Alex Ovechkin

PITTSBURGH | Kris Letang lifts Penguins past Capitals, 7-6 in OT

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins gained a measure of revenge against a rival that ended their season last spring. Kris Letang scored his second goal 1:20 into overtime and the Penguins opened theseason with a 7-6 victory over the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Thursday night. “I think we wanted to respond to last … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Kris Letang lifts Penguins past Capitals, 7-6 in OT

LOS ANGELES | Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

MOSCOW  | The Latest: Alex Ovechkin bringing Stanley Cup to World Cup

MOSCOW  — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Alex Ovechkin is bringing the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. Fresh off winning the NHL title, the Washington Capitals forward is taking the trophy to Moscow on Saturday, where it will be exhibited at a “fan fest” public viewing site ahead … Continue reading MOSCOW  | The Latest: Alex Ovechkin bringing Stanley Cup to World Cup

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Capitals’ Stanley Cup parade rolls in capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup parade (all times local): 11 a.m. The caravan is on the move for the start of the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup parade. More than 40 vehicles — buses and convertibles carrying players and staff — began moving down 23rd Street toward Constitution Avenue … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Capitals’ Stanley Cup parade rolls in capital

WASHINGTON | Ovechkin’s first pitch performance mirrors playoff career

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin’s first attempt at a ceremonial first pitch was so bad he asked for — and got — a mulligan. “Too excited, too strong,” Ovechkin said after sailing his first throw over Max Scherzer’s head at Nationals Park. “I try to do my best.” Wearing a white Nationals jersey with his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ovechkin’s first pitch performance mirrors playoff career

WASHINGTON | Trump expects to welcome the Capitals to the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he expects to welcome the hometown Washington Capitals hockey team to the White House for winning the Stanley Cup. But he adds: “If they don’t want to be here, I don’t want them.” Trump congratulated the Capitals on his Twitter feed after the team won the NHL … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump expects to welcome the Capitals to the White House

TAMPA, Fla. | Ovechkin has goal and assist, Capitals beat Lightning 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and an assist in his Eastern Conference finals debut, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night. Braden Holtby stopped 19 shots and Michal Kempny, Jay Beagle and Lars Eller also scored for the Caps, who are … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | Ovechkin has goal and assist, Capitals beat Lightning 4-2

PITTSBURGH | Capitals, Penguins try to keep focus on series minus Wilson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tom Wilson’s aggression helped propel him from fourth-line grinder into a difference-maker who skates alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. His teammates feed off the edginess of his play. His coach loves his tenacity. “There are very few Tom Wilsons in the league,” Barry Trotz said. And in Game 4 of Washington’s … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Capitals, Penguins try to keep focus on series minus Wilson