Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 4 months ago

Ovechkin tallied a goal in Wednesday's 2-1 OT loss to the Rangers.

Ovechkin was the recipient of a beautiful pass from Marcus Johansson midway through the first period, and buried a shot top shelf to open the scoring. That was all the Caps could muster, though, so Ovechkin will finish the postseason with five goals and four assists in 14 games.

Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 4 months ago

Ovechkin put six shots on goal in Sunday's Game 6 loss to the Rangers, but failed to record a point for the fourth consecutive game of the series.

After Ovechkin potted a pair of goals to go along with an assist in the series' first two games, the Rangers have done a better job of containing the star winger, overcoming a 3-1 series deficit in the process. Ovechkin hasn't been invisible on the ice the last few contests -- just ask Rangers blueliner Ryan McDonagh, who was the recipient of a huge hit from Ovechkin in Game 5 -- but it's clear the Capitals need their best player to get back on the score sheet in Game 7 in order to advance to the conference finals. For his part, Ovechkin is already guaranteeing a win Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden, in what will represent the biggest game of his career to date.

Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 4 months ago

Ovechkin scored a spectacular goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers. He tried to split defensemen Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh, and fell as he went through, but he managed to get a shot off. It was perfectly placed and went over Henrik Lundqvist's right shoulder into the top corner of the net.

It's his fourth goal of the playoffs in nine games and his 69th, including 35 goals, in 67 career postseason games. Remarkably, he has morphed into a true team player under Barry Trotz and that makes the Caps more dangerous than they've ever been. The series is now tied at ones.

Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 4 months ago

Ovechkin scored the game's opening goal on a power play and fed Joel Ward for the game-winner in the waning seconds Thursday in Game 1 of the playoffs' second round against the Rangers.

Typically sparkling work for Ovechkin, who shocked no one by leading all skaters with six shots on goal. After an up-and-down series against the Isles, he's looking for more consistent results against the Rangers this time around; two years ago in the playoffs, Ovi collected points in the first two games against the Blueshirts (both wins), then was held off the scoresheet for the next five as New York came back for a seven-game series win.

Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 4 months ago

Ovechkin scored the game's first goal and assisted on Nicklas Backstrom's game-winner Tuesday in Game 4 against the Islanders.

After a cold first three games -- just one goal and no assists -- Ovi finally had his playoff breakout, and just in time, as the Caps badly needed to win this one to tie the series. Fantasy owners have to be extra happy about this one, as he picked up a couple PIM and a plus-1 rating as well.

Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 5 months ago

Ovechkin picked up his 53rd goal of the season in Saturday's finale against the Rangers.

The 53 tallies gave Ovechkin his highest total since 2008-09 and earned him the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy for the third straight season and fifth time in his career. While the Hart Trophy may prove to be unattainable given the way that Montreal's Carey Price played this season, Ovechkin erased any doubt that he was entering a decline phase after submitting a down year in 2013-14, at least relative to his lofty standards. At 29 years old, he's still firmly in his prime.

Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 5 months ago

Ovechkin scored a pair of power-play goals Thursday against Montreal, marking his third consecutive multi-point effort.

A brief pre-50-goals slump has been emphatically erased by the Russian superstar, who's found twine 11 more times than anyone else in the league. He's now tied his rookie-season goal total of 52, and though he won't match his astounding career-high 65, Ovechkin has been perhaps the most valuable player in the league this year.

Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 5 months ago

Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season, assisted on another and went plus-2 in Tuesday's victory over Carolina.

This is now the second straight year and the sixth time overall that Ovi's hit the 50-goal mark, and it's looking like he'll clear 80 points for the first time since 2010-11, too. After a three-game absence from the scoresheet, the superstar winger's bounced back with four points in two games as he and the Caps race toward the playoffs.

Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 5 months ago

Ovechkin netted two goals in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

Ovechkin had actually gone three straight contests off the scoresheet -- one of his longest stretches of the season -- but he's now just one goal away from the sixth 50-goal season of his career. He holds a commanding nine goal lead on the next best in the league, and is back up to a point-per-game pace on the season.

Alex Ovechkin RW WSH 6 months ago

Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals Thursday, keying a 3-2 win over the Wild.

Not a lot of skaters have been able to solve Devan Dubnyk since he came over to Minnesota, but then again, not a lot of goalies have been able to stop Ovechkin consistently... ever. After two games off the scoresheet -- particularly Monday's frustrating nine-shot effort against Buffalo -- Ovi got back to normal with his 12th multi-goal game of the year.