Latest Brendan Leipsic News

Capitals top Flyers 2-1 in shootout to extend point streak

Nov. 13, 2019 11:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Capitals have a calm confidence in the game’s most tense moments. T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to lift Washington over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night. Brendan Leipsic had a goal in the first period and Braden Holtby made 30...

Jakub Vrana scores twice, Capitals rout Sabres 6-1

Nov. 1, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were happy to be home and to test themselves against another division leader. Jakub Vrana scored twice, Tom Wilson had a goal and two assists and the Capitals got out to a quick start and beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-1 on Friday night. Brendan Leipsic added his first...

LA Kings looking at long rebuild with McLellan as coach

Sep. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd McLellan wants to make the Los Angeles Kings playoff contenders again. He faces an uphill climb in trying to make that happen. McLellan, who was named coach on April 15, inherited a roster with five players age 32 or older that had the fewest points in the Western Conference last...

Capitals Cup window remains open, though unknowns lie ahead

Sep. 23, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — When the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018, they did so after their championship window was supposed to be closed. Unlike when a roster shake-up and infusion of youth actually augmented the core of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby and John Carlson, the...

Salary cap economics squeezing out NHL's middle class

Sep. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Stanley Cup-winning experience isn't worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey's middle class is being squeezed out. Veterans like 2018 Washington Capitals playoff hero Devante...