NHL players forget outside world during long playoff runs

Sports 05/15/19, 01:56

Two minutes after wrapping up a conversation with his wife, Lars Eller couldn't remember anything."She would be, like a half-hour later, 'Remember what we just talked about?'" Eller recalled. "I'm like: 'No, I'm sorry. I completely forgot.'"A lot of things were forgotten during the Washington Capitals' 2018 Stanley Cup run ...

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 ...

Capitals beat Canadiens to take Metropolitan Division

Hockey 04/04/19, 21:35

Nic Dowd scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Thursday night to clinch the Metropolitan Division title.Lars Eller also scored as Washington wrapped up a fourth consecutive division crown with one game remaining.After clinching ...

Capitals win Metropolitan Division, beat Canadiens 2-1

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:45

Nic Dowd put Washington ahead for good early in the second period, Braden Holtby made 33 stops and the Capitals clinched the Metropolitan Division title with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.Lars Eller also scored as Washington wrapped up a fourth consecutive division crown with one ...

Connolly has 2 goals, assist as Capitals beat Flyers 5-2

Hockey 03/14/19, 21:06

Brett Connolly had two goals and an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 Thursday night.Evgeny Kuznetsov added a goal and an assist, and Lars Eller and Tom Wilson also scored as the Capitals remained two points ahead of the second-place New York Islanders atop the ...

Holtby, Capitals blank Devils 3-0 for 6th straight win

Hockey 03/08/19, 22:58

Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom scored, Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots and the Washington Capitals extended their winning streak to six games with an ugly 3-0 victory over the last-place New Jersey Devils on Friday night.Burakovsky ran his goal streak to three games after he wasn't traded at the deadline. ...

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’s milestone goal leads Capitals past Toronto 3-2

Hockey 02/21/19, 22:20

Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night.Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Brett Connolly also scored for Washington, which won consecutive games for the first time ...

Ovechkin, Holtby lead Capitals past Maple Leafs 3-2

Hockey 02/21/19, 21:56

Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night.Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Brett Connolly also scored for Washington, which won consecutive games for the first time ...

Seguin’s 2nd goal lifts Stars past Capitals 2-1 in OT

Hockey 01/04/19, 23:09

Tyler Seguin's second goal of the game 3:37 into overtime lifted the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night.Anton Khudobin made 36 saves, including the stop of a backhand by T.J. Oshie 1 1/2 minutes into overtime, to help Dallas complete a 3-0-1 homestand.Seguin's ...

Penguins end Capitals’ five-game win streak with 2-1 victory

Hockey 12/19/18, 22:52

Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended hot streaks by Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.The third meeting this season between these longtime rivals featured tight checking, strong goaltending and more than a few punches. Rust broke a 1-1 tie ...

Eller’s overtime goal gives Capitals 5-4 win over Canadiens

Hockey 11/19/18, 22:55

Lars Eller scored with less than 90 seconds left in overtime and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Monday night.Alex Ovechkin scored twice for the Capitals, while Brett Connolly and Nicklas Backstrom added goals in regulation.Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) and Montreal Canadiens left ...

Domi, Kotkaniemi help Canadiens beat Capitals 6-4

Hockey 11/02/18, 01:55

Max Domi broke a tie with 21 seconds left and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his first two NHL goals in the Montreal Canadiens' 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals 6-4 on Thursday night.After Domi's goal, Joel Armia added an empty-netter two seconds later for the fastest two goals in NHL history.Kotkaniemi ...

Max Domi breaks late tie, Canadiens beat Capitals 6-4

Hockey 11/01/18, 22:32

Max Domi broke a tie with 21 seconds left and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his first two NHL goals in the Montreal Canadiens' 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals 6-4 on Thursday night.Montreal Canadiens' Charles Hudon hugs teammate Max Domi following Domi's goal past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during third ...

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