Tag Archives: Alexander Ovechkin

News and Notes from Monday’s Capitals Practice: *Checks Fridge* Guess What’s Here this Time

The Capitals have won three in row and for the first time this season have swept a back-to-back set. After two big wins over the Lightning and the Maple Leafs, the Caps got a well-deserved day off on Sunday. On … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores a Hat Trick in Toronto, Dedicates It To Cancer Survivor

Photo: @lukefoxjukebox Alex Ovechkin may have been the star on the stats sheet in the Capitals 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs Saturday night, but the biggest star of the night was one of his biggest fans, 13-year old Alex Luey. … Continue reading

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After Two Games, the Alex Ovechkin-Nicklas Backstrom Line Reunion Might Be Spark Capitals Needed

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images When the Capitals lost a tough contest to the Calgary Flames Monday night, some Caps fans were beginning to panic. Many thought the Capitals finally hit their stride not too long ago when they … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Limps Off Ice at Monday’s Practice

Youth and inexperience have been the struggle for the Capitals this season, and now the injury bug might be playing a role as well. After Andre Burakovsky sat out of practice with an injury of his own, Alex Ovechkin, the … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky Finally Breaks Through

Andre Burakovsky began the season on the top line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie, but has struggled ever since.  Trotz needed to make a change to his lineup. He chose to switch things up during Thursday’s practice, as Tom Wilson was moved … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Visit FBI Academy For Team Building Activity

Sometimes the usual routine of practice and games can be tedious on a team, especially one comprised of new players. After two tough losses, the Capitals took a break from their usual Kettler routines and hit up the FBI Academy … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Stays Hot in Blowout Loss

Photo: Len Redkoles/Getty Images The Capitals suffered a brutal 8-2 road loss Saturday at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyersl dropping the team’s record to 3-2-1 on the young season. This game had few, if any, bright spots. One of them … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin’s Fast Start Reflects His Competitive Drive is Still Alive

When Alex Ovechkin returned to Washington D.C. from Russia to prepare for a new season, he had a rather slimmer frame than what fans were used to. It was also a much earlier arrival than fans were used to. Instead … Continue reading

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Christian Djoos Plays His First NHL Game, Makes an Immediate Impact

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Wednesday night’s 3-2 Capitals loss to the Penguins saw the much anticipated NHL debut of Christian Djoos. He impressed coaches during training camp and after being a healthy scratch for the team’s first … Continue reading

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Capitals Give Players, Fans Red Carpet Treatment Ahead of Home Opener

For the third consecutive year, the Capitals held their annual Rock the Red Carpet before their home opener against the Montreal Canadiens.  A couple hundred of fans showed up hours early to get autographs and see their team before the … Continue reading

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