Jason Chimera scored two goals including the overtime winner on Wednesday night as the Washington Capitals edged the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 at the Verizon Center.
Washington opened the scoring 5:23 into the 1st period as Alex Semin took a pass from a streaking Alexander Ovechkin and beat an out of position Ondrej Pavelec.
The Jets tied the game just past the 13-minute mark when Kyle Wellwood made a nifty pass in the neutral zone to Nick Antropov, who dished it to captain Andrew Ladd who put home his 7th of the season to tie the game at 1.
Twelve seconds later, Jason Chimera scored his 7th of the season on a pass from Brooks Laich at the half boards and once aga...
Wednesday night marks the second meeting of the season between two Southeast Division teams when the Washington Capitals (11-7-1) host the Winnipeg Jets (8-9-3).
While the Caps enjoyed their first win in five games, the surging Jets are riding their first 3-game winning streak of the season, which includes a decisive win over the Capitals in Winnipeg on November 17th.
In that game, the Jets were forced to deal with early adversity when Alex Semin scored short-handed 3:53 into the first. Just under 4 minutes later, Evander Kane put home his 1st of 2 goals of the night en route to a 4-1 win for Winnipeg.
The Jets are coming off of another offensively focused...
The Washington Capitals finally showed some of the offense they've been accustomed to over the years by beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 Monday night at Verizon Center.
After falling behind 2-0 on two shorthanded goals, one on a penalty shot, the Caps offense woke up thanks to a couple of hometown bounces.
John Carlson's blast from the point hit a stick and deflected past Jason Labarbera to make it 2-1. Then it was rookie Cody Eakin's turn to get a bounce. Eakin ripped a slap shot of Keith Yandle's stick and off Labarbera's and into the net to tie the game at 2-2.
The Caps then seized the momentum, getting third period goals from Nick...
The Caps have lost four straight (0-3-1), six of its last seven (1-5-1) and seven of its last 11 (3-7-1) heading into tonight's matchup with the Phoenix Coyotes.
That 7-0 start to the season seems like ages ago for the struggling Caps, who have scored just three goals in their past three games. The once-high powered Caps haven't scored more than three goals in a game yet this month.
It's been an ugly November for the boys from D.C., even including a superstar/coach spat earlier between Alex Ovechkin and Bruce Boudreau.
The Caps hit rock bottom with Saturday's 7-1 loss at Toronto, a game in whic...
For the first time since December 1995, the Washington Capitals will visit Winnipeg, Manitoba tonight to face the new look Jets at MTS Centre at 7:30 pm.
The Caps continue their short three-game road trip following a heartbreaking loss in Nashville to the Predators 3-1, in a game in which the Predators scored in the final minute to steal a win in regulation.
Despite the loss, the Caps peppered Pekka Rinne with 40 shots on Tuesday, and controlled much of the game before faltering just before the end of regulation. But for a team lauded for its offensive firepower, the Caps have been pedestrian in the goal scoring depa...
The Caps (9-4-0, 18 points) travel to New Jersey tonight to play the Devils in the first of a back to back. The teams play in D.C. on Saturday night.
Alex Ovechkin and Co. are coming off of a home throttling courtesy of the red-hot Dallas Stars, who handled the Caps 5-2 back on Tuesday.
The Devils will be without the services of star forward Ilya Kovalchuck this weekend as he nurses a minor leg injury. Martin Brodeur will get the call in net for the Devils on Friday, with the back-to-back on the schedule, Johan Hedberg will start Saturday.
Brodeur is 2-2 this season with a 3.00 GAA and an .885 SV % in ...