Found October 16, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
No penalty on the play and Stepan did leave the game but did return.  

Alex Ovechkin rocks ridiculous cowboy hat for charity calendar shoot

On Tuesday after practice, several members of the Washington Capitals draped themselves with silly props and held dogs for an upcoming calendar that will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, a charity chosen by the players’ wives and girlfriends. Mike Green’s wife headed up the shoot as photographer and if these snapshots from the shoot are […]The post Alex Ovechkin rocks...

Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Pose With Puppies for Calendar Shoot Supporting Animal Rescue (Photos)

The Washington Capitals snapped a three-game losing streak on Monday night, and they were rewarded with some puppies for their hard-fought win the very next day. OK, that may not have been the case, but the Caps did hang out with some adorable animals on Tuesday afternoon. A few members of the team donned some props, grabbed a dog and posed for some pictures as part of a calendar...

Photos: Washington Capitals wear funny hats for puppy dog calendar shoot

Members of the Washington Capitals wore funky sunglasses, grabbed a puppy, and posed for a charity calendar to raise money for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Ovechkin's Capitals specializing in slow starts

Alex Ovechkin's Washington Capitals are specializing in slow starts - to games and to seasons. Heading into Saturday against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington is 2-5, and that includes only one regulation victory. There are various things going wrong, and one that stands out is that the Capitals are being outscored 9-4 in first periods. ''We had higher...

Ovechkin ‘wasn’t feeling 100 percent’, leaves Capitals practice early

Alex Ovechkin left the ice less than 20 minutes into Capitals practice Tuesday morning in Arlington. “Little tired from last night” Coach Adam Oates said when asked about Ovechkin’s early departure. “He kind of wasn’t feeling 100 percent so he said ‘Let me get out of here’. So I said ‘Sure.‘” Ovechkin finished the game Monday night in Washington’s 4-2 win...

Capitals' Chimera fined for boarding

Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera has been fined $4487.18 the maximum allowable under the CBA for boarding Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz in NHL Game No. 80 in Washington on Monday October 14 the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 19:19 of the first period. Chimera was assessed a minor penalty for...

A Slooooow Start For The Washington Capitals

  With the lackluster hockey they’re playing, the Washington Capitals seem to have forgotten that they’re playing in a more competitive division this season.  The Metropolitan Division with Pittsburgh, Carolina, NY Islanders, Columbus, New Jersey, NY Rangers and Philadelphia is tougher than playing Carolina, Florida, Winnipeg, and Tampa Bay.  The Caps sit in 7th place with...

Martin Erat Sounds Upset With Lack Of Minutes

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, Erat, 32, skated a season-low 6 minutes 20 seconds against New York in Wednesday’s loss but hasn’t played more than 11:50 in any single game this season. It’s the most diminished role he’s ever held during his 12-year NHL career, and Erat — who has recorded 50-point seasons five times in his career, most recently in 2011...

Mike Green's Swing And A Miss

((HT: Sportsnet)) Thankfully, the Washington Capitals didn't need Mike Green's attempted hit on the Oilers Jesse Joensuu to preserve their win to keep Edmonton as the worst team in the Western Conference... The Capitals scored three goals in a 3:55 stretch in the second period for a 4-2 win to snap their three game losing streak... Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin and Troy...

Jason Chimera Fined For Hit On Justin Schultz

NEW YORK (October 15, 2013) – Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera has been fined $4,487.18, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for boarding Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz in NHL Game No. 80 in Washington on Monday, October 14, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 19:19 of the first period. Chimera...

Derek Stepan goes through concussion protocol after collision with Brouwer

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers was shaken up after he had an open-ice collision with the Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer. The Capitals were breaking up ice with the puck in the opening minutes of the third period of Wednesday’s game when the collision occurred. Brouwer was cutting across the middle, while at the same time Stepan was backing up through the neutral...

Congratulations to Joel Ward and his embarrassing start to the season

Not only did Joel Ward have an unfortunate bathroom adventure, but now he has a video highlight on the main page at! Too bad it's this:   That's a rough start to the season. Better luck next year, Joel.

Rangers-Capitals Preview

Given the way his Washington Capitals responded, coach Adam Oates might want to give positive speeches more often. Then again, Washington may not need it against the road-weary New York Rangers. The Capitals hope to build on their promising performance Wednesday night when they look to deal the Rangers a fourth straight loss. The clubs meet for the first time since a first-round...

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight, Oct. 16, at Verizon Center (8:00 p.m. — TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their first of three straight divisional matchups. The Blueshirts enter the contest having been defeated by the Blues, 5-3, on Saturday at St. Louis, and are now 1-4-0 (2 pts) this season. The Capitals enter the […]

Is the Old Brooksy Back?

Brooks Laich broke the ice for the Caps on Monday.
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