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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game as New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) watches Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. Ovechkin scored three goals as the Capitals won 6-4. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Ovechkin ties Yzerman for career goals; Caps top Isles 6-4

Jan. 18, 2020 5:34 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has made a career out of scoring big goals in big moments. His latest milestone was no different. Ovechkin had a hat trick for the second consecutive game to tie Steve Yzerman for ninth on the career goals list Saturday, and the Washington Capitals rallied with five...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Ovechkin, Samsonov lead Capitals over Hurricanes 2-0

Jan. 13, 2020 11:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By now, it almost seems like no big deal when Alex Ovechkin reaches another milestone. Ovechkin scored two first-period goals Monday night and moved into 11th place on the NHL's career list, leading the Washington Capitals to a 2-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The 34-year-old...

Washington Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas, center, celebrates his goal with center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) and right wing T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ovechkin, Oshie's two-goal nights give Capitals 6-1 win.

Jan. 7, 2020 11:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Alex Ovechkin's sterling career continues, the records continue to accumulate. Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie each scored two goals in the Washington Capitals' 6-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Ovechkin's second goal, his 26th of the season, was the 684th of his career,...

New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53), defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) and goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Washington. The Islanders won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Cizikas, Varlamov lead Islanders to 4-3 win over Capitals

Dec. 31, 2019 5:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casey Cizikas just might pull off another 20-goal season with more efforts similar to the one Tuesday against Washington. The fourth-line center scored his seventh and eighth goals for his first multi-goal game of the season, Tom Kuhnhackl had the go-ahead score and the New York Islanders...

Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13) reacts after finding the puck and getting it past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70), of Switzerland, for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Foegele, Hurricanes stay hot against Capitals in 6-4 win

Dec. 28, 2019 11:05 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Warren Foegele seems to play his best against the Washington Capitals. Foegele had a career-high four points with two goals and two assists to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-4 win over the Capitals on Saturday night. He also played on the line responsible for checking Washington...

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron (37) shoots during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Bergeron's 3rd straight 2-goal game lifts Bruins over Sabres

Dec. 27, 2019 11:06 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Patrice Bergeron is known as one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL. It looks like the 34-year-old has plenty of offense left in him, too. Bergeron scored two goals for the third consecutive game, and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Friday night. Bergeron became...

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) is tripped by Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dean Kukan, back, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Oshie scores in OT, Capitals snap Blue Jackets' win streak

Dec. 27, 2019 10:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hobbled by injuries and illness, the Columbus Blue Jackets got to overtime against the NHL's best team, but didn't have enough to keep their winning streak going. The Washington Capitals got 27 saves by rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov and an overtime power-play goal from T.J. Oshie to...

Boston Bruins' Charlie Coyle scores a shorthanded goal on Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Bruins score 4 in 1st to chase Holtby, beat Capitals 7-3

Dec. 23, 2019 11:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had one goal taken away by an inadvertent whistle, and the Capitals were about to go on the power play. Boston's four first-period goals had chased Washington starter Braden Holtby, but no one on the Bruins bench was all that confident Monday night with almost 35 minutes...

Washington Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas (33) celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Third-period penalty kills help Capitals beat Lightning

Dec. 21, 2019 10:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It looked like curtains for the Washington Capitals when Lars Eller went to the penalty box with the score tied and the Tampa Bay Lightning's NHL-best power play given more than a minute of 5-on-3 time. Instead, goaltender Braden Holtby and Washington's penalty killers were at their...

Washington Capitals right wing Richard Panik (14) moves the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Ellers, Hathaway score 45 apart, Capitals beat Lightning 5-2

Dec. 14, 2019 11:17 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Capitals used a quick start during the final period for another win away from home. Lars Eller and Garnet Hathaway scored 45 seconds apart early in the third period and the NHL-leading Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night. Ellers scored from the...