High-profile court proceedings, statewide elections in Virginia that could cement Democrats’ power in the commonwealth and a major Metro construction project that could snarl your commute. They’re just some of the biggest stories WTOP is tracking heading into 2019.
A leadership crisis at the University of Maryland and within D.C.’s Catholic Archdiocese. Record rain and another 1,000-year-flood that devastated a community. A 10-year-old’s senseless slaying, and a D.C. sports team’s triumph on the ice. Take a look back at some of the local news stories that dominated the headlines in 2018.
Tom Wilson scored again before being ejected, Nicklas Backstrom had a hat trick and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 to extend the defending Stanley Cup champions’ winning streak to seven games.
The 2019 Capitals Canine Calendar dropped this week, launching the Caps’ most recent fundraiser to benefit our four-legged friends. If you’re still looking for the perfect holiday gift for the sporty dog-lover in your life, you need not look fur-ther.
When the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup this spring, there was almost as much drama about whether Metro would stay open as there was on the ice. But data obtained by WTOP show relatively few people ended up using the extra Metro service, except on the night the Capitals actually won the title.
The defending Stanley Cup champions also got goals from John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie.
The well-traveled Stanley Cup made its way to Capitol Hill, where fans decked out in team apparel lined the halls of the Rayburn Building to get their turn with the championship prize won by the Washington Capitals this summer.
Alex Ovechkin and the other players, who craned their necks to see the video montages of last season on the overhead scoreboard — and couldn’t help but smile.
Alex Ovechkin and the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals opened their title defense with a 7-0 thrashing of the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
The Washington Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup Championship rings were unveiled and presented to the team Monday during a private ceremony in D.C. See what they look like.
Even though the Pittsburgh Penguins went back-to-back in 2016 and 2017, the odds are against Washington repeating despite bringing back an almost identical roster from last year’s run.
After winning the Stanley Cup, this summer’s been a nonstop party for the Washington Capitals. But with practice beginning Friday, it’s officially time to get back to work. See photos.
The Capitals seemed to celebrate as hard as any champion in NHL history. When they get on the ice for the first practices of training camp Friday, they will be just one of 31 teams chasing a title all over again.
Changdler Stephenson looked up into the stands and saw Brayden Camrud, a friend from back home who played for the Humboldt Broncos junior team. Camrud and Kaleb Dahlgren, another friend of Stephenson’s, survived the April bus crash on the prairie of Saskatchewan that killed 16 people, including 11 of their teammates.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin took the NHL trophy to a fan zone in Moscow where World Cup games are screened.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.