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Alex Ovechkin | Winger | #8

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 239
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin scored his fourth goal and added his fourth assist of the postseason during the Capitals' 3-2 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh Monday night.
Ovechkin cut the Pens' lead to 3-1 with his goal at 9:02 of the third period. He assisted on a goal by Justin Williams (first of the postseason) at 19:04 but the Caps couldn't come back in the final minute and now trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven, second-round series. Game 4 goes Wednesday in Pittsburgh. May 2 - 11:58 PM

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Alex Ovechkin registered an assist in the Capitals' 4-3 overtime win against Pittsburgh Thursday night.

Ovechkin now has three goals and six points in seven playoff games. Over the course of his career he's scored 39 goals and 76 points in 79 postseason contests.
Apr 29 - 11:13 AM

Alex Ovechkin believes his team is ready to take a "big step" forward.

The Capitals will have the tough task of knocking off the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round, but the Russian sniper believes his team can get it done. "It's going to be very interesting and a very important challenge for us because I think we're ready to take a big step and we have to beat Pittsburgh," Ovechkin said. "We're going to try our best. This team is ready and I think everybody can't wait until Game 1 starts." The first game of the series will be played on Thursday night.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 26 - 9:13 PM

Alex Ovechkin registered an assist in the Capitals' series-winning 1-0 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.

Ovechkin finished the first round series with three goals and five points in six contests. He now has 39 goals and 75 points in 78 career postseason games.
Apr 25 - 7:19 AM

Alex Ovechkin thinks the Capitals and the Penguins meeting in the playoffs is good for the NHL.

"Great team obviously," Ovechkin said of the Penguins. "It's gonna be good for the league, for the fans and for us. It's going to be an interesting match." The Penguins and Capitals haven't met in the playoffs since 2009.
Apr 24 - 5:18 PM

Alex Ovechkin had eight shots on goal in Friday's 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5.

Ovechkin's eight shots were a game-high (no one else had more than five). He also dished out eight hits, but he and his teammates weren't able to solve Michal Neuvirth. The Capitals, who once seemed to be in complete control of this series, now hold a slim 3-2 lead. One more win would get the job done, but that won't be easy now that the Flyers seem to have a hot goalie and some momentum. Game 6 will be played in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 10:03 PM

Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist in Washington's 6-1 victory over Philadelphia in Game 3 on Monday.

Ovechkin's first marker of the night was the game-winning goal. With that the Capitals hold a 3-0 series lead in the first round. John Carlson was another major contributor with a goal and two assists. Jay Beagle, Marcus Johansson, and Evgeny Kuznetsov accounted for the other three goals. Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, and Justin Williams each registered two assists.
Apr 18 - 10:03 PM

Alex Ovechkin netted a goal for the Capitals, who won 4-1 on Saturday night against the Flyers.

The win gave the Capitals a 2-0 first-round series lead. Ovechkin scored a power-play goal with 2:39 left in the second period to boost the Caps’ lead to 3-1. The Capitals captain has a remarkable 37 goals and 71 points in 74 career playoff games. He also had five shots, so he has 344 in his playoff career. Nicklas Backstrom (goal, two assists), Jason Chimera and John Carlson got the other goals.
Apr 17 - 12:16 AM

Alex Ovechkin won the Rocket Richard Trophy with 50 goals in 79 games.

It was the fourth consecutive year that Ovechkin has won that award and it was also the sixth goal scoring title of his career. Only three other players have won at least four consecutive goal scoring titles and the others are Wayne Gretzky, Phil Esposito, and Bobby Hull.
Apr 11 - 10:10 AM

Alex Ovechkin will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's season finale against the Ducks.

Ovechkin finishes yet another remarkable season with 50 goals and 71 points in 79 games. He's also won his fourth consecutive, and sixth career, Rocket Richard Trophy for most goals.
Apr 10 - 7:08 PM

Alex Ovechkin gave us yet another reminder of how awesome he truly is.

Ovechkin collected his seventh career hat trick during Saturday's 5-1 win over the Blues, it was a natural hatty at that. The slick trick also gave him 50 goals this season, marking the seventh time he's accomplished that feat as well. And he still has a game to go on Sunday.
Apr 10 - 1:42 AM

Alex Ovechkin is now up to 47 goals this season thanks to his pair of tallies during Tuesdays' 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders.

With another three he'll achieve his third straight and seventh career season with at least 50 goals. Simply remarkable. Now at 963 career points, he'll surely reach 1,000 sometime in November or December next season as well. Probably on a goal from the left dot.
Apr 6 - 12:25 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 45th goal of the season during Friday's 4-2 win over Colorado.

It's the eighth time in his career Ovechkin has recorded at least as many goals in a season during his career. He needs five more for his third straight season cracking the 50-goal plateau, which would give him six such campaigns as well. Simply incredible.
Apr 2 - 1:55 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

His 42nd goal of the season came in overtime and capped off a seven shot, three hit night which saw Ovechkin skate a game-high 18:21 among Capitals forwards. Ovechkin brings his season total to 42 goals and 63 points in 67 games this season. The 30-year-old's 42 goals are tops in the NHL.
Mar 15 - 9:58 PM

Alex Ovechkin said he is still being bothered by the undisclosed lower-body injury that kept him out of the NHL All-Star Game.

"It still bothers me," Ovechkin said. "But of course when we have that kind of schedule, it lets you know right away that it bothers you, that it's sore." He hasn't missed any games or practices due to the ailment and it doesn't seem like that will change.
Mar 14 - 5:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Marcus Johansson
4Mike Richards
5Michael Latta
6Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Andre Burakovsky
3Jason Chimera
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Sill
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Mike Weber
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Dan Ellis