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Dmitry Orlov broke a third-period tie with his first NHL goal, and the Washington Capitals moved into a tie for the Southeast Division lead with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
The rookie defenseman, playing in his 25th game, put in the rebound after a shot by Jason Chimera at 1:12 of the final period.
The Capitals, struggling so mightily that they fired coach Bruce Boudreau in late November, have won three straight overall and seven in a row at home, moving them even with the Florida Panthers for the top spot in the division.
Washington is 12-9-1 since Dale Hunter replaced Boudreau.
Alexander Semin also scored for the Capitals, and Tomas Vokoun made 43 saves.
Jussi Jokinen broke his 25-game, goal-scoring drought for the Hurricanes.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green will have abdominal surgery and is expected to be sidelined another 4-6 weeks.
Green has played in only 10 games this season. He was sidelined early in the season with a sprained right ankle, then injured his groin in early November.
He returned to play two games this month, but the groin tightened up in the second period against the San...
Alex Ovechkin had a busy summer. He presented 1,000,000 Rubles to the Dynamo Moscow Youth Hockey Program. He signed on with Mr. Big. He recreated the album cover for Funkadelic classic, Maggot Brain (okay, that's a photoshop I did).
But, speaking of forays into hip hop culture, he did provide a guest rap and appear in the video for Sasha Belyi's "Champion". The...
The Hershey Bears’ Braden Holtby said what happened this summer with the Capitals’ goaltending situation—when the Capitals traded a goalie above him in the depth chart only to sign another— is almost out of his mind.
There’s been a lot to focus on in Hershey.
While their NHL affiliate has gone through a systems makeover this season, there’s been a slight shift in strength...
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was given the chance to rap for the last verse of Sasha Belyi’s rap song “Champion,” and star in the music video.
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WASHINGTON – Dmitry Orlov scored his first career NHL goal, the eventual game-winner, and Tomas Vokoun made 43 saves Sunday to lead the Washington Capitals to a critical 2-1 win inside Verizon Center. The Capitals got their other goal from Alexander Semin, who broke a four game goal drought. With their win, their seventh in a row on home ice, the Capitals are now in first...
Before a game last week, Tomas Vokoun spoke up. He told his Washington Capitals teammates he was going to come out of his net more and play the puck. It was part of his idea to develop more of a rhythm even when facing fewer shots. Since straying from his ...
We've talked about injuries a lot lately, focusing specifically on the Pittsburgh Penguins outbreak and the news that the Islanders will be without Rick DiPietro for another season. Now it appears the injury bug has shifted to Washington, striking Mike Green.
Green has had a season to forget, appearing in just 10 games for the Capitals in 2011-12. He has been on the long-term...
After Tomas Vokoun had made the last of his 43 saves, and the final horn had sounded, Washington Capitals fans were given yet another reason to cheer. The game entertainment crew put the standings on the giant video board and updated them instantly, moving Washington into first place in the Southeast Division.
Some strong play at home over the last month is a big reason the Washington Capitals are closing in on the leader of the Southeast Division.
The Capitals can move into a tie for the division lead with a seventh consecutive home victory Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
With a 16-5-1 record at the Verizon Center, Washington (23-17-2) is tied with Boston for the most home victories...
The Washington Capitals were on ice for a practice Saturday morning following their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
After a game with new lines, Dale Hunter returned to his old units for this skate. The lines were as follows: Ovechkin-Johansson-Semin, Knuble-Laich-Brouwer, Ward-Halpern-Chimera, and Eakin-Hendricks...
The nightmare injury season of Mike Green got worse Monday with the announcement that the Washington Capitals star defenseman would require abdominal surgery and will be out 4-6 weeks.
WASHINGTON - After Tomas Vokoun had made the last of his 43 saves, and the final horn had sounded, Capitals fans...