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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,...

Connolly leads Caps into 1st place with 4-1 win over Devils

Mar. 20, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Brett Connolly has been doing his best Alex Ovechkin imitation the past six weeks and it is coming just in time to help the defending champion Washington Capitals gear up for another Stanley Cup run. Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Capitals moved into first place in...

Malkin at 1,000; a star hiding in plain sight

Mar. 13, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cameras crowd around Sidney Crosby's stall, parting only to let the Pittsburgh Penguins captain slip through and tug on a baseball cap before the lights flip on, the microphones close in and the questions come. Fifteen feet away, Evgeni Malkin goes about his business quietly as part...

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...

Capitals trail by 2 before roaring back to beat Senators 7-2

Feb. 26, 2019 10:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie and the Washington Capitals hardly came out looking like the reigning Stanley Cup champions against the NHL-worst Ottawa Senators. After less than 7½ minutes Tuesday night, Ottawa held a two-goal lead. "Didn't look like the boys were too interested to start the game,"...

Kuznetsov's overtime winner lifts Caps over Rangers, 6-5

Feb. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov wanted to win so badly Sunday he was even willing to get in Alex Ovechkin's way. Kuznetsov scored at 4:20 of overtime, just beating his star teammate's stick to the puck, and the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 6-5 in their return from their longest road...

Miller becomes US-born goalies win leader in Ducks' win

Feb. 18, 2019 1:36 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Miller picked up a milestone win in his first game in two months. Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender Sunday night as he made 23 saves in the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. It was Miller's 375th victory,...

Kadri gets hat trick, Maple Leafs beat Capitals 6-3

Jan. 24, 2019 12:08 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The cheers coming from the Toronto Maple Leafs' locker-room could have easily been swapped out for sighs of relief. Nazem Kadri recorded the fifth hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Maple Leafs defeated Washington 6-3 on Wednesday night and dealt the defending Stanley Cup...

Trotz beginning to change culture for New York Islanders

Jan. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EST

Barry Trotz didn't scan the rafters for the banner. Back in Washington, he never once looked up for the championship flag hanging high above the home ice of the Capitals. Yet when he turned around for the national anthem, Trotz said he saw the big white letters standing out on the red banner: "STANLEY CUP...

Toews gets hat trick as Blackhawks beat slumping Caps 8-5

Jan. 20, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews loves playing alongside Patrick Kane, and the feeling is mutual. With the Chicago Blackhawks struggling once again, coach Jeremy Colliton tried an old favorite. Toews had three goals and two assists, Kane added two goals and three assists, and the Blackhawks handed the...