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Alex Ovechkin | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
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Alex Ovechkin gave the New York Rangers all they could handle in Game 2, yet the Washington Capitals ultimately fell 3-2, leaving the series tied at 1-1.
Ovechkin scored a sensational goal to give Washington a chance to tie the game. Overall, he had four SOG and nine hits during a very busy 19:49 TOI. He has been involved in three of the Capitals' four goals so far in this series. May 2 - 3:33 PM

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Alex Ovechkin said that the Washington Capitals are a maturing club.

"We’re just growing up," Ovechkin said Friday. "If it was our first year we made the playoffs and we won one game we would be happy and jumping up and down right now. We know it’s not about one game. You have to keep your emotion, keep your control. You won. That’s it. Five minutes you’re in a good mood and enjoy yourself and then the next day it’s a totally different game." The Caps are up one game with Game 2 Saturday afternoon at 12:30 ET.
May 2 - 7:36 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored a first period goal, then sent a beautiful pass to Joel Ward all alone in front of the net with one-second remaining in the game that broke the tie and give the Capitals a 2-1 victory on Thursday night.

It was a wild finish on Broadway but the Caps stayed right with the reigning Eastern Conference Champs and Presidents Trophy winners in their own building all game long. Ovechkin's goal and assist give him seven points in eight playoff games this season. The Rangers outshot the Capitals 32-29, but New York also had seven more giveaways.
Apr 30 - 10:38 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored five goals in four games against the New York Rangers in the regular season.

Ovechkin and the Capitals are getting ready for their second round series against the Rangers. He's expected to be countered by defensemen Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh, but that's nothing new for Ovechkin. "Me and Backy always play against Girardi and McDonagh," Ovechkin said, referring to frequent linemate Nicklas Backstrom. "We're familiar with what they’re going to do. We'll watch more video and remember how they play and what they’re going to do. But it doesn't matter to us, we're just gong to do our thing."
Apr 30 - 10:30 AM

Alex Ovechkin is a finalist for the Hart Trophy.

He led the NHL with 53 goals in 81 games this past season. Ovechkin was the only 50-goal scorer and he finished with 10 more goals than his closest competition (Steve Stamkos). He also led the league with 395 shots and 25 power-play markers. Ovechkin had 81 points on the year and he improved his plus-minus rating from minus-35 in 2013-14 to a plus-10. Ovechkin has won the Hart three times, with his most recent honor coming in 2012-13.
Apr 29 - 6:57 PM

As if Washington Capitals fans needed more of a reason to be excited for another matchup with the New York Rangers, Alex Ovechkin leads all shooters in goals on Henrik Lundqvist.

Through 55 games Ovechkin has scored 26 goals, including playoffs. And in 26 career playoff games against the Rangers, Ovechkin has scored 10 goals and 19 points. This will be the fifth playoff series since 2009 between the Capitals and the Rangers, four have gone the distance with each team winning twice but the Rangers having taken the previous two series.
Apr 28 - 7:56 PM

Alex Ovechkin had an assist in Washington's 2-1 win against the Islanders in Game 7 of their first round series.

Ovechkin was the hero in that pivotal game, but he did have an okay series. He scored two goals and five points in seven contests, including four points in the final four games. Ovechkin will now attempt to advance to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time in his career by challenging the New York Rangers in the second round.
Apr 28 - 11:56 AM

Alex Ovechkin made his presence felt in Game 6, yet the Washington Capitals failed in putting the New York Islanders away. They lost 3-1 to set up a seventh game.

Ovechkin grabbed an assist on Washington's only goal. He also avoided a penalty despite a highly questionable check on John Tavares, which backfired as Nikolay Kulemin scored the game-winner moments later.
Apr 25 - 6:23 PM

Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net and registered an assist in the Capitals' 2-1 overtime win over the Islanders on Tuesday.

The Islanders held Ovechkin to three shots on goal in Game 3, but they couldn't contain him Tuesday night. Ovechkin now has three points in four playoff contests. The first round series is tied at 2-2.
Apr 22 - 11:44 AM

Alex Ovechkin said on Saturday that he thinks the Washington Capitals fans are louder than the Islanders.

Well that ought to rile up the Islander faithful as Game 3 will be played in Nassau County Coliseum Sunday. "Tomorrow is going to be a more interesting game, a more intense game and the crowd is going to be cheering for them," Ovechkin said Saturday. "But that’s OK. It’s not my first year in the NHL. I don’t think it’s going to be as loud as Verizon, but we’ll see." Ovechkin has a goal through the first two games of the series.
Apr 19 - 9:20 AM

Alex Ovechkin has never enjoyed the NHL as much as this season, in the opinion of Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan says.

The superstar winger scored 53 goals, won the Rocket Richard Trophy for the third consecutive season and is playing a more complete game under coach Barry Trotz, who was hired by the Caps before the season. Ovechkin "seems to be having more fun to me," MacLellan said. "I think it's more enjoyable for him to be in this environment. The offensive numbers are the same. I think he's more comfortable with his game, the way it is now. It's a lot more fun when you're playing as a team and winning as a team. He's more enthusiastic. I think it's just been an all-around fun year for him." The Caps are preparing to meet the New York Islanders in their first round of the playoffs.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 13 - 10:04 PM

The Washington Capitals lost 4-2 to the New York Rangers on Saturday, but Alex Ovechkin had another nice game.

He scored a goal in this one, giving him 53 tallies and exactly a point per game (81 in 81) in 2014-15. This is Ovechkin's best output since he had 85 points in 2010-11.
Apr 11 - 3:25 PM

Alex Ovechkin netted a pair of goals on Thursday night to help the Caps top the Habs and increase his league-leading output to 52 goals.

Ovie took over the Capitals franchise goal record from Peter Bondra with the 472nd marker of his career. The Great Eight now has five goals in his past three games, along with 79 points in 77 games this season.
Apr 3 - 12:40 AM

With a goal on Tuesday, Alex Ovechkin became the sixth player in the history of the league to have at least six 50-goal seasons.

The other five are Guy Lafleur, Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky, Marcel Dionne, and Mario Lemieux. Ovechkin is just 29 years old, but he already has 472 goals in 755 games. That's good enough for 53rd place on the NHL's all-time list and puts him just one behind Denis Savard and Alexander Mogilny.
Apr 1 - 10:34 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday as the Capitals upended Carolina by a score of 4-2.

The superstar winger has now reached the half-century mark in six different seasons and is on pace to record his highest goal total since the 56 he counted in 2008-09. Mike Green, Brooks Laich and Joel Ward all scored for Washington in the winning effort.
Mar 31 - 11:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Joel Ward
4Curtis Glencross
5Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Eric Fehr
3Andre Burakovsky
4Tom Wilson
5Jay Beagle
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7Dmitry Orlov
8John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters