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Position
LW
 
Jersey
8
Name  Alex Ovechkin
Born  9/17/1985
Height  6-3
Weight  230
Shoots  R
4/14/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Washington right wing Alex Ovechkin finished with an NHL-high 51 goals this season.
Insight: Ovechkin reached 50 goals for the first time since 2010 and the fifth time in his career. He also had 28 assists, 386 shots on goal and 48 penalty minutes, so fantasy owners were able to overlook his -35 rating (third-worst in NHL).
 
4/8/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Washington right wing Alex Ovechkin reached the 50-goal plateau for the fifth time in his career Tuesday in a win over St. Louis.
Insight: It's the first time Ovechkin has reached 50 goals since 2010. He's one of five players to reach that threshold in the last five seasons (Corey Perry, Evgeni Malkin, Steven Stamkos and Sidney Crosby).
 
3/25/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin had his first two-goal game since March 1 Tuesday against the Kings.
Insight: Ovechkin had 30 goals in his first 34 games, but he's slowed down with 18 in his past 35. That still puts him just two goals away from 50 and 11 ahead of anyone else.
 
3/14/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin broke a four-game points drought with a goal Friday against the Canucks.
Insight: Ovechkin had 30 goals in his first 34 games, but he's slowed down with 15 in his past 30. His 45 goals, 68 points and 337 SOG in 64 games this season helps us forgive his putrid -29.
 
3/1/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin dominated the Bruins Saturday at TD Garden.
Insight: Both of Ovechkin's goals came on the power play. Saturday marked his seventh multi-goal effort of the season. Ovechkin's 43 goals this year are 11 more than anyone else in the NHL (Phil Kessel and Joe Pavelski are tied with 32 each).
 
2/21/2014 9:03:00 PM
Description: The Olympic break is ending but Washington right wing Alex Ovechkin is still in Russia tending to his ailing father. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Ovechkin's father recently underwent heart surgery. It's unknown if Ovechkin will be back in time for next Thursday's game against Florida. The three-time Hart Trophy winner leads the NHL with 40 goals in 2013-14.
 
2/11/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin is expected to team up with Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Semin on Russia's first line.
Insight: You will be hard-pressed to find a better trio than Ovechkin (60 points), Malkin (58) and Semin (22).
 
Hot1/28/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin had two goals and two assists plus seven shot on goal Tuesday against Buffalo.
Insight: Ovechkin has scored three goals and added three assists in two games since returning from a lower-body injury. He has an NHL-leading 38 goals in 49 games.
 
1/25/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (lower body) had a goal, an assist, six SOG and a +3 Saturday at Montreal.
Insight: Ovechkin missed the last two games due to a lower-body injury.
 
1/25/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (lower body) will play Saturday, the team announced.
Insight: The NHL's leading goal scorer missed the last two games but skated and looked explosive Saturday morning.
 
1/25/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (lower body) will be a game-time decision Saturday, according to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post.
Insight: The NHL's leading goal scorer missed the last two games. Carrera reports that Ovechkin looked explosive in his stride during the morning skate and expects him to play.
 
1/24/2014 2:58:00 PM
Description: Caps right wing Alex Ovechkin wasn't at practice on Thursday and has been declared out for Friday's game against New Jersey. SOURCE: Washington Post
Insight: The NHL's leading goal scorer missed Tuesday's game against Ottawa because of a lower body injury. It's a huge blow to the Caps' offense as well as Ovechkin's fantasy owners.
 
1/23/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Caps right wing Alex Ovechkin wasn't at practice on Thursday and remains questionable for Friday's game against New Jersey. SOURCE: Washington Post
Insight: He did travel with the team, which is always a good sign. The NHL's leading goal scorer missed Tuesday's game against Ottawa because of a lower body injury. It was only his third absence of the season.
 
1/22/2014 12:08:00 AM
Description: No Alex Ovechkin meant no goals for Washington Tuesday against Ottawa.
Insight: Any absence for Ovechkin is a disaster for fantasy owners as he's one of the top scorers in the NHL. And it didn't help the Caps either as they got shut out 2-0. He has three goals in his last four games and 35 in 47 games this season to lead the league. The 260 SOG and 34 PIM offset his rather ugly -16 rating.
 
1/21/2014 12:23:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin will be a game-time decision due to a lower-body injury, according to Capitals beat writer Katie Carrera.
Insight: Any absence for Ovechkin is a disaster for fantasy owners as he's one of the top scorers in the NHL. He has three goals in his last four games and 35 in 47 games this season to lead the league. The 260 SOG and 34 PIM offset his rather ugly -16 rating.
 
1/2/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin ended a four-game point drought with a goal Thursday against Carolina.
Insight: Coach Adam Oates moved Ovechkin to the second line Thursday as a motivational tactic after Ovechkin failed to post a single point while taking 31 SOG his previous four games. He took nine more shots Thursday and finally found the net on one of them. Ovechkin has attempted 5.59 SOG per game this season.
 
Hot12/21/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin scored for the fourth straight game Saturday against the Devils.
Insight: Ovechkin has potted eight goals in his last six games and 30 goals in 34 games this season. He's on pace to top his career-high 65 goals, set in 2007-08.
 
12/10/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin netted four goals in Tuesday's overtime win against the Lightning.
Insight: Ironically, he missed his only chance in the shootout period. Tuesday marked Ovechkin's third four-goal game and the 13th hat trick of his career. He needs six more hat tricks to tie Peter Bondra's team record. Ovechkin leads the NHL with 26 goals this season.
 
11/5/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: Washington right wing Alex Ovechkin potted two goals and had one helper in his return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Islanders.
Insight: Ovechkin missed the previous two games with a lower-body injury. He now has 12 goals and 18 points in 13 games.
 
11/5/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: Washington right wing Alex Ovechkin (lower body) will return to action Tuesday against the Islanders.
Insight: Ovechkin missed the last two games with his lower-body injury. He has 10 goals and 15 points in 12 games and should be added to all fantasy lineups immediately.