Found January 19, 2012 on Washington Times:
MONTREAL — Since Nicklas Backstrom has been out of the Washington Capitals' lineup, someone had to wear the other "A" as an alternate captain. Brooks Laich was that player for the first five games, joining Mike Knuble. But on Wednesday night, Laich wasn't wearing an "A." Instead, it was forward Troy ...

Poti May Never Play Again

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, It’s been more than a year since Tom Poti set foot in a game for the Washington Capitals. The veteran defenseman has not been with the team at all this season, but is trying to rehab a lingering groin strain on his own. Based on comments from General Manager George McPhee, however, there doesn’t appear to be much optimism that he’ll...

Alex Ovechkin: Slumping Scorer & Up-And-Coming Rapper

A scoring decline has left Alex Ovechkin looking rather unworthy of the 13-year, $124 million contract he signed in 2008. Perhaps we can blame the slump on his burgeoning rap career. Last September Ovechkin created a stir when it became known the Washington Capitals superstar would contribute a verse on Sasha Belyi’s rap song, Champion. (Those of you who get Russian MTV on cable...

Will Caps Seek Payback For Backstrom Hit?

from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington, Back on Jan. 3, when Rene Bourque knocked Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom out of the lineup with a hard elbow to the chin, the Capitals were criticized for not responding on the ice. Tonight in Montreal , the Capitals get their chance for paybacks. Bourque, who was a member of the Calgary Flames at the time of his hit on Backstrom, is now...

John Jaeckel: More Details On Washington Rumor

Follow me @jaeckel WASHINGTON RUMOR: Late breaking, Hawks have (I’m hearing this morning) discussed a deal for big Cap defenseman John Erskine. There also has been a discussion of a larger deal involving Jeff Halpern (as I predicted on the message board thread this AM) and a number of Hawk prospects. As reported by al Cimaglia yesterday, a contingent of Cap scouts has been...

Alexander Ovechkin takes on new challenge: rapping (video)

There is very little that Alexander Ovechkin has not accomplished in his seven year NHL career. He has won countless awards, ranging from the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year), Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP), and he has just been selected to his fifth NHL All-Star game. The only thing he hasn't done? You guessed it, appear in a rap video. After reaching the 100+ point mark in the...

Alex Ovechkin Cameos And Raps In Russian Rap Video (Video)

It's not often that we see Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin entering the world of rap but that's exactly what happened with the below cameo in a Russian rap video. The cameo is for Sasha Belyi’s rap song  called “Champion,” and it's pretty epic to say the least including Alex's verse: (Courtesy of Last Angry Fan)

Rapid Rewind: Blown Out

The Washington Capitals laid another tremendous egg on Friday night, falling at the hands of the cellar-dwelling Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 inside RBC center.  Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves in a very solid performance, but Jussi Jokinen scored twice and Jiri Tlusty added a third as the Caps failed to pick up any momentum from their win over the Canadiens on Wednesday.  It was the second...

Capitals' offense a no-show against basement-dwelling Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tomas Vokoun lay on his back on the ice, hurricane siren blaring and red light turning behind his net. He had done just about everything he could, and it wasn't nearly enough. While the Washington Capitals turned in one of the more embarrassing performances of the season in ...

Steven Hindle: Beneath the Big Top

Circus City Braving cold and ice on a frigid January evening, many patrons of the Bell Center simply couldn't muster the courage to stomach the entire 60 minute performance that was the Washington Capitals 3-0 shutout over the home-town favorites. Though I couldn't blame many for departing early, I do take exception with the idea that the Canadiens played a poor game...

Neuvirth, Capitals blank Canadiens

Michal Neuvirth made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and Alex Ovechkin scored his 19th goal on a power play midway through the second period to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Capitals' road troubles cured — for at least one night — against Canadiens

MONTREAL — It's funny what a little fresh, cold Canadian air can do to a Washington Capitals team that has struggled so mightily on the road this season. Several months' worth of woes and an embarrassing home loss to the New York Islanders a day earlier were erased for at ...

Discovering recipe for success on road crucial to Capitals' playoff push

MONTREAL — There's no place like home for any team. Home ice is an advantage for a reason: comfort, crowd and even the ability to dictate matchups. For the Washington Capitals, the disparity is essentially being the dominant New York Rangers at Verizon Center and the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets ...

The Skinny - Islanders 3, Capitals 0

Game 44 Isles 3, Capitals 0 PA Parenteau had the first multi-goal game of his career and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 17 shots for his 301st NHL victory and 51st shutout as the Islanders blanked the Washington Capitals 3-0 in front of 18,506 at Ve...

Washington Capitals (25-18-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (16-24-8), 7 p.m. (ET)

The surging Washington Capitals will try to win consecutive road games for the first time in over a month when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at RBC Center.
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