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.
Hockey players are known for their toughness, but a Washington Capitals fan showed that hockey fans have a high tolerance for pain, too.
Mikhail Grabovski tied the score with 5:32 left in the third period and had the go-ahead goal in a shootout to help the Washington Capitals snap their four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday.
Taking their poor home-court play on the road, the Knicks allowed Washington’s John Wall to score 31 points and dropped into a last-place tie in the Atlantic Division by getting beaten 98-89 at the Wizards on Saturday night
Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer ended up making 49 saves and Joffrey Lupul scored the winner in the shootout to lift Toronto to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
Alex Ovechkin put in a rebound 1:34 into overtime Tuesday night, giving the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
After scoring twice in his return from a shoulder injury, Alex Ovechkin supplied the assist on Tom Wilson’s first NHL goal. After the game, he stunned the 19-year-old rookie mid-interview with a red pillow smothered with blue shaving cream right in the face.
After a tough road trip, the Calgary Flames were happy to be back home. Calgary scored on the first shift, and Michael Cammalleri scored two goals and the Flames cruised to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 10th goal and added an assist for the Washington Capitals, who beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night for their third straight win.
With the Redskins off to a 1-4 start, the Capitals 2-4, and the Wizards 0-2 in the preseason, the professional representatives in the D.C. sports landscape are following a negative trend that haunts the area’s teams this time every year, and is showing no sign of letting up.