Eric Fehr had two goals and Mikhail Grabovski had three assists and the Washington Capitals earned a 4-1 preseason victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday.
For five seasons beginning in the fall of 2007, Brooks Laich was there virtually every night for the Capitals, missing just four games. But a right groin that wouldn’t heal limited Washington’s most versatile player to just nine games, none in the gut-wrenching seven-game playoff loss to the New York Rangers.
Alex Ovechkin’s balancing act between the Washington Capitals and the Olympics in Russia could get a whirlwind test in a few weeks.
Alex Ovechkin is an NHL first-team All-Star for the sixth time, but his first as a right wing.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin won his third Hart Trophy despite no longer being the NHL’s top player, a designation that belongs to Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who won the Ted Lindsay Award in a vote of his peers.
Alex Ovechkin says his broken left foot is healing well after playing almost three full games on it last month.
Alex Ovechkin capped his great season with the NHL’s biggest award. The Capitals right wing won his third Hart Trophy, given to the league’s MVP, on Saturday night, beating out Sidney Crosby and John Tavares.
More than a week after Washington was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s expected that many Capitals players have fled the metropolitan confines of D.C. for their hometowns and an offseason of recovery. But not Brooks Laich.
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.