Capitals must reset after lost opportunities against Panthers in playoffs

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Washington Capitals traveled home Thursday morning still absorbing how they’ve reached the brink of elimination against the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference First Round, but with a singular purpose. Trailing 3-2 in the best-of-7 series, Washington needs a win in Game 6 at Capital One Arena on Friday (7:30 pm … Read more

Verhaeghe, Panthers rally for OT victory against Capitals in Game 4

WASHINGTON – Carter Verhaeghe scored his second goal at 4:57 of overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Monday. Verhaeghe’s initial attempt was saved by the right pad of Ilya Samsonovbut the rebound kicked out … Read more

3 Keys: Panthers at Capitals, Game 3 of Eastern First Round

(2WC) Capitals at (1A) Panthers 1 pm ET; ESPN, SN, TVAS, NBCSWA, BSFL Best-of-7 series tied 1-1 The Washington Capitals will switch to Ilya Samsonov from Vitek Vanecek as their starting goalie for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers at Capital One Arena on Saturday. Vanecek played well and … Read more

NHL picks, bets today: Latest lines for Rangers at Penguins, Panthers at Capitals and more

After losing series openers at home, the Florida Panthers and New York Rangers bounced back with convincing wins and five-goal performances. Now, those two teams hit the road on Saturday. Elsewhere, Dallas got a road win in Calgary in what has been an incredibly low-scoring series so far. Through two games the two teams have … Read more

Wilson out for Capitals in Game 2 against Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Tom Wilson will not play for the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena on Thursday (7:30 pm ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The forward sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of a 4-2 victory in Game … Read more

NHL picks, bets today: Latest lines for Penguins vs. Rangers, Predators vs. Avs and more

How do you think the Penguins and Rangers will feel Thursday night after playing three overtimes on Tuesday? The Penguins and backup Louis Domingue have to feel a lot better than the Rangers after picking up the win and a series lead. The Capitals shocked the Panthers with a third period rally and will look … Read more

Ovechkin, Crosby and NHL Records That Could Fall – NBC4 Washington

NHL Playoffs 2022: Ovechkin, Crosby and records that could fall originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Records are meant to be broken. Unless they’ve been set by Wayne Gretzky. Many of the NHL records held by “The Great One” sure seem unbreakable. Others, however, could soon fall thanks to Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby and players … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Oilers try to pull even with Kings in Game 2

On Tap There are four games on the Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule for Wednesday: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes (7 pm ET; ESPN, SN360, TVAS2, BSSO, NESN) Goalie Linus Ullmark will start Game 2 for the Boston Bruins after stopping 20 of 24 shots in a 5-1 loss Monday. Carolina leads the best-of-7 series 1-0. … Read more

Ovechkin likely to play for Capitals in Game 1 against Panthers

WASHINGTON – Alex Ovechkin looks ready to play for the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). Ovechkin smiled and said “we’ll see” when asked if he would play Tuesday, but all signs … Read more

NHL picks, bets, lines: Latest odds for Penguins vs. Rangers, Caps vs. Panthers, Predators vs. Avs and Stars vs. Flames

The rest of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway on Tuesday night after four games on Monday night. The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Florida Panthers start their campaign to become the first team with the most points in the regular season to win the Stanley Cup since the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013. In fact, the Panthers … Read more