Wilson out for Capitals in Game 2 against Panthers

Wilson out for Capitals in Game 2 against Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — Tom Wilson will not play for the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena on Thursday (7:30 pm ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The forward sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of a 4-2 victory in Game … Read more

3 Keys: Capitals at Panthers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

3 Keys: Capitals at Panthers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

(WC2) Capitals at (1A) Panthers 7:30 p.m. ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA Washington leads best-of-7 series 1-0 The Florida Panthers are determined to rebound against the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at FLA Live Arena on Thursday after losing 4-2 in Game 1 on Tuesday. The Panthers reviewed … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

Ovechkin to play for Capitals in Game 1 against Panthers

Ovechkin to play for Capitals in Game 1 against Panthers

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin will play for the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). Ovechkin smiled and said “we’ll see” when asked if he will play Tuesday, but the forward will return … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers vs. Capitals first-round preview

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers vs.  Capitals first-round preview

(1A) Florida Panthers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals Panthers: 58-18-6, 122 points Capitals: 44-26-12, 100 points Season series: FLA 2-1-0; WSH 1-1-1 Game 1: Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, BSFL, NBCSWA, SN360, TVAS) All eyes will be on the Florida Panthers as they start the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals. The Panthers won the … Read more

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad could be back in the lineup when the Panthers host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The defenseman was a full participant at practice Sunday after he missed the final 21 games of the regular … Read more

Ovechkin day to day, out for Capitals against Rangers

Ovechkin day to day, out for Capitals against Rangers

NEW YORK — Alex Ovechkin will miss his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury when the Washington Capitals visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Friday (7 p.m. ET; MSG, NBCSWA, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). The 36-year-old forward is day to day, Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said. “He’s not playing tonight,” Laviolette … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 29

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 29

Here are the Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 29: Eastern Conference Tea Tampa Bay Lightning will clinch the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division and an a first-round matchup vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruinss will clinch the first wild card and a first-round matchup vs. the Carolina Hurricanes … Read more

Ovechkin uncertain for start of playoffs with Capitals

Ovechkin uncertain for start of playoffs with Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. — Alex Ovechkin‘s status for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Washington Capitals next week is uncertain because of an upper-body injury. Although Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said Ovechkin will be a game-time decision against New York Islanders at Capital One Arena on Tuesday (7 pm ET; NBCSWA, MSG+2, ESPN+, … Read more

Capitals shut out Coyotes, gain in Metropolitan

Capitals shut out Coyotes, gain in Metropolitan

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Vitek Vanecek made 19 saves for the Washington Capitals in a 2-0 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Friday. Vanecek’s shutout was his fourth of the season and sixth in the NHL. He had allowed 22 goals in his previous six starts. Conor Sheary had a goal and … Read more