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CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Capital punishment for Rangers' tweet?

You might recall that the Rangers drew some attention before their second-round series with the Capitals when their official Twitter feed stopped using capital letters in a subtle dug at their opponent. But that move might have backfired, in a karmic way, during Monday night's Game 3. As pointed out by Caps blog Russian Machine Never Breaks, a Rangers tweet early in the second period...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jay Beagle's goal, Braden Holtby's shutout lift Caps over Rangers

  Braden Holtby made 30 saves Monday night for his second career playoff shutout and Jay Beagle scored his first goal of this postseason, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers. Washington has a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Alex Ovechkin was held without a goal for the first time in the series. It was one of the Capitals' less-heralded...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Holtby's shutout, Beagle's goal lift Caps over Rangers 1-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Braden Holtby made 30 saves Monday night for his second career playoff shutout and Jay Beagle scored his first goal of this postseason, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers. Washington has a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Alex Ovechkin was held without a goal for the first time in the series. It was one of the Capitals...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three things we’ve learned about the Capitals in round two

View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Capitals head back to D.C. tied with the New York Rangers at 1-1 in their best-of-seven series. The Caps come back in a good spot, having taken Game 1 is stunning fashion with a goal in the final seconds to win. And although they lost Game 2, they return […] The post Three things we’ve learned about the Capitals in round two appeared...
Via Along the Boards
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kutznetsov Continues to Impress with the Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the second period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Throughout the playoffs, teams have made it a top priority of theirs to shut down the Capitals’ top offensive line...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers vs. Washington Capitals NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

NY Rangers vs. Washington Capitals NHL Playoffs betting Odds, courtesy of BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin to Henrik Lundqvist after goal: ‘All series, baby’ (video)

The Washington Capitals pulled off an absolute stunner on Thursday night, beating the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 1 of the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinal series courtesy of a Joel Ward goal with 1.3 seconds remaining in the third period. If losing a game in such devastating fashion doesn’t cause enough psychic damage on...Read More The post Alexander Ovechkin to Henrik...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Take Game 1 from Rangers with Last-Second Goal

They say always to play until the final whistle. That’s exactly what Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals did. Ovechkin skated down the ice aggressively, knifing through a wall of four New York Rangers with the last seven seconds ticking away. Despite falling, Ovechkin was able to get the loose puck after a big hit by Nicklas Backstrom on Dan Boyle against the glass. Ovechkin...
Via KCM Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ward scores with one second left to lift the Caps a 1-0 series lead over Rangers

Joe Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left in the game to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 win and a 1-0 series lead over the New York Rangers.  Alex Ovechkin fed Ward from behind the net and Ward put the puck past Henrik Lundqvist for the win.  A thrilling win for Game One sets up what should be a terrific second round series.  Ward’s game winning tally was his second goal...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers head into the second round without Mats Zuccarello

The New York Rangers got excellent news heading into game one of the second round against the Washington Capitals, in that they will finally get Kevin Klein back in the lineup after missing the last 7 weeks (including the first round of the playoffs) with a broken arm sustained after blocking a shot against, coincidentally, Alex Ovechkin. This means that Matt Hunwick, who played...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Embracing New Physical Identity

Brooks Orpik #44 of the Washington Capitals checks Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets into the boards during second period action on March 21, 2015 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have completely changed their team identity. After years of play based on finesse and all out offense, the Washington...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals second round X factors

The Washington Capitals just barely squeaked by the New York Islanders in their first round series. The main contributors included the usual suspects as well as few surprises like Evgeny Kuznetsov. If the Caps want to advance out of the second round and into the Eastern Conference final, they are going to need the following […] The post Washington Capitals second round X factors...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers aren’t using capital letters for series against Caps

You may have noticed something a little strange if you follow the New York Rangers on Twitter. As they prepare for a playoff matchup against the Washington Capitals in the second round, the account suddenly stopped using capital letters in their Tweets. From quotes to news announcements, the social media team has made a concentrated, though unannounced effort against capital letters...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

‘New Era’ Washington Capitals Sink Islanders 2-1 in Game 7 to Clinch Series

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, shoots the game winning goal against New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), from the Czech Republic, and defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) during the third period of Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1, to advance. (AP Photo...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov Plays the Hero with Game-Winner in Game 7 vs. Islanders

