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Dustin Penner #17 of the Anaheim Ducks is pursued by Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild for the puck in the second period at Honda Center on January 28, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Caps Acquire Dustin Penner for 4th-Round Pick

The Washington Capitals have acquired 31-year-old left winger Dustin Penner, Bob McKenzie of TSN is reporting.

03/04/2014

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Ovechkin Apologizes For Russia’s Hockey Performance in Sochi

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.

02/25/2014

John Carlson #4 of the United States skates off as Finland celebrates after the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game on Day 15 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Finland defeated the United States 5-0. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

John Carlson Breaks Media Silence Since Returning from Sochi

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.

02/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ovechkin to Join Capitals for Practice on Tuesday

Alex Ovechkin will resume practice with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday after a disappointing Olympics and a health scare involving his father.

02/24/2014

Jonathan Quick #32 of the United States looks on in the third period against Finland during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game on Day 15 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

U.S. Men’s Hockey Falls 5-0 to Finland in Bronze Medal Game

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.

02/22/2014

John Carlson's locker at KCI today #TeamUSA (Credit: @SkyKerstein)

Capitals Players Troll Each Other Prior to USA-Canada Game

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.

02/21/2014

US Zach Parise and teammates enters the pitch before the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal match between the USA and Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Team USA Loses 1-0 to Canada; Will Compete for Bronze

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.

02/21/2014

Russia's Alexander Ovechkin reacts at the end of the Men's Ice Hockey Play-offs Quarterfinals match between Finland and Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. Finland won 3-1. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Chesnokov: Ovechkin ‘Absolutely’ Not to Blame for Russia’s Failure to Medal

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.

02/20/2014

Russia's Alexander Ovechkin (R) talks to Finland's Teemu Selanne at the end of the Men's Ice Hockey Play-offs Quarterfinals match between Finland and Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. Finland won 3-1. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Alzner: Alex Ovechkin Must be ‘Crushed’ by Early Olympic Exit

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.

02/19/2014

Russia's Alexander Ovechkin (R) talks to Finland's Teemu Selanne at the end of the Men's Ice Hockey Play-offs Quarterfinals match between Finland and Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. Finland won 3-1. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Custance: Don’t Put Russia’s Loss on Alex Ovechkin’s Shoulders

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.

02/19/2014