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Best of NHL: Capitals' top line dominates in win over Blackhawks
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Tom Wilson had two goals and two assists and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and three assists in the Washington Capitals' 6-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Nicklas Backstrom ended a 21-game stretch without a goal and added two assists, and Washington's top-line trio each scored a goal in the first period […]

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Sharks' Dillon suspended 1 game for slashing Capitals' Bowey
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San Jose Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon has been suspended one game for his slash on Washington Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey in Monday's game, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday. (Video courtesy: NHL.com) As mentioned in the video, even though Dillon isn’t a repeat offender, he was assessed a suspension because the slash was […]

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Watch: Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov Fist-Bumps Himself After Brett Connolly's Goal
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You’ve got to give it to Evgeny Kuznetsov: he knows how to make the best of an awkward situation. Following a second-period goal by Washington Capitals teammate Bretty Connolly—one that had a lengthy review after it was initially waved off and then

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Best of NHL: Alex Ovechkin stars in Capitals' rare win over Sharks
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Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 20th goal and assisted on another, helping the Washington Capitals snap their recent run of futility against the San Jose Sharks with a 4-1 victory Monday night. The Capitals beat the Sharks for the fourth time in 18 meetings since Ovechkin entered the league in 2005-06. Halting the Sharks' recent […]

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Capitals' Holtby becomes 2nd fastest goalie in NHL history to reach 200 wins
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Washington Capitals netminder Braden Holtby became the second fastest goaltender in NHL history to record 200 wins with a 4-1 defeat over the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Holtby achieved the milestone in just 319 games played, trailing only Montreal Canadiens legend Ken Dryden, who reached the mark in just 309 […]

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Capitals' Backstrom mired in longest scoring drought of career
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Nicklas Backstrom is the center of attention in Washington these days, but for reasons wholly unfamiliar. The Capitals center finds himself in the midst of a seven-game point drought, the longest such streak up to this point in his career. Since Backstrom entered the NHL in 2007, only five players have recorded more than his […]

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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin
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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says he isn't trying to make a political statement by voicing his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday saying that he's starting "a social movement called Putin Team. On Thursday night, Ovechkin painted it as […]

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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin sets NHL record with vintage overtime goal
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After opening the 2017-18 NHL season by scoring seven goals in two games, Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is at it again.  Washington was tied with the Red Wings 3-3 Friday night in Detroit at the end of regulation. Early in the overtime period, Ovechkin drew a tripping penalty to force a power play. Then

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Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom named one of NHL's 3 stars for standout week
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The Caps' center put up crazy good numbers in last week's four games. 

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Alex Ovechkin is on a Goal-Scoring Binge to Start the Capitals' Season
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Alex Ovechkin finished the 2016-17 campaign with 33 goals, his lowest full-season total since 2010-11. Coming into the new season, the Washington Capitals, having lost a lot of secondary scoring during the offseason, looked to the 32-year-old forward for more. According to coach Barry Trotz, the bar for Ovechkin is most always set at 50, […]

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Watch: Capitals' Djoos tees up 1st NHL goal in debut
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Kid’s got that juice #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/DfWmTaUlir — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 12, 2017 The Djoos is loose. Christian Djoos blasted home his first career NHL goal for the Washington Capitals on a one-timer late in the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Djoos is the third defenseman in Capitals history to score […]

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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin named one of NHL's weekly stars after 7 goals in 2 games
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Capitals fans shouldn't be too surprised by this one: Alex Ovechkin was named one of the NHL's Three Stars for last week after two spectacular season-opening games that combine for seven goals. Ovechkin was named the First Star of the week, while Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds were the […]

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