Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin

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.

5 Takeaways from Alex Ovechkin's Performance Against Norway

Posted 02/18/2014 - 19:52 by HockeyPolls

Team Russia dismantled Team Norway 4-0 Tuesday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals vs. Finland, but the host nation’s biggest star, Alex Ovechkin, has been continuing to struggle in Sochi.

The Capitals’ goal scorer has been under a lot of pressure lately with his recent slump. With Team Finland up next for the Russians, Ovechkin is going to have to show up sooner rather than later. Here are five takeaways from Ovi’s performance against Norway:

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

Posted 01/21/2014 - 18:58 by HockeyPolls

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will miss the team's Jan. 21 matchup against the Ottawa Senators due to a lower-body injury.

Katie Carrera of The Washington Post first reported that Ovechkin was not out on the ice for the Capitals' pregame skate:

The Hottest and Coldest Washington Capitals Right Now

All hockey teams go through hot and cold spells, but right now the Washington Capitals are in a polar vortex. 

The Caps have lost three straight games in regulation and five straight overall while compiling a 2-5-3 record in their last 10 games. They are 22-19-8 for 52 points and have fallen to fifth in the Metropolitan Division standings

Ranking the 10 Flashiest Players in the NHL in the 2013-14 Season

Posted 11/11/2013 - 15:49 by HockeyPolls

The NHL has more duality than just about any other league in the world. Hockey can be brutal and beautiful, often within seconds of the separate occurrences. A big body check in the neutral zone causes a streaking forward to cough up the puck.

Perhaps Phil Kessel or Alex Ovechkin pounces on the loose biscuit, and dances into the offensive zone with speed before stick handling between two defenders and burying a goal.

All while the guy that got blown up in the first place is just now getting back to his feet.

Early Stock Watch for Washington Capitals' Top Stars in 2013-14

As a team that hasn't missed the postseason once in the last six years, the Washington Capitals' 3-5 start has to be at least a little troubling for majority owner Ted Leonsis, general manager George McPhee and bench boss Adam Oates. 

Buying or Selling Washington Capitals Players' Hot Starts in 2013-14

For the Washington Capitals, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

After a massively underwhelming effort in a 2-0 loss to the rival New York Rangers on Wednesday night, the Caps find themselves mired in another slow start. At 2-5-0, the Caps already trail the division-leading Pittsburgh Penguins by six points.

Washington Capitals' Biggest Early Surprises in 2013-14 Season

After a disappointing 3-2 loss to their old, and now new, divisional rival the Carolina Hurricanes, the Washington Capitals are off to a second consecutive slow start to a season.

The Caps now find themselves with a record of 1-3-0. They are already tied for last place in the Metropolitan division and are tied for 15th in the Eastern Conference.

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