Ovechkin, Capitals Beat Wild 4-3Alex Ovechkin scored three times in the second period for his 14th career hat trick, and the Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.
Ovechkin Scores 2 Goals, Capitals Edge Wild 3-2Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, helping lift the Washington Capitals past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Thursday night. Evgeny Kuznetsov also had a goal, and Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 30 shots as the Capitals won their third straight.
Pominville Lifts Wild Over Capitals 2-1Jason Pominville scored two third-period goals, Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves, and the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
Suter Scores 3 In Wild's 5-3 Win Over CapitalsRyan Suter scored three goals, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Saturday night. Suter completed the first hat trick by a Wild defenseman with 12:23 to play in the third and giving the Wild a two-goal lead. He jumped into the play straight out of the penalty box to create a 2-on-1 with Clayton Stoner, then beat Braden Holtby from the left faceoff circle off Stoner's feed. The Wild won despite being outshot 30-11. Their previous season low for shots in a game was 13 in a 3-1 win over San Jose on Dec. 8. Minnesota has won two straight after snapping a franchise-record six-game losing streak on Thursday.
Capitals Beat Wild 3-2 In ShootoutNicklas Backstrom scored the only goal in a shootout, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. Braden Holtby had 33 saves for the Capitals before blanking the Wild during the shootout.
Here We Go Again: Monzo's Rangers-Capitals Playoff PreviewWhat would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?
Gophers’ Nate Schmidt Signs With CapitalsThe University of Minnesota hockey program announced Tuesday that junior Nate Schmidt will forego his senior season with the Gophers and enter the NHL.
Backstrom and Wild Hold Down Explosive CapitalsAlex Ovechkin said his Washington Capitals needed to "wake up'' after a sluggish effort. Their arrival was just the jolt the Minnesota Wild needed.