Jan 29, 2015

Ovechkin strikes twice as Capitals blank Pens

Alex Ovechkin scored goals. Sidney Crosby lost faceoffs. Lots and lots of faceoffs. The latest Ovi-Sid showdown was a no-contest. Ovechkin netted twice to take the NHL lead in goals, and Crosby struggled mightily in his return from his latest injury as the Washington ...

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 ...

Caps pound Maple Leafs

Jan 8, 2015

Caps pound Maple Leafs

Peter Horachek saw positives, but the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first step under their new interim coach started with another loss. Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr scored two goals apiece as the Washington Capitals, backed by a record-tying performance by Braden Holtby in goal, beat ...

Caps capture Winter Classic

Jan 2, 2015

Caps capture Winter Classic

A bit too much sunshine filled the sky at the opening faceoff of the Winter Classic, and seat cushions rained down when the winning goal was scored just before the final whistle. The replica of the U.S. Capitol in center field was a nice ...

Canucks blast lowly Coyotes

Dec 23, 2014

Canucks blast lowly Coyotes

Alex Burrows scored twice and Ryan Miller made 38 saves as the Vancouver Canucks hammered the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 on Monday night. Daniel Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Brad Richardson, Chris Higgins and Shawn Matthias also scored for Vancouver (20-11-2), which won its second straight. Miller ...

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 ...