Penalty kill shines, Capitals beat Jets to extend win streak

Hockey 03/10/19, 20:46

Carl Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway out of the penalty box, backup Pheonix Copley made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday night for their seventh consecutive victory.Led by Copley, Hagelin and Nick Jensen, the Capitals killed off all five minor ...

Recent Cup champs show small trades can make big difference

Sports 03/06/19, 02:24

Nick Jensen was just a Minnesota boy who played his first three seasons in Detroit.Then he walked into the Washington Capitals' locker room and saw the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, who welcomed their newest defenseman with open arms."I never knew them before this and I ...

Ovechkin’s shootout ‘goal’ sends Capitals past Rangers 3-2

Sports 03/03/19, 20:22

Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.Ovechkin was skating to his right when Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev threw ...

Ovechkin, Caps win 4th in row with 3-2 victory over Rangers

Hockey 03/03/19, 15:34

Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.Ovechkin was skating to his right when Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev threw ...

Sabres Skinner helped off ice after hurting lower left leg

Hockey 02/23/19, 14:41

Sabres leading scorer Jeff Skinner required assistance to leave the ice after hurting his lower left leg in the second period of Buffalo's home game against Washington.Skinner was hurt when both he and Capitals forward Carl Hagelin were in the slot and turned at the same time to follow the ...

Washington Capitals acquire forward Carl Hagelin from Kings

Hockey 02/21/19, 12:47

The Washington Capitals have acquired winger Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2019 third-round pick and a conditional sixth-round pick in the next year's entry draft.The teams announced the trade Thursday after Washington winger Devante Smith-Pelly cleared waivers and was assigned to Hershey of the American Hockey ...

Kings edge Stars 2-1 to climb out of NHL basement

Hockey 01/17/19, 23:43

Dustin Brown scored a rare Los Angeles power-play goal, goalie Jack Campbell beat the team that drafted him and the Kings moved out of the NHL basement by holding off the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Thursday night.Brown's goal came in the first period when he deflected in a shot by ...

Pens’ GM Rutherford signs new deal, trades for Pearson

Hockey 11/14/18, 17:18

Jim Rutherford celebrated a new contract in the most expected of ways: by putting together a trade he hopes will jump-start his struggling team.The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager signed a contract extension on Wednesday that will keep him with the club through the 2021-22 season. Moments later he dealt forward ...

Penguins star Crosby skips practice with upper-body injury

Sports 11/14/18, 14:35

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has skipped practice while being evaluated Wednesday for an upper-body injury.Coach Mike Sullivan declined to get into specifics about Crosby's injury. Crosby did not miss a shift and played more than 21 minutes during Pittsburgh's 4-2 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday night.The 31-year-old Crosby ...

Boeser’s OT winner lifts Canucks by Penguins 3-2

Hockey 10/16/18, 22:02

Brock Boeser fired a wrist shot by Casey DeSmith's stick and into the net 34 seconds into overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.The Penguins tied it late in regulation when Carl Hagelin took a perfect pass from Phil Kessel ...

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