A Look At The Defensive Corp Of The Washington Capitals

from Alex Prewitt of the Capitals Insider, The summer signings of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik came with intended secondary consequences for the Washington Capitals, trickling down to the rest of the defensive corps. The expected logjam at the depth chart’s bottom has somewhat been sorted already, with Nate Schmidt starting the past three games, John Erskine and Jack...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Open auditions for Capitals' sixth defensive spot

With roughly $24 million committed to their top five defensemen, it’s clear the Capitals will open training camp on Friday with Brooks Orpik, Mike Green, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and Karl Alzner locked into the top five defensive spots. It’s slotting those three other defensemen that poses a challenge to Barry Trotz and his coaching staff as they prepare for Friday’s start...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/26/14

No word on when today, but the new roll out is coming, I have been told. Stay tuned! The Top Line The Maple Leafs suck!  Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, TSN, CBC, The Local Take   Scoreboard New York Islanders 5, Carolina 4 – In an offseason preview, the Islanders scored 4 first period goals to knock off the Hurricanes in Raleigh. Phoenix 3, Pittsburgh 2 – God, Pittsburgh...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Holtby gets call vs. Bruins; Hillen, Grabovski out

Braden Holtby will get make just his second start in 10 games today when the Capitals butt helmets with the Boston Bruins at 12:30 at Verizon Center. Holtby made 36 stops in his last start against the San Jose Sharks on March 22 and is 3-1-0 against the Bruins in his career, including 1-1-0 this season, allowing four goals. “Holts played two good games in Boston and played a...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom not to miss anytime-Jack Hillen/Mikhail Grabovski questionable for Saturday

The Washington Capitals coach Adam Oats announced earlier this morning that Nicklas Backstrom will return on Saturday afternoon when the team faces the Boston Bruins.Thursday morning Backstrom was back on the ice practicing with his teammates and said that he will not miss any time following the hard check on Tuesday night by the LA Kings Drew Doughty. Dan4th-Wikimedia CommonsBackstrom...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/26/14

No word on when today, but the new roll out is coming, I have been told. Stay tuned! The Top Line The Maple Leafs suck!  Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, TSN, CBC, The Local Take   Scoreboard New York Islanders 5, Carolina 4 - In an offseason preview, the Islanders scored 4 first period goals to knock off the Hurricanes in Raleigh. Phoenix 3, Pittsburgh 2...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington holds its breath: Ovechkin gets blown up — by teammate

Jack Hillen slams head into Ovi's chest . . . and ends up like this. In a season beginning to slip away, Tuesday night at home was perhaps the most painful of all.
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin, Jack Hillen collide in spectacular and scary fashion

Yahoo Sports' Harrison Mooney reports that nobody got hurt in this collision between Alex Ovechkin and Washington Capitals teammate Jack Hillen, but it sure looked like what happens when semitrucks collide:  
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ovechkin knocks out teammate in collision

Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin was circling back in the neutral zone when he and his teammate Jack Hillen crashed into each other. Ovechkin saw Hillen at the last second and managed to brace himself, and Hillen clearly got the worst of it. Hillen had to be helped to the locker room, while Ovechkin only had the wind knocked out of him. Unfortunately for the Capitals...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Alex Ovechkin And Jack Hillen’s Scary Collision On Ice

There was a scary moment in the Washington Capitals game on Tuesday night when Alex Ovechkin and teammate Jack Hillen collided on the ice.
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Hillen skates with Capitals, still no timetable for return

Jack Hillen probably wouldn’t have traveled with the Washington Capitals this weekend if it weren’t for the dads’ trip but he was grateful to make the journey to New Jersey and on to Montreal so he could skate with his teammates for the first time since October. As encouraging as it is to see Hillen, who suffered a fractured tibial plateau on Oct. 3 when he was checked by...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Hillen’s Get Well Card

Expected to miss another 4-6 months after successful surgery back in October, Caps fans have an opportunity to send a note to Jack Hillen, as the Caps have a giant Get Well card outside Section 114-115 at Verizon Center.
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals vs. Avalanche

Credit: Getty Images The second meeting of the season against the Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche is set to kick off at 8:00 PM EST on Sunday night. Earlier this season the Avalanche marched over the Capitals by defeating them 5-1 at Verizon Center. The Capitals have won seven of their last ten games while the Avalanche has won eight of their last ten games. Washington...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jack Hillen will undergo surgery Friday, expected to miss months

