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

The Capitals are alone in first place after an impressive 4-2 victory at Carolina

The Capitals lost a two-goal third-period lead but prevailed on Dmitry Orlov's power-play winner in a 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes.

November 28, 2021

Capitals’ Lars Eller ‘close’ to playing after missing six games because of the coronavirus

Coach Peter Laviolette said he’s “hoping” Eller can play Sunday at Carolina.

November 27, 2021

Alex Ovechkin earns a special fist bump for his hat trick as the Capitals beat the Panthers

Washington takes down Florida, 4-3, at home behind Ovechkin’s three goals.

November 26, 2021

Tom Wilson takes on mentorship role with Capitals’ young players

Wilson, who has seven goals and 10 assists through 20 games, has enjoyed building relationships with Washington's younger players.

November 26, 2021

Back on home ice, Capitals leave no doubt in a rout of the Canadiens

The Capitals roared to an early three-goal lead and then cruised past Montreal as Alex Ovechkin led the way with three assists.

November 24, 2021

Capitals’ T.J. Oshie returns to injured reserve; Nicklas Backstrom moves a small step closer

The Capitals expect Lars Eller, who is in coronavirus protocols, to return to Washington sometime in the next few days.

November 24, 2021

Capitals run out of steam in Seattle, fall to the Kraken to close a challenging road trip

Washington gave up four straight goals and then pushed hard in the third period but fell well short during a 5-2 loss to end a stretch of seven games in 11 days.

November 22, 2021

Ilya Samsonov records second straight shutout, Alex Ovechkin scores twice in Capitals win

Washington improved to 2-0-1 on its four-game West Coast trip, which concludes Sunday night at Seattle.

November 21, 2021

From mites to peewees, T.J. Oshie left a mark on Seattle hockey. Seattle hasn’t forgotten.

“At Seattle junior hockey, he’s huge. The kids, they love him," said SJHA President Mike Murphy.

November 20, 2021

Ilya Samsonov, Garnet Hathaway do the heavy lifting as Capitals rebound with shutout of Kings

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov makes 34 saves for his second shutout of the season and Garnet Hathaway produces both goals in a 2-0 win.

November 18, 2021