Off the Post: Capitals Finally Get By Pittsburgh, Alexander Ovechkin Post Game Comments

Off the Post: Capitals Finally Get By Pittsburgh, Alexander Ovechkin Post Game Comments – After three straight second round losses to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals have finally slayed the beast and are off to the Eastern Conference Finals. For team captain Alexander Ovechkin, this was a mighty hurdle to clear. The Capitals had finished first in the Metropolitan Division the past two seasons, but found themselves handcuffed by Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in the playoffs. After Monday’s overtime win, Ovechkin chatted about what it means to him and his team with Russ Cohen.

Ovechkin has been with the Capitals for his entire NHL career. He was drafted first overall by Washington in the 2004 Entry Draft, and made his debut during the 2005-06 season. As a prospect, Ovechkin was heralded as a surefire superstar and drew comparisons to Mario Lemieux. His rookie season was one to remember as he lead all NHL rookies in goals, points, power-play goals and shots. To nobody’s surprise, he would win the Calder Trophy in 2006. As one would expect, his rookie cards are a hot commodity and will only increase in value if the Capitals can make their way to the Stanley Cup final. You can find many of his rookie cards among Upper Deck’s 2005-06 catalog of products.

In 82 games this season, Ovechkin scored 87 points with 49 goals and 38 assists. His 49 goals led the entire NHL. In six games against Pittsburgh in their playoff series, he scored seven points with three goals and four assists. Collectors can find Ovechkin’s cards among all of Upper Deck’s 2017-18 Hockey products including Trilogy, Artifacts, Series 1 & Series 2, O-Pee-Chee Platinum and many more!

Here is a look at some of Ovechkin‘s cards as he talks about Monday’s monumental win with our own Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.

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Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen is an accomplished writer for and radio host for the Sportsology Radio Network and covers multiple sports including writing specifically about the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. He has numerous articles published on and other team websites as well as Slam, and Some of his articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, New England Hockey Journal, The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, Blueshirt Bulletin, NHL Publications and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine that is distributed to every amateur hockey rink in the Pennsylvania. Russ has been asked to be a guest on several radio shows as a respected and valued expert on sports and has extensive AM radio experience including Hockey Prospect Radio on NHL Network Radio for the last 14 years, plus TSN 1050 and Sportstalkny WLIE 540 AM.
Russ Cohen