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 ...

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 ...

Caps regain 1st in the Metro; Canes outlast Pens in shootout

Hockey 03/19/19, 22:30

Brett Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Washington Capitals moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson also scored in the second as the defending Stanley Cup champions won for the 10th ...

Connolly leads Caps into 1st place with 4-1 win over Devils

Hockey 03/19/19, 21:21

Brett Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Washington Capitals moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson also scored in the second as the defending Stanley Cup champions won for the 10th ...

Penalty kill shines, Capitals beat Jets to extend win streak

Hockey 03/10/19, 20:46

Carl Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway out of the penalty box, backup Pheonix Copley made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday night for their seventh consecutive victory.Led by Copley, Hagelin and Nick Jensen, the Capitals killed off all five minor ...

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 ...

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, ...

Caps beat Avs in OT, Colorado loses 5th consecutive game

Sports 02/07/19, 21:58

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the winning goal, backup Pheonix Copley made 34 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Avalanche 4-3 in overtime Thursday night to hand struggling Colorado its fifth consecutive loss.The Avalanche have lost 10 of their past 12 games and are the NHL's worst team since Dec. 7. ...

Capitals sign goalie Pheonix Copley to $3.3M, 3-year deal

Hockey 02/04/19, 11:50

The Washington Capitals have signed backup goaltender Pheonix Copley to a $3.3 million, three-year extension.Copley will count $1.1 million against the salary cap in each of the next three seasons. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the contract Monday.Signing Copley through the 2021-22 season raises questions about the defending Stanley Cup ...

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 ...

Capitals’ Holtby to return from eye injury, start vs. Isles

Hockey 01/18/19, 11:42

All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to start for the Washington Capitals on Friday night against the New York Islanders after missing two games with an eye injury.Holtby says his left eye is back to normal. Coach Todd Reirden says the team wouldn't call up another goalie.The eye injury lingered ...

Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Capitals 2-1

Hockey 01/12/19, 22:00

Cam Atkinson scored his 25th goal of the season, Artemi Panarin connected in overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday night after the defending Stanley Cup champions lost All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby to an eye injury.Panarin scored in overtime for the second straight game.Holtby ...

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 ...

Lewington, Wilson lift Capitals over Senators 3-2

Hockey 12/29/18, 22:21

Tom Wilson and Tyler Lewington each had a goal and an assist to lead the Washington Capitals over the short-handed Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday.The Capitals have won four straight, and the Senators have dropped four in a row.Madison Bowey also scored for the Capitals, and Pheonix Copley made 31 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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