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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 32: Divisional showdown against Washington

After winning six in a row against some bad teams, the New York Rangers will host the Washington Capitals tonight in what will likely be a divisional showdown throughout the remainder of the season. With the Pens and Isles seemingly comfortable with their 1-2 positions in the division, it’s the Rangers and Caps who will […] The post Game 32: Divisional showdown against Washington...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Washington Capitals’ Bryan Murray Tribute

http://the6thsens.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2014/12/Bryan-Murray-Tribute-December-22-2014.mp4 As part of their commemorative 40 years of existence in the NHL, the Washington Capitals honoured Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray with a video tribute during last night’s 2-1 loss. Murray was the Capitals’ head coach from the start of the 1981-82 season through...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Holtby robs Senators’ Clarke MacArthur

Let’s just say that the reason the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators was because of Braden Holtby. Holtby could have been mistaken for a brick wall as he stopped 38 of 39 shots by the Senators. Once again, the Capitals’ goaltender made a save that could easily be up for save of the year. In the first period, the Senators went on a power play after Matt Niskanen took...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Holtby, Capitals stay hot, edge Senators 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Washington Capitals extended their point streak to nine games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. Washington has won three in a row and is 7-0-2 in its past nine games. Holtby has been in net for all of them. Backstrom broke a 1-1 tie with 35 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps remain red hot, down Senators 2-1

The Washington Capitals have extended their streak to nine games without a regulation loss, defeating the Ottawa Senators tonight, 2-1.  The Capitals are now 7-0-2 over their last nine games.  The Caps got another splendid performance between the pipes from Braden Holtby.  Holtby stopped 38 of 39 shots on net to lead the Caps.  He has not just allowed 1 goal over the last 60...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby debuts Winter Classic helmet

During practice, the Washington Capitals showed off parts of their Winter Classic uniforms. While the public has already seen the uniforms, the fans haven’t been able to see Braden Holtby’s helmet and gear. After practice, the Capitals’ goaltender showed off his new Winter Classic helmet. Holtby’s helmet includes the Capitals Winter Classic logo, Uncle Sam, and a tribute...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Holiday Sweater Auction

Did you watch the Capitals and Wizards holiday video and think, wow, I would love to have one of those awful Christmas sweaters? Well, if you are at the Capitals-Senators game today, you are in luck. The Caps are auctioning off the hideous sweaters at section 104 at the Verizon Center. The bidding began at […]
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin Gave Us A Career Highlight Over The Weekend

Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin is known as one of the most dangerous offensive players in hockey and has proven time and again that he’s capable of scoring some amazing goals. Ovechkin latest highlight reel tally came over the weekend and might be one of the more impressive of his career. During Washington’s 4-0 win over Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trotz, Brouwer and Carlson Play Street Hockey With Kids

Barry Trotz, John Carlson and Troy Brouwer made their way to Kettler on Sunday to spend time with families adopted through the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin’s Insane Goal Might Be Best Of NHL Season So Far (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin scored a ridiculous goal Saturday night. There’s no other way to put it. Ovechkin’s goal-scoring rate isn’t necessarily as high as it’s been in recent years, but he found the back of the net Saturday night in a pretty incredible fashion. The Washington superstar took full advantage of a New Jersey Devils shot that missed the net. The puck went around the...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps shutout the Devils 4-0

The Washington Capitals remain on a tear, shutting out the New Jersey Devils 4-0 tonight.  The Caps extended their streak to eight straight games without a regulation loss, compiling an 6-0-2 record over that stretch. Washington and New Jersey skated to an uneventful, scoreless first period.  Mike Green put the Capitals on the board with a slap shot he put above Devils’ goalie...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Ovechkin scores “Danglicious” goal

Alex Ovechkin has been in a small scoring slump of late, being held without a goal in his last 4 games, but tonight he might have scored one of the best goals in his career. With the Capitals already up 2-0 on the New Jersey Devils, the road team was looking to increase their lead. Ovechkin collected the puck at the Caps blue line and by the time he was entering the Devils zone,...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps reassign Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

