|Oct. 21 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST19:57 UAE11:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored on the power play 1:56 into overtime to give the Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Red Wings on Friday.
Analysis: Ovechkin came up big after going 10 straight periods without a goal. That might not seem like a long drought, but it was his longest in the early going this season. Three of Ovechkin's league-leading 10 goals have come with the man advantage. One negative, though, is that he finished at a minus-1 on Friday and is minus-6 over his last three games.
|Oct. 13 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST5:12 UAE (+1)21:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin's ridiculous start to the season continued Friday with his ninth goal, and he also picked up his first assist.
Analysis: Ovechkin became only the fourth player in the NHL's expansion era (since 1967-68) to score nine goals in the first five games of a season, joining Mike Bossy, Mario Lemieux and Patrick Marleau.
|Oct. 11 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST8:33 PM EST5:33 UAE (+1)21:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading eighth goal of the season Wednesday against Pittsburgh in the Capitals' fourth game.
Analysis: Ovechkin has four goals and two assists in his last four regular-season games against the Penguins. Ovechkin's eight goals are the most in his first four games during his 13 NHL seasons.
|Oct. 10 6:19 AM PT7:19 AM MT8:19 AM CT9:19 AM ET13:19 GMT21:19 6:19 AM MST8:19 AM EST17:19 UAE9:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin was held off the scoresheet in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Ovechkin had three goals in the third period in Thursday's opening night win at Ottawa, then matched the feat while helping chase Montreal goalie Carey Price in the first period Saturday. He added his fourth goal in the second period against Al Montoya. Ovechkin, bidding to become the first NHL player to have a hat trick in three consecutive games, had a power-play scoring chance in the second turned aside by Vasilevskiy. He finished with four shots and was a minus-2.
|Oct. 7 6:51 PM PT7:51 PM MT8:51 PM CT9:51 PM ET1:51 GMT9:51 6:51 PM MST8:51 PM EST5:51 UAE (+1)21:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored four goals to become the first player in 100 years with back-to-back hat tricks to open a season, and the Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-1 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Ovechkin had three goals in the third period in Thursday's opening night win at Ottawa, then matched the feat while helping chase Montreal goalie Carey Price in the first period Saturday. He added his fourth goal at 16:46 of the second period against Al Montoya. It was the fourth four-goal game of his career and second against the Canadiens.
|Oct. 6 7:36 AM PT8:36 AM MT9:36 AM CT10:36 AM ET14:36 GMT22:36 7:36 AM MST9:36 AM EST18:36 UAE10:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had a hat trick in a 6:33 span in the third period and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the shootout winner in the Washington Capitals' 5-4 victory over the Senators on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Analysis: It was the 18th hat trick for Ovechkin, who had two last season.
|Sep. 14 7:34 PM PT8:34 PM MT9:34 PM CT10:34 PM ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST6:34 UAE (+1)22:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin released a statement through the Capitals late Thursday describing his disappointment with the NHL not participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics. The statement comes after reports that the International Ice Hockey Federation, which oversees international competitions, teamed up with the NHL to block players from defying the North American league's directive, which Ovechkin was assumed to have on his agenda.
Analysis: "The Olympics are in my blood and everybody knows how much I love my country," Ovechkin's statement read. "Ever since I was a kid and all the time I have played in the NHL, NHL players have played in the Olympic Games. We never have to make choice between our team and our country my whole career. I love the Capitals and my teammates here as much as I love my country and I know all the other NHL players feel the same for their teams."