Category Archives: Offense

Throw the Hats! Alex Ovechkin Completes Hat Trick on Beautiful Feed From Tom Wilson

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After scoring two goals in the first period of the Capitals’ Thursday night victory against the New Jersey Devils to reach his 15th consecutive 30-goal season, Alex Ovechkin needed to light the lamp once more … Continue reading

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Make it 30! Alex Ovechkin Scores Two First Period Goals After Getting Clipped By High-Stick, Joins Elite Company with 30th Goal

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just a few after scoring two goals in the first period of a 2-0 shutout win against the Carolina Hurricanes, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin repeated the feat against the New Jersey Devils, in Thursday night’s … Continue reading

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I’ll Have A Mc-Triple: Caps’ 2019 First-Round Pick Connor McMichael Records Hat Trick Against Saginaw Spirit

Chris Tanouye/Getty Images As has been reported many times at stages throughout the 2019-20 season, the Capitals’ 2019 first-round pick (25th overall) Connor McMichael has had himself a banner year, that has seen him be named OHL Player of the … Continue reading

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No Doubt About It: Alex Ovechkin Scores Goal Just Seconds After No-Goal Call Against the Senators

Over the course of his 15-season NHL career, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been gold against the Ottawa Senators, entering Tuesday night’s game at Capital One Arena with 27 goals and 47 points in 46 games played against the Sens. … Continue reading

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Helper of the Decade: Nicklas Backstrom Records 513th Assist, 700th Point of the Decade on Tom Wilson’s Goal Against the New York Islanders

Already part of the most victorious team of the decade, and having reached a number of personal milestones to his name, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom made more history in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders by assisting on … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Moves Into Third In All-Time Power Play Goals

Greg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images Since he entered the league in 2005-06, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has made the Caps’ power play one of the most lethal in the league. His characteristic one-timer from his “office” has become one of … Continue reading

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Finally Home? Brendan Leipsic Thriving In Key, Fourth-Line Role with the Capitals

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images When the Capitals signed him to a one-year, $700,000 deal in free agency in July, left wing Brendan Leipsic’s role on the team was to provide some grittiness and secondary scoring to a revamped fourth-line, … Continue reading

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Pretenders to the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy Throne – A Look At the Opposition To Ovechkin’s Goal Scoring Dominance Over the Years

NHL For much of the decade, hockey pundits have speculated when Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would begin to decline in terms of his goal scoring, as he aged and faced the ever-inevitable onset of Father Time, despite the 2004 first … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores In First Game Following the Passing of Capitals Super-fan Alex Luey, Climbs Up Record Books

Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images In each game that Capitals superfan Alex Luey, who passed away yesterday morning following a three-year battle with cancer, attended in Toronto, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored a goal, including his famous hat trick in … Continue reading

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St. Nick Gets No. 900! Nicklas Backstrom Records 900th NHL Point in 900th Career Game Played With Alex Ovechkin

Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images As if recording a primary assist on an Alex Ovechkin goal in their 900th game played together was not enough, Capitals Alternate Captain Nicklas Backstrom added another milestone to his already acclaimed NHL career by … Continue reading

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