| 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 16, 2014
| 8:19 PM
There are certain teams the Florida Panthers have been able to get away with spotting an early lead.
That is never a good idea against Washington. When the Capitals score first, they usually win (13-1-2).
The Panthers avoided that pitfall, and then...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. For 65 minutes the Panthers much-improved defense, particularly backup goalie Al Montoya, held Capitals stars Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom off the scoresheet.
But in the end the stars shined, each scoring shootout goals to...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- Conventional wisdom says a team playing the second game of a back-to-back sequence should tire as the second game progresses.
So much for conventional wisdom.
The Kings scored three times in the third period Tuesday and then converted...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:09 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- Center Claude Giroux and right winger Jakub Voracek each scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
Right wingers Adam Hall and Steve Downie also scored goals for...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 10:31 PM
The Detroit Red Wings made their intentions clear from the start Sunday at Verizon Center. If the Washington Capitals were on the power play, Detroit would dedicate one player solely to shadowing Alex Ovechkin to take the NHL's leading scorer out of the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Barely three months ago, the Blackhawks captured their second Stanley Cup in four seasons. Well, it's go time again. The first step on the road to a possible repeat: a home game against the loaded Washington Capitals.
Yep, this ain't gonna be easy....
| Jan 13, 2013
| 10:09 PM
The applause echoed through the rafters and the sound of stomping feet rumbled across the aluminum bleachers as members of the Washington Capitals stepped onto the ice Sunday morning. As the players warmed up, the rows of fans who packed the seats and...