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May 22: The IR: Playoff Edition 2013 - May 22 by Dobber Hockey
Alexander Ovechkin played the final two games of round one of the Stanley Cup playoffs as well as one game at the World...
Ovechkin played the final two games of the Capitals' playoff series against the Rangers with a hairline fracture in his left foot, the Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin was nowhere to be seen on the score sheet of a 5-0 Game 7 loss to the Rangers in Washington on Monday night.
Ovechkin was named one of the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award which is presented each year to the most outstanding player in the NHL as voted by his fellow players.
Ovechkin registered seven shots, seven hits, and got an assist on the game-winning goal in Saturday's 1-0 overtime win against the Rangers.
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal in the second period Thursday against the Rangers, tying the game and energizing the Caps, who went on to take a 3-1 victory in Game 1.
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Ovechkin scored on a backhand in the third period of a 2-1 overtime loss to the Senators on Thursday night.
Ovechkin scored two goals and had an assist in a 5-1 win over the Canadiens on Saturday night.
Ovechkin scored a goal in the second period of a 3-2 win over the Canadians on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin scored two goals and assisted on another in Tuesday's win over Carolina, stretching his points streak to nine games.
Ovechkin extended his point streak to seven games and 11 points (seven goals, four assists) when he picked up a goal in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo. He also scored in the shootout.
Ovechkin left the ice after being struck on the chin by a puck at Thursday's practice, the Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin scored a goal in the first period, as well as during the shootout, of a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Ovechkin notched a goal and two assists Thursday in a win over the Jets, just his second multi-point game in his last seven contests.
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal in the second period of a 2-1 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin notched three points on a goal and two assists in a 7-1 win over the Panthers on Thursday night.
Ovechkin notched four points on three goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over the Devils on Saturday.
Ovechkin ended his five-game points streak Thursday, as he was held off the board and posted a minus-2 on five shots in a win over Tampa.
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal in the third period of a 5-2 loss to the Penguins on Thursday night.
Ovechkin will return to right wing Friday against the Flyers, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal against the Sabres on Sunday, which turned out to be the game-winner as well.
Ovechkin will return to left wing Friday against the Devils, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin skated on the right wing instead of his usual left in Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. He fired four shots in the first period, but was held without a shot for the rest of the night.
Caps coach Adam Oates indicated Wednesday that Ovechkin may be used on the penalty kill, according to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post.
The Caps are working out Ovechkin at right wing during training camp, according to Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times.
Ovechkin returned to the United States Monday and is participating in an informal practice Tuesday.
Ovechkin, who is playing in the KHL during the lockout, spoke out critically Saturday about the NHL and its latest offer to the players, reports TSN.ca.
Ovechkin has signed a deal with KHL team Dynamo Moscow, according to reports by the Washington Post.
Ovechkin will play in the KHL if the NHL lockout doesn't end before the season is set to begin, CSN Washington's Chuck Gormley reports.
Defending KHL league champion Dynamo Moscow will attempt to sign Ovechkin if there's a lockout, reports Sportsnet.ca.
Ovechkin was all but a no-show for Saturday's Game 7 at New York, managing just two shots on goal in the 2-1, season-ending loss.
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal early in the first period of a 2-1 Game Six win over the Rangers on Wednesday night.
Ovechkin is unlikely to face any supplemental discipline for his hit on the Rangers' Dan Girardi in Saturday's Game 4, the Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin opened the scoring for the Capitals in Saturday's 3-2, Game 4 win over the Rangers. It was his fourth of the postseason, a mark that leads his team.
Ovechkin fired home the game-winning power play goal in Monday's Game 2 victory over the Rangers on Monday; he had seven shots on goal.
Ovechkin was held with no points in Saturday's Game 1 loss to the Rangers. He finished minus-1 with three hits.
Ovechkin scored the equalizing goal in the third period of a 4-3 overtime loss to the Bruins on Sunday.
Ovechkin had an assist on an Alexander Semin goal late in the second period of a 2-1 win over the Bruins on Thursday night.
Ovechkin scored 48 seconds into the second period of a 4-3 game three loss to the Bruins on Monday night. He also had an assist on the night.
Ovechkin scored his 37th goal of the season in the second period of a 4-2 win over the Panthers on Thursday night.
Ovechkin had two assists in the third period of a 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins on Thursday night. Ovechkin now has three two-point games in his last four starts.
Ovechkin scored 26 seconds into the first period of a 2-1 shootout loss to the Flyers on Thursday night.
Ovechkin scored twice in a 5-3 win over the Red Wings on Monday night, upping his goal count to 32 on the season.
Ovechkin, who left practice Thursday after a collision with teammate Mike Knuble, will suit up for Friday's game against the Jets, the Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin scored twice in Tuesday's shootout win over the Islanders, giving him three goals in the last four games.
Ovechkin scored at 4:09 in overtime to give the Caps a 3-2 win over the Lightning on Thursday.
Ovechkin scored in overtime to give the Capitals a 3-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin (lower body injury) is day-to-day, according to coach Dale Hunter, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin (lower body) will miss Wednesday's game against Ottawa, TSN.ca's Brent Wallace reports.
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal early in the third period of a 2-1 win over the Panthers on Friday night.
Ovechkin notched a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- and scored in the shootout Thursday against the Jets, but the Caps still lost in the skills competition. Despite the loss, he was named first star in his home arena.
Ovechkin has served his three-game suspension and will return to action Saturday against Montreal.
Ovechkin, currently serving a three-game suspension, says he has chosen not to play in this weekend's All-Star Game, ESPN reports.
Ovechkin has been suspended three games for his hit on Zbynek Michalek in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Ovechkin scored a goal and notched two assists in an overtime loss Sunday against the Penguins.
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal in the second period of a 3-0 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday night.
Ovechkin scored on a wrist shot early in the first period of a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on Friday night.
Ovechkin scored a power play goal in the first period of a 3-1 win over Calgary on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin scored twice Saturday and now has seven in his last eight games, including a six-game point streak (six goals, three assists).
Ovechkin assisted on both of Alexander Semin's goals to help the Caps finish off the Rangers 4-1 on Wednesday night. He now has points in four straight games.
Ovechkin posted his 11th goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Nashville, putting seven shots on goal for the second-consecutive game.
Ovechkin's disappointing season continued Saturday as he was held off the score sheet in Washington's 2-1 loss at Colorado. He has just two goals in his last 10 games.
Ovechkin scored his 10th goal of the season with 1:14 remaining in the third period Thursday, breaking a scoreless tie to help the Capitals leave Winnipeg with a 1-0 win.
Ovechkin will not be suspended for his spear on Chris Neil in Wednesday's game, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Ovechkin assisted on Washington's lone goal in Tuesday's loss to St. Louis, giving him four points in the last five games.
Ovechkin posted an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over Phoenix, snapping a career-worst four-game points drought.
Ovechkin was held off the score sheet Saturday. It was the fourth straight game that he's been held without a point.
Ovechkin scored the equalizer in the second period of a 3-1 win over the Devils Friday night.
Ovechkin sniped his sixth goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Islanders. He's on a four-game, seven-point scoring streak and has 13 points in 12 games.