Latest Peter Laviolette News

Alex Ovechkin confident he will sign extension with Capitals

May. 25, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin said Tuesday he is confident he will sign an extension and play again next season for the Washington Capitals franchise he led to the Stanley Cup in 2018. Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie also hope to be back. After a third consecutive...

Bergeron, Pastrnak and Bruins finish off Capitals in 5 games

May. 23, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Pastrnak couldn't control his excitement with the opportunity to help the Boston Bruins advance in the playoffs, and captain Patrice Bergeron approached the clinching game as if it was the reason he played hockey. It showed. ...

Recent champs Capitals, St. Louis on brink of elimination

May. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three years since winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals find themselves on the brink of their third consecutive first-round playoff loss. The Boston Bruins will eliminate the Capitals on Sunday night with a win in Game 5 (7 p.m. EDT,...

Bruins score 3 PPG, beat Capitals 4-1 for 3-1 series lead

May. 21, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had to cut short one goal celebration to skate to the defense of a teammate, who was taking some abuse from oft-suspended Capitals forward Tom Wilson. They didn't fight back. They just kept scoring. ...

Smith scores in 2nd OT to lead Bruins past Capitals 3-2

May. 19, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Craig Smith has a mantra that he pulled out after scoring the winning goal against Washington on Wednesday night: “I love winning, but I hate waiting.” The Bruins forward took care of the first part after he'd had plenty of the second, scoring 25:48...

NHL clears Blues, Golden Knights after virus testing errors

May. 19, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Game on for the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche after a coronavirus testing scare. The NHL said it had investigated multiple positive COVID-19 test results from the Blues and Vegas Golden Knights from the same laboratory. The league said the results...

Veteran goalies getting their shot in Stanley Cup playoffs

May. 18, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

For teams in the NHL playoffs Wednesday, there is comfort with having experience – particularly with a Vezina Trophy or a Stanley Cup winner — between the pipes. Washington has the postseason's oldest goaltender with 39-year-old Craig Anderson, who has held his own...

Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Capitals to even series

May. 17, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — All Brad Marchand had to show for the first 60 minutes of Monday night's game was two penalties for post-whistle antics. He needed less than a minute to make up for it. Marchand scored 39 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins...

Nic Dowd scores in OT, Capitals beat Bruins 3-2 in Game 1

May. 15, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie’s goal song, John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” echoed through Capital One Arena and its 25% capacity crowd. It turned out the credit technically belonged elsewhere, but Capitals fans were in no mood to nitpick. Nic...

Capitals and Bruins have bad blood, friendly familiarity

May. 14, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

Tom Wilson has faced the Boston Bruins a few times since drilling Brandon Carlo with a hit that drew a seven-game suspension. Game 1 of the Bruins' first-round playoff series against the Capitals on Saturday night in Washington is Carlo's first game back on the ice...