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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned defenseman Tomas Kundratek to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.   Kundratek, 22, made his N...

Ovechkin skipping NHL All-Star Game

Alex Ovechkin is skipping the NHL All-Star game, announcing that decision a day after getting a three-game suspension from the league for a hit on an opponent. The Washington Capitals' captain is a two-time league MVP. He was suspended for launching himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Washington's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins on Sunday. No penalty...

Slap Shot: Suspended Ovechkin Chooses Not to Attend All-Star Game

Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals captain and one of the N.H.L.'s biggest stars players, announced that he would skip the All-Star Game because he was suspended three games for an illegal check Monday.

Game #48 - vs Washington Capitals

2011-12 Game 48 Washington Capitals (25-19-2, 52 points) at Pittsburgh Penguins (26-17-4, 56 points) This guy just can't stay healthy.  He's out 4-6 weeks for abdominal surgery. Why does it matter? This tilt doesn't have the luster that it used to have, but it's still a great rivalry...

Caps' Ovechkin withdraws from NHL All-Star Game

The NHL will go ahead with one of its signature events without one of its signature players, as Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will skip this weekend's All-Star Game and festivities in Ottawa. A day earlier, the league suspended him three games for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek ...

DMV: Ovie Slapped For Hitting Pen Who Elbowed Hendricks

Ovie suspended 3 games for leaving his feet to hit a Penguin. [Puck Daddy] The same Pen wasn’t suspended for elbowing Matt Hendricks. [Puck Daddy] If the Caps go .500 on the road from here that’d be nice. [Japers' Rink] Column: The Caps’ window of opportunity has closed. [Homer McFanboy] The Wizards got their asses kicked by Philly yet again. [Bullets Forever] Buckhantz...

Perreault hat trick lifts Caps by Bruins (AP)

Mathieu Perreault got his first career hat trick, including the tie-breaking goal in the third period, to lead the Washington Capitals to a 5-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Perreault's third goal of the game came 7:18 into the third period when he put in a rebound off Roman Hamrlik's shot to give Washington the lead.

Video: Ovi wrong to skip ASG | 'Cop out'   |  'Classless'

Mike Milbury and Keith Jones debate whether the skipping of the NHL All-Star game by Washington's Alex Ovechkin is a good idea, and what it means to the NHL and its fans. (NBC Sports)

Penguins 4, Capitals 3 (OT)

So what happened? This was a great win for the Pens.  It had a bit of everything - a quick start, allowing three straight goals against, a key goal in the third to tie it up and then the OT winner. It was like a roller coaster that had a great finish to it.  Without that finish, it would have felt vastly different at the end. As for the Caps, their system is painful to...

NBC Selects Capitals/Rangers Game on Sunday, February 12, as NHL’s Game of the Week

ARLINGTON, Va. – NBC announced today that it has selected the Washington Capitals’ game against the New York Rangers on Sunday, February 12, at Madison Square Garden, as the NHL’s Game of the Week as part of the NHL’s and N...

Press Release: Start Time For Game Against Washington On Feb 12 Set For 12:30

New York, January 23, 2012 – The New York Rangers announced today that the start time for their game on Sunday, February 12 against the Washington Capitals has been set for 12:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.  The matinee match-up will be televised nationally on NBC.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals – Game 48

Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (26-17-4) vs. Washington Capitals (25-19-2) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 12:30 PM EST Channels: NBC, NHLN-CA Last of the season against the Capitals.  The Pens have lost eight straight to the Caps at home, something that needs to change. Preview one. Preview two.  Preview three. 1-0 in the last game.  Jason Chimera [...]
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