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Lightning edge Capitals 5-4 in overtime for 6th straight win

Mar. 21, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into...

Vasilevskiy makes 54 saves, Lightning beat Capitals in OT

Mar. 20, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy piled up the saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals traded blows in a thrilling potential playoff preview. Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Lightning won their sixth consecutive game,...

Stanley Cup champion Capitals to visit Trump at White House

Mar. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night,...

Killorn scores 3 as Lightning beat Capitals 6-3

Mar. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are focused on trying to win another championship, not records and milestones along the way. Alex Killorn scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and the Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 Saturday night in the teams' first meeting since last...

Connolly has 2 goals, assist as Capitals beat Flyers 5-2

Mar. 14, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The addition of Carl Hagelin's speed and playmaking ability a little more than two weeks ago has created the best kind of problem for the Washington Capitals: On some nights, it's hard to tell which line is their top one. Against Philadelphia on Thursday night, it was the third line of...

Malkin picks up 1,000th point, Pens rally by Caps 5-3

Mar. 12, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin isn't one for nerves. And yet they came anyway as the weeks crept by and the Pittsburgh Penguins star inched closer to 1,000 career points. A pep talk from coach Mike Sullivan helped. So did the return to form of one of the NHL's most formidable power plays, one that pushed...

Penalty kill shines, Capitals beat Jets to extend win streak

Mar. 10, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin watched helplessly from the penalty box as the short-handed unit he helped transform got to work. Seconds after stepping out following another successful kill, Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday...

Capitals extend win streak to 6 with 3-0 win over Devils

Mar. 8, 2019 11:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby worried the Washington Capitals might come out flat against a last-place New Jersey Devils team that was missing several regulars, so he made sure he was on his game from the moment the puck was dropped. He was right, and he was ready. Holtby stopped 25 shots to help the...

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Capitals to 5-3 win over Flyers

Mar. 6, 2019 11:12 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Washington goalie Braden Holtby reached a milestone with some help from Alex Ovechkin, who got closer to his own special achievement. Holtby stopped 27 shots for his 250th career victory, and Ovechkin had a goal and an assist to pull within a point of 1,200 for his career in the...

Ovechkin's shootout 'goal' sends Capitals past Rangers 3-2

Mar. 3, 2019 10:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Ovechkin was skating to his right when Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev...