Crosby scores twice as Penguins edge Capitals

/ Apr 28, 2017

Crosby scores twice as Penguins edge Capitals

Sidney Crosby outdueled Alex Ovechkin in a vintage goal-for-goal showdown between the NHL’s top teams, and Nick Bonino and Marc-Andre Fleury put the finishing touches on a playoff classic. Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Bonino had the winner in the third period ...

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

/ Jan 10, 2017

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

Alex Ovechkin knows Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s name, mainly from the six times he won the trophy named after the Montreal Canadiens’ great as the top NHL goal-scorer of the year. The name came up again Monday night when the Washington star scored career goal ...

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 ...

/ 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 ...