Alex Ovechkin played the last two games of the Washington Capitals’ season with what the team says is a hairline fracture in his left foot.
In an interview with the Junkies Thursday that came off more like a state-of-the-franchise, Caps head coach Adam Oates seemed to lend some wisdom as to what direction the team will go in with its once young core of Ovi, Backstrom and Green.
106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes, no stranger to radio rants, had an epic blowup on the air Wednesday, holding Alex Ovechkin accountable for his lack of leadership as well as the entire Capitals roster for six straight disappointing seasons. And he does it like no one else.
The Washington Capitals have now endured six consecutive Stanley Cup playoff appearances resulting in failure to get past the second round, three of which ended in failure to escape the first round, and as 106.7 The Fan’s Caps beat reporter Sky Kerstein said, “something needs to change.”
Alex Ovechkin’s franchise-record 31st career playoff goal helped the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 3-1 Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series.
What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?
Eric Fehr scored on a power play 3:23 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals, with nothing at stake Saturday night, came back for a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Sergei Gonchar scored 47 seconds into overtime, Erik Karlsson set up Ottawa’s first goal in his sooner-than-anticipated return from a torn Achilles tendon, and the Senators clinched a playoff berth by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 Thursday night.
Alex Ovechkin scored his 26th goal and Jack Hillen got his first as the Washington Capitals stretched their winning run to five games, 3-2 over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
It’s difficult for non-athletes to relate to the physical toll hockey can take on a player’s body, like for instance, the pain inflicted by a puck to the face. Luckily Brooks Laich was able to explain in blunt detail the feeling of being blindsided by someone’s slapshot.