Latest Washington Capitals News

Goalies on the move: Grubauer to Kraken, Holtby to Stars

Jul. 28, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

A Vezina Trophy finalist landed in Seattle, the Hurricanes turned over their entire group, and several accomplished veterans who had their contracts bought out found new homes on a busy day for NHL goaltenders. More than a dozen goalies changed places Wednesday, altering...

Capitals re-sign Alex Ovechkin to $47.5M, 5-year contract

Jul. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Alex Ovechkin broke the news that he's staying with the Washington Capitals in true Ovi fashion with five exclamation points. Five more years and a chance to chase Wayne Gretzky's NHL goal-scoring record. Ovechkin re-signed Tuesday with the only NHL...

Spotlight on Hurricanes, Avalanche with free agency looming

Jul. 25, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

Hours after signing Norris Trophy finalist defenseman Cale Makar to a long-term contract, Joe Sakic still is not sure the Colorado Avalanche will be able to bring back captain Gabriel Landeskog and starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer. “I don’t know,” Colorado's...

1st sportsbook at major pro sports arena opens in Washington

May. 26, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first full-service sportsbook at a major sports arena or stadium in the United States opened its doors Wednesday at the home of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Capitals. Capital One Arena is directly accessible from the William Hill...

Virus positives play role in first round of NHL playoffs

May. 25, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

Jake Walman testing positive for the coronavirus late in the season caught the St. Louis Blues off guard. “Everyone was a little bit shocked because he was vaccinated,” Blues leading scorer David Perron said. Walman was retested and sent into...

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...

Bruins solve Capitals in all facets to move on in playoffs

May. 24, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after embracing former Boston captain Zdeno Chara in the handshake line, Patrice Bergeron acknowledged he hadn't thought much about what was different about winning his first series with the “C” on his chest. For Bergeron and the Bruins, it...

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. ...