Alex Ovechkin 8 | Right Wing

Washington Capitals

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Mon. Apr 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ovechkin finished the season with 51 goals en route to his fourth Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. Impact: The Great 8 finished with a team-high 79 points in 78 games, 39 of which came on the Capitals' vaunted power-play unit. Of course, much has been made in the media about Ovechkin's ability to compile 51 goals and a minus-35 rating in the same season. His lack of even-strength production at the end of the season is a bit alarming, but no player provides Ovi's blend of goal scoring and hit production. A turbulent offseason likely awaits a Capitals team that has missed the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. However, look for Ovechkin to be a top-five player heading into next season's fantasy drafts.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Ovechkin notched a power-play goal and an assist in Friday's win over Chicago, giving him seven points in the last five games. Impact: Detractors of Ovechkin will note that a handful of these points came in games where the Caps were already eliminated from playoff contention. Despite his abysmal minus rating, Ovechkin has been a boon for owners in leagues which reward shots on goal and power-play points, but there have been stretches where he disappears. Despite his inconsistencies, owners will need to be ready to pay a first-round price for the elite scorer against next fall.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season and added two assists in Tuesday's win at St. Louis. Impact: Ovechkin became the 11th player in league history with at least five seasons of 50-plus goals, though this marks his first such campaign since 2009-10.(STATS, 5:34pm)
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season and contributed two assists in Tuesday's win over the Blues. Impact: This is Ovechkin's fifth 50-goal season, and he's now three points short of his seventh 80-point campaign. He also went plus-1, and is now plus-2 over his last three games (recording five points in that span) as he tries to avoid the dubious distinction of being the first man to lead the NHL in goals while having the league's worst plus-minus. Ovie's now minus-34, while Steve Ott's pushed past him to minus-37.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Ovechkin picked up an assist in Saturday's shootout win over the Islanders. He now has 74 points, including a league-leading 49 goals, in 74 games. Impact: We love the goals, but we hate the plus-minus which currently stands at a somewhat incredulous minus-35 (the league's worst). Your format dictates his true fantasy value (as opposed to his perceived value based on name alone). Still, he's fun to watch. Too bad that doesn't count in fantasy.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Ovechkin scored Washington's only goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to New Jersey, his first goal in a three-game span. Impact: The goal was the first even-strength tally Ovechkin had potted in almost a month and was created by a Nicklas Backstrom turnover on the forecheck. Ovi is a goal away from 50 yet again and likely will get it, but he's been one of the league's most baffling players, sitting with a minus-35 rating. The Caps have issues at both ends of the ice, but Ovechkin has, simultaneously, been one of the brightest and most troubling aspects of the team.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Ovechkin skated on a line with Nicklas Backstrom and Mikhail Grabovski during Wednesday's practice, Sky Kerstein of 106.7 The FAN reports. Impact: Ovechkin left the ice briefly after warmup stretches, but returned to finish the practice alongside Grabovski and Backstrom. The line was put together during Washington's embarrassing 5-0 loss to Dallas on Tuesday. With the Caps off until Friday's contest against New Jersey, head coach Adam Oates has plenty of time to change up his lines before the next game. However, this has the potential to be a potent unit and should help Ovechkin break the worst even-strength scoring drought of his career. Although he leads the NHL with 48 goals this season, Ovechkin has not scored at even strength in more than a month, certainly one of the main reasons the team finds itself on the outside of the current Eastern Conference playoff picture, and losing ground fast.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 1, 2014
News: Ovechkin took four shots on goal and went minus-2 without a point in Tuesday's shutout loss to Dallas. Impact: That's three straight games without a point for Ovechkin, who's also gone minus-5 -- shoving his season mark down to a league-worst minus-36. Still easily the league's leading goal scorer with 48, nine more than No. 2 man Corey Perry's total, Ovechkin has just four goals and an assist over his last 13 games, and he's a horrendous minus-13 in that span. The Caps have lost four straight, and Ovechkin's lack of production is a big reason why. He hasn't scored an even-strength goal since Feb. 27.(RotoWire, )
Alex Ovechkin
2013-14 Season
G
51
A
28
PTS
79
+/-
-35
Bio
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 230  Age: 28
Born: 9/17/1985, Moscow, USSR
Shoots: right
Drafted: 2004 - Rd 1
(1st overall by the Capitals)
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Troy Brouwer
2. Alex Ovechkin
3. Joel Ward
4. Eric Fehr