Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders skates off the ice as goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after the Capitals won 3-2 in a shootout at Verizon Center on February 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Holtby Shines as Capitals Edge Islanders 3-2 in Shootout

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the lone goal in a shootout, Braden Holtby had 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-2 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

02/21/2015

Alex Ovechkin moves the puck past Tobias Enstrom #39 of the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at Verizon Center on February 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Backstrom Scores Twice, Capitals Defeat Jets 5-1

The Washington Capitals know center Nicklas Backstrom isn’t going to beat his own drum.

02/20/2015

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin, Accused of Diving, Cracks Bald Joke at Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf

Alex Ovechkin, after being accused of ‘diving,’ cracks back at Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf with a bald joke.

02/18/2015

Joel Ward skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on February 17, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Capitals Edge Penguins in Chippy 3-1 Win

Alexander Ovechkin insists he saw the puck, put his hands together and tried to give it a whack, only to see Kris Letang’s right foot get in the way at the last second.

02/18/2015

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Alex Ovechkin’s 2 Goals Help Capitals Beat Ducks 5-3

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals drew a rare standing-room-only crowd in their only visit to Anaheim this season.

02/16/2015

Washington Capitals v Los Angeles Kings

Kings Beat Capitals 3-1 for Fourth Straight Victory

Defense created much of the offense for the Los Angeles Kings in a solid two-way performance against the Washington Capitals.

02/15/2015

Joel Ward Scores Overtime Game-Winner for Capitals

Video Highlights: Capitals Beat Sharks 5-4 in Overtime West Coast Barn Burner

The Capitals overtime win over the Sharks wasn’t your typical West Coast roadie. There were fights, trips, referee interference and flashy goal-scoring.

02/12/2015

Washington Capitals radio announcer John Walton

WATCH: Capitals Organization Makes Video for Injured Young Fan

After word spread that a 6-year-old Caps fan was fighting to regain consciousness after a sledding accident, the hockey community rallied around him.

02/10/2015

Brooks Laich Shredding Happy Birthday on Guitar

Brooks Laich Shreds Out ‘Happy Birthday’ to O.A.R. Guitarist (Watch)

Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals shreds ‘Happy Birthday’ on guitar to O.A.R.’s Richard On.

02/09/2015

Luke Schenn #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers and Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on March 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

With Tough Road Trip Looming, Caps Miss an Opportunity in 3-1 Loss to Philadelphia

The Capitals grinded for 10 weeks for just this moment. Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers presented the chance to move into a tie for first place in the Metropolitan Division.

02/08/2015