John Carlson makes long-awaited return as Caps throttle Blackhawks

John Carlson, out since Dec. 23 after being hit in the head with a slap shot, returns with a goal in a 6-1 win over listless Chicago.

By Roman StubbsMarch 23, 2023

Capitals’ latest celebration of Alex Ovechkin was their most elaborate yet

Alex Ovechkin was greeted by fans when he arrived at Capital One Arena and showered with gifts during a pregame ceremony.

By Scott AllenMarch 22, 2023

After honoring Alex Ovechkin, Caps blow three-goal lead, lose in overtime

Columbus scored in the final minute of regulation, then in overtime to hand Washington a wild 7-6 loss.

By Roman StubbsMarch 22, 2023

With injuries piling up, ailing Capitals limp toward the finish line

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Darcy Kuemper and Nick Jensen were all listed as day-to-day with upper-body injuries, the team said Monday.

By Roman StubbsMarch 20, 2023

Irate after blind-side hit fells Evgeny Kuznetsov, Caps falter vs. Wild

Kuznetsov exited after a high hit from Minnesota's Matt Dumba in the third period, and the Capitals couldn't battle all the way back in a 5-3 loss.

By Roman StubbsMarch 19, 2023

John Carlson feels ‘rejuvenated’ as he nears return from terrifying injury

The Capitals defenseman could be back in the coming days after suffering a fractured skull and a lacerated temporal artery from a slap shot in December.

By Roman StubbsMarch 18, 2023

Capitals can’t overcome another slow start, fall at home to Blues

For the third straight game, the Capitals dug themselves an early hole. And this time, they couldn't dig themselves out of it in a 5-2 loss.

By Roman StubbsMarch 17, 2023

Capitals come off the deck, rally past Sabres in shootout

Down 4-2 to start the third period, Alex Ovechkin sparks a rally that includes a late equalizer from Tom Wilson before the Capitals pull out a key win in the shootout.

By Roman StubbsMarch 15, 2023

Alex Ovechkin-less Capitals wilt in the Madison Square Garden spotlight

Washington fell behind early before making a game of it but still lost, 5-3, to the rival Rangers in New York.

By Roman StubbsMarch 14, 2023

Trevor van Riemsdyk celebrated his Caps deal with his dad — and a toast

Van Riemsdyk's three-year contract is the longest he’s signed in his nine-year career, and a reward for his resilience over the past three seasons.

By Roman StubbsMarch 13, 2023

After three-year pause, Capitals’ mentors are back to restart a tradition

Washington players welcomed fathers and other loved ones back out on the road after the pandemic forced the annual trip to be put on hold.

By Roman StubbsMarch 12, 2023

With their mentors in the building, the Capitals outclass the Islanders

Rasmus Sandin had three assists, and Anthony Mantha ended a 19-game goal drought in the Capitals' 5-1 road rout.

By Roman StubbsMarch 11, 2023

Conor Sheary balances newborn duties with the rigors of the NHL season

“There won’t be much sleep probably for the first couple months,” Sheary said.

By Roman StubbsMarch 10, 2023

Capitals amp up the urgency against Devils before faltering in shootout

Washington struggles to keep up at Capital One Area but still salvages a point in the 3-2 shootout defeat.

By Roman StubbsMarch 9, 2023

John Carlson, on the mend after ‘terrifying’ injury, skates with Caps

Carlson's return to the lineup is still “off in the distance,” according to Capitals Coach Peter Laviolette.

By Roman StubbsMarch 8, 2023

Capitals wrap up road trip with playoff-dimming loss to Kings

Washington's flickering postseason hopes take another hit with a loss at the end of a nine-game, four-day swing.

By Roman StubbsMarch 7, 2023

Nicklas Backstrom brings fellow Swede Rasmus Sandin under his wing

The Capitals' new defenseman has a picture with Backstrom from when Sandin was a youth. Now the veteran is giving him tips — in his native tongue.

By Roman StubbsMarch 6, 2023

Newcomers power the Capitals to an 8-3 shellacking of San Jose

Craig Smith scored twice, and new defensemen Rasmus Sandin, Vincent Iorio and Gabriel Carlsson contributed assists in the rout.

By Roman StubbsMarch 4, 2023

After reshaping their roster, Caps are quiet at the NHL trade deadline

Washington made just one internal transaction Friday, re-signing forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel to a one-year, $1.2 million deal.

By Roman StubbsMarch 3, 2023

Ahead of the NHL trade deadline, new Caps adjust to a new reality

For Craig Smith and Rasmus Sandin, being traded for the first time in the NHL has been an emotionally draining process filled with logistical challenges.

By Roman StubbsMarch 2, 2023