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The Washington Capitals will be in Tampa, Florida Saturday evening as they kick off the 2013 season with a game against the Southeast Division rival Lightning. The Capitals finished last season in seventh place in the Eastern Conference before losing in seven games to the Rangers in the Conference semifinals under the jurisdiction of Dale Hunter. With Hunter now gone and Adam Oates in charge, Washington begins their quest for the franchise’s first Stanley Cup with act one of a furious 48-game sprint to the finish before the playoffs begin. It should be one hell of a ride.
Third-year coach Guy Boucher, who many believe to be on the hot seat heading in to this year, will give the nod in goal to summer acquisition Anders Lindback. Lindback posted a 2.42 GAA and .912 save percentage last season for the Predators in a backup role and will be relied upon to be the force in goal that the Lightning lacked last season. Outside of the goal crease, Tampa is not s...
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The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Tom Poti from Hershey of the AHL, bringing back someone who hasn't played in an NHL game in two years because of injuries.
Poti was added to Washington's roster Friday, a day before the team plays at the Tampa Bay Lightning to open the lockout-delayed season.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Poti has not appeared in the NHL since...
Washington Capitals Season Preview
Record Last Year: 42-32-8
Goal Differential: -8
Team 5v5 Fenwick: 49.71% (16th in NHL)
5v5 Sh%: 8.6%
5v5 Sv%: .920
PP SF/60: 47.5 (18th in NHL)
PK SA/60: 49.4 (14th in NHL)
The Washington Capitals fall from grace last season was fascinating to watch. Many projected this team to win the Southeast Division for the fifth...
The NHL lockout didn’t seem to slow down the Lightning Saturday night. Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer scored two goals each to help the Bolts get past the Washington Capitals 6-3 on opening night. Three of the Lightning’s six goals came via the power play, two of those three were Martin St. Louis’ goals. The power play units were an area Tampa Bay focused to improve on...
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider at the Washington Post,
The Capitals will allow Alex Ovechkin to take part in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, regardless of whether the NHL permits all of its players to participate in the games, owner Ted Leonsis said Thursday.
Ovechkin, who on Wednesday was named a torchbearer for the Sochi games, has said multiple times that he intends...
via The Washington Capitals
General manager George McPhee believes the Washington Capitals have enough talent on the ice to contend for a Stanley Cup.
His biggest concern heading into Saturday night's opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning is that his team will have had only six practices and a scrimmage to learn new coach Adam Oates' system.
With a lineup that includes two-time Hart Trophy winner...
“To all Caps fans – local and long-distance – thank you for your ongoing support and your support of our players, we truly appreciate it. You are terrific fans, and we have worked extremely hard for many years to grow that relationship, and we have been rewarded with fantastic support. It is now incumbent upon us to be a first-class partner not only with our players but also...
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Don’t panic. The Washington Capitals lost their opening game of the 2013 season on Saturday night, conceding three power play goals en route to a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. With a new coach, a new system, and a lockout hanging over their heads, the Caps were terrible in their own zone and suffered the consequences of such sloppy play. Joel...
from Stephen Whyno of Capitals Watch at the Washington Times,
“There's lots of new rules on what we have to do with ice quality,” Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said. “We're totally committed to having the best ice that we can possibly have.”
Verizon Center's ice has been a subject of ridicule, and arena staff has gone to lengths to maintain some...
Sports Illustrated's Brian Cazeneueve took an intriguing tack in terms of "catching up" with famous hockey names by speaking to Boston Bruins anthem singer Rene Rancourt, Philadelphia Flyers PA announcer Lou Nolan, Nashville Predators play-by-play annoncer Pete Weber, Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates and somebody whose name Cazeneueve spells as "Al Sabotka...
Game 1: Caps @ Bolts
The Capitals and Lightning renew their divisional rivalry this evening as the 2013 NHL schedule kicks off, and there's plenty to be excited for.
Adam Oates makes his debut as Caps bench boss and has chosen to kick things off in a completely new way with a lineup including 11 forwards, 7 defensemen and Holtby starting between the pipes.
The real exciting...