Latest Washington Capitals News

Ovechkin scores 27th goal, Capitals beat Jets in overtime

Jan. 18, 2022 22:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin fumed after he thought the referees missed a penalty call and screamed obscenities from the bench after watching the replay. On his very next shift, he scored his NHL-leading 27th goal of the season to spark a comeback and help the Washington...

Pettersson scores twice, Canucks beat Capitals to snap skid

Jan. 16, 2022 17:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elias Pettersson insisted he never worried throughout a monthlong drought about when his next goal would come. “Sometimes it just doesn't go your way,” he said. “I know what I’m capable of.” The gifted Swede showed Sunday what he's capable...

Vanecek, Wilson lead Capitals past Islanders 2-0

Jan. 15, 2022 17:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wilson scored early, Alex Ovechkin added an empty-net goal late, and Vitek Vanecek made 23 saves to lead the Washington Capitals to a 2-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Vanecek picked up his seventh win of the season and his third career...

Marchand bloodied, scores twice in Bruins' 7-3 win over Caps

Jan. 10, 2022 22:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trainers repaired the giant gash on Brad Marchand's nose, stuffed gauze up his nostrils and then he stepped back on to the ice minutes after taking a violent high stick to the face. Bloody nose and all, Marchand looked like the epitome of an old-school hockey...

Capitals score on own net; Wild come back to win in shootout

Jan. 09, 2022 00:08 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau scored in the shootout as the short-handed Minnesota Wild took advantage of a Washington Capitals own-goal in a 3-2 win on Saturday night. Kaapo Kahkonen made 29 saves and stopped two attempts in the shootout for Minnesota,...

Buchnevich, Husso lead Blues to 5-1 win over Capitals

Jan. 07, 2022 23:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich had two goals and an assist, Ville Husso stopped 26 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 Friday night. Torey Krug, Oskar Sundqvist and Ivan Barbashev also scored to help the Blues improve to 8-2-2 in their last 12 games,...

Tied atop NHL, Capitals get players back from virus protocol

Jan. 04, 2022 16:35 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tied for the most points in the NHL, the Washington Capitals are faring better in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus than many of their rivals. The Capitals navigated a stretch in which top players Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie and...

Nico Hischier scores in overtime, Devils beat Capitals 4-3

Jan. 02, 2022 18:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nico Hischier scored his second goal of the game with 2:04 left in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Washington rallied late in regulation to force overtime, with Nic Dowd pulling the...

Ovechkin scores two 3rd period goals in Caps 3-1 win

Dec. 31, 2021 23:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had two goals in the third period, including the go-ahead score with 2:51 remaining, and the Washington Capitals topped the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Friday night. The game-winner was his 275th career power play goal, a new NHL record. He had tied with...

Kuznetsov scores late goal, Capitals beat Predators 5-3

Dec. 29, 2021 23:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a late short-handed goal in his return from an 18-day absence to put the Washington Capitals ahead for good in a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night. Kuznetsov converted on a crafty wrist shot from a tight angle to...