Ovechkin shows off Stanley Cup at World Cup fan zone in Moscow (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Russian hockey star and 2018 NHL champion Alexander Ovechkin has taken the Stanley Cup to the Fan Fest zone in Moscow to show off the giant silver trophy just hours before Russia’s World Cup quarter-final against Croatia. The 32-year-old hockey star put the trophy on display in the fan area located on Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow […]

At long last, Ovechkin and Capitals are Stanley Cup champs

After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals are finally sitting on top of hockey. Lars Eller scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:37 to play, and the Capitals raised the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history after a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night. Devante Smith-Pelly tied […]

Ovechkin, Capitals figure the desert a great place to end Stanley Cup drought

One win from hoisting the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals are trying not to think beyond the next shift or the next period. Unfortunately that's far easier said than done. The Capitals head into Thursday's Game 5 of the Cup final against the Vegas Golden Knights with a 3-1 stranglehold in the best-of-seven series, sitting […]

Capitals, Ovechkin move one step closer to Cup with Game 3 victory

Alex Ovechkin went airborne, Evgeny Kuznetsov flapped his arms like a bird of prey and the Washington Capitals are flying high, just two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup. Ovechkin dived to score his 14th goal of the playoffs and raised his arms in joy when Kuznetsov beat Marc-Andre Fleury and broke out his […]

Ovechkin and Capitals finally break through to reach Stanley Cup final

Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table. The rest of the Capitals joined him for a team photo after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, a victory that sent Washington to the Stanley Cup final […]

'Biggest game in my life': Ovechkin so close to Cup he can taste it

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is closer than ever to playing for the Stanley Cup, and he's determined to make the most of the opportunity. "I've never been in this position before," he said Tuesday, looking ahead to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The winner Wednesday night earns […]

Russian hockey great Ovechkin makes history by entering NHL 600-goal club

Russian ice-hockey great and Washington Сapitals captain Alexander Ovechkin has reached yet another milestone in his sporting career by becoming the 20th player in the National Hockey League (NHL) to score 600 goals. Going into Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets, Ovechkin was just two goals short of reaching six-century mark. The Caps captain duly […]

Alex Ovechkin lines up behind pal Putin in Russian election

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NHL star Ovechkin launches ‘Team Putin’ ahead of Russia’s presidential race

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 00:40 Russian NHL powerhouse Alex Ovechkin announced Wednesday he is forming a movement named “Putin Team,” urging all Vladimir Putin’s supporters to come on board. The Russian president, meanwhile, is yet to announce whether he is to run for another term. The Washington Capitals captain broke the news on his […]

Vegas, Leafs, Ovechkin generating quite the buzz

NHL’s 1st week created historic hot starts, surprises and disappointments The first week of the NHL season has been full of hot starts, surprises, disappointments and achievements we haven’t witnessed in decades. Here are seven impressions from the first seven days of the 2017-18 season: Vegas Strong Let’s begin with Vegas and the Golden Knights’ […]