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Cup champion Blues visit Trump at White House as full team

Oct. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to announce an envoy to Turkey, mention the economy and an agriculture deal with China and laugh off the possibility of impeachment. For the Blues, it was more of a last chance to...

Kadri, Rantanen help Avs stay perfect, beat Capitals 6-3

Oct. 14, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after sweeping a four-game homestand to start the season, the Colorado Avalanche felt they could do a better job of starting games. They proved themselves right Monday night against the Washington Capitals. Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and two assists, and Colorado...

Ekholm's late goal leads Predators over Capitals, 6-5

Oct. 11, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a game dominated by offense, a defenseman scored the game-winner. Mattias Ekholm scored with 4:40 remaining to cap a wild third period and lead the Nashville Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Ryan Johansen scored twice and Filip Forsberg,...

Seguin scores in OT, Stars beat Caps for 1st win of season

Oct. 8, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mired in the franchise's worst start since moving to Dallas, Stars players spoke up at their team dinner to set things straight. Feeling a sense of deja vu trailing in their fourth game of the season, another fiery fireside chat at the second intermission finally snapped them out of their...

Gardiner scores OT winner, Carolina beats Caps 3-2

Oct. 5, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new players helped the Carolina Hurricanes beat an old nemesis on Saturday night. Jake Gardiner scored his first goal for his new team in the last minute of overtime, James Reimer debuted by making 33 stops and the Hurricanes rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a...

Vrana, Oshie each score twice, Capitals beat Hurricanes

Sep. 29, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jakob Vrana scored two goals, including the winner at 4:57 of the third period, in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. T.J. Oshie also scored twice goals for Washington, and Braden Holtby made 28 saves. Sebastian Aho scored twice for Carolina,...

Schwartz sparks Blues in comeback win over Capitals

Sep. 28, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

Jaden Schwartz had a goal and added three assists to lead the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Schwartz scored with 4:23 left in the first to cut Washington's lead to 2-1. Brayden Schenn, Vladimir Tarasenko and Tyler Bozak...

Matthews, Andersen lead Maple Leafs past Canadiens

Sep. 26, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

Auston Matthews scored and Frederik Andersen made 26 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the visiting Montreal Canadiens 3-0 in preseason play Wednesday night. Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist, and John Tavares also scored for Toronto. Mitch Marner added two assists. Keith Kinkaid stopped 46 shots for...

Capitals Cup window remains open, though unknowns lie ahead

Sep. 23, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — When the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018, they did so after their championship window was supposed to be closed. Unlike when a roster shake-up and infusion of youth actually augmented the core of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby and John Carlson, the...

NHL goaltenders getting concussions at an alarming rate

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Filip Chytil beat the last defender to the net, snapped the shot past Tuukka Rask and barreled over the goaltender he had just scored on. Rask flipped his mask off, lay prone and needed assistance to get to his feet and to the Boston Bruins locker room. The goal counted and Chytil faced no repercussions. Rask...