Latest Todd Reirden News

Canadiens respond to Ovechkin’s hit on Drouin, beat Capitals

Nov. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time Capitals coach Todd Reirden called a timeout to tell his team to wake up, it was too late. Alex Ovechkin’s thunderous hit on Jonathan Drouin had already energized the Canadiens. Montreal scored four goals in the second period following Ovechkin’s hit and went on...

Capitals top Flyers 2-1 in shootout to extend point streak

Nov. 13, 2019 11:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Capitals have a calm confidence in the game’s most tense moments. T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to lift Washington over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night. Brendan Leipsic had a goal in the first period and Braden Holtby made 30...

Oshie OT goal wiped out, Caps lose to Coyotes in shootout

Nov. 11, 2019 11:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as T.J. Oshie skated to the bench and figured his overtime goal would be waved off, opposing goaltender Antti Raanta waited for official word. He'd been burned too many times before. A couple of Raanta's Arizona Coyotes teammates left the bench and turned toward their locker room...

Wilson scores in OT to lift Capitals over Panthers 5-4

Nov. 7, 2019 11:36 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Playing away from home has been no problem for the Washington Capitals this season. Tom Wilson scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and the Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory. After coming back from a two-goal...

Backstrom scores in shootout, Capitals beat Canucks 6-5

Oct. 26, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver captain Bo Horvat says the Canucks simply weren't good enough to steal a win from the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Though the Canucks led by four goals late in the second period, Washington rallied late and beat Vancouver 6-5 in a shootout. "It's a...

Carlson leads Caps to first home win, 4-3 over Maple Leafs

Oct. 17, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, the Washington Capitals have a player near the top of the NHL in scoring. Just not the one you might expect. John Carlson had a goal and two assists, giving the defenseman 14 points, and the Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Wednesday night for their first home win of...

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,...

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...