Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office at the White House on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June...

Holtby sharp as Capitals beat Flyers to end losing streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby made 35 saves to compensate for an inconsistent effort by his teammates, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Sunday afternoon to snap a two-...

Schedule helps Lightning keep focus after Presidents' Trophy

While the bulk of contenders duke it out to secure playoff spots, the Tampa Bay Lightning sit comfortably atop the NHL with nothing left to play for. The Lightning clinched the Presi...

Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions. "We're human beings, an...

Wild edge Capitals 2-1 to move into playoff position

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luke Kunin scored the go-ahead goal with 7:35 left, Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves and the Minnesota Wild moved into playoff position by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Friday nig...

Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny out indefinitely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals have lost top-four defenseman Michal Kempny to an injury. Coach Todd Reirden said Friday that Kempny is out indefinitely...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in '19-20

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL's Global Series. ...

Vasilevskiy makes 54 saves, Lightning beat Capitals in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Washington C...

AP Source: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The pe...

Capitals sign local product Joe Snively of Yale

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have signed college free-agent forward and local product Joe Snively to a two-year entry-level contract that begins next season. General...

Hockey families get creative in solving time, cost concerns

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Megan Lincoln couldn't put her son into hockey right away when he wanted to play. She didn't have the time to take off from work to shuttle him to practice or the...

In city centers, a determined effort to diversify hockey

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Minority players in the National Hockey League remain a relative rarity. But the effort to increase diversity in the sport at the youth level has never been more ...

Penalty kill shines, Capitals beat Jets to extend win streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway out of the penalty box, backup Pheonix Copley made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday nigh...

Capitals extend win streak to 6 with 3-0 win over Devils

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom scored, Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots and the Washington Capitals extended their winning streak to six games with an ugly 3-0 victory over the...

Gaudreau and Peters have Flames cruising toward playoffs

Bill Peters deadpanned that it was the first time he had heard the question. What did you learn about Johnny Gaudreau that you didn't know before you started coaching him? Midway thr...