Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, July 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 86° Clear

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: Washington Capitals


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 1:49 p.m.

Capitals re-sign winger Jakub Vrana in 2-year deal

The Washington Capitals have taken care of their biggest remaining offseason priority by re-signing winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract. He had been a restricted free agent …


Brooks Orpik retires after 15 NHL seasons, 2 Stanley Cup titles

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has decided to retire after 15 NHL seasons and two Stanley Cup championships. The 38-year-old says his body is telling him “it is time to …


NHL clears Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov over video showing powder

The NHL said Friday it has closed its review of Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov and a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room …


Early exit a year after Cup win teaches Caps another lesson

A first-round exit a year after winning the Stanley Cup has taught the Capitals another lesson for the future about playoff hockey. Alex Ovechkin and his Washington teammates still have …


Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Jordan Staal tied it in the third, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 to …


NHL playoffs: Dallas bounces Nashville with OT win in Game 6

John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Monday night in Dallas to wrap up their first-round Western …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

Andrei Svechnikov in concussion protocol after fight with Alex Ovechkin

Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol after Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin punched him, sending his head crashing onto the ice. Coach Rod Brind’Amour says he …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Hurricanes blank Caps 5-0 in first home playoff game since ’09

Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Fan’s prodding results in rare look at NHL

Couch Slouch: As the National Hockey League playoffs commence — they are held annually at this time except in those years in which the entire season is canceled — I …



NHL roundup: Capitals beat Hurricanes 3-2 to clinch playoff spot

Nic Dowd scored on a deflection with 4:56 remaining and the Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.


NHL roundup: Caps regain 1st in the Metro; Canes outlast Pens in shootout

Brett Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Washington Capitals moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

NHL roundup: Alex Ovechkin’s shootout ‘goal’ sends Capitals past Rangers 3-2

Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a …


NHL roundup: Capitals beat struggling Avalanche 4-3 in overtime

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime, backup Pheonix Copley made 34 saves and the Washington Capitals beat Colorado 4-3 on Thursday night to hand struggling Avalanche their fifth consecutive loss.


Devante Smith-Pelly starts in return to Chicago after loast season’s racist taunts

Devante Smith-Pelly got the start Sunday in his first game in Chicago since the black forward heard chants of “basketball, basketball, basketball” while he was sitting in the penalty box …



NHL Capsules: Alex Ovechkin’s 21st hat trick helps Caps to 6-2 rout of Wings

Alex Ovechkin scored his 21st hat trick and first this season to lift the Washington Capitals over the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

NHL Capsules: Pontus Aberg scores twice in 3rd, Ducks beat Caps 6-5

Pontus Aberg scored twice in the third period, giving Anaheim the lead with 5:05 remaining, and the Ducks stopped Washington’s seven-game winning streak a 6-5 victory Sunday. The Ducks trailed …


NHL capsules: Tom Wilson scores twice as Caps beat Islanders, ex-coach Trotz 4-1

Tom Wilson scored twice, Braden Holtby stopped 32 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders and former coach Barry Trotz 4-1 Monday night for their season-high sixth …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

Caps’ Tom Wilson has suspension cut to 14 games by arbitrator

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by an arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his …


NHL capsules: Blue Jackets power past Capitals, 2-1

WASHINGTON – The Columbus Blue Jackets’ NHL-worst power play scored twice and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Oliver Bjorkstrand …


NHL roundup: Max Domi’s late goal lifts Canadiens over Capitals

NHL roundup:


NHL capsules: Jonathan Huberdeau helps Panthers beat Capitals for 1st win

Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal, two assists and the shootout winner as the Florida Panthers recovered after giving up a three-goal lead in the second period and beat the Washington …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

Capitals winger Tom Wilson banned 20 games for preseason hit

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended 20 games by the NHL for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during a preseason game. Wilson’s punishment was …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

NHL season preview: Teams load up to challenge champion Washington Capitals

With a full voice and the shortest summer of his career behind him, T.J. Oshie hasn’t changed his tune that the Capitals can repeat.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Who knew NHL would be a hit in the Mojave Desert?

Couch Slouch: The NHL is back this week, baby! To be sure, it is a poorly calculated gamble to begin a column with the words, “The NHL is back this …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

Predators GM David Poile tops U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile headlines the class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. It also includes former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist Natalie …


Capitals bring back Brooks Orpik in $1 million, 1-year deal

The Capitals are bringing back Brooks Orpik, a leader on Washington’s Stanley Cup-winning team. The 37-year-old defenseman signed a $1 million, one-year contract with $500,000 in performance bonuses. The move …


Washington Capitals promote Todd Reirden to head coach to replace Stanley Cup-winning Barry Trotz

Top assistant Todd Reirden will take over the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals, promoted from the bench on Friday in a move that allows Washington to maintain a sense of continuity.


Capitals re-sign playoff star Devante Smith-Pelly to 1-year deal

Instead of cashing in on another productive postseason performance, Devante Smith-Pelly took less money and a one-year deal to stay with the Washington Capitals.