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DC Pro Sports Report:
The Washington Capitals got a needed win coming off a holiday layoff, with a 3-2 win at the Verizon Center tonight. Eric Fehr notched the game winner at the 14;51 mark to lift the Caps to the 3-2 win.
Phillip Grubauer stopped 38 of 40 shots to earn the win, in his sixth start in the last nine games. It is pretty clear that Adam Oates is pretty comfortable with Grubauer and the way he is playing. He certainly is making the Caps’ goaltending more complicated, with radon Holtby and Michal Neuvirth watching Grubauer from the bench. Gruby made some pretty nifty saves in the final 5 minutes to preserve the Capitals win.
Washington got not he board first with a bomb from Mike Green in the first period to give the Caps a 1-0 lead. It was Green’s 3rd tally of the season. Although the Caps were outshot 14-7 in the opening period, The Caps took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
Ben Pouliot scored just 1:37 into the second period to knot the game up at 1-1. It would stay that way ...
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o many times this season the Washington Capitals have found ways to give away points to opposing teams, especially those nipping at their heels in the Metropolitan Division standings.
But on Friday night at Verizon Center, they found a way to win in regulation and put some distance between themselves and the New York Rangers.
The Capitals managed to overcome coughing up a pair...
He was part of one of the best draft classes in NHL History, but does his disappointing career reach "bust" status?
Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night.
Moments after New York defenseman Dan Girardi's drive hit the post, Fehr took a pass from Backstrom during a 4-on-4 play, skated in, and beat goalie Cam Talbot from the right circle for his sixth goal...
The Hockey Hall of Fame will have to wait two more years to welcome Sergei Fedorov, because, after three months and an inordinate amount of hype, Fedorov resumed his professional career as a GM-turned-player skating for CSKA Moscow:
Sergei Fedorov, 483 goals & winner of 3 Stanley Cups, suits up for @twithccska at the #SpenglerCup.
— spenglercup (@spenglercup2013...
After a holiday layoff. The Washington Capitals are back on ice tonight at the Verizon Center. The Caps will host playoff nemesis New York Rangers. The Caps enter the game with a two game losing streak, while the Rangers bring a two game winning streak to the District.
Starting again . . . Phillip Grubauer will start in goal tonight for the Capitals. It will be his sixth...
I'm reluctantly posting this as a separate entry because the player in question is taking part in the Red Wings' Alumni Showdown, and I'm posting it because the end of his playing career seems to be taking the same pattern of intrigue and mystery with which his NHL career began:
Over the past four months, CSKA Moscow GM Sergei Fedorov's navigated what turned out...
For now, the Caps are stuck with trying to rehabilitate Brooks Laich’s body, mind and spirit.
If Alex Ovechkin is having an off night, the Washington Capitals know Nicklas Backstrom often will help pick up the slack.
Washington looks to win back-to-back games for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks when it visits the league-worst Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.
Ovechkin leads the NHL with 30 goals and had scored one in four straight games - with Backstrom assisting on two - before...
No team in the NHL has won more games in the shootout this season than the Washington Capitals. Eight of their 19 victories have come in what many hockey people simply refer to as "the skills competition" that comes after teams have played 60 minutes of regulation and five minutes of overtime without resolution.
So, what does coach Adam Oates think about the shootout?...
Yes fans, Sergei Fedorov is back. The legendary future hall of fame NHLer, who currently acts as the GM for CSKA Moscow, decided to give pro hockey one more chance when he decided to suit up for his own team at the 2013 Spengler Cup, facing the AHL’s Rochester Americans. Other notable players taking part in their first Spengler Cup [...]
Once more the Rangers played well but couldn’t get it done when it mattered. Dan Girardi rang a shot off the post just moments before Eric Fehr put one past Cam Talbot to put the Caps up for good. It was one of those games again for the Rangers as they came back twice from […]
This is an old photo...but Nicky is great! (NBC)
The Washington Capitals won a close game in regulation on Friday night at Verizon Center, defeating the New York Rangers 3-2. The teams traded goals on all five markers, with the Caps taking the lead three times and only getting caught the first two times. Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, and Eric Fehr scored for the home side...