The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been cleared to return after spending two days in...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Kevin McCarthy joined Peter Laviolette's Washington Capitals coaching staff Wednesday, and the team re-signed one of the defensemen he'll be working with.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Todd Reirden is back with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The team hired Reirden as an assistant coach under Mike Sullivan on Wednesday, just over a week after Reirden was fired...
Back-to-back early playoff exits were enough to make the Washington Capitals realize they made a mistake.
In the two years since promoting top assistant Todd Reirden instead of giving...
When Todd Reirden and Jon Cooper spent four months looking over video of the teams they coached this season, they saw almost polar opposites.
Reirden's Washington Capitals started hot before...
ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice as part of a three-point night and the Washington Capitals ended a season-high four-game road slide by holding off the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Sunday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — By now, it almost seems like no big deal when Alex Ovechkin reaches another milestone.
Ovechkin scored two first-period goals Monday night and moved into 11th place on the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ilya Samsonov isn't playing like a rookie. He isn't playing like a backup, either.
Samsonov made 18 of his 38 saves in the first period, and the Washington Capitals...
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston's Bruce Cassidy, Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues, Washington's Todd Reirden and Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights will be the head coaches at NHL All-Star...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Capitals used a quick start during the final period for another win away from home.
Lars Eller and Garnet Hathaway scored 45 seconds apart early in the...
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) — The Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning at their own game on Friday.
Dmitry Orlov scored 3:03 into overtime, and the Capitals used their special teams to rally...
WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time Capitals coach Todd Reirden called a timeout to tell his team to wake up, it was too late.
Alex Ovechkin’s thunderous hit on Jonathan Drouin had already...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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) — 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.
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.
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.
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) — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.