Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Centre, the Ottawa Senators celebrated Bryan Murray becoming the first member of their Ring of Honour. During a fifteen minute pregame ceremony, the Senators presented their former head coach and general manager with a fancy trophy and a trip for two to Dublin, Ireland.
The Capitals also had a gift. Alex Ovechkin presented Murray with a signed no. 343 jersey. The number represents the amount of wins Murray had in Washington, which still remains a franchise best.
Alex Ovechkin was very excited for his friend and fellow countryman Dmitry Orlov, who notched his second career two-goal game Monday night.
When speaking to reporters in the locker room, Ovechkin compared Orlov to Hockey Hall of Famer, Nicklas Lidstrom.
After scoring 500 goals and tallying 1,000 points, Alex Ovechkin joined two exclusive clubs full of NHL legends and Hall of Famers. 10 days ago, Ovechkin tied one of the game’s most iconic players, Maurice “Rocket” Richard, for 28th all time in NHL goals.
On Thursday, Ovechkin tied and then later passed HOF’er Lanny McDonald in points to move into 82nd place on the all time NHL scoring list.
During a Papa John’s commercial that he filmed in late 2016, Alex Ovechkin revealed that his dream as a child was to be a pizza delivery guy.
Well, after the Caps destroyed the St. Louis Blues 7-3 at Scottrade Center Thursday night, Ovechkin wanted pizza delivered to his belly ASAP.
Monday night in Pittsburgh, the Capitals lost to the Penguins 8-7 in overtime. After jumping out to a 3-0 lead, the Caps — who looked like they were going to coast to their tenth-straight victor — lost all their momentum after a blown call. Pens forward Patric Hornqvist crosschecked TJ Oshie in the head.
Two days later, Alex Ovechkin was still not happy about it.
Tuesday afternoon, former Capitals forward Brooks Laich shared a personal health tip to his followers on Instagram.
“I am a huge advocate of homemade organic juicing as many of you know,” Laich said. “For those of you who have inquired about what I put in my juices, here it is – kale, spinach, ginger, beets, celery, carrots, cucumbers, a lemon, tomato, apple, and a pear. I drink an 18oz juice every morning and @juleshough drinks a 12oz. The long term health benefits are incredible, but also you will have endless energy and positivity during the day! We use a @ceadovenezia juicer, would highly recommend it! Let me know what you put in your juices! ”
Laich would immediately regret asking as Alex Ovechkin would chime in with the following.
Whatever that was between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, it died the way it lived: messily, physically, while blurring the lines of legality.
But if you rewind just a few moments, you’ll find a play that everyone can agree on: Sidney Crosby tripped the living hell out of Alex Ovechkin.
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