Found November 21, 2013 on Capitals Outsider:
(Photo by Alena Schwarz) Just a few weeks after the Fall Inova Blood Drive, Inova has announced the next Capitals bobblehead for the Winter Drive. The next bobblehead you will receive when you give a pint will be Washington Dog forward Jay Beagle. More than 500 people have already signed up. Keep an eye on Inova’s Twitter or […]

ECHL's Reading Royals to wear 'ugly Christmas sweater' jerseys (Photo)

The Reading Royals, the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals, will be getting into the holiday spirit by wearing "ugly Christmas sweater" jerseys for their December 14th home game against Elmira. Here's a photo of what the jerseys will look like, courtesy of Puck Daddy:Looking forward to seeing what the real ones will look like out on the ice....

ECHL’s Reading Royals to rock ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ jerseys in upcoming game (photo)

While not the first time a minor league hockey team has sported an “Ugly Christmas Sweater”-themed jersey (the Wilkes-Barrie Baby Pens come to mind for these atrocities back in 2011), but the Reading Royals — the ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals — have taken it to an entirely different level with their level of […]The post ECHL’s Reading Royals to rock ‘Ugly...

Washington Capitals: Superior special teams

Greg Fiume/Getty Images For the past several seasons, the Washington Capitals’ power play sat atop the NHL. It’s no surprise then, that they lead the league at 28.2% this season. What is surprising is that the Capitals have broken their habitually appalling penalty kill stat to become among the NHL’s cream of the crop. After finishing at the bottom of the leaderboard nine times...

John Erskine still working to regain strength, no timeline for a return

Wednesday marked the first day John Erskine could be activated from long-term injured reserve, but despite reaching that threshold the veteran defenseman still has a ways to go in rebuilding the strength in his surgically-repaired knee. “It just seems like it’s kind of leveled out and is not going anywhere,” Erskine said after working out for more than an hour Wednesday morning...

Adam Oates says Capitals’ second line needs to ‘work a little harder and smarter’

Twenty-two games into this season there continues to be one glaring absence at even strength for the Capitals on most nights: the second line. That unit featuring Troy Brouwer, Brooks Laich and a rotating cast of third players hasn’t been able to accomplish anything offensively at even strength. The two veteran wingers have combined for just five even-strength goals this year...

Mike Green pain free, not sure he will he face Penguins

Capitals defenseman Mike Green missed two games with a lower body bruise, but said he skated pain-free on Tuesday. Coach Adam Oates was a bit hesitant when asked if his top defenseman would play tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Oates said after an 80-minute practice at Kettler, “He’s missed a lot of time and it’s a big game.” “I don’t want to put him in a situation...

JB Smoove As a Caps Fan Brightened Our Day

JB Smoove, who plays news cameraman Ray on CBS’s The Millers, wears a Washington Capitals jersey in the Nov. 21, episode of The Millers. During the episode several of the show’s characters attend a Washington Capitals game together.

Chasing Ovechkin, the Quest for the Autograph Part II

Does Ovie the Bulldog get Alex Ovechkin's autograph?

Mike Green did not play against Penguins last night

Last night Mike Green, the Capitals defenseman, sat out the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the third game in a row he has missed since suffering a lower body injury against the Columbus Blue Jackets back on Nov. 12th Wednesday morning Green was on the ice for over an hour, taking part in the usual morning skate and looked to be moving well on the ice. Coach Adam Oates however...

Habs hang on for 3-2 win in Washington

The Canadiens scored three goals in a 4:48 span midway through the first period and then held on for a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals Friday night at the Verizon Centre. The Canadiens received another strong effort from backup goaltender Peter Budaj, who ran his record this season to 4-1-0. But Budaj had plenty of help as his teammates kept the pressure on, outshooting the...

Penguins 4 Capitals 0 Overreaction

The Washington Capitals put in one of their worst showings of the season tonight, falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0.  It's always infuriating to lose to rivals, but when you lose like this in your own building, it tends to sting a little more.  For that reason, and the fact that they played so poorly, the usual reCap will be replaced by a bit of an overreaction to a November...

Penguins and Capitals Renew a Rivalry by @griffTHW

Ahh, Penguins-Capitals; one of the NHL's most intriguing rivalries.  The made-for-television drama created by pitting two of the world's greatest players against one another never fails to capture the imagination of the hockey community.It was no different last night as the two entered the contest near the top of the league's scoring race.  Indeed, Nicklas Backstrom...

Rapid Rewind: Blacked Out

The Washington Capitals suffered a bad loss on Wednesday night at Verizon Center, falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins by a final score of 4-0.  Paul Martin and Beau Bennett scored in the first period to get the Caps on their heels early before a goal by Sidney Crosby late in the second effectively put the game out of reach.  James Neal added another in the final frame to complete...
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