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Over half of Finland watched the World Championship gold medal game

When you are a hockey obsessed country it is tough to really shock anyone with anything. Some people will argue that player selection on the national team is a pretty big deal, while others will say attendance figures warrant some discussion. How about record breaking television numbers? That would seem like a pretty newsworthy accomplishment. In the case of Finland, their television...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine: Ovechkin Superfan

Laine Faces Childhood Idol Patrik Laine isn’t like most other 18-year-olds. No, he’s a sensational prospect from Finland who is probably a lock to go second overall in the upcoming NHL Draft, though some think he could even overtake assumed lock Auston Matthews, the future savior of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Then again, he’s kind of like other 18-year-olds. From his goofball...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals shouldn’t change a thing

Blow it all up! Trade Alexander Ovechkin! Fire Barry Trotz! Change the entire team! Hold your horses and settle down that raw emotion. The Capitals fell to the Penguins in the Eastern Conference semis in six games. It was a hard fought series from both sides and was top notch entertainment from two of the league’s best.  This year marked only the second time in the Alexander...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't blame Alex Ovechkin for another Capitals early exit

If Washington Capitals fans are feeling a bit of deja vu again after another heartbreaking playoff exit, no one would blame them. This was supposed to be the year that those playoff demons would be exercised. The Caps had a goaltender who tied the NHL record for wins in a regular season, they had balanced scoring up and down their lineup, and the brunt of the pressure wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin cries after Caps loss

You have to feel for Alexander Ovechkin and Washington Capitals fans. For the second time since 2009, the team won the Presidents’ Trophy and failed to reach the conference finals. The loss is already posing questions: Should the Caps trade Ovechkin and/or Nicklas Backstrom? It’s hard to say, but at this time, the team is likely still reeling from the crushing 4-3 defeat in overtime...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How Pens-Caps can determine if Crosby or Ovechkin is better

For the first time since 2009, the NHL’s biggest stars — Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin — will meet in a postseason series. The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins open their second-round series on Thursday night in what many feel is a de facto conference championship, as these teams finished 1-2 in the East but because of the NHL’s asinine playoff system, this is...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby: I don't score the way Alexander Ovechkin does

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are going to face off in Round 2 of the NHL Playoffs, which will set the stage of reigniting the longtime rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. While the rivalry has lost steam in recent years, both Crosby and Ovechkin are still elite players. Crosby led the Penguins in scoring this season with 36 goals and 85 points...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The Flyers lost track of Alex Ovechkin at the worst possible time

As good as he is, somehow the Philadelphia Flyers appear to struggle keeping track of where Alex Ovechkin is on the ice. In Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff matchup, the Flyers picked a horrible time to once again lose track of Ovechkin. Here is the situation: The Flyers scored an emotionally-charged goal in the first minute of the game following a pregame ceremony...
Via The Comeback
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Caps' Ovechkin closing in on NHL goal scoring history

We don’t have to tell you how great of a goal scorer Alex Ovechkin is, but sometimes extended greatness gets overlooked. The Washington Capitals forward has scored 50 or more goals in a season six times, tied for second-most all-time. With his league-leading 41 goals entering Saturday’s contest with the Boston Bruins, Ovechkin once again is on pace to score 50 for the Caps...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

TV station catches Alex Ovechkin pumping gas

The Ducks/Capitals game was postponed on Friday night because of Winter Storm Jonas. So instead of covering hockey, local stations instead covered the storm and the people preparing for it. One local D.C. station managed to cover both at the same time completely by accident. WUSA’s roving cameras caught Alex Ovechkin … now with more free time … pumping gas. random gas station...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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