Found January 02, 2012 on Washington Times:
PHILADELPHIA — The indelible image of Mike Rupp at the Winter Classic was not a favorable one. His decisive loss in a fight with Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine in last year's event while with the Pittsburgh Penguins was a pivotal moment, and not in a good way. Monday, Rupp ...

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#4A.K.A. "Big John"Position: DefensemanHeight: 6' 4" Weight: 220 Shoots: LeftBorn: 6/26/80, Kingston, Ontario Drafted: 1998, 2nd Round, 39th Overall (Dallas)Acquired:  9/14/06, Signed as an Unrestricted Free AgentPlayer Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF Regular Season NHL StatsPP SH Season Salary Team GP G A P +/- PIM G ...

Caps' Backstrom injured against Flames

Rene Bourque committed a holding penalty in the game's first minute, giving Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals enough momentum to last the entire game. In the third period of the losing cause, Bourque lifted his right elbow into the head of Nicklas Backstrom, who had earned assists on all three Capitals goals. ''The puck isn't even close,'' Capitals...

Alex Ovechkin Player Page

#8Full Name: Александр Михайлович ОвечкинA.K.A. "The Great 8", "Ovi", "Russian Machine"Team CaptainPosition: Left WingerHeight: 6' 2" Weight: 225 Shoots: RightBorn: 9/17/85, Moscow, Russia Drafted: 2004, 1st Round, 1st Overall (Washington) Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF - RP Regular...

The Fate of the Great 8

                With only 11 goals scored in 32 games this season, the former Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophy winner is far from meeting the expectations set by Washington Capitals’ fans, management, and Alexander Ovechkin himself. With the NHL’s most lucrative contract in his pocket, a staggering $124 million dollar agreement signed just three years prior, you would...

Braden Holtby Player Page

#70Position: GoaltenderHeight: 6' 2" Weight: 203 Catches: LeftBorn: 9/16/89, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Drafted: 2008, 4th Round, 93rd Overall (Washington) Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - AHL - HR Regular Season RecordNHL StatsShootout Season Salary Team GP  A PIM W  L OT SO TOI GAA Sv% GA Sv SA GA SA W  L 2010-11...

Alex Ovechkin scores 7th goal in 7 games as Capitals top Flames 3-1 to win 4th straight

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Video- Another Elbow To The Head?

from Katie Carerra of Capitals Insider, Near the midway point of the third period of Washington’s 3-1 win over the Flames on Tuesday, Nicklas Backstrom skated through the neutral zone, passed the puck to a teammate and then was elbowed in the head by Calgary’s Rene Bourque. After Bourque struck Backstrom on the left side of his jaw, Backstrom skated toward the boards and leaned...

Roman Hamrlik Player Page

#44Proper Name: Roman HamrlíkA.K.A. "The Hammer"Position: DefensemanHeight: 6' 2" Weight: 207 Shoots: LeftBorn:  4/12/74, Gottwaldov, Czech Republic Drafted:  1992, 1st Round, 1st Overall (Tampa Bay)Acquired: 7/1/11, Signed as an Unrestricted Free Agent Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF Regular Season NHL StatsPP SH Season...

Capitals prospect Kuznetsov soon will take game to the next level

CALGARY, Alberta — Once again, a young Russian winger with a "C" on his sweater is attracting intense scrutiny from the Washington Capitals' brass at the world junior championships. In 2005, it was a 19-year-old Alex Ovechkin captaining the Russian team to a silver medal. This year, it's touted Caps ...

Backstrom Confident in Capitals' Direction

With three straight wins, the Washington Capitals are hot on the ice, and leading scorer Nicklas Backstrom believes the team's struggles this season will benefit them in the long run.

Mike Green and his wonky groin are back for the Capitals

Defenseman Mike Green returns to the Washington Capitals' lineup on Tuesday night against the Calgary Flames, playing for the first time since straining his groin on Nov. 11. Said Green on Monday after practice, regarding this game against this hometown team: "I would love to. I've got to get back in to games," Green said, but acknowledged that the decision will...

Steven Hindle: Green Light

Calgary Native Finally Gets Green Light The Washington Capitals are set to kick off the New Year by welcoming the Calgary Flames to the Verizon Center this evening and they could not have gotten better news as it was announced that long-absent superstar blue-liner, Mike Green, will be returning to the Caps lineup tonight. You know what that means; no more excuses for these...

Backstrom spreads the wealth in Caps' win over Flames

There's a certain instinct needed to make the perfect pass. Nicklas Backstrom has it. On Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals' star center showed he can turn that instinct on at a moment's notice, making a couple transcendent plays that had immediate impact in the 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames ...

Capitals win 4th straight, defeat Flames 3-1

Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored power-play goals, Nicklas Backstrom had three assists, and the Washington Capitals kept rolling in the New Year with their fourth straight win, beating the Calgary Flames 3-1 Tuesday night.
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