April 16, 2011
Caps blank Rangers Michal Neuvirth stopped 22 shots for his first playoff shutout and the host Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers, 2-0, Friday. Lightning beat Penguins Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist and Simon Gagne had three assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the host Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-1. Kings' Stoll is suspended The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll one day after he hit Sharks defenseman Ian White from behind in the opening game of the best-of-seven series.
March 19, 2012
Rookie Andrew Shaw recorded his first two-goal game, and the host Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-2, on Sunday night for their third straight win. Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also scored for Chicago, which is 7-1-1 in its last nine despite playing without captain and leading goals scorer Jonathan Toews. Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington, which lost its second straight following a four-game winning streak. Corey Crawford made 16 saves and in his second straight start.
June 6, 2012
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals for a seventh-round draft pick. Vokoun spent just one season with the Capitals and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He was signed last summer as one of several veterans pegged help the team win its first Stanley Cup. But Vokoun hurt his groin late in the season and sat out the playoffs. With the emergence of Braden Holtby in the postseason, the Capitals are set at goalie with Holtby and Michal Neuvirth.
January 26, 2013
Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4 minutes, 39 seconds into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils won their third straight game to start the lockout-shortened season by 3-2 over the winless Washington Capitals on Friday night in Newark, N.J. Kovalchuk took a pass from defenseman Marek Zidlicky in the left circle and beat Michal Neuvirth. Stephen Gionta and Patrik Elias scored for New Jersey, which is off to its first 3-0 start since the 2002-03 season, the last time the Devils won the Stanley Cup. The Capitals (0-3-1)
January 19, 2012 |
MICHAL NEUVIRTH made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and Alex Ovechkin scored his 19th goal on a power play midway through the second period to lift the visiting Capitals to a 3-0 victory over the Canadiens last night. Mathieu Perreault and Marcus Johansson scored first-period goals for Washington, which bounced back from a 3-0 home loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday to win for the third time in four games. Price stopped 13 shots for Montreal, 4-10-1 in its past 15 games - the last 14 under interim coach Randy Cunneyworth.
January 28, 2010 |
It's been 21 years since the Washington Capitals have won this many games in a row. It's also been a while since the NHL has had a team that can score goals quite like this. The score-at-will Capitals made it look easy once again last night, scoring three times in 2 1/2 minutes early in the third period in a 5-1 victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks. "The guys like what they're doing - and they like winning," Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We talked about it in the dressing room in between periods - we're going to go after them.
May 4, 2011 |
In an instant, the top-seeded Washington Capitals went from climbing back into the Eastern Conference semifinals to the brink of elimination against the surging Tampa Bay Lightning. Steven Stamkos and Ryan Malone scored 24 seconds apart in the third period and the fifth-seeded Lightning beat the visiting Capitals, 4-3, to take a commanding, 3-0 series lead last night. Tampa Bay, which won the first two games of the best-of-seven matchup on the road, can advance to the conference finals with a victory at home tonight in Game 4. "This team is a good team.
February 14, 2012
Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists against a goalie playing in the NHL for the first time in nearly a year, leading the San Jose Sharks past the host Capitals, 5-3, Monday night. Patrick Marleau, Ryane Clowe, and Brent Burns also scored on Braden Holtby, who was brought up from Hershey of the American Hockey League earlier Monday to make a surprise start for Washington - something he hadn't done since last March. Washington's No. 1 goalie, Tomas Vokoun, was ill, and No. 2 Michal Neuvirth played Sunday in a loss at the New York Rangers.
December 21, 2011
Marian Gaborik snapped a third-period tie with the first of his two goals and then sealed the win with an empty-netter as the visiting New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils , 4-1, on Tuesday night. Gaborik, who reached 600 NHL points with his first goal, also helped set up Artem Anisimov's second-period tally that tied the game 1-1. New York (20-9-4) won its second straight and broke the Devils' four-game winning streak in the first of six meetings between the Atlantic Division rivals.
April 7, 2011 |
Less than 90 seconds into the game, the Washington Capitals scored with an extra man on the ice. With less than a minute to go in the first period, they did it again. If the last few games are any indication, a potentially powerful power play is awakening from its seasonlong slumber just in time for the playoffs. Mike Knuble and Jason Chimera did the damage last night and the Capitals moved to the brink of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers.