The morning after their 1-0 shutout against the Detroit Red Wings, the Caps hosted a family skate after practice. The players were able to bring their little ones onto the ice for some quality ice time.
Such as Evgeny Kuznetsov, who pulled his full-grown man child Alex Ovechkin, around the rink in a boy’s sled.
After starting the year on fire, the Leafs’ Auston Mathews has gone 10 games without a goal while the Oilers’ Connor McDavid has been goalless in nine straight. Panic has started to set in north of the border so TSN’s Travis Yost tried to illustrate just how normal these goal droughts are, especially among the NHL’s best snipers over the last five years.
When Yost tabulated his the numbers however, he learned that Alex Ovechkin is the one exception.
With 9:34 left in the third period, Alex Ovechkin scored on a breakaway to give the Capitals an emphatic 6-0 lead. After the Caps goal horn sounded, the song The Wicker Man by Iron Maiden was supposed to play.
Instead, the Caps game entertainment crew ran an audible and thew on the Penguins’ goal song.
In the second period, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin left the game after being tripped to the ice by Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. The injury was the only buzzkill of the evening in which the Capitals scored a touchdown (plus an extra point) against their biggest rival.
Several minutes later, Ovechkin would return and go out for a shift with the Capitals power play. In the third period, the Russian machine scored his eighth goal of the season.
Outscored 7-2 in their last two games against bottom-dwelling teams, the Washington Capitals’ play of late was becoming panic inducing. But Wednesday night, the Capitals erased all fears after they exploded for 7 goals against rival Pittsburgh.
Let’s relive them all.
In Washington’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, Alex Ovechkin played just over 14 minutes. For the best scorer on the team and also the planet, that’s not a lot.
The Washington Capitals have clearly stepped their bobblehead game up this season. A week after allowing fans to vote for one of three fantastic personality-driven player bobbles, the Capitals released their holiday ticket package and its accompanying gift is one of the most clever Alex Ovechkin bobbleheads ever produced.
Alex Ovechkin’s great sports watching weekend continues.
The night after watching Conor McGregor become the UFC’s first double champion, Ovechkin, along with wife Nastya and several friends, went to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, to see the Washington Redskins take on the Minnesota Vikings. The Redskins would win 26-20, buoyed by four second half field goals by place kicker Dustin Hopkins. Vikings wide receiver and former Maryland Terripan, Stefon Diggs, had 13 catches for 164 yards.
The recurring theme of Ovechkin’s afternoon was him chanting LETS GOH REDSKINS dun dun duh duh dun to his phone.
After the Caps’ 5-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, Alex Ovechkin, Andre Burakovsky, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov returned home and bought a pay-per-view.
The players stayed up late to watch the UFC’s historic first visit to Madison Square Garden. Conor McGregor headlined the UFC 205 card and the “Notorious” Irishman knocked out Eddie Alvarez in Round 2. McGregor’s win made him the first combat fighter in UFC history to hold two belts in two different weight divisions.
Each Caps player documented their night on social media. Please prepare yourself for several thrilling vertical videos taken by the players of their respective TVs.
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