Alex Ovechkin scores 50th goal in Capitals' win over Hurricanes

...mark for the sixth time and tying a team record with the 472nd of his career, and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Tuesday night.With his team pushing to make the playoffs, the three-time...

Red Wings in anxious spot after loss to Capitals

DETROIT - Mike Green had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat Detroit 2-1 on Sunday, putting the Red Wings in an anxious spot as they try to extend their streak of postseason appearances...

Capitals top Canadiens on Troy Brouwer's shootout goal

MONTREAL - Troy Brouwer scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout, leading the Washington Capitals past the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Thursday night.Alex Ovechkin and Joel Ward each scored a pair of goals for the Capitals...

Predators top Capitals, clinch playoff berth

...Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.Mattias Ekholm, Mike Fisher and Forsberg, a first-round pick by Washington in 2012, scored during...

Capitals' center comes up clutch in shootout victory

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Center Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in regulation and the lone goal in the shootout to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win over the last-place Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.Matt Niskanen had two assists for the Capitals...

Red Wings top Rangers in overtime

...Forward Tim Jackman will be out for four to six weeks with a lower-body injury. BLUE JACKETS: Right wing David Clarkson will miss four to six weeks with a torn oblique muscle suffered Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals.

New York Rangers take over division lead

WASHINGTON - 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...

Capitals improve 3-0 against Penguins this season

...NHL-leading 37th goal and assisted on Joel Ward's winner with just over four minutes remaining to lift the Washington Capitals to a testy 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.Ovechkin beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a breakaway...

Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.Hardly anyone's smiling in the West, where the standings are far more...

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin lead Penguins past Capitals

...his 20th goal of the season, Evgeni Malkin added three assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Wednesday night, averting a sweep of the season series.Patric Hornqvist, Brandon Sutter and Chris...