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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned goaltender Braden Holtby and forwards Joel Rechlicz and Keith Aucoin to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced ...

Caps recall Holtby from minors, start him vs. SJ

Goalie Braden Holtby has been recalled by the Washington Capitals from Hershey of the American Hockey League so he could start against the San Jose Sharks. The Capitals announced the call-up about 1 1/2 hours before Monday night's game against San Jose, then later listed Holtby in the lineup. It's his first NHL appearance since March 26 last season. Holtby went 10-2-2 with...

Do the Washingtopn Caps Practice Correctly?

With the massive disparity between the Home Team Washington Capitals and the Away Team Washington Capitals (see: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson), there is the temptation to attempt to understand just why this unit can be two teams at once. Are they used to their Sertas at home? Is the team bus/train/plane/hotel uncomfortable? Do they miss the crappy...

Capitals Recall Braden Holtby and Joel Rechlicz from Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Braden Holtby and forward Joel Rechlicz from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Holtby, ...

The Washington Capitals — Buying or Selling?

Just two days ago, an article entitled: “The Washington Capitals — Time Is Running Out” chronicled the Caps’ precarious position in the Eastern Conference standings and stated that the game on February 13th against the Sharks would give us a clue as to whether Washington’s players — especially their quote superstars unquote were willing “…to give 100% for a full sixty...

Capitals' Mike Knuble may be ready for a change of scenery

Mike Knuble went into the season as the Washington Capitals' first-line right wing. Maybe he would spend time on the second line, but the reliable scorer and alternate captain sure didn't seem destined for life on the fourth line. Or in the press box as a healthy scratch. But ...

Practice: Feb. 15

The Washington Capitals were on ice Wednesday morning for a practice as they prepare for a critical four-game road trip, starting at the end of the week, which will make or break their season.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex: Mike Green, who had been skating apart from his teammates and not participating in practice since his surgery, finally joined the Caps for a workout...

Once a steady scorer, Capitals' Mike Knuble now would just like to play

When the Washington Capitals were trailing the Florida Panthers 5-2 in early December and looked more than out of the game, Mike Knuble stood up in the locker room during intermission and challenged his teammates. They fell just short of tying the score after a furious third-period comeback. But for ...

WHYNO: Uncertainty between the posts leaving Capitals' goalies on edge

ANALYSIS/OPINION Michal Neuvirth was the Washington Capitals' starting goaltender in the playoffs last season, and this year's No. 1, Tomas Vokoun, was out with the flu. So as the only healthy goalie around, Neuvirth figured he'd start Monday night against the San Jose Sharks. Instead, the Caps called up Braden ...

Nick of Time

The Washington Capitals need Nicklas Backstrom to return from injury. Including today's loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the Swedish center has missed 17 consecutive games after suffering a concussion at the hands (make that elbow) of Rene Bourque, playing for the Calgary Flames at the time.  And Backstrom hasn't even skated for more than 5 minutes...

San Jose Sharks skate past Washington Capitals 5-3

There was a sense this one was going the Sharks' way a little past the midway point of the first period.

San Jose Sharks (30-17-6) at Washington Capitals (28-22-5), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

The Washington Capitals found themselves leading the Southeast Division a week ago, but consecutive losses have them outside of the playoff picture once again.

Video- A Redirected Goal From the Blue Line

Joe Pavelski tips the shot from Dan Boyle, which eludes Washington goaltender Braden Holtby.
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