Photos: Ovechkin returns as Caps take on Canucks

 

Alex Ovechkin returns to Vancouver as the Washington Capitals take on the Vancouver Canucks.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) throws a puck to a young hockey fan at the end of the pre-game skake prior to the start of NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.</div>
 

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) throws a puck to a young hockey fan at the end of the pre-game skake prior to the start of NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

Photograph by: Jonathan Hayward, CP

 
<div id="page1">Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) throws a puck to a young hockey fan at the end of the pre-game skake prior to the start of NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.</div>
Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks is stopped by goalie Michal Neuvirth #30 of the Washington Capitals during the second period in NHL action on October 28, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals tries to help defend on the play.
Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler (17) celebrates his goal with teammates Henrik Sedin and Kevin Bieksa during the third period of NHL hockey action against the Washington Capitals in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks Ryan Kesler, 17, battles the Washington Capitals as Danial Sedin's goal goes in at Rogers arena in Vancouver on Oct. 28, 2013.
Hockey fans reach out to Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin as he leaves the ice following the pre-game skate prior to NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Goalie Michal Neuvirth #30 of the Washington Capitals dives to make a save against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period in NHL action on October 28, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler (17) celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks right wing Zack Kassian (9) celebrates his first period goal against the Washington Capitals during NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrates his goal with teammates Nate Schmidt (88), Mikhail Grabovski (84) and Joel Ward (42 )during the first period of NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Washington Capitals defenceman Karl Alzner (27) and Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) stop a shot from the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler (17) gets caught up on Washington Capitals defenceman Steve Oleksy (61) as Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) looks on during the second period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks centre Alex Burrows (14) battles for position with Washington Capitals defenceman Alexander Urbom (34) in front of Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) during the second period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) pauses for a moment during the pre-game skate prior to NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) stops a penalty shot from Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the first period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler (17) tries to get a shot past Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) as Washington Capitals defenceman Steve Oleksy (61) tries to stop him during the second period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, right, crashes into Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo during the first period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom (19) puts Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis (2) into the boards as they fight for control of the puck during the first period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks Roberto Luongo battles the Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin, #8, in front of the net at Rogers arena in Vancouver on October 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks Yannick Weber, 6, battles the Washington Capitals Aaron Volpatti, 24, at Rogers arena in Vancouver on October 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks Darren Archibald, 49, battles the Washington Capitals Mike Green, 52, at Rogers arena in Vancouver on October 28, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks Roberto Luongo battles the Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin, #8, in front of the net at Rogers arena in Vancouver on October 28, 2013.
Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks stops Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals on a penalty shot during the first period in NHL action on October 28, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals tries to check Chris Tanev #8 of the Vancouver Canucks off the puck during the first period in NHL action on October 28, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals crashes into goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks after getting tripped up during the first period in NHL action on October 28, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Zack Kassian #9 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates after scoring a goal as Nate Schmidt #88 of the Washington Capitals skates by during the first period in NHL action on October 28, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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