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Alex Ovechkin | Winger | #8

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Ovechkin opened the scoring with one of his signature one-timers just 1:02 into the game and the Caps never looked back. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and five hits in 17:38 of ice time. The 32-year-old accumulated seven points in seven games during the Eastern Conference Final and he'll now be heading to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his career. Ovechkin now has 12 goals and 22 points in 19 games this postseason. Andre Burakovsky (twice) and Nicklas Backstrom (empty-netter) also scored for the Capitals, who will take on Vegas for all the marbles. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final will be played in Las Vegas on Monday night. May 23 - 10:55 PM

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Alexander Ovechkin admitted that Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final is the biggest game of his career.

"I'm excited. We're all excited. ... We all want to be in this position and move forward," said Ovechkin. "(Wednesday night) is probably biggest game in my life, this team, organization probably. ... We still haven't reached our goal. Tomorrow is going to be a huge step forward." The 32-year-old has never been this close to a berth in the Stanley Cup Final. He'll head into this game with 11 goals and 21 points in 18 games this postseason.
May 22 - 10:04 PM

Alex Ovechkin has one 5-on-5 goal during the Eastern Conference Final and it came back in Game 2 against Tampa Bay.

Ovechkin recorded just one shot on goal at 5-on-5 in Game 5, but he has been productive in the series with three goals and three assists through five contests. If the Capitals don't get many power plays in Game 6 then the team will need more from Ovechkin on Monday night at even strength.
May 21 - 2:35 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in Washington's 3-2 Game 5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Trailing 3-1 late in the game, Ovechkin took a pass from John Carlson and blasted a one-timer by Andrei Vasilevskiy to get the Capitals to within one with just over 90 seconds remaining in the game. Unfortunately for the Caps, they could not muster up anything else in the dying moments of the game. After going up 2-0 in the series, the Caps have now lost three straight and run the risk of being eliminated from the post-season on Monday in Washington. Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored in the loss.
May 19 - 10:14 PM

The Washington Capitals appear to have made the decision to move Alex Ovechkin from his usual spot on the left circle of the power play to the right side.

Ovechkin has made a living blasting one-timers from the left circle for 13 years and it would be a shock to see him anywhere else on the power play. The Capitals also experimented with a few different looks that included T.J. Oshie manning the point with the man-advantage. Washington will likely need their power play to fire on all cylinders if they want to take back control of this series Saturday tonight. Ryan Callahan did a great job at taking away the Ovi slap shot in Game 4 and moving around the Russian winger could be the solution to break his modest two-game goal drought. It's worth noting that T.J. Oshie mentioned after practice that he and his teammates were just messing around.
May 19 - 12:15 PM

Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov are closing in on the Capitals' franchise record for points in a single year's playoffs.

Ovechkin already holds the record with 21 points set in the 2009 postseason. Kuznetsov has tied that mark and Ovechkin currently has 20 points. There is a very good chance that both of them will set a new franchise standard for postseason scoring.
May 19 - 9:25 AM

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals could get nothing going on the power play in Thursday's Game 4 loss to the Lightning.

Despite taking three first period penalties, the Lightning, and more specifically Ryan Callahan did a great job on the penalty kill to deny Ovechkin of his classic one-timer. Ovechkin finished the game with an assist and three shots on goal but he and his teammates will leave the game with a bitter taste in their mouth after outshooting the Lightning 38-20 and going 0-4 on the power play. The series will shift back to Tampa on Saturday for Game 5.
May 17 - 10:57 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 10th of the playoffs and he added an assist in Washington's 6-2 win against Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday night.

Ovechkin has accounted for two goals and four assists over a four-game point streak. He has two goals and two assists in two matches against the Lightning so far to help the Capitals record a 2-0 series lead heading back home. Ovechkin has amassed 19 points through 14 playoff contests.
May 13 - 11:05 PM

One of the reasons for the Capitals' success in the playoffs so far has been their lethal power play.

The team has a 32.6% success rate with the man advantage, the best ranking of any of the teams still in the Stanley Cup hunt. The Capitals have scored at least one power-play goal in 11 of the 13 postseason games they've played thus far. Alex Ovechkin has played a big part with four goals and eight points when the Caps have had the man advantage.
May 12 - 10:00 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Ovechkin's power-play blast gave the Capitals a 2-0 lead with just over six seconds remaining in the first period. He also registered an assist on Lars Eller's marker on the man-advantage that extended his team's lead to 4-0 at the 6:42 mark of the second frame. Ovechkin finished the night with an even rating, three shots on goal and three hits in 17:40 of ice time. The 32-year-old has picked up at least one point in seven of his last eight outings. This was also his seventh multi-point effort of the postseason. Ovechkin is up to nine goals and 17 points in 13 playoff games. The Capitals lead the Eastern Conference Final 1-0.
May 11 - 10:56 PM

Alex Ovechkin earned an assist in Game 6 to help Washington advance to the Eastern Conference Final.

Ovechkin had a helper on Evgeny Kuznetsov's overtime winner to eliminate the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. "I see [Kuznetsov] was over there and I just put the puck in space and he did what he does best," Ovechkin said. "It feels great. Never been this position before and I'm looking forward to [the conference final]." He has generated eight goals and 15 points in 12 postseason matches this year.
May 8 - 11:21 AM

The Washington Capitals suffered a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Thursday's Game 4 matchup.

The Capitals didn't do much offensively, managing only 21 shots as a team with captain Alexander Ovechkin failing to register a shot on goal himself. In fact, both Sidney Crosby and Ovechkin failed to pick up a shot on goal in the game, making it the first time that has occurred in a matchup between the two. The Capitals will need to regroup ahead of Saturday's Game 5 matchup back in Washington. Unfortunately, they might be forced to be without T.J. Oshie who will likely be getting a call from the Department of Player Safety after leaving his feet on a hit he delivered towards Kris Letang.
May 3 - 10:16 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ovechkin helped set up John Carlson's power-play goal in the second period to give the Caps a 1-0 lead at the time. He also scored the game-winning goal with just over one minute remaining in regulation when he batted the puck out of the air moments after ringing it off the post. Ovechkin finished the night with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, two shots on goal and four hits in 20:24 of ice time. The 32-year-old has put together six multi-point efforts in nine games during this postseason. He's up to eight goals and five assists during the playoffs. The Capitals now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
May 1 - 10:27 PM

Alex Ovechkin tallied his seventh goal of the playoffs in Sunday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Ovechkin opened the scoring 1:26 into Game 2 after he had two points in Game 1 versus the Penguins. It was his 53rd career playoff goal, which ties him with Bill Barber, Daniel Briere, Stephane Richer and Jeremy Roenick for 47th place on the NHL's all-time list.
Apr 29 - 6:26 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ovechkin registered the primary assist on Evgeny Kuznetsov's goal just 17 seconds into the game. He then added a tally of his own 28 seconds into the third frame to make it 2-0 for his team. Unfortunately for the Capitals, the Penguins ended up scoring three consecutive goals in the third frame. Ovechkin finished the game with three shots on goal, three hits and one takeaway in 18:39 of ice time. The 32-year-old now has six goals and 10 points in seven games this postseason. The Capitals trail the best-of-seven series 1-0.
Apr 26 - 10:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
4Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley