Latest Alexander Ovechkin News

Lightning still the team to beat in NHL's Eastern Conference

Sep. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop. After finishing 21 points ahead of everyone else during the 2018-19 regular season, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favorites and the team to beat in an ever-improving Eastern Conference. With a stacked roster...

Blues' O'Reilly has 'another gear' after being playoff MVP

Sep. 18, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

Ryan O'Reilly stockpiled quite the hardware to show off at his Stanley Cup day. On display next to the Cup he helped the St. Louis Blues win in June were the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward. Any player would gladly celebrate with those shiny centerpieces,...

Kuznetsov ban could open door for Caps' top pick McMichael

Sep. 17, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Connor McMichael in his NHL exhibition debut made a no-look pass to set up a goal that junior coach Dale Hunter knows was no accident. "He knew that guy had an empty net backdoor," Hunter said. "You can't teach that. That's a feeling of the game." McMichael's feel for the game made...

Today in History

Sep. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2019. There are 105 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1987, the city of Philadelphia, birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, threw a big party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic document; in a speech at...

Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov suspended 3 games by NHL

Sep. 14, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended without pay for three regular-season games by the NHL for "inappropriate conduct," less than a month after he was banned from playing for Russia for four years because of a positive test for cocaine. The NHL announced its...

Uncertainty with Kuznetsov threatens to hang over Capitals

Sep. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — They're no longer defending Stanley Cup champions, don't know if one of their best players will be eligible for opening night, are over the salary cap ceiling and face expiring contracts for two franchise cornerstones after the season. That parade feels like a long time ago. No bigger...

Correction: Capitals-Ovechkin story

Sep. 8, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about Alex Ovechkin, The Associated Press erroneously reported what season the Washington Capitals captain is entering. He is entering his 15th, not 14th, season. A corrected version of the story is below: Caps' Ovechkin leaner if not lighter going into 15th season...