“Alex [Ovechkin] has suggested that we do it and we feel he has done everything we ever asked him, so we have become advocates," Leonsis said.

The Capitals changed their identity of the third line this year, putting more emphasis on the penalty kill and being more two-way focused.

  • Perspective

Washington asserts its dominance over Boston and displays the resilience and character of a team that has the rest of the league in its rearview mirror.


T.J. Oshie scores twice in the second period and John Carlson delivers more heroics to lift Washington to a 3-2 win.

Pastrnak has a league-leading 25 goals; Ovechkin has tallied 21.

Cole Hogan, an experienced home-brewer and designer, is in the early stages of launching a nanobrewery.

Nicklas Backstrom returned, but Washington’s six-game winning streak ended after a poor first period put it in a hole.

Ovechkin has represented Russia in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

Backstrom will be back after missing eight-straight games because of an upper body injury.

As teams' styles change, players' roles have evolved, but the labels remain the same.

Washington swept the state of California, beating Anaheim, 3-2.

In an ESPN sitdown alongside teammate John Carlson, the Capitals captain discussed the milestone, which he's on pace to set during the 2023-2024 season.

"This year, we’ve formed more of a bond and really enjoy playing with each other," Oshie said.

  • Analysis

Forwards have dominated the MVP award and the last defenseman to win it was Chris Pronger in 2000.

The Capitals won their fifth straight, 3-1, over the Kings.

Garnet Hathaway scored two goals in the team's 5-2 win against San Jose while Nic Dowd tallied two assists.

Nike’s new line of apparel featuring Ovechkin’s personal logo is available to consumers in the U.S., Canada and Russia.

Jakub Vrana and Garnet Hathaway each scored twice as Washington posted its fourth straight win.

Trading Chandler Stephenson to Vegas for a 2021 fifth-round pick was part of a complicated financial calculus.

Washington needed to clear salary cap room after activating Carl Hagelin off long-term injured reserve.

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