Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin

Washington Capitals

Ovechkin scored in the third period of the 5-3 victory on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Ovie now has a seven-game point streak and there should be no hesitation about him in fantasy--if there ever was.

 

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Ovechkin helped John Carlson on the Power Play for the 4-3 game-winner on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: With eight points in eight games (-1), Ovie is off to a bit of a slow start--for him--but expect him to catch fire any time.

 

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Ovechkin scored at the end of the Caps 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

Fantasy Impact: The Captain has four goals in six games, plus one assist.

 

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Two power-play goals in the second period made it 4-2 but the Caps eventually were defeated 6-5 by Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: Anyone worried about Ovechkin's age (34), probably shouldn't be.

 

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Ovechkin helped John Carlson make it 3-3 at the very end of the third period, but the Caps lost it in overtime on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: At two points in four games (-1), the Captain is off to a relatively slow start.

 

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The Captain started off the season with the Caps first score versus the Blues on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin is expected to be the Caps top scorer again.

 

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Alex Ovechkin registered an assist in Washington’s Game 7 double-overtime loss to Carolina Wednesday. He was also a minus-two with four shots-on-goal for the contest. Ovechkin ends the playoffs with four goals, five assists, and nine total points.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin’s assist came when he beat Carolina defender Jaccob Slavin with a beautiful toe-drag and found Tom Wilson for a first period goal. While his season ends on an incredibly sour note, the 33-year-old Russian superstar showed little sign of slowing down this season, recording his eighth-career 50-goal campaign. Ovechkin has not eclipsed 100 points since the 2009-2010 season but should continue to provide elite fantasy goal, shot, and power-play point totals moving forward, keeping him firmly in the first-round conversation for next season.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scored a goal to help put the Capitals out in front 2-1 against the Hurricanes with less than five minutes remaining in the first period Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin is doing his thing as usual which is scoring goals for the Capitals. He now has four goals in six games played so far this post-season and will search for more in Wednesday's Game Seven showdown in Washington D.C. The captain and his mates will look to defend their title against a pesky, yet respected Hurricanes squad.

 

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Alex Ovechkin provided a pair of assists as the Washington Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 4-3 in OT Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin has a goal and two assists in the first two games of the playoffs. He and his crew will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead with a win Monday night in Carolina.

 

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Alex Ovechkin lit the lamp on the man advantage in Game One to put the Capitals up 3-0 late in the first period against the Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin now has 62 goals and 56 assists in 122 career playoff games played in.

 

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Ovechkin scored twice on power plays as the Caps defeated the Lightning 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovi's eighth season with 50 or more goals.

 

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Ovechkin scored the game-winner in the third period as the Caps defeated Carolina 4-1. He also helped Nicklas Backstrom.

Fantasy Impact: The crowd was shouting "we want fifty" but Ovie didn't want an empty-netter and feels confident he's got time.

 

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Ovechkin helped Tom Wilson in the first period of the Caps 3-1 win on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: He could have scored his 49th goal as an empty-netter but instead passed the puck to a teammate. The Caps have six more games for Ovechkin to make it to fifty.

 

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Ovechkin helped Tom Wilson in the second period as the Caps defeated the Devils 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: Now with 48 goals it's only a matter of time before Ovie gets his 50th.

 

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Ovechkin helped Evgeny Kuznetsov for an empty-netter at the end of the Caps 5-2 victory on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Not to say he's in a slump, but Ovie hasn't had a goal in four games.

 

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Ovechkin helped John Carlson for a power-play goal in the third period of the Caps 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: The assist marked Ovechkin's 1200 points for his career.

 

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Ovechkin scored on the power-play in the second period of the Caps 5-3 win over the Flyers. He also helped Tom Wilson in the first period.

Fantasy Impact: The only question is whether Ovie can score 14 goals in the remaining 15 games of the season.

 

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Ovechkin's 45th goal was the difference on Friday versus the Islanders. On Sunday his shot did not go in the net, but on a technicality the 3-2 shootout versus the Rangers was awarded to the Caps.

