Alex Ovechkin

Last season at this time Marc-Andre Fleury was in the same spot. Two rounds complete in the Stanley Cup playoffs, eight wins down and eight to go, and Fleury was the odds-on favorite to take home the Conn Smythe Trophy. But that was in Pittsburgh. He was eventually replaced in net and the Penguins went
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The Washington Capitals had found themselves in the same situation before: Game 6 sudden death overtime against Pittsburgh. However, they’ve always found themselves on the other end, usually falling in defeat as the years of heartbreak and second-round woes find the team over and over again. However, that all changed Monday. A little over five minutes
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Europeans are having a bigger impact in the NHL now than ever before. Of the 985 players to play in at least one game this season, 268, or 27 percent, were born in Europe. Europeans have been at the pinnacle of success in recent seasons, winning five of the past 10 Hart, Art Ross, and
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WASHINGTON- Working alongside Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, the Washington Capitals made this weekend one to remember for New Jersey native William Cody. The 14-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and is currently in treatment, going through the maintenance phase. Though he is technically in remission, he is still undergoing chemotherapy treatment, which should end in July
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Mike Bossy Joins the NHL 50 in 50 Club On January 24, 1981, New York Islanders’ winger Mike Bossy became the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in the first 50 games of a season. The original feat was accomplished by Maurice “the Rocket” Richard, thirty-six years earlier, in the 1944-1945 season. Heading
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The Best Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Three games: Dec. 30 vs New Jersey (W), Jan. 2 at Carolina (W) 2 G, 3 A, plus-4, 1 game-winning goal, 8 shots, 25.0 percent shooting Washington’s captain continued his rebound campaign last week by posting two goals and three assists in two games. Of his five points, just
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In their last home game before Christmas, the Washington Capitals found themselves in strange and unfamiliar territory against the Anaheim Ducks; heading into the third period, the Capitals were trailing 2-0, unable to solve the mystery of Ducks netminder John Gibson. Not only that, Washington’s first two periods were highlighted by an overwhelming amount of
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The Washington Capitals were faced with a dilemma heading into the expansion draft. In order to protect their three forwards, Jay Beagle, Lars Eller and Tom Wilson, they had to add another forward. In addition, they wanted to add more organizational depth down the middle. In the end, general manager Brian MacLellan killed two birds
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This past season was one that definitely seemed like “the year” for the Washington Capitals. Not only did they clinch their division and the Eastern Conference, dominating all of their opponents throughout the year, they also took home their second consecutive Presidents’ Trophy. Despite all of their regular season accomplishments, Washington’s historic year came to
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