Capitals Insider: Alex Ovechkin


Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Capitals season review: Top six forwards

A look at those who played on the first or second line this year.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Forwards, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Alex Ovechkin: ‘I have to take responsibility. I have to take criticism’

Ovechkin and Oates weigh in on the star winger’s plus-minus, need for improvement and role on the team.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:24 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Rocket Richard Trophy

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Capitals reflect on what went wrong

The Caps have already had four days to ponder why they’re facing a long offseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:56 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Alex Ovechkin records his 50th goal of the season

The star winger becomes the 11th player in NHL history to reach the 50 goal plateau in five different seasons.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:56 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blues, milestones

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Devils

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Alex Ovechkin: ‘I think everybody quit on the play’

Ovechkin says everyone quit on the play that led to Dallas’ fourth goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Jay Beagle

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Oates on the end of the Ovechkin-Beagle experiment: ‘That line hasn’t hurt us’

The coach takes stock of the Ovechkin-Beagle combination.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:08 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Jay Beagle, Line combinations

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Adam Oates wants Alex Ovechkin to improve five-on-five

Oates says he hasn’t talked to Ovechkin yet about the lackadaisical defensive play against the Stars.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Adam Oates: Alex Ovechkin ‘quit on the play’ that led to Stars’ fourth goal

A look at what the star winger didn’t do on the play that led to the Stars’ fourth goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Troy Brouwer misses practice; Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom reunited on same line

Trroy Brouwer rests Wednesday, while Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom skate on the same line.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss in Music City.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Preds, Injuries, John Carlson, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 03/29/2014

‘Terrible’ penalty costs Capitals in loss to Bruins

A questionable charging call against Ovechkin stymied the Capitals’ momentum in the third period, preventing any attempt at a comeback.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:48 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Bruins

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Capitals ready to face streaking Bruins

The Bruins are 13-0-1 heading into Saturday’s matinee at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Bruins

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Kings

FIVE THOUGHTS | Falling in a shootout is something that might haunt the Capitals down the stretch.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:03 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Kings, Chris Brown, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Watch: Evgeny Kuznetsov’s first career NHL goal

The rookie’s first NHL goal ensured a point for the Capitals Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Kings, Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout win against the Sharks

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sharks, Chris Brown, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Penalty Kill, Shootouts, Tom Wilson

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Alex Ovechkin riding 11-game even-strength scoring drought

The star winger’s last five-on-five goal came Feb. 27 at Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:31 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sharks

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss to Los Angeles

Notes and observations on Washington’s shootout loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Kings, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Joel Ward, Shootouts

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Jay Beagle wants to run with opportunity playing with Alex Ovechkin

The defensive-minded center has been lining up with Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin often.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:10 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Ducks, Jay Beagle

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-0 loss to the Penguins

Washington’s futility against Pittsburgh continues and here are the reasons why.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Jaroslav Halak, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Adam Oates on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s debut: ‘I thought he did great’

The young forward shows a mix of potential and the need to adjust to the NHL game in 10:22 of ice time.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Capitals try to manage expectations for Evgeny Kuznetsov

Kuznetsov’s new teammates try to avoid putting pressure on the 21-year-old.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jason Chimera, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Capitals ‘sleeping’ against Flyers

Nicklas Backstrom: “It’s not acceptable, it’s not the way we want to play. We were sleeping the first two periods.“

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, Joel Ward, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Alex Ovechkin records his 800th career point; Oates: ‘That’s not a milestone’

Coach Adam Oates, he of 1,420 career points, keeps Ovechkin’s latest marker in perspective.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Bruins, milestones

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Alex Ovechkin will host Evgeny Kuznetsov, help his transition to North America

Ovechkin: “I’m going to show him around, going to show him the team and welcome him to the team. It’s going to be good for him.”

