Found February 12, 2012 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
Teams seeking a supplemental scorer should call Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee ASAP.Winger Mike Knuble, 39, was a healthy scratch for consecutive games this week for the Capitals. “It’s very humbling,” Knuble told the Washington Post. “It takes you back to when you were a young player trying to find your way. You definitely don’t like it; you hate it as a player. You can’t walk around and pout, though, and be miserable about it. It’s not the first time it’s happened to somebody, it won’t be the last time.”His singular skill has been his ability to convert garbage goals around the net, but he hasn’t scored in his last 27 games. The Post calculated that he has converted just 7 percent of his scoring chances this season.“I can’t say that I’ve played consistently well enough. I thought I played well in January, thought I had a few bad breaks -- hit the post a couple times consecutively,” Knuble told the Post. “Bottom line is you didn’t finish, that didn’t go

Caps recall Holtby from minors, start him vs. SJ

Goalie Braden Holtby has been recalled by the Washington Capitals from Hershey of the American Hockey League so he could start against the San Jose Sharks. The Capitals announced the call-up about 1 1/2 hours before Monday night's game against San Jose, then later listed Holtby in the lineup. It's his first NHL appearance since March 26 last season. Holtby went 10-2-2 with...

Capitals' Mike Knuble calls healthy scratch 'humbling'; status vs. Rangers uncertain

When Mike Knuble was playing for the Boston Bruins and still trying to find a permanent role in the NHL, his brother Steve watched games with a keen eye on the bench more than the ice at the start. "A lot of times I'd be counting the forwards to see ...

Capitals recall G Holtby to start vs. Sharks

The Washington Capitals recalled goaltender Braden Holtby from the AHL to start Monday's game against the San Jose Sharks. The move was announced just hours before the game. It marked Holtby's first NHL appearance since March 26, 2011. Regular starter Tomas Vokoun missed his second straight game because of an illness. Backup Michal Neuvirth started Sunday's game against...

Capitals Recall Braden Holtby and Joel Rechlicz from Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Braden Holtby and forward Joel Rechlicz from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Holtby, ...

Holtby doesn't make 'excuses' about late recall

Braden Holtby was 14 hours removed from a nice victory for the Hershey Bears, making 34 saves on 35 shots, when he got the call at 9:30 Monday morning that he was coming up to the Washington Capitals. It made sense given Tomas Vokoun's illness. But then Holtby arrived at ...

Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Washington

Game Preview ---> Today's Game VS. The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals today at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.), to conclude a back-to-back we...

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

TODAY’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals today at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.; TV: NBC; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to conclude a back-to-back weekend set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 35-13-5 (75 pts). The Rangers enter [...]

Nick of Time

The Washington Capitals need Nicklas Backstrom to return from injury. Including today's loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the Swedish center has missed 17 consecutive games after suffering a concussion at the hands (make that elbow) of Rene Bourque, playing for the Calgary Flames at the time.  And Backstrom hasn't even skated for more than 5 minutes...

San Jose Sharks skate past Washington Capitals 5-3

There was a sense this one was going the Sharks' way a little past the midway point of the first period.

San Jose Sharks (30-17-6) at Washington Capitals (28-22-5), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

The Washington Capitals found themselves leading the Southeast Division a week ago, but consecutive losses have them outside of the playoff picture once again.

Washington Capitals (28-21-5) at New York Rangers (35-13-5), 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Fresh off another dominating performance against their nearest division rivals, the first-place New York Rangers will welcome the Washington Capitals for today's battle at Madison Square Garden.

Capitals can't solve East-leading Rangers

NEW YORK — Even now when every Washington Capitals game is televised, players admitted playing in this spotlight was a big deal: On national television, against the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers, at Madison Square Garden. “There's usually a couple more texts if you mess up, that's for sure,” defenseman ...
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