Capital One Arena will go from hosting 10% capacity to 25% capacity on May 14. Nationals Park will see a rise from 25% to 36%. Bowser also announced Monday that by June 11, all coronavirus-related capacity restrictions at bars, nightclubs and large sports and entertainment venues will be lifted.
All year, the Capitals have walked a tightrope when it comes to their goaltending situation. Washington rotated mostly between Vitek Vanecek, a rookie who spent five years in the minors, and Ilya Samsonov, the 2015 first-rounder who has failed to seize control of the starting job for a number of reasons. But now, Washington’s title aspirations — at least in the short term — might just come down to Anderson.
Oshie set up the game-winning goal in Washington’s 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of Washington’s first-round playoff series — firing the puck from the blue line that deflected off Nic Dowd’s stick and past Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask with 15:19 left in overtime.
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and his wife, Nastya, are taking an active role in supporting women’s professional sports, becoming investors for the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League.
Rookie Wade Allison scored twice, Brian Elliott made 28 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Capitals 4-2 on Friday night to prevent Washington from reclaiming first place in the East Division.
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety suspended New York Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich for one game for high-sticking Washington Capitals forward Anthony Mantha during the second period of Wednesday night’s game.
The NHL fined the New York Rangers $250,000 after the franchise publicly called for the firing of the league’s head of player safety George Parros over the department’s decision not to suspend Capitals winger Tom Wilson.
T.J. Oshie’s dad, Tim, died this week. He was 56. But Oshie returned to the ice Wednesday and scored a hat trick.
T.J. Oshie had a hat trick, Vitek Vanecek made 19 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the depleted New York Rangers 4-2 in a fight-filled game Wednesday night.