Roberto Luongo spoke eloquently on the ice and then played brilliantly in net. On a night when the Florida Panthers honored the victims of last week's shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their veteran goalie delivered a stirring speech to the crowd during a somber pregame tribute. Once the puck was dropped Thursday, […]
The Washington Capitals doubled in size for two of its road games in February during the annual Mentors' Trip. The mentors, mostly fathers, traveled with the team during its games against Minnesota and Chicago.
WASHINGTON (AP) Brayden Point scored two first-period goals, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots to earn his NHL-leading 35th victory and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night in a matchup between division leaders.
John Carlson had a goal and an assist, and Alex Ovechkin scored once as the Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in a Monday matinee in Buffalo. Carlson assisted on Ovechkin's goal that gave Washington a 1-0 lead, and then the defenseman scored his 11th goal this season as the Capitals rebounded from a […]
This wasn't the first time Devante Smith-Pelly has had racial taunts directed at him during a hockey game. Smith-Pelly, a black player in a sport dominated by white athletes, heard a similar taunt years before while playing in a tournament in British Columbia. It's not really a secret,'' Smith-Pelly said after the Capitals practiced in […]
Capitals coach Barry Trotz said teams can't have enough defensive depth in discussing Washington acquiring Michal Kempny in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday. In exchange for Kempny, the Blackhawks received a conditional 2018 third-round pick from the Capitals, who made the deal shortly before their game at Buffalo and a week before […]
The Chicago Blackhawks traded defenseman Michal Kempny to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick, Chicago announced Monday. The Blackhawks will receive the higher of the Capitals' two third-round picks. They had their own, plus one that was originally property of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Capitals obtained that pick in the […]
After one of their worst — and most surprising — losses of the season, the Washington Capitals will have a good chance at ending their road trip on a high note Monday when they take on the struggling Buffalo Sabres. The Capitals (33-18-8) were stunned Saturday in a 7-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, who […]
The Capitals said a group of Blackhawk fans directed racial taunts Saturday toward forward Devante Smith-Pelly in the penalty box in the third period as he served a fighting major. A Capitals spokesman said the group of four yelled ''basketball, basketball, basketball'' toward Smith-Pelly, who is black. Smith-Pelly was not available for comment, but coach […]
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The National Hockey League reacted with condemnation on Sunday after Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly was racially abused during his team's road game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Smith-Pelly, who is African-American, was subjected to racist taunts by four male fans on Saturday at Chicago's United Center while he served a penalty for fighting. "Last night […]
Jonathan Toews finished with one goal and two assists as the Chicago Blackhawks snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Washington Capitals in Chicago on Saturday night. The Blackhawks went 0-7-1 during their skid. Patrick Kane added a goal and an assist, the 500th of his NHL career.