Samantha Pell

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the Washington Capitals

Education: Arizona State University, 2017

Samantha Pell covers the Washington Capitals for The Washington Post. Previously, she was covering high school sports for The Post. She is a former sports intern at the Post and graduated from the Cronkite School at Arizona State University in May 2017, where she covered Pac-12 football and basketball for four years.
Latest from Samantha Pell

Capitals’ offense fizzles after fast start in overtime loss to Kraken

Martin Fehervary and Conor Sheary staked Washington to an early two-goal advantage, but the Capitals couldn't sustain their momentum and fell in Seattle, 3-2.

December 2, 2022

Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, still on IR, joins team in Seattle

The blue liner was not expected to be activated before Thursday's game against the Kraken, but he was a full participant in the morning skate.

December 1, 2022

On another record-breaking night for Alex Ovechkin, Capitals roll in Vancouver

The Capitals' captain scores two first-period goals against the Canucks to surpass Wayne Gretzky for the most goals on the road in NHL history with 403.

November 30, 2022

Capitals’ second line is finding chemistry and heating up

The trio of T.J. Oshie, Sonny Milano and Evgeny Kuznetsov created numerous offensive opportunities in games against Philadelphia, Calgary and New Jersey.

November 29, 2022

Slow starts, especially on the road, have kept the Caps chasing the game

In its past four road losses, Washington did not lead at any point.

November 28, 2022

Caps have no answers for old friend Vitek Vanecek or new star Jack Hughes

Washington's former goalie stopped 38 of 39 shots and New Jersey's Jack Hughes tallied a natural hat trick in a 5-1 win over the visitors.

November 26, 2022

Capitals fire on all cylinders, beat back Flames

Washington's veterans spark a 3-0 win with goals from T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov and strong netminding from Darcy Kuemper.

November 25, 2022

Alex Ovechkin’s overtime winner snaps the Capitals’ four-game skid

After Sonny Milano tied it late in regulation, the captain notched his 790th career goal 64 seconds into overtime to send Philadelphia home unhappy.

November 23, 2022

In Washington, Capitals’ Conor Sheary has found a team that values him

Sheary desperately needed to find an organization that valued his versatility and trusted him on both ends of the ice. He found that in Washington.

November 23, 2022

Capitals no match for the champs, fall to Avs for fourth straight loss

The 4-0 loss at Capital One Arena left Washington sitting seventh in the eight-team Metropolitan Division.

November 19, 2022