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Carter Verhaeghe's OT goal propels Panthers to second round of Stanley Cup playoffs - The Athletic

The Florida Panthers advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 1995-96 (when they made the Stanley Cup...

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Capitals' Tom Wilson unavailable for Game 6 against Panthers - The Athletic

The forward hasn't played since Game 1 against the Panthers, where Wilson only played under 90 seconds of the contest before leaving.

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Capitals' Ilya Samsonov to start at goalie Game 3 vs. Panthers, Tom Wilson remains out - The Athletic

Samsonov gets the nod after replacing Vitek Vanecek for the third period of Game 2, which he stopped all 17 shots he faced.

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Capitals' Tom Wilson has lower-body injury, unavailable for Game 2 vs. Panthers - The Athletic

Wilson played three shifts and only 1:21 in Game 1 against the Panthers Tuesday night. He also didn't participate in Wednesday's optional...

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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin available for Game 1 against Panthers - The Athletic

Ovechkin was previously sidelined for three games with an upper-body injury he suffered against the Toronto Maple Leafs on April 24.

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Panthers hopeful Aaron Ekblad returns during Capitals series; hasn't played since March 18 - The Athletic

Ekblad hasn't played since March 18 because of a lower-body injury suffered against the Anaheim Ducks.

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NHL playoff matchups set, featuring Leafs-Lightning and Kings-Oilers - The Athletic

The Panthers (58-18-6) clinched their first Presidents' Trophy for the best record in the regular season and will have home-ice advantage...

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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin will not return vs. Maple Leafs after upper body injury - The Athletic

Ovechkin went into the boards with his left shoulder/arm after he mishandled the puck on a breakaway and got tripped by Toronto's Erik Kallgren.

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Alex Ovechkin scores 50th goal of season vs. Golden Knights - The Athletic

Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season against the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday.

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Canadiens' Michael Pezzetta suspended 2 games for check to the head on Capitals' T.J. Oshie - The Athletic

Canadiens forward Michael Pezzetta is suspended for two games for an illegal check to the head on the Capitals' T.J. Oshie that occurred...

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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin passes Jaromir Jagr to become NHL's No. 3 all-time scorer - The Athletic

Ovechkin surpasses Jaromir Jagr — whom he tied with No. 766 a week ago against the Flames — to take sole possession of third in NHL history.

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Alex Ovechkin takes sole possession of No. 3 rank in NHL goals scored with 767 - The Athletic

Ovechkin surpasses Jaromir Jagr — whom he tied with No. 766 a week ago against the Flames — to take sole possession of third in NHL history.

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Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom records 1,000 career points, becomes second player in franchise history to reach mark - The Athletic

Backstrom reached point No. 999 in the first period with a goal. He then achieved the milestone with an assist to T.J. Oshie in the third.

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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin passes Jaromir Jagr for third in NHL goal scoring - The Athletic

Ovechkin scored his 766th goal in Tuesday's 5-4 win against the Flames, tying Jagr for third in NHL history.

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Washington Capitals condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine, offer support to team's Russian players, families - The Athletic

Added, the Capitals, "We urge and hope for a peaceful resolution as quickly as possible."

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Carolina Hurricanes to host Washington Capitals in 2023 Stadium Series - The Athletic

The game will take place on Feb. 18. This will be the Hurricanes’ first outdoor game and the fourth for the Capitals.

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'Please, no more war': Alex Ovechkin responds to Russia's invasion of Ukraine - The Athletic

"It's a hard situation. I have family back in Russia and it is scary moments," Ovechkin said.

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Islanders' Zdeno Chara ties Chris Chelios' record for most NHL games by a defenseman - The Athletic

Chara played in his 1,651st game when New York took on Seattle at Climate Pledge Arena on Tuesday.

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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin placed in COVID protocol, will not participate at NHL All-Star Game - The Athletic

Ovechkin will be replaced by his teammate Tom Wilson at the All-Star Game.

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Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov suspended 2 games for kneeing Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers - The Athletic

Orlov was not assessed a penalty on the play, which occurred during the third period of the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime win Tuesday. Ehlers did not...

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NHL postpones 9 Canada-based home games due to no fan policy; Islanders-Red Wings matchup postponed - The Athletic

A number of the NHL's Canadian-team-based home games are being postponed due to no fan policies that are currently in place amid rising...

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Capitals vs. Flyers postponed; Lightning vs. Golden Knights still on for now as league about to pause - The Athletic

NHL says they're postponing the contest due to 'COVID-related issues affecting the Washington Capitals'. No make-up date has been...

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom in COVID-19 protocols after making season debut - The Athletic

Backstrom made his season debut Wednesday after missing the Capitals' first 28 games.

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Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom has 1 assist in season debut vs. Blackhawks - The Athletic

Backstrom has been recovering from a left hip injury he sustained last season. He traveled with the Capitals to Chicago on Tuesday and took part in...

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Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov added to NHL's COVID-19 protocol - The Athletic

Kuznetsov, Washington's first-line center, has 30 points in 28 games. He had COVID-19 twice last season.

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Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom has 1 assist in season debut vs. Blackhawks - The Athletic

Backstrom has been recovering from a left hip injury he sustained last season. He traveled with the Capitals to Chicago on Tuesday and took part in...

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Ravens' game-winning TD completes bettor's $1.13 million parlay off of $50 bet - The Athletic

The parlay stretched across NHL, NBA, NFL, college football and college basketball games, as well as the LPGA Tour.

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Capitals' Anthony Mantha out indefinitely after undergoing shoulder surgery - The Athletic

Mantha exited the Captials' 5-4 loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday after the second period and was ruled out with an upper-body injury.

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