John Carlson scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period, and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Tuesday night for their eighth win in 10 games.
Despite Russia’s ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games.
Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Monday night to snap a five-game winless streak.
After a 4-2 win Friday, the Capitals momentarily climbed atop the Metropolitan Division. Now in a groove, the Capitals have won eight of their last 10 games.
Matt Niskanen scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:22 remaining and the Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-2 Friday night to move into a tie for first place with Columbus in the stacked Metropolitan Division.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league’s board of governors agreed to consider an expansion application from Seattle.
After missing 20 games, Burakovsky will be back with Lars Eller and Brett Connolly on Washington’s third line Friday.
Whether it’s Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom or even Tom Wilson, the Washington Capitals have found a rhythm on their top line.
Alex Ovechkin won’t be participating in the Olympics, but believes his countrymen still should after the IOC ruled they must do so under a neutral banner.
Instead of folding under the pressure of a big contract, Evgeny Kuznetsov has flourished. Through 28 games, he has 30 points after finishing with just 59 points last year.
T.J. Oshie is “very doubtful” for Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks, becoming the latest Capitals player to miss a game with an injury.
Alex Ovechkin has seven goals in his last six games. That, coupled with a rapid rate of goal-scoring to start the season, has moved Ovechkin to the 20-goal mark in 28 games.
The Capitals forward has been out since Oct. 21 with a fractured thumb.
Brett Connolly was a healthy scratch for two games, but scored a goal after returning to the lineup Saturday. Now, he’s hoping it can lead to some consistency.
The Washington Capitals’ gamble failed to pay off.