Fantasy Impact: With 75 points in 65 games (+9) and four game-winning goals, Ovechkin is well worth the price in fantasy.

 

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Ovechkin helped Tom Wilson for the Caps first goal and Evgeny Kuznetsov for their seventh in Tuesday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Now at 74 points in 63 games (with 44 goals leading the NHL), Ovie continues to reward his fantasy owners.

 

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It looked like it might be Ovie's 45th goal, but Kuznetsov got the credit for the game winner as the Caps took it 6-5 in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: At 44 goals, Ovie leads the NHL and doesn't show any sign of slowing down.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the second period on the power play (what a shocker!) as the Caps defeated Toronto 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: That's five goals in the last four games as the Captain goes on a tear.

 

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Ovechkin's goals were both on the power play as the Caps defeated the Kings 3-2 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Anyone who doubted Ovie's chances to make it to fifty goals might want to re-think that.

 

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A slap shot from "the office" started the game off well, but the Caps eventually lost to the Ducks 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Looks like Ovechkin is headed for another fifty goal season. He leads the NHL in goals for 2018-19.

 

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Ovechkin scored the Caps first goal from his "office" on the power-play and then helped Christian Djoos and Evgeny Kuznetsov for a three-point game as the Caps won 6-4 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Although this was Ovie's first goal since the break, he has seven points in the last four games.

 

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Ovechkin helped Evgeny Kuznetsov's power-play goal in the third period and then his 4-3 game-winner versus the Avalanche on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The NHL's goal leader shows no sign of slowing down, with 60 points in 53 games (+8).

 

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Ovechkin helped T.J. Oshie in the first period of the Caps 3-2 win over Vancouver.

Fantasy Impact: With this point (his 1180th), Ovechkin broke Sergei Federov's record to become the highest scoring Russion player in NHL history.

 

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After serving a one-game "suspension" on Friday for not playing in the All-Star Game, the Captain is ready to go.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals with 37.

 

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Ovechkin scored in each period of the 7-6 defeat by the Sharks and also helped T.J. Oshie to tally a four-point game.

Fantasy Impact: This was the first time the Caps have lost when Ovie scored a hat trick, as they had been 22-0 up to this point. His 36 goals lead the NHL.

 

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Ovechkin helped Nicklas Backstrom for a power-play goal in the second period as the Caps were blasted 7-2 by the Predators.

Fantasy Impact: At 52 points in 46 games (+10), and on a four-game streak, Ovie is not slowing down.

 

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Ovie's power play came in the first period, but things went down hill after that, as the Caps were defeated 4-1 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: With 51 points in 45 games (+12), you can't go wrong with the Captain in fantasy, if you can afford him.

 

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Ovechkin helped Evgeny Kuznetsov for the Caps only goal as they were defeated 2-1 in overtime on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovie's 50th point (in 44 games) as he puts up another great season.

 

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Ovechkin's goals came in the second and third periods (empty-netter) as the Caps defeated the Bruins 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Now with 32 goals, Ovie continues to lead the NHL in that category.

 

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Ovechkin helped Travis Boyd in the third period, tying the game at 2-2 as the Caps went on to win 3-2 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The Captain has thirty goals and 17 assists in 41 games (+12) as he puts up another top season.

 

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Ovechkin tied the game at 1-1 with a wrist shot in the first period, but the Caps lost 5-2 to St. Louis.

Fantasy Impact: The Captain leads the NHL in goals, and has netted thirty goals for his fourteenth straight season.

 

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Ovechkin helped T.J. Oshie for the game-winner in a second-period power play, as the Caps defeated Carolina 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Four games without a goal, but the Caps are still winning and Ovie is still racking up points.

 

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Ovechkin helped Matt Niskanen in the first period of the Caps 4-0 win on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Although his 14-game streak was broken, Ovie could start another any minute, and still leads the league in goals with 29.

 

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Ovenkin slapped his 29th puck into the net on Saturday versus Buffalo, tying the game at 3-3, and then netted the winning shot.

