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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

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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.


Barry Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Veteran coach Barry Trotz is leaving the Washington Capitals less than two weeks after leading them to the Stanley Cup.


Fans turn out in droves to celebrate Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals

Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution Avenue and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup championship.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Dave Nichols: After 44 years, finally a champion

It takes a long time for an expansion team to challenge for a championship, let alone win one. For fans of hockey in the nation’s capital, it only took 44 …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Stanley Cup party rolls on for first-time champion Capitals

The Washington Capitals took the Stanley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Vegas Strip. They took it to a popular bar not far …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Trying to keep coach Barry Trotz is first priority for champion Capitals

Trying to keep coach Barry Trotz is the first priority for the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals. Trotz is a free agent along with top defenseman John Carlson, playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly, …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3, win their first Stanley Cup

Alex Ovechkin scored midway through the game and Lars Eller had a go-ahead goal with 6:37 left in the third period, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Geoff Baker: Capitals’ T.J. Oshie in rare company for hockey players from Washington

Wayne Hicks took a rather unorthodox route to becoming the only Washington-born hockey player to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. He could soon have company, as forward …


Devante Smith-Pelly, Michal Kempny are perfect pieces of Caps’ Cup puzzle

Free agent signing Devante Smith-Pelly and trade-deadline acquisition Michal Kempny aren’t big names but turned out to be perfect pieces of the Capitals’ Stanley Cup puzzle. Adding impact players like …


‘Flower’ wilts: Golden Knights must play better for Marc-Andre Fleury

Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights have crashed back down to earth in the Stanley Cup Final after a charmed run through the playoffs. They must be dramatically better …


Caps’ Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov inspire Russian players, fans

Capitals stars Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov are inspiring young Russian players like top prospect Andrei Svechnikov and fans back home. Svechnikov got to meet Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Washington defenseman …


Missed chances push Vegas to brink of elimination in Final

James Neal had the puck on his stick and was staring at an open net. In a can’t-miss situation, that’s exactly what he did. Neal hit the post with his …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Capitals on verge of Cup after blowing out Golden Knights

With Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are one win away from capturing the first title in their 43rd season after routing the Vegas …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Capitals’ suffocating pressure is frustrating Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final

Suddenly, the Washington Capitals are a suffocating defensive team that clogs the middle of the ice and makes even the fastest of opponents look slow.