Latest Washington Capitals News

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...

Caps top Stars 4-1; 1st regulation win in Dallas in 24 years

Oct. 13, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Tom Wilson scored a power-play goal before Washington got busy killing penalties. The strong special teams combo helped the Capitals get their first regulation victory in Dallas in 24 years. Evgeny Kuznetsov also had a goal with the man advantage, rookie goalie Ilya Samsonov won again in his...

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...

Samsonov wins NHL debut as Capitals beat Islanders 2-1

Oct. 4, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Ilya Samsonov was stellar in his NHL debut and helped the Washington Capitals stay perfect in two road games to start the season. T.J. Oshie scored the tiebreaking goal, Samsonov stopped 25 shots, and the Capitals beat the Islanders 2-1 Friday night to spoil New York's season opener....

Bookmaker, Washington teams plan sports bets inside stadium

Oct. 3, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

A well-known bookmaker and the owner of three Washington D.C. professional sports teams plan to open the nation’s first on-premises sports betting facility inside an arena. In a partnership announced Thursday, betting company William Hill and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns pro basketball...

Panarin, Bobrovsky, Duchene among many on the move in NHL

Oct. 2, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

The St. Louis Blues will look a lot like the team that won the franchise's first Stanley Cup when the puck drops for the NHL's season-opening game against the 2018 champion Washington Capitals. Ryan O'Reilly, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, knows the season won't be quite the same even if many of...

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,...