Gabriel Landeskog scored three goals - one on a penalty shot - for his first career hat trick, Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and four assists and the Colorado Avalanche made it a successful return from Sweden with a 6-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
T.J. Oshie scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
John Carlson and T.J. Oshie deliver power-play goals in the 4-1 victory against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.
John Carlson scored the winner in overtime as the Washington Capitals came back to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Monday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Injuries to Andre Burakovsky and Brett Connolly forced Chandler Stephenson to the third line after he initially failed to make the Capitals’ opening-night roster. He’s taken advantage of his recent call-up.
Alex Ovechkin also scored for the Capitals, who have won their last 10 meetings against the Bruins, including two in overtime. Braden Holtby made 31 saves while improving to 12-2 against Boston for his career.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has voiced his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election.
Capitals center Lars Eller grinned when it was pointed out to him that he scored two goals — including a game-winner — against Jaroslav Halak, the goaltender traded for him in 2010. At the time, Eller was shipped from the St. Louis Blues to the Montreal Canadiens.
The Washington Capitals knew this season was going to be a work in progress, but they are two games below .500 after 12 games for the first time in three seasons.
Teams coming off long road trips often find it hard to get going in their first game back home.
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky was placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his fractured left thumb, which will keep him out six to eight weeks.
The Washington Capitals can’t stay out of the penalty box nine games into the season.
The Capitals lost 4-1 Saturday to the Florida Panthers.
Alex Ovechkin’s power-play goal at 1:56 of overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
DETROIT — It took overtime to decide Barry Trotz’s 1,450th game as an NHL head coach, but Alex Ovechkin made sure his coach’s historic night was a winning one.