfast links: Comparing this year's Capitals to last year's. [Rink, NoVa Caps] With Andre Burakovsky out long term, who is the better choice to replace him in the lineup going forward - Jakub Vrana or Zach Sanford? [CSNMA] A look at the Caps' special teams. [Rink, CSNMA] Alex Ovechkin is once again putting up impressive numbers, which may be covering up some struggles. [NoVa Caps] Get to know the new kid in town (or, for now, in Hershey) with five...
CSN Washington Feb 16, 2017

Sidney Crosby joins Alex Ovechkin in 1,000-point club

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby is the newest member of the NHL's 1,000-point club.The Pittsburgh Penguins star became the 86th player in league history to reach 1,000
Japers' Rink Feb 13, 2017
The Noon Number: Forward Motion

The Noon Number: Forward Motion

A look at the production from the Caps’ forwards this season. 5 - Number of Capitals’ forwards who have scored at least 15 goals this season, tied with Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Winnipeg for the most in the League. All five of those players - Alex Ovechkin (26), T.J. Oshie (23), Marcus Johansson (19), Justin Williams (18) and Nicklas Backstrom (17) - have scored at least 17 goals; only Pittsburgh has as many. In total, 10 of the Caps’ 12 forwards have hit double-digits in goals. That’s tied with the Wild for tops in the NHL, and the Caps trail only the Wild when it comes to...
FOX Sports Feb 9, 2017
Zero shots for Ovechkin; Oshie leads Caps past Red Wings 6-3

Zero shots for Ovechkin; Oshie leads Caps past Red Wings 6-3

WASHINGTON (AP) Even when Alex Ovechkin goes without a shot, the Washington Capitals seem to be able to score at will, especially at home. And win, of course.
Japers' Rink Feb 6, 2017
Monday Caps Clips: Super Sunday Shutout

Monday Caps Clips: Super Sunday Shutout

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: More honors for Ovechkin, Grubauer posts his third shutout, H2Oshie is popping bottles and more. Your savory breakfast links: The team honored captain Alex Ovechkin on the occasion of his 1,000th point - each and every one of which has been scored in a Capitals sweater. There was the pregame ceremony for Ovechkin and family, with crystal from the League and a golden hockey stick from the organ-i-zation, the fun swag for the fans including Ovi cutouts and Snapchat filters, and this tremendous tribute video from his teammates. [@NHL, WaPo, CSNMA,...
Japers' Rink Feb 3, 2017
Friday Caps Clips: Ovi Ovation

Friday Caps Clips: Ovi Ovation

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin gets more accolades, Holtby gets an ambassadorship, Connolly gets near to a career year and more. Your savory breakfast links: The Capitals will honor Ovi and his 1,000th point with a special pregame ceremony at Sunday’s game versus the Kings. Fans in attendance will receive a keepsake #Ovech1Kin cutout and a commemorative Snapchat geofilter. [Caps Today, RMNB] The NHL Tonight crew spent a few minutes appreciating Alex Ovechkin’s 550th goal (and his place in the history books)... [NHL.com (video)] ... and John Buccigross revisits his...
PensBurgh Jan 30, 2017
There seems to be some confusion as to who is Sidney Crosby’s best friend

There seems to be some confusion as to who is Sidney Crosby’s best friend

Ovechkin... or Malkin? Both have claimed to be Crosby’s bestest buddy. Evgeni Malkin was selected to play in the 2017 All-Star Game. He ended up not being able to make it - though he did have a contingent stop by - but if reports are to be believed, missing the festivities may have cost him. Specifically, this report. Ovechkin on if he is friends with Crosby now: "Yes. Best friends.” pic.twitter.com/yuMG1EUj7r— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 30, 2017 Uh oh. Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, longtime rivals, were finally on the same team. And they... worked well together....
CSN Washington Jan 29, 2017

Alex Ovechkin says he's 'best friends' with Sidney Crosby after NHL All-Star Game

As longtime rivals on rival teams, Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and Penguins star Sidney Crosby should hate each other. So what happened to make Ovi
CSN Washington Jan 28, 2017

Alex Ovechkin meets Snoop Dogg at the All-Star game

There are benefits to making the All-Star game, especially with this year's event being in Los Angeles. Alex Ovechkin is getting the full celebrity treatment this year

Alex Ovechkin Photos

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