Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin #8 (C) of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Matt Niskanen #2 after scoring a second period goal against the San Jose Sharks at Verizon Center on October 14, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Barry Trotz: Capitals Have Bought In, Want to ‘Do Something Special’

Barry Trotz talks about the easy decision to move Alex Ovechkin back to the left side, and how the Capitals have ‘bought in’ early, wanting to “do something special” in the 2014-15 season.

10/17/2014

Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring a goal. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ovechkin, Holtby Help Capitals Beat Devils, 6-2

Alex Ovechkin scored in his third straight game, Braden Holtby made 26 saves and the Washington Capitals beat New Jersey 6-2 on Thursday night, handing the Devils their first loss.

10/16/2014

Chris Tierney of the San Jose Sharks tries to pass the puck around Mike Green (right) of the Washington Capitals during the second period at Verizon Center on Oct. 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Rally For Point, Lose in Shootout to Sharks

The Sharks led 3-0 in the first period, 4-1 in the second, and 5-3 late in the third before Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored 1:16 apart to tie the game with 4:35 remaining in regulation.

10/14/2014

Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring a goal. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Lifts Caps to 4-0 Win Over Bruins

If the Washington Captials can combine Alex Ovechkin’s scoring with strong defense every game, coach Barry Trotz will be enjoying a lot of victories this season.

10/12/2014

Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green and Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Troy Brouwer: The Capitals Should be ‘Playing for Each Other,’ Not Stats

As the Capitals prepare to start their season, Troy Brouwer says it’s time for them to begin “playing for each other” more than individual accomplishments.

10/08/2014

The Capitals' season likely will revolve around the chemistry established between star Alex Ovechkin and new coach Barry Trotz. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Capitals Preview: Plenty of Changes, Ovechkin Still Key

Missing the playoffs for the first time in a while jarred the Washington Capitals into fundamental changes.

10/08/2014

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals enjoys dinner with a young fan. (Photo by Washington Capitals Photography)

Alex Ovechkin Takes 10-year-old Capitals Fan on Surprise Sushi Date (Watch)

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals surprised a 10-year-old fan by the name of Ann, taking her up on a request to go on a ‘sushi’ date with her favorite hockey player.

10/07/2014

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Maria Kirilenko Breaks Off Engagement with Alex Ovechkin

After three years dating, tennis player Maria Kirilenko has reportedly broken off her engagement with Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, according to multiple Russian outlets.

07/21/2014

The Capitals' season likely will revolve around the chemistry established between star Alex Ovechkin and new coach Barry Trotz. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Ovechkin: New Coach Trotz ‘Going to Bring Some New Stuff’

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Barry Trotz finally had a chance to meet face to face for the first time since the former Nashville Predators coach was named Capitals coach on May 26.

06/23/2014

Former Caps GM George McPhee (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

McPhee: Caps Could Reach Finals In Next 3 Years

George McPhee says he could sense the Washington Capitals were going to get rid of him as general manager, but he thinks the team is set up to reach the Stanley Cup finals “sometime in the next three years.”

04/28/2014

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