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Stamkos scores in OT, Lightning come back to beat Capitals

Oct. 16, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was more like it for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They needed to stage another comeback, but this time the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions followed a familiar recipe when it mattered most. Andrei Vasilevskiy was perfect...

Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Rangers 5-1 in opener

Oct. 13, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin moved a couple of steps closer to Wayne Gretzky's goals record, Hendrix Lapierre scored the first of his NHL career and the Washington Capitals made their season opener a great one for scoring instead of fighting. The fisticuffs never...

Alex Ovechkin questionable for Capitals opener vs. Rangers

Oct. 12, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is questionable to play in the Washington Capitals season opener against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Ovechkin took part in an optional practice Tuesday after skating several laps around the ice to test out his unspecified...

Ovechkin begins 5-year contract chasing Gretzky's goals mark

Oct. 11, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Wayne Gretzky's 894 career goals has for a long time been one of hockey's hallowed numbers, record that would never be broken with scoring in the NHL so different now. But great players will keep coming after the “Great One.” Alex Ovechkin is...

Back-to-back salary cap champion Lightning are envy of NHL

Oct. 10, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

Long before the Tampa Bay Lightning showed they were the best hockey team by winning the Stanley Cup back to back, they proved to be the class of the NHL in something far more mundane to the average fan: managing the salary cap. With a little luck along the way, general...

Alex Ovechkin injured in Capitals' preseason finale

Oct. 08, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin left the Washington Capitals' preseason finale against Philadelphia on Friday night with what the team called a lower-body injury and is set to be examined further Saturday. Ovechkin bumped into Flyers forward Travis Konecny midway...

Lapierre, Jarvis among the biggest surprises of NHL camps

Oct. 04, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The hole in the middle of the Washington Capitals lineup with Niklas Backstrom out injured looked looked tailor made for 2019 first-round pick Connor McMichael, who impressed last season as a rookie in the American Hockey League. The spot still...

No timetable for injured Backstrom to play for Capitals

Oct. 02, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom said Saturday he’s taking his hip injury rehab slowly and doesn't know when he’ll be able to play. Backstrom has not skated during training camp and seems like a long shot to play in the season...

Net off the moorings: Two dozen NHL goalies change teams

Sep. 30, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

Marc-Andre Fleury was the face of the Golden Knights franchise, won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender and received assurances from Vegas owner Bill Foley that he'd retire there. So, naturally, he was surprised to find out he'd been traded to Chicago. ...

Rock the gray: Old Capitals still contending for Stanley Cup

Sep. 28, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are going gray gracefully with an eye on winning the big silver trophy one more time. More than three years removed from hoisting the Stanley Cup, the Capitals are once again of the NHL's oldest teams....