Latest Alexander Ovechkin News

Alex Ovechkin confident he will sign extension with Capitals

May. 25, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin said Tuesday he is confident he will sign an extension and play again next season for the Washington Capitals franchise he led to the Stanley Cup in 2018. Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie also hope to be back. After a third consecutive...

Bergeron, Pastrnak and Bruins finish off Capitals in 5 games

May. 23, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Pastrnak couldn't control his excitement with the opportunity to help the Boston Bruins advance in the playoffs, and captain Patrice Bergeron approached the clinching game as if it was the reason he played hockey. It showed. ...

Bruins score 3 PPG, beat Capitals 4-1 for 3-1 series lead

May. 21, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had to cut short one goal celebration to skate to the defense of a teammate, who was taking some abuse from oft-suspended Capitals forward Tom Wilson. They didn't fight back. They just kept scoring. ...

Smith scores in 2nd OT to lead Bruins past Capitals 3-2

May. 19, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Craig Smith has a mantra that he pulled out after scoring the winning goal against Washington on Wednesday night: “I love winning, but I hate waiting.” The Bruins forward took care of the first part after he'd had plenty of the second, scoring 25:48...

Nic Dowd scores in OT, Capitals beat Bruins 3-2 in Game 1

May. 15, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie’s goal song, John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” echoed through Capital One Arena and its 25% capacity crowd. It turned out the credit technically belonged elsewhere, but Capitals fans were in no mood to nitpick. Nic...

Capitals and Bruins have bad blood, friendly familiarity

May. 14, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

Tom Wilson has faced the Boston Bruins a few times since drilling Brandon Carlo with a hit that drew a seven-game suspension. Game 1 of the Bruins' first-round playoff series against the Capitals on Saturday night in Washington is Carlo's first game back on the ice...

Raffl's late goal pushes Capitals past Bruins, 2-1

May. 11, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals got Alex Ovechkin back on the ice feeling “100%” heading into the playoffs. Winning was just a bonus. Michael Raffl scored from a tight angle with 1.8 seconds remaining, Ovechkin saw his first extended action since April 22...

Capitals beat Flyers in overtime, Penguins win East Division

May. 08, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to dress the usual 18 skaters because of injuries and other absences, the Washington Capitals rallied for one accomplishment with the playoffs on the horizon but fell short of another. Lars Eller tied it with 39.8 seconds left in regulation,...

Capitals lose to Flyers, miss chance to reclaim 1st in East

May. 07, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling flat after an emotional week, the Washington Capitals cost themselves their easiest path to a division title and showed worrying signs with the playoffs approaching. The Capitals lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 Friday night, missing their...

Capitals beat Rangers 4-2 in fight-filled game

May. 05, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — T.J. Oshie had a hat trick, Vitek Vanecek made 19 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the depleted New York Rangers 4-2 in a fight-filled game Wednesday night. Oshie beat Alexandar Georgiev 12 seconds into the middle period with a shot from the right...