Alex Ovechkin put in a rebound 1:34 into overtime Tuesday night, giving the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
After scoring twice in his return from a shoulder injury, Alex Ovechkin supplied the assist on Tom Wilson’s first NHL goal. After the game, he stunned the 19-year-old rookie mid-interview with a red pillow smothered with blue shaving cream right in the face.
Alex Ovechkin will miss the Washington Capitals’ game on Friday with an upper-body injury.
Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 10th goal and added an assist for the Washington Capitals, who beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night for their third straight win.
Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored goals in less than four minutes of the second period, and the Washington Capitals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
One could say the Capitals 6-4 defeat to the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks was a disappointing way to start the 2013-14 season, but head coach Adam Oates took a more positive approach with the narrow loss, telling his players it just proves they can play with the best in the world.
The Chicago Blackhawks scored three goals in the third period to kick off their title defense with a 6-4 victory over Mikhail Grabovski and the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
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.