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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 finished with a minus-three rating as the Capitals were shut out 3-0 by the Jets on Saturday night.
A rare night in which Ovechkin didn’t do any great from a fantasy perspective. He had a quiet night, with two shots on goal in 20:58. Eric Fehr led the Capitals with four shots on goal in the loss. Mar 21 - 9:50 PM

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Alex Ovechkin scored two goals on Thursday night to help the Caps sink the Wild and ring in his 11th game winning goal of the season.

Ovie snapped a two-game pointless drought and now has 47 goals and 73 points in 71 games this season. Washington is in the first Wild Card spot with a seven points cushion on the Senators for their post-season spot. The Great Eight will continue his march towards 50 goals on Saturday against the Jets.
Mar 20 - 12:19 AM

Superstar forward Alex Ovechkin continued his outstanding season Wednesday night with his NHL-leading 45th goal of the season.

But the Capitals could not muster up any more scoring and fell 3-1 to the New York Rangers in Washington. Ovechkin has 29 goals in his past 31 games. He scored his Wednesday goal on a power play, his 21st power-play goal of the season. Rangers forward Jesper Fast blunted Ovechkin's one-timer from the slot with the blade of his stick, but the puck's change of direction fooled New York goalie Cam Talbot, who otherwise had another first-rate game.
Mar 11 - 11:05 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 44th goal of the season on Saturday.

Ovechkin returned to action after missing one game with a lower body injury. The Capitals top sniper has 28 goals in his last 31 games and should be considered heavily in all Hart Trophy talk.
Mar 8 - 11:24 AM

Alex Ovechkin will indeed play Saturday night against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Captain of the Capitals leads the NHL in goals with 43, and is tied for most points in the league with 67. Ovechkin has scored 22 goals and 36 points in 34 career games versus the Sabres. He's a must-play in all formats.
Mar 7 - 6:56 PM

Alex Ovechkin (lower-body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Buffalo.

The 29-year-old already missed Thursday's game against Minnesota because of the injury so he could realistically miss this game. Ovechkin did admit that he was feeling less pain. We will have an update on his status as soon as an announcement is made.
Mar 7 - 3:09 PM

Alex Ovechkin (lower body) left practice after 10 minutes on Friday.

Ovechkin said that he was in a bit of pain. "He’s probably questionable for tomorrow," coach Barry Trotz said. "But his injury should come around fairly quick, There is a temptation [to keep him out of Saturday’s game] but it’s not a major injury, it’s a minor one, and if he can do what he needs to do and perform the way he needs to perform without it bothering him [he’ll play]." Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals with 43 and is tied for the NHL lead with 67 points.
Mar 7 - 10:52 AM

Alex Ovechkin (lower-body) won't play in Thursday's game against Minnesota.

Ovechkin has played in 96 consecutive games coming into this one. The last game he missed was on January 24th, 2014 in New Jersey. The 29-year-old Hart Trophy candidate has been a huge part of Washington's success this season. He has 43 goals and 67 points in 65 games this season.
Mar 5 - 6:38 PM

Alex Ovechkin is listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's match against Minnesota because of a lower-body injury.

He didn't take part in the morning skate and his status will be determined during the pregame warmup. Ovechkin leads the league with 43 goals and he's tied with linemate Nicklas Backstrom for the most points in the NHL with 67 in 65 games.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 5 - 12:25 PM

Alex Ovechkin had another strong night at the office Tuesday as he recorded two goals in a 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

Ovechkin's tallies give him 43 on the campaign and extend his lead in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy. As if that weren't enough production for the fantasy MVP, Ovie also contributed eight shots on goal, a plus-1 rating and a hit. Tom Wilson also added a goal and 17 PIM in the victory while Eric Fehr and Marcus Johansson scored as well.
Mar 3 - 10:27 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and an assist in Sunday's 4-0 win over Toronto.

Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals in the contest. He also picked up an assist on Marcus Johansson's third period power play goal. Ovechkin was named the third star in the NHL for the month of February and he got off to a hot start in March. He has 65 points in 64 games this season. He finished the game with six shots on goal, two hits and a blocked shot in 17:52 of ice time.
Mar 1 - 9:46 PM

Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL's third star for the month of February.

Ovechkin led the NHL in goals (10), points (17), power-play goals (5) and shots on goal (68) in the month of February. He also had four multi-point games throughout the month.
Mar 1 - 3:12 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes shut out the Washington Capitals by a score of 3-0 on Friday night.

The Capitals are comfortably sitting in a playoff spot but they have now lost three consecutive games to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Carolina. The last time Washington was shutout in a game was on January 31st in Montreal. Ovechkin played 20:59 and was a minus-2 with two shots on goal in the game.
Feb 27 - 10:23 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ovechkin has 39 goals and 62 points in 62 contests in 2014-15. He's already reached the 40-goal milestone in six of his previous nine campaigns. With 461 goals, Ovechkin ranks 54th on the all-time list behind Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine (468). Given that he's still just 29, Ovechkin has the potential to rapidly rise up the all-time ranks in the coming years.
Feb 26 - 10:14 AM

Capitals coach Barry Trotz seemed to bash his predecessors in Washington when discussing Alex Ovechkin.

"There was some bad advice given to Ovi at times, in how they wanted him to play," Trotz said. "Ovi is a guy that will do what you ask. That's what I've found." Without naming names, Trotz was likely putting down former Capitals coach Adam Oates in particular. Trotz also mentioned moving Ovechkin from the right to left wing when he arrived, undoing a decision made during Oates' tenure. Trotz said that he simply feels Ovechkin is more dangerous on the left side. Meanwhile, Ovechkin could win the Rocket Richard Trophy for the third straight season, with the previous two wins coming under Oates' tenure.
Feb 25 - 11:35 AM

Depth Charts

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