NHL NETWORK PRESENTS ‘AN OVECHKIN OVATION’

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NHL NETWORK PRESENTS ‘AN OVECHKIN OVATION’

Postby JansenFan » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:41 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MARCH 7, 2008


NHL NETWORK PRESENTS ‘AN OVECHKIN OVATION’
SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 4:30 P.M. ET


-- Special Programming Block Celebrates Capitals Superstar Alex Ovechkin’s Signature 5-Point Games From The 2007-08 NHL Season
On His Way To Scoring 50 Goals And Beyond --



New York, NY (March 7, 2008) – This past Monday, March 3rd, Washington Capitals scoring sensation Alexander Ovechkin’s hat trick resulted
in his 50th, 51st and 52nd goals of the season. To commemorate this achievement, NHL Network presents “An Ovechkin Ovation,” a collection of Alex’s three 5-point performances from the 2007-08 season. This special programming begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 9th following the NBC Sunday Game of the Week, which features Ovechkin and the Capitals against Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The “Ovation” begins with a look back to Ovechkin’s rookie season in the 30-minute program “Top 10 Alexander Ovechkin Goals of 2005-06.” Included in that list is his incredible sprawling-on-the-ice, no-look, backhand goal against the Coyotes that is still a favorite moment among fans.

Of the many memorable performances by the 22-year-old Russian scorer this season, NHL Network presents the three games where Ovechkin’s dynamic skills are on full display as he tallies 5-points in each game. First, at 5:00 p.m. ET, is the December 29th tilt in Ottawa against the Senators where Ovechkin had 4 goals and an assist in an 8-6 Capitals win. At 7:00 p.m. ET, see Alex score four more goals – including the overtime game winner – and an assist after sustaining a broken nose in the January 31st victory against the Montreal Canadiens. At 9:00 p.m. ET, re-live Washington’s scoring outburst from this past Monday as his first-period hat trick and 2 assists helped the Capitals defeat the Boston Bruins 10-2.

Five points is a good week for most players. For Alexander Ovechkin, it is just another day at the office.

About NHL Network
As the definitive hockey destination, NHL Network offers viewers a 24-hour all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games featuring stars such as Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. The network's daily signature show - NHL On The Fly - offers fans exclusive live look-ins to NHL games, including goals, shootouts, extended highlights, stellar saves, features, interviews, pre- and post-game reports, team press conferences, expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players, plus special event coverage from the NHL All-Star Game, NHL Stanley Cup Final and NHL Entry Draft. Additional NHL Network programming includes international and amateur hockey, player profiles, interview shows and youth-oriented programs. NHL Network is available in Canada and the United States by contacting digital cable or satellite providers.


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Postby Bob 0119 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:41 pm

Is it just me, or did we get gipped?

That was crap. Half of a game broadcast versus Ottowa where he scored two goals? What about all that other stuff they said they were going to show?

It looks like they were just going to re-broadcast that one game, and when they had technical difficulties they switched to the Canes-Wings Stanley Cup game.

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