Ovechkin focusing on winning the Stanley Cup again, not catching Howe

Ovechkin focusing on winning the Stanley Cup again, not catching Howe

ARLINGTON, Va. — Alex Ovechkin began his 18th NHL training camp Thursday not focused on the 21 goals he needs to score to catch Gordie Howe for second in NHL history, but thinking more about the number of chances he has left to win the Stanley Cup again with the Washington Capitals. “I’m at the … Read more

Ovechkin focusing on winning the Stanley Cup again, not catching Howe

ARLINGTON, Va. — Alex Ovechkin began his 18th NHL training camp Thursday not focused on the 21 goals he needs to score to catch Gordie Howe for second in NHL history, but thinking more about the number of chances he has left to win the Stanley Cup again with the Washington Capitals. “I’m at the … Read more

LeBrun: NHL coaching carousel spins fast, with another set of UFAs coming

It has been a seismic 12 months in the NHL coaching fraternity. Since the start of the 2021-22 season, there have been coaching changes for the Canucks, Canadiens, Oilers, Bruins, Golden Knights, Panthers, Islanders, Sharks, Blackhawks, Flyers, Red Wings, Jets and Stars. That’s more than a dozen organizations with new head coaches, if you’re keeping … Read more

Ranking the Capitals’ top 10 prospects: Hendrix Lapierre is No. 1, but who’s next?

With rookie camp wrapping up and training camp set to begin Thursday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, most of Washington’s top prospects are looking to do one of two things in the coming days and, if they perform well, the coming weeks: prove they’re ready to secure a spot in DC or show they’re progressing at … Read more

What I’m hearing about the Capitals: Tom Wilson ahead of schedule, Nicklas Backstrom takes a step

Although training camp doesn’t officially begin until Sept. 22, I’ve been making regular visits to MedStar Capitals Iceplex over the past few weeks to reconnect with team personnel and watch the players’ optional practices. Here’s some of the intel I’ve gathered in recent days as the skates have grown in attendance and intensity. • Monday … Read more

Inside look at the Washington Capitals

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 32 teams from Aug. 8-Sept. 8. Today, the Washington Capitals. The Washington Capitals head into training camp acutely aware that they haven’t won a Stanley Cup Playoff series in the four seasons since winning the Cup in 2018. They’re also cognizant that … Read more