Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post

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Recent articles by Isabelle:

President Trump welcomes Capitals, encourages them toward a second Stanley Cup

Three members of the 2018 championship team publicly declined the invitation, but the president welcomed those in attendance to the Oval Office on Monday, urging them to "get the same number of goals" in the upcoming playoffs. → Read More

Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny’s injury is ‘long term,’ coach says

Kempny had been averaging more than 19 minutes per game, and he scored six goals with 19 assists for a career-best season. → Read More

With 35 saves, Braden Holtby leaves the Flyers feeling sick in the Capitals’ 3-1 win

An illness is running through the dressing room, but Washington’s netminder stayed steady during a rocky second period to end the Capitals’ two-game skid. → Read More

20 goals is an NHL milestone, and three Capitals have done it for the first time this season

With Vrana, Connolly and Wilson having broken through, Washington could have seven players with at least 20 goals by the end of the season. → Read More

Evgeny Kuznetsov could miss Capitals’ game vs. Flyers because of illness

Kuznetsov, who has 20 goals with 45 assists this season, didn't practice Saturday. → Read More

Defenseman Michal Kempny out indefinitely with left leg injury

Christian Djoos will take Kempny’s place on the top pairing beside John Carlson. Kempny had averaged more than 19 minutes per game this season and had scored six goals with 19 assists. → Read More

Goaltender Braden Holtby says he won’t visit White House with Capitals on Monday

“I’ve got to stay true to my values, and I’m going to respectfully decline the offer,” the Canadian goaltender said Friday morning. → Read More

Capitals are off the mark in 2-1 loss to Wild

Two nights after firing a team-record 58 shots, Washington gets only 21 on net in defeat. → Read More

In what could be a thrilling playoff preview, Lightning top Capitals in OT

League-leading Tampa Bay earns a 5-4 win in a game that got more than a little chippy. → Read More

Capitals overwhelm last-place Devils with their offensive depth in a 4-1 victory

Goals from Andre Burakovsky, Brett Connolly, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson lifted Washington to its ninth win in 11 games. → Read More

Washington Capitals to celebrate Stanley Cup victory at White House Monday

While several members of the team have previously stated they would not attend, others are excited for the visit. → Read More

Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos returns to lineup, replacing veteran Brooks Orpik

“You try to put yourself in a situation where everyone’s ready to play and perform,” Coach Todd Reirden said of Djoos. “This seemed like the right time to put him in with a back-to-back. It’s not a great situation to have players not playing for quite some time." → Read More

Capitals sign college free agent and Virginia native Joe Snively to two-year, entry-level contract

“I mean, you grow up watching the Caps, you dream of playing for them,” Snively said. “It felt really great to sign a contract with the Capitals, but my goal is to play in an NHL game with them, and I’ve still got a lot of work to do before that.” → Read More

In a showdown that lived up to its hype, Lightning takes down Capitals

Tampa Bay, the NHL’s points leader, uses its speed and transition games — and a hat trick from Alex Killorn — to beat Washington, 6-3. → Read More

Capitals, Lightning have been eyeing each other all season. Now they play three times in two weeks.

Washington beat Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference finals last postseason, but the teams have yet to meet this season. → Read More

Braden Holtby and Carter Hart keep tabs on each other. The goalies face off for the first time Thursday.

The two share an Edmonton-based sports psychologist, and the 20-year-old Hart looked up to Holtby growing up. → Read More

Capitals again show their depth and turn back the Flyers

Brett Connolly scores twice and helps out on a third goal, helping Washington beat a desperate Philadelphia team, 5-2. → Read More

Jakub Vrana has a bright future with the Capitals. What might it cost?

Vrana, who has 21 goals with 22 assists through 70 games, will be Washington's top restricted free agent priority this offseason. → Read More

Capitals’ seven-game winning streak ends after Penguins’ second-period flurry

Pittsburgh scored three goals in less than two minutes to erase a two-goal deficit before holding on, 5-3, to claim the rivals’ final matchup of the regular season. → Read More

On Pittsburgh’s stage, Tom Wilson plays the recurring role of the villain

From the Penguins' GM to star Sidney Crosby, the Capitals' physical forward has been a recurring talking point in Pittsburgh. → Read More