Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game as New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) watches Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. Ovechkin scored three goals as the Capitals won 6-4. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Ovechkin ties Yzerman for career goals as Caps top Islanders 6-4

January 18, 2020 | WNST Staff

Alexander Ovechkin scored three goals to tie Steve Yzerman for ninth on the career goals list Saturday.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, is hugged by defenseman Radko Gudas (33), from Czech Republic, after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Ovechkin hat trick helps Capitals beat New Jersey 5-2

January 16, 2020 | WNST Staff

When Alex Ovechkin took an errant stick to the face that made him bleed, his teammates knew it wouldn’t be good for the Devils.

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) shoots the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Ovechkin, Samsonov lead Capitals over Carolina 2-0

January 13, 2020 | WNST Staff

The win broke Washington’s two-game skid and the Hurricanes’ three-game winning streak.

Philadelphia Flyers' Kevin Hayes, right, celebrates after scoring a goal as Washington Capitals' John Carlson watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Hayes leads Philadelphia past Caps in 3-2 final

January 08, 2020 | WNST Staff

Kevin Hayes scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period short-handed.

Washington Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas, center, celebrates his goal with center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) and right wing T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ovechkin, Oshie’s two-goal nights give Capitals 6-1 win over Ottawa

January 07, 2020 | WNST Staff

Washington scored six unanswered goals to win its third straight.

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20), of Denmark, celebrates his winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game with defenseman John Carlson (74) as San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) skates away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Eller’s goal completes Capitals’ stunning overtime win over San Jose

January 05, 2020 | WNST Staff

Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after Washington rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation.

Washington Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, looks to pass the puck with Carolina Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson (6) nearby during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Caps edge Carolina 4-3 behind Kuznetsov, Eller

January 03, 2020 | WNST Staff

Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist.

New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53), defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) and goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Washington. The Islanders won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Cizikas, Varlamov lead Islanders to 4-3 win over Capitals

December 31, 2019 | WNST Staff

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 14th and 15th goals for Washington, which lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Jakob Lilja (15) celebrates his goal with center Riley Nash (20) during the second period of an NHL hockey game as Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov lies on the ice next to defenseman Nick Jensen (3) Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Oshie scores in overtime as Caps snap Columbus’ win streak

December 27, 2019 | WNST Staff

Washington got 27 saves by rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov and an overtime power-play goal from T.J. Oshie.

Boston Bruins' Charlie Coyle scores a shorthanded goal on Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Boston scores four in first to chase Holtby, beat Capitals 7-3

December 23, 2019 | WNST Staff

Brad Marchand and Anders Bjork scored 27 seconds apart in a four-goal first period for the Bruins.