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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 Panthers beat Carolina on Sunday.
Jonas Gustavsson made 21 saves for the Maple Leafs, who have lost four straight and 10 of 11, their fortunes barely changed in the five games since the change in coaches from Ron Wilson to Randy Carlyle. Toronto was shut out in both of its weekend games, losing 1-0 after a shootout at home to Philadelphia on Saturday night.
The Capitals have been a streaky team of late in their more-challenging-than-expected quest for a fifth straight division title. They lost three, won three, lost three and now have won three in a row once again. This latest streak includes Satu...
BEST OF MAXIM
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...