Capitals Insider: Alexander Semin

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)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/13/2013

One-timers: Carolina senses Capitals' struggles, trying to knock them out of division race

The Hurricanes know they can all but eliminate Washington from the division race with another win Thursday and other notes following the Capitals' 4-0 loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Troy Brouwer criticizes former Capitals teammate Alexander Semin

Troy Brouwer takes aim at his former teammate, questioning Alexander Semin's work ethic. Some nights you didn't even know if he was gonna come to the rink, Brouwer said.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/26/2010

Boudreau puts Caps through grueling practice

Capitals forward Mike Knuble had trouble remembering a practice this year that featured as much skating as Bruce Boudreau put his players through this morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Boudreau had steadily been ramping up the conditioning since the Capitals' non-Olympic players returned to the ice Wednesday after a 10-day...

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 02/25/2010

Olympic roundup: U.S. advances; Russia falls

(Julie Jacobson/AP) Some morning links: *Alex Ovechkin: "The will be a lot of dirt poured on us from the media and from people who don't know anything about hockey. But to the people who support and love us, I would like to say that we tried our best." (Heavy...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  05:43 AM ET, 02/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 02/21/2010

Russia beats Czech Republic, 4-2

(AP/Gene J. Puskar) From the AP: Evgeni Malkin scored twice and Russia bounced back from a shootout loss to Slovakia, beating the Czech Republic 4-2 Sunday to reach the Olympic hockey quarterfinals. In a rematch of the 1998 Olympic gold-medal game, won 1-0 by the Czechs, Russia scored in...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  05:19 PM ET, 02/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 02/20/2010

Ovechkin, Malkin and Semin make up Team Russia's new top line

From Slava Malamud on Heavy Medal: Saturday afternoon's Team Russia practice featured a switch-around in the top two lines, with Pavel Datsyuk moving to pivot Ilya Kovalchuk and Maxim Afinogenov. This means that Evgeni Malkin will take his place on the top line, setting up the long-anticipated partnership between the...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  07:05 PM ET, 02/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 AM ET, 02/19/2010

Slovakia outlasts Ovechkin, Russia in shootout

(Shaun Best/Reuters) From the AP: Pavol Demitra scored on Slovakia's seventh attempt in a shootout and Jaroslav Halak made some big saves, lifting the Slovaks to a 2-1 win over Russia on Thursday night in a thriller at the Vancouver Games. Two-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin scored on one...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:51 AM ET, 02/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 AM ET, 02/17/2010

Alex Ovechkin, Russia breeze past Latvia

Alex Ovechkin celebrates his first-period goal against Latvia with teammates Alexander Semin and Pavel Datsyuk. (Reuters) Alex Ovechkin scored twice and the Caps- wait, no -- the Russians, easily beat Latvia, 8-2, to win their Olympic opener. Here's a recap from the AP: Alex Ovechkin scored two goals as...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:25 AM ET, 02/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 02/15/2010

Ovechkin, Semin, Varlamov attend Russia's first practice at Canada Hockey Place

Alexes Ovechkin and Semin flank ex-teammate Sergei Fedorov. (Photo by Slava Malamud) Team Russia held its first practice yesterday at Canada Hockey Place, and Sport-Express' Slava Malamud chatted with the Caps contingent afterward. Here's a sample of what they had to say: Alex Ovechkin on the media scrum around...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  07:43 AM ET, 02/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 02/05/2010

Caps push win streak to 13

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in his fourth straight game. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) The Capitals extended their franchise-record winning streak to 13 games tonight with a 5-2 victory over Atlanta at Verizon Center. Nicklas Backstrom scored the go-ahead goal at 15 minutes 29 seconds of the second period,...

By Gene Wang  |  09:35 PM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Semin to suit up

Alexander Semin will suit up for tonight's game against the Maple Leafs, according to GM George McPhee. Semin had his sore right wrist examined by a specialist earlier today, which is why he missed the morning skate, and there was some concern that the winger wouldn't be back in time...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  06:02 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Semin a 'maybe' for tonight's game

Alexander Semin, who has been dogged by a right wrist injury for much of season, still might be able to play tonight, according to Coach Bruce Boudreau. The winger did not take the pregame skate this morning. "Maybe," is all Boudreau would say when asked if Semin would be in...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  05:10 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Theodore to start, Semin might be sidelined

Coach Bruce Boudreau said he plans to tap Jose Theodore to start tonight against the Maple Leafs as a reward for the veteran's impressive performance in relief of Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday night. The rest of the Caps' lineup, though, is unclear because of Alexander Semin's undisclosed injury. If the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/04/2010

Alexander Semin leaves practice early

Winger Alexander Semin left practice with an undisclosed injury, but Coach Bruce Boudreau said he did not believe it to be serious. "According to Alexander Semin, he's fine," Boudreau said. "He felt something today, and he said it's better to be maintenance free, not push it, and he'll be fine...

By Gene Wang  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)