Capitals fend off Blue Jackets in overtime

Dec 19, 2014

Capitals fend off Blue Jackets in overtime

The Washington Capitals made sure this one wouldn’t get to a shootout. Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals’ point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets’ ...

Panthers triumph in epic shootout

Dec 17, 2014

Panthers triumph in epic shootout

Nick Bjugstad took a deep breath before his second attempt in the longest shootout in NHL history. And when he finally exhaled and scored, the Florida Panthers had outlasted the Washington Capitals in a whopping 20 rounds. “I’ve never seen anything like that,” Florida ...

Cammalleri lifts Devils past Caps

Nov 15, 2014

Cammalleri lifts Devils past Caps

Mike Cammalleri easily drove a one-timer from the right circle inside the far post with 10:22 remaining, giving the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals. Cammalleri’s seventh goal of the season stood up because of 30 saves from Corey Schneider, ...

Capitals use flurry to end skid

Nov 8, 2014

Capitals use flurry to end skid

Capitals 3 Blackhawks 2 Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson and Joel Ward scored in a 4:52 span late in the second period, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Friday night, ending a five-game losing streak. Braden Holtby made 38 saves ...

Ovechkin becomes Caps' top scorer

Nov 5, 2014

Ovechkin becomes Caps' top scorer

Instead of celebrating his stature as the leading scorer in Washington Capitals history, Alex Ovechkin was forced to talk about another deflating loss. Although Ovechkin raised his career point total to 827 with a pair of assists, it wasn’t enough to prevent the Capitals ...

May 22, 2014

Ovechkin set for return against France

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has recovered from a right leg injury and is ready to play for Russia against France on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The Russian hockey federation saud Ovechkin will resume his duty as ...

Capitals keep hopes alive

Apr 9, 2014

Capitals keep hopes alive

Alex Ovechkin took his place in the NHL record book and helped the Washington Capitals keep pace in the playoff race. Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times and added two assists ...

Bruins clinch division championship

Mar 30, 2014

Bruins clinch division championship

Check two more items off the list in an impressive homestretch by the Boston Bruins. They are now Atlantic Division champions, and Jarome Iginla has recovered from his slow start to reach 30 goals once again. Boston accomplished those feats Saturday against the Washington ...

Caps' Ovechkin notches 40th goal

Feb 7, 2014

Caps' Ovechkin notches 40th goal

Secretary of State John Kerry, the most powerful politician in the house, performed a ceremonial puck drop to send the Olympians on their way. Alex Ovechkin, the biggest hockey star in the arena, scored his league-leading 40th goal to give his team the lead ...

Capitals top Red Wings in overtime

Feb 3, 2014

Capitals top Red Wings in overtime

For the second time in three days, Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal late against the Detroit Red Wings. This one won’t be taken away. Ovechkin’s one-timer from the left circle on a power play 2:37 into overtime gave the Capitals a 6-5 ...

Panthers win wild shootout

Dec 14, 2013

Panthers win wild shootout

The Florida Panthers cooled off Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Tomas Kopecky scored the winning goal in the 10th round of a shootout in the Panthers’ 3-2 victory over the Capitals on Friday. Kopecky’s goal went high over Philipp Grubauer and into the ...

Ovechkin lifts rallying Caps

Dec 11, 2013

Ovechkin lifts rallying Caps

Alex Ovechkin took aim with little resistance, and the Washington Capitals staged an improbable comeback. Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night. Washington trailed ...