Capitals have new look after bevy of trade deadline changesMarch 8, 2023 GMT
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — When the Washington Capitals departed for a four-game road trip in late February, players knew change was afoot.
Raanta has 1st shutout since March as Canes top BlackhawksDecember 28, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Antti Raanta made 24 saves for his first shutout since March and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Tuesday night for their ninth consecutive victory.
Martin Necas, Jesper Fast and Jordan Martinook scored to help the Hurricanes extend their franchise-record points streak to 15 games.
Kuemper makes 32 saves as surging Capitals down Rangers 4-0December 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Johansson, defenseman Erik Gustafsson and Lars Eller scored, and Darcy Kuemper made 32 saves as the surging Washington Capitals downed the New York Rangers 4-0 on Tuesday night for their sixth-straight road win.
Capitals defeat Jets 5-2 behind four-goal second periodDecember 12, 2022 GMT
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Charlie Lindgren really appreciated it when the Washington Capitals mounted a four-goal lead in Sunday’s second period against the Winnipeg Jets.
The netminder showed his thanks by foiling Winnipeg’s comeback attempt for a 5-2 Washington victory.
Ovechkin, Mantha lead Capitals to 4-1 win over KrakenDecember 10, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Mantha and Alex Ovechkin each had a goal and assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Seattle Kraken 4-1 on Friday night.
Marcus Johansson and Lars Eller also scored and Charlie Lindgren stopped 25 shots as the Capitals won three games in a row for the first time this season.
Dowd lifts Capitals to 3-2 win over OilersDecember 6, 2022 GMT
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nic Dowd scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Monday night to snap a two-game skid.
Svechnikov lifts Hurricanes over Capitals 3-2 in shootoutNovember 1, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored the winning goal in a shootout after tying the game in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Monday night.
Capitals erase another third-period deficit, beat Kings 4-3October 23, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — During the second intermission when they were again trailing by two goals, Washington Capitals players shared with each other a simple message.
“We said in here, ‘We already did it once this year and we can do it again,’” Marcus Johansson said.
Capitals host the Canadiens in Eastern Conference playOctober 15, 2022 GMT
Montreal Canadiens (1-1-0, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (0-2-0, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)
Washington; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Capitals -271, Canadiens +218; over/under is 6.5
Aging Capitals think they can go on another long playoff runSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Look no further than the extra gray hair on Alex Ovechkin's head for evidence he and the Washington Capitals are getting older.
Capitals rally past top-seeded Panthers 4-2, take Game 1May 4, 2022 GMT
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.
Capitals rally late, stun top-seeded Panthers 4-2 in Game 1May 4, 2022 GMT
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.
What it takes for NHL playoff contenders to win Stanley CupMay 2, 2022 GMT
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.
Crosby scores in OT for 1,400th point, Penguins beat PredsApril 11, 2022 GMT
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.
Eller scores, Capitals beat Bruins for 3rd consecutive winApril 10, 2022 GMT
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.
Hurricanes rout Capitals in potential playoff series previewMarch 29, 2022 GMT
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.
Hurricanes rout Capitals, lose Kotkaniemi to injuryMarch 29, 2022 GMT
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.
Eller scores in OT as Capitals beat Canucks 4-3March 12, 2022 GMT
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.
Nugent-Hopkins breaks late tie, Oilers beat Capitals 5-3February 3, 2022 GMT
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.
Blues to host Ovechkin and the CapitalsJanuary 6, 2022 GMT
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.
Kuznetsov scores late goal, Capitals beat Predators 5-3December 30, 2021 GMT
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.
Ovechkin ties NHL record, but Blackhawks beat Caps in OTDecember 16, 2021 GMT
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.
Caleb Jones scores in OT as Blackhawks beat Capitals 5-4December 16, 2021 GMT
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.
Oshie, Kuznetsov score in shootout, Caps beat Sabres 3-2December 12, 2021 GMT
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.
Sidney Crosby records 2 assists, Penguins beat Capitals 4-2December 11, 2021 GMT
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.
Capitals can’t hold on to 4-1 lead, lose 5-4 to PanthersDecember 1, 2021 GMT
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.
Fucale posts shutout in NHL debut, Capitals blank Red WingsNovember 12, 2021 GMT
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.
Vasilevskiy, Cirelli help Lightning end Capitals’ streakNovember 2, 2021 GMT
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.
Capitals rally past Flyers after losing Ovechkin to injuryOctober 9, 2021 GMT
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.
Capitals beat Flyers in overtime, Penguins win East DivisionMay 9, 2021 GMT
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...
Kahun scores shootout goal in Sabres 3-2 win over CapitalsMarch 10, 2020 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres coach Ralph Krueger liked the resolve he saw from a Buffalo team that could have easily quit...
Flyers beat Capitals 5-2, extend winning streak to 7 gamesMarch 5, 2020 GMT
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...
Eller’s goal completes Capitals’ stunning OT win over SharksJanuary 6, 2020 GMT
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...
Third-period penalty kills help Capitals beat LightningDecember 22, 2019 GMT
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...
NHL players forget outside world during long playoff runsMay 15, 2019 GMT
Two minutes after wrapping up a conversation with his wife, Lars Eller couldn't remember anything...
Connolly has 2 goals, assist as Capitals beat Flyers 5-2March 15, 2019 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Connolly had two goals and an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 Thursday night.
Evgeny Kuznetsov added a goal and an assist, and Lars Eller and Tom Wilson also scored as the Capitals remained two points ahead of the second-place New York Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division.
Capitals announce 23-man roster for opening nightOctober 2, 2018 GMT
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.
John Carlson, Lars Eller return to ice at Capitals campSeptember 17, 2018 GMT
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.
Caps on top! Washington wins Stanley Cup, beats Vegas 4-3June 8, 2018 GMT
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.
Lars Eller seizes moment with Nicklas Backstrom injuredMay 12, 2018 GMT
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.
Ovechkin has goal and assist, Capitals beat Lightning 4-2May 12, 2018 GMT
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...
Andre Burakovsky likely to play in Game 1 vs. TampaMay 11, 2018 GMT
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.
Jones’ late goal lifts Preds over Canadiens 2-1October 20, 2013 GMT
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.