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Watch: Alex Ovechkin scores 50th goal

  Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal Tuesday to help the Washington Capitals defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 at Verizon Center. Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to have six 50-goal seasons, joining Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky, Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. “Every year, it’s harder and harder,” Ovechkin said, via NHL.com...
Via Sports-Glory
10 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Caps down the Isles in shootout, 3-2

The Washington Capitals continue to surge to the playoffs, defeating the New York Islanders 3-2 in a shootout, earning their fourth consecutive win.  Despite previous surges, this was the first time this season that the Caps have strung together four straight wins. Travis Hamonic gave the Isles this initial lead at the 7:41 mark  of the opening period.  Hamonic fired a wrister...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Solution to Penguins Power-Play Woes: Shoooooot!

I never played hockey. Can’t skate a lick. But even I know you have to shoot the puck to score. I wonder if the Penguins do. For all their wondrous talent, the Pens’ power play has morphed into a black hole where scoring chances go to die. There’s a reason our boys are 0-for-18 and counting with the man advantage. They don’t shoot the puck. Not enough, anyway. Think Alex...
Via PenguinPoop
February 18, 2015  |  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
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps down the Panthers 4-3

The Washington Capitals remained red hot, defeating the Florida Panthers today 4-3.  The win was their third in their last four games and improved to 10-1-3 over the last fourteen games. The Caps scored three second period goals.  Alex Ovechkin got the Capitals on the board first in the second period with a classic Ovechkin power play tally.   Ovechkin was fed By Nicklas Bacstrom...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals top Panthers as Ovechkin gets goal and assist

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals earned a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Brooks Laich and Karl Alzner added second-period goals for Washington, which has won 10 straight home games against the Panthers. The Capitals improved to 10-1-3 in their past 14 games, and avoided a letdown after their 3-2 win against Chicago in...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals earn 4-3 win over Panthers

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals earned a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Brooks Laich and Karl Alzner added second-period goals for Washington, which has won 10 straight home games against the Panthers. The Capitals improved to 10-1-3 in their past 14 games, and avoided a letdown after their 3-2 win against Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad nets goal, assist as Panthers fall to Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals earned a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Brooks Laich and Karl Alzner added second-period goals for Washington, which has won 10 straight home games against the Panthers. The Capitals improved to 10-1-3 in their past 14 games, and avoided a letdown after their 3-2 win against Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad nets goal, assist as Panthers fall to Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals earned a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Brooks Laich and Karl Alzner added second-period goals for Washington, which has won 10 straight home games against the Panthers. The Capitals improved to 10-1-3 in their past 14 games, and avoided a letdown after their 3-2 win against Chicago...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A 2011 Winter Classic star hopes for encore

WASHINGTON (AP) When he was playing hockey on the pond of his family farm in Manitoba, Eric Fehr dreamed of winning a Stanley Cup. What he didn't dream about was playing outdoors in the NHL, although that eventually began to have some appeal. ''When the games started coming out and you started watching them, you definitely thought, `This is pretty cool, this is something I'd like...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Lose to Panthers in NHL Record 20-Round Shootout

Good thing both teams get a one point in the standings after being tied at the end of regulation in the National Hockey League, because botht the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers deserved them on Tuesday. Tied at 1-1 after the five-minute overtime period, both teams went through 20 shootout rounds before Panthers’ Nick Bjugstad beat Capitals’ goalie Braden Holtby for...
Via KCM Sports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Second-period goals lift Capitals over struggling Devils

  Jay Beagle and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 3:25 apart in the second period and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. Karl Alzner and Brooks Laich also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-10-4. The Capitals have won two straight and three of their last five. Patrik Elias scored and Cory Schneider...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals-Hurricanes Preview

Killing penalties has been a problem for the Washington Capitals, especially lately. The Capitals seek a better effort from their penalty killers as they try to avoid a third straight loss Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Washington (10-10-4) kills just 74.7 percent of opponents' power plays, ranking only better than Philadelphia's league-low 74.1. The Capitals have...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps fall to Canucks 4-3, have lost 4 of last 5

