Team Russia was blown out by Team Canada by a score of 6-1 in Sunday's Gold Medal Game at the World Hockey Championship.
Alex Ovechkin didn't take long to make a difference now that he's a part of Russia's bid for 2015 IIHF WHC gold.
Alex Ovechkin will play for Russia in the semifinals of the World Hockey Championships if they defeat Sweden in Thursday's quarterfinal.
Alex Ovechkin scored, but the Capitals season ended with a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 7 against the Rangers on Wednesday night.
Alex Ovechkin has not scored in five straight Game 7s in the NHL playoffs.
Alex Ovechkin guaranteed victory for the Capitals in Game 7 against the New York Rangers.
Alex Ovechkin has not found the back of the net in his last three games.
It took a while for Alex Ovechkin to get going in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
For the sixth time in his career, Alex Ovechkin has been named a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award. The award, which commemorates Ted Lindsay in honor of him setting up the original Players' Association, is award to the "Most Outstanding Player" as voted on by the players.
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.
Alex Ovechkin said that the Washington Capitals are a maturing club.
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.
Alex Ovechkin scored five goals in four games against the New York Rangers in the regular season.
Alex Ovechkin is a finalist for the Hart Trophy.