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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

NHL roundup Alex Ovechkin scores 700th career goal in Caps’ loss to Devils

Alex Ovechkin became the eight NHL player to score 700 career goals, reaching the milestone in the third period of the Washington’ Capitals’ 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils …

Capitals acquire defenseman Brenden Dillon from Sharks

The Washington Capitals bolstered their blue line Tuesday by acquiring veteran defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

NHL roundup: Fast start leads Islanders past Capitals

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NHL roundup: Alex Ovechkin scores 3 times in Capitals’ 5-2 win over Devils

Alex Ovechkin took a stick to the face and put three pucks in the net for a hat trick to lead the Washington Capitals past the New Jersey Devils 5-2 …

NHL roundup: Kevin Hayes’ short-handed goal helps Flyers beat Capitals 3-2

Kevin Hayes scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period short-handed to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

NHL roundup: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Capitals top Hurricanes 4-3

Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals held off the Carolina Hurricanes for a 4-3 win Friday night.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

NHL roundup: Blue Jackets again beat high-flying Capitals

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NHL roundup: T.J. Oshie scores twice, Capitals beat Bruins – again

T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal to extend the Washington Capitals’ longstanding domination of the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 victory …

NHL roundup: Blue Jackets cool off Capitals

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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

NHL roundup: Dmitry Orlov lifts Capitals over Lightning, 4-3 in overtime

Dmitry Orlov scored 3:03 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Friday.

Capitals’ Garnet Hathaway suspended 3 games for spitting

Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway has been suspended three games for spitting on an opponent.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Capitals brace for Garnet Hathaway to be suspended for spitting

Garnet Hathaway was ejected for spitting on an opponent and now the Washington Capitals winger may have to swallow more punishment from the NHL.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

NHL roundup: Canadiens respond to big Alex Ovechkin hit with scoring flurry, top Capitals

Shea Weber scored to extend his points streak to five games, Carey Price made 25 saves and the Montreal Canadiens responded to a big hit by Alex Ovechkin on Jonathan …

NHL roundup: Jakub Vrana records hat trick, Capitals beat Flames 4-2

Jakub Vrana got his first career hat trick and the Washington Capitals beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 Sunday night.

Evgeny Kuznetsov ban could open door for Caps’ top pick Connor McMichael

Connor McMichael’s feel for the game made him the Washington Capitals’ first-round draft pick in June. Combine that with Evgeny Kunzetsov’s suspension and the door could be wide open for …

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Capitals re-sign winger Jakub Vrana in 2-year deal

The Washington Capitals have taken care of their biggest remaining offseason priority by re-signing winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract. He had been a restricted free agent …

Brooks Orpik retires after 15 NHL seasons, 2 Stanley Cup titles

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has decided to retire after 15 NHL seasons and two Stanley Cup championships. The 38-year-old says his body is telling him “it is time to …

NHL clears Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov over video showing powder

The NHL said Friday it has closed its review of Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov and a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room …

Early exit a year after Cup win teaches Caps another lesson

A first-round exit a year after winning the Stanley Cup has taught the Capitals another lesson for the future about playoff hockey. Alex Ovechkin and his Washington teammates still have …

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Jordan Staal tied it in the third, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 to …