Found January 08, 2012 on Washington Times:
SAN JOSE, Calif. — History might not matter to these Washington Capitals: 18 years without a victory in San Jose. But Saturday night provided yet another troubling example of this team's inability to win on the road. Outskated for much of the night and dominated in their own zone, the ...

Washington Capitals — A Tale of Two Alex’s

And, no, the title does not reference the two Alex’s who sport the hometown red sweaters of the Washington Capitals: Ovechkin and Semin.  Rather, it’s about Alex Ovechkin in the first 34 games of the season vs. the #8 that’s played in the last four games.  At the risk of sounding trite, it’s almost as if there have been two different individuals wearing the jersey that...

Capitals C Backstrom says he's ready to return

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom said he feels ready to return to the lineup after taking an elbow to the head earlier in the week. Backstrom practiced for the second straight day on Friday and said he felt "ready to go." Washington plays at San Jose on Saturday night. Capitals coach Dale Hunter agreed that Backstrom looks good but said he is still being evaluated...

The Mike Green Question

Last Tuesday, Capitals fans everywhere were delighted with the return of Mike Green, after missing 23 consecutive games with a groin injury.  An injury that, supposedly, might never fully heal.  Midway through Green second game back (@SJ 1/7/12), Hunter shut him down again.  Hunter said it was because of tightness, and not a hit he took, but it does little to dispel my worries...

TRH Gameday 43 - Washington Capitals: Do The Evolution

Game #43 LA Kings (20-15-5, 16th in NHL)vsWashington Capitals(21-16-2, 21st (!) in NHL) 7:30pm, Staples CenterLos Angeles, CA BEST PLAYER TO WEAR BOTH COLORS: There is something so deliciously ironic about Anson Carter callingout the Columbus Blue Jackets for not doing their job right.  BEST OPPOSITION BLOGS:Japers RinkOn Frozen BlogRock the Red Sometimes... you can&...

Capitals' Marcus Johansson elated for Sweden's gold medal at world junior championships

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson never got to enjoy a gold-medal celebration at the world junior championships. In two appearances, including one in which he served as captain of Sweden, he won silver and bronze. So when Sweden beat Russia 1-0 in overtime for gold at ...

Penguins’ January 22 Game vs. Washington Capitals at CONSOL Energy Center to Start at 12:30 p.m. and will be Broadcast Nationally by NBC

NBC has selected the Penguins' Sunday January, 22 home game against the Washington Capitals for its nationally-televised NHL Game of the Week. The game will now start at 12:30 pm at CONSOL Energy Center. The game was originally scheduled for ...

Capitals-Kings Preview

The Washington Capitals know their offense goes as Alex Ovechkin does. The Los Angeles Kings still have no idea where their source of consistent production is. The Capitals wrap up a quick two-game California trip Monday night at Staples Center, where the Kings try once more to solve their goal-scoring woes. Ovechkin and the Capitals (21-16-2) are still four points out of first...

Sharks will face a rejuvenated Alex Ovechkin

Bruce Boudreau is only an interested observer of the Washington Capitals these days. But from his vantage point as the now-former coach, Boudreau might be the least-surprised person in hockey that Alex Ovechkin has begun heating up.

Capitals-Sharks Preview

Since the start of 2008-09, the Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks have more points than any other teams in the NHL, so they're used to coming away with two more often than not. For more than a decade, the Capitals have rarely come away with any against the Sharks. Winners of 14 of 15 against Washington, surging San Jose could have its hands full Saturday night at HP Pavilion...

Backstrom to Sit Out at San Jose

It’s been four nights since Calgary forward Rene Bourque blatantly flapped an elbow to the head of Caps center Nicklas Backstrom. Although the Caps’ center skated a couple more shifts in that Tuesday game, he also missed his last fe...
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