February 15, 2011 |
Ducks tonight VS. WASHINGTON When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 32-21-4, Capitals 29-18-10. Record vs. Capitals: 1-0-0. Update: The Ducks make a whistle stop at home after a 4-0 trip during which captain Ryan Getzlaf returned after recovering from sinus fractures and goaltender Jonas Hiller seemed refreshed in a shutout of Edmonton after being out because of dizziness and fatigue.
December 24, 2005 |
Mighty Duck backup goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on Friday was named to the Russian national team that will play in the Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. Bryzgalov, 25, joins the Chicago Blackhawks' Nikolai Khabibulin and the San Jose Sharks' Evgeni Nabokov as the goalies for Russia. The 23-player roster is highlighted by rookie sensation Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.
January 14, 2006 |
Except for maybe Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Scott Niedermayer, there isn't a Mighty Duck player who can match the natural talent of electrifying rookie forward Alexander Ovechkin. And while the young star is very much a one-man show for the Washington Capitals, he drove home the point of his wondrous gifts with a command performance Friday night at the Arrowhead Pond.
December 4, 2005 |
Rookie Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and three assists, Olaf Kolzig stopped 37 shots, and the Washington Capitals ended the New York Rangers' six-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory Saturday night at Washington. Ovechkin had gone six games without a goal before converting a New York mistake into his 16th of the season at 12:11 of the first period. He had assists on Washington's next three goals, helping his team end a five-game skid.
March 1, 2006 |
Joe Thornton had a goal and three assists, and Jonathan Cheechoo also scored one of San Jose's franchise-record five power-play goals in a 5-1 victory by the host Sharks over the depleted Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. It was the fourth win in a row for the Sharks.
January 2, 2006 |
Marian Hossa scored twice, Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, and the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Washington Capitals, 5-2, Sunday at Washington. Scott Mellanby and Marc Savard had a goal and an assist apiece for Atlanta, which earned at least one point in a franchise-record nine straight games before a loss in Buffalo on Dec. 30. "It's huge for us after we lost in Buffalo....
January 10, 2007 |
Fans overwhelmingly elected the Ducks' Scott Niedermayer to be one of the starting defensemen for the Western Conference in the NHL All-Star game Jan. 24 in Dallas. In online voting, Niedermayer was first among all defensemen with 591,657 votes. Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom was second with 573,069 and will also start. It is Niedermayer's fourth All-Star game selection and second as a starter. "The All-Star game is an honor," said Niedermayer, in his second season with the Ducks.
April 13, 2010
No. 1 Washington vs. No. 8 Montreal Records: Capitals 54-15-13, Canadiens 39-33-10 Power Play: Capitals 25.2% (first), Canadiens 21.8% (second). Penalty Killing: Capitals 78.8% (25th), Canadiens 83.0% (12th). Leading scorers: Capitals: Alexander Ovechkin 50-59—109, Canadiens: Tomas Plekanec 25-45—70. Outlook: The Capitals led the NHL with 318 goals and a +85 goal differential. Ovechkin, third in the NHL scoring race, is the obvious reason but not the only one. Center Nicklas Backstrom (33 goals, 101 points, fourth overall)
December 8, 2006 |
Even with a 21-3-6 record and an NHL-best 48 points, there are those that aren't ready to anoint the Ducks as the league's top team, pointing to their league-high 19 home games to start the season. The Ducks will have the opportunity to offer further proof of their strength away from the Honda Center when they visit the Washington Capitals tonight to begin their longest trip of the season.
November 28, 2011 |
+ Paul Deutsch, an embroidery shop owner in St. Paul, Minn., had a good excuse for missing his men's league game last Wednesday: He signed an amateur tryout contract to be the Wild's emergency backup goalie. The 51-year-old dressed for warmups, but Matt Hackett arrived from Houston in time for the game. + The city of Buffalo will rename a portion of a street in memory of longtime hockey writer Jim Kelley. Appropriately, it connects the Buffalo News — Kelley's old newspaper — to the Sabres' arena, now known as First Niagara Center.