NHL Buzz: Larsson makes Capitals debut against Wild

Washington Capitals Johan Larsson made his Capitals debut against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. The forward, who was acquired in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes on March 21, hadn’t played since Jan. 25 because of sports hernia surgery. He has scored 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 29 games this season. During the … Read more

NHL, The Assist partner to give sensory kits to fans with autism

But thanks to The Assist and their partnership with the NHL, that has begun to change for the better. Paige Dowd, wife of Washington Capitals forward Nick Dowd, and Kodette LaBarbera, wife of former NHL goalie and current Calgary Flames goaltending coach Jason LaBarbera, were introduced because of their passion of autism. Dowd got her … Read more

Hurricanes defeat Capitals, extend Metropolitan Division lead

WASHINGTON — Martin Necas had two goals and an assist for the Carolina Hurricanes in a 6-1 win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Monday. Necas has scored five points in the past two games; he had a goal and an assist in a 7-2 victory at the St. Louis Blues on … Read more

Carolina Hurricanes center Jesperi Kotkaniemi injured, ‘definitely going to be out’ after penalized hit

WASHINGTON — Carolina Hurricanes center Jesperi Kotkaniemi was injured on a penalized hit with 1.8 seconds left, and put no weight on his left leg as he left the ice Monday night during a 6-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. With the game long decided, Kotkaniemi was hit by Capitals forward Lars Eller, and his … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Following a wild, 10-game slate on Saturday, the NHL schedule-makers provide another eight matchups for us on Sunday. Leading the way are a pair of intradivisional clash: the Colorado Avalanche visit the Minnesota … Read more

NHL Buzz: Murray out weeks for Avalanche with fracture

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. Throughout the 2021-22 season, NHL.com will have you covered with the latest news. Colorado Avalanche Ryan Murray is out indefinitely for the Avalanche with a fracture in his arm. The defenseman was injured Monday blocking a shot in the first period of a 3-2 overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers. … 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 scores 38th goal, Capitals cruise past Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS — Alex Ovechkin scoring his 38th goal of the season when the Washington Capitals defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 at Nationwide Arena on Thursday. Ovechkin scored No. 768 in the NHL one game after passing Jaromir Jagr (766) for third on the goals list against the New York Islanders on Tuesday. Ovechkin trails … Read more

Super 16: Avalanche No. 1 for eighth straight week, Oilers return

The first change is at No. 6, with the New York Rangers moving up one spot. The Pittsburgh Penguins are also up one to No. 7, with the Toronto Maple Leafs dropping two spots to No. 8. The Washington Capitals (No. 11) and Nashville Predators (No. 12) are also up two spots. The Edmonton Oilers … Read more

Screen Shots: Golden Knights, Bobrovsky’s Success Capitals Goaltending,

It’s time for another Screen Shots column, in which we’ll examine a few hockey topics and analyze them in mini-columns. Today’s piece is all about goaltending. Let’s get right to it. — It is a measure of the Vegas Golden Knights’ impressive initial seasons of operating that their current extended losing skid feels utterly foreign … Read more