By Katie Carrera  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, KHL, Prospects

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin on Olympic disappointment: ‘I have to handle it. I have to fight through it’

Capitals star appears upbeat after he returns to practice with Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:08 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Sochi 2014

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom back on the ice for Capitals’ practice

Four of the Caps’ five Olympians are back at practice offering a look at what to expect when the season starts back up.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, Nicklas Backstrom, Practice update, Sochi 2014

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Alex Ovechkin is traveling back to Washington

The Caps’ Olympians are all on their way back to Arlington, though, Marcus Johansson will be delayed.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:32 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Sochi 2014

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Alex Ovechkin’s father in stable condition after undergoing heart surgery

The Caps have told the star winger to stay with his family as long as he needs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, George McPhee, Mikhail Ovechkin

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Oates’ Olympic advice to Ovechkin: ‘Be the fastest, hardest working guy’

With so much pressure on Ovechkin and the Russian men’s hockey team, Oates wants the star winger to focus on what he can control.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Russian Olympic team, Sochi 2014

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Devils

Notes and observations from the win against the Devils.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Devils, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Alex Ovechkin’s 40th goal of the season propels Caps to win over Jets

Ovechkin reaches the 40-goal plateau for the sixth time in his career.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Watch: Alex Ovechkin’s overtime game-winner against Detroit

Alex Ovechkin is now tied for the third most overtime winners in NHL history with 15.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:24 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Red Wings

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 02/01/2014

Watch: Alex Ovechkin’s game-tying goal with seven seconds left in Detroit

With seven seconds left the Capitals managed to secure a point.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Red Wings, Joel Ward

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime win in Buffalo

Notes and observations from the win in Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:05 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sabres, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin returns, helps spark Capitals’ 5-0 win over Canadiens

A look at Ovechkin’s 36th goal of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:27 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin skates, may return to Capitals’ lineup in Montreal

The star winger had an encouraging practice and hopes to face the Canadiens Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Capitals’ Olympians not overly concerned about safety in Sochi

Around the NHL players are voicing their concerns about the security at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Sochi 2014

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Alex Ovechkin to miss second game with groin injury

News and notes from the morning skate in Newark.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Groin injuries, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Alex Ovechkin sits out practice, questionable against Devils (updated)

The star right wing misses another skate with an undisclosed lower-body injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Line combinations, Practice update

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Alex Ovechkin game-time decision vs. Senators

The star right winger ended up missing Tuesday’s game with an undisclosed injury suffered Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, Injuries

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Alex Ovechkin appears on ‘Today Show’

Ovechkin tells Today Show that Sochi ‘won’t be dangerous.’

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Sochi Olympics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss in New York

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss to the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Alex Ovechkin after 4-1 loss to Rangers: ‘We say too much, go out there and do it’

The star right wing wants more action from the Capitals, who have fallen into a five-game losing streak.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 loss in Pittsburgh

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Penguins.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, John Erskine, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Alex Ovechkin to make “Today Show” appearance

Watch out morning television, Ovi’s coming.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Sochi 2014

Posted at 11:36 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Alex Ovechkin’s bad-angle goal against the Sharks

Watch Alex Ovechkin’s 33rd goal of the season, a laser from a sharp angle.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:36 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sharks

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Sabres

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Tampa Bay

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin named to Russian Olympic team

Washington’s star right wing will appear in his third Olympics.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Russian Olympic team, Sochi 2014

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 01/05/2014

Capitals searching for balance in new top-six configuration

Can the Capitals find chemistry in the top six with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom separated?

By Katie Carrera  |  03:16 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to Carolina

Notes and observations from Thursday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Adam Oates shuffles lines; Alex Ovechkin skates with Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr

The Capitals have new forward lines in Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-1 loss in Ottawa

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:06 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, Mike Green, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:57 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Alex Ovechkin upset referees missed headshot by Chris Neil

The star winger calls out Monday night’s officials.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:57 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, NHL discipline

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Alex Ovechkin expresses sympathy for Russian bombing victims

The star winger remains confident that Russia will be able to safeguard the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Olympics, Sochi 2014

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Ovechkin in midst of historic season

STATS ANALYSIS | There is a 50-50 chance Alex Ovechkin ends up with 60 goals or more.

By Neil Greenberg  |  01:12 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Statistical analysis

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Bruce Boudreau: There’s still only one Alex Ovechkin

No conversation with Bruce Boudreau ever fits into a single story.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, bruce boudreau, Caps-Ducks

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Alex Ovechkin sixth fastest to score 400 goals in NHL history

The Capitals’ star winger records his 400th goal in the same building where he was drafted back in 2004.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:22 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  400 goals, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canes, NHL milestones

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-2 loss in Philadelphia

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Adam Oates on Tom Wilson’s hit against Brayden Schenn: ‘It’s a clean hit’

The Capitals and Flyers react to Wilson’s hit on Brayden Schenn.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin named NHL first star of the week

The Caps star winger had quite the week with five goals and six points, but there’s still room for improvement Coach Adam Oates says.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, NHL, Star of the Week

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin scores game-tying goal as Capitals rally for 5-4 shootout win against Flyers

Alex Ovechkin’s goal ties the game with less than a minute remaining to force overtime in Sunday’s win.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:34 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Could Alex Ovechkin join the 50 in 50 club?