As expected, the Washington Capitals have reassigned 19 year-old rookie Andre Burakovsky to the AHL Hershey Bears.  Burakovsky has been a recent healthy scratch for several games and the Capitals would rather have him playing and getting ice time with the Bears. Burakovsky made the Capitals roster right out of training camp after putting together impressive rookie camp, training...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fehr's goal in first minute of OT lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets

  Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals' point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets' winning streak at seven. Mike Green skated past the goal line on the right wing and slid a centering pass to Fehr, whose quick shot beat Sergei Bobrovsky. Joel Ward, Jason Chimera, Karl...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals score in OT to snap Blue Jackets' win streak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals' point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets' winning streak at seven. Mike Green skated past the goal line on the right wing and slid a centering pass to Fehr, whose quick shot beat Sergei Bobrovsky. Joel Ward...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Panthers-Capitals shootout lasts 20 rounds

The Washington Capitals and the Florida Panthers are in the NHL record books after participating in the longest shootout in league history. The skills competition lasted 20 rounds (not a typo) and featured some truly laughable efforts from several defensemen. If you have 18 minutes to spare, watch this in its entirety. Roberto Luongo’s reaction says it all: I blacked out...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Czech Republic WJC Preview: Despite Cuts, Czech’s Still Poised For a Medal Run

Eva Solaříková/Ivan Hlinka MemorialGoalies: Like some of the top hockey powers, the Czech’s have multiple good goalies that could all steal the starting position. Vitek Vanecek and Daniel Vladar will man the pipes this season, with both goalies having something to prove. Vanecek was drafted 39th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. He played for the...
Via The Hockey House
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin grants young girl’s wish by assisting on her 2-on-1 goal (video)

Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin made the wish of an 8-year-old girl come true Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex when he joined her on the ice and assisted on her two-on-one goal. Lauren Santora, a native of Norwalk, Conn., has Type-1 diabetes and has been hospitalized on several occasions as a result. The dream come...Read More The post Alexander Ovechkin grants...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Laich Effect for the Caps

Over the past two seasons, Brooks Laich, the oft injured, but versatile player generates points and energy for his teammates. The Laich effect for the Caps includes a 12-8 record this season when he’s on the ice and a 1-6 record when he’s off the ice. They play a better game when he’s on the […] The post The Laich Effect for the Caps appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Green looks to return on Tuesday

The Washington Capitals have been without defenseman Mike Green for sometime. Some good news is he is almost 100% ready and he targets to return on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. #459326378 / gettyimages.com Green was almost ready for the game on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils, but decided to take a few more days to make sure he was 100% ready. He does not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Galiev Is Working Hard For Hershey

#489498309 / gettyimages.com Only three goals have been scored in three games for the Hershey Bears, AHL affiliate of the Washington Captials, and they can all be credited to Stanislav Galiev. Galiev has provided all of the Bears’ offense in the past three games, and all on power play goals. The Hershey Bears have been victorious in two out of three of these contests. Despite...
Via Beyond The Benches
23 days ago  |  Discuss

No Words Can Describe the Washington Capitals Puppy Calendar

The Washington Capitals see the Blackhawks one and raise them at least a billion.Following the Blackhawks pit bull puppy calendar release last week, the Capitals have released their own version and there are simply no words that can appropriately describe some of the photos. A handful of the photos were previously released shortly after the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Mike Green considered day-to-day after suffering upper-body injury

The Washington Capitals must wait another day to learn the status of defenseman Mike Green, whose upper-body injury sidelined him from practice and, depending on its severity, could bring the first shakeup to the team’s blue line since the season opener. #477007877 / gettyimages.com Following practice Tuesday, the Capitals will depart for New York to face the Islanders, the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Washington Capitals

From Hometown Hockey: Following every Sabres game, we’ll be taking a little look at the previous night’s action with a little segment called “good, bad and ugly”. Expect a loooooooot of ugly. Friday’s game against the Rangers was snowed out, so we’ll take a look at the 2-1 win over the Capitals on Saturday night. […] The post Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Washington...
Via Two Pad Stack
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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