Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes

Hockey 04/13/19, 17:29

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 wacky afternoon when a rat fell ...

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 ...

Blackhawks extend Capitals’ season-worst skid with 8-5 win

Hockey 01/20/19, 18:02

Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists, Patrick Kane added two goals and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their season-high fifth consecutive loss with an 8-5 victory on Sunday.Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat also scored and Dylan Strome added an empty-netter as last-place Chicago ...

Toews gets hat trick as Blackhawks beat slumping Caps 8-5

Hockey 01/20/19, 15:38

Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists, Patrick Kane added two goals and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their season-high fifth consecutive loss with an 8-5 victory on Sunday.Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat also scored and Dylan Strome added an empty-netter as last-place Chicago ...

‘Dinosaur’ defensemen like Orpik survive in NHL by adapting

Hockey 01/16/19, 02:45

When John Tortorella compares Brooks Orpik to a creature that went extinct 65 million years ago, he means it affectionately."He's a little bit of a dinosaur because he hits, and there isn't a lot of hitting in this game," Tortorella said.Yet there's still a Brooks Orpik, who helped the Washington ...

Capitals’ Orpik out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

Hockey 11/20/18, 13:22

Veteran Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks.The team announced the surgery and time frame Tuesday. Orpik has missed the past nine games.He has a goal and an assist in 10 games this season. He ...

Kris Letang lifts Penguins past Capitals, 7-6 in OT

Hockey 10/04/18, 22:23

Kris Letang scored his second power-play goal 1:20 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.Letang beat goalie Braden Holtby with a slap shot from the point. Letang finished with three points, tying Hall of Famer Paul Coffey for the most ...

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