Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post

Isabelle Khurshudyan

Washington Post

Contact Isabelle

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Washington Post

Recent articles by Isabelle:

Capitals drop Evgeny Kuznetsov to third line amid offensive drought

"I just don’t really feel like he’s gotten back to how he’s started the year yet," Coach Todd Reirden said. → Read More

With eye ‘back to normal,’ Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby to start vs. New York Islanders

Holtby was clipped by an opponent's stick six days ago. → Read More

Barry Trotz is honored, and then his Islanders knock Capitals out of first

Washington’s former coach receives a video tribute in the first period before New York scores twice in the third, handing Caps their fourth straight loss. → Read More

Barry Trotz returns to scene of the sublime, and Alex Ovechkin is happy to see him

"Even though we had our moments, I would say that in some ways, maybe we became friends because we worked together," Trotz said of Ovechkin. "He felt like family to me.” → Read More

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby says eye injury ‘didn’t clear up as quick as we were expecting’

It's unclear if Holtby will start against the New York Islanders on Friday night, and Washington is considering recalling another goaltender. → Read More

Amid disappointing downturn, Capitals still pointing to positives

“If you want to look at the last nine games, you’re looking for the negatives,” center Lars Eller said after Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Nashville. “You can choose to do that or you can look at the whole season as a whole. ... I’m just not going to put too much into tonight.” → Read More

Capitals’ midseason woes continue with deflating 7-2 loss to Predators

With goaltender Pheonix Copley forced into action for the second straight night, Washington puts up little fight in Nashville. → Read More

Capitals’ midseason lull continues with lackluster loss to the Blues

Washington has often looked flat recently, and that was the case again Monday in a 4-1 defeat. → Read More

On cusp of 1,000th game, hard-hitting Brooks Orpik’s biggest impact for Capitals was off the ice

“He’s been the biggest reason, in terms of players, that we’ve been able to change the culture here into a championship level culture and team," goaltender Braden Holtby said. → Read More

Braden Holtby practices after getting hit in eye with high stick

The Capitals aren't expected to recall another goaltender before Monday's game against the Blues, meaning Holtby is at least healthy enough to dress, if not start. → Read More

Blue Jackets clip Capitals in OT on Artemi Panarin’s power-play goal

Evgeny Kuznetsov’s goal late in regulation salvages a point for hosts in a game goalie Braden Holtby is forced to leave after taking a stick to the face. → Read More

‘I think we’ve just got to get more competitive’: The Capitals are worst in the league on faceoffs.

General Manager Brian MacLellan discussed Washington's faceoff woes Friday, pointing out the tam's need to get closer to a 50 percent rate of success. → Read More

As February trade deadline approaches, Brian MacLellan says he’s looking forward for Capitals

The general manager didn’t explicitly say winger Andre Burakovsky is the forward he might be looking to swap, but there has been plenty of speculation. → Read More

Lars Eller declines to comment on possible retribution on Brad Marchand

Marchand took issue with Eller's celebration in the season-opener and grabbed him for a fight when Eller wasn't expecting it. “Guys remember,” Eller said Thursday. “It’s just memory. I think people can remember a few months back. ... Yeah, it’s a long season." → Read More

T.J. Oshie was slow to get up after a hit. Then a concussion spotter made him leave the game.

"I understand it’s for the best but in the heat of the moment you don’t want to leave the game," the Capitals forward said. → Read More

Braden Holtby, Capitals continue their mastery of the Bruins

Washington goalie makes 39 saves in 4-2 win, extending streak to 14 straight over Boston. → Read More

Meanwhile, in the Mueller investigation

While the shutdown drama continues, it’s been a big week in the special counsel investigation. Plus, the administration quietly considers a rollback of civil rights protections. Plus, a former Marine’s new mission: find his old hat. → Read More

The Capitals' fourth-line talent is spilling into the press box: ‘There’s one too many guys’

The Capitals have scored 47 five-on-five goals in the past 17 games, dating back to the start of December, and the fourth line has contributed 10 of them, impressive considering the unit gets the least amount of ice time. → Read More

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (illness) a game-time decision vs. Flyers

Backstrom has 10 goals and 34 assists in 41 games, and this would be the first contest he’s missed this season. → Read More

The future is now for Jakub Vrana, who leads the Capitals past the Flyers

Vrana showed flashes of his considerable potential with a two-goal, one-assist night in a 5-3 win over Philadelphia. → Read More