Tag Archives: Sidney Crosby

More Career Milestones For Alex Ovechkin In Victory Over Canucks

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the Washington Capitals’ 6-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night, giving him 159 career multi-goal games. The tallies allowed him to pass Brett Hull for sole possession of second … Continue reading

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Sucker Punch in the Steel City: Sidney Crosby Punches Nic Dowd in the Face, Dmitry Orlov Scores Moments Later

When it comes to national television matchups, there is perhaps no better than the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. When these two, longtime rivals play one another, a playoff-like feel is apparent and tempers can sometimes flare. During the team’s … Continue reading

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Injuries Decimate Playoff Contenders In The NHL

Photo: Las Vegas Review Journal Several of the teams who were expected to be contenders in the 2021-22 season have spent much of the season dealing with a long injury list and/or long term injuries to key players. This includes … Continue reading

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Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, Brian Dumoulin Test Positive For COVID-19

Photo: CBC Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan announced on Wednesday that center Sidney Crosby and defenseman Brian Dumoulin have both tested positive for COVID-19 and missed the team’s practice. Both players are currently in COVID-19 protocol.

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Alex Ovechkin Plays In 1,200th Career NHL Game

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin played his very first game on October 5, 2005, a home game for the Washington Capitals against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ovechkin played in his 1,200th career NHL games Tuesday night.

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Gr8 Endurance: Appreciating Alex Ovechkin’s Longevity Compared to His Peers – 2021-22 Preseason Edition

NHL The 2021-22 season is Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin’s 17th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). And even now, at the relatively advanced age (in hockey player terms) of 36, it is still not unreasonable to expect him … Continue reading

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Hockey and All That: Pre-Training Camp Edition

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The offseason between the 2020-2021 and 2021-22 seasons continues to be eventful. It has included additional player signings and acquisitions and other news since NoVa Caps’ previous light-hearted summary of the offseason events in early August. … Continue reading

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Sidney Crosby Says He Hopes Alex Ovechkin Breaks Wayne Gretzky’s All-Time Goals Record

Photo: NHL via Getty Images It’s seems hard to believe, but this season will be the 17th season in which Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby have done battle against each other in the NHL. And, although they have been fierce … Continue reading

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Sidney Crosby Undergoes Wrist Surgery, Will Miss A Minimum Of Six Weeks

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Pittsburgh Penguins general manger Ron Hextall announced on Wednesday that captain Sidney Crosby underwent a successful wrist procedure earlier in the day. The 34-year-old center will miss the start of training camp and is expected … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Fate Of The Long Term Contracts Signed Before The Last Collective Bargaining Agreement

Photo: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post When the salary cap was instituted in the NHL, owners and players often signed players to extra-long contracts in which the last few years carried a significantly lower salary so that the average value of … Continue reading

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