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  • NHL Capsules

    NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Stepan scored a pair of special-teams goals and completed a hat trick into an empty net, Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves in his 600th NHL contest, and the New York…

  • NHL prepares for 2015 Winter Classic

    WASHINGTON — The lines and logos are on the ice. In just a few days, the 2015 Winter Classic will be played Jan. 1 at Nationals Park in Southeast. The transformation began Dec. 15 when…

  • Rangers’ Nash awarded hat trick day after game vs. Caps

    NEW YORK (AP) — It took 141 regular-season games and one extra day for Rick Nash to get his first hat trick with the New York Rangers. A little help from the NHL official scorer…

  • Rangers beat Capitals 4-2 for 7th straight win

    NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers take a seven-game winning streak into the Christmas break. They will need the rest after withstanding a frenetic third period to beat the Washington…

  • Capitals-Rangers Sums

    Washington 0 0 2—2 N.Y. Rangers 1 1 2—4 First Period_1, N.Y. Rangers, Nash 21 (Zuccarello, Brassard), 3:32. Penalties_Orpik, Was (cross-checking), 17:47. Second Period_2, N.Y. Rangers, St. Louis 11 (Boyle, Brassard), 1:03 (pp). Penalties_Ovechkin, Was…

  • Capitals-Rangers Sum

    Washington 0 0 2—2 N.Y. Rangers 1 1 2—4 First Period_1, N.Y. Rangers, Nash 21 (Zuccarello, Brassard), 3:32. Second Period_2, N.Y. Rangers, St. Louis 11 (Boyle, Brassard), 1:03 (pp). Third Period_3, N.Y. Rangers, Nash 22…

  • Holtby, Capitals stay hot, edge Senators 2-1

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz wasn’t really happy with his team’s overall performance despite a win over the Ottawa Senators. He had no complaints about goalie Braden Holtby. Holtby tied a season…

  • Holtby, Capitals stay hot, edge Senators 2-1

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Washington Capitals extended their point streak to nine games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators…

  • NHL Capsules

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby ended his drought with a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.…

  • NHL Capsules

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby ended his drought with a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.…

  • Nationals Park getting a Winter Classic makeover

    WASHINGTON — Capitals fans are counting down the days — not to Christmas, but to New Year’s Day, when the Caps face off against the Chicago Blackhawks atop the diamond in Nationals Park. While 30-degree…

  • NHL Capsules

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Blake Comeau scored 2:24 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, registering his sixth shutout of the…

  • Fehr’s OT goal lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals made sure this one wouldn’t get to a shootout. Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night,…

  • Capitals-Blue Jackets Sum

    Washington 2 0 2 1–5 Columbus 0 2 2 0–4 First Period_1, Washington, Ward 10 (Fehr, Alzner), 9:51. 2, Washington, Chimera 3 (Latta, Orpik), 19:22. Second Period_3, Columbus, Johnson 3 (Foligno, Wisniewski), 8:48 (pp). 4,…

  • Capitals-Blue Jackets Sums

    Washington 2 0 2 1–5 Columbus 0 2 2 0–4 First Period_1, Washington, Ward 10 (Fehr, Alzner), 9:51. 2, Washington, Chimera 3 (Latta, Orpik), 19:22. Penalties_Wilson, Was (roughing), :58; Calvert, Clm (roughing), :58; Savard, Clm…