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Jack Hillen probably wouldn’t have traveled with the Washington Capitals this weekend if it weren’t for the dads’ trip but he was grateful to make the journey to New Jersey and on to Montreal so he could skate with his teammates for the first time since October.
As encouraging as it is to see Hillen, who suffered a fractured tibial plateau on Oct. 3 when he was checked by Calgary’s Lance Bouma, back on the ice, the defenseman cautioned that he is still in the midst of a long and unpredictable recovery process.
“The X-rays look good, we’ve taken extra scans and everything is going pretty well. It’s just tough to put a timeline on this type of injury,” said Hillen, who doesn’t know when he will be able to play again but believes a return before the end of the season remains a realistic and attainable goal.
“I’ve got to keep working, keep skating. Every single time I skate I feel like I make improvements somewhere, which is a good thing,” Hillen said. “I’m happy with where I’m at
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Last season the Washington Capitals seemed to buy was coach Adam Oates was selling.After a rough start, they embraced his offensive and defensive philosophies and became a serious Eastern Conference threat. Expectations were high for this season, especially after skilled forward Mikhail Grabovski arrived as a free agent.But this season they lost focus again. Goaltender Braden Holtby...
The Washington Capitals got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that forward Mikhail Grabovski is out of the lineup Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens. As reported by Katie Carrera of the Washington Post, Grabovski left Friday night's game in the second period with an injury to his left knee. He came out at the start of the third to try and skate it off...
If you took a poll around the NHL arena’s on who is the top goal scorer in the league, the Capitals’ Alexander Ovehckin would be named more times than not. Everybody knows him for his exuberant celebrations and his flash of his missing tooth.
Saturday night in Montreal, Alexander Ovechkin scored his league leading 36th goal. Surprise, surprise, Ovechkin scored another goal. This...
from Katie Carrera of the Washington Post,
The prescription for the Washington Capitals’ destruction is becoming familiar. Combine bad penalties with some sloppy decisions in the defensive zone, mix in a few neutral zone turnovers, sprinkle in a meager offense — and the recipe is all but complete.
That formula led to a 2-1 defeat Friday night to the New Jersey Devils...
For 15 days, the Washington Capitals wondered where their offense went. They have rarely been a team to want for goals in recent years, yet during this stretch of January it seemed at times like they might never again find the back of the net.
But with Alex Ovechkin back in the lineup after sitting out the past two games with a groin injury, the Capitals rediscovered their scoring...
The Washington Capitals were banging away down low when the puck rebounded off Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price’s pads and behind the net. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin tried to corral the bouncing puck and actually juggled it towards himself and the net out of mid-air. When he let the puck drop to the ice, he slammed the puck into the net and went off to celebrate. To be...
You’ve probably seen it already, many times many ways, but I just had to have it on my site. Alex Ovechkin’s breathtaking goal from last nights’ 5-0 win at Montreal:
It was Ovi’s 36th goal on the season. No one else has more than 28.
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Finally, you can eat something other than toast with the imprint of the Washington Capitals logo.
It’s time for the Devils to take this Eastern Conference playoff race outside.
Taking advantage of the fact the Washington Capitals were without 35-goal scorer Alex Ovechkin, the Devils and goalie Cory Schneider held on to a 2-1 victory Friday night at Prudential Center and then turned their attention to the Stadium Series.
They will be the home team in Sunday's outdoor game...
Bounce, bounce, settle, score.
The Washington Capitals haven't experienced this steep of a slide in more than three years.
The Montreal Canadiens haven't been much better, but their poor defensive-zone play could get a reprieve against the offensively challenged Capitals.
The two slumping clubs will meet Saturday night in Montreal with each hoping to avoid a winless weekend after extending their losing...
Seven straight losses, the latest coming last night in New Jersey, and the Washington Capitals now find themselves just three points out of the Metropolitan Divisionâs basement. A New York Islanders overtime loss later, and another loss for Washington puts the Caps just two points from the cellar.
Things could be worse, sure, but not much.
In their second straight game...