Alex Ovechkin's wife posts gruesome photo of his leg injury

  • Alex Ovechkin's wife posts gruesome photo of his leg injury

Alex Ovechkin's wife posts gruesome photo of his leg injury

Botterill takes over three weeks after Tim Murray was sacked, and one day after Pittsburgh advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by defeating the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series.

The last time the Washington Capitals made it to the third round of the playoffs was 1998.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz declined to discuss Ovechkin at length after their latest exit. The same can't be said of the Capitals, whose promising season again ended in bitter disappointment with a 2-0 loss to their longtime nemeses, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"No, I'm anxious about playing hockey", he said.

"Tonight, I don't think we gave ourselves a chance", said Holtby, who allowed goals by Bryan Rust in the second period and Patric Hornqvist in the third.

As a result, Capitals left-winger Alexander Ovechkin was initially slated to use yet another brief postseason run in order to join Team Russia at the IIHF World Championships.

Each team has to be at least a little concerned about the health of one of their star players. He's the captain of the team.

"You wonder how much disappointment you have to put yourself through before you can find a way to get the job done", Oshie said.

"I think all Canadians will be rooting for the final Canadian team in the Stanley Cup playoffs", Trudeau said during a news conference in Brampton, Ont.

This is not to place the entire blame on Ovechkin (who apparently played thru the pain of an injury), but he's their high profile highly paid superstar that has had a tendency to disappear when the games matter the most. The Caps again failing to reach the conference finals in the Alex Ovechkin Era is going to lead to big changes for that franchise, but that's a story for another day. "It's been injuries, up and down to nearly not making the playoffs and then we go and win the Cup". Depending on what Washington would get in return for Ovechkin, they could either rebuild-or reload-with new personnel and hope to beat their arch-nemesis from the Steel City. Yet Pittsburgh showed the resilience of a champion in closing out the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals. A few hours later, they skated off amid mostly silence, although a smattering of boos pushed back against some cheering fans in black and gold.

Fans might never know much about how he got injured.

The Penguins have gotten to this point largely on the shoulders of Marc-Andre Fleury, who would be their Conn Smythe candidate through 2 rounds, but as a whole they have been outplayed by a fair margin by two quality teams, but have still managed to come out on top.

Boucher said he hasn't looked at the predictions before this series so he didn't march out any of the Las Vegas betting odds in the same way he did prior to facing the Rangers. "For his sake, too, so that he doesn't have to go through this, and he needs a fresh start just like the team needs a fresh start". Pageau had just 12 goals during the regular season. "If not for our goalie, we wouldn't have won that series (against Washington)". They got [Nicklas] Backstrom who leads the National Hockey League in assists at times. They can be had, and finding a way to get to Fleury and capitalize on their chances when they get them will be paramount to their chances of success.

This was the Fleury who backstopped the Penguins to the Cup in 2009 and was nearly unbeatable early in the second-round series, and his return was all they needed to eliminate the Presidents' Trophy winners in a meeting of the NHL's top two teams.