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Going into Saturday’s game against Boston, the Capitals were in an interesting situation–they’d won, in overtime, against a division rival, but their penalty kill unit had let in two goals. In fact, the unit had looked anything but aggressive–a characteristic that usually worked well for the Capitals with the man down.
But what started out as an Achilles’ heel this weekend was rectified in 48 hours. In the Capitals’ two following wins against Boston and Toronto, they killed off all three of their opponents’ power plays and even managed a shorthand goal.
“[Being aggressive on the PK] was pretty much the entire conversation,” Karl Alzner said of what the Capitals’ conversation was after the loss to Tampa. “We said, ‘Look back on when we were successful, and it was ’cause guys didn’t have a chance to make a play.’”
It’s nice to see the Capitals be able to correct and adjust that kind of mistake quickly instead of going through a painful multi-game learning process. Brooks Lai
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Alexander Semin, once a top NHL sniper, may play his final National Hockey League game this season.
According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Semin will likely be headed to the Kontinental Hockey League, Russia’s equivalent to the NHL following the 2011-2012 campaign.
Since W Alexander Semin won’t be back with the Capitals next season — and nobody was willing...
Alexander Ovechkin (left) celebrates with teammate and good friend Alexander Semin (right).Alexander Semin - a former 40 goal scorer - could be headed to the KHL after this season, according to a report by the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch. Semin has 44 points in 65 games this season."Since W Alexander Semin won’t be back with the Capitals next season — and nobody was...
The Washington Capitals seem to be struggling to find their identity, as they've been caught between their old run-and-fun mentality and new coach Dale Hunter's more defensive-minded approach this season. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette has some advice for them, and it involves Chuck Norris. Because sometimes you just need to shoot first and ask questions later. At the very...
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, Your reaction to the suspension?
Green: “I was obviously disappointed, moreso that I wouldn’t be playing. It is what it is. I understand their point. By no means did I intentionally do anything to harm anyone. It’s just unfortunate for myself.”
Did your elbow come up on the hit?
“No, I didn’t get my elbow up at all. I don’t...
Washington Capitals veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik will make his return to the lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Boston Bruins.
Hamrlik has served as a healthy scratch for the last eight contests after being on the ice for too many scoring chances, coach Dale Hunter told the Washington Post.
The first overall pick of the 1992 draft, Hamrlik last played on Feb...
The Washington Capitals kept up their latest surge and piled on the misery of a fading playoff contender Sunday, with Michal Neuvirth getting his third shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Neuvirth made 23 saves, and Brooks Laich and Matthieu Perreault scored for Washington. The Capitals remained a point behind Florida for the Southeast Division lead...
The Bruins made the Capitals sweat it out on Saturday, recording a goal late in the third period to cut the deficit to one. But Washington was able to hold on for a 4-3 win, with Brooks Laich's tip-in tally serving as the game-winner. Laich's goal came at 17:31 of the second period. With a man advantage, the Capitals demonstrated excellent puck movement and patience until...
Another Homegrown Talent
Troy Brouwer #20 – RW/LW
Team: Washington Capitals
POB: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Height: 6-3 Weight: 213lbs
NHL Seasons: 5
Drafted by Chicago in 2004 (7/214).
Stanley Cup Champion
Troy Brouwer, a winger for the NHL’s Washington Capitals was born on August 17th, 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up knowing...
Alexander Semin had a goal and set up Jay Beagle's go-ahead score Saturday, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins.
It was the second straight win for the Capitals after a three-game losing streak (0-2-1).
Washington moved two points ahead of Winnipeg and is now in sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Washington also trails...
Six days ago, an article on this site stated that the Capitals’ inconsistency was likely to doom their chances to make the playoffs. Since that article was posted, Washington has compiled a record of 1-2-1 during the last four games of a five game home stand. Somehow, magically, as other teams have faltered as well, the Caps find themselves in the final playoff spot of the...
With the schedule winding down and every game becoming a must-win, the Toronto Maple Leafs have lost even more ground in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, falling 2-0 to the Washington Capitals while falling even further back of the eighth and final post-season spot.
Torontoâs shutout loss is their second in a row after suffering a 1-0 shootout defeat at the hands of...
What does it mean?
This time last week, the Washington Capitals were, as they have been for almost the entire season, in disarray. They had just dropped another disheartening game where they had been shut out, and had only managed to pick up one win during their season-long five game homestand.
Since that game, the Capitals have picked up seven of a possible eight points against...
(Welcome to the TD Garden for todayâs match-up between the Boston Bruins and visiting Washington Capitals.)
Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals havenât been to the TD Garden since Dec. 2010. To put it lightly, a lot has changed for the Caps since then. Their no longer the beasts of the Eastern Conference -- currently fighting to hang onto the eighth seed in the East...