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CSN Washington Jul 21, 2014

Kirilenko on Ovechkin: 'Our relationship is over'

In a statement, tennis star Maria Kirilenko says she has broken her engagement to Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin.
Washington Post Jul 21, 2014

DC Sports Bog: Maria Kirilenko says she ended her engagement to Alex Ovechkin

One of D.C.’s great power couples is no more. The press service of the Russian Tennis Federation announced Sunday that Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and Russian tennis pro Maria Kirilenko have broken off their engagement. R-Sport reported the sad news with a quote from Kirilenko. Read full article >>
Rotoworld Jul 7, 2014

Ovechkin encouraged by Orpik, Niskanen deals - Alex Ovechkin (W) Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin is upbeat after the Capitals were able to sign defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen.
Washington Post Jun 28, 2014

Caps Insider: Capitals Coach Barry Trotz plans to start Alex Ovechkin at right wing

PHILADELPHIA — Barry Trotz sees something about himself in Alex Ovechkin — something about every coach for that matter — and the scrutiny that hounds the star Capitals forward on a daily basis. “I think when they win he gets a little too much credit,” Trotz said Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, as the second day of the 2014 NHL draft concluded. “When they lose he gets too much blame. That’s hard for a star in this league now, because there’s a lot of criticism on that. My job is to deflect some of that and have his back and [tell him] it’s not his fault and praise him...

Capitals coach Barry Trotz plans to start Alex Ovechkin at right wing

PHILADELPHIA – Barry Trotz sees something about himself in Alex Ovechkin — something about every coach for that matter — and the scrutiny that hounds the star Capitals forward on a daily basis. “I think when they win he gets a little too much credit,” Trotz said Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, as the second day of […]
Washington Post Jun 25, 2014

Caps Insider: Alex Ovechkin’s fifth-place Hart Trophy vote was exceedingly rare

The scrutiny shouldered by Alex Ovechkin reached new levels this season, not coincidentally because the Washington Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006-07 and Ovechkin’s plus-minus rating bottomed out at minus-35, one of the worst marks in the NHL. That said, the star winger, whose shortcomings may always draw more attention than his achievements, still scored in droves, 51 goals in all, plenty enough to earn his fourth Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, given annually to the league’s best goal-scorer. Read full article >>

Alex Ovechkin’s fifth-place Hart Trophy vote was exceedingly rare

  The scrutiny shouldered by Alex Ovechkin reached new levels this season, not coincidentally because the Washington Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006-07 and Ovechkin’s plus-minus rating bottomed out at minus-35, one of the worst marks in the NHL. That said, the star winger, whose shortcomings may always draw more attention […]
CSN Washington Jun 25, 2014

Alex Ovechkin wins Rocket Richard Trophy (VIDEO)

Alex Ovechkin claimed his second consecutive and fourth career Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy.
CSN Washington Jun 25, 2014

Ovechkin finishes 23rd in NHL MVP voting despite 51 goals

Alex Ovechkin led the NHL with 51 goals last season but finished 23rd in Hart Trophy voting as the League's MVP.
CSN Washington Jun 25, 2014

Ovechkin wins Rocket Richard Trophy

Alex Ovechkin led the NHL with 51 goals last season and won the Rocket Richard Trophy but finished 23rd in Hart Trophy voting as the League's MVP.
Washington Post Jun 24, 2014

Caps Insider: Leftovers from Alex Ovechkin’s availability at the NHL awards

LAS VEGAS — Some leftovers from Monday’s media availability with Alex Ovechkin at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, site of the 2014 NHL Awards, dumped into one final post from Sin City. Ovechkin, winner of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for the second straight season and fourth time overall as the league’s top goal-scorer, will be made available on the red carpet prior to the awards show, which kicks off at 7 p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network. Nashville forward Shea Weber is also a finalist for the Norris Trophy, so we’ll try to get his perspective on first-year Capitals Coach...

Leftovers from Alex Ovechkin’s availability at the NHL awards

LAS VEGAS – Some leftovers from Monday’s media availability with Alex Ovechkin at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, site of the 2014 NHL Awards, dumped into one final post from Sin City. Ovechkin, winner of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for the second straight season and fourth time overall as the league’s top goal-scorer, […]
Japers' Rink Jun 24, 2014

Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Calle Jo heads home, Alex Ovechkin and Barry Trotz talk with - and about - each other in Vegas and more. Your savory breakfast links: Reminder: Alex Ovechkin accepts his fourth-career Rocket Richard Trophy tonight (and some other guys get some other shiny stuff) at the NHL Awards at 7:00 pm. He's already won his award, so Ovechkin was able to chat about other topics when he met with the media yesterday, including new head coach Barry Trotz... [Monumental video, NHL.com, AP, WaPo (and again), CSNW (with video, and again)] ...who flew in to...

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