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Michal Neuvirth will be valuable to this organization, but in what capacity? (Clydeorama)
At the beginning of the 2010-11 season, Michal Neuvirth entered Washington Capitals training camp as the de facto backup to Semyon Varlamov, who had established himself as a supremely talented youngster over the previous two seasons. With the Caps’ former “starter,” Jose Theodore, now departed for Minnesota, Varlamov was set to carry the Capitals during the 2010-11 season in net, making good on the tremendous potential he had showcased over the previous 18 months. At least, that was the plan.
But as has been the case with almost everything involving the Washington Capitals over the last four years, things did not go according to plan. Varlamov was frequently hurt, forcing Neuvirth in to the de facto starter’s role in his first full NHL season. He responded brilliantly, and appeared to be the Caps’ long-term solution in goal. But last season, a myriad of circumstances – Tomas Vokoun...
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Matt Hendricks didn’t make any friends at the TD Garden on Saturday, and that didn’t ring true only on the ice.
Hendricks got into it with a fan on his way to the locker room late in the game, after he lost a spirited scrap against Bruins enforcer Adam McQuaid. As he headed down the hallway, the Capitals center turned and motioned that he would be watching the offending fan,...
With an 11-14-1 record, suffice it to say things haven’t gone as planned for the Washington Capitals. Currently seven points out of a playoff spot with just 22 games remaining on their schedule, the situation is getting dire in the District of Columbia.
But what is it, exactly, that’s wrong down in D.C. Is it the subpar play of supposed superstar Alex Ovechkin, or is it that...
After starting out his career with so much promise, Alex Ovechkin has looked like an average player the last few seasons.
Former Bruin Mike Milbury says that is due to a lack of commitment on Ovechkin’s part. He says Ovechkin is inconsistent because he’s not putting his whole mind into being the best player he can be. The former Islanders head coach and general manager said it’s...
12:31 p.m.: The Bruins and Capitals just took the ice for warmups.
Anton Khudobin led the Bruins out, and Michael Neuvirth led the Capitals out, so those will be your starting goaltenders.
12:10 p.m.: Good afternoon and welcome to TD Garden where the Bruins are an hour away from getting going with the Washington Capitals.
It’s going to be a gametime decision for Claude Julien...
Mike Ribeiro scored with 2:16 remaining, and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Alex Ovechkin and Joey Crabb also scored for the Capitals, who snapped a three-game losing streak and moved within eight points of the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes.
Michael Neuvirth made 36 saves to help Washington come back from an...
When the Bruins traded away Adam Oates, they received a hero’s ransom in return for the outgoing legend.
In one of the biggest blockbuster deals of the 1990s, the B’s shipped Oates, Rick Tocchet and Bill Ranford to the Washington Capitals for Jim Carey, Anson Carter, Jason Allison, a third-round draft pick in the 1997 draft and a conditional second-round pick for 19998.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenseman Kevin Marshall from the Washington Capitals for forward Nicolas Deschamps.
Marshall played in 52 games with the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears this season. He had a goal and four assists with 77 penalty minutes.
The 24-year-old Marshall was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round in 2007. Marshall played...
The Caps got the first signature game from Ovi in a while Thursday. (CanesCountry)
The Washington Capitals pulled a big win out in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday night, defeating the Southeast Division rival Carolina Hurricanes by a final score of 3-2. After falling behind in the opening frame 2-0 in a period that was utterly dominated by Carolina, the Caps...
Brad Marchand fights Mike Ribeiro w/SlowMo 3/16/13: youtu.be/IbDIG_mdLms?a via @youtube
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The Boston Bruins may be eager to help keep the Washington Capitals out of the playoffs given what happened the last time the teams met in Massachusetts.
Another overtime loss to the Capitals is even fresher in their minds, and they'll be out to avenge that defeat Saturday.
Joel Ward stunned the Boston crowd with an overtime goal in Game 7 of a first-round playoff series last...
Alex Ovechkin needs help on the first line. Can the Capitals find someone?
from Mike Cole of NESN,
“We have some big forwards, we have some guys that can play physical if they want to do that,” Washington head coach Adam Oates said after the game, according to the Washington Times. “But we don’t want to play that kind of game, we don’t want to get involved in their game.”
The Capitals were none too pleased with some physical play...