Found December 22, 2013 on The Hockey House:
Washington Capitals prospect Riley Barber has been named Team USA’s captain for the World Junior Championship. Matt Grzelcyk and Andrew Copp are alternates. Barber, a sophomore at the U20 stage, had three goals and three assists to help lead the Americans to the gold medal. He was also a member of the Under-18 World Championships that won the gold back in [...]

Bruce Boudreau returns to Washington: ‘It’s going to be nerve-racking’

Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau returns to the Verizon Center tonight for the first time since being fired by the Washington Capitals in late 2011. “I don’t want to anticipate anything, quite frankly,” Boudreau said, via “It’s going to be nerve-racking going on the bench for the first [time]. It’s going to be really exciting to see all the red again. I used...

Capitals Martin Erat still waiting for trade

It’s been nearly a month since he went public with his trade request, but Martin Erat remains a Washington Capital. And now that the NHL’s holiday roster freeze is in effect, the veteran winger is guaranteed to stay through 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 28 at least. Nothing has changed for Erat over these past few weeks. He still wants to be traded but knows there’s little he can do...

Patience Is a Virtue: Braden Holtby and Washington Goaltenders

Braden Holtby's poor December has fans and seemingly the staff quickly turning on him. ( Seven. That’s the number of men who have started a game in nets for the Capitals since franchise icon Olie Kolzig left the team five and a half seasons ago.  Their names: Brent Johnson, Jose Theodore, Semyon Varlamov, Michal Neuvirth, Tomas Vokoun, Braden Holtby, and now...

Alexander Ovechkin scores 400th career goal.

Alexander Ovechkin’s name was once again written into the history books on Friday night when the Washington Capitals’ sniper scored his 400th career goal. The Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night and career goal number 400 for Ovechkin was the empty netter. “I had a couple of chances to score, and they were good ones, but maybe I tried to make more moves...

Alex Ovechkin Reaches The 400 Goal Plateau

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, It wasn’t a jaw-dropping tally or a clutch come-from-behind goal, but by scoring here Friday night, Ovechkin became sixth fastest to do reach the 400-goal mark. Eighty-eight players had reached the mark before him. “Empty netter or whatever I take it. I kind of play little bit longer shift at the end and of course you think about...

Boudreau Returns To Washington

from Katie Carrera of the Washington Post, “I’m a little nervous,” Boudreau said of returning to Verizon Center on Monday night to face the Washington Capitals for the first time since they fired him on Nov. 28, 2011. “It’s a little scary because I love going to that building and everything about it, and now you’re on the other side.” It has been 756 days since...

Ovechkin scores 400th goal in Washington 4-2 win over Carolina

The Washington Capitals don’t want to rely exclusively on their power play for offense, but every once in a while it’s not such a bad thing. The Capitals recorded three power-play goals in the second period Friday night to surge past Carolina for a 4-2 win at PNC Arena, a victory made even more special when Alex Ovechkin sealed it with an empty-net tally for his 400th goal with...

Riley Barber Named Captain of Team USA’s WJC Squad

Caps prospect Riley Barber has been named captain of this year’s squad.

Capitals forward Brooks Laich to return against Ducks

After missing nearly a month of action, Brooks Laich will return to the Washington Capitals lineup against the Anaheim Ducks, head coach Adam Oates confirmed Monday morning. Laich last played on Nov. 27 against the Ottawa Senators and missed 11 games due to a groin injury. Unfortunately, this has been a reoccurring issue for Laich as he missed all but nine games last season to groin...

Joel Rechlicz Benched on His Own Bobblefist Night

Joel Rechlicz's bobblefist night spoiled by second period antics.

Ducks rally past Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hampus Lindholm scored the game-winner at 14:24 of the third period and the Anaheim Ducks rallied past the Washington Capitals 3-2 Monday night in coach Bruce Boudreau's return to the Verizon Center. Andrew Cogliano had a goal and an assist, and Saku Koivu added a goal for Anaheim. The Ducks (27-7-5) extended their franchise-best winning streak to nine games...

Rapid Rewind: Be-Deviled

Oof. ( The Washington Capitals let one get away on Saturday night at Verizon Center, falling to the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in overtime.  After falling behind 1-0 late in the first period, the Caps got three goals in a row in the second period to take a two-goal lead in to the final period.  But the Devils fought back, getting a goal to make it 3-2 and then 4-3 after Alex...

Michael Phelps Hangs With the Caps

The Capitals may have lost Saturday night, but they had a couple of guests rooting them on, including the most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps. Here is is with Alex Ovechkin, and below, Tom Wilson.

2014 Team USA Preliminary World Junior Roster Announced by   Steven Ellis

USA Hockey unveiled its roster for the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sweden. The roster includes three players (Riley Barber, Ryan Hartman and Jon Gillies) that helped lead the Americans to gold following a strong statement from future NHL star Seth Jones, who claimed early in the tournament that USA was the team to beat. Despite a rocky start, the [...]
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