Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has said that if Alex Ovechkin needs to leave the team in the middle of next season for the Olympic Games, he would support that.
A milestone goal by Alex Ovechkin and a timely score by Daniel Winnik helped the Washington Capitals survive a scare against one of the NHL’s worst teams.
T.J. Oshie scored the shootout winner as the Washington Capitals overcame a stellar performance from Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 Thursday night.
With four goals in the last two games, right winger T.J. Oshie has passed linemate Alex Ovechkin on the Capitals scoring leaderboard.
Kevin Shattenkirk was originally credited with a goal in the second period of the Capitals win Tuesday night but, upon the NHL’s official review, the goal has been awarded to Nicklas Backstrom.
With a goal in the second period, T.J. Oshie hit the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career and helped the Capitals to a 4-2 win.
The Washington Capitals have their third consecutive 100-point season and are postseason-bound for the ninth time in 10 years.
Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:05 into overtime and the Nashville Predators bucked their season-long trend of OT struggles by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night.
Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt nearly played himself back into the regular lineup but, with Kevin Shattenkirk’s suspension over, will go back to being a healthy scratch.
This could be the lowest scoring full season of Alex Ovechkin’s career.
The league’s top team has gone through a bumpy stretch in part because of committing too many penalties. It was a problem again Tuesday in a 4-2 win against the Minnesota Wild.
Alex Ovechkin ended the longest goal-scoring drought of his career as the Washington Capitals held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 Tuesday night and snap a season-worst four-game losing streak.
The winter storm wreaking havoc in the Northeast forced postponement of an NHL and an NIT game on Tuesday and the cancellation of most flights in and out of Buffalo as several college basketball teams headed in for the start of the NCAA Tournament.
The Washington Capitals have four straight regulation losses for the first time in 21/2 seasons. Their defense has been shredded for 17 goals during that skid, and superstar Alex Ovechkin is mired in the longest goal-scoring drought of his career.
Nearly 10 years after Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks, they put on a vintage performance to cap a celebratory reunion weekend with those 2007 teammates.