Capitals' Kuznetsov suspended three games by NHL

Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended without pay for three regular-season games by the NHL for inappropriate conduct, less than a month after he was banned from playing for Russia for four years because of a positive test for cocaine.

Capitals beat Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round.

Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes

Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.

Capitals survive surge from Hurricanes to win Game 1

Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from Andrei Svechnikov and the Carolina Hurricanes to win Game 1 of their first-round series 4-2 on Thursday night.

Capitals 2019 playoffs schedule

The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals are back in the playoffs – and fans will be able to see them launch their 2019 championship defense on Thursday when they host Carolina.

Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals

President Donald Trump welcomed the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office at the White House on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June.