NHL: Washington 4, Vancouver 3

Mike Green tallied the game-winning goal in the third to lift the Washington Capitals over the Vancouver Canucks, 4-3, on Friday.

NHL: Washington 5, Winnipeg 4 (SO)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Alexander Ovechkin scored twice in regulation Tuesday and the Washington Capitals outlasted Winnipeg in a 5-4 shootout victory.

Ovechkin joins Moscow club

MOSCOW, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Washington star forward Alexander Ovechkin signed a contract with Dynamo Moscow Wednesday, becoming part of an early exodus of locked-out NHL players.

NHL: Washington 7, Calgary 2

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Alexander Ovechkin popped in two goals 12 seconds apart Saturday, keying the Washington Capitals' 7-2 rout of Calgary.

NHL: Washington 3, Nashville 2 (OT)

NASHVILLE, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Brooks Laich connected on a power-play goal 1:44 into overtime Saturday, handing the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over Nashville.

NHL: Washington 3, Ottawa 2 (OT)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Alexander Ovechkin's goal 4:20 into overtime Monday handed the Washington Capitals a 3-2 triumph over Ottawa.

NHL: Washingon 3, Tampa Bay 2

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Alexander Ovechkin sent Washington ahead with 6:26 remaining and the Capitals held on Sunday for their 10th straight win, a 3-2 decision over Tampa Bay.
NHL: Washington 5, Ottawa 2

NHL: Washington 5, Ottawa 2

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom's 3-point night Thursday (two goals, one assist) led Washington to a 5-2 win over Ottawa.
NHL: Washington 4, Montreal 2

NHL: Washington 4, Montreal 2

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Alexander Semin scored a pair of goals Tuesday to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.
Russia puts NHL stars on Olympic team

Russia puts NHL stars on Olympic team

MOSCOW, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Russia has named NHL stars Alexander Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and Evgeni Malkin to its hockey team that will compete in the 2010 Games in Vancouver.

NHL suspends Ovechkin for two games

TORONTO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin was suspended for two games without pay after a knee-on-knee collision, the NHL announced Tuesday.
NHL: Washington 2, Buffalo 0

NHL: Washington 2, Buffalo 0

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Semyon Varlamov recorded his first career shutout Wednesday, backstopping Washington's 2-0 win over Buffalo that snapped a three-game losing streak.
Ovechkin named NHL's MVP

Ovechkin named NHL's MVP

LAS VEGAS, June 18 (UPI) -- Washington forward Alexander Ovechkin won both the Hart Trophy and the Pearson Award Thursday at the NHL's annual post-season banquet.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3 (OT)

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin's overtime power play goal Saturday boosted Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over Washington and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3

PITTSBURGH, May 8 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby and Ruslan Fedotenko each had a goal and an assist Friday, helping Pittsburgh deadlock its playoff series with a 5-3 win over Washington.
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Alexander Ovechkin
Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin, of Russia, touches gloves with goalie Cristobal Huet after Ovechkin scored a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period at the Verizon Center in Washington on April 1, 2008. The Capitals defeated the Hurricanes 4-1. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин; pronounced ; 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. Because 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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