Ovechkin comfortable quickly with Capitals after World Cup

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) It didn't take long for Alex Ovechkin to feel comfortable back on the ice with the Washington Capitals. Ovechkin made his training camp debut Wednesday after playing at the World Cup of Hockey, joined by Russian teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov. Russia lost to Canada in the semifinals Saturday, and Ovechkin got a couple of days off like other World...
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Capitals use sting of playoff loss to Penguins as motivation

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) When Matt Niskanen contemplated skipping a trip to the gym over the summer, he remembered what happened in May. As the offseason went on, Niskanen thought less and less about the Washington Capitals' loss to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Instead, he let the memory of the second-round playoff exit fuel him from time to time. ''That hurt...
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New Bag for Capitals Club Red 365 Members

The Washington Capitals today emailed Capitals Club Red 365 members, announcing their 2015-16 gift.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals sign defenseman Orlov to $2.57 million, 1-year deal

TORONTO (AP) The Washington Capitals re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a $2.57 million, one-year contract. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the deal Wednesday after Orlov finished practice with Russia at the World Cup of Hockey. The 25-year-old with offensive talent and a penchant for mistakes had eight goals and 21 assists for Washington last...
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T.J. Oshie is a big believer of the triple deke

The triple deke is one of the most legendary moves in all of hockey. Made famous by Gordon Bombay (and later imitated by Charlie Conway), the triple deke is the perfect move when you absolutely have to score in a shootout. That is, if that shootout occurs within the confines of a Mighty Ducks movie. What does T.J. Oshie, one of the best shootout artists in the NHL, think about the...
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Ovechkin plans to play in the Olympics even if NHL doesn’t

It was just about a year ago that Alex Ovechkin made his intentions clear about playing in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, whether the NHL is there or not. Now that the World Cup of Hockey is about to start, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN checked back with Ovechkin to see if his thoughts had changed, or if the WCH satiated his appetite for international competition. Nope. I asked Ovechkin...
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Alex Ovechkin says the NHL's playoff seeding is 'weird'

Like some hockey fans, Alexander Ovechkin thinks the NHL’s current playoff format is “weird.” The NHL realigned divisions in 2013-14, completely changing up the format which saw top-ranked teams facing bottom-ranked teams in each round. In the new format, in the second round, teams are no longer re-seeded and instead they have to compete in a divisional matchup. The new...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Grubauer to Represent Team Europe at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer (Germany) has been selected to represent Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Grubauer joins Capitals teammates Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), John Carlson (United States), Braden Holtby (...
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NHL's rift with IOC still a hot topic of World Cup of Hockey gets underway

At a glance, the transition from the Rio Olympics in the summer to the World Cup of Hockey in the fall seems like a seamless move from one international event to another.What the casual kick-back hockey viewer might not know is how opposing these two events are—how fractured the relationship between the National Hockey League and the International Olympics Committee has become...
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