Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin

NHL Playoff Picture 2015: Analyzing Postseason Races, Standings and Bracket

Posted 04/09/2015 - 10:00 by HockeyPolls

With only nine teams alive for a playoff spot in each of the NHL's two conferences, much of the postseason picture has been determined, but it looks as though nothing will be finalized until the final day of the 2014-15 campaign.

Ovechkin Becomes 4th Player with 6 50-Goal Seasons in 1st 10 Years

Posted 03/31/2015 - 22:03 by HockeyPolls

Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season during the first period of Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, becoming just the fourth player in NHL history to record six 50-goal campaigns within his first 10 seasons in the league, per Sportsnet Stats.

Capitals' Ovechkin Seeking 6th 50-Goal Season of Career

Posted 03/31/2015 - 07:35 by HockeyPolls

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin enters Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes needing just one more goal to reach 50 in a season for the sixth time in his 10-year career, per Sportsnet Stats.

With the Capitals still having another five games to play after Tuesday's contest, the 29-year-old Russian is an excellent bet to reach the milestone.

Alex Ovechkin Injury: Updates on Capitals Star's Lower Body and Return

There may be no more valuable player in the NHL than Alex Ovechkin missed the Capitals' game against the Wild on March 5, but returned to the lineup against the Sabres on Saturday.

Continue for updates.

Predicting the Starters for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game

Posted 01/11/2015 - 09:50 by HockeyPolls

The 2015 NHL All-Star Game will be held Sunday, Jan. 25 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Sportsnet reported that a draft system will be used, in which two captains select the players for both teams. That creates numerous possibilities for projecting which players get the nod to start the game.

Blackhawks vs. Capitals: Vital Viewing Information for Winter Classic 2015

Posted 01/01/2015 - 08:00 by HockeyPolls

When the Chicago Blackhawks travel to Washington to play the Capitals at Nationals Park for the 2015 NHL Winter Classic, hockey fans from all around North America will be enthralled by the annual outdoor spectacle.

With Chicago in control of the Central Division in the Western Conference and the Capitals fighting to stay toward the top of the Metropolitan Division on the Eastern Conference side, Thursday’s battle will be intense.

Why Their Defense Doesn't Matter for Patrick Kane and Alex Ovechkin

Posted 12/31/2014 - 17:47 by HockeyPolls

Let's for a moment look at the bodies of work for two anonymous players in the NHL.

(The headline is sort of a giveaway, but let's do this anyway.)

Will Alex Ovechkin Be a 50-Goal Scorer for the Barry Trotz-Led Capitals?

Posted 08/07/2014 - 18:17 by HockeyPolls

Alex Ovechkin’s place in the pantheon of NHL superstars is controversial because of concerns about his two-way play, but what isn’t controversial is that he’s one of the best pure scorers in the game of hockey. Even during a 2013-14 season that was in some ways difficult, Ovechkin managed to lead the league with 51 goals.  

Alexander Ovechkin Rides Tank, Shoots Machine Gun with Russian National Team

Tanks, guns and loud noises! 

That was the name of the game for Alexander Ovechkin earlier this week. The Washington Capitals winger is currently overseas for the IIHF World Championship, and recently spent some quality time with the Russian national team riding machines of war around Belarus. 

How Can Alex Ovechkin Have 49 Goals and a Minus-35 Rating?

Posted 04/07/2014 - 14:17 by HockeyPolls

Of the 868 skaters who have played at least one NHL game this season, nobody has scored more goals than Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, who has lit the lamp 49 times.

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