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CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Niskanen Bobbleheads Arrive on Time!

A few days ago, the Washington Capitals put up a photo on Instagram of Matt Niskanen holding his bobblehead, and Inova confirmed that the rest of the bobbleheads made it over as well.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Union: Washington Capitals edition

Move over, Obama. Spenser Smallwood addresses the nation to discuss the state of the Capitals at the half. The post State of the Union: Washington Capitals edition appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday

WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 3: Left wing Chris Dingman #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning fights with right wing Stephen Peat #51 of the Washington Capitals during the game at the MCI Center on February 3, 2004 in Washington D.C. Washington won 2-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin destroys net camera with slap shot

Alexander Ovechkin had two goals during Tuesday night’s contest between the Capitals and the Edmonton Oilers, both of them coming in the first period to give the Capitals an early advantage. The second goal came on the power play in the form of a scorching one-timer from what we’ve come to know as “Oveckin’s office” Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin shatters net cam with blazing slapshot (Video / GIF)

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin shattered a goal camera with a blazing slapshot on a power play goal during the first period of Monday night's game against Edmonton.Ovechkin shot the one-timer right through the lens of the net cam behind the Oilers goaltender to give the Caps a 2-0 lead. The goal was Ovechkin's second of the game and fifth goal in his last three games....
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capital Letdown: Capitals Blow Two-Goal Lead Late to Oilers, Lose in SO

The Washington Capitals had control for most of the game. They enjoyed a two-goal on three separate occasions, including a 4-2 lead in the third period. Yet when Edmonton Oilers forward Teddy Purcell beat Braden Holtby in the fourth round of the shootout, the Capitals skated off the home ice losers. The loss is the Capitals third straight defeat, as they head into the All-Star...
Via KCM Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin shatters net camera lens with wicked slapshot (VIDEO)

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin gets more power behind his shots than most other players in the NHL. When he winds up to shoot, opposing defensemen should probably just get out of the way—if they value their bodies. He showed off just how powerful his shot is in the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers—when he banged home a one-timer for...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy. Are the Capitals regretting their decision? You better...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Rally Falls Short in Dallas

The Washington Capitals fell into a 3-0 hole in the game’s first 24 minutes with backup goalie Justin Peters in the net. But they battled back scoring three straight goals, capped by a breakaway goal by Alex Ovechkin 21 seconds into the third period. But with the game tied at 3-3, the Dallas Stars responded with two goals in 16 seconds to reclaim control of the game 5-3. Here...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom drops appeal in Sochi Olympic doping case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Swedish hockey star Nicklas Backstrom has dropped his appeal against the IOC ruling that he committed a doping violation at the Sochi Olympics. In return, he has accepted the minimum sanction of a reprimand. The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Thursday that a settlement had been reached ''after constructive discussions'' between Backstrom's lawyers...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Niskanen Lowers Boom, Continues Mild-Mannered Lifestyle

Matt Niskanen is about the most chilled out player on the Washington Capitals. Every time he’s shown on tv during a game, he just has the same emotionless stare. Every time he answers a question in an interview, he lets out a pauses, lets out a little sigh, and calmly answers the question. No emotion. […]
Via Capitals Outsider
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chimera's early goal enough as Holtby, Caps blank Flyers

  View image | gettyimages.com A long shot found its way past Rob Zepp on a deflection just 3:13 into the game. That was enough for Braden Holtby. The Flyers managed 21 shots, all of them stopped by Holtby as the Washington Capitals rode an early goal to a 1-0 win over the Flyers on Wednesday night at Verizon Center. A shot from right along the blue line by Matt Niskanen...
Via Flyerdelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals down the Red Wings 3-1

The Washington Capitals remain on a surge, defeating the Detroit Red Wings at home tonight 3-1.  The Caps have not lost in regulation since December 23rd and improve to 9-1-3 over their last 13 games. Tory Brouwer scored the only goal of the first period, notching his 12th goal on the season on the Caps power play.   Brouwer took a steal of the puck and tapped in the puck to right...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia, Ukraine and the Alexander Ovechkin effect

I have to admit, foreign affairs are not exactly in my wheelhouse. As a fat, happy American, I am mostly blissfully unaware of the turmoil outside of the United States,..... The post Russia, Ukraine And The Alexander Ovechkin Effect appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals coach Barry Trotz bloodied by stick to head (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz didn't let a stick to the head stop him from coaching during the first period of Thursday night's game in Philadelphia.Trotz was the victim of his own player's stick as Caps left winger Marcus Johansson was knocked over the boards by Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn. Johansson's stick went flying up and...
Via Holdout Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansson, Fehr help Caps spoil Horachek's debut behind Leafs bench

  Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr scored two goals apiece, and the Washington Capitals spoiled the debut of Toronto interim coach Peter Horachek with a 6-2 victory over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin, with an empty-net goal, also scored for Washington, which is 12-6-3 on the road. It was Ovechkin's 20th goal of the season and 50th career point...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Copley Gets His First Shootout Win For Hershey

Pheonix Copley celebrated his first shootout victory with the Hershey Bears, AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals, at Giant Center Sunday as the Bears defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1. Copley made a total of 25 saves in regulation and five in overtime to seal the win for the Bears. Copley signed a two-year entry-level...
Via Beyond The Benches
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Burakovsky smashed in face by teammate during goal celebration (GIF)

Washington Capitals left winger Andre Burakovsky was accidentally smashed in the face by a teammate while celebrating his goal in the third period of Sunday night's game against Florida.Burakovsky's goal at 5:42 of the third period ended up being the game-winner in the end as the Caps beat the Panthers 4-3. After scoring, Burakovsky skated by the bench to receive congratulatory...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Performer Billy Idol unclear about nature of Winter Classic

Billy Idol was certainly a questionable choice to play at the Winter Classic. The NHL has routinely demonstrated they have no clue what’s going on when it comes to music and they provided yet another example by giving Idol a short segment during one of the league’s marquee events. Aside from the hilarious Tweets and posts from hockey fans ranting about the awful music and the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl Alzner Rocks Sunglasses Under Visor During Sunny Winter Classic (Photo)

Karl Alzner looked slightly cooler than the rest of his Washington Capitals teammates during Thursday’s Winter Classic at Nationals Park. The Caps defenseman rocked a pair of sweet shades to combat the bright and sunny skies that threatened to delay the start time of the outdoor game. While many of Alzner’s teammates and a good chunk of Chicago Blackhawks players sported eye...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Classic Start Could Be Delayed By Sun At Nationals Park

WASHINGTON — Too much sun could cause a delay in the start of the Winter Classic. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Wednesday that the start of the New Year’s Day outdoor game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals in the nation’s capital could be moved back up to 90 minutes from its 1 p.m. ET scheduled face-off. The forecast...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fehr and Holtby lead Caps to a shutout of the Pens

Braden Holtby turned away all 31 shots on goal and Eric Fehr scored twice to lead the Washington Capitals to a 3-0 shutout of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Caps win marked their 8th win over their last 11 games and improved their overall record to 18-11-6.  The win moved the Caps into a tie for third with the New York Rangers and to within five points of second place New York Islanders...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Has the NHL Winter Classic lost its luster?

The NHL Winter Classic used to be an event you couldn’t miss. The game was brought back outside where it was born, forcing current NHL players to deal with the elements and offering fans a unique look at the game of hockey. HBO’s 24/7 accompanied the event, shedding new light on players and organizations in a brand new way. As the league prepares for its seventh Winter Classic...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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