Alex Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin of Russia watches from the bench during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff against Finland on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on Feb. 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Caps GM: Ovechkin Still in Sochi After Father Undergoes Heart Surgery

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is remaining in Russia after his father underwent heart surgery.

02/20/2014

Alexander Ovechkin. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

For All His Talent and Leadership, Ovechkin Hasn’t Come Through

For all of his talent and leadership, 28-year-old Alex Ovechkin just hasn’t come through.

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)

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

Alexander Ovechkin #8 of Russia looks on during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff against Finland on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ovechkin, Russia Eliminated from Olympic Games; Fall 3-1 to Finland

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and his Russian national team suffered a devastating 3-1 defeat to Finlandin the Men’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff, in front of their home crowd in Sochi on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

Tom Wilson #43 of the Washington Capitals is mobbed by teammates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington Capitals won, 4-2. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Gets 40th to Lead Caps Past Jets 4-2

After getting an Olympic send-off from Secretary of State John Kerry, Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 40th goal with 12:14 remaining Thursday night as the Washington Capitals rallied from a third-period deficit for a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

02/06/2014

A view of a Coca-Cola machine featuring Alex Ovechkin of Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Alex Ovechkin Defends Sochi Games Amid Early-Onset Problems

Alex Ovechkin, viewed as the face of the Sochi Olympic Games by many from the Russian perspective, defended his home country to media members on Thursday, with regard to the troubles with living quarters clouding media’s first impressions of the country.

02/06/2014

A view of a Coca-Cola machine featuring Alex Ovechkin of Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Laich: There’s ‘A Lot of Pressure’ on Alex Ovechkin in Sochi Games

Capitals hockey star Alex Ovechkin is tasked with the unenviable burden of leading his national team to gold in the Sochi Games, which, understandably so, Brooks Laich told the Junkies, has put “a lot of pressure” on his two-time NHL MVP teammate to deliver.

02/05/2014

Mike Green (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Green Scores OT Goal; Capitals Beat Sabres

Alex Ovechkin knew what he was going to do before he heard Capitals teammate Mike Green yelling for the pass.

01/29/2014

(Photo credit: Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Caps End 7-Game Skid With Win Over Canadiens

Alex Ovechkin was back — and so were the Washington Capitals’ winning ways.

01/26/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21:  Colin Greening #14 of the Ottawa Senators brings the puck down the ice in the third period against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on January 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Senators Shut Out Ovechkin-less Capitals, 2-0

Alex Ovechkin’s absence added to the Washington Capitals’ offensive woes and the Ottawa Senators were only too glad to take advantage.

01/22/2014

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