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

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,

Caps Drown Hurricanes 4-3 in Shootout

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,

Caps Win Fifth Straight, Niskanen Scores Twice

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

Caps Cruise Past Sabres, Vrana Scores First Goal

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.

Caps Blow Three Goal Lead, Win in Overtime

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

Johansson Leads Caps to Overtime Win

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

Caps Fall In Shootout For Third Straight Loss

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

Captials are good but can be Great

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.