It’s one of the NHL’s most revered milestones, and it’s not out of the realm of possibility for Ovechkin.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:41 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over Tampa Bay

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin’s four-goal night fuels Capitals’ win

Watch all of Ovechkin’s goals against the Lightning.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Ovechkin leads league in quick strikes

No one in the league has directed more rubber on net within 10 seconds after a faceoff than Alex Ovechkin.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Statistical analysis

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/01/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ overtime win against the Islanders

Notes and observations from the win over the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:03 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat

Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 12/01/2013

A look at the Capitals’ comeback against the Islanders

Three minutes and 58 seconds that saw the Caps go from losing to an overtime win Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:31 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Isles, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Capitals teammates respect Martin Erat’s right to seek a trade

The Capitals don’t expect Martin Erat’s trade request to be a distraction, and they understand he wants to play more.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Martin Erat, Trades, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss in Toronto

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Power play

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Mikhail Grabovski escapes significant injury after being hit in face by skate

Grabovski needed 20 stitches to close two cuts on his face.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/23/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to Montreal

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Habs, Five thoughts

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Ovechkin and Oates on Evgeni Malkin’s scoring slump

Malkin may be on a 14-game goal-scoring drought, but the Caps still know what the Pens center is capable of.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Evgeni Malkin

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Ovechkin-Crosby: Stars are shining once again as Caps, Pens meet

Back at the top of their games, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby face off as division rivals tonight at Verizon Center.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Wilson, Schmidt grew up watching Ovechkin-Crosby rivalry

The rookies are eager for their first taste of the Capitals-Penguins rivalry and to be a part of a head-to-head Ovechkin-Crosby matchup.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Nate Schmidt, Sidney Crosby, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Caps-Pens rivalry in need of a spark?

Has the Capitals-Penguins rivalry lost some of its intensity in recent years?

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Karl Alzner, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Alex Ovechkin scores two goals, ties Alexander Steen for league lead in Caps’ win

The star winger’s two goals fueled Washington’s 4-1 win over the Blues and tied him for the league lead in goals.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:33 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blues, NHL scoring race

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Marcus Johansson a natural fit with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Coach Adam Oates kept Marcus Johansson on the top line for Saturday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Top line

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win in Detroit

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Motor City.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Capitals’ new look top line hoping to establish chemistry

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Martin Erat have played five games together as the top line but have yet to combine for an even-strength goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, First line, Martin Erat, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Oates’s overtime adjustment pays off for Capitals against Columbus

How a change in the four-on-four pairings wound up benefitting the Capitals in unexpected ways Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blue Jackets, Marcus Johansson, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Capitals need to correct familiar problems

Allowing a quick goal against after scoring themselves and the inability to convert 5-on-3 cost the Capitals once again.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:35 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Avs, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Alex Ovechkin no worse for wear but angry at officials after falling hard into boards against Avalanche

The Capitals star winger explains his frustration with the referees for the play that send him falling awkwardly into the corner boards Sunday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Avs

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Alex Ovechkin thinks rookie hazing is ‘stupid’

Alex Ovechkin and Adam Oates think serious rookie hazing has no place in the NHL.

By Barry Svrluga  |  01:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, capitals, Tom Wilson

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Tom Wilson scores first NHL goal, survives shaving cream attack

Capitals’ rookie Tom Wilson scored his first NHL goal Tuesday night -- and was victimized afterward.

By Barry Svrluga  |  09:44 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Alex Ovechkin will play vs. Islanders

After missing two games with a right shoulder injury, Alex Ovechkin will play tonight against the Islanders at Verizon Center.

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, capitals, Eric Fehr, Martin Erat

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Capitals changing up the lines for Ovechkin’s return

Adam Oates shuffled his lines in a big way for practice Monday in anticipation of Alex Ovechkin’s return, but the changes may not stick.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Martin Erat

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Alex Ovechkin practices fully, ‘probably going to play tomorrow’

Capitals captain practices fully and seemingly uninhibited this morning, and ‘probably’ will play tomorrow.

