It required two goals that deflected off Sharks and into their own net, and a shootout, but the Washington Capitals finally ended a 20-plus-year drought between wins in San Jose.
Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout to give Washington a 3-2 victory over the vaunted Sharks that marked its first in Northern California since Oct. 30, 1993. In present context...
Former Capital Rusty Klesla, seen here earlier this season with the Portland Pirates, announced he was leaving the NHL effective immediately (courtesy of Circling The Wagon)
He was only in the Capitals system for one day, but it seems that “former” Capitals property Rusty Klesla has officially announced he will not be playing hockey for the rest of this season.
After being acquired...
Yesterday afternoon, the Washington Capitals made their fair share of moves. Acquiring Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fourth round pick, the Capitals added some much needed defensive depth in Rotislav Klesla in a trade that finally sent the unhappy Martin Erat out of town. The latter deal also saw John Mitchell leave the Nation's Capital for the Coyotes...
Washington Capitals GM George McPhee may feel his job could be in jeopardy. He may be right. However, McPhee is attempting to do something about it.
Just a day before the NHL trade deadline, McPhee has completed his second trade of the day. The caps sent disgruntled forward Martin Erat and minor league forward John Mitchell to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for prospect...
The Capitals traded Erat and forward John Mitchell to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday in exchange for defenceman Rostislav Klesla, forward Chris Brown and a fourth round draft choice in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
In 53 games with the Capitals this season, Erat scored one goal and added 23 assists.
The 32-year-old has one season remaining on the seven-year, $31.5 million contract...
Perennial trade requester Martin Erat has found himself ANOTHER new home: the Phoenix Coyotes. In one of many deals completed on the day before the trade deadline (likely to mess with the nine-hour trade deadline shows), the Phoenix Coyotes sent Chris Brown (no, not the singer), Rostislav Klesla, and a 4th round pick to the Washington Capitals for Erat and [...]
Sources say the Coyotes and Capitals are finalizing a trade on Martin Erat. Details to follow.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 5, 2014
The #coyotes send Rostislav Klelsa, Chris Brown and a fourth-round pick to the #caps for Martin Erat and prospect John Mitchell.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 5, 2014
The Phoenix Coyotes have recalled defenseman Rostislav Klesla from Portland of the AHL, three days after placing him on waivers.
Forward Chris Brown was assigned to Portland in a corresponding move.
Once one of Phoenix's top blue liners, Klesla was waived Tuesday after struggling to start the season. No team claimed the 31-year-old and he was assigned to Portland, but did not...
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November 29, 2013
Coyotes veteran defenseman Rusty Klesla cleared waivers Wednesday morning and will be assigned to the team's American Hockey League affiliate.
"It's more of him getting more minutes and playing more games, get his quickness and pace and confidence back where it needs to be, and then he'll be back playing for us," General Manager Don Maloney said. "Whether...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes shook up their roster following Monday night's 6-1 loss to the New York Islanders, sending forwards Chris Brown and Lucas Lessio to the Portland Pirates of the AHL and recalling forwards Tim Kennedy and Brandon Yip.
Kennedy, 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, had two goals in 13 games last season for San Jose. For his career, the 27-year-old Kennedly...
The Phoenix Coyotes on Friday recalled forwards Chris Brown and Rob Klinkhammer from their AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine.
The 22-year-old Brown has 18 goals and 11 assists in 51 games for Portland this season.
Brown was a second-round draft pick of the Coyotes in 2009. He didn't sign with Phoenix until last year after he finished his college career at Michigan, where he...
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March 01, 2013
The performance of the Worcester Sharks recently inspired one of their close observers to tweet this:
@210Darryl: I think it's time for some changes for the #WorSharks...this team has way too much talent to be playing this poorly.
The Worcester Sharks only played two games last week, due in part to the AHL All Star break. The first game was Friday in Portland,...