Latest Washington Capitals News

Hurricanes storm into second-round showdown with Islanders

Apr. 25, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next. Minutes after the Carolina Hurricanes' shocking 4-3 double-overtime victory in Game 7 to move on to the second round, he wasn't yet ready to turn his attention to facing the New York Islanders. But that turnaround comes quick with Game 1 at Barclays...

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Apr. 25, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions. The man who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker shook Alex Ovechkin's hand after the Carolina...

Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

Apr. 23, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout. Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions are headed...

Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

Apr. 22, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Williams earned another chance to live up to his nickname. The rest of the Carolina Hurricanes aren't yet ready to end their first playoff appearance in a decade. Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Hurricanes beat the...

AP/CP Survey: 48 percent of NHLPA reps favor playoff change

Apr. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team. That doesn't mean they are blind to some of the inequalities of the NHL's current divisional playoff format. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31...

Caps can eliminate Canes; Preds try to stay alive vs. Stars

Apr. 21, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

Braden Holtby isn't one for grand pronouncements, so when he was asked if a blowout of the Carolina Hurricanes sent a statement, he put the spotlight inside the Washington Capitals' locker room. "To ourselves, I think," Holtby said, "to show that when we play that way we're going to be real tough to beat." The...

Capitals' T.J. Oshie out of playoffs with broken clavicle

Apr. 21, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle. The team announced Oshie's surgery Sunday afternoon. Coach Todd Reirden had already called Oshie out indefinitely earlier in the week. Oshie...

Capitals rout Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

Apr. 21, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much went right for the Washington Capitals that the chants from the crowd changed by the shift. Fans chanted for Nicklas Backstrom's four points, Braden Holtby's 30-save shutout, Devante Smith-Pelly's return to the NHL and T.J. Oshie's absence that is arguably the biggest obstacle to...

Canes' Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after concussion

Apr. 20, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier. Svechnikov took part in his first full team practice on Saturday during the Hurricanes' morning skate...

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Apr. 20, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games apiece. Along...