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 11/02/2013

Alex Ovechkin ruled out for Capitals-Panthers game on Saturday

Coach Adam Oates says he wants to give his captain “a couple more days” to recover from a shoulder injury.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:06 PM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Line combinations

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Eric Fehr ready for responsibility on the power play with Alex Ovechkin injured

“I don’t think they’ll be covering me quite as closely as they cover Ovi,” Fehr said of opposing penalty kills.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Alex Ovechkin to miss Capitals’ game against Flyers with shoulder injury (updated)

Alex Ovechkin will miss Friday’s game with a shoulder injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, Injuries

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Alex Ovechkin misses practice with upper-body injury (updated)

Notes from Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Jay Beagle, Practice update

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss in Vancouver

From Ovechkin’s penalty shot to the battle in the faceoff circle, here are a few observations from Monday’s loss in Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canucks, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Mikahil Grabovski

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Capitals haven’t won in Vancouver since 2001

It’s been more than 12 years since the Capitals won in Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canucks, John Tortorella, Roberto Luongo

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Capitals are plagued by slow starts

There has been no more consistent fault in the Capitals’ game than sluggish play in the first period.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:55 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flames, John Carlson

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win against Edmonton

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Edmonton.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Oilers, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Alex Ovechkin records 10th goal in win over Oilers

Alex Ovechkin’s latest goal came in what is becoming a familiar formula for the star winger -- off a faceoff win.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Oilers

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Oilers Coach Dallas Eakins ‘loves’ the way Alex Ovechkin plays

From Alex Ovechkin’s physical play to the emotion he displays on the ice, Dallas Eakins is a fan of it all.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Oilers, Lineups

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout win against the Jets

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Martin Erat records three assists in Capitals’ 4-1 win over Columbus

Martin Erat made a strong case as to why he deserves time in the top-six with a brilliant showing in Saturday’s win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:49 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blue Jackets, Joel Ward, Martin Erat

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Capitals want to put New York on its heels early

The Capitals aren’t dwelling on last year’s playoff loss but looking to build on first regulation win of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:59 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Rangers

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin ‘wasn’t feeling 100 percent,’ leaves Capitals practice early

Ovechkin took part in less than 20 minutes of the Capitals’ quick practice on Tuesday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:29 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Practice update

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/15/2013

No discipline for Alex Ovechkin, Jason Chimera after hits against Oilers

Notes from Tuesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Jason Chimera, Practice update

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-2 win over Edmonton

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over the Oilers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:34 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Oilers, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, Nate Schmidt, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Capitals seek stronger starts

One of the top items on the Capitals improvement checklist? Get off to a better start.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:32 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Oilers

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Adam Oates reinforces positives, wants Capitals to reset after loss to Avalanche

“Let’s take one. We need one win right now,” the Capitals coach said a day after his team’s ugly loss to the Avalanche. “I want the guys to feel good. We need to win tomorrow.“

By Katie Carrera  |  02:53 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Karl Alzner, Mike Green

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/12/2013

Patrick Roy makes first visit to Washington as Avalanche coach

Alex Ovechkin says he’s looking forward to seeing former goaltending great Patrick Roy behind the bench tonight.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Avs, Lineups, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to Carolina

The power play comes up empty, Alex Ovechkin scores his fifth goal of the season and other notes on the Capitals loss to Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Alex Urbom, Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Michael Latta

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Oates won't tinker with Caps' lines just yet

Despite being outscored 10-3 in even strength situations through three games, the Caps coach isn't ready to tinker with his lines just yet.

By Chelsea Janes  |  03:37 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Insider

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Alex Ovechkin named NHL's first star of the week

The NHL names Alex Ovechkin its first star of the season-opening week, recognizing an explosive three-game performance.

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:48 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Insider

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 10/06/2013

Capitals need to find their bearings at even strength

The team has been outscored 10-3 at even strength through its first three games.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:14 PM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Eric Fehr, Even strength, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals' win over the Flames

Notes on the Capitals’ win over the Flames.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flames, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 09/29/2013

Alex Ovechkin carries Olympic torch (updated with video)

While the Caps were wrapping up the preseason, Ovechkin took part in a once-in-a-lifetime ceremony.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:22 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Sochi 2014

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Alex Ovechkin to be first Russian Olympic torchbearer (updated)

Caps captain Alex Ovechkin will be the first Russian torchbearer for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Olympics, Sochi 2014

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals 5-4 shootout loss to the Blackhawks

Five thoughts on another preseason shootout loss, this one by a 5-4 count to Chicago at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:53 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, connor carrick, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins

