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Alex Ovechkin scores 790th goal, Capitals beat Flyers in OT

Nov. 24, 2022 00:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin believed the Washington Capitals were always in the game against the Philadelphia Flyers despite trailing. So when he got the puck on his stick in overtime off a perfect pass from Dylan Strome, the best goal-scorer of this generation knew what he had to do. ...

Makar, MacKinnon score, short-handed Avalanche beat Capitals

Nov. 19, 2022 22:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Missing a handful of injured regulars, the Colorado Avalanche keep winning because two of their best players are healthy and rolling. Cale Makar scored, Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists and the defending Stanley Cup champions got 32 saves from Alexandar...

Alex Ovechkin scores again, Capitals beat Oilers to end skid

Nov. 07, 2022 23:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With less than 2 minutes left and the Washington Capitals hoping to avoid blowing another third-period lead, Alex Ovechkin skated toward the net and, instead of shooting, passed the puck between his legs to Evgeny Kuznetsov, who knew it was coming. “For sure I...

Ovechkin passes Howe with No. 787; Coyotes beat Capitals 3-2

Nov. 05, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 787th career goal to break Gordie Howe’s record for scoring with one team, but the Arizona Coyotes scored three times in the third period to rally for a 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Nick Ritchie had two...

Ovechkin ties Howe's mark, Red Wings beat Capitals 3-1

Nov. 03, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Ovechkin tied Gordie Howe for the most goals scored for one NHL team, fittingly reaching the milestone in the same city Mr. Hockey became an all-time great. The 37-year-old superstar scored in second period, giving him 786 goals with Washington, but Andrew Copp...

Theodore scores in OT, Golden Knights beat Capitals 3-2

Nov. 01, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shea Theodore scored at 1:35 of overtime to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. William Carrier and Jack Eichel also scored for the Golden Knights, who extended their winning streak to five games. Eichel added...

Capitals erase another third-period deficit, beat Kings 4-3

Oct. 22, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the second intermission when they were again trailing by two goals, Washington Capitals players shared with each other a simple message. “We said in here, ‘We already did it once this year and we can do it again,’” Marcus Johansson said. ...

Capitals' Hagelin has surgery on eve of NHL opening night

Oct. 11, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Carl Hagelin is out indefinitely after undergoing hip surgery, leaving the Washington Capitals without three veteran forwards as the season begins. The team said Hagelin had an arthroscopic procedure Monday that is intended to address his chronically injured...

Aging Capitals think they can go on another long playoff run

Sep. 27, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Look no further than the extra gray hair on Alex Ovechkin's head for evidence he and the Washington Capitals are getting older. The stress of the past few years has not helped. Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, the Capitals have not won a playoff series...

Ovechkin, banged-up Capitals return to ice for start of camp

Sep. 22, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals opened training camp Thursday without two of the team's top players. Longtime Alex Ovechkin running mate Nicklas Backstrom and big winger Tom Wilson are expected to miss at least the first portion of the season recovering from injuries....