Feb 7, 2016

Unlikely hero Carey helps Capitals beat Devils

A day after being called up from the minor leagues, Paul Carey got the Washington Capitals to overtime with his first NHL goal. T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin took over from there. Oshie and Ovechkin scored in the shootout, and the NHL-leading Capitals continued ...

Jan 3, 2016

Fans make Scott unlikely All-Star

John Scott is known for intimidating opponents with his fists and massive size. Now the Arizona Coyotes tough guy can add a new title: NHL All-Star captain. Fans voted for the four captains to the Jan. 31 All-Star Game at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and ...

Ovechkin ignites Capitals in third-period comeback

Dec 31, 2015

Ovechkin ignites Capitals in third-period comeback

The Washington Capitals entered the third period Wednesday night with key players injured, missing good scoring chances and trailing by a goal. Then Alex Ovechkin scored twice during a four-goal rally and the Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 to extend their winning streak ...

Ovechkin sets Russian mark in loss

Nov 20, 2015

Ovechkin sets Russian mark in loss

A record-breaking night for Alex Ovechkin ended in disappointment for the sharp-shooting star and his Washington Capitals. Ovechkin scored his 484th NHL goal, breaking Sergei Fedorov’s mark for most by a Russian-born player, but the Dallas Stars bounced back to beat the Capitals 3-2 ...

Oct 15, 2015

Ovechkin missed Sharks game for being late to practice

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin said he overslept and missed practice on Tuesday morning, and that’s why coach Barry Trotz made him sit out that night’s game against San Jose Sharks. The Capitals said on Tuesday that Ovechkin missed the game due to “personal ...

Ovechkin saves Capitals in opener

Oct 11, 2015

Ovechkin saves Capitals in opener

After leading the Washington Capitals to a victory with a breakout third-period performance, Alex Ovechkin said Saturday night’s game shouldn’t have reached that point. Although the Russian captain scored a stunning go-ahead goal and set up another in a 5-3 victory over the New ...

Caps win on Ward's goal with 1.3 seconds left

May 1, 2015

Caps win on Ward's goal with 1.3 seconds left

Joel Ward wanted Alex Ovechkin to hear him over the din at Madison Square Garden. So, the forward screamed at his superstar teammate. Maybe he should do it more often. Ward got Ovechkin’s attention and drove the Russian’s feed past Henrik Lundqvist with 1.3 ...

Ovechkin powers Capitals to win

Apr 1, 2015

Ovechkin powers Capitals to win

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal, reaching that mark for the sixth time and tying a team record with the 472nd of his career, and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Tuesday night. With his team ...

Ovechkin nets pair for Caps

Mar 20, 2015

Ovechkin nets pair for Caps

Minnesota’s home woes continued — thanks in large part to the NHL’s leading goal scorer. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, helping lift the Washington Capitals past the Wild 3-2 on Thursday night. The Wild have gone 21-6-2 since acquiring goalie Devan Dubnyk in a ...

Mar 2, 2015

Ovechkin fires Capitals to victory over Leafs

Alex Ovechkin’s offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive. His celebration after his first goal, however, was not. Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the ...

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Feb 18, 2015

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Alexander Ovechkin insists he saw the puck, put his hands together and tried to give it a whack, only to see Kris Letang’s right foot get in the way at the last second. The fallout may have reignited the once-heated rivalry between the Pittsburgh ...

Ovechkin sets record as Caps win

Jan 13, 2015

Ovechkin sets record as Caps win

Alex Ovechkin has made a career out of scoring crucial goals for the Washington Capitals, and he did once more Monday. Ovechkin scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period to help the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1. “I was ...