Capitals beat Hurricanes to expand series lead

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 14, 2019

Capitals beat Hurricanes to expand series lead

Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. The tone was set for a ...

Alex Ovechkin ignites Capitals in victory over Canucks

More Sports / Ice Hockey Oct 23, 2018

Alex Ovechkin ignites Capitals in victory over Canucks

Alex Ovechkin had two goals and two assists to lift the Washington Capitals over the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Monday night. The defending Stanley Cup champions also got goals from John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie. Troy Stecher and Sven Baertschi scored for the Canucks ...

Capitals raise banner, rout Bruins in opener

More Sports / Ice Hockey Oct 4, 2018

Capitals raise banner, rout Bruins in opener

From banner to blowout, the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup defense is off to a rousing start. After watching the franchise's first Cup banner ascend to the rafters, the Alex Ovechkin-led Capitals scored two goals in the first two minutes on the way to a 7-0 ...

Reirden named Caps' new coach

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jun 30, 2018

Reirden named Caps' new coach

The Washington Capitals announced Friday that associate coach Todd Reirden has been promoted to replace Barry Trotz as the team's head coach. It's the first head-coaching opportunity for Reirden, who was being groomed for the job under Trotz in Washington. Earlier this week, defenseman John Carlson ...

Capitals soar past Golden Knights in Game 3

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jun 3, 2018

Capitals soar past Golden Knights in Game 3

Alex Ovechkin went airborne, Evgeny Kuznetsov flapped his arms like a bird of prey and the Washington Capitals are flying high, just two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup. Ovechkin dived to score his 14th goal of the playoffs and raised his arms in ...

Capitals hold off Penguins to even series

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 30, 2018

Capitals hold off Penguins to even series

Braden Holtby spun around and saw the puck on the goal line. Maybe it was in. Maybe it wasn't. But after mounting another two-goal lead and this time building on it instead of blowing it, the Washington Capitals made sure it wasn't close enough for ...

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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 544, ...