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So where was this Capitals team for the first month of the season? Two goals in the first 3:10, which chased Panthers’ starting netminder Jacob Markstrom. Then two more on Scott Clemmenson to make it four goals on their first eight shots. Three points each for Alex Ovechkin, Mike Ribiero, and Wojtek Wolski; two points for Steve Oleksy in just his second game; plus ratings handed out like Halloween candy; and a confident performance by Braden Holtby just one bounce shy of a goose egg.
At the time of their fourth goal tonight, the Capitals had scored eight goals in their past 45 minutes of playing time… not bad, not bad at all.
Is this turnaround for real? ”We don’t want to be a .500 team, we want to be way above .500,” Karl Alzner said after the game. “We started so badly, it’s a big hole to climb out of… hopefully we can get a bit of confidence from a game like [tonight's].”
The Capitals are on an 8-3 run; they’re just one win away from a point-per-game pace for the season....
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Check out this goal scored by Eric Fehr of the Washington Capitals. He slices through two Bruins defenders, toe drags, gets tripped, and while falling to the ground manages to put it top shelf to win the game in overtime. The goal capped a Washington comeback that saw them overcome a 3-0 first period deficit and rally for a 4-3 victory. The Capitals are now 7-3-0 in their last 10...
At 27 years of age, Washington Capitals star defenseman Mike Green should be in the prime of his career. But the question now is not whether he will regain his Norris Trophy contender form, but how much he will even play at all.
Photo Courtesy of sports.cbsimg.net Going into Tuesday’s game at the Verizon Center, the Boston Bruins had the second most points in the Eastern Conference with a 14-3-2 record. This made them one of the fiercest opponents the Caps had faced all season. It was a tough start to say the least for the boys in Red, going down three goals in the first period. The third period...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- What a way to start: four goals in eight shots.
John Erskine, Wojtek Wolski, John Carlson and Mike Ribeiro all scored before the game was 8 minutes old, and the Washington Capitals climbed out of a tie for last in the Eastern Conference by beating the Florida Panthers 7-1 Thursday night.
Florida's Jacob Markstrom allowed two goals on two shots and was pulled...
After getting shredded by Mike Milbury on NBC Sports Network between periods of the Washington Capitals-Philadelphia Flyers game, Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin responded to the criticism Milbury handed out.
Quite honestly, this is the best response Ovechkin could have had. Milbury had a short career as a head coach at Boston College, lasting only three months....
Roman Hamrlik didn't have a very memorable stint with the Washington Capitals. Except this.
Score is best!!)))aha. (My San Antonio)
The Washington Capitals utterly humiliated the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, dominating them by a 7-1 to win their third consecutive game. Getting goals from seven different players: John Erskine, Wojtek Wolski, Alex Ovechkin, Eric Fehr, Mathieu Perreault, John Carlson, and Mike Ribeiro, as well as 29 saves from Braden...
It took some time, but the Washington Capitals appear to have finally hit their stride.
Coming off their highest-scoring game of the year, the visiting Capitals look for a season-high fourth straight victory Saturday against a New York Islanders team hoping to bounce back from a heartbreaking defeat to its archrival.
Washington (10-11-1) scored four goals on its first eight shots...
NYR claim Roman Hamrlik from WSH and NJD claim Tom Kotsopoulos from PIT.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 6, 2013
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has claimed defenseman Roman Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals. Hamrlik, 38, was the first overall pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and is the current active leader in NHL games played, having appeared in 1,383 career regular season [...]
from Justin Goldman at NHL.com,
With Justin Peters and Keith Kinkaid making their season debuts Tuesday night, 15 teams have now used at least three goalies this season. Of those 16 goalies (Calgary has used two), we're sounding the fantasy alarm on one we feel is primed to have a breakout in the second half of the season.
Jacob Markstrom is just one piece of a...
Jacob Markstrom of the Florida Panthers had a night he’d rather forget, quickly. He got the start in goal for Florida and gave up two goals in the first 3:10 of the Panthers’ game against Washington. Markstrom saw two shots. Two shots that go into the net quickly lead to a super-fast benching and a goals against average that sounds like a pants size.
Washington scored on four...