SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, Vitek Vanecek stopped 30 shots and the Washington Capitals rallied past the top-seeded Florida Panthers 4-2 in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round series Tuesday night.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Oshie didn't see his go-ahead goal get into the net. The Florida Panthers didn't see this coming, either.
And right away, the top overall seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs finds itself in some trouble.
The path to the Stanley Cup is rarely a straight line. Sometimes it’s the direction a puck takes when it banks off the post and in — or out.
Four years ago, Artemi Panarin clanked a shot off the post late in regulation that could have put Columbus up three games to none in the first round against Washington.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored the second of his two goals at 2:21 of overtime for his 1,400th career point, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins snap a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lars Eller got comfortable back at center, and the Washington Capitals seem to have found a groove after a bump in the road.
Returning to his natural position after two games on the wing, Eller scored the go-ahead goal and assisted on another Sunday to help the Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 and extend their winning streak to three.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes gave the Washington Capitals something to think about if the division rivals meet in the playoffs.
Martin Necas scored twice, Sebastian Aho added his 29th goal and the Hurricanes routed the Capitals 6-1 on Monday night in a potential first-round preview that got heated.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes gave the Washington Capitals something to think about if the division rivals meet in the playoffs, though it came at the cost of a potentially serious injury in the final seconds.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lars Eller scored 42 seconds into overtime and the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Friday night.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored three goals for his second career hat trick and Alex Ovechkin had two assists for the Capitals, who are 4-0-1 in their last five games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins broke a tie with a short-handed goal with 4:03 remaining in the Edmonton Oilers’ 5-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night in the final game for both teams before the All-Star break.
Washington Capitals (20-6-8, second in the Metropolitan) vs. St. Louis Blues (19-10-5, second in the Central)
St. Louis; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Alex Ovechkin leads Washington into a matchup with St.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a late short-handed goal in his return from an 18-day absence to put the Washington Capitals ahead for good in a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Caleb Jones scored his first goal of the season 1:21 into overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Washington tied it on Conor Sheary’s sixth goal with 3 seconds left in regulation.
CHICAGO (AP) — Caleb Jones saw the puck just sitting there, right in front of the net. And he pounced.
“Kind of just had that feeling, you better not miss this,” Jones said.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov had shootout goals for the Washington Capitals in their 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Martin Fehervary and Lars Eller scored in regulation, and Vitek Vanecek stopped 29 shots for the Capitals, who rebounded from Friday’s 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh to earn a point for the 11th time in 12 games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not easy for the Pittsburgh Penguins to find ideal linemates for Sidney Crosby or replace injured winger Jake Guentzel.
Kasperi Kapanen filled each role to perfection Friday night, scoring as part of a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals that extended Pittsburgh’s winning streak to three.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored the winning power-play goal with 14.4 seconds left, capping a furious comeback for the Florida Panthers to beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Tuesday night.
DETROIT (AP) — Zach Fucale became the first goaltender in Capitals history to post a shutout in his NHL debut, stopping 21 shots as Washington beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 Thursday night.
Dmitry Orlov and Lars Eller scored 10 seconds apart in the first period as the Capitals ended Detroit’s three-game win streak.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves, Anthony Cirelli had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Washington 3-2 Monday night, ending the Capitals' eight-game season-opening point streak.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson scored the tying goal early in the third period and Anthony Mantha got the go-ahead score 1:35 later as the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 in a preseason game Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to dress the usual 18 skaters because of injuries and other absences, the Washington Capitals rallied for one accomplishment with the playoffs on the horizon but fell short of another...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres coach Ralph Krueger liked the resolve he saw from a Buffalo team that could have easily quit...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Travis Konecny scored just over a minute after a questionable video review wiped out a goal, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Wednesday night to extend their winning streak to seven games...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Washington Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It looked like curtains for the Washington Capitals when Lars Eller went to the penalty box with the score tied and the Tampa Bay Lightning's NHL-best power play given more than a minute of 5-on-3 time...
Two minutes after wrapping up a conversation with his wife, Lars Eller couldn't remember anything...
It's hard to say there are no surprises on the Washington Capitals' first 23-man roster of the new season.
The Capitals claimed winger Dmitrij Jaskin off waivers from the St. Louis Blues earlier Tuesday, five hours before the deadline to pare their NHL roster to a maximum of 23 players.
ARLINGTON, Va. Washington Capitals forward Lars Eller and defenseman John Carlson fully practiced with their teammates Monday for the first time this preseason, on day four of practices at the team's training camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Ovechkin put both hands to his head and screamed while he left the bench and skated into the thick of the Washington Capitals' joyous celebration...
LAS VEGAS The Washington Capitals want to keep doing what's working for them in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That means everything, including the now-iconic "hot lap" tradition at practices on the road.
TAMPA Capitals center Lars Eller grinned and started laughing. He confessed to having a good and friendly scoring competition with teammate Jay Beagle over the last four to five months.
In practice, the two have pushed each other, thriving off the energy they have created.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There was no letdown for the Washington Capitals. Just more winning hockey.
Putting an emotional second-round victory over playoff nemesis and two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh behind them, the Caps got a power-play goal and assist from Alex Ovechkin in his Eastern Conference finals debut and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Friday night...
TAMPA Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky will likely make his return Friday in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning after missing the last 10 games with an upper-body injury.
Burakovsky participated in the Capitals' morning skate, taking rushes alongside center Chandler Stephenson and forward Brett Connolly.
MONTREAL (AP) — Lars Eller was sure the puck was over the line.
With Montreal and Nashville tied early in the third period, Eller thought he gave the Canadiens the lead when his shot from a tight angle appeared to trickle under the arm of sprawled Predators goalie Pekka Rinne.