• 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 temperatures and overcast skies may not sound perfect to most, that’s exactly what National Hockey League organizers are hoping for…

  • Ward scores 2, lifts Caps to 3-1 win over Flames

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dropped to the fourth line by Barry Trotz, Joel Ward responded just as the Washington Capitals coach knew he would. Ward scored two goals — including the game-winner — to lead the Capitals to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. “I’ve known Joel a long time,” Trotz…

  • Calendar shoot pairs Capitals players with puppies

    Washington hockey players teamed up with their own pets and rescue dogs to shoot the 2015 Caps Canine Calendar, and it\’s all for charity.

  • Alex Ovechkin surprises 10-year-old fan with date (Photos)

    Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin made good on a date invitation from one of his biggest fans — a 10-year-old girl.

  • With Caps coach pick, what’s old is new again

    On Tuesday the Washington Capitals embarked on a bold, new era. The team introduced Brian MacLellan as senior vice president and general manager, and Barry Trotz as their 17th head coach.

  • Who will lead the Capitals?

    The search begins for a new duo to lead the Capitals, and a blogger for Yahoo! Sports has some ideas.

  • West Coast losses for Wizards, Caps

    The Wizards lose to the Trail Blazers, 116-103, and the Caps fall in a shootout in Los Angeles.

  • California split: Caps win; Wizards lose

    The Capitals win, 3-2, in Anaheim, while the Wizards blow a late lead and lose in overtime in Sacramento.

  • Wizards win; Caps lose

    The Washington Wizards beat the Utah Jazz, 104-91, at home Wednesday night, while the Capitals lost to the Flyers in Philadelphia, 6-4.

  • Caps acquire Penner ahead of NHL Trade Deadline

    The Washington Capitals added a potentially significant piece to their lineup Tuesday with the acquisition of veteran forward Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks. Penner is a natural left winger who could play alongside Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin on the Capitals\’ No.1 line.

  • The Capitals would like you to have a rockin’ holiday season (Video)

    The Washington Capitals would like to wish you a very merry holiday season.

  • Capitals and Wizards players hand out gifts to D.C. families

    Christmas came early this year for four families in the District as Capitals and Wizards players handed out toys and gifts Wednesday.

  • Caps’ Grabovski prepares to face his former teams

    As Mikhail Grabovski prepares for a personal Reunion Weekend, with games against the Canadiens on Friday and the Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Washington Capitals\’ third-line center admits that he will have plenty of motivation in facing two of his former employers in back-to-back contests.

  • Ovie takes exception with the Caps playoff loss

    Capitals\’ team captain Alex Ovechkin is complaining about the officiating in the Caps Monday evening loss to the Rangers, which ended the team\’s playoff run.

  • Playoff déjà vu as Capitals blow it

    The Game 7 loss to the Rangers in the playoffs has fans rolling their eyes. Over the past 30 years the Capitals have blown 2-0 and 3-1 series leads nine times, lost in overtime, double-overtime, triple-overtime and quadruple-overtime.