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Topic - Brett Hull
Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals and the NHL with 43 goals. He's also a team-worst minus-21.
News and notes as the Capitals [26-23-9, 61 points] butt helmets with the New Jersey Devils [24-21-13, 61 points] tonight at VerizonCenter [8 p.m., CSN]:
Over the weekend he became the only NHL player to record 30 or more goals in every season since his rookie year of 2005-06. He's already one of just six players in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in his first nine seasons, joining Mike Bossy, Mike Gartner, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri and Bryan Trottier.
Rookie goalie Philipp Grubauer will get his fifth start of the season tonight against Alex Semin and the Carolina Hurricanes.
A second period penalty to Tom Wilson opened the floodgates for the Fyers, who rolled to a 5-2 win.
With his four-goal outburst, can Alex Ovechkin join five other hockey legends?
When Schmidt signed with the Capitals last season and was sent to Hershey of the AHL, Oleksy provided something that really helped Schmidt out. When Schmidt was recalled by the Caps last week, Oleksy was there to help again.
Lindy Ruff had one stipulation when he agreed to meet with the Dallas Stars about their coaching vacancy.
In last year's playoffs, Ovechkin saw as his ice time dip as low as 13 minutes and 36 seconds, even as he was scoring goals and helping the Washington Capitals win. That was under Dale Hunter, who put an emphasis on defensive play. Don't expect any of that from new coach Adam Oates, who could be the perfect guy to take Ovechkin's career back to superstar levels.
Brian Burke walked the red carpet at Monday night's Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony and was determined not to go there. After doing an interview about former Toronto Maple Leafs center Mats Sundin, the general manager declined to talk about what everyone had no choice but to talk about: the NHL lockout.
As Adam Oates received his Hockey Hall of Fame blazer Sunday afternoon, one fan at Air Canada Centre yelled out: "Finally."
Often along the road to Monday's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, ex-Washington Capitals center Adam Oates went unnoticed or underappreciated.
Just after noon Tuesday, the first report came out that Adam Oates got the nod as coach of the Washington Capitals. Receiving the call about getting your first NHL head job is unreal in itself.
Joe Sakic was four years old when his father took him to his first hockey game.
As Hull said, Ovechkin doesn't always need to be skated hard in practice to get production out of him.
"Coaches that never [were stars], they don't understand Ovechkin. Like Dale Hunter. How is Dale Hunter ever going to understand what's inside the mind of Ovechkin? He can't. Adam Oates can," said Hull, who scored more than a third of his career goals with Oates as his linemate. "He understands the mind of a superstar scorer and the ego that goes with it and what it takes to satisfy that ego. And the ego I'm talking about isn't a bad thing; it's a hunger within that guy."