Category: NHL

January 2, 2017 No comments exist

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 the difference.”…

December 31, 2016 No comments exist

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 in a 2-1…

December 30, 2016 No comments exist

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 Michael Cammalleri…

December 22, 2016 No comments exist

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 three shootout…

December 18, 2016 No comments exist

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, according to…

December 17, 2016 No comments exist

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 Capitals…

December 14, 2016 No comments exist

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 role,” Capitals…

December 10, 2016 No comments exist

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. 1 when the…

December 8, 2016 No comments exist

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 Washington Post….