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The Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres yesterday 5-3. A Caps win has become somewhat of a surprise, but even bigger, the fact that Jason Chimera has finally tallied his first goal of the season.
Chimera's drought was a huge surprise to the Caps, especially given the fact they did not resign another goal scorer, Alexander Semin. Combined between the two, they accounted for 41 goals last season for the Caps. That's a ton of offense to be missing. Last season, Chimera scored a career high 20 goals and a career high 39 points. Frustration clearly set in this season for Chimera, as he worked hard to overcome the drought and even missed a few open shots. Before yesterday, Chimera had not turned on the red light since May 9, 2013. His first marker of the season was fed by Troy Brouwer from behind the net and the frustration of a scoreless season was over for Chimera. His tally also gave the Capitals a 3-1 lead, a lead they would not relinquish.
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Before Sunday's game, Capitals coach Adam Oates had a feeling Jason Chimera was getting close to breaking out of his scoreless slump.
He was right.
Chimera scored his first regular-season goal in nearly a year and the Capitals held on for a 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night, raising expectations that Chimera and Washington's offense might be finding their...
Washington Capitals rookie defenseman Steven Oleksy has been a pleasant surprise for the Caps so far during their terrible season. In eight games, Oleksy has added 1 goal and 3 assists while posting a +1 rating. During Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, Oleksy was caught picking his nose in the penalty box by the camera man. Oleksy took the embarrassing incident...
As if the NHL season was not screwy enough with the lock-out, the Washington Capitals have been in an uphill battle all season. Key forward Brooks Laich has missed all season with a groin injury suffered during the lock-out. According to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post, tonight will skate with his teammates for the first time all season. The timing for this couldn’t be any...
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
With 20 games left to play after Sunday’s 5-3 win against Buffalo, the Capitals have 25 points. They trail eighth-place Carolina by six and Southeast Division leading Winnipeg by seven heading into a pivotal week on the road.
Washington travels to face Eastern Conference leading Pittsburgh on Tuesday, faces their immediate foe...
Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist in the second period of the Washington Capitals' 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Jason Chimera added his first regular-season goal in nearly a year for the Capitals (12-15-1), who broke out of an offensive slump in which they had scored only seven times in five games - losing four.
Alex Ovechkin got the Capitals going...
The Washington Capitals have today recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the AHL's Hershey Bears, placing Tomas Kundratek (leg) on injured reserve to make room for the Russian blueliner.
Orlov, 21, enjoyed a sparkling rookie season for the Caps in 2011-12, as the 2009 2nd-rounder appeared in 60 NHL games in his first full North American season, scoring three goals and 19...
A little over an hour ago, Washington Post’s Katie Carrera reported that Brooks Laich will make his debut tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Laich was injured while playing in Switzerland during the lockout and, in my opinion, has been a large missing piece in the team’s search for consistency.
While Laich’s stats have been declining over the past couple of seasons...
via Russian Machine Only Shows Up When He Wants To:
Really strange thing. Schultz is a minus 7 this season so whatever.
The Caps are basically playing for their playoff lives:
Probably going to see their best effort.
After the jump the Canucks are the worst, and some new site.
Good friend Mike W. sent this story along. The Canucks screwed...
If you’re going to pick your nose, be like Washington Capitals Steve Oleksy and jam your finger way in there for some gold. Could Steve ram that finger in any deeper? No. Could Steve give even more effort to pick that booger? No, he’s giving 110%.
In case you care, the Caps beat the Sabres, 5-3.
Meanwhile, over on ESPN, they were busy f–king up the March Madness...
Nicklas Backstrom works along the half-wall en route to a power play goal. (Yahoo!)
The Washington Capitals rebounded from a disappointing game Saturday to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 inside Verizon Center on Sunday evening. Getting a goal from Alex Ovechkin 19 seconds in to the game, the Caps also got goals from Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera, and Marcus Johansson to make it...
Forget hockey plays. What really worried the Capitals’ Joel Ward momentum-wise in the Capitals’ 5-3 win over Buffalo Sunday night was the minor power outage at Verizon Center at the start of the third period.
“We were just glad it wasn’t another blackout like the Super Bowl,” he joked after the game, which eventually resumed in a slightly less illuminated setting. “We...
The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov.
Orlov was expected to be a main stay this season on the Caps blue line, but got injured in the AHL before the lockout. Orlov was cleared for contact on February 26. He has played in 22 games this season for the Hershey Bears and has recorded 1 goal and 11 assists for 12 points.
Orlov will take join the...
The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears of the AHL. He will be available to play in tomorrow's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tom Poti suffered an apparent back injury after Sabres forward Steve Ott cross-checked him in the lower back. With status of Mike Green, John Erskine, and Tomas Kundratek still unclear, Orlov is...
Washington Capitals (12-15-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (22-8-0)
ROOT, NHLN-US, CSN-DC, TSN 2 - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Right now, it doesn't feel as big as it once did when the Capitals visit Pittsburgh. But, believe us, if the Caps beat the Penguins tonight and break the Pens' winning streak, they'll be hanging a banner up...