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Alex Ovechkin Shines in Slava Kozlov’s Farewell Game

Two-time Stanley Cup and Gagarin Cup champion, Slava Kozlov played his farewell game in his hometown Voskresensk a few days ago but guess who stole the show in spite of the presence of a number of NHL superstars?Alex Ovechkin, of course. Kozlov organized a lineup full of current and past NHL stars and decided to give all the game’s proceedings to the Kolomna Children’s Institute...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 hours ago

2016-17 Team Preview: Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals ran train through the entire league last season finishing with an absurd 120 points. Like every other season in the Alex Ovechkin era, they fell short in the playoffs, although this time they weren't a prohibitive favorite despite their regular season dominance. They played extremely well only to fall short to their rival in Pittsburgh. They remain as loaded...
Via Razzball Hockey
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Players Present $23,405 So Kids Can Donation to Horton's Kids

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals players Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby along with Elliot Segal of the Elliot in the Morning Show recently presented a $23,405 check to Horton’s Kids, a community-based social change organizati...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps assistant Lambert misses out on head coaching job in Colorado

Capitals assistant Lane Lambert was considered a finalist in Colorado, but after the Avalanche hired Jared Bednar it appears Lambert will be staying in Washington.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: T.J. Oshie's daughter, dog are true stars of push-up challenge

T.J. Oshie took up a noble cause on Wednesday, posting a video of himself doing the #22pushupchallenge, which aims to raise awareness about the issue
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holtby gets new Canadian mask for World Cup

Braden Holtby will represent Canada for the first time in a major tournament this September in the World Cup of Hockey. To help him look
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin is a Large, Graceful Rollerblading Machine

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin is listed as 6-foot-3, 239 pounds on Hockey-Reference.com. In this video, he is weightless. Ovechkin posted the video to his Instagram Sunday. It’s probably not surprising that a guy who wears (ice) skates for a living is an excellent rollerblader. But still, the man is majestic. According to Russian Machine Never Breaks, Ovechkin spent a great deal...
Via CBS DC
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Stingrays Emulate Capitals With New Third Jersey

The South Carolina Stingrays unveiled a Washington Capitals-themed alternate jersey Thursday.
Via Capitals Outsider
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Caps jersey from Alex Ovechkin’s NHL debut up for auction

The jersey that Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin wore during the first period of his first NHL game on Oct. 5, 2005 is up for auction again. The black jersey features an “NHL Cares: Katrina Relief Fund” patch, which every player sported during the first period of his team’s home opener that season. The NHL auctioned off the jerseys after […]
Via DC Sports Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Red Rockers Final Auditions!

Erin with the 2016-17 Red Rockers. (Photos courtesy Washington Capitals Photography) This past Saturday, the Washington Capitals announced their 2016-17 Red Rockers. Here are some of the best photos that came out of the first day of auditions, courtesy Washington Capitals Photography. You can see even more on the Red Rockers’ Facebook page. Introducing the 2016-17 Red Rockers! […]
Via Capitals Outsider
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals Announce In-Game Host Search

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals are seeking an in-game host to begin in the 2016-17 season. The host serves as the primary on-camera personality for all Capitals home games, including the in-arena pre-game show #CapsCountdown, feature...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign Johansson to $13.75M, 3-year deal

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals narrowly avoided arbitration with Marcus Johansson, re-signing the forward to a $13.75 million, three-year contract. Johansson will count $4.583 million against the salary cap. He'll make $4.25 million next season and $4.75 million in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The Capitals and the 25-year-old Swede were scheduled to go to arbitration Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State RB Mike Weber Shows Before-And-After Photos After 1 Year On Campus

Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber didn’t play a down of football for Ohio State in 2015, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t putting in work. Weber, a four-star recruit for the class of 2015, apparently hit the weight room big time the past year, getting himself in game shape ahead of 2016. Don’t believe us? Check out the before/after photos that Weber posted this week...
Via College Spun
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Richards hopes to continue NHL career

Mike Richards wants to extend his unlikely comeback next season. “I plan to play hockey next year. So, it will just be what is the best fit for me,” Richards told Ryan Young of Kenora Online. Richards’ career features past highs and recent lows. He has an impressive résumé. He was a 30-goal scorer with the Philadelphia Flyers, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals 2016 Development Camp Guide

The Washington Capitals will host their 2016 Prospect Development Camp from June 28 - July 2, 2016 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public. Capitals development camp is an annual week-long summer sessio...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Caps Trade for Eller, Re-Sign Carey and Ness

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals made a flurry of moves during today’s draft, retaining Paul Carey and Aaron Ness while trading a pair of second-round picks for Canadiens center Lars Eller. First, the trade, which reunites Eller with T.J. Oshie, both of whom were drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of different NHL drafts, but signed on the same day in 2008...
Via CBS DC
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals' Holtby wins Vezina Trophy

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Holtby was rewarded for a remarkable season in which he tied Martin Brodeur's league record with 48 victories for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Caps. His goals-against average was fifth in the league at 2.20, and he finished eighth in...
Via Associated Press
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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