After suffering an apparent injury to his left leg in Thursday’s home opener defenseman Jack Hillen will undergo surgery Friday Coach Adam Oates said. Oates doesn’t believe Hillen’s injury is career threatening but did say he expects the 27-year-old blueliner to miss months. The exact nature of Hillen’s injury is unknown. The Capitals will only describe his condition as...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals rally from 3-0 deficit to beat Calgary in shootout, 5-4

A strong start. That was the first item on the to-do list of every Washington Capital as they prepared for the beginning of the new season. After last year’s dreadful start they learned the importance of not falling behind of setting a positive tone. As the Calgary Flames a team expected to reside near the bottom of the NHL standings threatened to hand them a second loss to start...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Hillen Injured By Hit From Bouma In Caps/Flames Game

Lance Bouman of the Calgary Flames with a hit on Jack Hillen of the Washington Capitals and of course, Tom Wilson of the Caps goes after Bouma. Both received 5 for fighting. Looked like a clean hit to me and the Capitals report Hillen will not return to the game. Watch ther video below... Continue reading "Video- Hillen Injured By Hit From Bouma In Caps/Flames Game"
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Offseason Evaluation: Jack Hillen

When Hillen's regression comes, how bad will it be? (AP) As the Washington Capitals’ 2013 season has come to a close, and many words have been written about the team as a whole, it’s now time to look at this club at an individual level.  As such, we will be taking a look at each player who played a significant role on the club this season and what they could bring in...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Editorial Note About Officiating

As a trained hockey referee and an official and coach in other sports, I can say from experience being a referee is a very difficult job.  The National Hockey League does an excellent job selecting and training their officials and icing the best officiating crews in the world.  Almost without exception, the four officials on the ice do the best job they possibly can to ensure a...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

"Stay classy NY": Caps Jack Hillen following loss to Rangers

"You stay classy, New York." - Washington Capital Jack Hillen, sans context. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Pregame #45: Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens

Washington Capitals (24-18-2) at Montréal Canadiens (27-12-5) Location:  The Bell Centre Time: 7:00 PM TV:  Local: Comcast SportsNet, National: NBC Sports Network, Canada: CBC & RDS Radio: 1500AM & 820AM Previous Games: Jan 24, 2013 MTL@WSH, 1-4 L Apr  9, 2013 WSH@MTL, 3-2 W Familiar Faces of Former Capitals: C Jeff Halpern (507 GP, 1999-2006, 2011-12...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rapid Rewind: A Great Eight. Capitals 5, Maple Leafs 1

Ahahaha is bestttt!!!))) goal!!!! (TWP) The Washington Capitals won their eighth consecutive game on Tuesday night, mauling the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 inside Verizon Center.  Getting goals from Jack Hillen, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, Marcus Johansson, and Martin Erat, the Capitals jumped out to a big lead against the opposition for the second game in a row but unlike Saturday...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals 5, Maple Leafs 1

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 28th goal, and the Washington Capitals enjoyed a rare feeling of dominance outside their division Tuesday night, winning their eighth straight with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jack Hillen, Martin Erat, Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson also scored, and Braden Holtby made 29 saves for the Southeast Division-leading Capitals. The...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

A Praiseworthy Triumvirate

What looked like a cool-headed decision by Matt Hendricks in the first period might well have been the reason the Capitals eked out their seventh straight win Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Late in the first period, Tampa’s B.J. Crombeen appeared to take issue with a hit Hendricks laid on a Tampa player, but Hendricks seemingly refused to engage. Seconds later...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals 3, Canadiens 2

Alex Ovechkin scored his 26th goal and Jack Hillen got his first as the Washington Capitals stretched their winning run to five games, 3-2 over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Eric Fehr also scored for the Southwest Division-leading Capitals, who are 6-0-1 in their last seven. They are a perfect 5-0 in April, during which Ovechkin has eight goals and Nicklas Backstrom,...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Hillen After Win: ‘I Just Need to Get Some Sleep’

Jack Hillen gets two assists, a contract, and a son all on the same weekend. That's not his dog, though.
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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