Perennial cover boy Alex Ovechkin is on another magazine cover – this time with his wife Nastya Ovechkina.
The Ovechkins posed inside the Capitals locker room for the March issue of Tatler magazine, a Russian periodical focusing on fashion and lifestyle.
“This game is all about confidence,” Brett Connolly recently said to the Associated Press’s Stephen Whyno. “When you’re confident, you’re a completely different player and when you don’t you’re not a good player.”
While things are going great for Connolly (he tied his career high in goals on February 9th), Jakub Vrana appears to be confused why he even got called up to Washington on Friday – a troubling development for the Capitals’ top prospect.
The Washington Capitals are getting promotion from the unlikeliest of sources. A day before former Law & Order SVU star Christopher Meloni was photographed wearing a Caps hat with Mariska Hargitay, Delegate Vivian Watts rocked a Caps lid while on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond.
Watts, a Democrat, represents the 39th district, which is located in Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County.
The Washington Capitals’ bye week has concluded and the team will be back on the ice for practice at 10:30am. They will have two forwards from Hershey joining them.
The team recalled top prospect Jakub Vrana and forward Zach Sanford, who scored his first NHL goal five days ago.
Last week on his 22nd birthday, Andre Burakovsky broke his hand while blocking shot from the point. Sanford was given the first opportunity to replace Yung Dre and scored the biggest goal of his career, six days ago against the Ducks.
When the Dallas Stars hosted the Washington Capitals back on January 21st, Dmitry Orlov received a double-minor for high-sticking Jamie Benn. As Orlov tried to stick-check the Dallas captain, the Caps defenseman missed, striking Benn in the face.
Benn broke his nose on the play, but the story doesn’t end there. Several weeks later, the Stars revealed that Orlov was quite contrite about the mistake, showing good sportsmanship in the process.
Kids, take note!
Time to check in on one of my favorite data visualizations. Concocted by Tyler Dellow a few years back, this is a colorful way to look at how ice time and shot attempts are distributed.
I’ve performed this exercise a few times, most recently October 2015. This season paints a stark picture that you can’t miss.
The Washington Capitals are getting some free promotion from an unlikely source.
Wednesday night, current Law & Order SVU star Mariska Hargitay (Detective Benson) surprised fans when she posted a photo with her former co-star Christopher Meloni (Detective Stabler).
“And then that happened… Just when I thought Valentine’s Day was over,” Hargitay wrote.
On Sunday, Andre Burakovsky made hockey headlines when he got into a car that wasn’t his Uber. But it was where Burakovsky was going that showed his mind was still in the right place. The Swedish forward, who broke his hand days earlier, went to the Loudoun Top Golf to hang out and watch his friends drive golf balls. He will be there again next week, but this time with most of the Caps roster.
This upcoming Monday from 2-5pm, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is hosting an event called Wish Upon A Par. For $125, you can purchase a ticket and attend the event, which includes 2.5 hours of play and unlimited food and nonalcoholic beverages. But hurry, I’m told general admission tickets are going very fast. The event also is offering a rare and semi-inexpensive way to hang out with your favorite Caps player during the event.
The Capitals announced on Wednesday that they have acquired depth defenseman Tom Gilbert from the LA Kings for “future considerations.” Gilbert will report to the Hershey Bears. Sportsnet’s John Shannon was the first to report the news.
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