Found November 24, 2011 on Washington Times:
At 19 years old, Brooks Laich had to choose a path. Playing in juniors for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League, Laich's coach, Dean Chynoweth, told him to make a decision. "I could either be a 100-point American League hockey player, or a 50-to-60-point NHL hockey player," Laich ...

The Washington Capitals A Quarter of the Way Through the Season

It is really difficult to believe, but this year’s regular season is almost one quarter complete.  At 12-7-1, the Washington Capitals currently sit in second place in the Southeast Division, two points behind Florida although they have one game in hand.  It’s probably an appropriate time to step away from the ice to see what we have learned about this year’s Caps team ...

Is something wrong with Ovechkin?

The Washington Capitals superstar has struggled out of the gate this season -- at least according to the standards he has set throughout his career -- notching 7 goals and recording only 15 total points.

Capitals' Brooks Laich proud to be part of the D.C. community

Brooks Laich learned a lot growing up on a corner lot in Wawota, Saskatchewan. He learned a work ethic and sense of community from parents Harold and Jane — and the value of a well-kept lawn. "The flowers were weeded, the lawn was mowed. The yard always looked nice, and ...

Rapid Rewind: Chimera Does It Again. Capitals 4, Jets 3 (OT)

WASHINGTON - Jason Chimera scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, and Nicklas Backstrom tallied for the second consecutive game as the Washington Capitals won their second consecutive game, 4-3, over the Winnipeg Jets.  The Capitals jumped out to three separate one-goal leads in the game, but each time the Jets found a way to tie it up before Chimera tipped home...

Caps’ Disjointed Effort Leads to 6-3 Rangers’ Victory

It’s a weird night at the Verizon Center when Alexander Semin finishes with more ice time than Alex Ovechkin. True, it was only by 47 seconds, and since Ovechkin finished with 21 shifts and Semin only 19, it looks more coincidental than any kind of message being sent from the bench. Semin finished Friday with the longest average shift length on the team (that’s one way to get...

Semin back for Capitals; Joel Ward scratched for oversleeping

After watching his team flail and flounder for the last two weeks, Washington Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau took a dramatic step on Monday when he scratched star sniper Alex Semin in a win over the Coyotes. "He's taken penalties seven games in a row," said Boudreau. "At some point, you have to be accountable for your errors. We don't like doing those things...

Alex Ovechkin to Grant Wish of Make-A-Wish® Child

ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will meet with Ellie Carney, 18, after the Capitals game against the New York Rangers at Verizon Center on Friday, Nov. 25. Ellie was born with Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome Type 1 (OFD1) a...

Chimera scores 2, leads Capitals over Jets in OT

Jason Chimera scored his second goal of the game, at 1:52 of overtime, to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.

Chimera's 2nd of night lifts Caps over Jets in OT

Jason Chimera scored his second goal of the game, at 1:52 of overtime, to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.

NHL rules no supplemental discipline for Zach Bogosian's elbow on Cody Eakin

Zach Bogosian's elbow made contact with Washington Capitals rookie Cody Eakin's head. That was enough to warrant a Thanksgiving Day hearing for the Winnipeg Jets forward with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan. But not enough to warrant a suspension or fine. Shanahan ruled Thursday that Bogosian ...
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