Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period to lift the Washington Capitals over the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday night.
It was a night the started with a tribute to goaltender Braden Holtby, the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy winner and recent winner of his 150th win. But the night ended with a celebration of a different goaltender, backup Philipp Grubauer, who recorded his first career shutout in the Washington Capitals’ 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Oshie scored twice and Ovechkin got his first goal of the season on the power play in a 3-0 victory Tuesday night over the tired Colorado Avalanche.
At the cusp of his fourth professional season of hockey, Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt has been asked to develop a new wrinkle to his game.
Brett Connolly was scratched for the first two games of the season, but the 24-year-old forward will make his Washington Capitals debut against the Colorado Avalanche.
Through the first two games of the season, the Washington Capitals’ power play, normally among the top of the NHL class, has sputtered on every extra man opportunity of the season: the Caps are 0 for 8 through the first two games.
Phil Kessel beat Braden Holtby in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins began the defense of their Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
The No. 1 overall pick became the first player to score four goals in an NHL debut during the second period against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
After last season’s second-round playoff exit at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, it was clear the Washington Capitals had to address the lack of scoring in their bottom six. Enter Lars Eller.
In Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby’s second season as the Capitals’ bonafide franchise goaltender, the 27-year-old rewarded those who trusted him with a record-setting 48-win season and a Vezina trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender.
Pittsburgh superstar Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with another concussion just days before an NHL season in which the Penguins are expected to make a strong run at repeating as Stanley Cup champion.
Fear of the damage that powerful Hurricane Matthew may cause prompted two college football postponements Thursday, and had the NFL plotting just-in-case scenarios for games scheduled in Tampa and Miami this weekend.
Hurricane Matthew’s looming impact on Florida and the rest of the East Coast had basketball, hockey and football teams on edge Wednesday, with some colleges canceling or postponing games while the NFL held out hope the storm would veer off before a crowded slate of Sunday contests.
The Edmonton Oilers named Connor McDavid as the 15th captain in the history of their franchise.
Barring a complete collapse, nothing the Washington Capitals do from the time the puck drops on the 2016-17 season until April will mean much of anything in the long run.