Dual-role players? Defensemen as wingers show it can be done

Brendan Smith caught his breath for a few seconds on the bench before New York Rangers coach David Quinn called his name again. Smith had just skated a shift as a defenseman and was ...

Hischer scores twice, Devils rout Capitals 5-1 to end skid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nico Hischier scored twice, Louis Domingue made 33 saves and the last-place New Jersey Devils routed the NHL-leading Washington Capitals 5-1 Saturday night to snap their losing strea...

Blues' Perron, Capitals' Oshie among final All-Star picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — St. Louis Blues winger David Perron and former teammate T.J. Oshie were voted by fans as two of the final representatives for NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis. Aft...

Ovechkin to skip NHL All-Star Weekend for 2nd straight year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has decided to skip NHL All-Star Weekend for the second consecutive year to get rested and ready for the second half of the regular season and playoffs. ...

Oshie scores in OT, Capitals snap Blue Jackets' win streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin found the net for the first time this season, T.J. Oshie scored in overtime and the Capitals beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 Friday night to snap Columbus' ...

Roenick suspended by NBC Sports for inappropriate comments

Former NHL forward Jeremy Roenick was suspended indefinitely by NBC Sports on Monday for his inappropriate comments about coworkers. Roenick made a series of questionable remarks abo...

Third-period penalty kills help Capitals beat Lightning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dmitry Orlov scored the go-ahead goal with 6:03 left, Braden Holtby made 26 saves and the Washington Capitals killed off several late power plays to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 ...

Coyotes acquiring Hall shifts balance of power in West

John Chayka looked at the Arizona Coyotes roster and their spot atop the Pacific Division and wondered. The Coyotes haven't made the playoffs since 2012, and 2018 NHL MVP Taylor Hall...

Blackhawks say Crawford will return as assistant in January

Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford will remain suspended until Jan. 2 and then resume his duties after an investigation into his behavior in previous jobs. Several form...

Coyotes acquire Taylor Hall from Devils for picks, prospects

The Arizona Coyotes have landed Taylor Hall. Arizona on Monday acquired the standout winger from the New Jersey Devils for three prospects and two draft picks. The Coyotes will try t...

Pastrnak the Unpredictable: Bruins winger is dominating NHL

David Pastrnak on the ice these days is like a dazzling young magician who isn't quite sure how his sleight of hand is going to work out. When he has the puck, his Boston Bruins team...

Retired goalie Tim Thomas details brain damage from hockey

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NHL goaltender Tim Thomas said Thursday that his post-concussion syndrome symptoms were so severe that he couldn't make basic decisions and his brain wasn't functioning well e...

Capitals beat Bruins in showdown between NHL's top two teams

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal to extend the Washington Capitals' longstanding domination of the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 victor...

Blue Jackets snap skid, end Capitals' winning streak at six

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off sweeping a four-game road trip, the NHL-leading Washington Capitals fell flat in a 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night that snapped their winning streak a...

Backstrom expected to return for Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a smile on his face and no concerns about missing another game. “I'm good to go,” Backstrom said. "It's like that guy in ‘Mighty Ducks.’ I...