Fantasy Impact: At 43 points in 32 games (+14), and with a career-best point streak of 14, Ovie is matching the pace of his greatest seasons.

 

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Ovechkin scored in each period of the Caps 6-5 shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Two hat tricks in a row--and now with 28 goals (leading the NHL) and on a 13-game point streak (matching his career longest), the Great Eight is putting up a fantastic season.

 

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Ovechkin scored in each period of the Caps 6-2 win over the Detroit Red wings.

Fantasy Impact: His 25 goals lead the NHL, as Ovie is outpacing even his greatest seasons when he was ten years younger. If you can afford him, play him.

 

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Ovechkin sent a wrist shot into the net in the first period as the Caps shut out Columbus 4-0 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: At 36 points in 29 games (+9), Ovie looks like he's putting up another great season.

 

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Ovechkin took advantage of the empty net in the third period to polish off the Caps 4-2 win over Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: His 21 goals tie Ovie for the NHL lead in that category.

 

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Ovechkin's backhand gave the Caps a 2-1 lead in the second period, but they were unable to hold it, losing 5-3 to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Fantasy Impact: Twenty goals rank Ovechkin second in the NHL as he continues to put up excellent stats.

 

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Ovechkin was credited with helping Nicklas Backstrom with a goal 41 seconds into the game as the Caps were defeated 6-5 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With 32 points in 26 games (19 goals), Ovie is on his way to another outstanding season.

 

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The unassisted empty-netter came in the third period of the 6-3 victory over New Jersey. Ovie also assisted Nicklas Backstrom for the final goal of his hat trick.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin's goals rank him third in the NHL. He also has 31 points in 25 games (+7) and so is a top, although expensive, choice in fantasy.

 

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Ovechkin's goal came in the third period (empty net) as the Caps defeated the Islanders 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: With 18 goals in 24 games (28 points, +4), the Captain's season so far has been up to his usual great standard.

 

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Ovechkin tipped it in to make it 3-2 in the second period, as the Caps went on to defeat the Rangers 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: With 17 goals, the Captain ranks third in the NHL and looks to put up an excellent season again.

 

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Ovechkin helped Tom Wilson for the Caps first goal and notched the final score in their 3-1 victory over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Sixteen goals put Ovie in second place for the league as he looks like he'll put up another outstanding season.

 

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Ovechkin helped Tom Wilson in the first period of the Caps 4-2 defeat of Chicago.

Fantasy Impact: With 24 points in 21 games (0), Ovechkin has a solid first quarter to his season.

 

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Ovechkin tipped the puck in the first period and slapped it in the third period (power-play goal) as the Caps won 5-4 in overtime on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: With 23 points in twenty games (-1), Ovi is on pace for another great season.

 

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Ovechkin's second period goal made it 2-1 as the Caps won 3-2 in overtime on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: With 21 points in 19 games (-2), Ovechkin is just about matching last season's pace.

 

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Ovechkin helped Dmitri Orlov in the third period of the Caps 5-2 defeat of Minnesota on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: With twenty points in 17 games, Ovechkin's season has started off strong.

 

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Ovechkin helped Nicklas Backstrom in the second period for the only goal as the Caps were defeated 4-1 by Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: The Captain's stats (19 points in 16 games) are good and in line with his career, but the Caps offense is in a mini-slump.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the second period of the Caps 2-1 victory on Wednesday,.

Fantasy Impact: His 12 goals put Ovechkin in a tie for the league lead, and his 18 points in 14 games place him second.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the second period as the Caps defeated the Oilers 4-2 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Of course 22% shooting is not sustainable but it is good to see Ovechkin healthy and productive with 17 points in 13 games.

 

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Ovechkin's goals came in the second period to put the Caps up 4-3, but the Canadiens scored three in the third for a 6-4 defeat on Thursday

Fantasy Impact: A shooting pct of 23.3 is not sustainable but with 16 points in 11 games, the Captain looks healthy and productive right now.

