Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.
While everyone likes to say how wonderful it is, it’s time for a little truth. These outdoor games are ridiculous, and they diminish the sport.
The latest NHL outdoor game had a cliffhanger ending Thursday, with Troy Brouwer scoring with 12.9 seconds remaining to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the league’s annual showcase.
A Winter Classic with sunglasses? With a halftime in the first period? Or delayed for a couple of hours on account of, well, gorgeous weather?
Johnny Boychuk’s power-play goal 2:53 into in overtime lifted the Islanders over the Washington Capitals 4-3 after New York blew another three-goal lead on Monday night.
Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis each scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.
The Islanders will try for their first six-game winning streak in seven seasons when they take on the Capitals in Washington on Friday in the back end of a home-and-home set.
John Tavares scored a power-play goal late in overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
Alex Ovechkin scored in his third straight game, Braden Holtby made 26 saves and the Washington Capitals beat New Jersey 6-2 on Thursday night, handing the Devils their first loss.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was taken to a hospital with a right leg injury Sunday after colliding with an opponent during Russia’s game against Germany at the ice hockey world championships.
Ryan Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:54 remaining to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night.
Andrew McDonald scored early in the third period, Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for his 57th career shutout and the New York Islanders broke a five-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals.
Jaromir Jagr set up two goals and tied former teammate Mario Lemiuex for 10th on the NHL’s career assists list as the New Jersey Devils beat Washington 2-1, handing the fading Capitals their seventh straight loss Friday night.
Rick Nash scored two of New York’s three first-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist won for the fifth time in six outings as the surging Rangers beat the sliding Washington Capitals 4-1 on Sunday night.
Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night.