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February 23, 2006 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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October 6, 2010 | by the Daily News
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 ...
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December 26, 2009 | Inquirer wire services
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.
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October 30, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
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)
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April 9, 2008 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 24, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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March 22, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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February 16, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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November 7, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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April 7, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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April 22, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
IT WAS A strange scene to everyone except those who play this brutal and often unforgiving game. Wayne Simmonds and Alexander Ovechkin, talking side by side as medical men hovered over the motionless body of Scott Laughton. "We go to war with each other every single night," Simmonds would say later, after the Flyers hung on for a 2-1 victory. "But no one wants to see someone go down with an injury like that. " It may not always seem that way. It didn't seem that way moments before, when Laughton and Washington defenseman John Carlson competed full-speed for a puck and the ice between both and the backboards quickly evaporated.
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April 15, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Every spring is supposed to be the spring for Alexander Ovechkin. It never is. For the last nine years, nobody in the NHL has piled up individual achievements and collective letdowns like Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. He's led the league in goals six times, been named its most valuable player three times, and led the Capitals to six division titles and eight playoff appearances. Not once have they advanced past the tournament's second round. In the race for the Stanley Cup, the Capitals are always the hare, never the tortoise.
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February 28, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE CONSENSUS among Flyers players was that it would take maybe a period of play to get out any of the cobwebs that grew during the 3-week Olympic break. They were right. Sort of. It was the Sharks who needed 20 minutes to shake off the rust, because in the second period San Jose took advantage of numerous Flyers mistakes - some forced, many not - and rolled to a 7-3 win last night at the Wells Fargo Center. The only thing that went right for the Flyers in the second stanza was the horn sounding that ended it. "A couple simple penalties, turnovers that led to odd-man rushes and we were soft in front of our own net," said Scott Hartnell, a minus-3 on the night.
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December 2, 2011
Chris Kunitz scored the tie-breaking goal with 2 minutes, 36 seconds left in the third period, and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals , 2-1, to keep the Caps winless under new coach Dale Hunter. Craig Adams also scored for the Penguins, who improved to 4-1-1 since Captain Sidney Crosby returned to the lineup after an 11-month absence with a concussion. This marked the first meeting between Crosby and Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin since last season's Winter Classic on New Year's Day. Jason Chimera got his team-leading 10th goal for the Capitals, who were 11-0-2 against their bitter rivals in the regular season since March 8, 2009.
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October 6, 2010 | by the Daily News
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 ...
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December 26, 2009 | Inquirer wire services
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.
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April 22, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The way he was flying up ice early in the third period, Alexander Ovechkin must have felt like someone who had been on death row and had just gotten a last-minute pardon from the governor. Except for his winning goal in Game 1, Ovechkin had not been able to drop a bead of sweat without it landing on a Flyer. Until last night. Washington extended the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series to the limit with a 4-2 win over the Flyers at the Wachovia Center. Whether it was Kimmo Timonen or Braydon Coburn or Mike Richards or Jeff Carter, they all had held the keys to the jail cell in which they locked Ovechkin, the NHL's most dynamic scorer.
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April 22, 2008 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All it takes to turn a playoff series inside out is one mishap. In this case, it was an ill-timed shot from one of the best two-way defensemen in hockey. The Flyers' Kimmo Timonen had held Alexander Ovechkin without a goal in the series when he was on the ice against him. Until last night. The defenseman's third-period turnover led to a critical goal from the Russian superstar as the Washington Capitals forced a Game 7 tonight in Washington with a 4-2 victory at the Wachovia Center.
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April 20, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once the Capitals were down to the dreaded one-loss-and-have-a-nice-off-season scenario in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Flyers, coach Bruce Boudreau basically told them it was no big deal, they had climbed out of a deep hole before. These are the playoffs, and coaches tell little white lies. Thirteen of the Capitals had never been in the NHL playoffs before, let alone faced the long odds of coming back from three games to one in a best-of-seven series.
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April 17, 2008 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This is all you need to know about Kimmo Timonen in the Flyers' Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series against Washington: He hasn't been on the ice for a single goal-against, not even the winning goal from Alexander Ovechkin in Game 1. No wonder there was a deep sigh of relief by the Flyers yesterday morning with the news that the defenseman suffered merely a bruised right shoulder - not a dislocation - when he was shoved into the net...
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