Andrew Shaw knocked in a rebound at 1:47 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night in the teams’ preseason finale.
In their new division, the Caps almost surely won’t be able to remain below .500 until three quarters of the way through the season and still make the playoffs.
Eric Fehr had two goals and Mikhail Grabovski had three assists and the Washington Capitals earned a 4-1 preseason victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday.
Center Chris Kelly scored 3:39 into overtime and defenseman Zdeno Chara scored two goals to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in a preseason game Monday night.
The Washington Capitals will host the 2015 NHL Winter Classic, but an exact venue for the annual outdoor hockey contest is unclear.
For five seasons beginning in the fall of 2007, Brooks Laich was there virtually every night for the Capitals, missing just four games. But a right groin that wouldn’t heal limited Washington’s most versatile player to just nine games, none in the gut-wrenching seven-game playoff loss to the New York Rangers.
Alex Ovechkin’s balancing act between the Washington Capitals and the Olympics in Russia could get a whirlwind test in a few weeks.
USA Hockey invited 48 of its top prospects — including 16 players from its 2010 team — for off-ice workouts and meetings at the Washington Capitals’ training facility.
The Washington Capitals will begin their 2013-14 season against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The first home game of the season for the Caps is set for Thursday, Oct. 3, against the Calgary Flames.
Alex Ovechkin is an NHL first-team All-Star for the sixth time, but his first as a right wing.