Latest Alexander Ovechkin News

Lehner makes 34 saves, Golden Knights shut out Capitals 1-0

Jan. 24, 2022 22:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robin Lehner took a puck to the mask on a shot from Alex Ovechkin that was so hard it caved in the cage. He needed to switch to an old helmet, but that did nothing to slow him down. Lehner stopped all 34 shots he faced for his and the Vegas Golden...

Faulk lifts Blues to 3-1 win over short-handed Canucks

Jan. 24, 2022 02:38 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist and the St. Louis Blues beat the undermanned Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Sunday night. Brayden Schenn and Jordan Kyrou also scored for the Blues, and Vladimir Tarasenko had two assists. Ville Husso stopped 38...

Ovechkin, Backstrom rally Capitals past Senators 3-2 in OT

Jan. 22, 2022 23:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 28th and 29th goals of the season in the third period, Nicklas Backstrom pounced on a turnover to get the winner 1:13 into overtime and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. Backstrom...

McAvoy's late goal lifts Bruins to 4-3 win over Capitals

Jan. 20, 2022 23:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie McAvoy scored a power-play goal with 45 seconds left in the third period, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. David Pastrnak had two goals and Jake DeBrusk also scored for the Bruins, who cashed in on a late...

Ovechkin scores 27th goal, Capitals beat Jets in overtime

Jan. 18, 2022 22:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin fumed after he thought the referees missed a penalty call and screamed obscenities from the bench after watching the replay. On his very next shift, he scored his NHL-leading 27th goal of the season to spark a comeback and help the Washington...

Pettersson scores twice, Canucks beat Capitals to snap skid

Jan. 16, 2022 17:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elias Pettersson insisted he never worried throughout a monthlong drought about when his next goal would come. “Sometimes it just doesn't go your way,” he said. “I know what I’m capable of.” The gifted Swede showed Sunday what he's capable...

Vanecek, Wilson lead Capitals past Islanders 2-0

Jan. 15, 2022 17:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wilson scored early, Alex Ovechkin added an empty-net goal late, and Vitek Vanecek made 23 saves to lead the Washington Capitals to a 2-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Vanecek picked up his seventh win of the season and his third career...

Marchand bloodied, scores twice in Bruins' 7-3 win over Caps

Jan. 10, 2022 22:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trainers repaired the giant gash on Brad Marchand's nose, stuffed gauze up his nostrils and then he stepped back on to the ice minutes after taking a violent high stick to the face. Bloody nose and all, Marchand looked like the epitome of an old-school hockey...

Buchnevich, Husso lead Blues to 5-1 win over Capitals

Jan. 07, 2022 23:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich had two goals and an assist, Ville Husso stopped 26 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 Friday night. Torey Krug, Oskar Sundqvist and Ivan Barbashev also scored to help the Blues improve to 8-2-2 in their last 12 games,...

Ovechkin scores two 3rd period goals in Caps 3-1 win

Dec. 31, 2021 23:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had two goals in the third period, including the go-ahead score with 2:51 remaining, and the Washington Capitals topped the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Friday night. The game-winner was his 275th career power play goal, a new NHL record. He had tied with...