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Latest Ilya Kovalchuk Items
Mike Ribeiro knew the situation. So when he had time, space and saw Alex Ovechkin with an open look at the net, he knew exactly where the pass was going.
After a brief switch back to the left side where he's more comfortable, Ovechkin has played the past five games where Adam Oates knows he belongs, on right wing, and the fruits of that experiment are starting to show.
Sometimes it's hard to forget about a goaltender's night. A few big saves but a couple of goals, and there are bigger problems to worry about.
The superstar isn't known for his defensive prowess, but coach Adam Oates said he discussed a penalty-killing role with Ovechkin and wouldn't hesitate to put him out there in those situations.
Alex Ovechkin could start the season at right wing, an adjustment Adam Oates and the Washington Capitals hope pays dividends with new looks and production.
Alex Ovechkin knew right away how badly he was missed. When he landed at Dulles International Airport on Monday afternoon, the Washington Capitals captain heard firsthand the sound of the end of the NHL lockout.
Alex Ovechkin left the United States on a jet plane bound for Russia, saying earlier this month he wasn't sure when and if he would be back.
Goal-scoring isn't Ilya Kovalchuk's problem. Count 'em: 406 goals in 779 NHL regular-season games. That's what earned him a 15-year, $100 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.
Roughly two years ago, the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils were the finalists in the free-agent market battle for Ilya Kovalchuk.