The Washington Capitals have acquired 31-year-old left winger Dustin Penner, Bob McKenzie of TSN is reporting.
Alex Ovechkin apologized for Russia’s hockey performance at the Olympics, a sentiment put in perspective by the encouraging news that his father was on the way home after heart surgery.
John Carlson spoke to the media Tuesday, for the first time since returning from Sochi and representing the U.S. in a losing effort to claim a medal in Olympic Hockey.
Alex Ovechkin will resume practice with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday after a disappointing Olympics and a health scare involving his father.
Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games.
There’s nothing like nationalism to spark some good-natured trolling in the Capitals locker room prior to the Olympic Hockey matchup between USA and Canada.
Team USA fell 1-o to Canada in the Men’s Olympic Hockey Semifinals on Friday, and will face Finland for the bronze medal on Saturday.
As hockey pundits were quick to pile on Alex Ovechkin for not leading Russia to a medal in the Sochi Games, immediately following the host country being eliminated, a consensus is beginning to form that their failure was through no fault of his own.
Karl Alzner feels empathy for Caps teammate Alex Ovechkin being eliminated from the Olympics Games his country is hosting. He says he “can’t imagine the feeling of having to deal” with losing that game.
Russia surely let down its home crowd, in being eliminated from the Sochi Games with a 3-1 defeat to Finland on Wednesday, but as Craig Custance explains, the blame shouldn’t fall on Alex Ovechkin’s shoulders.