In the run-up to the World Cup of Hockey, Team USA goaltender Ben Bishop spoke to ESPN’s Chuck Gormley about which players in the tournament have the best offensive skills.
He mentioned a lot of Caps players.
Sunday morning, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin confirmed on Instagram that he married long-time fiancee Nastya Shubskaya. Caps fans responded to the news with hearty congratulations for the couple and wishes for future Ovechbabies.
Meanwhile on Twitter, NHL.com’s mentions were taken over by trolls making bad ring jokes. The most notable rabble rousers were of course Penguins fans.
Capitals teammates Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov spent Thursday together in Russia supporting friend and former Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk. Datsyuk, who retired from the NHL over the summer, played his first home game for SKA St. Petersburg.
It took just 38 seconds for him to score.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin on Sunday made his first public appearance since reports surfaced he got married to fiancee Nastya Shubskaya over the weekend. Ovechkin played in Slava Kozlov’s farewell hockey game in Voskresensk near Moscow. Kozlov won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings (1997, 1998) and two Gagarin Cups (2011, 2012).
We’re accustomed to seeing superstar players decked out in equipment from their sponsor’s line. For Bauer, the likes of Alex Ovechkin and other elite players have become the face of the company. But it seems nefarious actions are going on behind the scenes of one of the most popular hockey brands.
According to TSN, a fraud lawsuit has been filed against Performance Sports Group, which owns Bauer and Easton, another top hockey (and baseball) equipment manufacturer. On Wednesday morning, the company revealed that it is under investigation by securities regulators in the United States and Canada. Just two days earlier, the company said it was in default with its creditors.
Evgeny Kuznetsov is a humble guy. If you ask him about a thrilling goal he scored, he’ll brush it off as as a minor contribution in a larger effort. One of the best centers in the game, Kuznetsov will be sure to thank teammates who had nothing to do with the play.
But Kuznetsov is boastful about one thing: his purported skills in Family Feud, a show to which he is unabashedly addicted.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and fiancée Nastya Shubskaya flew back to Washington, D.C. around 1:30PM, Monday. Reader Anna Moiseev noticed the Russian machine on her flight from Moscow to D.C. when she leaned out to take a photo of her nephew and brother-in-law.
“Ovechkin was sitting in the aisle across from us,” Anna Moiseev said. “He was asleep for most of the flight. It was quite random and funny.”
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