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If attitudes about fighting hadn't changed dramatically in the NHL over the last decade or so, you could have set your watch to it. A few minutes after 8 on Wednesday night, the puck will drop between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. A few minutes after that, the gloves ... [Read More]
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For a few minutes at the Washington Capitals' Monday practice, a new window of opportunity had seemingly opened for forward Andre Burakovsky. T.J. Oshie had crashed into the net, slow to get off the ice before leaving it altogether for the locker room, and Burakovsky was suddenly thrust onto the top line beside captain Alex Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom. For a player who hasn't gotten into a rhythm yet this season, that sort of promotion, even if it were on a temporary basis, could have presented yet another chance for him to turn his year around. But then... [Read More]
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 16. [Read More]
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Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin was appropriately rewarded by the NHL for his recent monster week. Ovechkin was named the "First Star of the Week," the league's equivalent of a player of the week honor, for scoring seven goals in three games and adding a shootout-winning score against the Sabres ... [Read More]
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Despite a four-point performance from Sebastian Aho, the Carolina Hurricanes fell to the Washington Capitals, 6-5, in the shootout. [Read More]
Both Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals extended their streaks on Saturday in a 4-3 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres. [Read More]
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Alex Ovechkin has been so hot lately that scoring one goal and deciding the shootout in a 4-3 victory against the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Arena on Saturday felt like an off night to the Washington Capitals captain. [Read More]
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They did a lot of things right, but the Blue Jackets still left a point on the table Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks, falling 2-1 in overtime at Nationwide Arena. Despite forging a 37-22 edge in shots and taking nearly 63 percent of all attempted shots, they fell to just 1-2-1 in the first four games of a season-long, six-game homestand. The upside is that Columbus has played much better since beginning this stretch with a lackluster 4-0 loss to the Washington Capitals, but the Blue Jackets... [Read More]
Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of the shootout, and goalie Pheonix Copley then stopped a Jason Pominville shot to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Ovechkin, in regulation, already had extended his point-scoring streak to 14 games... [Read More]
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Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season to extend his point streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner to help the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, on Saturday night for the... [Read More]
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Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season to extend his point streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner to help the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Saturday night for the defending Stanley Cup champions' fifth consecutive victory. Ovechkin has 17 goals and six points over during his point streak and has scored in six in a row. He fell two goals short of becoming the first player in league history to record a hat trick in three consecutive games. The focus was on Ovechkin all night with the Russian... [Read More]
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Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin recorded a hat trick in a second consecutive game Friday to extend his point streak to 13 games in a 6-5 overtime win at Carolina. [Read More]
Follow along with the action on the ice through reports from our team and select media accounts. [Read More]
Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to give the Washington Capitals a 6-5 victory against the host Carolina Hurricanes in a thriller in which Washington's Alex Ovechkin posted a hat trick for the second straight game Friday night in Raleigh, N.C. The Capitals overcame a three-goal... [Read More]
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The Buffalo Sabres will try and do what the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes did not do this week when they play the Washington Capitals Saturday night at Capital One Arena. [Read More]
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The Buffalo Sabres will try and do what the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes did not do this week when they play the Washington Capitals. [Read More]
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Sam Reinhart came within inches of spoiling the Washington Capitals night. His chip shot from the slot on a pass from Jack Eichel rang off the po…... [Read More]
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Alex Ovechkin made it back-to-back hat-tricks with another treble for the Washington Capitals. [Read More]
Alex Ovechkin scored goals in bunches once again - until the shootout. Then it was up to Jakub Vrana to clinch an important victory for the Washington Capitals.The three-time MVP had his second consecutive hat trick, Vrana scored in the sixth round of the tiebreaker and the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night.Ovechkin's three goals gave him an NHL-best 28 this season and nine in his last five games. [Read More]
Alex Ovechkin had his second consecutive hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lead the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night. [Read More]
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