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12:30 PM Ticketmaster | Ticket Exchange | Student Rush Don't have a ticket yet? It's not too late. The Pittsburgh Penguins will battle the Washington Capitals on Sunday, January 22 at CONSOL Energy Center.  Here are some tips for f...

Malkin mania puts Ovechkin in the shadows

"He's the top player in the league," Alex Ovechkin said of Evgini Malkin Saturday at Consol Energy Center. "Malkin right now dominates."

Game #48 - vs Washington Capitals

2011-12 Game 48 Washington Capitals (25-19-2, 52 points) at Pittsburgh Penguins (26-17-4, 56 points) This guy just can't stay healthy.  He's out 4-6 weeks for abdominal surgery. Why does it matter? This tilt doesn't have the luster that it used to have, but it's still a great rivalry...

Will Ovechkin be disciplined for his leaping hit on Michalek? (Video)

In the second period of the Capitals 4-3 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, Alexander Ovechkin added another hit to his long, long, long list of controversial hits and incidents he's been involved in during his career.With about 13 minutes left in the 2nd, Ovechkin left his feet and delivered a check on Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek. On the hit, Ovechkin...

Rapid Rewind: Blown Out

The Washington Capitals laid another tremendous egg on Friday night, falling at the hands of the cellar-dwelling Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 inside RBC center.  Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves in a very solid performance, but Jussi Jokinen scored twice and Jiri Tlusty added a third as the Caps failed to pick up any momentum from their win over the Canadiens on Wednesday.  It was the second...

Ovechkin at forefront of Capitals' shot problem

PITTSBURGH —  The Washington Capitals have been outshot in eight straight games. That they've managed to not fall into a losing rut is thanks to some opportune scoring and outstanding goaltending. During that stretch, they've been outshot 271-173, or an average of more than eight per game. "Every game, it's sort ...

Practice: Jan. 21

The Washington Capitals were on ice for a practice Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh following their 3-0 embarrassment against the Hurricanes on Friday night.  Some updates from the CONSOL Energy Center: Dale Hunter changed up his lines again following Friday night's game.  They were as follows: Ovechkin-Johansson-Brouwer, Semin-Laich-Knuble, Chimera-Halpern-Ward, and Hendricks...

Capitals' offense a no-show against basement-dwelling Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tomas Vokoun lay on his back on the ice, hurricane siren blaring and red light turning behind his net. He had done just about everything he could, and it wasn't nearly enough. While the Washington Capitals turned in one of the more embarrassing performances of the season in ...

Caps mid season report card

As we approach the halfway point of the NHL season there has been some dramatic changes in Capitals Nation and judging by their play of late more big changes are coming. Coaching - Is the team prepared to play and win every game? Is the team motivated, competitive, consistent and disciplined? Do they adjust well on the fly? Ultimately the coach is responsible for all of those aspects...

Capitals-Penguins Preview

A visit from a Washington Capitals team frequently struggling to score would seem to provide the surging Pittsburgh Penguins a good chance for their longest win streak in 2011-12. The Capitals, though, haven't lost in Pittsburgh since the 2009 postseason and will try for their ninth consecutive regular-season victory there Sunday afternoon. Pittsburgh (26-17-4) has won five...

Alex Ovechkin, Zbynek Michalek both face the Shanahammer on Monday for dangerous hits

This has to be a first for the NHL Department of Player Safety: Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will have a Monday afternoon hearing for his leaping hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek ... which will take place after a Monday morning hearing for Zbynek Michalek's head-shot on the Capitals' Matt Hendricks. We covered the non-penalized Ovechkin hit...

Shanaban time for Alex Ovechkin after leaping hit on Penguins’ Zbynek Michalek? (Video)

There are a lot of labels Alex Ovechkin has yet to shake in his NHL career. One that's stuck since his early days with the Washington Capitals: That he leaves his skates on too many of his booming checks. In the second period of the Caps' 4-3 OT loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, Ovechkin caught some air on this hit on defenseman Zbynek Michalek — and caught Michalek...

Washington Capitals (25-18-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (16-24-8), 7 p.m. (ET)

The surging Washington Capitals will try to win consecutive road games for the first time in over a month when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at RBC Center.
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