Trotz says Johansson unlikely to play Tuesday

Marcus Johansson was not on the ice on Monday, but Brooks Orpik and Jay Beagle were. Barry Trotz provided an injury update on all three after practice.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams, Capitals put smiles on faces of Make-A-Wish families

Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams is known as "Mr. Game 7" for his knack of coming through in the clutch in the finale of a playoff series.Well, the postseason is still a few months away but the 34-year-old Williams and his Washington teammates came through recently by delivering smiles to the faces of several Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic families. The Capitals' contingent...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Richards not taking anything for granted in return

NEW YORK (AP) Mike Richards is glad to be back in the NHL and believes his biggest adjustment after missing the first half of the season will be the speed of the game. ''Watching hockey at home and being away from it I think you just take for granted playing and being in the NHL,'' the 30-year-old center said Thursday, a day after agreeing to a one-year, $1 million deal with the...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals sign Mike Richards to one-year contract

The Washington Capitals have agreed to a one-year, $1 million pro-rated contract with Mike Richards, meaning he will carry a roughly $500,000 cap hit.Richards, 30, met with NHL officials earlier today and has been cleared to play, per the Capitals press release.Richards, who most recently played for the Los Angeles Kings, has 179 goals and 303 assists in 710 career games.The Kings...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Beagle Undergoes Successful Hand Surgery

ARLINGTON, VA. – Jay Beagle underwent a successful surgery on his hand this morning. Based on the nature of this procedure, we anticipate Jay returning to full hockey activities in six weeks. Jay will resume full workout activities next week.
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals' Trotz on loss to Hurricanes: 'We had a couple passengers'

Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz wasn't too pleased to see his team's nine-game winning streak come to an end.Yes, the law of averages suggests that the Eastern Conference-leading Capitals (28-7-2) had to lose at some point, but Trotz took issue with the effort of some of the members of his team during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.Via the Washington Post:Trotz...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals' Beagle to be sidelined 'an extended period of time'

The Washington Capitals are on quite the roll with nine straight victories, but they lost a bit of grit during Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.Veteran forward Jay Beagle suffered an upper-body injury during the second period and was promptly placed on injured reserve Thursday. Coach Barry Trotz didn't go into detail on the precise nature of the ailment for the 30...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Trotz enjoys 'good karma' after Capitals score following fight

Coach Barry Trotz believes that karma played a role in helping his red-hot Washington Capitals seize their eighth straight victory on Monday.By all accounts, Buffalo Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers emerged victorious in his second-period bout with Washington center Michael Latta. After Deslauriers opted to celebrate his accomplishment by flailing his arms in jubilation, Trotz...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Capsule

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Braden Holtby made 31 saves and Alex Ovechkin scored to lead the Washington Capitals over the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Monday night for their eight straight win. Ovechkin scored 19 seconds into the second period and Jay Beagle scored about 12 minutes later to help the Eastern Conference-leading Capitals improve to 27-6-2, the best start in franchise history. Washington...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Holtby, Capitals beat Sabres 2-0 for 8th straight win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Braden Holtby made 31 saves and Alex Ovechkin scored to lead the Washington Capitals over the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Monday night for their eight straight win. Ovechkin scored 19 seconds into the second period and Jay Beagle scored about 12 minutes later to help the Eastern Conference-leading Capitals improve to 27-6-2, the best start in franchise history. Washington...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps hang on for a 2-1 win over the Lightning

The Washington Capitals didn’t finish the way bench boss Barry Trotz wanted, but the Capitals still left Tampa Bay with a 2-1 win.  With the win, the Caps improved to 20-6-2 on the season and will remain at the top of the Metro Division. Braden Holtby won his 18th game of the season, tops in the NHL.  He did it by turning away 35 of 36 shots and helping the Caps maintain a...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning unleash 36 shots, come up short against Capitals

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Braden Holtby made 35 saves to win for the 10th time in his last 11 starts and the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Saturday night.Holtby stopped Valtteri Filppula's shot from just outside the crease, and a scoring chance from the slot by Kucherov during a 15-second stretch 5 minutes into the game.Washington got goals from Jay Beagle and...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 30 Box Score, Video Highlights And Cooper Audio: Capitals 2 – Lightning 1

