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 ...

Caps lean on familiar formula to top Flyers in Game 1

Apr 15, 2016

Caps lean on familiar formula to top Flyers in Game 1

Going into the locker room at the first intermission, the Washington Capitals had no goals but all the momentum. Three successful penalty kills kept the Philadelphia Flyers off the scoreboard, and the Capitals knew they’d get their chance. When that happened, John Carlson scored ...

Ovechkin reaches 50-goal mark in Capitals victory

Apr 10, 2016

Ovechkin reaches 50-goal mark in Capitals victory

It was a milestone evening for the Washington Capitals. And a forgettable finale for the St. Louis Blues. Alex Ovechkin had three goals to reach 50 for the seventh time, Braden Holtby won his 48th game to tie the NHL single-season record and the ...

Penguins edge Capitals

Apr 8, 2016

Penguins edge Capitals

After the Penguins blew a three-goal lead, Sidney Crosby scored to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals Thursday night that clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Penguins are 33-15-5 since Mike Sullivan replaced Mike ...

Islanders clinch postseason berth

Apr 6, 2016

Islanders clinch postseason berth

All eyes were on Braden Holtby in his first chance to tie Martin Brodeur’s single-season wins record. Then, New York Islanders rookie Christopher Gibson stole the show at the other end. Gibson made 29 saves in his first career NHL start as the Islanders ...

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 ...

Capitals conquer Devils in OT

Mar 26, 2016

Capitals conquer Devils in OT

The Washington Capitals got a missing piece back and it helped them move within grasping distance of the Presidents’ Trophy — and the top seed when the playoffs start next month. Defenseman John Carlson scored at 2:17 of overtime in his return to the ...

Mar 23, 2016

Capitals beat Senators, clinch top Eastern seed

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals know they still have room to improve going into the playoffs. Ovechkin scored his 43rd goal and the Capitals clinched the Metropolitan Division and the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa ...

Penguins shut down East-leading Capitals

Mar 21, 2016

Penguins shut down East-leading Capitals

The Metropolitan Division race has been over for weeks. The best regular season in the 41-year history of the Washington Capitals has seen to that. The surging Pittsburgh Penguins, however, did more than delay the inevitable on Sunday. They served notice Washington’s path through ...

Capitals cool off Predators

Mar 19, 2016

Capitals cool off Predators

When T.J. Oshie didn’t hear the goal horn, he second-guessed if he actually scored. The delayed reaction shouldn’t have been a surprise since only Oshie saw the no-look pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov behind the net and thought to himself, “How’d he just do that?” ...