Seguin scores twice as Stars sink Capitals

Feb 14, 2016

Seguin scores twice as Stars sink Capitals

A week has made a big difference for the Dallas Stars. Tyler Seguin scored twice during a four-goal second period and Dallas took over first place in the Western Conference by holding off the Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals 4-3 Saturday night. The victory moved ...

Capitals give Trotz coveted victory in Nashville

Feb 10, 2016

Capitals give Trotz coveted victory in Nashville

A return to Nashville for Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz was nice, but winning was even better. Marcus Johansson had a goal and two assists to lead the Capitals over the Predators 5-3 on Tuesday night. Trotz was the first coach of the Predators ...

Surprise package Panthers sink Caps

Feb 3, 2016

Surprise package Panthers sink Caps

Beating the defending Stanley Cup and Eastern Conference champions, along with the top team in the NHL this season, says something about the upstart Florida Panthers. The way they’ve done it says even more. Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and an assist as the ...

Ovechkin scores 500th career goal

Jan 11, 2016

Ovechkin scores 500th career goal

Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th and 501st goals to become the 43rd NHL player to reach the milestone and the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 7-1 on Sunday night. Ovechkin reached the mark in vintage fashion, scoring from just beyond the left hash ...

Ovechkin ignites Capitals in third-period comeback

Dec 31, 2015

Ovechkin ignites Capitals in third-period comeback

The Washington Capitals entered the third period Wednesday night with key players injured, missing good scoring chances and trailing by a goal. Then Alex Ovechkin scored twice during a four-goal rally and the Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 to extend their winning streak ...

Streaking Capitals beat Canadiens

Dec 27, 2015

Streaking Capitals beat Canadiens

Coming out of the Christmas break, the Washington Capitals were determined to sustain the momentum they achieved before the four-day vacation. They were also intent on keeping Montreal from emerging from its December funk. The Capitals achieved both objectives Saturday night, jumping to an ...

Panthers' Jagr notches 731st career goal

Dec 11, 2015

Panthers' Jagr notches 731st career goal

Karma was finally on the side of Jaromir Jagr. Jagr moved into a tie for fourth on the all-time goals list with a first-period score that sparked the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Jagr needed just ...

Oshie nets winner as Caps take 6th straight

Dec 4, 2015

Oshie nets winner as Caps take 6th straight

The Montreal Canadiens had everything going their way on Thursday night, except they didn’t have Braden Holtby. The Washington goalie made several brilliant saves as the Capitals beat the Canadiens 3-2 despite being outshot 35-19. “He can really sway the game in our favor ...

Ovechkin sets Russian mark in loss

Nov 20, 2015

Ovechkin sets Russian mark in loss

A record-breaking night for Alex Ovechkin ended in disappointment for the sharp-shooting star and his Washington Capitals. Ovechkin scored his 484th NHL goal, breaking Sergei Fedorov’s mark for most by a Russian-born player, but the Dallas Stars bounced back to beat the Capitals 3-2 ...

Athanasiou goal lifts Red Wings

Nov 11, 2015

Athanasiou goal lifts Red Wings

On a night Alex Ovechkin had a shot to pass his idol, Sergei Fedorov, with the Hall of Famer in the house, a 21-year-old kid broke a scoreless tie with a remarkable goal. Andreas Athanasiou scored 4:06 into the third period and Petr Mrazek ...

Fleury carries Penguins past Caps

Oct 29, 2015

Fleury carries Penguins past Caps

With Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ skaters off to a low-scoring start to the season, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is carrying the club. Fleury made 33 saves, and Phil Kessel scored the go-ahead goal off Evgeni Malkin’s pass less than 2 ...

Oct 15, 2015

Ovechkin missed Sharks game for being late to practice

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin said he overslept and missed practice on Tuesday morning, and that’s why coach Barry Trotz made him sit out that night’s game against San Jose Sharks. The Capitals said on Tuesday that Ovechkin missed the game due to “personal ...