| Apr 17, 2015
| 7:41 PM
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.
Reunited on Washington's top line, Backstrom delivered a goal and two...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 7:47 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2015
During his time coaching the Nashville Predators, whenever Barry Trotz prepared to face the Washington Capitals, he always marveled at their size but never saw it translate onto the ice. Sure, the Capitals could carve through defenses and pour in goals,...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 6:39 PM
DETROIT (AP) — With the Stanley Cup playoffs about a week away, Braden Holtby is rounding into form for the Washington Capitals.
Holtby stopped 35 shots, and Mike Green added a goal and an assist, as the Capitals beat Detroit 2-1 on Sunday,...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 7:20 PM
DETROIT As they head into the final week of the regular season, the Detroit Red Wings teeter on the unthinkable.
They dropped a 2-1 game Sunday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena to the Washington Capitals, and with it dropped to the second and last wild-...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 8:12 PM
Alex Ovechkin is 29, and his hair is flecked with gray nowadays. His coaches and linemates keep changing, as have the ways opponents try to stop him.
After 10 years in the NHL, one thing that stays the same about the guy known as Alex the Great: He can...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Goalie Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers moved atop the Metropolitan Division by beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night, while overcoming Alex Ovechkin's league-leading 45th goal.
Martin St. Louis, Carl Hagelin and...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 11:45 PM
Joel Ward was standing in his favorite spot on the ice, which meant good fortune for the Washington Capitals.
Ward scored with 2:18 remaining in overtime to lift the visiting Capitals past the San Jose Sharks, 5-4, on Wednesday night.
"As soon as...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 5:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Philadelphia Flyers are on a bit of a roll in their uphill fight for a playoff berth.
Their latest win, though, was tempered by an injury to their goalie.
Wayne Simmonds scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, and...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:12 AM
No matter what happened in his 500th NHL game, Troy Brouwer was going to mark the occasion by having dinner with his wife and teammates.
As it turned out, the real celebration took place long before they got to the restaurant.
Brouwer scored two...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Coach Barry Trotz on Nicklas Backstrom: "When we needed something to happen, he made it happen."
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus
Here came the hats, fluttering onto the ice — confetti...