Latest Washington Capitals News

Eberle, Nelson back Lehner as Islanders beat Coyotes 2-0

Mar. 24, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders used a smothering defense and some timely scoring to move closer to a playoff berth. Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored to back Robin Lehner's fifth shutout of the season as the Islanders beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Sunday. Lehner stopped 31 shots to help...

Holtby sharp as Capitals beat Flyers to end losing streak

Mar. 24, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though the Washington Capitals didn't have peak emotional energy from the drop of the puck, they had Braden Holtby. They're used to this by now. Holtby stopped 35 of the 36 shots he faced to compensate for the slow start by his teammates, and the defending Stanley Cup champions beat...

Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit

Mar. 24, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions. "We're human beings, and people share different opinions and different political views," veteran team leader Brooks Orpik said. "It's no different...

Wild edge Capitals 2-1 to move into playoff position

Mar. 22, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Greenway pumped his fist, and Luke Kunin held out his arms waiting for teammates to join him. They celebrated like kids after performing like seasoned veterans. With the Minnesota Wild outside a playoff position with little margin for error, the kid line of Kunin, Greenway and Ryan...

Holtby says he won't go with Capitals to White House

Mar. 22, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby said Friday he will not join his teammates next week for a White House celebration of their Stanley Cup championship. Holtby is the second player on the Capitals' active roster to decline, joining fellow Canadian Brett Connolly. "It's one...

Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny out indefinitely

Mar. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals have lost top-four defenseman Michal Kempny to an injury. Coach Todd Reirden said Friday that Kempny is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Kempny appeared to injure his left leg in an overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, when he...

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,...

Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi out indefinitely

Mar. 20, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. The team announced Girardi's status Tuesday before visiting the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Girardi has missed the past five games. Coach Jon Cooper says the 34-year-old's...

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...