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Check out this hit by Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera on Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid. Chimera was given a five minute major and a game misconduct for this hit. Don't expect any further discipline from the Vice President of Players Safety Brendan Shanahan because the hit happened to a Boston Bruins player Chimera doesn't have a history of being suspended or fined by the NHL.
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Much has been said about why the Washington Capitals have had such an unexpectedly difficult season — most of the excuses focus around long-term injuries to all-star defenseman Mike Green and prolific center Nicklas Backstrom. Some have also opined that the Capitals have had difficulty learning the new system necessitated by the replacement of head coach Bruce Boudreau by Dale...
Chimera received 5 for charging and a game, Mcquaid will not return.
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will accompany the team to Boston for Thursday's game against the Bruins, although he is not expected to play.
Backstrom was cleared for full participation in practice over the weekend and passed his baseline concussion test Tuesday.
He has been sidelined with a concussion since Jan. 3 following a hit to the head by then-Calgary...
The Washington Capitals lost a goalie, a forward and a 2-0 lead.
And they still managed to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Brooks Laich scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give Washington a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night and help the Capitals hold onto the eighth spot in the East.
Washington is tied with Buffalo with 86 points; the...
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, While each team in a playoff position in the Eastern Conference has its own set of strengths and weaknesses, nearly all of them have one thing in common – a go-to option in net.
But with five games remaining in the regular season and a trip to the postseason on the line, the Capitals don’t have the luxury of a clear-cut top goaltender...
Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will miss the next two games because his left eye is swollen shut.McQuaid suffered the injury after being hit face-first into the end boards by Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera on Thursday. McQuaid will not travel with the team to New York for its games against the Islanders on Saturday and Rangers on Sunday.Bruins coach Claude Julien...
The Washington Capitals were on ice Friday for a practice following their heart-stopping 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins on Thursday night. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Only ten players were on ice for the optional skate: Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth, Nicklas Backstrom, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Cody Eakin, Joel Ward, Jeff Halpern, Jeff Schultz, and John Erskine...
The Washington Capitals did it all Thursday night, defeating the Boston Bruins in a shootout 3-2 at TD Garden to keep their playoff hopes alive. After an uneventful first 40 minutes left the game scoreless, the Capitals scored two goals, one each from Dennis Wideman and Marcus Johansson in the third period’s first 12 minutes. They only saw it slip away late in the third as...
Caps Correspondent Brad Parker returns after a wild and crazy night.
1. Chimmer got ejected in the 1st period for a questionable hit.
2. While killing off the five-minute major, starting goalie Tomas Vokoun re-aggravated his lower body injury and left the game.
3. Michal Neuvirth entered the game and Braden Holtby left the press box and went to the locker room just in case.
from Mike Wise of the Washington Post, George McPhee doesn’t get many things wrong. But the Capitals general manager’s decision to tap into tough-guy nostalgia, have Hunter be the taskmaster to replace Bruce Boudreau, the players’ coach whom the locker room allegedly tuned out, was absolutely the wrong move.
Half of the Verizon Center crowd shuffled dejectedly out of the building...
Brooks Laich scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the visiting Washington Capitals stayed in the hunt for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Laich fooled Tim Thomas with a quick move to the backhand, firing the puck top corner, following a pad save from Michal Neuvirth on Rich Peverley.
The Washington Capitals were on ice Wednesday for an optional practice following their 5-1 beatdown at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Only four players took to the ice for the skate: Nicklas Backstrom, Joel Ward, Tomas Vokoun, and Jeff Halpern. It seems a curious message to send; not only have an optional skate but also only have...
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins have strung together three straight victories, their longest win streak since a seven-game run all the way back in December. But extending that streak to four won't be easy when a desperate Washington Capitals club comes to the Garden on Thursday. Washington is battling for its playoff life, currently sitting in ninth place in the East. The Capitals are...