The Washington Capitals have traded forwards Martin Erat and John Mitchell to the Phoenix Coyotes as the NHL trade deadline looms.
Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has been suspended by the NHL for two games for boarding Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn.
Vincent Lecavalier scored at 2:45 of overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Alex Ovechkin looks as if he’s ready to carry the Washington Capitals to one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots.
Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists and Troy Brouwer had two power-play goals Thursday night, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers.
The Caps are just three points out of a playoff spot, but it wouldn’t take much to fall to 13th place.
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.
Alex Ovechkin will resume practice with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday after a disappointing Olympics and a health scare involving his father.
Washington Capitals center and Swedish Olympian Nicklas Backstrom failed a doping test in Sochi and didn’t play in the gold medal game against Canada Sunday, the Associated Press reports.
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is remaining in Russia after his father underwent heart surgery.