In a thrilling series featuring two of the NHL’s top goal scorers and two of the league’s best goaltenders, Chris Kreider is stealing the spotlight.
“They’re afraid, because we’re big and strong and you can see how we score goals,” Ovechkin said. “We just put bodies in front of Lundqvist and it goes in.”
“We’re going to come back and win the series,” Ovechkin told reporters. “We’re going to play our game, and we’re going to come back and we’re going to play Montreal or Tampa.”
Like fire and ice, Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Lundqvist are two forces of nature colliding in an Eastern Conference semifinal showdown currently knotted at 1-1.
Once the bitterness wears off, New York fans might realize that Game 1 should be remembered for the show put on by Ovi.
Joel Ward drove to the net and tapped Alex Ovechkin’s feed past Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal was confirmed by replay, Ovechkin kissed Ward on the cheek.
The Islanders captain was named a finalist for the MVP award along with Washington forward Alex Ovechkin and Montreal goalie Carey Price.
Standing between the Rangers and a trip to the Eastern Conference finals is reborn Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin.
The Isles have made it a point of emphasis to limit the amount of room the left-winger has to unload his lethal slap shot. They hope to keep him silenced in Game 4.
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals.
Islanders captain John Tavares echoed coach Jack Capuano’s message that they’ll need to be wary of a better Capitals performance in Game 2.
The 24-year-old Tavares enters his second career playoff series after finishing fourth to Ovechkin with 38 goals and second in the league — two spots ahead of Ovechkin — with 86 points.
Goalie Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers moved atop the Metropolitan Division by beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night, while overcoming Alex Ovechkin’s league-leading 45th goal.
The Rangers always seem to find a way to kick their game up a notch when Alex Ovechkin and the Caps enter MSG.
Braden Holtby made 21 saves, Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and an assist and Alex Ovechkin scored a highlight-reel goal as the Capitals continued to roll with a 4-0 victory on Saturday night.