Williams lifts Capitals in overtime

/ Apr 22, 2017

Williams lifts Capitals in overtime

“Mr. Game 7” is the Washington Capitals’ new Mr. Game 5. Justin Williams added to his legendary playoff status by scoring 64 seconds into overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night and a 3-2 lead ...

Ducks complete first-round sweep of Flames

/ Apr 20, 2017

Ducks complete first-round sweep of Flames

The big moments were never too big for the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series win over the Calgary Flames. When Calgary threatened to gain momentum, Anaheim’s leadership and poise prevailed to carry the Ducks to a four-game sweep of the Flames in their ...

Wilson scores in OT as Caps rally past Leafs

/ Apr 14, 2017

Wilson scores in OT as Caps rally past Leafs

Heavily favored to beat the young and inexperienced Toronto Maple Leafs, the Stanley Cup-contending Washington Capitals weren’t supposed to be the team that flubbed and floundered at the start of the playoffs. Playing some of their worst hockey of the season, the Capitals fell ...

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 ...