Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Sports 04/24/19, 22:45

Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions.McGinn dived to prevent a goal in the final minutes of ...

Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

Hockey 04/22/19, 23:22

The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout.Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions are headed to a ...

Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

Hockey 04/22/19, 21:04

Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Monday night to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.Justin Williams scored an insurance goal seconds after the Capitals had the tying goal disallowed, Warren ...

Caps can eliminate Canes; Preds try to stay alive vs. Stars

Hockey 04/21/19, 14:52

Braden Holtby isn't one for grand pronouncements, so when he was asked if a blowout of the Carolina Hurricanes sent a statement, he put the spotlight inside the Washington Capitals' locker room. "To ourselves, I think," Holtby said, "to show that when we play that way we're going to be real ...

Capitals beat Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

Hockey 04/20/19, 22:09

Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round.Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby ...

Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1 in Game 4 to even series

Hockey 04/18/19, 23:58

Teuvo Teravainen scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece.Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds in, giving him three goals in two home games, and Petr Mrazek made 30 ...

Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series

Hockey 04/18/19, 20:42

Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal with 27.9 seconds left in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece.Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds in, giving him three goals in two home games, and Petr ...

Hurricanes blank Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since ’09

Hockey 04/15/19, 21:39

Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night.Dougie Hamilton also scored two goals, Brock McGinn had a late goal ...

Hurricanes rout Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since ’09

Sports 04/15/19, 21:26

Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night.Dougie Hamilton also scored two goals, Brock McGinn had a late goal ...

Capitals survive surge from Hurricanes to win Game 1

Sports 04/11/19, 21:24

Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from Andrei Svechnikov and the Carolina Hurricanes to win Game 1 of their first-round series 4-2 on Thursday night.Backstrom scored twice and Ovechkin scored ...

Capitals beat Canadiens to take Metropolitan Division

Hockey 04/04/19, 21:35

Nic Dowd scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Thursday night to clinch the Metropolitan Division title.Lars Eller also scored as Washington wrapped up a fourth consecutive division crown with one game remaining.After clinching ...

Capitals win Metropolitan Division, beat Canadiens 2-1

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:45

Nic Dowd put Washington ahead for good early in the second period, Braden Holtby made 33 stops and the Capitals clinched the Metropolitan Division title with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.Lars Eller also scored as Washington wrapped up a fourth consecutive division crown with one ...

Ovechkin nets 50th, 51st goals in Caps’ 6-3 win vs Lightning

Hockey 03/30/19, 21:05

Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th and 51st goals of the season, leading the Washington Capitals to a 6-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored twice, while Braden Holtby finished with 25 saves as the Capitals won their fourth consecutive game. Backstrom ...

Capitals clinch playoff spot with 3-2 victory over Carolina

Hockey 03/28/19, 20:42

Nic Dowd scored on a deflection with 4:56 remaining, and the Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.Brett Connolly and Jakub Vrana scored and Braden Holtby made 24 saves to help the reigning Stanley Cup champions reach the 100-point mark ...

Ovechkin ends scoring drought, Capitals beat Hurricanes 4-1

Hockey 03/26/19, 21:08

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 49th goal of the season to snap a four-game drought and help Washington beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night, increasing the Capitals' division lead.Ovechkin snapped a shot past Petr Mrazek for the go-ahead goal 4:31 into the third period for his third goal ...

Lehner earns 5th shutout, Islanders beat Coyotes 2-0

Hockey 03/24/19, 18:25

Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored to back Robin Lehner's fifth shutout of the season as the New York Islanders beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Sunday.Lehner stopped 31 shots to help the Islanders win for the second time in two days and keep pace with first place Washington in the ...

Holtby sharp as Capitals beat Flyers to end losing streak

Sports 03/24/19, 14:11

Braden Holtby made 35 saves to compensate for an inconsistent effort by his teammates, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Sunday afternoon to snap a two-game skid. Holtby was in late-season form and helped Washington kill off three of four Philadelphia power plays. That allowed the Capitals ...

Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit

Hockey 03/24/19, 02:57

The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions. "We're human beings, and people share different opinions and different political views," veteran team leader Brooks Orpik said. "It's no different than anybody else. People that are friends vote for ...

Wild edge Capitals 2-1 to move into playoff position

Hockey 03/22/19, 20:42

Luke Kunin scored the go-ahead goal with 7:35 left, Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves and the Minnesota Wild moved into playoff position by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Friday night.Jordan Greenway also scored for Minnesota, which snapped a two-game skid and leapfrogged the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche to ...

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