BOSTON (AP) — Jakub Vrana faked left, pulled the puck back toward his skates and then dragged it along the ice as he prepared to shoot.
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...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as T.J. Oshie skated to the bench and figured his overtime goal would be waved off, opposing goaltender Antti Raanta waited for official word. He'd been burned too many...
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...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Capitals admitted they weren't at their best. Still good enough to pull out a win to start a five-game road trip.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Carlson's longtime defense partner thinks he's a future Norris Trophy winner.
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...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Ilya Samsonov was stellar in his NHL debut and helped the Washington Capitals stay perfect in two road games to start the season.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jakob Vrana scored two goals, including the winner at 4:57 of the third period, in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie went through five early playoff exits with the St. Louis Blues who could never seem to break through.
Four years after being traded, the Capitals winger hopes the...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle.
WASHINGTON (AP) — So much went right for the Washington Capitals that the chants from the crowd changed by the shift.
Fans chanted for Nicklas Backstrom's four points, Braden Holtby's...
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...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — For once, Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Washington Capitals head into the NHL playoffs without having to hear — and answer — so many of those same old same...
New York Islanders (47-27-7, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Washington Capitals (48-25-8, first in the Metropolitan Division)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin reached 50 goals — again. And, then he added another for good measure while leading the Washington Capitals to a big victory.
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...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin added to his lengthy list of accomplishments with another big goal.
Washington's captain became the first player in NHL history with 10 seasons of 45...
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...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — T.J. Oshie got the Washington Capitals going Thursday night, and Alex Ovechkin helped poured it on from there.
Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night.
Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson each had a goal and an assist, and Nicklas Backstrom had two assists for Washington. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots, and Ovechkin added an assist as the Capitals won for the fifth time in seven games after dropping seven straight.
BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron celebrated his 1,000th career game with a pair of goals as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Bergeron, just the fifth player in Bruins' history to play 1,000 games with the club, scored early in the second period and added an empty-netter in the final minute.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an assist on Tuesday night, Alex Ovechkin passed Sergei Fedorov as the top-scoring Russian player in NHL history.
The Washington Capitals captain picked up his 1,180th point on T.J. Oshie's goal that opened the scoring in a 3-2 victory against the Vancouver Canucks. Ovechkin broke the record in his 1,055th game, 193 games fewer than Fedorov played.
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie put in the work to help Alex Ovechkin set another record and get the defending Stanley Cup champions back on track.
Oshie scored his 16th goal of the season as part of a dominant performance, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and stopped a penalty shot and the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Tuesday night in Jay Beagle's return to his old home arena.
TORONTO (AP) — Nazem Kadri recorded the fifth hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Washington 6-3 on Wednesday night and dealt the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals their seventh straight loss.
Auston Matthews, Nikita Zaitsev and Mitch Marner also scored for Toronto. William Nylander added three assists, while Morgan Rielly and Connor Brown had two each. Frederik Andersen stopped 41 shots for the win.
DALLAS (AP) — Thanks to goalie Anton Khudobin, Tyler Seguin had a chance to get the game-winner in overtime for the Dallas Stars.
Seguin's second goal of the game 3:37 into overtime lifted the Stars to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.
Anton Khudobin made 36 saves, 31 after the first period. Included were seven saves on two third-period Washington power plays and the stop of a backhand by T.J. Oshie 1 1/2 minutes into overtime.
Khudobin stopped 30-goal scorer Alex Ovechkin six times.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 21st hat trick and first this season to lift the Washington Capitals over the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin entered the night as the NHL's goal leader and stretched his total to 25 through 30 games, halfway to a potential eighth 50-goal season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first season as a Stanley Cup champion, Alex Ovechkin is enjoying hockey as much as ever.
It showed again Tuesday night, when he scored his 21st hat trick and first this season to lift the Washington Capitals over the Detroit Red Wings 6-2.
