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As if the NHL season was not screwy enough with the lock-out, the Washington Capitals have been in an uphill battle all season. Key forward Brooks Laich has missed all season with a groin injury suffered during the lock-out. According to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post, tonight will skate with his teammates for the first time all season. The timing for this couldn’t be any more perfect with the Pittsburgh Penguins on the schedule for tonight.
Laich is a top-six forward who plays all shifts (even strength, short handed and power play). The Capitals have struggled this season to find chemistry in the top two lines, often using the likes of Matt Hendricks, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johannson and Wojtek Wolski. While it will take Brooks a few games to get his feet under him, he should help out with the teams struggling defense and penalty kill instantly.
With the team only seven points out of a playoff spot and also only 7 points out of first place in the southeast division, every game from here on out will be important. There are only 20 games left in this lockout-shortened year, so the team will essentially have to make up a point every three games. So long as the team moves one game at a time, there is a chance to turn things around with Laich’s return and sneak into the playoffs.
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A little over an hour ago, Washington Post’s Katie Carrera reported that Brooks Laich will make his debut tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Laich was injured while playing in Switzerland during the lockout and, in my opinion, has been a large missing piece in the team’s search for consistency.
While Laich’s stats have been declining over the past couple of seasons...
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Washington Capitals rookie defenseman Steven Oleksy has been a pleasant surprise for the Caps so far during their terrible season. In eight games, Oleksy has added 1 goal and 3 assists while posting a +1 rating. During Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, Oleksy was caught picking his nose in the penalty box by the camera man. Oleksy took the embarrassing incident...
Caps fall to the Penguins, 2-1, in the first game back for Brooks Laich and Dmitri Orlov.
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Really strange thing. Schultz is a minus 7 this season so whatever.
The Caps are basically playing for their playoff lives:
Probably going to see their best effort.
After the jump the Canucks are the worst, and some new site.
Good friend Mike W. sent this story along. The Canucks screwed...
If you’re going to pick your nose, be like Washington Capitals Steve Oleksy and jam your finger way in there for some gold. Could Steve ram that finger in any deeper? No. Could Steve give even more effort to pick that booger? No, he’s giving 110%.
In case you care, the Caps beat the Sabres, 5-3.
Meanwhile, over on ESPN, they were busy f–king up the March Madness...
Another battle between the two rivals resulted in a great game, but a bad DC result. (PPG)
The Washington Capitals fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night in the Steel City, falling by a score of 2-1 at the CONSOL Energy Center. Despite taking the lead on a first-period Alex Ovechkin goal for the second consecutive game, the Penguins scored two unanswered goals, both...
Here's a little trade secret: If you want to play on the Washington Capitals' blueline, you'd better plan to spend some time in Hershey.
Washington Capitals (12-15-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (22-8-0)
ROOT, NHLN-US, CSN-DC, TSN 2 - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Right now, it doesn't feel as big as it once did when the Capitals visit Pittsburgh. But, believe us, if the Caps beat the Penguins tonight and break the Pens' winning streak, they'll be hanging a banner up...
The Caps are a hot ******* mess. And Adam Oates apparently doesn't think this schedule is pretty much the same as it was, say, in an Olympic year or whatever the ****.
Cry more idk.
Letang is hurt. Gene might be back Friday. ugh.
The Caps take a dumb penalty against the Crosby line within 2 minutes of puck drop. We learn that Brooks Laich is back in...