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.
Look I get it. The Capitals are playing in their second game of a back-to-back series. Last night, they expended a ton of energy in a different time zone, defeating Chicago 3-2 in overtime. The Caps looked flat and disinterested against the last-place Canes in Raleigh. After Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the first period, the Caps immediately gave up two unanswered goals to Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen.
All of that is understandable. This retaliation penalty by Alex Ovechkin was not.
Way back in August, we first reported there would be an Alex Ovechkin Funko Pop! figurine released to the public. Several weeks later, Funko confirmed the news and officially announced its NHL line, which included superstars like Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Steven Stamkos.
Over the last few days, readers who put in preorders for the toy have begun receiving them in the mail.
Friday afternoon, two dozen cancer survivors filed into the Capitals locker room, taking a seat at their corresponding player’s stall. The following evening, the Caps were hosting Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Verizon Center. Each Capitals player would wear a lavender jersey with the last name of the Wish Kid they were playing for stitched on the back. The players and cancer survivors were to first meet face-to-face that Friday after the Caps finished practice.
Seven-year-old Connor Durgin, not one for following directions or the cards he’s been dealt in life, stood in the middle of the locker room with excitement.
When his player, future Hall of Famer Alex Ovechkin, walked in, Connor held up his sign and let out a large coo. He almost fell over.
The two hugged. Connor, grinning from ear-to-ear, only stood up to Ovechkin’s waist.
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