Found October 03, 2013 on Rock the Red:
Ovi hot like Olympic torch. (Reuters Euro) The Washington Capitals won their home opener in classic Capitals fashion on Thursday night at Verizon Center, defeating the Calgary Flames 5-4 in a shootout.  After finding themselves in 3-0 and 4-1 holes, the home side battled back with two goals from Alex Ovechkin and Connor Carrick, who opened his NHL account in really cool fashion with a breakaway goal.  Nicklas Backstrom then scored his first goal of the season with 5:50 remaining in regulation to send the game in to overtime on an absolutely nifty set-up from Mikhail Grabovski in front.  Following a scoreless overtime period dominated by Calgary territorially, Grabovski and then Ovechkin scored in the shootout while Calgary was kept off the board by Michal Neuvirth.  Washington is now 1-1-0 on the young season. Despite the win, the defense in this game by Washington was once again next-level awful, especially at the start.  There were breakdowns, missed assignments, and just ...

Jack Hillen will undergo surgery Friday, expected to miss months

After suffering an apparent injury to his left leg in Thursday’s home opener defenseman Jack Hillen will undergo surgery Friday Coach Adam Oates said. Oates doesn’t believe Hillen’s injury is career threatening but did say he expects the 27-year-old blueliner to miss months. The exact nature of Hillen’s injury is unknown. The Capitals will only describe his condition as...

Mikhail Grabovski – This Season’s Kunitz?

Mikhail Grabovski’s career as a member of the Washington Capitals began with an explosion of offence last night at the United Center in Chicago. Grabo lit up the defending Cup champs for 3 goals and 1 assist in a 5-4…Read more →The post Mikhail Grabovski – This Season’s Kunitz? appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Did Gary Bettman fall asleep during Blackhawks-Capitals game?

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...

Connor Carrick Gets Creamed

Carrick: "I think a lot of kids would like to have shaving cream on their head by Alex Ovechkin."

Can Mikhail Grabovski become one of the best centers in the NHL?

 It is pretty evident that the Washington Capitals’ organization had extremely high expectations from Mikhail Grabovski this season. But after last night’s performance, could  the man they call “Grabs” become one of the best centers in the entire league? After last night’s 6-4 loss to the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, Grabovski had a hat-trick (with...

Capitals rally to top Flames in shootout

Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist and added a score in the shootout and the Washington Capitals rallied from an early three-goal deficit to beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night. Michal Neuvirth, who replaced an ineffective Braden Holtby, made 27 saves and stopped Sven Baertschi and Jiri Hudler in the shootout. Marcus Johansson assisted on all three second-period...

Grabovski Is Who We Need Him to Be

Mikhail Grabovski did way more than what the Caps could've expected in his team debut.

Alex Ovechkin’s Sochi 2014 Torch and Relay Outfit

In case you couldn't attend the game on Thursday, the Caps had a display case featuring Alex Ovechkin's outfit and torch he carried in Greece this past weekend to start off the 2014 Sochi relay.

Grabovski’s hat trick not enough as Caps fall to Blackhawks

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...

Capitals rally from 3-0 deficit to beat Calgary in shootout, 5-4

A strong start. That was the first item on the to-do list of every Washington Capital as they prepared for the beginning of the new season. After last year’s dreadful start they learned the importance of not falling behind of setting a positive tone. As the Calgary Flames a team expected to reside near the bottom of the NHL standings threatened to hand them a second loss to start...

Flames 4 Capitals 5 ReCap

The Washington Capitals erased an early 3-0 hole to defeat the Calgary Flames 5-4 in a shootout.  After giving up six goals to Chicago on Tuesday night, it was a disastrous start for the Caps as they gave up three first period goals to Calgary.  It's one thing to have Chicago light you up, but for Calgary, a perceived lottery team, to run out to a three goal lead, that'...

Capitals-Stars Preview

The Washington Capitals overcame allowing a three-goal period Thursday for a roller-coaster win. The Dallas Stars did not. The Capitals (1-1-0) dug out of a three-goal first-period hole for a 5-4 shootout victory over Calgary. The Stars, meanwhile, gave up three in the third to spoil their season opener in a 4-2 home loss to Florida. Both will try to avoid such 20-minute breakdowns...

Caps Acquire Urbom; Assign Latta

Just one game into the season, the Washington Capitals have made some small tweaks to their roster, claiming Swedish defenseman Alexander Urbom off waivers from the New Jersey Devils and assigning fourth-line center Michael Latta to AHL Hershey. Continue reading "Caps Acquire Urbom; Assign Latta"

Ovechkin, Caps Rally Past Flames

Alexander Ovechkin scored twice as the Washington Capitals erased a 3-0 first-period deficit and downed the Calgary Flames 5-4 in the shootout. Ovehckin now has three goals in two games and is not suffering from a slow start that plagued him last season. Washington 5, Calgary 4-SO Box Goals: WSH-Ovechkin (2,3) first one was a PPG, Connor Carick (1), Nicklas Backstrom PP(1); CGY...

The Metro-- Met-- We can't even say it. Division Preview.

In order of where we expect them to finish... 1. Penguins 2.  Washington Capitals The Capitals are no longer in the pushover Southeast division.  They will actually have to play against some tough teams in arguably the league's toughest division.  Alex Ovechkin should be highly motivated given that this is an Olympic year, he also had a great stretch run to...
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