 

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Ovechkin helped T.J. Oshie for a power-play goal in the first period of the Caps shootout victory over the Flames.

Fantasy Impact: The Captain is right on pace, with 14 points in ten games.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the second and third periods as the Caps defeated the Canucks 5-2 on Monday. He helped Evgeny Kuznetzov (PPG) and T.J. Oshie (empty-netter).

Fantasy Impact: Number 8 has 8 goals in 8 games (13 points), so if you can afford him in fantasy, play him.

 

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Ovechkin scored his two power-play goals in the second period of the Caps 4-3 overtime win over the NY Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: With nine points in six games, the Captain is starting off very strong for both fantasy and real life.

 

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Ovechkin helped Chandler Stevenson in the first period and Evgeny Kuznetsov in the second period of Saturday's 4-2 defeat by the Maple Leafs.

Fantasy Impact: With seven points in five games, the Captain starts the season strong in fantasy.

 

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Ovechkin's goals came in the second and third period of the Caps 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.

Fantasy Impact: That's five points in three games (+3) for the Captain, who also showed some defensive chops. Lifetime his 611 career goals moved him past Bobby Hull and into 17th place on the NHL's all-time list.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the first period to give the Caps a 3-2 lead in a game they eventually lost 7-6 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With three points in two games, the captain looks strong early in the season.

 

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Ovechkin scored early in the second period and notched an assist (both on power plays) as the Caps torched the Bruins 7-0 in the opening game on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin made the most of 16 minutes on ice, looking in shape and ready for another dominant season.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the second period and helped Tom Wilson (twice) and Nicklas Backstrom as the Caps defeated the Wild 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Leading the NHL with 34 goals, Ovechkin also has 31 assists in 57 games.

 

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Ovechkin helped Tom Wilson in the second period and Nicklas Backstrom in the third for the game-winner as the Caps defeated the Blue Jackets 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: With 58 points in 52 games (32 goals, +12), Ovechkin is great in fantasy if you can afford him.

 

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Ovechkin scored a power play goal to tie the score at 2-2 in the third period as the Caps defeated the Blues 4-3 in overtime. He helped Brett Connolly in the first period, also on the power play.

Fantasy Impact: Now on a four-game point streak (four goals), Ovechkin is now at 495 assists for his career.

 

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Ovechkin's goal tied the game at 4-4 in the third period and his overtime goal was the clinchers as the Capitals defeated the Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: When Ovi wants to win he wins, now with 26 goals in 41 games (+10), including five game-winners.

 

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Ovechkin helped Christian Djoos in the first period, John Carlson in the second and Matt Niskanen in the third as the Caps defeated their rivals 5-2 on Saturday to move into first place.

Fantasy Impact: With 41 points in 40 games, Ovi is looking good. The 17 assists and +9 show me that he is playing a team game.

 

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Ovechkin notched a power play goal in the second period and then the only goal in the shootout as the Caps' overcame a 2-0 deficit to win 4-3 over the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: After going four games without a point, Ovechkin was brilliant in this one.

 

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At the end of his shift, Ovechkin elected to shoot rather than hand off. Result: a goal to win the game in 3-2 overtime versus the Ducks. He also helped Nicklas Backstrom in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovechkin's 23rd goal in 34 games.

 

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Ovechkin scored his 22nd goal of the season unexpectedly as he missed a pass, then got a second chance. He also helped Nicklas Backstrom on the power play in the second period, with the Caps winning 5-3 over the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: The Great 8 is shooting at 14.5% and has 35 points in 33 games. He's a little streaky, but when he's on, he's ON.

 

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Ovechkin helped Matt Niskanen score the game winning goal late in the third period of the Caps 4-2 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: On a four-game streak, Ovechkin now has 33 points in 30 games (+3).

 

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Ovechkin scored in the first period and helped Nicklas Backstrom, Brett Connolly and Evgeny Kuznetsov as the Caps trounced the Blackhawks 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: The Great 8 is on a tear, with eight goals (including a hat trick) in his last seven games.

