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...
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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.
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6 days ago  |  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...
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10 days ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  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 / 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...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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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 / Wilson sustained a lower-body injury after back-checking Carolina Hurricanes John-Michael Liles and pulling up lame during Sunday night...
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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...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Photo cred: 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz and the Capitals open up Training Camp

Photo cred: The Washington Capitals’ training camp has finally started and there are a bunch of new faces on the ice. Yesterday marked the first day of the Trotz era and there was a different atmosphere at Kettler than seasons before. Trotz is the fourth Capitals coach in the last three years. The difference between Barry Trotz and former Caps coaches is that nobody...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Depth Chart 2014 2015

Washington Capitals C 1. Nicklas Backstrom  2. Evgeny Kuznetsov  3. Brooks Laich  4. Jay Beagle  5. Kris Newbury  L 1. Marcus Johansson  2. Joel Ward  3. Jason Chimera  4. Aaron Volpatti  R 1. Alex Ovechkin  2. Troy Brouwer  3. Eric Fehr  4. Ryan Stoa  ...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Washington Capitals

One way or another, the red will rock in DC.#159184798 / gettyimages.comHello! This will be a synoptic feature Mon-Sat the next five weeks to gear up for the start of the 2014-'15 season. We're going in reverse alphabetical order and alternating between the Eastern and Western Conferences, because why not?Washington CapitalsReviewRoster changes, IN: D Matt Niskanen, D Brooks...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s Twitter interactions nearly sickeningly saccharine (pics)

As the NHL world reels as it attempts to come to terms with the news that Alexander Ovechkin and tennis star Maria Kirilenko have broken off their engagement, at least some solace can be achieved by knowing that the relationship between Brooks Laich, Ovi’s Washington Capitals teammate, and actress Julianne Hough is still going strong. […] The post Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A “Latta” Deals for the Caps

#451383996 / Capitals GM Brian MacLellan was busy when the NHL free agency begun. Quickly noting that the Capitals needed to address defense, we were all eyes on MacLellan. Many people were questioning the promotion of Brain MacLellan to General Manager but he might have proven himself on the first day of free agency.  The first singing of the day went to goaltender...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Niskanen cashes in with the Caps

Defenseman Matt Niskanen has signed a 7yr/$40M contract with the Washington Capitals. RT @Real_ESPNLeBrun: Leafs sign Leo Komarov, 4 yrs x $2.95 M AAV — Dale Lamontagne (@Dale_Lamontagne) July 1, 2014 Never met him but Orpik must be a heck of a guy, brought his buddy Niskanen with him!! Welcome to DC!! #CAPS2014 — Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) July 1, 2014
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Off-Season Ahead, Potential Buyouts on the Horizon?

The most strenuous part of the NHL off-season was taken care of for Caps owner Ted Leonsis when he filled in the vacant positions at the top of the organization. Barry Trotz is now behind the bench and Brian MacLellan is the guy responsible for bringing players in to fill the players bench. Now that a head coach is in place along with a general manager, what is next for the Washington...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals not likely to buyout forward Brooks Laich

Photo cred: As free agency lurks around the corner, it looks like Brooks Laich will be staying put with the Capitals. Laich has been a key part of the Caps lineup, but has been sidelined with groin injury the past few seasons. Since being injured during the shortened season, Laich has played 60 games scoring 9 goals and 19 points. Not only has Laich been injured, he also...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chimera, Ward, Carlson and Laich Minifigures

Last we checked, the not LEGO company “Oyo” released Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green minifigures. Now, it's added a bit of depth with Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, John Carlson, and Brooks Laich figures.
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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