Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin celebrates a second period goal, his second of the game and his 800th career point, against the Boston Bruins during a game at the TD Garden on March 1, 2014 in Boston, Mass. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Ovechkin’s 2 Goals Lift Caps to Win

Alex Ovechkin looks as if he’s ready to carry the Washington Capitals to one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots.


Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capital is unable to get to the rebound as goaltender Tim Thomas #34 of the Florida Panthers stops the shot during second period action at the BB&T Center on February 27, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (credit: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Scores Go-Ahead Goal For Capitals

Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists and Troy Brouwer had two power-play goals Thursday night, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers.


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Ovechkin Apologizes For Russia’s Hockey Performance in Sochi

Alex Ovechkin apologized for Russia’s hockey performance at the Olympics, a sentiment put in perspective by the encouraging news that his father was on the way home after heart surgery.


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Ovechkin to Join Capitals for Practice on Tuesday

Alex Ovechkin will resume practice with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday after a disappointing Olympics and a health scare involving his father.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.