 

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Ovechkin's power play goal came in the second period to give the Caps a 2-1 lead. They defeated the Blue Jackets 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovechkin's 19th goal and 26th point of the season. He now stands alone as the twentieth all-time scorer in NHL history.

 

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Ovechkin scored twice in the first period and then an empty netter in the third as the Caps defeated the Maple Leafs 4-2 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovechkin's third hat trick of the season as he leads the Caps (and the league) with 18 goals. He is also on a three-game goal streak.

 

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Ovechkin's goal came in the first period of the Caps' 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovie's second goal in as many games, for 15 total on the season.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the first period of the Caps 5-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Coach Barry Trotz reunited Ovechkin with Nicklas Backstrom with good results. With 21 points in 23 games (-2), Ovechkin's start is not great but look for him to improve.

 

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Ovechkin helped Evgeny Kuznetsov for a power play goal in the third period of the Caps' 3-1 victory over the Wild.

Fantasy Impact: At 20 points in 21 games, Ovechkin is not quite at his career pace, but there is plenty of time to catch up.

 

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Ovechkin did not score on the Caps' road trip to Nashville and Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: With 19 points in 20 games (-2) and 13 goals, Ovechkin's stats look solid but he's been streaky.

 

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Ovechkin helped John Carlson for a PPG in the first period of the Caps 4-1 win over the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin has points in his last four games and 19 points in 17 games overall. He looks healthy, so play him if you have him.

 

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Ovechkin's goal came in the second period of the Caps' 3-1 defeat by Buffalo.

Fantasy Impact: The Great Eight's 13th goal is second in the league and he has now scored three games in a row.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the first period of the Caps' 3-2 victory over the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovechkin's first goal in five games but he had been gathering assists. After 14 games he has 16 points (-1).

 

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Ovechkin helped Devante Smith-Pelly in the first period, Lars Eller in the second period to tie the game at 2-2 and Evgeny Kuznetsov in the third period to put the Caps up 3-2 as the won over the Oilers 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: With 15 points in 11 games and shooting at 17.2%, Ovechkin is showing good stuff this season.

 

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Ovechkin helped Evgeny Kuznetsov in the second period of the Caps' 6-2 loss to Vancouver.

Fantasy Impact: With 12 points in 10 games (-3) and shooting at 18.9%, Ovechkin is off to a solid start this season.

 

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Ovechkin scored a power-play goal to defeat the Detroit Redwings 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovechkin's twentieth overtime goal, an NHL record.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the second period of the Caps 5-2 victory over the Devils. He also helped Nicklas Backstrom in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovechkin's ninth goal (and tenth point) in the first five games of the season, a pace matched only three times in thirty years.

 

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Ovechkin scored in the third period of the Caps 3-2 defeat by the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovechkin's eighth goal, which leads the NHL.

 

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Ovechkin made a couple of solid setups but his line didn't come through as the Caps were defeated 4-3 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: OK, so he's not getting a hat trick in every game.

 

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Alex Ovechkin notched four goals as the Caps sailed to a 6-1 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Whatever you are being asked for Ovechkin, you might want to pay it.

 

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The Great Eight scored three in the third period as well as a shoot-out goal as the Caps defeated Ottawa 5-4 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin had been criticized in the off-season for being out of shape, but those fears should be put to rest after this game.

 

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Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and had two assists during Washington's 4-2 win versus Calgary. He had an amazing 11 shots on goal in 18:10 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In his last five games, Ovechkin has two goals and five assists with 28 shots on goal. 18 of the 28 shots have come in the last two games.

 

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Despite a 6-3 win, Alexander Ovechkin contributed zero shots on goal Thursday night. He had not been blanked in shots yet this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin is having a weird season, but despite the ups and downs, he's still nearly a point-per-game player. He's only had two season in which he did not match or exceed that pace.

 

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Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist on the power-play in Tuesday's 5-0 win.

