Capitals cruise past Blackhawks

WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 51st goal to help lead the Washington Capitals to a low-intensity 4-0 rout of the coasting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night in a game between teams whose postseason fates...

Bruins drop Capitals, clinch Atlantic Division title

...recovered from his slow start to reach 30 goals once again.Boston accomplished those feats Saturday against the Washington Capitals, a desperate team whose first and foremost goal ? making the playoffs for a seventh consecutive season ? looked...

Hawks' rally falls short against Wizards

...They also had to deal with the effects of a Saturday afternoon hockey game at the Verizon Center. Because of the Washington Capitals' game with the Boston Bruins, the starting time of the Wizards' game was pushed back an hour. The changeover...

Coyotes split past Penguins, earn crucial points in playoff chase

...shootout, and Los Angeles came back after allowing Alex Ovechkin's two early power-play goals to beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Tuesday night.The shootout score was 2-0, because Kings goalie Jonathan Quick caught Eric Fehr's...

Third line steps up for Capitals in win over Maple Leafs

WASHINGTON - On a day when Alex Ovechkin was held to one shot on goal, the Washington Capitals' third line scored twice in a three-goal first period and the Capitals held on for 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Stars-Blue Jackets game called off after Dallas' Rich Peverley collapses

...on two of its first three shots, Chris Kunitz scored twice, and the Penguins beat Alex Ovechkin's struggling Washington Capitals 3-2.Crosby finished with his 30th goal and two assists to raise his NHL-leading point total to 87, matching...

Stars beat Blues in overtime one night after player collapses

...Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, leading Pittsburgh to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.Jussi Jokinen and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins, who swept the teams' home-and-series...

Alex Ovechkin lifts Capitals over Red Wings with power-play goal in OT

WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal on a power play 2:37 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 Sunday to earn a split of a home-and-home set and tighten up things in the...

Olli Maatta goal late in third period lifts Pittsburgh Penguins past the Washington Capitals 4-3

...Maatta's slap shot beat Michal Neuvirth with less than 2 minutes remaining and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied by the Washington Capitals 4-3 Wednesday.Maatta's fourth goal of the season gave Pittsburgh its only lead as the Penguins won their...

Capitals storm back to stun Flyers in shootout

...seconds left and goalie Philipp Grubauer left the ice for an extra attacker to cap a late three-goal rally and the Washington Capitals went on to beat Philadelphia 5-4 in a shootout Sunday."I'll be honest with you, I missed my shot," Ovechkin...