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 ...

Washington Capitals put playoff hero Smith-Pelly on waivers

Hockey 02/20/19, 13:37

The Washington Capitals have placed winger Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline.Smith-Pelly was put on waivers Wednesday after winger Dmitrij Jaskin did not practice in Toronto. Coach Todd Reirden told reporters the plan was to waive Jaskin but the team changed course and put Smith-Pelly ...

Smith-Pelly starts in return to Chicago after racist taunts

Hockey 01/20/19, 17:12

Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden wanted to show his support for Devante Smith-Pelly.So he sent his line out to center ice for the opening faceoff.Smith-Pelly got the start Sunday in his first game in Chicago since the black forward heard chants of "basketball, basketball, basketball" while he was sitting in ...

Carlson, Oshie lead Caps to 3-1 win over Canes

Hockey 12/27/18, 21:56

T.J. Oshie scored his 11th goal, John Carlson had an empty-netter and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Thursday night.Chandler Stephenson added his second goal in three games for Washington, which has won three straight and 15 of 18.Braden Holtby stopped 28 shots for the Metropolitan Division ...

Capitals win 3rd straight game, top Blackhawks 4-2

Hockey 11/21/18, 21:52

Tom Wilson, Andre Burakovsky and Michal Kempny scored to give Washington an early lead, and the Capitals held on to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Wednesday night.Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for Washington, which won its third straight. The Caps' previous two victories came in overtime. Braden Holtby stopped 37 ...

Backstrom’s OT goal lifts Capitals past Avalanche 3-2

Hockey 11/17/18, 00:21

Nicklas Backstrom scored a power-play goal 22 seconds into overtime and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night.Alex Ovechkin and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Capitals, and Pheonix Copley stopped 24 shots.Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer watches a shot off the stick of Washington Capitals ...

Racism lingers for NHL players 60 years after O’Ree landmark

Hockey 11/09/18, 04:15

Devante Smith-Pelly got up from his seat.The Washington Capitals forward had heard the unmistakably racist taunts from fans from inside the penalty box. As a black hockey player, he knew exactly what they meant by yelling, "Basketball, basketball, basketball!""It's just ignorant people being ignorant," Smith-Pelly said.That scene unfolded in Chicago ...

Angry Capitals beat Oilers 4-2 to snap 2-game skid

Hockey 11/05/18, 22:44

Alex Ovechkin scored on the power play, backup goaltender Pheonix Copley made 31 saves and the Washington Capitals ended their two-game losing streak by beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Monday night.The defending Stanley Cup champions came out flying two days after a mistake-filled overtime loss to Dallas. Jakub Vrana ...

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