Washington Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom Could Miss 4-5 GamesWashington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is expected to miss a handful of games at the start of the NHL season as he works his way back from hip surgery.
Alex Ovechkin Scores Twice, Capitals Beat Islanders 6-2Alex Ovechkin scored twice to help the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 6-2 on Sunday in the NHL's preseason finale.
Capitals Owner Remains Committed to Building Around OvechkinWashington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said Saturday that "I feel I haven't met my commitment" to Alex Ovechkin "that we would build a team that would be able to win Stanley Cups."
Rangers Hold Off Caps 4-3 to Force Game 7All of 40 seconds into Game 6, Chris Kreider scored for the New York Rangers. Did it again with all of 0.3 seconds left in the first period.
Islanders Beat Capitals 3-1 to Force Game 7Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.
Caps Lose to Islanders in OT, Trail 2-1 in SeriesIslanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift New York to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Caps Rookie Goalie Philipp Grubauer an Able Substitute in 4-3 Playoff WinPhilipp Grubauer’s parents heard the news before he even had the chance to tell them.
Ovechkin Scores League-Leading Goal in Caps LossWashington (45-26-11, 101 points) had a chance to clinch second place in the Metropolitan Division and home ice for its first-round series against the Islanders (100 points), but will await the result of the Islanders game against the Blue Jackets.
Pavelec, Jets Blank Capitals 3-0 for 4th Straight WinIt 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 Makes 32 Saves, Capitals Slow Surging Bruins 2-0Holtby 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.
Ovechkin Scores Twice as Capitals Blank Maple Leafs 4-0Alex Ovechkin's offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive.
Alex Ovechkin's 2 Goals Help Capitals Beat Ducks 5-3Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals drew a rare standing-room-only crowd in their only visit to Anaheim this season.