It was only 11 days ago that Ondrej Pavelec was playing the role of backup goalie, allowing an embarrassing last-minute goal to cost his team a game.
Holtby made 32 saves for his eighth shutout of the season, Nicklas Backstrom became Washington’s career assists leader, and the Capitals cooled off the surging Bruins with a 2-0 victory Sunday night.
Alex Ovechkin’s offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive.
Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals drew a rare standing-room-only crowd in their only visit to Anaheim this season.
Defense created much of the offense for the Los Angeles Kings in a solid two-way performance against the Washington Capitals.
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.
The Philadelphia Flyers are on a bit of a roll in their uphill fight for a playoff berth.
The NHL regular season is just about two-thirds complete and the Capitals find themselves in a tight race for first place in the Metropolitan Division.
Troy Brouwer scored two goals, Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 Tuesday night for their second win in eight games.
Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliot stopped 33 shots, and the streaking St. Louis Blues held on to defeat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.