February 23, 2006 |
Russia's Viktor Kozlov stood there, sweat pouring from his face, not sure whether to laugh or cry as he struggled to communicate the emotions he was feeling in English, a language very foreign to him. "This was the happiest day of my life, to beat a great team such as Canada," the Russian forward said. "It's a good day. " Canada, the reigning Olympic gold medalist, lost, 2-0, yesterday to a quicker, more skilled Russian hockey team in the quarterfinal round of the Winter Games at Torino Esposizioni.
October 6, 2010 |
ED BARKOWITZ: Flyers points: 99 Eastern Conference final four: Flyers, Sabres, Penguins, Capitals Western Conference final four: Red Wings, Kings, Sharks, Canucks League MVP: Alexander Ovechkin, Capitals Cup winner: Penguins over Canucks Flyers' MVP: Jeff Carter Number of Michael Leighton starts: 41 CHUCK BAUSMAN: Flyers points: 101 Eastern Conference final four: Flyers, Penguins, Canadiens, Rangers ...
December 26, 2009 |
Russian Olympians Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk are among the 14 NHL players on the 23-player Russia squad for the Vancouver Olympics. Russia last won the gold medal in 1992. Forwards Pavel Datsyuk of Detroit and Alexander Semin of Washington, defensemen Sergei Gonchar of Pittsburgh and Andrei Markov of Montreal, and goaltenders Evgeni Nabokov of San Jose and Ilya Bryzgalov of Phoenix were also selected. Coach Vyacheslav Bykov said his team, which will be finalized in February, is a favorite as the reigning world champions.
October 30, 2007 |
Jaromir Jagr lost some teeth but has found his scoring touch. Jagr, whose mouth was bloodied earlier by an errant stick, fired in a one-timer with 9:15 left last night to give the previously punchless New York Rangers a 3-1 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. Jagr flashed a toothless grin on the bench shortly before ripping Michal Rozsival's pass by goalie Johan Holmqvist during a power play for his third of the season and second in two games. Brendan Shanahan connected for another power-play goal 2:44 later, with assists from Jagr and Chris Drury, to seal New York's second win in seven games (2-4-1)
April 9, 2008 |
NBC analyst Pierre McGuire doesn't mince his words on what he thinks of the Flyers-Capitals playoff series that will open Friday night at the Verizon Center in Washington. "I think this will be one of the bloodiest series," McGuire said in a conference call this week.? McGuire pointed to the stick across the nose the Flyers' Scott Hartnell got in his altercation with Sidney Crosby last week in Pittsburgh as typical of what would occur in this Eastern Conference series. "He got his nose broken and he was a bloody mess, but he was still there to the end," McGuire said.
January 24, 2008 |
Atlanta forward Ilya Kovalchuk, second in the league in scoring and in goals, was suspended for one game without pay for a hit from behind on Rangers defenseman Michal Rozsival, keeping the Thrashers star out of the teams' rematch tonight in New York. Kovalchuk was ejected late in the first period Tuesday in Atlanta when he drove Rozsival into the boards from behind after elbowing him earlier in the Rangers' 4-0 victory. Rozsival was cut and stayed down for a few minutes. Noteworthy The Rangers will retire former defenseman Brian Leetch's No. 2 uniform before tonight's game with Atlanta, joining Mark Messier's 11 and Mike Richter's 35, the three stars of the Rangers' 1994 Stanley Cup champions.
March 22, 2008 |
Alexander Ovechkin became the first player in 12 years to score 60 goals in an NHL season, as his two last night led the Washington Capitals to a come-from-behind 5-3 win over the Thrashers in Atlanta. Trailing 3-1 after two periods, Ovechkin's 60th goal came 11 minutes, 30 seconds into the third, and unleashed a four-goal Washington barrage. Ovechkin also had two assists, improving his league scoring lead to 106 points. Niklas Backstrom had two of Washington's third-period goals, and Boyd Gordon added an empty-netter.
February 16, 2006 |
Dominik Hasek went down with an injury only a few minutes into the Czech Republic's Olympic opener. Goodbye gold medal, right? Thanks to Tomas Vokoun, maybe not. The Nashville Predators goalie had 20 saves on 21 shots, and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle scored twice on power plays as the Czech Republic defeated Germany, 4-1, yesterday. Hasek, who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks, will undergo an MRI exam today that will help determine whether he can play again in the Games.
November 7, 2005 |
Alexander Ovechkin reached an early milestone Sunday with a two-goal performance. What made it even better was it came in Washington victory. Ovechkin, the top pick in the 2004 NHL draft, scored the 10th goal of his young career yesterday, both on power plays, leading the Capitals to a 5-4 win over visiting Toronto. Ovechkin has 15 points in 14 games this season. It was his fourth two-goal game of the season. "When I have a chance to shoot, I like to shoot it," Ovechkin said.
April 7, 2004 |
Something finally went right for the Washington Capitals: They won the NHL's draft lottery. The Capitals, coming off their worst season in 26 years, leaped ahead of Pittsburgh and Chicago to gain this year's No. 1 overall draft pick at yesterday's lottery in New York. "We just feel in some way we were rewarded for the difficult task we undertook this year," Washington general manager George McPhee said. "We hope today is the first day in a new era for the Capitals. " The consensus prospect for the top selection is Russian forward Alexander Ovechkin, who has evoked comparisons to Pittsburgh great Mario Lemieux.