The 33-year-old Ovechkin entered the night in a familiar spot as the NHL's goal leader. He has 25 following his hat trick, halfway to a potential eighth 50-goal season. His team has won three straight, and 10 out of 12.
MONTREAL (AP) — Casey Price's sensational save at the end of regulation was for naught after the Montreal goaltender gave up a bad goal in overtime.
Lars Eller scored through Price's legs with less than 90 seconds left in overtime and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Canadiens 5-4 on Monday night.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice for the Capitals, while Brett Connolly and Nicklas Backstrom added goals in regulation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey has been fined $8,468 but not suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct against Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie.
The NHL's department of player safety announced the punishment Thursday after a disciplinary hearing with Morrissey. The fine is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tom Wilson returned early from his player-safety suspension and scored a first-period goal, helping the Washington Capitals cool off Minnesota with a 5-2 victory on Tuesday night for the Wild's first regulation loss at home.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Washington Capitals woke up in Minnesota for the start of a four-game road trip with a pleasant surprise: Tom Wilson was back.
So was the vigor for the Stanley Cup champions, who've started their title-defense season rather slowly.
Wilson returned early from his player-safety suspension and scored a first-period goal, helping the Capitals cool off the Wild with a 5-2 victory on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeni Malkin will not have a disciplinary hearing for his shoulder to the head of T.J. Oshie during the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2-1 loss at the Washington Capitals.
Two people with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Malkin would not face a hearing with the NHL department of player safety and therefore won't be suspended. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the league does not announce the lack of a hearing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie left for the second time after taking Evgeni Malkin's shoulder to the head but returned to score late and lift the Washington Capitals over the rival Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Wednesday night in a meeting of the two most recent Stanley Cup champions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry and determined to find some consistency, the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals got contributions from unlikely sources to snap their two-game skid.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Pheonix Copley went the distance for his first NHL win.
The Capitals' backup goaltender stopped 27 of 30 shots in regulation and overtime, plus three of four in the shootout, as Washington beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Saturday.
The 26-year-old backup from North Pole, Alaska, a community near Fairbanks, was making his third career start and his fifth NHL appearance Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals opened their title defense with a 7-0 thrashing of the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was banned 20 games by the NHL on Wednesday for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during a preseason game, the latest and most severe punishment in what the league called an "unprecedented" series of suspensions for the physical player.
WASHINGTON (AP) — From banner to blowout, the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup defense is off to a rousing start.
T.J. Oshie stepped to the microphone and apologized for his voice.
It was hoarse from days and nights of celebrating the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup triumph and fans now had gathered on the National Mall after the championship parade. Oshie had enough left to start a chant among the tens of thousands of fans: "Back-to-back! Back-to-back!"
CHICAGO (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury was surprised and T.J. Oshie said he was shocked to see Nate Schmidt suspended 20 games for violating the NHL's performance-enhancing drug policy.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — T.J. Oshie found his father on the ice amid the jubilant madness of the Washington Capitals' postgame celebration and wrapped him in a fierce hug.
Five years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Tim Oshie's memory is inconsistent and cloudy.
Anyone who saw the depth of emotion in his Stanley Cup-winning son's eyes Thursday night will never forget it.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Instead of waiting for his turn for this Olympic shootout, T.J. Oshie was sitting at home along with the rest of the NHL.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom's 200th NHL goal was a game-winner.
Backstrom got a desperation, cross-ice pass from T.J. Oshie and beat Sergei Bobrovsky with 43 seconds left to lift the Washington Capitals over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington forward T.J. Oshie has been fined $5,000 for cross-checking Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang in the neck.
The NHL announced the fine Saturday.
The scuffle along the boards occurred at 19:40 of the second period in the Penguins' 7-4 win Friday night. Oshie was assessed a minor penalty.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After three games without a goal, T.J. Oshie decided how he'd celebrate his next score.
Another 10 games went by before he finally scored in the third period of the Washington Capitals' 5-3 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Oshie lifted his arms and looked up after becoming the third Capitals player to end a lengthy goal drought in the game.