Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half

Hockey 05/23/19, 17:49

An arbitrator upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension Thursday but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19.Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence. The NHL Players Association ...

Capitals beat Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

Hockey 04/20/19, 22:09

Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round.Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby ...

Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes

Hockey 04/13/19, 17:29

Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.The tone was set for a wacky afternoon when a rat fell ...

Being Tom Wilson: Inside the life of hockey’s most hated man

Sports 04/07/19, 16:58

Tom Wilson tries not to read everything about him on social media.You'd think being on the receiving end of endless tweets and messages that are, well, not suitable for work would be reason enough to skip them. But Wilson can't just ignore it all because sometimes it goes beyond hockey."Last ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 gets 250th win, Capitals beat Flyers 5-3

Hockey 03/07/19, 02:16

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and an assist, and Braden Holtby got his 250th career win as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 Wednesday night to reclaim sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division.Brett Connolly, Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky also scored ...

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Capitals to 5-3 win over Flyers

Hockey 03/06/19, 22:33

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 Wednesday night to reclaim sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division.Brett Connolly, Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Capitals, who won their fifth straight ...

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, ...

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’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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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