Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin injured Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a punch to the face during a fight in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Monday night.
When the Capitals host the Lightning on Monday, they will be skating in their 100th game of the season. The Capitals are confident it won’t be their last.
Hear the highlights from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final courtesy the Washington Capitals Radio Network
Hear the highlights of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Capitals and Lightning, as heard on the Capitals Radio Network with John Walton on the call.
Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom could return to the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay. Backstrom has missed four games with a hand injury.
Hear the highlights of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning with John Walton and Ken Sabourin on the call.
Catch all the highlights of Game 1 between the Capitals and Lightning in the Eastern Conference with John Walton on the Capitals Radio Network.
Hear how Evgeny Kuznetsov’s overtime game-winner sounded on the Capitals Radio Network (spoiler alert: John Walton was excited).
With the Capitals leading the Penguins 3-games-to-2 in their second-round series, and Washington once again a win away from advancing to the conference final, head coach Barry Trotz has a message for the fan base: “Just get behind us.”
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom traveled with the team to Pittsburgh and could be in the lineup for Game 6 on Monday. Backstrom left Game 5 midway through the third period with an upper-body injury.
Already facing a one-game deficit in their second-round series, the challenge for the Washington Capitals could be made even more difficult as they look to mount a comeback against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The NHL has released the full schedule for the Capitals’ second-round series against the Penguins. The times of select games later in the series are still to be determined, but the dates of those games are now known.
With a productive stretch late in the second period, Alex Ovechkin helped restore the Capitals lead, and momentum, en route to a series-clinching Game 6 victory in Columbus.
Nicklas Backstrom may be the best playmaker in franchise history, but the 11-year veteran has also shown a knack for scoring big goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Backstrom’s four OT winners in the postseason are a team record.
Jay Beagle may not produce big offensive numbers, but his value to the Capitals was apparent when he missed Game 1 Thursday against Columbus. Beagle is hopeful of a return for Game 2.
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