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Dale Hunter's NHL coaching career began with a thud Tuesday night as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals struggled again in a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. T.J. Oshie and Matt D'Agostini scored, Jaroslav Halak made 18 saves, and the Blues held Ovechkin without a shot on goal for two periods to win their fourth straight game and improve to 8-1-2 under Ken Hitchcock.
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(AP) -- The St. Louis Blues made a coaching change early in the month that provided a spark to a struggling team.
The Washington Capitals hope their bold move has the same result.
Washington fired Bruce Boudreau after four seasons Monday, and new coach Dale Hunter will make his NHL debut Tuesday night when the Capitals host the surging Blues.
Boudreau guided Washington to four...
SportsTalk: Amid another coaching change, Mike Milbury questions whether Alex Ovechkin has what it takes to reach the next level. (NBC Sports)
Alex Ovechkin has dropped from MVP seasons to an ordinary one for Washington. In Carolina, Eric Staal is stuck in a seasonlong slump. Two of the NHL's best players get the rest of the season to try to turn around their numbers and revert to form. Their coaches weren't so lucky.
Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin — the stuff "24/7," the Winter Classic and, let's face it, the NHL is made of. For a while it was the biggest rivalry in the league, reinvigorating the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Washington Capitals as must-see TV and even more of a must-see in ...
WASHINGTON (AP) Dale Hunter's NHL coaching career began with a thud Tuesday night as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals
struggled again in a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
In his first statement since the Washington Capitals fired him on Monday, Bruce Boudreau told ESPN.com that he and Alex Ovechkin "got along famously" and that reports of a rift weren't accurate.
Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post got a bit more out of Boudreau in a sit-down interview with the former coach, and it reveals someone who — like general manager George...
The bitter taste in Washington is still settling in, but, while everything is progressing quickly, the game of coaching musical chairs is still on-going.
With the popular, or often unpopular Bruce Boudreau out of the saddle, in part because of the lack of productivity from guys like Alexander Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals will go the way many teams did this offseason...
Bruce Boudreau isn't blaming his newfound unemployment on Alex Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals coach spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since being fired on Monday. Boudreau says he doesn't believe two-time league MVP Ovechkin "was ever a problem." He says when Ovechkin's statistics went down, people were putting "two and two together and they...
Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin didn't produce their customary fireworks when playing against each other.
WASHINGTON--As if a Penguins-Capitals contest needed added story lines. Yet there are plenty of them going into tonight's game at the Verizon Centre, more than the usual Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin platform which the NHL used to love to...
For all of Bruce Boudreau's success with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals -- no coach in the modern NHL reached 200 victories as quickly -- he failed to take them far in the playoffs. And now, suddenly, the regular season was becoming problematic, too.
T.J. Oshie's behind-the-back pass to David Backes for a
power-play goal helps club win third game in row.