Trocheck, Barkov lead Panthers past Capitals 5-3

Sports 04/01/19, 21:28

Vincent Trocheck scored two goals, including his 100th in the NHL, and the Florida Panthers withstood a late surge to beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Monday night.Troy Brouwer, Jonathan Huberdeau and Frank Vatrano also scored for the Panthers, and Aleksander Barkov had three assists. Barkov has 94 points this ...

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 ...

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 ...

Malkin picks up 1,000th point, Pens rally by Caps 5-3

Sports 03/12/19, 21:01

Sidney Crosby scored twice during a furious second-period rally and Evgeni Malkin picked up two assists to reach 1,000 career points as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Tuesday night.Crosby picked up his 32nd and 33rd goals during a three-goal outburst over a span of 1:48 as ...

Ovechkin scores 45th as Capitals top Islanders 3-1

Hockey 03/01/19, 21:59

Alex Ovechkin became the first player in NHL history with 10 seasons of 45 goals or more, scoring in Washington's three-goal third period as the Capitals rallied to a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie also had goals, Braden Holtby stopped 20 ...

Ovechkin scores NHL-leading 39th as Capitals beat Sharks 5-1

Hockey 02/15/19, 01:06

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night.Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson each had a goal and an assist, and Nicklas Backstrom had two assists for Washington. Braden Holtby stopped ...

Red-hot Kuznetsov has 4 points, Capitals beat Kings 6-4

Hockey 02/11/19, 21:40

Evgeny Kuznetsov continued his hot streak with two goals and two assists, leading the Washington Capitals to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.Kuznetsov has six goals and six assists in six games since the All-Star break to help the defending Stanley Cup champions go 4-1-1 ...

Backstrom helps Caps win 14th straight over Bruins, 4-2

Hockey 01/10/19, 22:00

Nicklas Backstrom scored in the third period after missing a game, helping the Washington Capitals win their 14th straight over the Boston Bruins with a -2 victory Thursday night.Backstrom, who sat out Wednesday's game against Philadelphia with an illness, glided in to the Bruins' zone and ripped a left-circle wrister ...

Benched! Caps’ Ovechkin flips 6-foot-9 Chara over boards

Hockey 01/10/19, 20:26

Alexander Ovechkin put Zdeno Chara in unfamiliar territory early in a game Thursday night between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins.Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the first period.The TD ...

Vrana scores twice, Capitals hand Flyers 8th straight loss

Hockey 01/08/19, 22:35

Jakub Vrana scored twice to set a career high in goals and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 Tuesday night and hand their division rivals their eighth consecutive loss.Vrana showed off his speed on his first goal and ended the defending Stanley Cup ...

Copley gets first shutout, Capitals beat Senators 4-0

Hockey 12/22/18, 22:18

Pheonix Copley made 35 saves for his first career shutout and the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 4-0 on Saturday night.Brett Connolly, Matt Niskanen, Jakub Vrana and Michal Kempny scored for the Capitals (22-10-3). Washington is 7-1-0 in its past eight games and has scored at least four goals ...

Ovechkin scores, has shootout winner as Caps beat Sabres

Hockey 12/15/18, 21:59

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season to extend his point streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner to help the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Saturday night for the defending Stanley Cup champions' fifth consecutive victory.Ovechkin has 17 goals ...

Ovechkin nets 2nd straight hat trick, Caps top Canes in SO

Hockey 12/15/18, 00:14

Alex Ovechkin had his second consecutive hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lead the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night.Ovechkin's three goals gave him an NHL-best 28 this season and nine in his last five games. His 13-game ...

Ovechkin, Vrana lead Caps over Hurricanes 6-5 in shootout

Hockey 12/14/18, 22:48

Alex Ovechkin had his second consecutive hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lead the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night.Ovechkin's three goals gave him an NHL-best 28 this season and nine in his last five games. His 13-game ...

Burakovsky’s goal sends Capitals to 4-2 win over Coyotes

Hockey 12/06/18, 23:51

Andre Burakovsky scored late in the third period, Pheonix Copley stopped 27 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Thursday night.Jakub Vrana scored his third goal in two games and Matt Niskanen had one on his birthday for the Capitals, who ended Arizona's four-game winning streak. ...

Schmidt scores twice to lift Vegas past Capitals 5-3

Hockey 12/05/18, 01:04

Nate Schmidt scored twice in the final two minutes to lift the Vegas Golden Knights over the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Tuesday night.It was the first time Washington skated at T-Mobile Arena since winning and hoisting Stanley Cup in June.Schmidt burst through the neutral zone and beat goalie Braden Holtby ...

Connolly scores in 3rd, Capitals beat Rangers 5-3

Hockey 11/24/18, 16:43

Brett Connolly scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:24 left in the third period, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 5-3 Saturday for their season-high fifth straight win.Alex Ovechkin, Nic Dowd, Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson also scored for defending Stanley Cup champion Washington, and John Carlson had ...

Chiarot scores in 3rd to lead Jets past Capitals 3-1

Hockey 11/14/18, 23:20

Ben Chiarot scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:09 left in the third period to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.Mark Scheifele had a power-play score for Winnipeg, and Kyle Connor added an empty-netter to seal the victory. Connor Hellebuyck made 27 ...

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 ...

Draisaitl powers Oilers past Predators 5-3

Hockey 10/27/18, 19:52

Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula each scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers ended a 13-game losing streak against the Nashville Predators with a 5-3 victory Saturday.Connor McDavid also scored and Mika Koskinen made 24 saves in his first start of the season. Edmonton was 0-11-2 in its previous 13 games ...

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