Fantasy Impact: The two points have given Ovechkin 50 even on the season. He's been hot of late with three goals and two assists over five games since the All Star Break.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal in Wednesday's 5-3 in over the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin has scored in three consecutive games. He's been good all season, but maybe he's getting close to a scoring breakout.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scored with just 47 seconds remaining in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: The goal was AO's 24th of the season to go along with 22 assists. His game is more balanced now than it has been in recent years.

 

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Alex Ovechkin had two assists in Monday;s 8-7 loss to the Penguins. Despite the assists - with one coming on the power-play, he was minus-4.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin has four assists in the last three games, but no goals since he scored two on January 11th.

 

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Alexander Ovechkin had a big game on Monday night, assisting on a pair of goals and scoring a power-play goal in the third period of an eventual 4-1 win.

Fantasy Impact: The points are finally starting to pile up for AO, with five goals and five assists over the last 10 games. Could he finally be heating up? Let's hope so.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scores OT winner

Wed, Jan 4th 1:51pm EST
By Roy Widrig

Alexander Ovechkin was mostly quiet in Tuesday's 6-5 OT win over the Maple Leafs until sealing the win :22 into overtime with a goal.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin had five shots on goal and six minutes in penalties. He's scored in five of the last 10 Capitals games.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scored two points, a goal and an assist, in Sunday's win over the Canucks. He finished with a +1 rating and five shots on goal.

Fantasy Impact: This is more like what owners expected entering the season. Ovechkin ended an extended goalless streak in the effort, and he still only has 21 points in 27 games. It's encouraging to see him continuing to fire regular shots on net, and hopefully he'll begin converting more.

 

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Alex Ovechkin was minus-1 in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Islanders with four shots and four penalty minutes.

Fantasy Impact: AO has just two points in the last three games, both assists, since his hat trick on 11/23.

 

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Capitals LW Alexander Ovechkin scored his ninth goal of the season, this time on the power-play, in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: While Ovechkin's nine goals through 17 games may seem a bit low (for him), he's getting plenty of chances with 70 shots so far this season.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scored his 8th goal of the season in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: In a blowout of a game it was odd to see Ovechkin only get three shots on goal, especially when seeing that AO led all Washington forwards with 18:38 of ice time on Wednesday.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, including a game-winner on the power-play, in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Jets. Ovechkin also assisted on Nicklas Backstrom's goal.

Fantasy Impact: Thursday was Ovi's first three-point game of the season, with just one two-point game previously. His owners have been waiting for him to break out, and this game may have been the one to wake him up.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scores game-winner

Fri, Oct 21st 8:52am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the season on Thursday, a game-winner versus the Florida Panthers. Ovechkin was plus-2 but only had two shots on goal.

Fantasy Impact: Through four games, Ovechkin is at just 15 shots on goal with two tallies to show for it and just one assist. All three of his points have come in the last two games though, so the potential for a breakout this weekend is high.

 

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Ovechkin made his preseason debut with the Capitals after playing for Russia in the World Cup of Hockey 2016. He recorded 10 shots in 22:09 of ice time but did not record a point in the Capitals 2-1 shootout win versus St. Louis.

Fantasy Impact: Last season he posted 50 goals, 21 assists and a plus-21 rating in 79 games. He looks hungry once again in an attempt to lead Washington towards an elusive Stanley Cup Championship.

 

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Ovechkin scored a goal in Russia's 2-1 loss to Sweden in the World Cup of Hockey preliminary opener. He scored with 33 seconds to play in the game on a wrist shot through traffic.

Fantasy Impact: One of the best players in the world is making his 20th international appearance for Russia. Last season he scored 50 goals and had 21 assists in 79 games.

 

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Ovechkin recorded two assists, six shots and a minor penalty.

Fantasy Impact: He may arguably be the best player in the NHL but even he can't help you once his team is eliminated. On to next season.

 

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Ovechkin scored a goal on six shots with a rating of 0.

Fantasy Impact: He is one of the best players in the NHL. In fact, he was #1 in our ECR. If he is healthy, the only argument against him is salary cap in DFS.

