Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin probably didn’t mean to incite thousands of hockey fans on Long Island when he said the fans at VerizonCenter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round series


Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Sunday at Nassau Coliseum:


Barring a setback during pregame warmups, Braden Holtby will return for Game 3 today at noon against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.


The NHL draft lottery had a familiar outcome on Saturday as the Edmonton Oilers were selected for the top overall pick and will have the opportunity to draft young phenom Connor McDavid.