Talbot, Rangers move into 1st by beating Ovechkin, Caps 3-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Goalie Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers moved atop the Metropolitan Division by beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night, while overcoming Alex Ovechkin’s league-leading 45th goal. Martin St. Louis, Carl Hagelin and J.T. Miller each scored a goal for the Rangers. Talbot made 28 saves, including one particularly spectacular glove[…]

Pominville lifts Wild over Capitals 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jason Pominville scored two third-period goals, Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves, and the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Pominville tied the game with his 14th goal of the season off a scramble in front of the net at 9:19 of the period, then[…]

Alex Ovechkin scratched from Capitals’ lineup

WASHINGTON (AP) — NHL goals leader Alex Ovechkin was scratched from the Washington Capitals’ lineup Thursday night against the streaking Minnesota Wild. The Capitals said Ovechkin, who missed the morning skate, is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He leads the league with 43 goals and is tied with linemate Nicklas Backstrom for the points lead[…]