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.
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.
Missing the playoffs for the first time in a while jarred the Washington Capitals into fundamental changes.
Some of NHL’s biggest names – and fans – came out to Nationals Park Tuesday for the unveiling of the Washington Capitals uniform for the upcoming NHL Winter Classic.
The 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Capitals and Blackhawks was officially announced to be held at Nationals Park on Wednesday.
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.