The Washington Capitals struggles continued last night as they fell 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks.   The loss if Washington’s fourth in its last five games and drops the Caps to .500 at 10-10-4. Washington continued to be bit by their own mistakes.  After successfully defending 14 straight power play opportunities, the Caps are struggling on the penalty kill.  The Caps were sent...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich is unsure when he will return

Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals is taking his time coming back to the lineup after a shoulder injury. #164740923 / gettyimages.com The Capitals center sustained his injury (right shoulder) late on October 18th during a shootout win over the Florida Panthers, when he collided with right-winger Shawn Thornton in front of Washington's bench. According to Pro Hockey Talk...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Coyotes have a goalie conundrum?

Capitals at Coyotes When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale TV: FOX Sports Arizona Records: Washington 7-7-3; Arizona 8-9-1 Injuries: Arizona F David Moss (hand) and F Rob Klinkhammer (upper body) are are day to day. There has been no update on D Brandon Gormley (right leg). Washington F Brooks Laich (left shoulder) and D Dmitry Orlov (broken wrist) are on injured...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Wilson, Laich could return on Friday

Tom Wilson and Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals returned to the ice Tuesday morning for a practise skate, but did not return for Tuesday night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets because of injuries. #476994865 / gettyimages.com Wilson sustained a lower-body injury after back-checking Carolina Hurricanes John-Michael Liles and pulling up lame during Sunday night...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread #15: @ Washington Capitals

The Jacket’s are in the midst of an eight game losing streak but it isn’t time to give up hope. It’s going to be a great day! Washington Capital’s News and Notes Lines look the same based on sweaters: 8-19-83 90-65-20 25-16-42 87-92-46 43 and 21 in light blue. — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) November 11, 2014 Braden Holtby's first off the ice. He'll start vs. Columbus...
Via BS Hockey
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals week in review, Week Three (1-2-0; 4-2-2)

Photo cred: timesunion.com Washington Capitals vs. Edmonton Oilers (L, 3-2) The Washington Capitals opened up their Western road trip against the Edmonton Oilers. Braden Holtby was in net for the Capitals and Jay Beagle made his season debut on the second line, filing in for the injured Brooks Laich. Oilers’ Justin Schultz recorded the game’s first goal at 6:53 to give the Oilers...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich Will Not Travel With Team. Tom Wilson Sent to Rehab Assignment in AHL

The Washington Capitals made a few decisions on two injuries players as the team heads out west for a three game road trip through Canada. Jason Brough from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Brooks Laich will not join the team on the road trip. Brough also reported that forward Tom Wilson will be sent down to AHL Hershey for practice and two games. #476994865 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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 look...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Third Lines Among Focal Points In Bruins-Capitals Showdown (Video)

When you think of the Washington Capitals, one player usually comes to mind — Alexander Ovechkin. The superstar undoubtedly will be the main focus for the Boston Bruins as they welcome the Capitals to town Saturday night, but he’s not the only player who should be accounted for. In his breakdown of the game’s “focal points,” NESN’s Billy Jaffe identifies the matchup between Washington...
Via NESN.com
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner injured in exhibition loss to Capitals

  Troy Brouwer and Brooks Laich each had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday in their preseason finale. Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jason Chimera and Alex Ovechkin also scored for the Capitals (5-3). Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen each had two assists. Jiri Tlusty had a goal and an assist and John-Michael Liles also scored for the Hurricanes...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals beat Hurricanes 5-2 in preseason finale

WASHINGTON (AP) Troy Brouwer and Brooks Laich each had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday in their preseason finale. Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jason Chimera and Alex Ovechkin also scored for the Capitals (5-3). Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen each had two assists. Jiri Tlusty had a goal and an assist and John-Michael Liles also scored...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason not helping players' health

The Washington Capital’s Nate Schmidt hits the boards in the Caps’ Sept. 28 preseason game vs. Montreal Washington Capital’s head coach Barry Trotz has said that by the team’s opener Oct. 9, he wants 22 healthy players ready to go. This is just one short of the NHL’s minimum requirement of 23 players, and it should seem like an easy objective. However, with six out of eight...
Via isportsweb.com
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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