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“My Wife Hates When I Play Candy Crush” – Alex Ovechkin Talks What Drives Wife Nastya Crazy, How Many Goals He Needs to Feel He’s Done his Job, and More in Interview

Since the coronavirus put the 2019-20 NHL season on hiatus, players and their families have become more accessible through social media, with some members of the Washington Capitals (T.J. Oshie, Nick Jensen, and Nicklas Backstrom) welcoming new family members. Capitals … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Reflects on Time Spent Coaching Alex Ovechkin

Former Washington Capitals bench boss and Stanley Cup champion Barry Trotz reflected on his time coaching Alex Ovechkin Thursday afternoon during an appearance on Sportsnet’s Hockey Central. Trotz was asked whether or not he enjoyed coaching superstars because his Islanders … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Capitals Season-Ending, Playoff-Clinching Winning Streak of 2007-2008

Photo: NHL via Getty Images On March 21, 2008, the Washington Capitals beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-3, in a game in which they were trailing 3-1 after two periods. The comeback win would be a sign of things to come … Continue reading

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John Carlson Voted Second-Best Defenseman, Alex Ovechkin Voted Second-Best Follow on Social Media: Results from 2019-20 NHLPA Player Poll

Photo: Al Drago/AP Across the league, 588 NHL players were surveyed on various hockey-related questions ranging from on and off the ice topics to arenas and teams. These results were collected before the NHL’s pause of the season due to … Continue reading

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Interview with Alex Ovechkin’s First Professional Hockey Coach

Photos: Sport Express Igor Rabiner of Sports Express in Russia is currently interviewing the coaches who worked with Alex Ovechkin before he left Russia to play in North America.  Most recently Rabiner conducted an interview with Alex Ovechkin’s first professional … Continue reading

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Before He Became The Great Eight: An Interview With 18-year old Alex Ovechkin

Back in 2004, Trans World Sport conducted an interview with a then-18-year old Alex Ovechkin.  Trans World Sport is a British company whose objective is to “bring its viewers the best, the most interesting, and most informative stories from the … Continue reading

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Scoring Up A Storm And Setting Records – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes – March 25, 2008

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Over his 15-season National Hockey League career, Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin has become one of the NHL’s best goal-scorers of all-time, setting, tying, and breaking multiple league accolades. However during his rise up the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin: “My Mind [Is] Not On Scoring 50 Goals Or Catching Great One Or Anybody Else”

Photo: NHL Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was on a conference call with New York Islanders captain Anders Lee, New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban, Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno, and reporters on Thursday for his first media availability … Continue reading

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NBCSN To Re-air Capitals’ Stanley Cup-Clinching Game 5 Win At Golden Knights At 9 PM ET On Thursday

Photo: Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today As part of “Hockey Week in America” while the NHL is paused due to the coronavirus outbreak, NBCSN will re-air the Washington Capitals‘ Game 5 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2018 Stanley … Continue reading

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Capitals’ John Carlson: “I Don’t Believe We Ever Hit A Panic Button. But, At The Same Time, We Weren’t Happy With The Way We Were Playing.”

Photo: Yardbarker Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson shared some thoughts about his historic season and his team’s struggles since just before Christmas before the NHL Pause with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman in his latest “31 Thoughts” column.

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