Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Barry Trotz finally had a chance to meet face to face for the first time since the former Nashville Predators coach was named Capitals coach on May 26.
The Washington Capitals have promoted Ross Mahoney to assistant general manager.
George McPhee says he could sense the Washington Capitals were going to get rid of him as general manager, but he thinks the team is set up to reach the Stanley Cup finals “sometime in the next three years.”
The Washington Capitals have not made any changes immediately after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
The Tampa Bay Lightning wrapped up home-ice advantage for their first-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens by edging the Washington Capitals 1-0 in a shootout Sunday in the regular-season finale.
Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 51st goal to help lead the Washington Capitals to a low-intensity 4-0 rout of the coasting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night in a game between teams whose postseason fates had already been decided.
Troy Brouwer scored two goals and the Washington Capitals routed the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Thursday night.
Allan Walsh, the agent to Capitals goalie Jaroslav Halák, issuing a statement in response to coach Adam Oates telling reporters
Alex Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times, and the Washington Capitals kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the slumping St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Tyler Seguin scored his 33rd goal, Dustin Jeffrey got his first two of the season, and the Dallas Stars routed the Washington Capitals 5-0 Tuesday night in a game between a pair of ninth-place teams trying to leapfrog into a playoff spot.