3:43 PM EDT, Sat October 21, 2017
FOX Sports 16 hours ago
Alex Ovechkin scores in OT, Capitals beat Red Wings 4-3

Alex Ovechkin scores in OT, Capitals beat Red Wings 4-3

DETROIT (AP) Alex Ovechkin's power-play goal at 1:56 of overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
FOX Sports 17 hours ago
Ovechkin wins it for Caps in OT, 4-3 over Red Wings (Oct 20, 2017)

Ovechkin wins it for Caps in OT, 4-3 over Red Wings (Oct 20, 2017)

DETROIT (AP) Alex Ovechkin's power-play goal at 1:56 of overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
Japers' Rink Oct 17, 2017
The Noon Number: Squad Goals

The Noon Number: Squad Goals

A look at two potent offenses preparing to clash tonight 48 - Combined number of goals scored by the Capitals and Maple Leafs so far this season. The Leafs lead the League in that department with 26 (in five games), while the Caps are in fourth with 22 (in six games). The two are tied for five-on-five goals with 16 apiece, while Toronto has the slight edge in five-on-four goals with seven to the Caps’ six. Among individuals, Alex Ovechkin (obviously) holds the top spot in the NHL with nine goals through six games, while Toronto’s Auston Matthews (and the Caps’ T.J. Oshie) are tied for...
Japers' Rink Oct 16, 2017
Monday Caps Clips: Moving On

Monday Caps Clips: Moving On

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Surveying the post-Niskanen icescape, Vrana scores some goals, two prospects have firsts and more. Your savory breakfast links: The Week That Was, Volume 2. [Peerless] You don’t say - the Caps are already missing Matt Niskanen on defense. [SB Nation] An evolving problem on the blueline... [RMNB] ... but Christian Djoos could be a bright spot in back. [THW] Go to the net, get rewarded. Jakub Vrana is doing just that. [WaPo] Alex Ovechkin, underperforming? That might be a yes if you own him in your fantasy league. [Dobber Hockey] The Hershey Bears...
Sports Illustrated Oct 14, 2017

Alex Ovechkin is on a Goal-Scoring Binge to Start the Capitals' Season

Alex Ovechkin is on a historic scoring pace to start the 2017-18 NHL season, racking up nine goals in the first five games of the season for the Capitals.
Japers' Rink Oct 14, 2017
Saturday Caps Clips: Downing the Devils; Caps @ Flyers Game Day

Saturday Caps Clips: Downing the Devils; Caps @ Flyers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps hand the Devils their first defeat, then head up to Philly to face the Flyers, and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Trotz, locker room), NHL (with highlights), AP, WaPo, NBCSWA, Frankovic, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, NJ.com (and again) and All About the Jersey. Yes, folks, Alex Ovechkin is still en fuego. [NoVa Caps, RMNB] Btw... so is Nicklas Backstrom, who added another four-point night to his resume. [AP] On an otherwise good night, there was some bad...
FOX Sports Oct 13, 2017

Flyers face hot Ovechkin, Capitals in home opener (Oct 14, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA -- After splitting a four-game road trip to begin the season -- three of them home openers for their opponents -- the Philadelphia Flyers finally get to play in front of their home fans Saturday night when scorching-hot Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals pay a visit to the Wells Fargo Center.
Oilers Nation Oct 13, 2017

NHL Stats and Trends: Ovechkin best start of his career

Each week we’ll look at current and historical stats, who is hot, who is not, and any trends that catch our eye. Alex Ovechkin has eight goals in four games and now has 566 all-time. When the season began he was 26th all-time in goals. He has now moved up to 22nd, passing Guy Lafleur (560...
philly.com Oct 13, 2017

Flyers are finally home; Alex Ovechkin, Capitals will provide tough test

The Flyers, who played better than their 2-2 start suggests, play their home opener Saturday night against the high-scoring Capitals.
Japers' Rink Oct 12, 2017
The Noon Number: Lapping the Field

The Noon Number: Lapping the Field

A look at how Ovechkin stacks up against some unusual competition 12 - Number of teams in the NHL who have scored fewer goals than Alex Ovechkin has so far this season. Seven teams are sitting at seven goals-for (all through three games), while Minnesota has six (two GP), Carolina and Vancouver are at five (two GP), and San Jose and Montreal have four goals apiece. Only Montreal has played as many games this year as Ovechkin. With his eighth goal of the year last night, Ovechkin has matched the highest goal total of any player in the “modern era” through the first four games of a...

NHL Flame-o-Meter: No one is hotter than Alex Ovechkin and the Golden Knights

Ovi and the NHL's newest expansion team make up the hottest stories of the NHL's new season
Japers' Rink Oct 10, 2017
Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Lightning

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Lightning

Weigh in on how each of the Caps did last night It was bound to happen at some point, right? We had to know that, and be prepared for the eventuality that... Alex Ovechkin would not score a goal. Ah, but there’s a first time for everything, and life goes on, even as the Caps take their first loss of the season (albeit with the consolation prize of a standings point, which is not nothing). So how did the team look to you? Cast your votes for the players who stood out, whether in a good way or a bad way, below:
Japers' Rink Oct 10, 2017
Tuesday Caps Clips: Outdone in Overtime

Tuesday Caps Clips: Outdone in Overtime

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps secure a point in Tampa, Ovechkin nabs a star, Maruk writes a book and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s overtime loss from us, Vogs, NHL, WaPo, NBCSWA, AP, Peerless, FiCP, RMNB, NoVa Caps, and from the home side, Bolts by the Bay and the Tampa Bay Times. Ho-hum. Just another franchise mark for Nicklas Backstrom. https://t.co/AJpHXtaJhM— JJ Regan (@JJReganNBCS) October 10, 2017 Star light, star bright, first star we see this season. Alex Ovechkin continues to shine. [Rink,...
Japers' Rink Oct 9, 2017
Alex Ovechkin Named First Star of the Week

Alex Ovechkin Named First Star of the Week

Surprise, surprise... It should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention that Alex Ovechkin’s hot start has earned him some early-season honors from the NHL. With an insane seven goals in his first two games, Ovechkin takes home the first “First Star” award of the 2017-18 campaign, headlining a trio that includes Marc-Andre Fleury as the second star and Wayne Simmonds rounding it out at third. After starting the previous 12 seasons with no more than “just” three goals or “just” six points through two games, Ovechkin became the first NHLer in a century to pick up a hat...
Japers' Rink Oct 9, 2017
The Noon Number: Top Ten

The Noon Number: Top Ten

A look at some explosive early offense by the Caps 10 - Number of goals scored by the Capitals through their first two games this season. That’s the second-highest total in the League, behind the 15 goals scored by both Chicago and Toronto, and is tied with the 2009-10 Caps for the most the team has scored through two games during the Alex Ovechkin era. Of course, a good chunk of that scoring so far has been thanks to Ovechkin himself, who has posted a whopping seven goals in his first two games - the most he’s ever had to open a season, more than doubling his previous high (three...

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