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  • Ovechkin’s 2 goals lift Capitals past Blue Jackets, 5-3

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A great start, a clutch penalty kill at the end, and Alex Ovechkin in between spelled success for the Washington Capitals. Ovechkin added to his NHL-leading total with two goals Tuesday…

  • Capitals-Blue Jackets Sum

    Washington 2 1 2—5 Columbus 0 2 1—3 First Period_1, Washington, Ovechkin 42 (Orpik, Backstrom), 3:37. 2, Washington, Fehr 18 (Gleason, Chimera), 16:20. Second Period_3, Columbus, Savard 10 (Hartnell, Tyutin), 1:51. 4, Washington, Wilson 4…

  • Capitals-Blue Jackets Sums

    Washington 2 1 2—5 Columbus 0 2 1—3 First Period_1, Washington, Ovechkin 42 (Orpik, Backstrom), 3:37. 2, Washington, Fehr 18 (Gleason, Chimera), 16:20. Penalties_Clarkson, Clm (tripping), 4:10; Latta, Was, major (fighting), 18:45; Falk, Clm, major…

  • Caps make addition ahead of trade deadline

    WASHINGTON — Capitals forward Curtis Glencross admits that he had some anxious moments as he took the ice Monday morning for his first practice with his new team. “It was weird,” said Glencross after a…

  • Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals blank Maple Leafs 4-0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin’s offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive. His celebration after his first goal, however, was not. Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the…

  • Maple Leafs-Capitals Sum

    Toronto 0 0 0—0 Washington 1 1 2—4 First Period_1, Washington, Ovechkin 40 (Backstrom, Alzner), :33. Second Period_2, Washington, Ovechkin 41 (Orpik, Carlson), 5:30. Third Period_3, Washington, Johansson 15 (Brouwer, Ovechkin), 9:14 (pp). 4, Washington,…

  • Maple Leafs-Capitals Sums

    Toronto 0 0 0—0 Washington 1 1 2—4 First Period_1, Washington, Ovechkin 40 (Backstrom, Alzner), :33. Penalties_Polak, Tor (boarding), 19:27; Brouwer, Was (roughing), 19:27. Second Period_2, Washington, Ovechkin 41 (Orpik, Carlson), 5:30. Penalties_Kuznetsov, Was (hooking),…

  • Seller’s market for NHL teams as trade deadline nears

    General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they’re valuable currency. In the days leading to Monday’s NHL trade deadline, draft picks have been moving at a swift pace. It’s a seller’s market…

  • NHL Capsules

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead.…

  • Capitals-Hurricanes Sum

    Washington 0 0 0—0 Carolina 1 1 1—3 First Period_1, Carolina, Bellemore 1 (Rask, Nestrasil), 17:21. Second Period_2, Carolina, Skinner 16 (Lindholm, Nash), 10:15. Third Period_3, Carolina, Gerbe 7 (Nestrasil, Faulk), 19:49 (en). Shots on…

  • Capitals-Hurricanes Sums

    Washington 0 0 0—0 Carolina 1 1 1—3 First Period_1, Carolina, Bellemore 1 (Rask, Nestrasil), 17:21. Penalties_Orpik, Was (tripping), 8:41; Wilson, Was (boarding), 12:27; Malone, Car (tripping), 18:20. Second Period_2, Carolina, Skinner 16 (Lindholm, Nash),…

  • Capitals-Hurricanes Sums

    Washington 0 0 0—0 Carolina 1 1 1—3 First Period_1, Carolina, Bellemore 1 (Rask, Nestrasil), 17:21. Penalties_Orpik, Was (tripping), 8:41; Wilson, Was (boarding), 12:27; Malone, Car (tripping), 18:20. Second Period_2, Carolina, Skinner 16 (Lindholm, Nash),…

  • Capitals-Hurricanes Sum

    Washington 0 0 0—0 Carolina 1 1 1—3 First Period_1, Carolina, Bellemore 1 (Rask, Nestrasil), 17:21. Second Period_2, Carolina, Skinner 16 (Lindholm, Nash), 10:15. Third Period_3, Carolina, Gerbe 7 (Nestrasil), 19:49 (en). Shots on Goal_Washington…

  • Caps-Pens fight spills into bench area (Video)

    WASHINGTON — Well, they called Wednesday night Rivalry Night in the NHL, and at Verizon Center, at least, they weren’t kidding. The Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins don’t like each other very much, and the…

  • Malkin’s 3 assists lead Penguins past Capitals 4-3

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After losing their first three matchups with the Washington Capitals this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins regained some balance against their division rival. Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season, Evgeni…