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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 (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

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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

Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory against Winnipeg on Thursday.

Ovechkin is on a four-game goal scoring streak and has recorded at least a point in six straight contests. He has 38 goals and 61 points in 59 contests in 2014-15. His recent outburst has put him in a position where he might reach the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career.
Feb 20 - 8:25 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 37th goal of the season in a 3-1 win over the Penguins Tuesday night.

Ovechkin had a solid all-around game for fantasy purposes as he also picked up an assist, seven shots on goal, a hit and a blocked shot in the contest. Joel Ward and John Carlson also scored for the Capitals in the victory.
Feb 17 - 10:16 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and two assists in Washington's 5-3 win over Anaheim on Sunday.

Both of Ovechkin's goals came in the first period with the Capitals trailing by a goal. The 29-year-old also picked up primary assists on both of rookie Andre Burakovsky's goals. Ovechkin is now rolling at a point-per-game pace this season. He has 36 goals and 57 points in 57 games in 2014-15. The Capitals' sniper moved ahead of Rick Nash (35) for the league lead in goals.
Feb 15 - 10:54 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored the only goal for Washington in its 3-1 loss to the Kings on Saturday night.

The Capitals captain drew the Capitals to within 2-1 after his third-period goal. He has 34 goals and 53 points this season, with points in four games in a row. Don’t discount a 50-goal season just yet. Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up the helper.
Feb 15 - 12:53 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored the Capitals' only goal in their 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Ovechkin's goal came on a power play where he had all day to let a wrist-shot go from the high slot. The 29-year-old now has 23 points in his last 19 contests. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom picked up the assists on Ovechkin's goal. The loss ends Washington's three-game winning streak.
Feb 8 - 5:55 PM

Alex Ovechkin's 32nd goal of the season was also the game winner as the Capitals edged out the Senators 2-1 on Thursday night in the battle of capital cities.

Ovi scored 49 seconds after Evgeny Kuznetsov tied the score in the second period, and the Caps never looked back. The Great Eight is now first in league goal scoring after a nice stretch of three goals and five points in his past three games.
Feb 5 - 11:33 PM

Alex Ovechkin is the first star of January.

He earned the honor after he led all players with 12 goals to give him 31 on the year. Ovechkin tallied 15 points in 13 games. He netted six power-play markers and 59 shots on goal. Ovechkin picked up seven multi-point contests and he became the NHL's first 30-goal scorer of the 2014-15 campaign.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 2 - 3:38 PM

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
2Andre Burakovsky
3Eric Fehr
4Jay Beagle
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7Dmitry Orlov
8John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters