Capitals jump out to early lead, hang on to beat Hurricanes

Hockey 04/11/19, 21:39

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 ...

Champion Capitals face fresh-faced Hurricanes in 1st round

Hockey 04/10/19, 14:50

When the Carolina Hurricanes take the ice for Game 1 of their first-round series against the Capitals on Thursday, their blue line will have less playoff experience than top Washington defenseman John Carlson.Of their 342 games of NHL postseason experience, captain Justin Williams and second-line center Jordan Staal make up ...

Islanders beat Capitals to earn home-ice in first round

Sports 04/06/19, 20:41

Valtteri Filppula scored twice in his return from injury, Robin Lehner stopped all 29 shots he faced and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 in each team's regular-season finale Saturday night to clinch home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.Coach Barry Trotz's team came into ...

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 ...

Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House

Sports 03/25/19, 15:15

President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals fan. The president ...

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 ...

Killorn scores 3 as Lightning beat Capitals 6-3

Sports 03/16/19, 21:05

Alex Killorn scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 Saturday night in the teams' first meeting since last year's Eastern Conference finals.Tampa Bay set team records for wins (55) and points (114) in a season, becoming the 12th ...

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 ...

Capitals rebound from 2-goal deficit, beat Senators 7-2

Hockey 02/26/19, 22:25

The reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals spotted the NHL-worst Ottawa Senators an early two-goal lead before turning things around with the help of a pair of second-period scores from T.J. Oshie and winning 7-2 Tuesday night.Oshie reached 20 goals in a season for the fourth time, while Evgeny Kuznetsov, ...

Capitals trail by 2 before roaring back to beat Senators 7-2

Hockey 02/26/19, 21:48

The reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals spotted the NHL-worst Ottawa Senators an early two-goal lead before turning things around with the help of a pair of second-period scores from T.J. Oshie and winning 7-2 Tuesday night.Oshie reached 20 goals in a season for the fourth time, while Evgeny Kuznetsov, ...

Ovechkin scores a pair as Capitals edge Kings 3-2

Hockey 02/19/19, 01:05

Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals, and the Washington Capitals beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Monday night.It was the 10th multi-goal game this season for Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 42 goals. He has scored a goal in three straight games and has 12 points (five goals, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ovechkin has 2 goals, 2 assists as Caps beat Canucks 5-2

Hockey 10/23/18, 01:22

Alex Ovechkin had two goals and two assists to lift the Washington Capitals over the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Monday night.The defending Stanley Cup champions also got goals from John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie.Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel, left, of France, and Washington Capitals' Michal Kempny, of the Czech ...

Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Rangers 4-3 in OT

New York 10/17/18, 22:02

Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and Matt Niskanen had the winner as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night.Ovechkin has six goals in six games to start the season after scoring 49 last year. His 24 career goals against Henrik Lundqvist are ...

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