Predators skate past Capitals in overtime

/ Mar 17, 2017

Predators skate past Capitals in overtime

Two years of overtime struggles didn’t have the Nashville Predators all that concerned. The Predators got the puck and kept it long enough for Viktor Arvidsson to score 65 seconds into overtime and give them a 2-1 win over the NHL-leading Washington Capitals on ...

Ovechkin ends goal drought in win

/ Mar 15, 2017

Ovechkin ends goal drought in win

Alex Ovechkin broke out of his career-worst goal drought just as former coach Bruce Boudreau feared. Ovechkin scored for the first time in 10 games as the Washington Capitals beat Boudreau’s Minnesota Wild 4-2 Tuesday night to snap a season-worst four-game losing streak. Ovechkin’s ...

Stars end Capitals' 15-game home win streak

/ Mar 7, 2017

Stars end Capitals' 15-game home win streak

As dominant as the Washington Capitals have been at home this season, they haven’t been able to figure out the Dallas Stars for years. That puzzling trend continued Monday night as the Stars beat the NHL-leading Capitals 4-2 to extend their point streak in ...

Backstrom scores late as Capitals ground Flyers

/ Mar 5, 2017

Backstrom scores late as Capitals ground Flyers

The Capitals and Flyers tried to pummel each other out of the gate Saturday night, then Washington settled things on special teams. The Caps again shut down Philadelphia’s potent power play, and then Nicklas Backstrom scored with a man advantage in overtime to lift ...

Capitals extend home winning streak to 14

/ Mar 3, 2017

Capitals extend home winning streak to 14

Braden Holtby only needed to make 15 saves for a shutout on a drab evening of relatively little action, so even he was willing to acknowledge what plenty of others were thinking. “It was more of a game that everyone thinks is out of ...

/ Feb 28, 2017

Blues trade Shattenkirk to Capitals

With their championship window in danger of closing, the Washington Capitals made a strong move Monday to try to win the Stanley Cup this spring by acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues. Shattenkirk is a pending unrestricted free ...

Caps extend streak to 13

/ Feb 25, 2017

Caps extend streak to 13

Without their usual offensive dominance at home and missing several key regulars, the Washington Capitals kept the puck almost all night and kept their home winning streak alive. Justin Williams and Tom Wilson scored and Braden Holtby made 30 saves as the Capitals beat ...

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 come out strong in rout

/ Nov 17, 2016

Capitals come out strong in rout

Determined to get out of their recent funk and motivated to measure up to the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals took out their frustrations in a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The score was indicative of just how ...

Penguins win in OT to knock out Capitals

/ May 11, 2016

Penguins win in OT to knock out Capitals

A three-goal lead gone — and his team’s momentum right along with it — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan provided a reminder heading to overtime of Game 6 of a relentlessly entertaining playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Keep skating. Play fast. Be confident. ...