Thoughts on the ice, glass, Tom Wilson and more from the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Baltimore Hockey Classic, Five thoughts, Nathan Walker, Preseason, Tom Wilson

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin no worse for wear after high-stick scare

Alex Ovechkin grateful to avoid any serious harm from a high stick in the preseason opener.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin on NHL’s jersey tuck rule: ‘We individuals It’s stupid’

The Caps winger thinks the NHL’s new rule against tucking in jerseys robs players of their individuality.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, NHL rules

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 09/14/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 preseason win over Winnipeg

Notes and observations from the preseason opener, including Ovechkin’s high-stick scare and the new nets.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Preseason

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/14/2013

Mikhail Grabovski skates with Capitals: ‘I’m just excited to see the guys’

Mikhail Grabovski is still waiting for his visa situation to be resolved, but that didn’t stop him from skating with some of his new teammates Saturday morning in Belleville, Ontario.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Winnipeg Jets

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin on Olympic torch relay, Ilya Kovalchuk and more

Highlights from Alex Ovechkin’s interview with local reporters Tuesday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Injuries, Sochi 2014

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin on KHL: ‘I’m here, I have a contract’

Alex Ovechkin ends speculation that he would leave the Capitals for the KHL.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dynamo Moscow, KHL

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Alex Ovechkin won’t miss any Caps games for Olympic torch relay (updated)

Alex Ovechkin has been invited to take part in the early stages of the Olympic torch relay in Olympia, Greece.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Sochi 2014

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 09/04/2013

McPhee on Ovechkin and KHL: ‘I don’t imagine he’s going to want to go back anytime soon’ (updated)

Amid talk from KHL officials that Alex Ovechkin would want to go back to Russia, GM George McPhee says there's no doubt in his mind the Caps star winger wants to play in the NHL.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:58 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dynamo Moscow, George McPhee, KHL

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Dynamo Moscow official wants to bring Alex Ovechkin to KHL

Dynamo Moscow's general director says he would talk to Alex Ovechkin about leaving the NHL for the KHL and Russia.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, KHL

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Holtby, Green, Alzner invited to Canada's Olympic camp; Carlson, to U.S. camp; Ovechkin, Kuznetsov among Russia invitees

Three Caps are among the 47 invitees to Hockey Canada's orientation camp ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Olympics, Sochi 2014, USA Hockey

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/19/2013

NHL players will participate in 2014 Sochi Olympics

It's official: NHL players will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Olympics, Sochi 2014

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Alex Ovechkin named NHL all-star at two different positions

A voting error leads to Alex Ovechkin being named to the end-of-year all star teams as both a right wing and left wing.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, all star

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Will the resurgence of Alex Ovechkin include another 50-goal season? Don't bet on it.

Don't bet on it.

By Neil Greenberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Statistical analysis

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 06/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin says fractured foot is healing well

Alex Ovechkin says his foot is "okay" and discusses playing through injuries.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:14 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, offseason

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 06/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin wins third Hart Memorial Trophy

Alex Ovechkin has become just the eighth player in NHL history to win the Hart Memorial Trophy as hockey's most valuable player three or more times in his career.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:40 PM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Hart Trophy, NHL awards, offseason

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Alex Ovechkin has 'tons of room to improve,' Adam Oates says

Coach Adam Oates talks about the star winger's progress leading up to the NHL's award presentation. Alex Ovechkin is a finalist for both the Hart Memorial Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award, the winners will be announced Saturday evening.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Hart Trophy, offseason, Ted Lindsay Award

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Capitals season review: Forwards, Part I

A look at how the players who finished the season on the Capitals' top two lines fared and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, offseason, Season breakdown, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin played with fractured left foot in Games 6, 7 against Rangers

Caps winger played the final two games against the Rangers with a hairline fracture in his left foot.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:45 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, George McPhee, Injuries, Playoffs

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin, Russia eliminated from World Championship

Alex Ovechkin recorded a goal and an assist as Russia fell 8-3 to the United States and was knocked out of the World Championship tournament.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, World Championship

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 05/15/2013

George McPhee on playoff officiating: 'It sure didn't feel right'

General Manager George McPhee discusses the officiating in the Capitals' first-round series against New York. John Tortorella criticizes Capitals for "whining".

