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  • Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2

    Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals.
  • In Friday's NHL games, 3 home teams try to avoid 2-0 hole

    It's not impossible, of course, for an NHL team to erase a two-game series deficit. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals know that all too well: They allowed the New York Rangers to come back to win a first-round matchup in 2013 after Washington...

    FACEOFF: 4 of Canada's teams kick off 1st night of playoffs

    Patrick Kane is back for Chicago. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are back in the playoffs after a one-year break. And the Montreal Canadiens feel as if they've been in this position before against Ottawa, and it's not a good memory for the...

    Are the Capitals ready to 'raise their flag'?

    Are the Capitals ready to 'raise their flag'?
    The background photograph on Barry Trotz's laptop matches one on a shelf over his desk, next to a folded American flag. The picture was taken in early October, near the end of his first training camp coaching the Washington Capitals, long before they...

    Holtby Blanks Bruins Again, Capitals Win 3-0

    Holtby Blanks Bruins Again, Capitals Win 3-0
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby made 27 saves while shutting out the Boston Bruins for the third time this season, Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals defeated the Bruins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Holtby earned...