• Ovechkin gets Olympic send-off from Kerry, scores 40th to lead Capitals past Jets 4-2

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Feb 7, 2014
    After getting an Olympic send-off from Secretary of State John Kerry, Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 40th goal with 12:14 remaining Thursday night as the Washington Capitals rallied from a third-period deficit for a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. WASHINGTON - After getting an Olympic send-off from Secretary of State John Kerry, Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 40th goal with 12:14 remaining Thursday night as the Washington Capitals rallied from a third-period deficit for a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Alex Ovechkin, the biggest hockey star in the arena, scored his league-leading 40th goal to give his team the lead in the third period. With the NHL's Olympic break beginning after Saturday's games, Kerry was on hand to recognize the four players from each team headed to Sochi. Ovechkin put the Capitals ahead by lifting the puck over a pile of bodies in the crease, following up after Nicklas Backstrom had taken two whacks at a rebound before sliding into goaltender Ondrej Pavelec. Wey and Brouillette had arrived in town the night before, having been recalled from Hershey of the AHL to serve as the third defensive pairing because the Capitals had run out of healthy bodies. The Russian forward lifted the puck over a pile of bodies in the crease with 12:14 remaining, following up after Nicklas Backstrom had taken two whacks at a rebound before sliding into goaltender Ondrej Pavelec.
    • NHL Capsules: WASHINGTON - After getting an Olympic send-off fr…

      WASHINGTON - After getting an Olympic send-off from Secretary of State John Kerry, Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 40th goal with 12:14 remaining Thursday night as the Washington Capitals rallied from a third-period deficit for a 4-2 win ov...
      Source: NHL.com
  • Ovi's 40th of the season helps Caps rally past Jets

    Alex Ovechkin's NHL-leading 40th goal proved to be the winner as the Caps rallied to cool down the Jets in a 4-2 victory.
    Source: CNNSI.com
    • Ovechkin nets 40th as Caps cool down Jets

      Alex Ovechkin's NHL-leading 40th goal proved to be the winner as the Caps rallied to cool down the Jets in a 4-2 victory.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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