Washington Capitals

Teddy Purcell #16 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in a shootout against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on January 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Edmonton Oilers won, 5-4, in a shootout. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Purcell Helps Oilers Rally Past Capitals 5-4 in Shootout

Teddy Purcell scored the decisive goal in a shootout after Edmonton rallied from a two-goal deficit late in regulation, and the Oilers ended Washington’s seven-game home winning streak with a 5-4 victory Tuesday night.

01/20/2015

Alex Ovechkin's breakaway goal 21 seconds into the third period helped Washington rally from a three-goal deficit.

Dallas Stars Edge Washington Capitals 5-4

Jamie Benn’s first goal in six games turned out to be the winner for the Dallas Stars.

01/18/2015

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 16:  Mike Ribiero #63 of the Nashville Predators watches goalie Braden Holtby #70 make a save during the third period at Bridgestone Arena on January 16, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Fans Give Trotz Standing Ovation in Preds, Caps Game

James Neal made sure Barry Trotz’s homecoming was not a happy one.

01/17/2015

Nicklas Backstrom #19 and Brooks Orpik #44 celebrate with goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 at Verizon Center on January 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Shut out Flyers 1-0 in Holtby’s 20th Straight Start

Braden Holtby’s iron-man run produced another shutout as he made 21 saves in his 20th consecutive start and lifted the Washington Capitals to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

01/14/2015

Head Coach Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals looks on next to Alex Ovechkin #8. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Trotz: Holtby is a ‘Blue-Collar Battler,’ Ovechkin Realizes He’s Mortal

After an impressive 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz says the team is buying into how they have to play.

01/13/2015

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Ovechkin’s Goal Gives Capitals 2-1 Win Over Avalanche

Alex Ovechkin has made a career out of scoring crucial goals for the Washington Capitals, and he did once more Monday night.

01/13/2015

Washington Nationals fans cheer against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Bold Sports Predictions for 2015

I was recently asked to make a bold sports prediction for 2015. My initial response was understandably deemed a bit too racy to be included in CBS’s national piece but I am here to share it with you, unabridged.

01/13/2015

Braden Holtby (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals Keep Up Strong Play With 3-1 Win Over Red Wings

Shortly after earning a selection for his second NHL All-Star game, Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard left the ice on a stretcher.

01/11/2015

R.J. Umberger #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers scores against Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals at 4:22 of the third period at the Wells Fargo Center on January 8, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Capitals 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Voracek Sends Flyers to 3-2 Overtime Victory Over Capitals

Jakub Voracek scored 1:28 into overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

01/08/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 01: Members of the Washington Capitals celebrate with Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals following his game winning goal during the third period of the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Top 5 Capitals Game Winning Goals (So Far) This Season

Nothing electrifies a stadium full of fans like a game winning goal — and there’s been no shortage of that with the Washington Capitals this season.

01/08/2015

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