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Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 4 discussion thread

The Capitals want to even the series before it goes back to Washington. Join the discussion thread.
Via Capitals Insider
53 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin named finalist for Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award

Ovechkin scored 50 goals and captained the Capitals to the Presidents' Trophy.
Via Capitals Insider
53 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Capitals appear set to shake up defense, with Mike Weber in and Nate Schmidt out

The Pittsburgh native is expected to see his first ice time of the series in Game 4 vs. the Penguins.
Via Capitals Insider
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weber preparing to replace Schmidt on Caps' blue-line in Game 4

PITTSBURGH -- Left wing Marcus Johansson is expected to be in the lineup tonight in Game 4 when the Capitals look to even their second-round playoff series against
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Assistant GM of NHL’s Capitals Was Two-Time Canadian Baseball Champ

Ross Mahoney, second from right, poses with former Caps’ GM George McPhee, Alex Ovechkin, Niklas Backstrom and Mats Weiderstal. That old expression, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em’’ sure held true for Ross Mahoney in 1973. Not only did Mahoney join the Melville Elks for the Canadian midget baseball championship in Barrhead, Alta. but he helped the team win the tournament...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals analyst calls Kris Letang’s suspension ‘kind of comical’

A pair of Capitals analysts strongly dissented with the NHL’s decision to suspend Kris Letang one game for his high hit on Marcus Johansson Monday night. Alan May and Craig Laughlin — former Caps players who analyze the team for Comcast SportsNet — said Letang deserved the same three-game punishment given to Washington’s Brooks Orpik […]
Via DC Sports Blog
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang gets one-game suspension for high hit on Marcus Johansson

Yesterday, we took a quick look at Kris Letang’s “dangerous” hit on Marcus Johansson. Here is a video of the incident if you have yet to see it: I don’t think it was intentional by any means, but it is one of those hits that needs to be removed from the game. It is dangerous and really serves no purpose in hockey. It is definitely not a head shot but it did have some...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How do the Capitals win Game 4 in Pittsburgh?

Alan May joins SportsNet Central to talk Caps and Penguins. May touches on how he thinks the Caps can beat Matt Murray, how good Alex Ovechkin looked in Game 3 and how important winning Game 4 is for the Caps.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Holtby Watering Himself Shirt

(via Charlie McManus) Our buddy Charlie McManus is creating quite the collection of custom Caps shirts. His latest one is a photo of Braden Holtby watering himself. To recap the others, he’s got he’s got: And the very best:
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz is disappointed with Brooks Orpik suspension

Brooks Orpik was suspended three games on Sunday by the National Hockey League for his hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta. Maatta was injured on the play and won’t suit up on Monday in Game 3 against the Capitals. Orpik accepted the punishment, saying he made “a bad mistake” while even telling the NHL he thought it was fair. It’s a surprise to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik suspended three games for hit to head on Maatta

The NHL announced on Sunday that Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has been suspended three games for his late hit to the head against Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta during Saturday’s Game 2 playoff matchup. Orpik was given a two-minute interference penalty on the play after he drilled the defenseless Maatta, knocking him out of the game. Washington's Brooks...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Meme is Born -- Marcus Johansson and 'Dearest Abigail'

Watch CSN's segment about 'Dearest Abigail' on #CapitalsTalk in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.Marcus Johansson showed up to Verizon Center for Game
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooks Orpik lays a high and late hit on Olli Maatta

There have been a few ugly hits in this year’s playoffs, but this one from Brooks Orpik on Olli Maatta may the worst of the bunch. Orpik with a completely unnecessary, dangerous hit pic.twitter.com/ctlPfDT7ZM — Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) May 1, 2016 Another angle: possible reasonable explanations: has a bet going to see what it takes to get suspended in the playoffs...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

How T.J. Oshie (and his daughter) both wound up with ‘SportsCenter’ highlights

How T.J. Oshie got on “SportsCenter” early Friday morning was easy: he scored three playoff goals against the Penguins, including the game-winner. That made him the first NHL player to record both an overtime game-winning goal and a hat trick in the same playoff game since Patrick Kane in 2013, and the third Capitals player to […]
Via DC Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Beagle finds opponent's stick caught in helmet (Video)

Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle found himself in an awkward position Thursday night when an opposing player's stick got caught inside his helmet visor. It happened late in the second period as the Capitals took on Pittsburgh in Game 1 of their NHL second round playoff series. Beagle banged into Penguins defenseman Kris Letang along the boards and somehow skated away with his...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Best and worst moments from Capitals’ Game 1 overtime win over Penguins

Washington and Pittsburgh resumed a storied rivalry Thursday when they kicked off the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Verizon Center. Game 1 was the clubs’ first playoff meeting since 2009 and their ninth all-time, and there were plenty of entertaining moments to keep fans interested through the Capitals’ overtime win. Here are the best and worst: Best […]
Via DC Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Pens-Caps can determine if Crosby or Ovechkin is better

For the first time since 2009, the NHL’s biggest stars — Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin — will meet in a postseason series. The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins open their second-round series on Thursday night in what many feel is a de facto conference championship, as these teams finished 1-2 in the East but because of the NHL’s asinine playoff system, this is...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Metro Extends Hours for Capitals Playoff Game

WASHINGTON — Metro is staying open an additional hour to accommodate fans attending the playoff game between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Verizon Center. Metro will close at 1 a.m. instead of its normal Thursday closing time of midnight. Metro said in a statement that fans entering the system after midnight have to enter at Gallery Place, Judiciary...
Via CBS DC
6 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie watched Game 7, says “I care a lot about those guys”

T.J. Oshie is gone, but certainly not forgotten in St. Louis. Blues fans have been checking in on the current Washington Capitals forward during the playoffs and it turns out that Oshie has been doing the same on the Blues. Ex-#StlBlues F T.J. Oshie said Game 7 vs. #Blackhawks was first full NHL game he watched on TV. "I care a lot about those guys," he said. — Stephen Whyno ...
Via Frozen Notes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Capitals vs. Penguins

VitalsPittsburgh: 48-26-8 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Washington: 56-18-8 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1Season SeriesPittsburgh took three of five contests during the 2015-2016 campaign, including a 4-3 overtime victory at the Verizon Center on April 7.Playoff HistoryThe most recent postseason meeting between these teams was in 2009...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals won because of D.C. firefighter superstitions

When it comes to sports, fans can be very superstitious. Take a step inside a Washington D.C. firehouse and you will see just the latest example of a superstition not to be messed with. At least as long as the Washington Capitals are fighting for a chance to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup above their heads this postseason. Hockey players have playoff beards. Firefighters at one Washington...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington D.C. firefighters are taking their Capitals superstition very seriously

The NHL has yet to release the schedule for the Capitals-Penguins semifinals series but in the mean time: DO NOT MOVE this Evgeny Kuznetsov figurine at a certain firehouse in Washington D.C.:Infallible logic. You can't argue that!The 23-year-old center Kuznetsov tallied 20 shots on goal and scored once in the Capitals' opening round series win over the Flyers, but clearly his little...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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