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Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich leaves game after hit from Shawn Thornton

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich left Saturday night's game against the Florida Panthers and did not return, as reported by Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post. The injury occurred with just about five minutes left in the game, when Laich received a hit from Panthers winger Shawn Thornton. He's considered day-to-day until more information is known. The hit did not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals top Panthers in shootout win

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored on the Capitals’ first three attempts of the shootout and goaltender Justin Peters turned aside 20 of 21 shots through 65 minutes, along with a big stop on Jussi Jokinen in the shootout, to give the Caps their second straight win. With the win the Caps (3-0-2) became the only team in the Eastern Conference without a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps down Panthers 2-1 in Shoot

The  Washington Capitals defeated the Florida Panthers in a Shootout by the score of 2-1.  The win improved the Caps to 3-0-2 and keeps them as the only team in the Metro Division without a regulation loss.  The win also moved the Caps into a tie for first place in the division, tied with the. New York Islanders. Jason Chimera scored the lone Caps’ regulation marker with his...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Niskanen on Ovechkin: ‘He’s more committed now’

AP Image The Washington Capitals have started the 2014-15 season under new head coach Barry Trotz with a 2-0-2 record.  One of the more intriguing aspects to the new-look Capitals team is how forward and captain  Alex Ovechkin has shouldered more responsibility. We’ve already he seen him take issue to an illegal  hit on one of his team mates when he tackled Carolina Hurricans...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Look At The Defensive Corp Of The Washington Capitals

from Alex Prewitt of the Capitals Insider, The summer signings of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik came with intended secondary consequences for the Washington Capitals, trickling down to the rest of the defensive corps. The expected logjam at the depth chart’s bottom has somewhat been sorted already, with Nate Schmidt starting the past three games, John Erskine and Jack...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Joel Ward scores with an assist from the goalie’s backside

In hockey sometimes it’s just how the puck bounces. New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider found that out the hard way when he lost sight of the puck on a dump off from Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward and well, see for yourself: Ward will kindly take the credit for the goal. But he has to tip his hat to the assist from the Verizon Center’s boards and Schneider. That...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New General Manager Proving Doubters Wrong

The Capitals are off to a very interesting start this season at 1-0-2. Under new management, the Capitals haven’t lost a game through 65 minutes and are just a couple shootout goals or saves away from being 3-0. Sure, the Caps weren’t perfect in any of their games, but good teams find ways to win games when they aren’t at their best. So far the Caps have played three playoff...
Via Rock the Red
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin hangs out with Brad Pitt at movie premiere

Alexander Ovechkin and Washington Capitals teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov were among the many luminaries who strolled the red carpet while attending the premiere of “Fury” at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. during a special screening on Wednesday night. While hobnobbing with the beautiful people, Ovechkin and his teammates ran into who else but […] The post Alexander...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovi, Orlov, Kuznetsov meet Brad Pitt, present him with Capitals jersey

The premiere of Brad Pitt’s latest movie – Fury – was last night.  Three members of the Washington Capitals went along as well – Alex Ovechkin, Dmitri Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov.  All three players got to meet Pitt and he was even presented with a customized Capitals jersey by Ovechkin and Kuznetsov. Russian Machine Never Breaks Russian Machine Never Breaks Russian Machine...
Via DC Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz praises Alex Ovechkin, disputes previous claims

When Barry Trotz accepted the job in Washington, fans and analysts wondered how his style would be received by the Capitals. Specifically, what would the relationship be between Trotz and Alex Ovechkin? So far, it sounds like things are going very well. Trotz told USA Today that coaching Ovechkin has been far more pleasurable than he was led to believe. “For all of the questions...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ovechkin stars in bizarre Russian music video

Washington Capitals’ star Alex Ovechkin is in the spotlight, but this time it isn’t for hockey or taking a fan on a sushi date. The NHL’s goal-scoring leader in 2013-14 can now cross off “starring in a pop music video” from his bucket list. Russian singer Katyla Lel released her new music video”Пусть говорят” — which translates to “Let Them Talk...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Opening Weekend: What Have We Learned?

  Andre Burakovsky celebrates his 1st NHL goal Oct. 9 against Montreal Following an opening weekend that consisted of one win and one loss, Washington Capitals fans have some time to sit back and digest the weekend’s game action. Before Tuesday’s contest against the San Jose Sharks, players, coaches and fans are all asking the question: two games into Washington’s 40th anniversary...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Mike Green make or break season will start with him sidelined

After being relatively healthy last season Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not play in Thursday’s season opener vs. the Montreal Canadiens with an upper body injury. Mike Green confirms he's out tonight. "More so Barry just being smart about it," he said. — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) October 9, 2014 Nate Schmidt will start in Green’s place on...
Via KCM Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

An introduction to The Color of Hockey

William Douglas doesn’t dwell on negatives. Perhaps he picked up the trait covering Congress, his current occupation with McClatchy Newspapers – and it’s certainly an occupation. Maybe it stems from teenage years spent in rinks across the Mid-Atlantic, where he was one of two black players in a league that stretched from Maryland to New […] The post The NHL In 2014: An Introduction...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington’s Roster Finalized Day Before Season Opener

Coach Barry Trotz announced the Washington Capitals’ 23-man roster a mere day before the team’s Oct. 9 opener against the Montreal Canadiens.   By placing four players on injured reserve (IR), Trotz was able to whittle his roster down to the desired amount. Forward Jay Beagle has been placed on IR as he continues to fight an upper body injury. He, along with forward Tom Wilson...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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