By Katie Carrera  |  02:25 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, George McPhee, John Tortorella, penalties, Playoffs

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Alex Ovechkin: 'One guy can't win the championship'

Alex Ovechkin met with reporters Tuesday to discuss the Capitals' first-round exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs and downplayed his lack of offensive production against New York.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, Playoffs

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Alex Ovechkin to play for Russia in IIHF World Championship (updated)

The Caps captain is heading to Helsinki to play for Russia in the quarterfinals.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 05/14/2013

First line vanishes as Capitals eliminated by Rangers

Washington's top line was the key driver in the team's ability to clinch a postseason berth, but once they were in the playoffs the unit disappeared combining for only three goals and none after Game 3.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:55 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, Caps-Rangers Game 7, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Playoffs

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 05/11/2013

Capitals seek strong start at Madison Square Garden in Game 6

As the Capitals head back to Madison Square Garden they know a solid start to Game 6 would go a long way to bolstering their efforts as they try to close out this first-round series.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:37 PM ET, 05/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Karl Alzner, Playoffs

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Tom Wilson set to make NHL debut in Game 5 vs. Rangers

Tom Wilson, who will make his NHL debut in Game 5 Friday against the Rangers, brings a blend of grit and offensive ability to the Capitals' lineup.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:19 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers Game 5, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Matt Hendricks, Playoffs, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin happy to be Hart Trophy finalist but focused on playoffs

Alex Ovechkin is glad to receive recognition for his successful regular season by being named a finalist for the Hart Trophy but remains focused on the the Capitals' task at hand against the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:13 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers Game 5, Hart Trophy, Nicklas Backstrom, Playoffs

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin a finalist for Hart Trophy

The Caps star won the award back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  10:08 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Hart Trophy, NHL awards

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Braden Holtby's puck-handling mistake doesn't worry Capitals

Braden Holtby's error in puck handling cost the Capitals a goal early in Game 4 against the Rangers, but don't expect Coach Adam Oates to discourage him from playing the puck going forward.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:49 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 4, Joel Ward, Playoffs

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Alex Ovechkin a finalist for Ted Lindsay Award

Caps captain, along with Sidney Crosby and Martin St. Louis are voted by fellow members of the NHLPA as finalists for the "Most Outstanding Player" award.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Capitals know they must remain patient against Vezina finalist Henrik Lundqvist

The Capitals know patience is critical when facing Henrik Lundqvist, who is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy for the fifth time in his career.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:44 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, Caps-Rangers Game 4, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Henrik Lundqvist, Matt Hendricks, Playoffs, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin on Ryan McDonagh: 'I don't care what he say'

Alex Ovechkin responds to Ryan McDonagh's comments that the star winger looked "tired" on the shift that led to the Rangers' game winning goal in Game 3.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers Game 4, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Playoffs, Ryan McDonagh

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Adam Oates doesn't think Alex Ovechkin was 'tired,' as Rangers' Ryan McDonagh suggested

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh said Alex Ovechkin appeared "tired" on the shift that led to the game-winning goal in Game 3. Coach Adam Oates disagreed.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Playoffs, Ryan McDonagh

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Capitals' power play falls flat late in Game 3

Capitals' inability to convert on late power play in Game 3 costly as Rangers capture 4-3 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers Game 3, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Playoffs

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Capitals-Rangers: Top five story lines to watch unfold

Anything can swing the balance in a playoff series, but here are the top five story lines to watch.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:09 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Playoffs

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Alex Ovechkin captures Rocket Richard Trophy

Alex Ovechkin captured his third career Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, George McPhee, Rocket Richard Trophy

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Alex Ovechkin jokes about 'Russian celebration' after Capitals clinch Southeast

Alex Ovechkin is enjoying the Washington Capitals' recent hot streak

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:05 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Southeast division, Southeast Division title

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 04/24/2013

John Erskine's key saves in Caps' win against Winnipeg

John Erskine comes up big in the Capitals' 5-3 win over the Jets by playing goalie.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:21 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Jason Chimera, John Erskine, Matt Hendricks

Posted at 12:35 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Capitals reward Adam Oates's confidence, clinch Southeast Division

Coach Adam Oates has remained consistently confident in the Capitals' ability to succeed no matter what stage of the season they were in. Tuesday night, they rewarded his faith and clinched the Southeast Division title.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:35 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets, Matt Hendricks, Nicklas Backstrom, playoff race, Southeast division

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Capitals ready for emotionally charged, critical game against Jets

The Capitals are well aware of the stakes, that they can secure a postseason berth with a regulation or overtime win against Winnipeg tonight and they're raring to go.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, playoff race, Southeast division

