Joel Ward RW WAS 2 Months

Joel Ward figures the Washington Capitals will need to spend more time studying away from the ice next season since Barry Trotz has taken over as their coach.

"On ice, I expect us to be a lot more detailed, I think," Ward told CSN Washington on Saturday. "You'll get a sense of that right away; there might be some homework at times." Ward expects those assignments will pay off. The forward played his first full NHL season under Trotz with the Nashville Predators in 2008-09. The 35 points (17 goals) Ward scored that season were his career high until he put up 49 (24 goals) for the Capitals last season. Trotz was hired May 26 to replace Adam Oates after Washington failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2007.

Joel Ward RW WAS 4 Months

Joel Ward recorded two goals and added an assist in Canada's 3-2 win against Norway on Tuesday.

He leads Canada with nine points in seven games heading into the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Hockey Championship. Ward is also tied with Cody Hodgson for first on the team in goals with six.

Joel Ward RW WAS 4 Months

Joel Ward scored a pair of goals in Canada's 4-1 win over Slovakia in World Championship action on Saturday.

Vancouver blueliner Jason Garrison picked up two assists in the contest, while Cody Hodgson and Kevin Bieksa had the other markers. Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens stopped 23 shots for the victory.

Joel Ward RW WAS 4 Months

Joel Ward is excited to represent Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championship.

"It's my Olympics," he said last month after the regular season ended. "It's my only chance to wear a Canada jersey. It's pretty cool to represent your country." Ward produced 24 goals and 49 points in 82 games this past season.

Joel Ward RW WAS 6 Months

Joel Ward had a goal in Washington's 2-1 shootout loss to Los Angels Thursday evening.

Ward scored in his fourth straight game and he now has 22 goals with 20 assists in 71 games this season. He is red-hot now for the Capitals. This is his best season in the NHL so far in his career. Rookie Evgeni Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom assisted Ward's goal.

Joel Ward RW WAS 6 Months

Joel Ward notched a goal and an assist in Washington's 4-2 win over Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

His 20th marker of the season came on a Washington power play during the first period and it held up as the game winner. It's the first time that he has hit the 20-goal plateau in his career. Ward also has a career high of 40 points in 69 contests.

Joel Ward RW WAS 6 Months

Jpel Ward has been quite productive out of the gate since the Olympic break, scoring a game-winning goal, two assists and building a plus five rating over the three games.

Over the course of his career, Ward has finished the season stronger than he's started it. Through 62 games this season, the winger has 18 goals and 36 points.

Joel Ward RW WAS 7 Months

Joel Ward led the Capitals past the Red Wings on Sunday with two goals and an assist in Washington's thrilling 6-5 overtime win.

Ward now has 33 points in 56 games. It was a great fantasy day for several Caps, Nicklas Backstrom had two assists, Jason Chimera had a goal and two assists, John Carlson had a goal and an assist while Alex Ovechkin scored the OT winner.

Joel Ward RW WAS 8 Months

Joel Ward was one of two goal scorers for the Capitals in Thursday's 5-3 loss to Columbus.

Ward has quietly tallied 14 times on the season, moving him to within three of his career best of 17, which he totalled with the Predators in 2008-09. Eric Fehr was the other goal scorer for the Capitals in defeat.

Joel Ward RW WAS 8 Months

Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-2 victory against Toronto.

Marcus Johansson and Alex Ovechkin picked up assists on Ward's 13th marker of the season. He has notched two goals and two assists in his last five games.