Scoring Summary 1st Period 02:09 WSH Jay Beagle (4) ASST: Stanislav Galiev (2) 1 – 0 WSH 2nd Period 11:16 WSH Evgeny Kuznetsov (9) ASST: John Carlson (17) 2 – 0 WSH 3rd Period 08:05 TBL PPG – Nikita Kucherov (11) ASST: Anton Stralman (8), Steven Stamkos (11) 2 – 1 WSH Penalty Summary 1st Period 10:05 TBL Mike Blunden  Fighting (maj) against ...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin lifts Capitals past Canucks, 3-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Alex Ovechkin broke a tie with 4:55 left and the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. Jay Beagle pulled Washington even at 5:42 of the third, and Ovechkin won it with his fifth goal of the season. Jason Chimera scored in the first for the Capitals, but Radim Vrbata and Henrik Sedin...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

An early look at the new coach's challenge in NHL games

The new coach's challenge in the NHL has only been in use for about a week, but we have already seen how it can alter a game.To be more specific: Two of those challenges have been successful, and the most recent challenge arguably changed the tone of the contest in which it occurred.During Tuesday night’s tilt between the San Jose Sharks and the Washington Capitals, Sharks head...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Islanders 6-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored twice to help the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 6-2 on Sunday in the NHL's preseason finale. T.J. Oshie, Jay Beagle and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a 7:10 span of the first period, and John Carlson added a goal for the Capitals. Kuznetsov and Carlson also each had three assists, and Oshie had two. Braden Holtby made 22 saves...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Wing? Center? It doesn't matter to Andre Burakovsky

Heading into the upcoming season, a question remains for the Washington Capitals. They have a gap in the lineup at the third line center position. So, who exactly fits in at that position?The Capitals have a couple of different options. Jay Beagle has experience centering several different lines for the Capitals. But the most intriguing option is the second-year pro Andre Burakovsky...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps ink Jay Beagle to a three-year deal

The Washington Capitals have locked up one of their key un-restricted free agents, C Jay Beagle, to a three-year contract extension.  The deal is worth $5.25 million and includes an average of $1.75 million per season. The Caps have three additional key unrestricted free agents: defenseman Mike Green, froward Eric Fehr, and forward Joel Ward.  However, it does not appear any...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign Jay Beagle to $5.25M, 3-year contract

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Center Jay Beagle has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $5.25 million, three-year contract. The team announced the deal Monday. The 29-year-old Beagle set career highs with 10 goals, 10 assists and 20 points last season. He has 23 goals and 24 assists in 254 career NHL games, all with Washington.
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 5 ECSF: Rangers vs. Washington

The New York Rangers will try to extend their season against the Washington Capitals at MSG tonight, starting at 7 PM.  For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-St.Louis Kreider-Stepan-Fast Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Glass-Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Klein Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist –...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Killer B Line Stings the Rangers and Gives the Washington Capitals a Win in Game 4

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, celebrates his game winning goal during the third period of Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals have proven that they can win close games and beat...
Via The Sports Journal
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lack of effort dooms New York Rangers in Game 3

A lacking offensive output doomed the New York Rangers Monday night, as they were shutout 1-0 by Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals. A goal by Washington’s Jay Beagle that deflected off of Rangers’ defenseman Keith Yandle was the only score of the game, but it proved to be enough. So what happened to the […] The post Lack of effort dooms New York Rangers in Game 3 appeared...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps down the Rangers, take 2-1 series lead over New York

What is it with Washington teams and 1-0 wins over New York teams?  After a weekend of 1-0 Washington Nationals 1-0 wins over the New York Mets, the Washington Capitals follow suit with a hard fought 1-0 win over the New York Rangers and take an important 2-1 series lead in the second round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series. The Caps were aided by by an incredible effort by net minder...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Shuts Out Rangers, Washington Capitals Take 2-1 Series Lead

New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis (26) reaches over Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) as goalie Braden Holtby (70) blocks the shot during the second period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Capital punishment for Rangers' tweet?

You might recall that the Rangers drew some attention before their second-round series with the Capitals when their official Twitter feed stopped using capital letters in a subtle dug at their opponent. But that move might have backfired, in a karmic way, during Monday night's Game 3. As pointed out by Caps blog Russian Machine Never Breaks, a Rangers tweet early in the second period...
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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