 

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Ovechkin scored a goal on seven shots and an assist with a rating of +1.

Fantasy Impact: He has been quiet by his standards but he is still one of the best players in the NHL so he is always someone to consider if he is healthy.

 

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Ovechkin scored two goals on five shots and an assist with a rating of +1.

Fantasy Impact: He is one of the best fantasy players in the league who scored 50 goals this season and has added three in the last two games of this series.

 

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Ovechkin had five shots on goal and played 20 minutes in Washington's 2-1 shootout win against Anaheim.

Fantasy Impact: In his last five games, Ovechkin has one goal and one assist.

 

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Alex Ovechkin tied the game at 1-1 in the first period, and assisted in Brooks Orpik's game winner in the third period, as the Caps defeated New Jersey on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin's 38 goals lead the NHL.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scored two second-period goals on Thursday night in New York. The first goal was assisted by a fantastic pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin's 37 goals lead the NHL.

 

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Alex Ovechkin notched his first hat trick since Dec. 2013 as the Caps held on to a 4-3 lead over the Wild. All three goals came in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin leads the NHL with 34 goals in 51 games.

 

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The Caps got back on track Thursday night with Alex Ovechkin's third period goal to break a 2-2 tie.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin's 29th goal (in 47 games played) ranks him second in the NHL.

 

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Alex Ovechkin received an automatic one-game suspension for missing the All-Star Game. He will miss Tuesday's match against the Florida Panthers. (Source: Adam Gretz of CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Ovenchkin is suffering from a lower-body injury which has troubled him for quite a while (but not greatly affected his play).

 

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Alex Ovechkin became the 43rd player in NHL history to score 500 goals as the Caps routed Ottawa on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin has scored 26 goals in 41 games, an amazing stat in this low-scoring era.

 

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Alex Ovechkin awoke from his slumber with two Power Play goals to help the Caps recover from a 3-0 deficit to win 5-3 on Friday night

Fantasy Impact: The Great Eight is having a slower than usual season, but he hasn't lost his skills

 

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Almost two weeks after tying Sergei Fedorov for the most goals by a Russian, Alex Ovechkin scored his 484th NHL goal to break the record, assisted by Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie. The goal tied the game at 2-2, but the Caps eventually lost by the score of 3-2. (Source: Craig Custance of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin now has 17 points in 17 games played. According to ESPN, Ovechkin scored goal No. 484 in his 777th career game, compared to the 1,248 career NHL games Fedorov needed to reach 483.

 

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With a Power Play goal in the second period, Alex Ovechkin tied the Maple Leafs at 1-1. Another goal was disallowed on coach's review, but Ovechkin scored the game winner in the OT shootout.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin also tied Sergei Fedorov’s all-time record for NHL goals by a Russian-born player. For the season, the Caps Captain has 15 points in 12 games.

 

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Alex Ovechikin fell down on the ice as he scored a first period goal that tied the game at 1-1.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin now has 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in seven games.

 

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Alex Ovechkin earned the first star with a third-period goal to break a 2-2 tie, leading the Caps to victory over the Canucks on their ice for the first time since 2001.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ovechkin's fifth goal in as many games.

 

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With a goal and an assist in the Caps 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames Tuesday night, Alex Ovechkin notched his 900th point, a franchise record.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin has scored a goal in each of the four games he has played this season.

 

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Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the season in the third period of the Caps 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Ovechkin was also charged with a roughing penalty but the Blackhawks did not score on the ensuing Power Play.

Fantasy Impact: After being benched on Tuesday for missing practice, Ovechkin came out looking like Ovechkin on Thursday, energizing the Caps.

 

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Alex Ovechkin was benched for missing practice (he says he overslept) and did not play in the Caps 5-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: The good news is that the star is not injured. He is expected to play Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

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Alex Ovechkin broke a 2-2 tie in the third quarter with a highlight reel goal, followed by an assist, in Washington's win 5-3 win over the NJ Devils Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin looked sharp, healthy and motivated.

 

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