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NHL Player Retires At 24 Due To Concussions

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.29.2015 | Sports

A sad end to a once-promising career.

First Black Player In The NBA Dies

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | Sports

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did n...

WATCH: Alex Ovechkin, What Are You Doing?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports

Whatever you do, don't look directly into his eyes. If you do, your best method of escape is to maintain eye contact while slowly backing away. Don't ...

Hockey Player Makes 'Dream Come True' For Young Fan Who Has Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.11.2014 | Good News

For one young fan, this hockey player just proved that he's as much of a superstar off the ice as he is on. In early September, Ann Schaab, a fourt...

WATCH: Goalie Makes Unbelievable Save After Falling Down

Posted 02.28.2014 | Sports

Despite falling down in the middle of a breakaway, Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas still managed to rob Capitals defenseman Mike Green of an easy g...

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Boy Knocks Out His Cancer, Then An NHL Player

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

On Friday night, Washington Capitals' rookie Tom Wilson fought Toronto Maple Leafs' Carter Ashton. The next morning, Wilson dropped the gloves with 8-...

Brendan Witt on Today's NHL: 'Bunch of Wimps'

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 02.25.2014 | Sports
Brian DAmbrosio

With an adherent to old-school hockey's philosophy of shedding the mitts and playing to the final buzzer, this NHL enforcer piled up 1,424 penalty minutes in 890 career regular season games. A handful stand out in the annals of hockey tussles.

WATCH: Ovie Reaches Major Milestone

AP | JOEDY McCREARY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With his latest milestone within reach, Alex Ovechkin caught himself pressing and overthinking his play. All of ...

Flyers Center Injured After Violent Hit

Posted 12.18.2013 | Sports

Flyers center Brayden Schenn was knocked out of the game in the second period on Tuesday night after Capitals winger Tom Wilson leveled him from behin...

Washington Capitals Send Their Happy Holiday Wishes

Posted 12.12.2013 | Sports

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals sent along their happy holiday wishes with a fantastic "Jingle Bells" music video....

Ovie Explodes In Caps' Comeback Win

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Washington Capitals rallied...

LOOK: Fan Honors Ovechkin With EPIC Beard

Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports

One diehard Capitals fan showed unwavering support for Alex Ovechkin while simultaneously turning heads with some of the most impressive facial hair t...

WATCH: Defenseman Breaks Skate During Game

Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

Washington Capitals blueliner Steven Oleksy had a little trouble getting off the ice after he broke his skate during a game against the Vancouver Canu...

WATCH: Caps D-Man Flips Into Own Bench

Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports

Capitals defenseman Mike Green looked more like acrobatic Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter on Monday night when he flew over the boards and into Washing...

WATCH: Caps Score 3 Goals On 3 Straight Shots

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored goals in less than four minutes of the second period, and the Washi...

5 Things About NHL's Opening Night

Posted 10.02.2013 | Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their 2013 Stanley Cup title one last time on Tuesday night. The team had a ceremony and raised a giant banner in th...


AP | JAY COHEN | Posted 10.02.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks watched as their championship banner rose to the rafters at the United Center. They took another lo...

Toews SO Goal Lifts Hawks Over Capitals

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Jonathan Toews scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in an NHL preseaso...

Girlfriend Wishes Ovie Happy Birthday

Posted 09.17.2013 | Sports

Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko found a creative way to wish her fiancé, Alex Ovechkin, a happy birthday. Happy Birthday my baby boy!!! 😜 @...


AP | Posted 08.15.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO — Alex Ovechkin capped his great season with the NHL's biggest award. The Washington Capitals right wing won his third Hart Trophy, giv...

Caps: Ovie Was Playing Hurt

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin played the last two games of the Washington Capitals' season with what the team said Thursday is a hairline fracture in hi...

History KEEPS Repeating Itself

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin knows full well that his playoff failures are adding up. The two-time NHL MVP also knows ...

Ovechkin Vents After Blowout Loss

Posted 05.14.2013 | Sports

Alex Ovechkin had plenty to say after his Washington Capitals were eliminated from the postseason. After the New York Rangers routed the Caps 5-0 in G...

Rangers Embarrass Caps In Game 7

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.13.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON — For 120 minutes over two games, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped every single shot Alex Ovechkin and the Washington...

HIGHLIGHTS: Caps Edge Rangers In OT

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.11.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals were right on pace for another playoff collapse. They'd already blown a two-game lead. They gave up a goal in th...