Washington Capitals


Alex Ovechkin sits down with Pierre McGuire to discuss the heartbreaking Olympic campaign in Sochi, Russia's redemption in the IIHF World Championship and his expectations for this season.


News and notes as the Capitals [4-2-2] take on the Detroit Red Wings [4-2-2] tonight at VerizonCenter [7:30 p.m., NBCSN]:


Alex Ovechkin has been through goal-scoring droughts before.

Early in the 2008-09 season [Oct. 13-Nov.8] and again in 2010 [Nov. 17-Dec. 2] he went nine games without a goal.


Capitals coach Barry Trotz says it will be a game-time decision, but it appears he’s leaning toward inserting right wing Tom Wilson into the lineup in place of Eric Fehr tonight when the Detroit R


Capitals right winger Troy Brouwer has been wearing pink skate laces and using a pink stick since the start of October.