Latest Alexander Ovechkin News

Red Wings erase two-goal deficit, beat Capitals in overtime

Oct. 27, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robby Fabbri tied it early in the third period, captain Dylan Larkin scored in overtime and the Detroit Red Wings came back to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Wednesday night. Larkin beat Vitek Vanecek 1:37 into OT on a goal assisted on by impressive...

Oshie's hat trick lifts Capitals over Senators, 7-5

Oct. 25, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — T.J. Oshie picked up his fifth career hat trick as the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 7-5 on Monday night. Alex Ovechkin extended his point streak to six games with his sixth and seventh goals of the season for Washington. Nick...

Lindholm’s 2nd hat trick lifts Flames past Caps 4-3 in OT

Oct. 23, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elias Lindholm completed his second career hat trick with a one-timer 2:46 into overtime, and the Calgary Flames beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Saturday. Lindholm’s fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the season helped the Flames to a second...

Capitals' Sprong has goal, assist in 4-1 win over Devils

Oct. 21, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Washington Capitals had the New Jersey Devils' number last season, winning all eight games. Nothing seemingly has changed this season. Daniel Sprong set up the Capitals' first goal and scored on a second-period breakaway in one-sided 4-1 victory...

Kuznetsov scores twice, Capitals beat Avalanche 6-3

Oct. 19, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov skated to the bench after a turnover cost the Washington Capitals a goal against and wanted to slink into the ground. None of his coaches or teammates said a thing, but it took until he scored his second goal of the game on the way to...

Stamkos scores in OT, Lightning come back to beat Capitals

Oct. 16, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was more like it for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They needed to stage another comeback, but this time the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions followed a familiar recipe when it mattered most. Andrei Vasilevskiy was perfect...

Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Rangers 5-1 in opener

Oct. 13, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin moved a couple of steps closer to Wayne Gretzky's goals record, Hendrix Lapierre scored the first of his NHL career and the Washington Capitals made their season opener a great one for scoring instead of fighting. The fisticuffs never...

Alex Ovechkin questionable for Capitals opener vs. Rangers

Oct. 12, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is questionable to play in the Washington Capitals season opener against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Ovechkin took part in an optional practice Tuesday after skating several laps around the ice to test out his unspecified...

Ovechkin begins 5-year contract chasing Gretzky's goals mark

Oct. 11, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Wayne Gretzky's 894 career goals has for a long time been one of hockey's hallowed numbers, record that would never be broken with scoring in the NHL so different now. But great players will keep coming after the “Great One.” Alex Ovechkin is...

Alex Ovechkin injured in Capitals' preseason finale

Oct. 08, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin left the Washington Capitals' preseason finale against Philadelphia on Friday night with what the team called a lower-body injury and is set to be examined further Saturday. Ovechkin bumped into Flyers forward Travis Konecny midway...