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Oshie ties it, Caps beat Bruins 3-2 in shootout

Nov. 16, 2019 10:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jakub Vrana faked left, pulled the puck back toward his skates and then dragged it along the ice as he prepared to shoot. Goalie Jaroslav Halak kept sliding the wrong way. After T.J. Oshie scored with 59 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, Vrana faked Halak out in the fifth round of...

Canadiens respond to Ovechkin’s hit on Drouin, beat Capitals

Nov. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time Capitals coach Todd Reirden called a timeout to tell his team to wake up, it was too late. Alex Ovechkin’s thunderous hit on Jonathan Drouin had already energized the Canadiens. Montreal scored four goals in the second period following Ovechkin’s hit and went on...

Capitals top Flyers 2-1 in shootout to extend point streak

Nov. 13, 2019 11:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Capitals have a calm confidence in the game’s most tense moments. T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to lift Washington over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night. Brendan Leipsic had a goal in the first period and Braden Holtby made 30...

Since losing ’18 final, Golden Knights look more like Caps

Nov. 13, 2019 3:09 PM EST

Almost 18 months since the Vegas Golden Knights’ improbable inaugural season ended, they look much more like the team that vanquished them in the Stanley Cup Final. If you can’t beat ’em, be more like ’em. Once a ragtag group relying on more will than skill, Vegas is beginning to...

Oshie OT goal wiped out, Caps lose to Coyotes in shootout

Nov. 11, 2019 11:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as T.J. Oshie skated to the bench and figured his overtime goal would be waved off, opposing goaltender Antti Raanta waited for official word. He'd been burned too many times before. A couple of Raanta's Arizona Coyotes teammates left the bench and turned toward their locker room...

NHL-leading Capitals beat Knights for 6th consecutive win

Nov. 9, 2019 10:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bird is back, and the Capitals keep soaring. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his sixth goal of the season and unleashed his famous flapping bird celebration for the first time this season to help Washington beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 Saturday night in a meeting of the 2018 Stanley Cup...

Wilson scores in OT to lift Capitals over Panthers 5-4

Nov. 7, 2019 11:36 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Playing away from home has been no problem for the Washington Capitals this season. Tom Wilson scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and the Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory. After coming back from a two-goal...

Vrana gets 1st career hat trick, Capitals beat Flames 4-2

Nov. 3, 2019 11:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's newly crowned championship baseball team provided the cheers. Jakub Vrana supplied the goals. Two days after his first multigoal game of the season, Jakub Vrana got his first career hat trick as the Washington Capitals beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 Sunday night. With the World...

Vrana records hat trick, Capitals beat Flames 4-2

Nov. 3, 2019 11:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jakub Vrana got his first career hat trick and the Washington Capitals beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 Sunday night. Lars Eller added a power-play goal, and Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson each had two assists for the Capitals, who have won eight of nine and lead the NHL with 25 points. Ilya...

Nationals fans rejoice in red as hometown heroes are honored

Nov. 2, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The song "Baby Shark" blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington's first World Series victory since 1924. "They say good things come to those who wait. Ninety-five years is a...