Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny out indefinitely

Hockey 03/22/19, 12:15

The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals have lost top-four defenseman Michal Kempny to an injury.Coach Todd Reirden said Friday that Kempny is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Kempny appeared to injure his left leg in an overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, when he needed helped getting to ...

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 ...

Kuznetsov’s overtime winner lifts Caps over Rangers, 6-5

Hockey 02/24/19, 16:05

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored at 4:20 of overtime, just beating teammate Alex Ovechkin's stick to the puck, and the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 6-5 on Sunday in their return from their longest road trip this season.Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist tried to block Kuznetsov's pass back to Ovechkin in ...

Capitals rally in third to edge Red Wings 3-2

Hockey 01/06/19, 19:56

Michal Kempny scored with 3:52 remaining, and the Washington Capitals snapped their three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.Tom Wilson and Travis Boyd also scored for the Capitals, who overcame another fruitless night for their power play and improved to 9-0-2 in ...

Johansen, Arvidsson help Predators break 6-game losing skid

Hockey 12/31/18, 15:24

Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists, Viktor Arvidsson and Rocco Grimaldi each added a goal and an assist and the Nashville Predators scored four unanswered goals to break their six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday.Johansen's seventh goal of the season beat ...

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 ...

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 leads Capitals past Red Wings 3-1

Hockey 11/23/18, 19:12

Michal Kempny and Alex Ovechkin scored 1:56 apart in the third period, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Friday for their season-high fourth consecutive victory.Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, celebrates his goal with right wing Tom Wilson (43) as Detroit Red ...

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 ...

Blues’ Bortuzzo suspended 2 preseason, 1 regular-season game

Hockey 09/28/18, 04:01

St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was suspended Thursday for the final two preseason games and the regular-season opener for an elbow to the head of Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny.The NHL's department of player safety announced the suspension. Bortuzzo will miss exhibition games against Dallas and Washington and then ...

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