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Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Halak Proving He’s A Franchise Goaltender

Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.

01/16/2015

Fans cheer during the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Silverman: NHL’s Winter Classic Is A Gimmick That Needs To Go Away

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.

01/02/2015

Fans cheer as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Washington Capitals in the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Capitals Top Blackhawks 3-2 In Winter Classic

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.

01/01/2015

Members of the Washington Capitals skate on the ice during practice for the 2015 NHL Winter Classic against the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park on December 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Glorious Sunshine Could Wreak Havoc On Winter Classic

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?

01/01/2015

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 29: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Blow Big Lead, But Manage to Edge Capitals In OT 4-3

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.

12/29/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Ryan McDonagh #27 hugs Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers after defeating the Washington Capitals 4-2 in a game at Madison Square Garden on December 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Win 7th Straight, Top Capitals 4-2

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.

12/23/2014

Nate Schmidt #88 of the Washington Capitals works the puck past Johnny Boychuk #55 and Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders during the first period at Verizon Center on November 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Streaking Islanders 5-2

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.

11/28/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tavares OT Goal Gives Isles 3-2 Win Over Capitals

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.

11/26/2014

Devils goalie Cory Schneider. (Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images)

Ovechkin, Caps Beat Up On Devils, 6-2

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.

10/17/2014

Teammates help injured Russian forward Alexander Ovechkin (C) during a IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship preliminary round group B game between Russia and Germany, in Minsk, on May 18, 2014.   AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV

Ovechkin Injures Leg At Ice Hockey World Championships

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.

05/18/2014

Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals and Mike Sislo #9 of the New Jersey Devils pursue the puck during the second period at the Prudential Center on April 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ryan Carter’s Late Goal Lifts Devils Past Capitals

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.

04/04/2014

Matt Donovan #46 of the New York Islanders collides with teammate goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 against the Washington Capitals during the first period at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Shutout For Nabokov As Islanders Top Capitals 1-0

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.

02/05/2014

Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals tries to keep the puck from Michael Ryder #17 of the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on January 24, 2014  in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jagr Sets Up 2 Goals To Lead Devils Over 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.

01/24/2014

New York Rangers v Florida Panthers

Surging Rangers Skate Past Sliding Caps 4-1

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.

01/20/2014

Rangers goalie Cam Talbot. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Talbot Does His Job, But Rangers Fall In Washington

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.

12/27/2013

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