The Washington Capitals won their sixth straight game Friday night, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout. The Shootout: With 10 seconds remaining in overtime, Washington goalie Philipp Grubauer made several blocker pad saves to send the game into a shootout. During their last contest in Raleigh, North Carolina 34 days ago,
The Washington Capitals won their fifth straight game with a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders Tuesday night. Niskanen Nailing: Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen scored twice in the third period to lift Washington over New York. Niskanen’s two goals were his first of the season. “[Niskanen] is known more for a shutdown
The Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 Friday night for their third straight win. Vrana Leads the Power Play: The Capitals scored on two out of their three chances with a man advantage Friday. These goals improved Washington’s power-play scoring percentage to 16th in the NHL. This is up from Dec.
The Washington Capitals blew a three-goal lead over the Boston Bruins Wednesday night but eventually defeated them 4-3 in overtime. The Overtime Winner: Washington forward Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winning goal 1:36 into overtime. “Every time when you let teams back from a 3-0 lead, it’s not good enough,” Backstrom said, according to The
The Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Monday night, ending their three-game losing streak. Offense Begins to Awaken: Washington fell behind within six minutes of play. Buffalo forward Zemgus Girgensons scored the game’s first goal on a one-on-one break. He beat Capitals goalie Braden Holtby with a backhand shot. The 1-0 deficit put Washington
The Tampa Bay Lightning earned a 2-1 win over the Capitals Saturday night but needed a four-round shootout to defeat Washington. The Shootout: Once the five-minute overtime period ended, still tied at one, the game entered a tiebreaker. Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov struck first in the shootout, deking Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. Tampa Bay rookie Brayden Point
Ahead of their game in Washington on Nov. 16, the Pittsburgh Penguins posted a picture on Twitter of their Stanley Cup banner alongside the Capitals’ division champions banner. The troll sparked a flame in the Capitals, as they stomped Pittsburgh 7-1 that night. However, the whole situation perfectly suits Washington’s season.
The Washington Capitals couldn’t convert their scoring chances into goals, leading them to a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders Friday. Missed Opportunities: Despite what the score suggests Washington put pressure on New York. Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak saved all 38 of the Capitals’ shots on goal. “Obviously, there's still things that need
Neither team has won its conference’s championship … yet. That will change Saturday when the #19 Navy Midshipmen host the Temple Owls to decide the winner of the American Athletic Conference title. What to Know About Navy: Both teams feature a potent offense, relying primarily on rushing. However, the Midshipmen’s rushing attack is