Found January 31, 2012 on Washington Times:
TAMPA, Fla. — Joel Rechlicz doesn't need to be told what to do when he gets onto the ice. The nickname "Recker" and his fight card at just about every level of hockey speak for themselves. New Washington Capitals teammate Mike Knuble put it best, saying with a nervous laugh, ...

Alexander Ovechkin's new $4.2 million mansion

Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin has some new digs. Ovechkin dropped $4.2 million on a home in McLean, Virginia earlier this month. The pad was listed for $4,395,000, so Ovechkin did a little wheeling and dealing for his new lair. Unfortunately, we’re not terribly impressed. Yeah, the place is big, but it doesn’t really have any of the stupid amenities most athlete...

Bolts look to extend winning streak, face Caps

Alex Ovechkin has been among the biggest reasons for the Washington Capitals' regular-season mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, the superstar won't be around Tuesday night to help his team continue that success. The Capitals will try to add to that domination without their captain and leading scorer when they visit the Lightning, who are looking to extend their...

Washington Capitals in the Wayback Machine?

Watching tonight’s Washington Capitals game, and their recent victory over Boston, felt eerily familiar. The Caps’ roster was relatively devoid of superstars; they fought hard, beat a better team (vs. Boston) and lost a close one to a divisional rival (Tampa). Without Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Mike Green, this Capitals team is surprisingly similar to the Capitals...

Practice: Jan. 30

The Washington Capitals were on ice Monday afternoon at 2 PM as they returned from the All-Star break with a practice in preparation for Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning.  Some updates from Arlington: Dennis Wideman was the only healthy Capital who took the day off, getting some time to rest following his participation in All-Star weekend. The lines were as follows: (Ovechkin...

Tomas Vokoun’s Amazing Save

My Twitter feed almost imploded last night when Tomas Vokoun made this game-saving, um, save, which was kind of cruel considering I couldn’t watch the game here in Wilmington, NC.* But here it is, thanks to the Internet, namely Caps Insider, Russian Machine Never Breaks and SB Nation D.C. You guys are just the greatest guys. * Since I’m out of market all Caps games on Comcast...

Capitals ready for closing stretch

OTTAWA — Coming out of the NHL All-Star break, the Washington Capitals should be rested and refreshed. All-Star defenseman Dennis Wideman and call-ups Cody Eakin and Joel Rechlicz were the only ones playing over the past several days, with players taking various trips to recharge for the final 34 regular-season ...

Rapid Rewind: Clawed. Panthers 4, Capitals 2

The Washington Capitals fell flat again on Wednesday night, failing to capitalize on a big opportunity to beat a team behind them in the playoff standings, falling to the Florida Panthers 4-2 inside BankAtlantic Center.  The Capitals were sunk by two Mikael Samuelsson goals, both soft.  Michal Neuvirth was below average for the Caps, but Brooks Laich scored and John Carlson scored...

Capitals-Panthers Preview

Despite a gritty effort, the road-weary Washington Capitals let one slip away in their first game back following All-Star weekend. They're all but certain to have another hard-fought battle during Wednesday night's matchup with the Florida Panthers. With superstar Alex Ovechkin serving the last of a three-game suspension, the visiting Capitals square off against the Panthers...

Stamkos delivers with OT goal to top Capitals

Mathieu Garon provided the spark, first knocking down a Troy Brouwer shot and kicking out a Brooks Laich follow-up attempt before poking the puck forward onto the stick of Marty St. Louis.

Washington Capitals (26-19-3) at Tampa Bay Lightning (21-23-4), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Washington's Alex Ovechkin was notably absent at All-Star weekend and he will serve the second part of a three-game suspension tonight as his Capitals visit the Lightning at the Tampa Times Forum.

Southeast rivals likely will keep up the fight

TAMPA, Fla. — For years, the Washington Capitals have been Southeast Division favorites. Even the Tampa Bay Lightning's Eastern Conference finals run last spring didn't dissuade most preseason predictions from anointing the Capitals as the class of the division. Despite a coaching change and a roller coaster first half, many ...

Video: Missing in action

NHL news update: The Washington Capitals, with Ovechkin on suspension, face the Florida Panthers who lack leading scorer Kris Versteeg. (NBC Sports)

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals

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