Latest Alexander Ovechkin News

Dowd lifts Capitals to 3-2 win over Oilers

Dec. 06, 2022 00:50 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nic Dowd scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Monday night to snap a two-game skid. Lars Eller and T.J. Oshie also scored for the Capitals, who are 2-5-3 in their last 10 road games. Charlie...

Andrew Mangiapane scores twice, Flames beat Capitals 5-2

Dec. 04, 2022 02:57 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane scored twice, Adam Ruzicka had a goal and two assists and the Calgary Flames beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Saturday night. “Sometimes, pucks just don’t go in for whatever reason. Maybe you run into a hot goalie or something like...

Matty Beniers scores in OT, Kraken rally past Capitals 3-2

Dec. 02, 2022 01:38 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jaden Schwartz was grabbing a drink of water when he looked up and saw Matty Beniers breaking in alone on goal. Seattle's rookie wasted no time sending the Kraken to their seventh straight victory. “I looked up and he was on a breakaway. It happened...

Ovechkin tops Gretzky for most road goals, Caps beat Canucks

Nov. 30, 2022 02:32 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice, passing Wayne Gretzky for the most road goals in NHL history, and the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Tuesday night. Ovechkin has scored 403 of his 793 career goals away from home. Gretzky holds...

Hughes has first NHL hat trick, Devils beat Capitals 5-1

Nov. 27, 2022 11:22 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes had his first career NHL hat trick, Vitek Vanecek made 38 saves against his former team and the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Saturday for coach Lindy Ruff’s 800th victory. “It’s exciting,” Hughes said. “Couple of...

Ovechkin and Oshie power Capitals past Flames 3-0

Nov. 25, 2022 17:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie each had a goal and an assist, helping the Washington Capitals to a 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday. Ovechkin scored career goal No. 791 at 12:24 of the third period, firing a quick wrist shot from the left circle past...

Alex Ovechkin scores 790th goal, Capitals beat Flyers in OT

Nov. 24, 2022 00:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin believed the Washington Capitals were always in the game against the Philadelphia Flyers despite trailing. So when he got the puck on his stick in overtime off a perfect pass from Dylan Strome, the best goal-scorer of this generation knew what he had to do. ...

Pavel Buchnevich scores in shootout, Blues beat Capitals 5-4

Nov. 18, 2022 00:06 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich scored in the sixth round of a shootout, Thomas Greiss made 47 saves and the St. Louis Blues survived blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Thursday night. Ryan O'Reilly, Brayden Schenn, Torey Krug and Buchnevich scored...

Sergachev has 2 goals, 2 assists, Lightning beat Caps 6-3

Nov. 13, 2022 22:56 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mikhail Sergachev had two goals and two assists during a four-goal first period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 on Sunday night. Sergachev is the first NHL defenseman to have a four-point period since Toronto's Morgan Rielly on Oct....

Capitals beat Lightning as Kuemper gets best of Bolts again

Nov. 11, 2022 22:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Darcy Kuemper got the best of the Tampa Bay Lightning again, making 28 saves to backstop the Washington Capitals to a 5-1 victory Friday night against the team he beat for the Stanley Cup last summer in a game full of boiling tensions and a couple of fights. ...