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Capitals Insider Archive: Alex Ovechkin

Boudreau says Marcus Johansson played his game, worked well with Alex Ovechkin

To say no one knew when Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson would stop passing when an Oiler turnover gave them a 2-on-0 in the Edmonton zone might be an understatement. Everyone from Ovechkin to Johansson to Coach Bruce Boudreau joked about it, but after four passes the Capitals' star...

By Katie Carrera  | March 10, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson  
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Marcus Johansson to center top line with Nicklas Backstrom out

With Nicklas Backstrom out for at least tonight's game against the Oilers, it presents an opportunity for Marcus Johansson to step into the top-line center role. Granted as everyone knows, Coach Bruce Boudreau can tinker with the lines at any point mid-game but for the start tonight it will likely...

By Katie Carrera  | March 9, 2011; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Ovechkin's 'vintage' goal clinches a two-point night for Capitals

(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) In recent weeks, Alex Ovechkin has looked like his old self. He's skated with power, driving through opposing forwards and defenders alike, not allowing anything to prohibit him from attacking the net and taking as many shots on net as space will allow. For the...

By Katie Carrera  | March 2, 2011; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin  
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Home losing streak stretches to three in a row

Among the myriad concerns for the Washington Capitals following last night's 6-0 loss to the New York Rangers at Verizon Center, at the top of the list is the recent slide at home, where victories were all but a formality last season. Washington has lost three straight at home and...

By Gene Wang  | February 26, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Mike Knuble  
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Positives from Capitals' road trip a distant memory

The Washington Capitals spent a week on the road trying to become a more steady outfit, and most recently with three wins in four games away from Verizon Center, it appeared they were on to something. Then over 60 minutes last night, all that equity evaporated. Gone and forgotten it...

By Gene Wang  | February 26, 2011; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Mike Knuble  
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Statistical analysis: Alex Ovechkin at even strength, then and now

There have been many theories as to why Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin is on a 32-goal pace. Some say he never recovered from the loss to Canada in the Olympic quarterfinals. Or perhaps it was the loss to Montreal in the first round of the playoffs last year. Is he...

By Neil Greenberg  | February 24, 2011; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Statistical analysis  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Alex Ovechkin records third goal in four games, Katie Carrera , February 22, 2011
Is 'old Ovi' back?, Katie Carrera , February 18, 2011
Alexander Semin skating with Ovechkin, Backstrom, Katie Carrera , February 10, 2011
Line change: Is Caps' reaction to Cooke's hit on Ovechkin justified?, Washington Post Sports Editors , February 7, 2011
Capitals frustrate Lightning's system in 5-2 win, Katie Carrera , February 4, 2011
Line change: Who should lead the attitude change?, Washington Post sports editors , February 3, 2011
Overtime continues to plague Capitals, Gene Wang , February 2, 2011
Five questions facing the Capitals, Katie Carrera , February 1, 2011
Capitals get back to work after the all-star break, Katie Carrera , January 31, 2011
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin may be regaining his form, Katie Carrera , January 25, 2011
Mike Green discusses the all star fantasy draft, Katie Carrera , January 22, 2011
Caps score early, shut Islanders down to win, 2-1, Katie Carrera , January 21, 2011
Alex Ovechkin: NHL All-Star game captains 'deserve it', Lindsay Applebaum , January 18, 2011
Poll: Should All Star participation be mandatory?, Katie Carrera , January 18, 2011
Caps get the goals they need, beat Panthers 3-2, Katie Carrera , January 9, 2011
Capitals' Marcus Johansson growing more confident, Katie Carrera , January 7, 2011
Alex Ovechkin wearing no-contact jersey, Katie Carrera , January 6, 2011
Capitals are on an upswing, but Alex Ovechkin's slump is still a reality, Washington Post Sports Editors , January 3, 2011
Winter Classic video: Alex Ovechkin on learning to adjust, Lindsay Applebaum , December 31, 2010
Alex Ovechkin's strong game against the Hurricanes, Katie Carrera , December 27, 2010
Alex Ovechkin is memorable, Lindsay Applebaum , December 20, 2010
Could Ovechkin's fight be a lasting spark?, Katie Carrera , December 14, 2010
Boudreau critical of officiating following loss, Katie Carrera , December 3, 2010
Caps vs. Hurricanes pregame roundup, Lindsay Applebaum , November 28, 2010
The Ovechkin and Backstrom the Caps know and expect, Katie Carrera , November 25, 2010
Video: From Alex Ovechkin's Russia, with love, Lindsay Applebaum , November 16, 2010
Ovechkin, Backstrom and Green on All-Star fan ballot, Katie Carrera , November 12, 2010
After some 'soul searching,' Caps get it together, Katie Carrera , October 31, 2010
Statistical analysis: When less Ovechkin is more, Neil Greenberg , October 22, 2010
Boudreau: Caps' top line is 'slightly missing', Katie Carrera , October 21, 2010
Boudreau: 'Ovi's got to create space for Ovi', Katie Carrera , October 21, 2010
Semyon Varlamov still out but progressing, Gene Wang , October 13, 2010
Video: Ovechkin shoots...and scores! But how?, Lindsay Applebaum , October 7, 2010
Video: Alex Ovechkin commercial outtakes, Lindsay Applebaum , September 30, 2010
Training camp officially under way, Gene Wang , September 18, 2010
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