Capitals investigating Kuznetsov video showing white powder

Sports 05/27/19, 20:31

The Washington Capitals said Monday they have confirmed star Evgeny Kuznetsov is shown in a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him.In a statement sent to The Associated Press by spokesman ...

Early exit a year after Cup win teaches Caps another lesson

Hockey 04/26/19, 17:09

Nicklas Backstrom always wondered what it would take to win it all.When he stood outside the Washington Capitals' locker room following first- or second-round playoff losses in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, he lamented each missed opportunity but could never definitively say what it would ...

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Sports 04/24/19, 22:45

Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions.McGinn dived to prevent a goal in the final minutes of ...

Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

Hockey 04/22/19, 23:22

The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout.Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions are headed to a ...

Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

Hockey 04/22/19, 21:04

Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Monday night to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.Justin Williams scored an insurance goal seconds after the Capitals had the tying goal disallowed, Warren ...

Caps can eliminate Canes; Preds try to stay alive vs. Stars

Hockey 04/21/19, 14:52

Braden Holtby isn't one for grand pronouncements, so when he was asked if a blowout of the Carolina Hurricanes sent a statement, he put the spotlight inside the Washington Capitals' locker room. "To ourselves, I think," Holtby said, "to show that when we play that way we're going to be real ...

Capitals’ T.J. Oshie out of playoffs with broken clavicle

Hockey 04/21/19, 11:58

Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle.The team announced Oshie's surgery Sunday afternoon. Coach Todd Reirden had already called Oshie out indefinitely earlier in the week.Oshie was injured late in Game 4 at the ...

Canes’ Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after concussion

Sports 04/20/19, 13:05

Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier.Svechnikov took part in his first full team practice on Saturday during the Hurricanes' morning skate before Game 5 of their ...

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Sports 04/19/19, 15:40

Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games apiece. Along ...

Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series

Hockey 04/18/19, 20:42

Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal with 27.9 seconds left in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece.Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds in, giving him three goals in two home games, and Petr ...

Hurricanes rout Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since ’09

Sports 04/15/19, 21:26

Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night.Dougie Hamilton also scored two goals, Brock McGinn had a late goal ...

‘No easy shifts’ as first-round series get tight and nasty

Sports 04/14/19, 14:32

It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas."There are no easy shifts out there, no easy games and no easy plays," he said. "It's hand-to-hand combat out there."Subban and the Central Division-winning Predators needed ...

Williams ready for Canes’ 1st home playoff game in a decade

Sports 04/14/19, 13:59

The last time Justin Williams played in a postseason game in Raleigh, he skated off with the Stanley Cup.The stakes aren't quite that high — yet — for the Carolina Hurricanes, but the third game of their best-of-seven series with the Washington Capitals on Monday night does bring his career ...

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 ...

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 survive surge from Hurricanes to win Game 1

Sports 04/11/19, 21:24

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 ...

NHL playoffs: Atlantic bracket a brutal path to East final

Hockey 04/08/19, 15:23

Three of the top seven teams in the NHL are packed into a four-team murderers' row playoff bracket and only one can reach the Eastern Conference final.The Tampa Bay Lightning's reward for finishing 21 points ahead of the rest of the league during the regular season is a first-round matchup ...

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 ...

Hurricanes top Flyers 4-3, will face Capitals in 1st round

Hockey 04/06/19, 21:04

Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Carolina Hurricanes hung on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Saturday night for their fourth victory in five games.The Hurricanes finished in the top wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and will play the defending Stanley Cup ...

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