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Alex Ovechkin closing in on Rocket Richard Trophy

With two goals against the Canadiens, Alex Ovechkin moves closer to another Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Mike Ribeiro, Rocket Richard Trophy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Capitals 'sloppy' against Senators

It's been a few weeks since the Capitals looked out of sorts for much of a game, but they must ensure that their 'sloppy' play was just a one-game blip.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Mike Green

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Nicklas Backstrom injured in loss to Senators

More damaging than the end of the Capitals' winning streak could be the loss of Nicklas Backstrom, who took a puck off his left arm Thursday night in Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, Injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Caps believe Jay McClement should have been penalized for hit on Nicklas Backstrom

The Capitals thought there should have been a penalty on Jay McClement's hit that sent Nicklas Backstrom into the boards in the first period Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Jay McClement, Nicklas Backstrom, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Alex Ovechkin's defense of Nicklas Backstrom 'shows team toughness'

More on how Alex Ovechkin's quick defense of Nicklas Backstrom sparked the Capitals and sent a statement of team toughness and unity.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Nicklas Backstrom, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:47 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Adam Oates: Alex Ovechkin 'absolutely' should be NHL MVP

Coach Adam Oates knows he's biased but says Alex Ovechkin should be the NHL's MVP.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:47 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Verizon Center plans 'enhanced' security for Capitals game after Boston Marathon bombings

Massachusetts native John Carlson and others share their reactions to the Boston Marathon bombings.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Boston Marathon bombings, John Carlson, Verizon Center

Posted at 12:32 AM ET, 04/14/2013

More on the Capitals' lessons from a lost four-goal lead

The Capitals won Saturday night but were focused on the method and learning from blowing a four-goal lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:32 AM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning, Jason Chimera, Mike Green

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin: Heating up, but not quite MVP material

The Caps captain has been a healthy contributor, but it's unlikely he'll collect his third Hart Trophy.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Statistical analysis

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 04/10/2013

One-timers: Capitals shake off early deficit in Montreal; Ovechkin leads the way again

ONE-TIMERS | The Caps shake off an initial one-goal deficit and demonstrate their resiliency.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:02 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, Jay Beagle, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Strong second period fuels Capitals' win in Montreal

Two goals in the span of 1:46 in the second period allowed Washington to gain the upper hand against the Canadiens Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:13 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin named NHL's first star of the week

The Caps captain was named the NHL's first star of the week for the second time in three weeks.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 12:45 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin scores empty-net goal

After missing several opportunities this season, Alex Ovechkin finally records an empty net goal. But it turns out he didn't even need to put the puck in the net.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:45 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning, NHL rulebook, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Alex Ovechkin's offensive tear continues with hat trick against Panthers

Alex Ovechkin continued his recent offensive tear with a four-point night against the Florida Panthers that included his second hat trick of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Panthers

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Capitals want to learn from lackluster finish against Panthers

The Capitals won Saturday night, but they gave up three goals in the third period. The players want to make sure that doesn't become a habit.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Panthers

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/05/2013

One-timers: Caps take over first in Southeast; Martin Erat debuts

The Capitals take over first in the Southeast, Martin Erat debuts and more notes from the 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Martin Erat, Mike Green, One timers

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green put on a show as Capitals trounce Carolina

The Capitals' biggest stars lead the comeback against the Hurricanes en route to a 5-3 win Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:25 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canes, Matt Hendricks, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 03/31/2013

Capitals erase ugly start with comeback against Buffalo

More on how the Capitals erased their "worst" start of the season to come back and capture a 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:16 AM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sabres, Karl Alzner, Mike Green

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Alex Ovechkin asks to leave practice early, Eric Fehr skates briefly

Notes from the Capitals' practice before the team leaves for Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Eric Fehr, John Erskine, Line combinations, Practice update, Tom Poti, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Alex Ovechkin hit by puck in Capitals practice (updated)

Alex Ovechkin left Capitals practice Thursday after being struck in the face by a puck.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Practice update

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Alex Ovechkin 'king of the world' after being 'almost in the toilet'

With seven goals and 11 points in the past seven games, Alex Ovechkin is helping to lead the charge as the Capitals fight to reach the playoffs.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:21 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Star of the Week

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Alex Ovechkin named NHL's first star of the week

After a slow start to the season, the Caps captain has been on a tear recently, picking up nine points in five games.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/22/2013

The problem with the Capitals' power play

Despite its success and improvement, is the Washington power play too one-dimensional?

