In his first win as Capitals head coach, Barry Trotz watches his team "[put] our foot on the snake and…finish the job.”
“I know I’m going to work at that, but it can’t happen until I have a relationship with him, because there’s no trust," Trotz said. "To me, Alex has to trust that I’m giving him the best advice for the team, for him to grow his game. I don’t know Alex as well. I know going against him, what he does well. But I need to know Alex the person."
A week after injuring his knee, Ovechkin helps spark a 5-2 Russian victory over Finland.
Four days after injuring his knee, Alex Ovechkin played against France in the IIHF World Championships.
Three days after he was injured, the Capitals' star winger was back on the ice with the Russian national team.
The Capitals' star winger appears to have avoided significant harm as the MRI showed no torn ligaments in his right knee.
Ovechkin was walking under his own power after returning from the hospital but the extent of his injury remains unclear.
Several players from the organization are taking part in the IIHF World Championships in Belarus.
The volume of those in the trade-Ovechkin camp increased this spring, but if Saturday was any indication he's not going anywhere.
A look at those who played on the first or second line this year.