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Panthers score four goals in third to beat Capitals 5-4

Nov. 30, 2021 22:36 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored the winning power-play goal with 14.4 seconds left, capping a furious comeback for the Florida Panthers to beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Tuesday night. Trailing 4-1, the Panthers scored four goals on a season-high 27 shots...

Orlov scores late, Caps beat Hurricanes for 9th win in 11

Nov. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dmitry Orlov scored on a power play with 2:55 remaining, and the Washington Capitals recovered after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Sunday. Alex Ovechkin and Aliaksei Protas scored 59 seconds apart in the second...

Ovechkin's hat trick gives Capitals a 4-3 win over Panthers

Nov. 26, 2021 21:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored two of his three goals over 56 seconds in the second period and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Friday. Ovechkin has 18 goals, most through 21 games in a season by a player in at least his 17th season....

Kuznetsov, Ovechkin lead Caps over Canadiens 6-3

Nov. 24, 2021 23:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his seventh goal and added an assist, Alex Ovechkin had three assists in a game for the first time in nearly four years, and the Washington Capitals cruised to a 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Dmitry...

Big injuries and absences disrupt NHL Thanksgiving benchmark

Nov. 24, 2021 05:01 AM EST

Bruce Boudreau does not believe in the NHL's Thanksgiving rule. Which teams occupied playoff spots on the annual U.S. holiday had long been a strong indicator of who makes and misses the postseason. Recent 82-game seasons have put cracks in that theory, and a number of...

Schwartz, Kraken top Capitals 5-2 to end six-game skid

Nov. 22, 2021 00:51 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jaden Schwartz had a goal and three assists and the Seattle Kraken beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night to snap a six-game losing streak. Calle Jarnkrok and Yanni Gorde each added a goal and an assist, and Schwartz reached 401 career points in...

Ovechkin, Sheary score 2 each as Caps blank Sharks 4-0

Nov. 21, 2021 02:45 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Conor Sheary each scored two goals to lead the Washington Capitals over the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Saturday night. Ilya Samsonov turned back 22 shots for his second straight shutout as the Capitals won for the sixth time in a...

Hathaway scores twice, Capitals snap Kings' point streak 2-0

Nov. 18, 2021 02:28 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garnet Hathaway scored twice late in the third period and the Washington Capitals beat Los Angeles 2-0 Wednesday night, snapping the Kings' eight-game point streak. The Capitals extended their point streak to six (5-0-1) with the win. They are tied...

One grand night: Zegras OT goal gives Ducks 1,000th victory

Nov. 17, 2021 02:39 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For a franchise that came into the league owned by the Walt Disney Company, everything magically went according to script for the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night. On a night when team captain Ryan Getzlaf reached 1,000 points, Trevor Zegras' overtime...

Capitals rout Penguins 6-1 in Crosby's return

Nov. 14, 2021 22:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With three of their top offensive players out, the Washington Capitals are still right there atop the Metropolitan Division. Even Sidney Crosby's return couldn't help Pittsburgh keep up. Garnet Hathaway scored his third goal in two...