Capitals move within win of sweep

Apr 19, 2016

Capitals move within win of sweep

Wayne Simmonds raised his hand toward the crowd and pleaded with fans to stop hurling colorful bracelets on the ice. Flyers public address announcer Lou Nolan urged fans to “show some class” during the first wave of band tossing. The Philadelphia fans refused to ...

Mason error gives Caps Game 2 win

Apr 17, 2016

Mason error gives Caps Game 2 win

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason craned his neck toward the ceiling in utter dismay. The puck that came sliding down the ice from beyond the red line somehow went between his legs and nestled in the net behind him. Many of the Washington Capitals ...

Capitals set new franchise record for wins

Apr 2, 2016

Capitals set new franchise record for wins

Once the Washington Capitals stopped hitting the post, they were able to reach a milestone. Alex Ovechkin scored in a three-goal second period and the Capitals won their franchise-record 55th game of the season by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Friday night. Early ...

Ovechkin scores as Capitals clinch playoff spot

Mar 16, 2016

Ovechkin scores as Capitals clinch playoff spot

Unafraid to look at their substantial lead atop the NHL standings, Washington Capitals players knew they were on the verge of clinching a playoff spot before they took the ice against the Carolina Hurricanes. With almost a month left in the regular season, the ...

Kings hold off late charge, beat Capitals in OT

Mar 10, 2016

Kings hold off late charge, beat Capitals in OT

The Los Angeles Kings took an early three-goal lead and then gave it all back to the Washington Capitals in the third period. Jeff Carter made sure the Kings edged the NHL leaders in a thriller that might have a little extra meaning in ...

Feb 27, 2016

Capitals rally past Wild

After finishing a four-game homestand with a third victory Friday night, the Washington Capitals said they haven’t been as good as recent results suggest. Dmitry Orlov scored with 5:04 remaining after Alex Ovechkin got a tying goal earlier in the period to help Washington ...

Capitals prevail against Islanders in OT

Feb 19, 2016

Capitals prevail against Islanders in OT

Justin Williams sensed one of his linemates was getting tired late in the 3-on-3 overtime, so he waited for a line change. With rested teammates Williams went up the ice and got the winning goal. Williams scored 4:16 into the extra period to lift ...

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 ...