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Power play, Statistical analysis

Posted at 01:08 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Alex Ovechkin leads the way in Capitals' 4-0 win against Winnipeg

From start to finish, Alex Ovechkin was involved in the Capitals' 4-0 win over the Jets contributing everything from three points to a strong back check to several big hits.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:08 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Capitals reinforce power-play details before taking on Jets

The power play has been a source of strength for the Capitals this year, but the unit hasn't been quite as consistent over the past 10 games. So Coach Adam Oates put the Capitals through power play drills to reinforce the group's reads.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/20/2013

One-timers: Brooks Laich's debut, Capitals find positives in defensive play

Notes on Brooks Laich's return, the Capitals defensive showing and more on the power play from Tuesday's 2-1 loss in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Jack Hillen, Karl Alzner, One timers

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Alex Ovechkin on how to beat Penguins: 'We just have to get on top of Crosby right away'

The Penguins head into tonight's matchup with Washington in search of their 10th straight victory.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Craig Adams, Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Alex Ovechkin's move to right wing starting to pay off

Not much has gone right for the Capitals this season, but one bright spot has been the production of their star winger since his move to the right wing.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Statistical analysis

Posted at 01:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Jason Chimera snaps 27-game goal-scoring drought

Jason Chimera scores his first goal of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sabres, Jason Chimera, Mathieu Perreault

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin focused on playoffs, not 700th career point

Alex Ovechkin recorded his 700th career point Thursday, becoming just the 22nd player to hit the milestone in eight seasons, but he's not dwelling on the personal achievement.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, milestones

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/15/2013

One-timers: More on Alex Ovechkin's night against Carolina

More from the Capitals 3-2 comeback win in Carolina including notes on the dramatic game winner and Alex Ovechkin's 700th career point.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canes, Joey Crabb, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom: Caps' dynamic duo should reunite

There is no one who helps Alex Ovechkin "play the right way," as Coach Adam Oates so often preaches, more than Nicklas Backstrom.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Statistical analysis

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Adam Oates takes issue with criticism of Alex Ovechkin

Coach Adam Oates assesses Alex Ovechkin's recent play, discusses the level of criticism the star winger receives.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/11/2013

One-timers: Alex Ovechkin's rough game costs Capitals against Rangers

Notes and observations from the Capitals' 4-1 loss to the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, Marcus Johansson, One timers, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin: 'You can't say nothing' to referees

Unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties aren't a new phenomenon for the Capitals this season, but it's definitely something they can avoid.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Matt Hendricks, Mike Ribeiro, penalties

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Five questions for the Caps in the second half

The issues facing the team as the second half of the season approaches.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Mike Ribeiro, Statistical analysis

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/28/2013

One-timers: Capitals halt momentum with loss to Flyers

Notes from the Capitals' loss to the Flyers on Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby and how this latest defeat halted their progress.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, One timers

Posted at 03:13 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Sluggish start sets tone for Capitals against Flyers

It took all of 4 minutes 4 seconds for the Capitals to fall behind Philadelphia Wednesday night and they never responded.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:13 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Alex Ovechkin searching for finishing touch

Alex Ovechkin played a strong game Thursday night against New Jersey and had numerous scoring chances, he just couldn't find a way to put the puck in the back of the net.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:58 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Ilya Kovalchuk

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Alex Ovechkin isn't washed up, contrary to what his critics say

NHL scorers, especially those who rely on goals for a majority of their points, tend to peak much earlier than people expect.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Statistical analysis

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos on why NHL players should participate in the Olympics

Comments from Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos on why NHLers should take part in the Olympics.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:42 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom Steve Yzerman, Olympics, Sochi 2014, Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 01:36 AM ET, 02/13/2013

More on the Capitals' comeback against Florida

Check out some additional quotes and accounts of the goals that made up the Capitals' third-period rally against the Panthers Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:36 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Panthers, Eric Fehr, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/10/2013

One-timers: Caps 'did a lot of things well' against Panthers

Notes and analysis from the Capitals' 5-0 win over the Panthers

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Panthers, Mathieu Perreault, One timers, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Sidney Crosby on Alex Ovechkin: 'I'm sure eventually the points will come'

Alex Ovechkin might only have two goals heading into tonight's game but the Penguins still consider the Washington captain to be a threat.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:04 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Orpik, Caps-Pens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby