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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...

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,...

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...

Capitals-Flyers becomes 50th NHL game postponed this season

Dec. 21, 2021 20:54 PM EST

The Washington Capitals-Philadelphia Flyers game scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed, the 50th NHL game delayed this season for coronavirus-related reasons. The league said COVID-19 issues with the Capitals prompted the postponement. Defenseman Justin Schultz and forward...

Caps beat Winnipeg 5-2, spoil Lowry's debut as Jets coach

Dec. 18, 2021 00:32 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Vitek Vanecek made 40 saves and the Washington Capitals beat Winnipeg 5-2 Friday night to spoil the debut of new Jets coach Dave Lowry. “Vitek was really good,” Washington coach Peter Laviolette said. “I thought the first period, we did the right...

Caleb Jones scores in OT as Blackhawks beat Capitals 5-4

Dec. 16, 2021 00:15 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Caleb Jones saw the puck just sitting there, right in front of the net. And he pounced. “Kind of just had that feeling, you better not miss this,” Jones said. He didn't. Jones scored his first goal of the season 1:21 into overtime,...

Carlson comes up big in Caps' 4-3 shootout win over Ducks

Dec. 06, 2021 23:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Carlson tied the game late in the second period and then scored Washington's third and final shootout goal to give the Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. Tom Wilson scored his 100th career goal and Carl Hagelin added his first of...

Ovechkin beats Tarasov for 750th goal, Capitals top Columbus

Dec. 04, 2021 22:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin found a new goaltender to score on for another milestone goal, though this time the name rang a bell. Ovechkin beat Daniil Tarasov for his 20th goal of the season and 750th of his NHL career to help the Washington Capitals beat the...

Jones, Blackhawks come back to beat Capitals in shootout

Dec. 02, 2021 22:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coaches challenged players at the second intermission to see what they could do with the score tied against one of the NHL’s best teams. They took a quick punch to fall behind, fought back to tie it on Seth Jones’ goal midway...

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...