ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Connor McMichael in his NHL exhibition debut made a no-look pass to set up a goal that junior coach Dale Hunter knows was no accident.
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.
Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special.
Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary...
Jon Cooper and Todd Reirden were coaching at the All-Star Game in January when the topic of winning the Presidents' Trophy came up.
With Cooper's Tampa Bay Lightning cruising toward winning...
Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions.
Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny out indefinitely
WASHINGTON (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals have lost top-four defenseman Michal Kempny to an injury.
Coach Todd Reirden said Friday that Kempny is out indefinitely with a...
Hagelin’s playoff past makes him familiar with Capitals
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Carl Hagelin has faced Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals so often in the playoffs, the speedy, defensive specialist didn't require an introduction upon practicing with...
Washington Capitals put playoff hero Smith-Pelly on waivers
The Washington Capitals placed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers Wednesday ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline.
Coach Todd Reirden told reporters in Toronto the plan was to...
Ovechkin, Oshie lift Capitals over Sharks 5-1
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.
Reirden starts Smith-Pelly in return to Chicago
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.
Columbus beats Washington in OT, Holtby suffers eye injury
WASHINGTON (AP) — Artemi Panarin flapping his arms to mimic Evgeny Kuznetsov's goal celebration for the final insult, but the defending Stanley Cup champions were more concerned about a potentially significant injury.
Panarin scored in overtime for the second consecutive game to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Panarin's goal came after Washington lost All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby to an eye injury.
Summer coaching changes paying major dividends across NHL
It wasn't the 15-hour flight to China for training camp that had general manager Brad Treliving's head spinning.
It was the pace of Bill Peters' first practice as coach of the Calgary Flames.
Ovechkin scores 30th goal but Blues rally past Capitals 5-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robert Bortuzzo got mad for the St. Louis Blues, and teammate Oskar Sundqvist got even with the Washington Capitals.
Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season but the Blues came back to beat the Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night after Sundqvist knocked in the go-ahead goal.
Carlson, Oshie lead Caps to 3-1 win over Canes
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.
Ovechkin leads Capitals past Red Wings 3-1
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals started slowly and finished fast.
Alex Ovechkin led the way again.
Ovechkin had a goal and an assist, and the Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Friday for their season-high fourth consecutive victory.
Detroit posted 14 of the first 15 shots. Washington then held a 19-18 edge in shots and scored the final three goals after snapping out of a sluggish start late in the first period.
Angry Capitals beat Oilers 4-2 to snap 2-game skid
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.
- The Washington TimesCapitals call up Devante Smith-Pelly with T.J. Oshie hurtApril 19, 2019
- The Washington TimesTodd Reirden gets big test in NHL playoffsApril 7, 2019
- The Washington TimesTodd Reirden thankful for Barry Trotz as matchup approachesNovember 26, 2018
- The Washington TimesWinnipeg Jets player to have hearing after hit that injured T.J. OshieNovember 15, 2018
- The Washington TimesTodd Reirden embraces 'unique challenge' with CapitalsJuly 4, 2018
‘Back-to-back!’ Banner night for Ovechkin, Cup champ Caps
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Stanley Cup championship banner rose to the rafters at the home of the Washington Capitals for the first time, and everyone in attendance Wednesday night got to relive the sheer excitement of it all.
Blues’ Bortuzzo suspended 2 preseason, 1 regular-season game
St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was suspended Thursday for the final two preseason games and the regular-season opener for an elbow to the head of Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny.
Cup champion Capitals have new coach, almost same team
LAST SEASON: 49-26-7, 105 points. Won Metropolitan Division and Stanley Cup.
COACH: Todd Reirden (First season, first NHL season)
ADDED: C Nic Dowd, G Ilya Samsonov
LOST: C Jay Beagle, G Philipp Grubauer, D Jakub Jerabek
Capitals hire Arniel, Cashman as assistant coaches
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals filled out new coach Todd Reirden's staff Monday by hiring Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants.
For all the continuity on their roster, the Capitals have undergone the most change behind the bench this summer. Coach Barry Trotz resigned after winning the Cup in his fourth season and went to the New York Islanders, taking assistant Lane Lambert and goaltending coordinator Mitch Korn with him.
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.
For Colin Campbell, going from Mike Keenan's top assistant to head coach of the New York Rangers wasn't a big move.
"I just had to move 10 feet to another office," Campbell said.
Logistically it was simple, but in every other way it was an almost-impossible task. Campbell took over the Rangers after they ended a 54-year drought and paraded the Stanley Cup down Broadway because Keenan left in a contract dispute.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — When Barry Trotz resigned, the Washington Capitals didn't even bother with a coaching search.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With the Stanley Cup Final out of the way, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has resumed the team's coaching search with the expectation to make a decision by early next week.