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.
Notes and observations from the win against the Devils.
Ovechkin reaches the 40-goal plateau for the sixth time in his career.
Ovechkin is now tied for the third most overtime winners in NHL history with 15.
With seven seconds left the Capitals managed to secure a point.
Notes and observations from the win in Buffalo.
A look at Ovechkin's 36th goal of the season.
The star winger had an encouraging practice and hopes to face the Canadiens Saturday night.
Around the NHL players are voicing their concerns about the security at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.
News and notes from the morning skate in Newark.