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Jul 07: July 8, 2014 by Dobber Daily Ramblings
Who had one month in the pool for how long it?d take before Barry Trotz starting making waves about Alex Ovechkin?
Jun 09: June 10, 2014 by Dobber Daily Ramblings
The first two are pretty easy to guess (Alex Ovechkin, Phil Kessel) but the third was eye opening to me ?
The Washington Capitals released a statement updating Ovechkin's condition and announced they are confident that Ovechkin "will be completely healthy prior to the start of training camp", reports.
Ovechkin (knee) returned to the ice for Russia in their victory Thursday against France in the quarterfinals of the 2014 IIHF World Championship, the Associated Press reports.
Ovechkin (knee) will not play in Team Russia's final group game against Belarus, TSN reports.
Ovechkin was able to walk on his own without the aid of crutches after leaving the Russian team's game against Germany in the IIHF World Championships on Sunday, Slava Malamud of Sport-Express.ru reports. The Russian team doctor said that Ovechkin was feeling "better than expected."
Ovechkin has been named captain of Team Russia at the upcoming IIHF World Championships in Belarus, Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Apr 23: April 23, 2014 by Dobber Daily Ramblings
* The KHL president - on Alex Ovechkin's KHL odds (via Puck Daddy): ?The attacks directed at Alex are absolutely...
Alex Ovechkin finished the season with 51 goals en route to his fourth Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy.
Ovechkin notched a power-play goal and an assist in Friday's win over Chicago, giving him seven points in the last five games.
Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season and contributed two assists in Tuesday's win over the Blues.
Ovechkin picked up an assist in Saturdays shootout win over the Islanders. He now has 74 points, including a league-leading 49 goals, in 74 games.
Ovechkin scored Washington's only goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to New Jersey, his first goal in a three-game span.
Ovechkin skated on a line with Nicklas Backstrom and Mikhail Grabovski during Wednesday's practice.
Ovechkin took four shots on goal and went minus-2 without a point in Tuesday's shutout loss to Dallas.
Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and had the primary assist on Evgeny Kuznetsov's shorthanded goal that forced overtime in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Kings.
Ovechkin's third-period goal broke a 2-2 tie and sent the Caps to a critical win over Anaheim on Tuesday night. It's his league-leading 46th tally on the season.
Ovechkin was skating with Jay Beagle and Marcus Johansson during Monday's practice, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports.
Ovechkin went minus-1 without a point for the fourth consecutive game in Tuesday's shutout loss to the Penguins.
Ovechkin had his league-leading 44th goal to go along with an assist in Wednesday's loss to Philadelphia.
Ovechkin added two more goals to his ledger as the Capitals defeated the Bruins on Saturday.
Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal and added two assists (one on the power play) Thursday against Florida.
Ovechkin (personal) rejoined the Capitals for their practice Monday, the Associated Press reports.
Ovechkin may be delayed in his return to the Capitals from the Olympics after his father underwent heart surgery in Russia, ESPN.com reports.
Ovechkin contributed a goal and assist for Team Russia in their 5-2 win over Slovenia on Thursday.
Overchkin scored a goal and assisted on another during the Capitals' 4-3 shootout loss to the Red Wings on Friday.
Ovechkin scored two goals and handed out two assists -- including the primary helper on Mike Green's overtime winner -- in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Buffalo.