Justin Abdelkader and the Detroit Red Wings came out with a sense of urgency in the third period against the Washington Capitals.
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Luca Sbisa shook off a game to forget and had a much better performance against the road-weary Washington Capitals.
Joel Ward scored two goals — including the game-winner — to lead the Capitals to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
Ben Scrivens covered up for his teammates’ late defensive lapses to help the Edmonton Oilers hand the Washington Capitals their first regulation loss of the season.
Brooks Laich, who’s missed 70 games due to injury over the last two seasons, will have to miss three more after suffering a shoulder injury Saturday. “I’m sick and tired of missing hockey games.”
Alex Ovechkin played his weakest game of the season, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.
It took three years, but radio host and comedian Danny Rouhier finally braved up and tried out his John Walton impression to John Walton.
Alex Ovechkin scored in his third straight game, Braden Holtby made 26 saves and the Washington Capitals beat New Jersey 6-2 on Thursday night, handing the Devils their first loss.
The Sharks led 3-0 in the first period, 4-1 in the second, and 5-3 late in the third before Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored 1:16 apart to tie the game with 4:35 remaining in regulation.
If the Washington Captials can combine Alex Ovechkin’s scoring with strong defense every game, coach Barry Trotz will be enjoying a lot of victories this season.