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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 scored a pair of goals for the Capitals in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Lightning.
The goals bring his season total to 14 and were accompanied by seven shots on goal and four hits in an all-around solid fantasy performance. Troy Brouwer, Brooks Laich and Matt Niskanen also scored goals for Washington in the win while Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson each amassed two assists. Dec 9 - 11:17 PM

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Alex Ovechkin will not have a hearing with the NHL for his hit on Leo Komarov on Saturday.

Ovechkin delivered a high-hit on Komarov, but won't be suspended for his actions. There is still a chance he could receive a fine, but fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief that he won't miss any games.
Nov 30 - 1:07 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in Washington's 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

Both of Ovechkin's goals came on the power play. The 29-year-old has 11 goals and 20 points in 21 games this season. Ovechkin has registered over a point-per-game in eight of his nine NHL seasons and he should reach that mark again this season. If he stays healthy, he's a good bet to hit 80 points. Six of Ovechkin's 11 goals have been scored on the man-advantage.
Nov 26 - 10:08 PM

Alex Ovechkin was back on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate and he'll play against the Islanders.

He took part fully in the session after leaving Tuesday's practice early because of an upper-body ailment. Coach Barry Trotz called Ovechkin a game-time call, but he expects him to play.
Nov 26 - 5:02 PM

Alex Ovechkin left Tuesday's practice due to an upper-body injury.

Ovechkin will still travel with the Capitals for Wednesday's game against the New York Islanders, but he's questionable for that contest. He has nine goals and 18 points in 20 games this season.
Nov 25 - 12:31 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Washington’s 3-2 win over Colorado.

Ovechkin broke a 2-2 tie with just under six minutes remaining in the third period. The points end a three-game pointless streak for the Russian sniper. He now has nine goals and 18 points in 19 games this season. Consistency is a problem at times for Ovechkin, but he should produce at a point-per-game pace the rest of the way.
Nov 20 - 11:32 PM

The Washington Capitals dropped a 1-0 decision to the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

The Capitals were unable to bear Devils' goaltender Cory Schneider. Despite playing 22:48, Alex Ovechkin only managed to get two shots on goal in the game. The loss snaps Washington's three-game winning streak. Ovechkin has eight goals and 16 points in 16 games this season.
Nov 14 - 10:39 PM

Alex Ovechkin registered a pair of goals for Washington in a 4-2 defeat of the Blue Jackets Tuesday.

Ovechkin's tallies were his seventh and eighth of the campaign and bring his season point total to 16 in 15 contests. Marcus Johansson enjoyed an equally strong effort as he also recorded two goals in addition to an uncharacteristic eight shots on goal. Andre Burakovsky picked up two assists for Washington in the win.
Nov 11 - 11:00 PM

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin won't be fined or suspended for his illegal check to Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson's head on Friday.

Ovechkin throws a lot of checks, so it's not surprising that he gets penalized or risks supplemental discipline here or there. The 29-year-old is likely to get the benefit of the doubt more often than not, which is good news for the Caps (and fantasy owners).
Nov 8 - 1:22 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and added three assists in Washington’s 6-5 loss to Arizona on Sunday.

Ovechkin’s first period goal gave the Capitals a 3-1 lead in the game. Unfortunately for Washington, Arizona scored five unanswered goals in the second and third periods. Ovechkin now has 825 points in his career, tying him for first all-time with Peter Bondra on the Caps’ scoring list. The 29-year-old now has six goals and 11 points in 11 games this season.
Nov 2 - 9:56 PM

Alex Ovechkin broke a five game pointless streak with a goal on Saturday.

Ovechkin is happy to break the streak but has now gone six games without a goal. To keep him in your fantasy lineup is a no-brainer but it would be nice if he found the back of the net this week. He has five goals and seven points in 10 games this season.
Nov 2 - 9:21 AM

Alex Ovechkin doesn't seem too concerned about his career-high five-game pointless streak.

"It's kind of special when you do something out there, but I'm still getting chances but I didn't score," Ovechkin said. He added that he's feeling normal. Let's take a moment to acknowledge how impressive it is that Ovechkin has played in 688 career games and until now, he's never had a string of five of them without a point. We don't think it will be too much longer before he bounces back.
Oct 30 - 10:03 AM

Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin had seven shots on goal Wednesday night but was held without a point for the fifth consecutive game.

It's the longest drought of Ovechkin's NHL career. The Caps were defeated 4-2 on their home ice by the Detroit Red Wings.
Oct 29 - 10:33 PM

Alex Ovechkin struggled on Saturday despite scoring the winning goal in the shootout.

Coach Barry Trotz asked assistant coach Blaine Forsythe who should take the third shot and Forsythe said Ovechkin. Ovechkin was only two-for-16 last season in the shootout so he was no sure thing but scored for the first time this season in two opportunities.
Oct 19 - 10:03 AM

Alex Ovechkin has taken to heart playing in the defensive zone for perhaps the first time in his career.

Ovechkin has always been lacking in his own zone but that is not the case this season under new head coach Barry Trotz. "There were times in the past where he would be at 50 percent if he didn’t have [the puck]," said Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen. "You’ve seen him blocking shots, picking up guys on the backcheck. He’s in the right spots when we don’t have the puck in the defensive zone and in breakouts. He’s made a commitment to a 200-foot game and you can see it’s not taking away from his offense. He’s really had the puck a lot and has had chances and speed on the rush. He’s done a lot of the thing that you want your captain to do." If Ovechkin continues to play at both ends of the rink his Hart Trophy consideration will go skyward.
Oct 18 - 10:44 AM

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4Michael Latta
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LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Jay Beagle
4Eric Fehr
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8John Erskine
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G1Braden Holtby
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