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Washington Capitals defeat Blues 4-1

Washington Capitals defeat Blues 4-1

Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season and added two assists, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
NHL: Los Angeles 5, Washington 4

NHL: Los Angeles 5, Washington 4

The Los Angeles Kings continued their road success and dominance of the Washington Capitals with a 5-4 shootout win.

NHL: Washington 3, Anaheim 2

Alex Ovechkin netted the game-winner on the power play 2:44 into the third period, as the Washington Capitals claimed a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

NHL: Washington 5, Florida 4

SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin notched a go-ahead goal late in the third period Thursday and Washington returned from the Olympic break with a 5-4 victory over Florida.
Russia eliminated in Olympic hockey

Russia eliminated in Olympic hockey

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Teemu Selanne scored the go-ahead goal Wednesday and Finland went on to eliminate Russia from the Olympic hockey tournament with a 3-1 quarterfinal victory.
Peter Dinklage narrates Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony segment for NBC

Peter Dinklage narrates Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony segment for NBC

Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Peter Dinklage lent his voice to NBC's opening segment for the Winter Olympics.
Kate Stanton

NHL: Washington 4, Winnipeg 2

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin produced the deciding score during a three-goal third period Thursday that rallied Washington to a 4-2 win over Winnipeg.
Secretary Kerry drops puck at Olympic hockey send-off

Secretary Kerry drops puck at Olympic hockey send-off

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry honored Olympics-bound hockey players at a Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals game at Verizon Center on Thursday.
JC Finley
NHL star Alex Ovechkin on complaints about Sochi: 'Just settle down'

NHL star Alex Ovechkin on complaints about Sochi: 'Just settle down'

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals star and Russian Olympic hockey team member Alex Ovechkin says journalists need to "just settle down" with their Sochi complaints.
Evan Bleier
Secretary Kerry to drop hockey puck at Olympic send-off in Washington, D.C.

Secretary Kerry to drop hockey puck at Olympic send-off in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in an Olympic send-off for eight hockey players on Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
JC Finley

NHL: Washington 6, Detroit 5 (OT)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin fired in his NHL-best 39th goal of the season 2:37 into overtime Sunday, lifting the Washington Capitals over Detroit 6-5.

NHL: Detroit 4, Washington 3 (SO)

DETROIT, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Patrick Eaves finally produced the first goal of the shootout in the seventh round Friday, giving Detroit a 4-3 victory over Washington.

NHL: Washington 5, Buffalo 4 (OT)

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mike Green's second goal of the game came 1 minute into overtime Tuesday and lifted the Washington Capitals over Buffalo 5-4.

NHL: Washington 5, Montreal 0

MONTREAL, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Braden Holtby had a shutout and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist Saturday to help the Washington Capitals beat Montreal 5-0 and snap a seven-game skid.

NHL: Ottawa 2, Washington 0

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Craig Anderson logged his third shutout of the season Tuesday and the Ottawa Senators sent reeling Washington to a sixth straight loss, 2-0.
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin skates during pre-game warm ups at the Pepsi Center in Denver October 25, 2006. Ovechkin was injured in the last second of the third period in the game against the Colorado Avalanche. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин; IPA: ; born September 17, 1985) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to playing in the NHL, Ovechkin played for HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for four seasons from 2001 until 2005. Ovechkin was the first overall selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, drafted from Dynamo after 3 seasons with the club. Since the 2004–05 NHL season was lost because of a lockout, Ovechkin remained with Dynamo for one more season before transferring to the NHL for the 2005–06 NHL season, in which he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, scoring 52 goals and 54 assists to lead all rookies with 106 points.

During the 2007–08 season, he led the NHL with 65 goals and 112 points to capture the Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophies. That season he also won the Lester B. Pearson Award as the top player voted by the NHL Players' Association and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's MVP. He is the only player to win all four awards since the Rocket Richard Trophy's inception in 1999. He would lead Team Russia to a gold medal at the World Championships the same year.

In 2009, he again won the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP, the Lester B. Pearson Award, and the Rocket Richard Trophy. Ovechkin also led the Capitals to their second consecutive division title. He won the Ted Lindsay Award, which the Pearson Award had been renamed, for a third straight year in 2010, as well as being named to the First All-Star Team for a fifth consecutive season.

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