Found April 30, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
After yesterday's practice, the talk in Capitals camp was about the team's lack of intensity (via CSN Washington)...Brooks Laich..."It's an intense time of year and we're here to win," Laich said. "It takes so much to win and every little thing matters. If there are things I think we can be doing better I'm going to find a way to get the most out of our guys. It's something we'll address in the room and I don't really care to share much more than that."Jay Beagle..."After the game we all were sitting here and we knew it. We were like, 'That's not going to cut it. That's not good enough.'"Joel Ward..."They finished first [in the East] and that was for a reason. They've got a solid squad, obviously, and they play really well defensively. We've just got to be a lot more desperate at times and give them back a real good push."...not sure how a team can come out in Game 1 of the Eastern Confer...

Ovechkin playing less and less, but Capitals win

Alex Ovechkin's ice time keeps shrinking in the playoffs, all the way down to a career-low 131/2 minutes in Game 2 of the Washington Capitals' Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Rangers. Seems to be working so far. With the teams tied at a game apiece as they shift to Washington for Game 3 on Wednesday, followed by Game 4 on Saturday, a major topic of conversation...

Report: Evgeny Kuznetsov won't join Washington Capitals

Reports out of Russia indicate Washington Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov will remain in the KHL for another two years. According to Dmitry Chesnokov, Kuznetsov said he will play for Traktor Chelyabinsk until 2014. The nearly 20-year-old winger reportedly told SovSport he doesn't feel ready for the NHL yet. The internal pressure on Kuznetsov to stay in Russia is thought...

Game Day: How the Capitals Approach Video Work

7 a.m., game day (regular season). Washington Capitals video coach Blaine Forsythe is already at the rink, on a day that will consist of at least four meetings for his team as they prep for the evening’s opponent. The team’s coaching staff will use part of the morning to review game video together—a change head coach Dale Hunter implemented when he took over earlier in the...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Rangers/Capitals Opens With 1.5 Overnight on NBC

Despite featuring the #1 market Rangers against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals, Saturday’s Stanley Cup playoff action on NBC could not keep up the red-hot ratings momentum of the first round. Game 1 of the Capitals/Rangers Stanley Cup playoff series drew a 1.5 overnight rating on NBC Saturday afternoon, according to USA Today — even with Bruins/Flyers Game 1 last year (1.5),...

Capitals Know They Have To Be Better

from Katie Strang of ESPN New York, Veteran forward Mike Knuble said there was a consensus in the Caps’ dressing room after Game 1’s 3-1 loss to the Rangers. “I think we all agree that we have more to offer, more skill to show, more shots to [get to] the net. We’ve got better,” he said. After pulling out an upset against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins...

Steven Hindle: Convincing the World He's Convinced

Ovechkin Wants to Win, No Matter What Alex Ovechkin led all Washington forwards in ice-time in Game One and wound up with only one shot to show for his efforts. Skating only 13:36 in Game Two, 20 seconds fewer than Mike Knuble's regular season average (13:56, 15th among all Caps in average ice-time), the Captain re-doubled his efforts and made an impact on each and every...

Ovechkin's game winning goal.

This was a nice goal to win the game for the Washington Capitals - what they don't say is that the game winning goal by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was the result of a "very" weak call against  Rangers forward Brad Richards at the 12:29 mark of the third period, that would lead to the Capitals game winning goal four seconds later...

Ovechkin only needs a moment to topple Rangers

Even in a game in which Alex Ovechkin is being razzed by the opposing crowd and largely disrespected by his own coach, he is hardly the player on the Capitals that the Rangers want to see with the puck on his stick with a chance to be the difference-maker in the second-round series between the teams. Ovechkin played sparingly in the first two periods -- and finished with a playoff...

The "C" Is For Clutch: Capitals 3, Rangers 2

Once again this Spring, the Washington Capitals found themselves down 1-0 on the road to open a playoff series, and once again they found a way to even the series before heading back to D.C.  On a night they blew a two-goal lead, their captain scored the game-winning goal with 7:27 to go to put the Caps ahead for good.  Alex Ovechkin, who seems to play less each game, fired a...

Russian Bikini Fitness Models Make for Sexy Time

Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin was once asked who he thought was more attractive: American women or Russian women. The Caps star immediately responded “Russian,” an answer that... [[ Read More ]]

Rangers-Capitals Preview

Alex Ovechkin's ice time keeps shrinking in the playoffs, all the way down to a career-low 131/2 minutes in Game 2 of the Washington Capitals' Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Rangers. Seems to be working so far. With the teams tied at a game apiece and shifting to Washington for Game 3 on Wednesday, followed by Game 4 on Saturday, a major topic of conversation...

Rangers vs. Capitals (Game 2)

The New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The Rangers lead the series 1-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC...

Game 2 Preview: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

TOMORROW’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The Blueshirts opened up their second round series with a 3-1 win over the Capitals in Game 1 on Saturday at Madison [...]

Bruins Fans Only Have One Logical Choice When It Comes to Rooting Interests for Rest of Playoffs

Bruins fans certainly weren't ready to see their season end last week after just seven games in this year's playoffs. Unfortunately for B's fans, the Washington Capitals had other ideas, eliminating the Stanley Cup champs in Game 7. Now, Bruins fans are left to put their support behind another team in this year's playoffs, something that isn't always easy.

Playoff Pregame #10: Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers

#7 Washington Capitals vs. #1 New York Rangers Location: Verizon Center Time: 7:30 PM TV: NBC Sports Network (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Schedule:Game 1:   Apr 28, 2012, WSH@NYR, 1-3 LGame 2:   Apr 30, 2012, WSH@NYR, 3-2 WGame 4:   May  5, 2012, NYR@WSH, 12:30 PMGame 5:   May  7, 2012, WSH@NYR, 7:30 PMGame 6*: May  9, 2012, NYR@WSH, TBDGame 7*: May 12, 2012...
Capitals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.