Caps Shut Out Blackhawks for Eighth Straight Win

The Washington Capitals shut out the Chicago Blackhawks 6-0 Friday night to earn their eighth straight win. Holtby Shines Again: Washington goalie Braden Holtby saved all 24 shots dealt to him to earn his league-leading sixth shutout of the season. “This team seems to play better against good teams for some reason,” Holtby

Caps Outrun Maple Leafs in Overtime Marathon, Ovechkin Scores Game-Winner

The Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in overtime Tuesday night behind captain Alex Ovechkin’s game-winning goal. Offense, Offense and More Offense: Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal 22 seconds into overtime on a one-timer. The overtime goal was the 19th of his regular season career, tying him with Jaromir Jagr

Defensemen Lead Caps to 2-1 Win Over Senators

The Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Sunday for their second straight win. Unlikely Heroes: Defensemen scored both of Washington’s goals. “Our [defense doesn’t] get a lot of credit sometimes,” Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said, according to The Washington Post. “Tonight, two guys that don’t score a lot of goals were

Caps Trounce Devils 6-2 in Messy Game

The Washington Capitals won their fifth straight game in New Jersey, defeating the Devils 6-2 Saturday in a game that featured 18 penalties. Capitals Dominate: The Devils and Capitals faced each other for the second time in 42 hours Saturday. In their last meeting Thursday night, Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid saved 43

Caps Fall to Devils in Shootout, Kinkaid Shines

The Washington Capitals lost to the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in a shootout Friday night. The Shootout: Washington used forward T.J. Oshie in its first shootout chance. Oshie attempted to curl the puck around New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid, but Kinkaid blocked his shot. On the Devils first opportunity in the tiebreaker, forward

Wake Forest Survives Temple Comeback to Win Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons survived a late rally by the #24 Temple Owls but hung on to beat them 34-26 to win the Military Bowl. Wake Forest Stalls: The Demon Deacons entered halftime with a 31-10 lead. At one point in the first half, Wake Forest led by 24 points.

Old Friends Turned into Coaching Opponents in Military Bowl

The Military Bowl has both united and divided old friends. The Friendship: “[He] is one of my very best friends in the world,” Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson said of Temple interim head coach Ed Foley. “We were in each other’s weddings. We were there when our first children were born.” The

Wake Forest Lobbied Military Bowl Officials to Be in Game

Wake Forest University lobbied Military Bowl officials to choose the school to play in the game, a member of the selection board said Friday. Wake Forest's Mascot Pays a Visit: “They really stood out to us though because during the bowl [selection] week … they lobbied to come here,” Michael McCartin, a

Caps Fall To Flyers in Shootout

With Vice President Joe Biden in attendance, the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Wednesday night in a shootout. Flyers Prevail in Shootout: For the second time in five days, Washington forward T.J. Oshie led off the Capitals’ half of a shootout with a goal. Oshie has scored in each of his

Canadiens End Caps’ Six-Game Winning Streak

The Montreal Canadiens ended the Washington Capitals’ six-game winning streak Saturday night, defeating them 2-1. Price Recovers After Poor Showing: After allowing four goals on 18 shots Friday, Montreal pulled goalie Carey Price from the game. "We pulled [Price] to send a message to the players," Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said Friday,