Category Archives: Alexander Ovechkin

Some Awesome Ovechkin Goal-Scoring Stats

Ovi got to 50 on the season the other night and 472 on his career, tying Peter Bondra for No. 1 in Caps history. A few cool stats/bits of trivia to celebrate the occasion, starting with:

Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky, Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur, and Mario Lemieux are the only other players to hit 50 goals six times. And they all played in eras with significantly more goal-scoring.

Putting 50 goals into further perspective for the modern era:

And from a few years ago, Via Daily Sports:


Stick it, Crosby.

An Ovechtrick For The Ages

Alex Ovechkin scored four goals in one game last night for the third time in his career and first time in nearly six years. The fourth goal tied it up with 32 seconds remaining, too, propelling the Caps to a 6-5 overtime shootout win. Here he is afterward, in a timeless photo that I just love.

Links from the four-goal game:

— video of all four goals [Caps Insider]
— epic celebration GIFs [Russian Machine]
— John Walton’s awesome call [Caps Voice]

DMV: The Great 8’s Mustache Is Not Great

So glad Ovechkin is participating in Movember. [Bog, @danny_favret]

Taking Ray Emery and the ref to task for the Holtby beating. [Puck Daddy]

Awesome photoshops of Angry John Carlson yelling at things. [RMNB]

Here’s a wonderful history of all-time Caps goalie fights. [Caps Outsider]

Ted Leonsis likes to mix it up in Facebook comments, which is odd. [Bog]

Chimera named NHL’s third star after his six-point week. [Caps Insider]

Phillip Daniels upset about not being invited to Redskins homecoming. [Bog]

Darrell Green thinks the Skins should re-sign Contract Year D-Hall. [Bog]

Snyder’s house has a burgundy & gold Redskins basketball court. [Bog]

Sean Taylor’s shooter found guilty of second-degree murder. [Miami Herald]

Seven problems the 0-3 Wizards are dealing with right now. [Bullets Forever]

Randy Wittman fined $20k for swearing during his presser. [Wiz Insider]

Programming note: I’ve been offline for most of four days and didn’t get to watch the Skins game, hence no Winners & Losers. Glad they won, though!

DMV: Ovi Got Semin In The Face

Caps kick off five-game homestand with 3-2 loss to Carolina. [Japers’]

The best part about Ovi’s last-minute check to his old pal Semin’s face (above) is that Semin actually got two minutes for embellishing. [RMNB]

This Rick Reilly “Redskins” snafu is hilarious + awkward. [For The Win]

Pro-“Redskins” people liked Snyder’s letter. Anti- people didn’t. [Bog, Jenx]

Would you trade Snyder for Jerry Jones? Great question. [The Insider]

Dexter Manley telling old stories is fun, esp. during Dallas Week. [Bog]

RGIII not only bought his HS team’s uniforms, he designed them. [Bog]

Ripken does more radio, still sounds interested in managing. [O’s Insider]

Machado to have MCL surgery. Should be good for spring. [Camden Chat]

Juan Dixon didn’t want Roddy Peters to wear his old No. 3. [Testudo]

Maryland plays UVA tomorrow, JMU gets Richmond. [Testudo, JMUSB]

Port City and DC Brau beers are being served at Caps games. [WWN]

DMV: Ovechkin Is Ovechkin Again

Ovi is the NHL’s first star, leading in goals, points and shots. [Caps Insider]

Connor Carrick was the 47th D-man taken but the 1st to make it. [RMNB]

The Caps are struggling to score at even strength so far. [Japers’ Rink]

But their power play is doing just fine, thanks. [Peerless Prognosticator]

Joel Ward is doing okay after getting trapped in a bathroom. [Caps Insider]

Five questions for the 1-3 Skins as they head to 2-3 Dallas. [The Insider]

Oneida Nation continues to press the NFL about “Redskins.” [City Desk]

Here’s a Redskins name-change story I was actually quoted in. [Salon]

Compelling case for the “Redskins” to become the “Americans.” [WaPo]

Otto Porter’s hip injury is still keeping him from practicing. [Wiz Insider]

DMV: Ovechkin Has Gone Grey

We knew there was salt in Ovi’s pepper, but that’s grey hair for a 27-year-old. Looks good on the Grey 8, though. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

Olaf Kolzig is the Caps’ new goaltending coach. Olie the Goalie! [RMNB]

Nats win 3-2 in Philly. Are 6.5 games back. Get day off. [Nats Insider]

Denard Span has turned his season around. Thank God. [Nats Journal]

Bryce Harper thought there were three outs. It was hilarious. [FTW]

O’s lose to Cleveland. Are 4 back. Host ChiSox tonight. [Camden Chat]

This strikes me as a very silly question, Baltimore Sun. [O’s Insider]

The Redskins have the second-oldest roster in the NFL. Oh. [FTW]

A beer for every NFL team. The Skins are Mike’s Hard Lemonade. [SOE]

NBA teams keep raiding the Wiz front office. So weird. [Wiz Insider]

On defense, point guards and John Wall’s defense. [Truth About It]

Maryland QB C.J. Brown had a great Week 1. What’s next? [Terps Insider]

Good roundup of what the Jeff Bezos WaPo pep rally was like. [City Desk]

DMV: I Have No Idea What Bryce Harper And The Caps Were Doing


The Caps got spanked 5-0 by the Rangers in Game 7. Hard. [WaPo]

It was reminiscent of the Game 7 loss to Pittsburgh in ’09. [WaPo]

Alex Ovechkin went absolutely apeshit on one early shift. [RMNB]

Ovi had some interesting things to same afterward. [Puck Daddy]

The Caps’ so-called Young Guns aren’t young anymore. [Mike Wise]

Here are lots of sad Caps images, if you’re into that. [Bog, RMNB]

Bryce Harper ran face-first into the outfield wall last night. [FTW]

Bryce received 11 stitches and some bruises for it. [Nats Journal]

So, is Bryce Harper too reckless for his own good? [Nats Journal]

Nats won, 6-2, as ZNN became MLB’s first 7-game winner. [WaPo]

Wei-Yin Chen to the DL. Tough loss for the O’s. [B’more Sports Report]

The O’s GIFs of the Week are so good, again and again. [Camden Chat]

Wiz shut out for defensive honors, despite being good at defense. [BF]

Check in on the disappointment that is Jan Vesely. [Wiz Insider, TAI]

(Thanks to SB Nation for the Bryce-meets-wall GIF.)