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Fans celebrate behind Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Justin Schultz (4) as they greet Patrick Marleau (12) who scored against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Chase: Established NHL vets trade comfort for Cup shot

Mar. 11, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The evidence of Patrick Marleau's near miss is everywhere. In the rafters at PPG Paints Arena. In the lobby on the way to the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room, where a replica of the Stanley Cup the franchise won in 2016 at the expense of Marleau and the San Jose Sharks sits. In the...

Buffalo Sabres forward Dominik Kahun (95) scores against Washington Capitals goalie Branden Holtby (70) during the shootout period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Kahun scores shootout goal in Sabres 3-2 win over Capitals

Mar. 9, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres coach Ralph Krueger liked the resolve he saw from a Buffalo team that could have easily quit. Rather than let down after squandering a 2-0 third-period lead and having a third goalie interference call in three games go against them, the Sabres rallied to snap a six-game skid by...

Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring on Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Capitals strike early, thrash Penguins 5-2

Mar. 7, 2020 4:59 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The playoffs are still a month away. It just feels like they've already started for the Washington Capitals. Dominant at the start and disciplined at the finish, the Capitals pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins around 5-2 on Saturday to give them a little breathing room over their longtime...

Washington Capitals left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, of Russia, skates with the puck during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Kovalchuk finds home with Capitals after whirlwind journey

Mar. 6, 2020 2:59 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk and Brenden Dillon broke bread in a Northern Virginia restaurant, leaving their temporary home away from home hotel and swapping stories. The Washington Capitals' two newcomers bonded over their shared experience of playing in the NHL and adjusting to a new life....

New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin and center Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrate after Zibanejad scored in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in New York. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 6-5 in overtime; Zibanejad scored five goals. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Zibanejad scores 5 goals to lead Rangers past Caps in OT

Mar. 5, 2020 11:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The puck kept finding Mika Zibanejad — and he kept burying them in the back of the net. Five times. And, the last put him in the New York Rangers' record books and delivered them a big-time victory. Zibanejad scored five goals to match the franchise record, capping the scoring spree...

Washington Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, Tom Wilson (43) and Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrate a goal by Wilson against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 1, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Ovechkin nets pair of goals as Capitals beat Wild 4-3

Mar. 1, 2020 11:43 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice as part of a three-point night and the Washington Capitals ended a season-high four-game road slide by holding off the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Sunday night. Richard Panik and Tom Wilson also scored, Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped...

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck celebrates a 3-0 shutout against the Washington Capitals in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 27. 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hellebuyck makes 34 saves to lead Jets past Capitals 3-0

Feb. 28, 2020 12:28 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck stopped 34 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Dmitry Kulikov, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele scored for Winnipeg, which killed off three penalties and is 16 of 16...

Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) and Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller, right, battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Raanta stops 36 shots, Coyotes keep Ovechkin at 698 goals

Feb. 16, 2020 1:49 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin tested Antti Raanta early with a hard slap shot from his customary power-play spot in the left circle. He tried to slip a quick release past Arizona's goalie late and tried shots from all angles, 17 in all. One got through — and hit the post. Raanta stopped...

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Denver. The Capitals won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Caps rally for 3-2 win over Avs, Ovechkin still at 698 goals

Feb. 14, 2020 1:29 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — T.J. Oshie's tip with his stick produced the game-winner. It was Nicklas Backstrom's oratory assist that really got the Capitals going. Oshie deflected in the deciding goal with 2:04 remaining and Washington rallied for a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night as Alex Ovechkin...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24), left wing Michael Dal Colle (28) and Derick Brassard battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Islanders keep Ovechkin at 698 goals, beat Capitals 5-3

Feb. 10, 2020 10:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barry Trotz would've been OK if Alex Ovechkin reached 700 goals as long as his New York Islanders won the game. Thanks to Trotz's trademark defensive structure, he didn't have to worry about witnessing Ovechkin reach another milestone. The Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 Monday...