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Rock the Red:
Mikhail Grabovski was on target three times in his Capitals debut. Thank you Nonis. (AP)
On the day the Federal Government shut down because of bickering in Congress, it was immediately apparent that the defenisve corps of the Washington Capitals was apparently a federally funded entity. In Chicago, Illinois to open their season against the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, Washington fell 6-4 in a highly entertaining and wide open contest. Getting three goals from prize signing Mikhail Grabovski and one from Alex Ovechkin, the Caps were plagued by defensive breakdowns, turnovers, and a bit of shoddy goaltending and could not draw even with Chicago despite looking great on offense. With the loss, Washington is 0-1-0 on the season.
Washington’s defense left a lot to be desired on Tuesday night, and I fear that this will be a common refrain this season – at lest at the start of the campaign. No one really played well, but Jack Hillen and John Carlson made some errors that l...
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Capitals teammates Mike Green (left) and Alex Ovechkin (right) celebrate a goal in the Capitals 6-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks (photo courtesy of Jay Cohe)
What a summer Mikhail Grabovski had! First his contract was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs, then he remained a lucrative free agent until signing with the Capitals in August. Now $3 million dollars richer, Grabovski...
Carrying the Olympic torch can be one of the biggest honors in an athlete’s career, and Alex Ovechkin finally had his chance to shine.
The torch began its 123-day journey to Sochi in Olympia, Greece on Sunday and Ovechkin missed his team’s final preseason game to do the honors of being the first Russian to carry the torch after it was lit. The winger arrived back in Washington...
The Capitals and Blackhawks kicked off the 2013-2014 season with an exciting 6-4 tilt in favor of Chicago last night, but it appears that not everybody enjoyed the riveting action. A fan snapped this picture of NHL commish Gary Bettman appearing to take a quick power nap during the season opener. There’s always the chance that this is just a non-flattering shot of Bettman mid-blink...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
... As for being aware of the criticism that has nipped at his heels in recent times, Ovechkin is nothing if not self-aware.
"Of course I read the newspapers. I watch the TV when the people say something, what they say it's good things or bad things. I say 'OK, they're going to say bad things about me right now, I'm ready...
We will do a team preview every day up until the season opener. Today we will cover the Washington Capitals. Predicted to finish 3rd in the Metro Division. Check out our other previews here.
2012-13: 27-18-3-57 3rd in the East. Lost in Conference Quarter Finals 4-3 vs. New York Rangers.
Key Additions: C Mikhail Grabovski, D Tyson Strachan
Key Losses: C Mike Ribeiro, D...
The Washington Capitals opened their 2013-2014 season with a high-scoring, gut-wrenching loss to the Chicago Blackhawks by the score of 6-4. The Caps were able to stick with the defending Stanley Cup champs, even taking the lead for a couple minutes in the third, but weren't able to cash in on a late two-man advantage to force overtime. The 8:00 game was delayed 30 minutes...
The Washington Capitals' spirit squad launched their brand new web page Monday, introducing fans to the 2013-2014 squad of lovely ladies with a slew of photos from their July 2013 auditions to their most recent team photos.
We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects.
Today, we take a look at the Washington Capitals.
By: Ken Will (@PensNation_Ken)
2013 Season: 27-18-3, 57 pts (1st Southeast Division, 3rd Eastern Conference)
Alex Ovechkin will have some extra motivation this year with the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia...
On Tuesday, Anaheim acquired center Mathieu Perreault from the Washington Capitals. In exchange, the Capitals received left wing John Mitchell and a fourth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
"It was a little bit of a shock, but I'm very excited to get a chance to come to this organization," said Perreault. "Things were good in Washington, but I...
We may not have a government today, but we do have hockey. The 2013-2014 NHL season (a full one!) kicks off tonight with three games, the headliner being the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks taking on the Washington Capitals. and what better way to celebrate than with a goosebump-inducing montage of some of last season’s highlights? Enjoy, and start sharpening those blades…puck...
By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett)
There was a point in 2013 when the Washington Capitals, once destined to be card-carrying members of the NHL’s uppermost echelon, teetered on mediocrity’s doorstep.
It was Feb. 27, and the Caps were the Eastern Conference’s cellar dweller. A 15-game stumble in a truncated 48-game season was enough cause for alarm, particularly for a team that...
It is finally October and the NHL season has officially begun. The first games of the 2013-2014 NHL season took place yesterday and hockey news is already creating a buzz. So while I watch the Detroit vs. Buffalo game, I will fill you in if you got a late start on watching hockey (don’t lie – I know I was the only one watching hockey during the Bucco’s playoff game).
For some 40 minutes the Blackhawks and their delirious fans basked in the literal glow of their most recent Stanley Cup championship — rink-size images of memorable moments engulfing the ring and 21158 flickering wristbands lighting up the United Center as a montage of highlights and soundbites played on the big screen.
And as the fifth championship banner rose to the rafters...
By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
Brian Burke’s costly contracts continue to haunt the Maple Leafs.
It’s a long list: Mikhail Grabovski, Mike Komisarek, and now John-Michael Liles.
Lengthy contracts handed out by former Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke that did not work out.
Liles is the latest one – still with 3 years and a cap hit of $3.875 M...