The Capitals went from sudden death to instant life after Lars Eller’s game-winning goal at the nine-minute mark of double overtime secured a 3-2 win in Game 3 in Columbus. The Blue Jackets now lead the series 2-games-to-1.
Alex Ovechkin was held without a point in Thursday’s Game 1 loss to Columbus and the Capitals captain said he has to be better as the Caps look to even the series in Game 2 Sunday.
In a season chock full of milestones, Alex Ovechkin’s NHL record seventh career goal-scoring title puts The Great 8 in exclusive company.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will become the first player in franchise history to play 1,000 career games and the first from the 2004 NHL draft class.
Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin scored twice Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets to reach the milestone in his 990th regular-season game. He became the fourth-fastest player in NHL history to 600.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice to reach 600 goals and Evgeny Kuznetsov had the overtime winner as the Washington Capitals returned to first place by beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday.
With two goals Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets, the Caps’ winger hit the 600-career-goal mark, placing him among only 19 other hockey greats.
The Blue Jackets scored four times in the opening period and went on to beat the Capitals 5-1. One of the goals in that flurry came from Mark Letestu, who was acquired in a trade Sunday.
As he stepped on the ice Monday in Columbus, Ohio, Alex Ovechkin broke the Caps’ all-time games played mark.
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Alex Ovechkin is quickly climbing the list of all-time hat trick leaders, but the NHL’s premier goal scorer of the 21st century is unlikely to ever top that list because of the era he plays in.
Not since 1917 has four different NHL players scored at least three goals in his season opener. Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Wayne Simmonds and Brandon Saad each recorded a hat trick during the first two nights of the season.
Outside the Capital One Arena, a street hockey game between teams of some special hockey players got a surprise from superstar Alex Ovechkin, who left practice early to join the players for a few games on the asphalt. The players all suffer from developmental disabilities, but that doesn’t keep them from the game they love.
Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, married last year to model Nastya Shubskaya, celebrated Saturday as the couple held a reception that had us all wishing we had been invited.
Late-night legend David Letterman made an appearance at the Verizon Center Thursday night to cheer on fellow alum Alex Ovechkin as the Capitals faced the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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