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  • Capitals coach laments ‘poor’ play in 3-2 OT win over Devils

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his…

  • Niskanen’s OT goal lifts Capitals past Devils

    By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) _ On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with…

  • Capitals-Jets Sum

    Washington 0 0 0—0 Winnipeg 1 1 1—3 First Period_1, Winnipeg, Stuart 2 (Scheifele, Stafford), 11:46. Second Period_2, Winnipeg, Scheifele 13 (Wheeler, Stafford), 10:48. Third Period_3, Winnipeg, Lowry 9, 18:38 (en-sh). Shots on Goal_Washington 9-8-11_28.…

  • Capitals-Jets Sums

    Washington 0 0 0—0 Winnipeg 1 1 1—3 First Period_1, Winnipeg, Stuart 2 (Scheifele, Stafford), 11:46. Penalties_Stuart, Wpg (interference), 17:43. Second Period_2, Winnipeg, Scheifele 13 (Wheeler, Stafford), 10:48. Penalties_Kuznetsov, Was (holding), 5:51; Glencross, Was (roughing),…

  • Ovechkin scores 2 goals, Capitals edge Wild 3-2

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s home woes continued — thanks in large part to the NHL’s leading goal scorer. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, helping lift the Washington Capitals past the Wild 3-2 on…

  • Kuznetsov caps Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win over Sabres

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov said the NHL shootout is a bit like playing poker. And the Washington Capitals rookie forward had an ace up his sleeve. “A couple,” he said, with a wide…

  • Capitals-Sabres Sum

    Washington 1 1 1 0—4 Buffalo 2 0 1 0—3 Washington won shootout 1-0 First Period_1, Buffalo, Ennis 18 (Ristolainen, Gionta), 5:02 (pp). 2, Washington, Glencross 13 (Ward, Niskanen), 9:23 (pp). 3, Buffalo, Hodgson 5…

  • Capitals-Sabres Sums

    Washington 1 1 1 0—4 Buffalo 2 0 1 0—3 Washington won shootout 1-0 First Period_1, Buffalo, Ennis 18 (Ristolainen, Gionta), 5:02 (pp). 2, Washington, Glencross 13 (Ward, Niskanen), 9:23 (pp). 3, Buffalo, Hodgson 5…

  • Holtby makes 32 saves, Capitals slow surging Bruins 2-0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were scuffling while the Boston Bruins had been streaking. Capitals goalie Braden Holtby helped alter both story lines. Holtby made 32 saves for his eighth shutout of the season,…

  • Bruins-Capitals Sum

    Boston 0 0 0—0 Washington 1 1 0—2 First Period_1, Washington, Carlson 11 (Backstrom, Brouwer), 12:43 (pp). Second Period_2, Washington, Schmidt 1 (Wilson, Backstrom), 13:37. Third Period_None. Shots on Goal_Boston 9-14-9_32. Washington 16-13-9_38. Goalies_Boston, Rask.…

  • Bruins-Capitals Sums

    Boston 0 0 0—0 Washington 1 1 0—2 First Period_1, Washington, Carlson 11 (Backstrom, Brouwer), 12:43 (pp). Penalties_Marchand, Bos (roughing), 12:27; Conner, Was (tripping), 17:19. Second Period_2, Washington, Schmidt 1 (Wilson, Backstrom), 13:37. Penalties_Conner, Was…

  • NHL Capsules

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Puempel and Kyle Turris scored second-period goals, and backup Andrew Hammond made 34 saves as the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Friday night. Ottawa improved to…

  • Three power-play goals help Stars top Capitals 4-2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Dallas Stars made the most of their suddenly potent power play. Vernon Fiddler notched a goal and an assist, and the Stars scored three man-advantage goals to beat the Washington Capitals…

  • Stars-Capitals Sums

    Dallas 2 2 0—4 Washington 1 0 1—2 First Period_1, Dallas, Horcoff 10 (Hemsky, Demers), 3:25 (pp). 2, Washington, Glencross 12 (Kuznetsov, Brouwer), 11:24. 3, Dallas, Sceviour 7 (Fiddler, Nemeth), 16:55. Penalties_Washington bench, served by…

  • Stars-Capitals Sum

    Dallas 2 2 0—4 Washington 1 0 1—2 First Period_1, Dallas, Horcoff 10 (Hemsky, Demers), 3:25 (pp). 2, Washington, Glencross 12 (Kuznetsov, Brouwer), 11:24. 3, Dallas, Sceviour 7 (Fiddler, Nemeth), 16:55. Second Period_4, Dallas, Seguin…