Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin concluded his ambassador trip to the Middle Kingdom on Thursday by visiting the Great Wall of China.
Ovechkin said hi to fans on Instagram.
It might be just a summer league game, but Shane Gersich scored one of the most beautiful goals of his career Wednesday night.
In Da Beauty League action, Gersich did the No-Move Move made famous by NHL MVP Nikita Kucherov, sliding the puck through the goaltender’s five-hole while faking a deke.
On his third day in China, Alex Ovechkin played ball hockey with children and visited one of the ice rinks that will host hockey during the 2022 Winter Olympics.
But it was Ovechkin’s touching of lucky doorknobs in Beijing’s Forbidden City that was truly… well, uh… forbidden.
NBC released its full TV schedule for the 2019-20 season Tuesday morning.
The Washington Capitals will be featured 12 times on national TV this year. The games will be aired on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
The Caps’ season-opener against the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions, the St. Louis Blues, will air on NBCSN on October 2. It will be the Blues’ banner-raising night.
Washington Capitals’ anthem singer Caleb Green has made it through to America’s Got Talent’s Season 14 quarterfinals after another tear-jerking performance with his singing group, “Voices of Service.” The four-member ensemble is made up of entirely of veterans and active-duty service members between the ages of 45 and 54.
During the Judges’ Cuts show featuring celebrity judge Jay Leno, Voices of Service performed a goosebumps-inspiring version of Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s See You Again. “This is dedicated to our brothers and sisters who have been silenced and could not find peace on this side,” Sgt. Maj. Christal Rheams said before they performed. They received a standing ovation when they were finished.
“They’re really good,” a floored Simon Cowell said in passing to Julianne Hough.
Former Capitals forward Zach Sanford held part of his Stanley Cup day at his former high school on Monday. The event was held at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire.
Sanford, a member of the academy’s graduating class of 2013, had 36 goals in 21 games during his final season with Pinkerton including 69 points (nice). He was later drafted in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Capitals.
As an unrestricted free agent in 2017, Kevin Shattenkirk had several teams who offered him a max seven-year deal. Instead, he took a four-year, $26.6 million deal to play with his hometown Rangers. “When it came down to it, [it was] not a numbers or terms thing, but it was where was going to be the best fit for me,” Shattenkirk said at the time. “Obviously, the opportunity to play for my lifelong favorite team and to live out a lifelong dream was something that I couldn’t let pass by.”
Two years and a month later, Shatty’s tenure in New York unceremoniously ended as the Rangers bought out the remaining two years left in his contract weeks after he became a father for his first time.
Monday, after signing a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Shattenkirk sounded off about the situation, saying he was “pretty pissed off” about the Rangers buying him out.
The NHL Network came out with a list of their top 20 centers in the NHL right now and two Washington Capitals players made the final rankings.
Evgeny Kuznetsov was ranked 16th while Nicklas Backstrom was penciled in at 18th.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin spent his second day in China skating with 40 young Chinese players.
According to the Capitals, Ovechkin hosted a hockey clinic at a rink in Shougang Park and participated in drills with 12-years-old-and-under youth hockey players. During the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Shougang Park will serve as the venue for ski jumping.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin arrived in China on Sunday to begin his five days in the Middle Kingdom. Ovechkin will be serving as an ambassador of the NHL to help grow the game in Asia.
The future Hall of Famer arrived in China around midnight Eastern Time and was greeted by throngs of fans at the airport. Ovechkin signed autographs, took photos, and high-fived fans.
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