Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Carlson’s three-point night helps Capitals beat Rangers 5-2

October 18, 2019 | WNST Staff

John Carlson added three assists to his historic start while T.J. Oshie scored two power-play goals for Washington.

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov (16), of Russia, celebrates with goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31), of Germany, after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Kadri, Rantanen help Colorado stay perfect, beat Caps 6-3

October 14, 2019 | WNST Staff

Washington gave up four goals in the opening period.

Washington Capitals' Garnet Hathaway (21), Nic Dowd (26), John Carlson (74) and Brendan Leipsic (28) celebrate a goal by Carlson as Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, front, skates away in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Caps top Stars 4-1 for first regulation win in Dallas in 24 years

October 13, 2019 | WNST Staff

Washington killed all six of its penalties as Dallas dropped to 1 of 20 on the power play this season.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, passes the puck during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Ekholm’s late goal leads Nashville over Capitals, 6-5

October 10, 2019 | WNST Staff

Washington squandered a 4-2 lead in the final period and has now lost three straight.

Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) skates with the puck next to Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Seguin scores in overtime as Caps fall 4-3 to Dallas

October 08, 2019 | WNST Staff

Washington has lost back-to-back games in overtime.

Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana (13) and New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) chase down the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Steven Ryan)

Samsonov wins NHL debut as Capitals beat Islanders 2-1

October 04, 2019 | WNST Staff

Ilya Samsonov was stellar in his NHL debut and helped Washington stay perfect in two road games to start the season.

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington watches the game-winning goal by Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana, of the Czech Republic, during the overtime of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in St. Louis. The Capitals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Caps knock off defending Stanley Cup champs in overtime to open season

October 02, 2019 | WNST Staff

Jakub Vrana spoiled the St. Louis Blue’s banner-raising party.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the first period of a NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Washington. This was Ovechkn's second goal of the game.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Caps open season against defending Stanley Cup champs

October 01, 2019 | WNST Staff

“I think with the age of our team, every year is a sense of urgency in my mind.”

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Washington. The Washington Capitals have re-signed Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract. The Prague native had three goals and five assists during the Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup run and scored first in the title-clinching Game 5 of the final at Vegas. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Capitals re-sign winger Jakub Vrana in two-year deal

July 16, 2019 | WNST Staff

Washington took care of its biggest remaining offseason priority Tuesday.

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik, center, poses with Dick Patrick, left, team president, and Bill Daly, deputy NHL commissioner, after he was given a silver stick during a ceremony to honor Opik for playing 1,000 NHL hockey games, before the team's matchup against the New York Islanders in Washington. Orpik has decided to retire after 15 seasons and two Stanley Cup championships. The 38-year-old announced his retirement Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Orpik says his body is “telling me it is time to move on to something new” after 1,171 NHL regular-season and playoff games.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Caps’ Orpik retires after 15 NHL seasons, two Stanley Cup titles

June 25, 2019 | WNST Staff

“I’ve been extremely lucky to have the best job in the world for many years, but my body is telling me it is time to move on to something new.”