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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 …


NHL playoffs: Dallas bounces Nashville with OT win in Game 6

John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Monday night in Dallas to wrap up their first-round Western …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Andrei Svechnikov in concussion protocol after fight with Alex Ovechkin

Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol after Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin punched him, sending his head crashing onto the ice. Coach Rod Brind’Amour says he …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Hurricanes blank Caps 5-0 in first home playoff game since ’09

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Couch Slouch: Fan’s prodding results in rare look at NHL

Couch Slouch: As the National Hockey League playoffs commence — they are held annually at this time except in those years in which the entire season is canceled — I …



NHL roundup: Capitals beat Hurricanes 3-2 to clinch playoff spot

Nic Dowd scored on a deflection with 4:56 remaining and the Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.


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

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019

NHL roundup: Alex Ovechkin’s shootout ‘goal’ sends Capitals past Rangers 3-2

Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a …