Washington Capitals (24-5-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (12-14-6, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal to extend the Washington Capitals' longstanding domination of the Boston Bruins with a 3-2...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson and Zdeno Chara traded punches, the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins exchanged scoring chances and goals and a showdown between the NHL's top two teams more than...
Boston Bruins (20-5-6, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (22-5-5, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Columbus Blue Jackets (11-14-4, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Washington Capitals (22-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Johnny for Norris” is all the Washington Capitals can say inside their dressing room about the outstanding play of defenseman John Carlson.
Washington Capitals (20-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (11-15-2, eighth in the Pacific Division)
Washington Capitals (19-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (11-15-2, eighth in the Pacific Division)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — John Carlson is putting himself in some pretty elite company.
The defenseman had a goal and two assists in the opening period to reach 40 points for the season, Nick...
Washington Capitals (19-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (15-12-1, fourth in the Pacific Division)
Washington Capitals (18-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (7-18-3, eighth in the Atlantic Division)
Tampa Bay Lightning (12-8-2, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (17-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Florida Panthers (12-7-5, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (16-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Washington Capitals (16-3-4, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (8-8-2, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)
Anaheim Ducks (10-9-2, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Washington Capitals (15-3-4, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Washington Capitals (14-3-4, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Boston Bruins (12-3-4, first in the Atlantic Division)
Washington Capitals (13-2-4, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (10-5-2, third in the Metropolitan Division)
- The Washington TimesT.J. Oshie scores twice as Capitals win clash with BruinsDecember 12, 2019 GMT
- The Washington TimesJohn Carlson, Capitals defenseman, wins NHL 'First Star of the Week'December 9, 2019 GMT
- The Washington TimesJohn Carlson takes NHL points lead, continues making history with streakOctober 21, 2019 GMT
Arizona Coyotes (9-6-2, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Washington Capitals (13-2-3, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Vegas Golden Knights (9-5-3, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Washington Capitals (12-2-3, first in the Metropolitan Division)
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Playing away from home has been no problem for the Washington Capitals this season.
Tom Wilson scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and the Capitals beat the...
Calgary Flames (8-6-2, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Washington Capitals (10-2-3, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Buffalo Sabres (9-2-2, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (9-2-3, first in the Metropolitan Division)
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is starting an early-season campaign for teammate John Carlson to win this season's Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Carlson's longtime defense partner thinks he's a future Norris Trophy winner.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, the Washington Capitals have a player leading the NHL in scoring. Just not the one you might expect.
John Carlson had a goal and two assists, giving the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a game dominated by offense, a defenseman scored the game-winner.
Mattias Ekholm scored with 4:40 remaining to cap a wild third period and lead the Nashville...
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.
Carolina Hurricanes (46-29-7, fourth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) vs. Washington Capitals (48-26-8, first in the Metropolitan Division during the regular...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Carolina Hurricanes take the ice for Game 1 of their first-round series against the Capitals on Thursday, their blue line will have less playoff experience than top...
Montreal Canadiens (43-29-8, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (47-25-8, first in the Metropolitan Division)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 49th goal of the season to snap a four-game drought and help Washington beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night, increasing the...
Carolina Hurricanes (42-26-7, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Washington Capitals (44-24-8, first in the Metropolitan Division)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals spotted the NHL-worst Ottawa Senators an early two-goal lead before turning things around with the help of a pair of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie and the Washington Capitals hardly came out looking like the reigning Stanley Cup champions against the NHL-worst Ottawa Senators. After less than 7½ minutes Tuesday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Ovechkin's one-timer from the left faceoff circle has been unstoppable this season for the Washington Capitals.
The Russian forward scored a pair of power-play goals from his favorite spot as the Capitals beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Monday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists, Patrick Kane added two goals and three assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their season-high fifth consecutive loss with an 8-5 victory on Sunday.
Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat also scored and Dylan Strome added an empty-netter as last-place Chicago stopped its own five-game slide. Collin Delia made 34 saves, including impressive stops on John Carlson and Tom Wilson in the second.
CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden wanted to show his support for Devante Smith-Pelly.
So he put him on the ice for the opening face-off.
Smith-Pelly got the start Sunday in his first game in Chicago since the black winger heard chants of "basketball, basketball, basketball" while he was sitting in the penalty box during the third period of a 7-1 loss last February. The fans were promptly ejected, and then banned from Chicago's home games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After four days off — three without practice — the Washington Capitals shook off some expected rust Thursday night in one of their most balanced performances of the season.
T.J. Oshie scored his 11th goal of the season on the power play, John Carlson had an empty-netter, and Chandler Stephenson scored at even strength in the Capitals' 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had his second consecutive hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lead the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night.
Ovechkin's three goals gave him an NHL-best 28 this season and nine in his last five games. His 13-game point streak matched his career high set in 2006-07.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Connolly was calling for the puck as he skated up the left side. He quickly put the Washington Capitals ahead when he got a cross-ice pass from John Carlson and helped the Capitals keep their winning streak going.
Connolly scored the tiebreaking goal on a one-timer from the left circle with 6:24 left in the third period, and the Capitals beat the New York Rangers 5-3 Saturday for their season-high fifth straight win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes something special for a shot by Alex Ovechkin to surprise a goaltender.
That's exactly what happened to Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday night when Ovechkin scored the first of two power-play goals to help the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime.
John Carlson essentially bounced a pass to Ovechkin in such an awkward position that Lundqvist didn't expect him to get it on net and again was beaten.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Next season's defending champion Washington Capitals will look a lot like the group that won the Stanley Cup last month.
They re-signed defensemen John Carlson and Michal Kempny and forward Devante Smith-Pelly and have so far only lost fourth-line center Jay Beagle and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer from their title-winning roster.
Mike Green is staying with the Detroit Red Wings on a $10.75 million, two-year contract.
A person with direct knowledge of the move told The Associated Press that the Red Wings agreed to terms with the 32-year-old defenseman on the new deal that counts $5.375 million against the salary cap each of the next two seasons. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal had not been announced.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Defenseman Michal Kempny has re-signed with the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals for $10 million over four years.
The team announced the deal Friday.
Washington picked up Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline for a 2018 third-round draft pick.
The first big free agent re-signing with his own team is just the beginning of what's to come around the NHL.
Defenseman John Carlson signed a $64 million, eight-year deal with the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. His agent and the representatives for other pending unrestricted free agents were able to start talking to any interested teams on Sunday at the beginning of the negotiating window that precedes the opening of the market July 1.