“Game Seven” are the two most dreaded words for Washington Capitals fans. Monday’s game was 60 minutes of anxiety for those fans, especially after a scoreless first period, and a tied game at 1-1 late in the third. That anxiety was quickly subdued when young Russian Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the go-ahead goal with 7:18 remaining. Kuznetsov whipped around Islanders forward Fran...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps advance to the second round, beat Isles 2-1

The Washington Capitals have put the Game 7 monkey on the back in the past.   The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 in front of the Verizon Center faithful to win the series 4-3 and advance to the second round of the NHL Playoffs.  The Capitals will now face nemesis New York Rangers Evgeny Kuzetsov was the game 7 hero, scoring his third playoff goal at the 12:42 mark of the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Pierce bangs glass at Capitals-Islanders Game 7

Apparently Paul Pierce doesn’t only troll opposing basketball teams. Pierce and a few of his Washington Wizards teammates took in Monday’s Capitals-Islanders Game 7. That’s Marcin Gortat, Rasual Butler, Pierce, and John Wall sitting in the front row. The Wizards are in the house, Paul Pierce is slamming the glass http://t.co/R9OefTUQaG — Ian Oland (@ianoland) April...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing Game 7 showdown between Islanders and Capitals

After an exciting and emotional Game 6 win at Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders will play the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Monday night at the Verizon Center. The Islanders have a chance to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 1992-93. The Capitals haven’t advanced to Round 2 since 2011-12 when they lost to the New York Rangers...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Niskanen hits a beer bottle back into the stands

You might remember that Islanders fans nailed Brooks Orpik with a beer a couple games ago. Following the Islanders’ win in Game 6, fans tossed several cups and objects at the Capitals as they left the ice. The Caps looked pretty irritated (rightfully so) and Matt Niskanen took it upon himself to send a beer bottle back into the crowd. See ya #BYE #isles #bigwin #nocaps #bottleservice...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The new “Young Guns” in Washington

View image | gettyimages.com When people have thought about the Washington Capitals over the last ten or so years, they thought of one person, Alexander Ovechkin. In 2008, the Washington Capitals set out to stretch that list to four while marketing the “Young Guns”, a group of young offensively talented players that would lead the […] The post The new “Young Guns” in Washington...
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Latta Kisses Teammate Karl Alzner on Helmet Following Alzner’s Go-Ahead Goal

It is hard to match the wide range of emotions during the NHL playoffs, as exemplified by Capitals forward Michael Latta. Karl Alzner scored the go-ahead goal in the second period of the Capitals 5-1 win over the New York Islanders in Game 5, and that emotion just took over Latta. After Alzner went through the routine glove slaps with teammates, Latta took his joy to another level...
Via KCM Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom’s loving quote about Braden Holtby

There’s a lot of love for Braden Holtby in the Washington Capitals dressing room. Nicklas Backstrom commented on Holbty following the goaltender’s huge 36-save OT win over the Islanders on Tuesday and it’s clear Backstrom holds Holtby in high regard. So much so that it led to a comical statement that Backstrom quickly corrected. Nicklas Backstrom on Braden Holtby: "It’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fans continue bad behavior as Brooks Orpik gets hit with cup (video)

The Washington Capitals got a huge road victory Tuesday night, beating the New York Islanders in overtime 2-1 courtesy of an overtime winner from Nicklas Backstrom. As Capitals players slapped each other on the back and celebrated on the ice, what appears to be a beer cup comes flying onto the ice, hitting defenseman Brooks...Read More The post Islanders fans continue bad behavior...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Capitals Brooks Orpik Hit With Flying Beer After Team Wins Game Against Islanders

This is just unreal. After Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal to give the Capitals the win over the Islanders Tuesday night a fan committed what should be considered a sin. Apparently unhappy about the result of the game he took his beer and chucked it at Brooks Orpik hitting him in the shoulder. As far as Orpik is concerned it was probably just a mild annoyance. He was about to hit...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan throws beer at Capitals players, hits Brooks Orpik in face (VIDEO)

The Washington Capitals emerged victorious and evened the series with the New York Islanders at two games apiece with a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winner, and Islanders fans weren’t happy about it. After the game, when postgame handshakes were taking place, one particular fan threw a beer at the Capitals players. It hit...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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