Tag: Alex Ovechkin

January 11, 2017 Jacob Holmes No comments exist

Overview: On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals will host the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins enter the game 26-8-5, which puts them in second place in the Metropolitan Division. Ranking first in goals per game and fourth in power-play scoring percentage, the Penguins, as always, will put up a fight against the…

January 10, 2017 No comments exist

MONTREAL The Washington Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Monday night to win their sixth straight game. Ovechkin Chases History: Washington captain Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and earned two assists on the night to bring his career point total to 999. Ovechkin’s goal was the 544th of his career, tying him with Canadiens legend…

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 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 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….

December 6, 2016 No comments exist

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 in the…

December 2, 2016 No comments exist

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. In the past four…

November 27, 2016 No comments exist

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2 Saturday night. Sluggish Saturday: Washington took the ice in Toronto less than 24 hours after it beat the Buffalo Sabres Friday night. The quick turnaround left the Capitals with a lagging defense. “The schedule might have got us a little bit,” Washington head coach Barry Trotz…