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Alex Ovechkin needs to produce for the Capitals to have a prayer this season. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals are in Toronto, Ontario this evening to take on the Maple Leafs in a critical matchup of Eastern Conference teams this evening. The Capitals, who blew their last game in Ottawa despite leading 2-0, are 1-4-1 and have looked out of sync; they are fourth in the Southeast Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference. Toronto, who beat the Sabres on a last-second overtime goal from Matt Frattin on Tuesday, are 3-3, fourth in the Northeast Division, and ninth in the Conference. This is a huge game for the Capitals as they look to prepare for the Flyers and Penguins on Friday and Sunday.
James Reimer is almost certain to start in goal for Randy Carlyle following his victorious performance in Buffalo, in which he made 29 saves. Reimer, who started the season on the bench but has started the Leafs’ last four games, has posted a 3.04 GAA and .910 save percentage in th...
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Where can Caps fans place the blame? The Washington Capitals are arguably noted as one of the most dominant hockey teams in recent years during the regular season, but has a huge monkey on their backs for not being able to reach the Stanley cup during the Alexander Ovechkin era. Since the 2007-08 season, the Capitals have amassed a 237-125-48 record; finishing first in the division...
The Washington Capitals have acquired minor league forwards Peter LeBlanc and Casey Wellman in a pair of trades.
The Capitals got LeBlanc from Chicago in exchange for future considerations. The 24-year-old has four goals and eight assists in 34 games this season with Rockford of the American Hockey League.
Wellman came over in a deal with Florida, which received center Zach Hamill...
Wayne Gretzky had himself a nice little Christmas vacation, and he’s eagerly awaiting the three months he’ll get to spend at his lake house in Idaho. A return to hockey, you might notice, would disrupt those types of things.
Gretzky once again shot down any rumors that he may be contemplating taking a job with the Toronto Maple Leafs — or any club for that matter. Speaking...
The Florida Panthers have traded forward Casey Wellman to the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Zach Hamill.
Hamill, 24, was the eighth overall pick of the Boston Bruins in the 2007 NHL entry draft. In his NHL career, he has four assists and four PIM in 20 games played (all with the Bruins).
He has played in 40 games this season with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey...
The Leafs score two 3rd period goals to ruin another solid Neuvirth performance. (CBC.ca)
The Washington Capitals fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night by a 3-2 score, their second consecutive loss in the province of Ontario by that scoreline. Holding a 2-1 lead into the third period, Washington conceded two quick goals near the middle of the final frame and could...
Let’s face it, this whole Adam Oates this is not working out for the Washington Capitals.The rookie NHL head coach is off to a 1-5-1 start. He is playing superstar Alex Ovechkin on a line with two muckers. He buried 2012 playoff hero Braden Holtby after two starts in goal, starting Michal Neuvirth in the nets for the next five games. (Holtby will start tonight’s game against...
Matt Frattin scored his second goal of the game with 1.5 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Frattin skated in from the left circle and wristed a shot over the shoulder of Sabres goalie Ryan Miller.
Jay McClement and Cody Franson also scored for Toronto, which snapped a two-game skid. James Reimer made...
Through five games, Phil Kessel is still looking for his first goal of the season.
In spite of taking twice as many shots as any other teammate, the 25 year old winger has struggled out of the gate, with just two assists on opening night in Montreal less than two weeks ago.
Long scoring slumps are nothing new for Kessel. They have plagued him before and they likely will throughout...
With the Washington Capitals struggling to get traction for the start of this season, Caps owner Ted Leonsis was on WTOP today to take caller questions. When asked about the Caps and Alex Ovechkin's season start, Leonsis held nothing back.
“Well, we’re concerned too,” Leonsis said. “I’m not so sure that [team] scoring’s gonna be an issue, but it has been...
TORONTO -- Matt Frattin and Nikolai Kulemin scored third-periods goals, lifting the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2, come-from-behind win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday before a crowd of 19,374 at Air Canada Centre. James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who outshot the Capitals 40-22 in winning their second game in a row. Toronto (4-3-0) won at home for the...
The Caps were put right back into the loss column by allowing an Ottawa comeback. (Yahoo)
The Washington Capitals suffered a bad loss on Tuesday night, falling to the Ottawa Senators by a 3-2 score at Scotiabank. After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first period off goals from Troy Brouwer and Matt Hendricks, the Capitals allowed three unanswered goals on away ice to fall...
BUFFALO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs won in dramatic fashion over the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night, 4-3, with Matt Frattin's late overtime winner. Frattin chipped the winner past Ryan Miller with just 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime. Frattin had two goals for the Leafs, including his overtime strike. On the goal, he drove past Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold and went hard...