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Ovechkin Nets 50th Goal, Capitals Top Blues

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.

04/08/2014

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby reacts after giving up a shorthanded goal to the Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt in the third period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on April 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Caps Lay Egg at Home in 5-0 Loss to Stars

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.

04/01/2014

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Caps End San Jose Skid With Shootout Win vs. Sharks

Nicklas Backstrom scored the winning goal in the shootout to lead the Washington Capitals to their first win in San Jose in more than 20 years, 3-2 over the Sharks on Saturday night.

03/23/2014

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals celebrates his game-winning power play goal at 2:44 of the third period against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on March 18, 2014 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ovi’s Go-Ahead Goal Pushes Capitals Past Ducks

With the Anaheim Ducks bearing down on him all night, Jaroslav Halak couldn’t relax for even a moment in front of the Washington Capitals’ net until the horn sounded on another victory.

03/19/2014

Dmitry Orlov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capitals Re-Sign Orlov For 2 Years, $4 Million

Defenseman Dmitry Orlov signed a $4 million, two-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals.

03/13/2014

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores past Jaroslav Halak of the Washington Capitals during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 11, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Penn.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Capitals Fall to Penguins for 2nd Time in 2 Nights

Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

03/11/2014

Dmitry Orlov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capitals’ Orlov Suspended 2 Games By NHL

Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has been suspended by the NHL for two games for boarding Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn.

03/04/2014

Alex Ovechkin celebrates a second period goal, his second of the game and his 800th career point, against the Boston Bruins during a game at the TD Garden on March 1, 2014 in Boston, Mass. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Ovechkin’s 2 Goals Lift Caps to Win

Alex Ovechkin looks as if he’s ready to carry the Washington Capitals to one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots.

03/02/2014

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Ovechkin Apologizes For Russia’s Hockey Performance in Sochi

Alex Ovechkin apologized for Russia’s hockey performance at the Olympics, a sentiment put in perspective by the encouraging news that his father was on the way home after heart surgery.

02/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ovechkin to Join Capitals for Practice on Tuesday

Alex Ovechkin will resume practice with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday after a disappointing Olympics and a health scare involving his father.

02/24/2014

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