Alex Ovechkin W WAS 16 Hrs
The Washington Capitals fell behind against the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 on Tuesday, but Alex Ovechkin powered them to a 5-6 shootout win.
Ovechkin scored four goals on six SOG, including the tying marker with about 30 seconds left in the third period. He now has 26 games in 29 games on the season, making it difficult to imagine anyone else flirting with the Maurice Richard Trophy if Ovechkin can stay healthy.
Alex Ovechkin W WAS 4 Days
Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals, who routed the Predators 5-2 on Saturday night.
Ovechkin now has a league-leading 22 goals on the year, two more than the Blues' Alex Steen. The Capitals' captain also has 31 points, good for ninth in the league. It's worth noting, though, that he also has a minus-10 rating despite all of this production (nine power play points). Other goal scorers for the Capitals included Eric Fehr (goal, assist), Troy Brouwer, Karl Alzner and Nate Schmidt. Mikhail Grabovski and Nicklas Backstrom notched two assists apiece.
Alex Ovechkin W WAS 11 Days
Alex Ovechkin snapped home the game-winning goal for the Capitals' in their 3-2 overtime victory against the Islanders on Saturday night.
The Capitals' captain takes over the NHL lead with 21 goals. Ovechkin took a pass from Mikhail Grabovski, weaved quickly to the front of the net and beat Anders Nilsson. The heroics wouldn't have been made possible, though, without Nicklas Backstrom's goal to tie it at two with 49 seconds left, with the Caps shorthanded. Aaron Volpatti had the other marker.
Alex Ovechkin W WAS 23 Days
When Sunday began there was only one player in the NHL with more goals than Alex Ovechkin. By the end of the Capitals' 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night in Washington, there were none.
Ovechkin recorded his 16th and 17th goals to tie St. Louis captain Alexander Steen for the most in the NHL and fuel Washington's three-goal first-period outburst against the Blues. The scoring frenzy allowed the Capitals to seize control of the contest early against a St. Louis squad playing its third game in four nights. With the victory, the Capitals sit in first place in the Metropolitan Division. For Ovechkin, the developments were big. "For me, it means a lot," Ovechkin said of going toe-to-toe with Steen, who saw his point streak snapped at 13 games. "It's always nice to score big goals in big game but it was a very good team effort today, especially first period when we jump on them."
Alex Ovechkin W WAS 24 Days
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin powered his team to a 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues and tied Alexander Steen's goal-scoring lead in the process.
Ovechkin collected tallies 16 and 17, giving Washington a 2-0 lead. That hot start meant a quick ousting for Jaroslav Halak, who was pulled after Mikhail Grabovski made it 3-0. Washington is on a hot streak, but Ovechkin's season has basically been one torrid tear.
Alex Ovechkin W WAS 29 Days
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored his 14th goal of the 2013-14 season, which was also the OT game-winner against Columbus (4-3).
Ovechkin's tally was also Marcu Johansson's fourth assist of this campaign. The sniping winger may very well run away with the 2014 Maurice Richard Trophy after Steve Stamkos' injury.
Alex Ovechkin W WAS 1 Month
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin looked fantastic in his return from an upper-body injury, helping his team win 6-2 against the New York Islanders.
Ovechkin scored two goals and an assist, with all three points coming on the PP. His running mate Nicklas Backstrom also had a brilliant night, getting three helpers on the man advantage.