Kings kick off 7-game homestand with Caps and Ovechkin — Press Telegram

The Kings will return to Staples Center for the first game of a season-long, seven-game homestand Wednesday against the Washington Capitals. They will have an opportunity to progress toward a franchise-record point streak and Washington winger Alex Ovechkin will continue his pursuit of the all-time record for goals. Following a triumphant 3-0-1 road trip that…

Kings kick off 7-game homestand with Caps and Ovechkin — Press Telegram

Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby Open To Going Straight To NHL Playoffs — NESN.com

There’s a lot of unknown surrounding what will happen to the rest of the NHL regular season with it being on pause due to the coronavirus outbreak. But two prominent stars wouldn’t mind jumping right into the playoffs if and when the season resumes. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby joined a video conference call Thursday…

Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby Open To Going Straight To NHL Playoffs — NESN.com

There’s a lot of unknown surrounding what will happen to the rest of the NHL regular season with it being on pause due to the coronavirus outbreak. But two prominent stars wouldn’t mind jumping right into the playoffs if and when the season resumes.

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby joined a video conference call Thursday and shared how he felt about the current situation. “You try to get in as many games as you can,” he said, via Pens Inside Scoop’s Sam Kasan. I wouldn’t mind starting right at the playoffs. But there are a lot of guys in different situations. The more games you can play the better integrity of it. Get as many games as you can.”

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin believes beginning the playoffs as as soon as possible is the way to go. “For us it is better for playoffs to start right now. We don’t want to play extra games,” he said, per the Washington Post’s Samantha Pell. “I would rather play playoffs right away. Sorry, guys.” Ovechkin’s Capitals would be guaranteed a playoff spot. But it isn’t as easy for teams like the New York Islanders, who were just outside of the playoff picture when the season paused March 12.

Even though no one can tell what the future holds, commissioner Gary Bettman is optimistic a Stanley Cup champion will be crowned this year.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/03/alex-ovechkin-sidney-crosby-open-to-going-straight-to-nhl-playoffs/

Alex Ovechkin Scores 700th Goal Of NHL Career; Watch Historic Shot — NESN.com

Alex Ovechkin finally has done it. The Washington Capitals left wing scored the 700th goal of his NHL career Saturday at Prudential Center during his team’s game against the New Jersey Devils. The Capitals were trailing 2-1 in the third period when Ovechkin rifled a one-timer into the Devils’ net, sparking a jubilant reaction from…

Alex Ovechkin Scores 700th Goal Of NHL Career; Watch Historic Shot — NESN.com