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Capitals win Metropolitan Division, beat Canadiens 2-1

Apr. 4, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals won their division again. Perhaps more importantly, they clinched it with playoff-style hockey. Nic Dowd put Washington ahead for good early in the second period, Braden Holtby made 33 stops and the Capitals secured their fourth straight Metropolitan Division title...

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...

Capitals extend win streak to 6 with 3-0 win over Devils

Mar. 8, 2019 11:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby worried the Washington Capitals might come out flat against a last-place New Jersey Devils team that was missing several regulars, so he made sure he was on his game from the moment the puck was dropped. He was right, and he was ready. Holtby stopped 25 shots to help the...

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Capitals to 5-3 win over Flyers

Mar. 6, 2019 11:12 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Washington goalie Braden Holtby reached a milestone with some help from Alex Ovechkin, who got closer to his own special achievement. Holtby stopped 27 shots for his 250th career victory, and Ovechkin had a goal and an assist to pull within a point of 1,200 for his career in the...

Ovechkin's shootout 'goal' sends Capitals past Rangers 3-2

Mar. 3, 2019 10:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Ovechkin was skating to his right when Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev...

Ovechkin, Caps win 4th in row with 3-2 victory over Rangers

Mar. 3, 2019 7:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is so good he scored Sunday's winning shootout goal without putting the puck in the net. Ovechkin finished Washington's fourth straight victory with one unusual play, and Braden Holtby made 22 saves in the Capitals' 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers. The 33-year-old...

Reinhart's hat trick lifts Sabres past Capitals 5-2

Feb. 23, 2019 8:12 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored three goals and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a four-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Jack Eichel had two assists in picking up his 66th point — two more than the fourth-year player's career high set last season. Rookie...

Reinhart's hat trick leads Sabres to 5-2 win over Capitals

Feb. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — No one was referring to the Buffalo Sabres as being soft on Saturday. Jeff Skinner remarkably returned a period after a hush fell through the crowd at the sight of Buffalo's leading scorer attempting to crawl off the ice with an injury to his left leg. Sam Reinhart picked up the...

Washington Capitals put playoff hero Smith-Pelly on waivers

Feb. 20, 2019 2:08 PM EST

The Washington Capitals placed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers Wednesday ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline. Coach Todd Reirden told reporters in Toronto the plan was to waive winger Dmitrij Jaskin, who did not practice, but the team changed course. If one of the other 30 teams claims...

Ovechkin scores a pair as Capitals edge Kings 3-2

Feb. 19, 2019 2:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Ovechkin's one-timer from the left faceoff circle has been unstoppable this season for the Washington Capitals. The Russian forward scored a pair of power-play goals from his favorite spot as the Capitals beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Monday night. Ovechkin — who had his...