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Lundqvist won't play this season after heart inflammation

Apr. 11, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist is abandoning a long-shot attempt to return from open-heart surgery in time to play for the Washington Capitals this season after a checkup last week showed some inflammation. Lundqvist tweeted Sunday that the inflammation around his...

Jeremy Swayman wins 2nd NHL start, Bruins beat Capitals 4-2

Apr. 08, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored a shorthanded goal, Jeremy Swayman made 31 saves to win his second NHL start and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night. Jeremy Lauzon, Anton Blidh and Craig Smith also scored for Boston, which won...

Great 8: Ovechkin scores historic PP goal, Caps sweep Devils

Apr. 04, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Washington Capitals came up with two Great 8s against the New Jersey Devils. Alex Ovechkin hit another milestone in his amazing career and the Capitals finished off a rare eight-game sweep of their season series with the Devils with a 5-4 win on...

Barzal has 3 goals, 2 assists as Islanders beat Capitals 8-4

Apr. 01, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Mathew Barzal had three goals and two assists, Jordan Eberle scored twice, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 8-4 Thursday night. Brock Nelson, Casey Cizikas and Josh Bailey also scored to help the Islanders improve to 14-1-2...

Capitals hold on to beat Rangers for 10th win in 11 games

Mar. 28, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitals players and coach Peter Laviolette sounded as if they'd lost after holding on to beat the New York Rangers 5-4 Sunday. That's a good sign for the first-place team in the East Division after tying the Tampa Bay Lightning for the top spot in the...

Ovechkin scores twice, red-hot Capitals shut out Devils 4-0

Mar. 26, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice, Ilya Samsonov made 24 saves and the Washington Capitals rode their best players to a 4-0 victory Friday night and two-game sweep of the New Jersey Devils. Ovechkin has scored 10 times in his past 10 games and has a team-best...

Ovechkin, Kuznetsov lead the way as Capitals beat Devils 4-3

Mar. 25, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov didn't skate for over two weeks while battling COVID-19, missed eight games total and needed time to feel like himself. Teammates Alex Ovechkin and Dmitry Orlov also missed a handful of games for violating NHL pandemic protocol and weren't the same when...

Zibanejad scores late, Rangers end Capitals' win streak at 7

Mar. 20, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored the go-ahead goal with 2:32 left, Keith Kinkaid made 28 saves and the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 Saturday night to snap the NHL's longest winning streak at seven. New York has won three of four against East...

Ovechkin, Capitals beat Flyers 3-1 in fans' return in Philly

Mar. 07, 2021 22:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers welcomed fans back to their home arena for the first time in nearly a year, and the Washington Capitals turned the crowd’s eager cheers into disappointing boos. Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov and Nick Jensen scored to lead...

Bruins respond to head shot with 5-1 victory over Capitals

Mar. 05, 2021 22:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — With Brandon Carlo heading to the hospital in an ambulance, the Boston Bruins got back at the Washington Capitals the best way they could. Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist, and the Bruins responded to a head shot from Capitals forward Tom Wilson...