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Capitals vs Panthers Recap: Ovechkin’s Hat Trick Leads the Capitals to 4-3 Victory

The Capitals get the win in a nail-biting affair with the Cats

Capitals vs. Canadiens Recap: A Wednesday Washington Win is Served

The Capitals register an easygoing 6 to 3 win over Montreal the night before Thanksgiving.

Capitals @ Kraken Recap: Kraken Sink Caps In 5-2 Seattle Victory

Ovechkin scores number 745 but Grubauer and the Kraken take the first matchup between Washington and Seattle.

Capitals @ Sharks Recap: Samsonov Says “No Way, San Jose” in 4-0 Shutout

Oshie and Dowd return to the lineup, Ovi and Sheary each score twice, and Samsonov records consecutive shutouts in the win at SAP Center.

Capitals @ Kings Recap: Caps Come Away with the Crown in 2-0 Shutout Over LA

Ilya Samsonov records his second shutout of the season and Garnet Hathaway scores twice in the 2-0 win.

Capitals vs. Penguins Recap: Secondary Scoring Stars in Washington Win

A cast of supporting characters powered Washington to a 6 to 1 win over Pittsburgh.

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets: Capitals Squeak Out of Columbus with Big 4-3 Win

Capitals snag last minute win with Conor Sheary’s snipe

Capitals vs. Red Wings Recap: Fucaliente

Zachary Fucale steals the show with a shutout victory in his NHL debut.

Capitals vs. Sabres Recap: Seven Hundred Forty Won

Alex Ovechkin’s 741st career goal was the highlight of Washington‘s 5 to 3 win over Buffalo.

Capitals @ Panthers Recap: Capitals Grab Point After Comeback, Lose 5-4 in OT

After going down 4-1, the Capitals roar back but can’t take the extra point.

Capitals @ Lightning Recap: Lightning Strike Thrice in 3-2 Win

A Caps rookie scored his first NHL goal, but Vasilevskiy and the Bolts hand the Caps their first regulation loss of the season.

Capitals vs. Red Wings Recap: Detroit Defeats Washington 3-2 in OT

Ovechkin and Kuzy get on the board with PPGs but Dylan Larkin plays OT hero to snag the win for Detroit.

Capitals vs. Senators Recap: Dueling Hat Tricks Go Washington’s Way

T.J. Oshie’s hat trick powers Washington to a 7 to 5 win in Ottawa.

Caps vs Flames Recap: Caps Erase Early Deficit but Lose in Overtime.

The Caps storm back from an early three-goal deficit but lose in overtime.

Capitals vs. Avalanche Recap: Caps Bury Avalanche In 6-3 Win

Kuznetsov tallies two and Samsonov looks sharp in his season debut in Washington’s win over Colorado.

Capitals vs. Rangers Recap: Rookies and Regulars Rock Retooled Rangers Roster

Hendrix Lapierre scores in his NHL debut as the Capitals cruise to a 5 to 1 win.

Capitals vs. Bruins Game 4 Recap: Boston Takes 3-1 Series Lead With Decisive 4-1 Win

Ilya Samsonov was the only bright spot in Washington’s lackluster effort in Game 4 loss at TD Garden

Capitals vs. Bruins Game 3 Recap: Craig Smith Silences Caps

In the second overtime Craig Smith scored the winner to secure a 3 to 2 Boston win.

Capitals vs. Bruins Game 2 Recap: Bruins Tie Series With 4-3 OT Win

Garnet Hathaway two-goal game not enough as Boston ties series at 1-1 with an OT victory.

Capitals vs. Bruins Game 1 Recap: Caps Take the First, 3-2 (OT)

A physical, event-filled, and very playoff Game 1 needed extra time and Dowd ensured it was a win

Capitals vs Flyers Recap: Caps Finish Season Series Against Flyers With 2-1 OT Win

A depleted Caps lineup forces overtime and a Conor Sheary OT tally wins it, but T.J. Oshie misses the third period due to injury.

Capitals vs Flyers: Caps Can’t Buy Bounce in 4-2 Loss

The Caps come out flat against the Flyers and fall 4-2 in their return home

Capitals vs. Rangers Recap: New York Neutered By Synergy of Size and Skill

T.J. Oshie’s emotion filled three goal game powers Washington to a 4 to 2 victory.

Capitals vs. Rangers Recap: The Youth Were Served in Washington Win

A shorthanded veteran Capitals squad defeated the Rangers 6 to 3 in New York.

Capitals vs. Penguins Recap: Pittsburgh Plows Caps

Two Bryan Rust goals power the Penguins to a 3 to 0 victory over Washington.

Capitals vs. Penguins Recap: Pens Grab 5-4 OT Win

Pittsburgh wins in extra time but both teams clinch 2021 NHL Postseason berth with one point apiece.

Capitals vs. Islanders Recap: Caps Embargo the Islanders Offense in 1-0 Win

Caps sweep a 3-game set with the Islanders with one of their best defensive game of the season.

Capitals vs. Islanders Recap: Ovechkinless Capitals Win 6-3 Over Islanders

The Caps dominate the Isles again and take the second of three against New York

Capitals @ Islanders Recap: Caps Take Two Points In 1-0 Shootout Win

A goaltending battle ends in an Ilya Samsonov shutout to give Washington a 1-0 victory, taking the first of three consecutive matchups between the Caps and Isles.

Capitals @ Bruins Recap: Bruins Best Caps 6-3

Mantha scores again but Boston scores four unanswered to cement 6-3 win over Washington.

Capitals vs. Sabres: Capitals Poor Effort Spoils Backstrom’s 1000th Game

The night starts with a bang and ends with a whimper as the Caps get run around by the lowly Sabres.

Capitals vs Flyers Recap: Caps Storm Past Flyers In 6-1 Win

Anthony Mantha scores in his Caps debut and Alex Ovechkin scores goal number 728 in a lopsided Washington win.