Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 1 week 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 WAS 3 weeks 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 WAS 3 weeks 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 WAS 3 weeks 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 WAS 1 month 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.

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 1 month ago

Ovechkin recorded his team's lone goal in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers.

Ovie now has eight points in his last four games, and continues to lead the NHL with 45 goals on the year. He's having a much better year defensively under new head coach Barry Trotz as well, and is currently a plus-10 this season after finishing 2013-14 as a minus-35.

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 1 month ago

Ovechkin (lower body) picked up right where he left off two games ago, picking up a goal and an assist in a win over the Sabres. He had missed one game because of injury.

So, that makes seven points, including five goals, in his last three games. And his 69 points, including 44 goals, both lead their respective categories on the NHL's leader boards. Who said this guy couldn't change his game to fit Barry Trotz's style AND still put up points? #nhlstud

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 1 month ago

Ovechkin will be in the lineup when the Capitals face the Sabres on Saturday evening, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Ovechkin took the pre-game warmup alongside Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson, his line mates from recent games, and appears poised to return to the lineup following a one-game absence while he recovered from a lower-body injury believed to have been sustained during Tuesday's win in Columbus. Start him with confidence, even a banged up Ovechkin should still have a decent night against the Sabres.

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 1 month ago

Ovechkin (lower body) participated in pregame warmups prior to Saturday's game against the Sabres, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

The winger took part in morning skate and said that he's in less pain Saturday than he has been in days past. His presence on the ice for warmups is certainly an encouraging sign, but the team is yet to hand down official word ruling him in or out. A definitive update should be available in short order.

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 1 month ago

Ovechkin will be a game-time decision when the Capitals host the Sabres on Saturday, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

Ovechkin says he is "feeling less pain", but the final call will be made just prior to tonight's game. It's a tough situation for fantasy owners as even a slightly banged up Ovechkin is still a solid fantasy contributor on most nights, particularly against a bottom-feeding Sabres team that played the night before. Have a backup plan in place, but keep monitoring for updates.