Alex Ovechkin

Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks scores the game-winning goal against Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer during the Sharks 2-1 shootout win at Verizon Center on Jan. 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Caps Go Scoreless in Shootout, Fall to Sharks

Patrick Marleau scored the only goal of the shootout, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

01/14/2014

Alex Ovechkin carries the Olympic torch flame in September on its way to the Russian resort of Sochi, which will host the Feb. 7-23, 2014 Winter Olympics. (Photo credit: DIMITRI MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Face of Hockey, Ovechkin Faces Pressure in Sochi

There’s been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.

01/14/2014

Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild passes the puck in front of Alex Ovechkin. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Caps Surrender 5 Goals on 11 Shots in Loss to Wild

Ryan Suter had a career-best performance, and the Minnesota Wild made NHL history — all part of one impressive comeback Saturday night.

01/05/2014

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals Blow Late 2-Goal Lead, Fall to Devils in OT

The season isn’t quite half over, and already New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer might be running out ways to praise about Jaromir Jagr.

12/22/2013

Teammates congratulates an exhausted Alexander Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals after Ovechkin scored his 400th career goal on an empty net in the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes during their game at PNC Arena on Dec. 20, in Raleigh, North Carolina. (credit: Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Power Play Lifts Capitals Past Carolina, 4-2

Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals scored three power-play goals in the second period of a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

12/20/2013

Braydon Coburn of the Philadelphia Flyers collides with Alex Ovechkin after Ovechkin had been high-sticked by Kimmo Timonen (not pictured) during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Wells Fargo Center on Dec. 17, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pa. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Scores But Flyers Drop Caps 5-2

Jakub Voracek scored two goals and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Tuesday night.

12/17/2013

Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring a goal. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

An Open Letter To Alex Ovechkin

Dear Alex Ovechkin, I’m writing to say I was wrong about you. Very wrong.

12/17/2013

The knee injury heard 'round the football world. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Top 12 Sports Stories of ’13

Vote on the top sports stories of 2013 as we select the Top 10. Choose from RGIII’s knee, “World Series or Bust,” Caps playoff woes, Georgetown’s stunner, John Wall’s contract and more.

12/16/2013

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers

Caps Beat the Flyers in a Shootout, 5-4

Alex Ovechkin scored with 58 seconds left and goalie Phillip Grubauer off for an extra attacker to cap a late three-goal rally and the Washington Capitals went on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in a shootout Sunday.

12/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin and teammates celebrate a goal by Karl Alzner in the first period against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Verizon Center on Dec. 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Capitals Start Fast and Beat Predators

Alex Ovechkin’s goal was no surprise. But when defensemen Nate Schmidt and Karl Alzner scored, it was an unexpected bonus for Washington.

12/08/2013

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