Alex Ovechkin is bringing the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. Fresh off winning the NHL title, the Washington Capitals forward is continuing his summer-long victory tour by taking the trophy to Moscow on Saturday.
Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night.
The Washington Capitals reaching the Eastern Conference final for the first time since 1998 is perhaps most special to the superstar captain and his coach who had never made it out of the second round before.
Alex Ovechkin scored his seventh goal of the playoffs, Braden Holtby made 32 saves and the Washington Capitals built a lead and this time held on to beat the Penguins in Game 2 of the second-round series.
Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice as the Washington Capitals won their fourth straight game in the series, 6-3, eliminating the Columbus Blue Jackets and setting up an Eastern Conference semifinal series with the two-time-defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
A winner was determined in regulation for the first time in the NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal series as the Washington Capitals won their second straight game to pull even with the Columbus Blue Jackets at two games apiece.
Speedskater Thomas Hong (Maryland, Atholton) won the silver medal in the men's 500-meter A final Saturday in Innsbruck, Austria, becoming the United States' first men's Short Track World Junior Championships individual medalist since 2012.
Alex Ovechkin tied Canadiens great Maurice "Rocket" Richard with his 544th career goal and had two assists, leading the Capitals to a 4-1 victory over host Montreal on Monday night for their sixth straight win.
Crystal Dunn, a rising star with the top-ranked U.S. women's national soccer team, has left the Washington Spirit to sign with English club Chelsea, the second prominent player to depart since the National Women's Soccer League final three months ago.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and an assist in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night, the first game in which he's had a goal and an assist since Feb. 22.