Found January 18, 2012 on Washington Times:
MONTREAL — It's funny what a little fresh, cold Canadian air can do to a Washington Capitals team that has struggled so mightily on the road this season. Several months' worth of woes and an embarrassing home loss to the New York Islanders a day earlier were erased for at ...

Poti May Never Play Again

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, It’s been more than a year since Tom Poti set foot in a game for the Washington Capitals. The veteran defenseman has not been with the team at all this season, but is trying to rehab a lingering groin strain on his own. Based on comments from General Manager George McPhee, however, there doesn’t appear to be much optimism that he’ll...

Alex Ovechkin: Slumping Scorer & Up-And-Coming Rapper

A scoring decline has left Alex Ovechkin looking rather unworthy of the 13-year, $124 million contract he signed in 2008. Perhaps we can blame the slump on his burgeoning rap career. Last September Ovechkin created a stir when it became known the Washington Capitals superstar would contribute a verse on Sasha Belyi’s rap song, Champion. (Those of you who get Russian MTV on cable...

Karl Alzner Deserves a Thank-You

About the only nice thing a Caps fan could say after Tuesday’s game against the Islanders was that the postgame weather was unusually pleasant— almost 60 degrees (heck, even January didn’t show up for the game). Losses like the Capitals suffered Tuesday—roughly 60 minutes of missed assignments and wandering aimlessly around the ice, everyone playing their own game instead...

Alexander Ovechkin takes on new challenge: rapping (video)

There is very little that Alexander Ovechkin has not accomplished in his seven year NHL career. He has won countless awards, ranging from the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year), Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP), and he has just been selected to his fifth NHL All-Star game. The only thing he hasn't done? You guessed it, appear in a rap video. After reaching the 100+ point mark in the...

Alex Ovechkin Cameos And Raps In Russian Rap Video (Video)

It's not often that we see Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin entering the world of rap but that's exactly what happened with the below cameo in a Russian rap video. The cameo is for Sasha Belyi’s rap song  called “Champion,” and it's pretty epic to say the least including Alex's verse: (Courtesy of Last Angry Fan)

Will Caps Seek Payback For Backstrom Hit?

from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington, Back on Jan. 3, when Rene Bourque knocked Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom out of the lineup with a hard elbow to the chin, the Capitals were criticized for not responding on the ice. Tonight in Montreal , the Capitals get their chance for paybacks. Bourque, who was a member of the Calgary Flames at the time of his hit on Backstrom, is now...

Troy Brouwer given alternate-captain honors for the 1st time with Capitals

MONTREAL — Since Nicklas Backstrom has been out of the Washington Capitals' lineup, someone had to wear the other "A" as an alternate captain. Brooks Laich was that player for the first five games, joining Mike Knuble. But on Wednesday night, Laich wasn't wearing an "A." Instead, it was forward Troy ...

Steven Hindle: Beneath the Big Top

Circus City Braving cold and ice on a frigid January evening, many patrons of the Bell Center simply couldn't muster the courage to stomach the entire 60 minute performance that was the Washington Capitals 3-0 shutout over the home-town favorites. Though I couldn't blame many for departing early, I do take exception with the idea that the Canadiens played a poor game...

Capitals lay an egg in shutout loss to Islanders

Mike Knuble knows hockey. He's well aware that this kind of schedule quirk doesn't happen often, the Washington Capitals getting four games in a row at home all against opponents who played the day before. "You don't want to call them must-wins, but they're games that [show] things are lining ...

Neuvirth, Capitals blank Canadiens

Michal Neuvirth made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and Alex Ovechkin scored his 19th goal on a power play midway through the second period to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

The Skinny - Islanders 3, Capitals 0

Game 44 Isles 3, Capitals 0 PA Parenteau had the first multi-goal game of his career and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 17 shots for his 301st NHL victory and 51st shutout as the Islanders blanked the Washington Capitals 3-0 in front of 18,506 at Ve...

Discovering recipe for success on road crucial to Capitals' playoff push

MONTREAL — There's no place like home for any team. Home ice is an advantage for a reason: comfort, crowd and even the ability to dictate matchups. For the Washington Capitals, the disparity is essentially being the dominant New York Rangers at Verizon Center and the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets ...

New York Islanders (16-21-6) at Washington Capitals (24-17-2), 7 p.m. (ET)

The surging Washington Capitals will try to reclaim first place in the Southeast Division when they host the lowly New York Islanders in tonight's clash at the Verizon Center.
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