Would you rather have Nathan MacKinnon as your teammate? Or Teddy Bridgewater?

As Will Smith’s PR team keeps learning the hard way, smacking a peer in front of a few million witnesses sometimes has, ya know, consequences. But before you hop onto the hockey high horse and wag a tender, reproachful, oh-how-could-you finger at Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon for throwing down with Minnesota’s Matt Dumba earlier this … Read more

Jack Hughes having a breakout year in New Jersey

Have you checked out what Jack Hughes is doing lately?Image: Getty Images The buzz over the 2019 draft seems quaint now. Or it did. Back then, especially because it involved the rivals Devils and Rangers trying to race to the bottom to get one of the top two picks, it picked up more buzz than … Read more

NHL On Tap: Ovechkin tries to make more history when Capitals host Stars

Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the six games Sunday. Ovechkin tries to make more history Alex Ovechkin can reach another milestone when the Washington Capitals (35-18-10) host the Dallas Stars (33-24-3) on Sunday … Read more

Ovechkin chase for Gretzky’s NHL goal-scoring record feeling real

That’s Ovechkin’s reality after the Washington Capitals forward moved past Jagr into third in NHL goals by scoring No. 767 in the third period of a 4-3 shootout win against the New York Islanders at Capital One Arena. “It’s pretty cool,” Ovechkin said. “[To] Pass all those names, legends, it’s history.” It can be humbling … Read more

Ovechkin takes another shot at passing Jagr when Capitals host Islanders

ARLINGTON, Va. — Alex Ovechkin‘s 14 shots on goal and 20 shot attempts in the past two games weren’t enough for him to score the one goal he needs to pass Jaromir Jagr for third in NHL history. So the Washington Capitals forward will try again for No. 767 against the New York Islanders at … Read more

Ovechkin bid to pass Jagr on NHL goals list fun for teammates, opponents

VANCOUVER — Alex Ovechkin‘s bid to pass Jaromir Jagr for third on the NHL goals list has become like must-see reality TV for Washington Capitals forward TJ Oshie. Ovechkin is tied with Jagr at 766 goals heading into the Capitals’ game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Friday (10 p.m. ET; SNP, NBCSWA, … Read more

NHL On Tap: Ovechkin one goal from passing Jagr for third in NHL history

Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the two games Wednesday. Ovechkin can pass Jagr, take over third on goals list Alex Ovechkin can pass Jaromir Jagr with his 767th goal and take sole possession … Read more

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin ties Jaromir Jagr for third on NHL’s career goals list with 766

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin tied Jaromir Jagr for No. 3 on the NHL’s all-time goals list at 766 after scoring twice in a 5-4 win at the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Ovechkin, 36, scored his 35th goal of the season at 13:23 of the second period, creating the scoring chance with a punishing … Read more

NHL On Tap: Ovechkin needs two goals to tie Jagr for third in NHL history

Ovechkin has sights set on Jagr Alex Ovechkin will try to climb the NHL all-time goal scoring list when the Washington Capitals visit the Calgary Flames on Tuesday (9 pm ET; SNW, NBCSWA, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). Ovechkin, who has scored goals in consecutive games, is two from Jaromir Jagr (766) for third most in NHL … Read more

Capitals defeat Kraken, spoil Giordano’s 1,000th game

WASHINGTON — Conor Sheary scored two goals, including his 100th in the NHL, for the Washington Capitals in a 5-2 win against the Seattle Kraken at Capital One Arena on Saturday. Alex Ovechkin scored and had two assists, and Vitek Vanecek made 29 saves for the Capitals (30-18-9), who have won two straight after losing … Read more