Photos: Caps Holiday Party With Local Families at Kettler

Caps coach Barry Trotz, forward Troy Brouwer, and defenseman John Carlson came to Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Sunday to show their support for local families during the holidays.
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5 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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23 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...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom strikes in OT, Lifts Caps to a four point weekend

The Washington Capitals wrapped up a four point weekend, fueled by an overtime tally by Nicklas Backstrom to lift the Caps to a 4-3 win over Carolina tonight. Backstrom’s overtime goal lifted Washington to an important weekend, helping the team’s recovery from a previous five game losing skid. Unlike last night, Washington started tonight’s game off with a 2-0 lead.  Troy...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Reeling Caps Move on to Face Flames

Alex Ovechkin has a chance to break the all-time points record in franchise history on Tuesday night. (Caps Outsider) Your Washington Capitals (4-5-2, 10 pts) suffered their fourth straight regulation loss when they were defeated by the Arizona Coyotes (4-6-1, 9 pts) 6-5 Sunday night at the Verizon Center. Tom Wilson, John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin, […]
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Try to Avoid Second Straight Loss

Your Washington Capitals (3-1-2, 8pts) suffered their first regulation loss Wednesday night against the Edmonton Oilers (2-4-1, 5 pts) by a score of 3-2. The goals for the Capitals came from John Carlson and Mike Green. On Carlson’s goal, Nicklas Backstrom provided the assist for his 500th point. Assisting on Green’s goal, rookie Andre Burakovsky […]
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps fall to Oilers 3-2

Despite an aggressive 13 shot final period, the Washington Capitals were unable to put the puck past Edmonton’s net minder, Ben Scrivens, as the Oilers held on to down the caps 3-2.  Scrivens 32 save effort helped hand the Caps their first regulation defeat of the young NHL season. After the Caps fell down 1-0 a little over six minutes into the first period, John Carlson ripped...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Ovechkin score rocket one-timer

The Washington Capitals were on the road against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.   In a game that saw star forward and captain Alex Ovechkin score two goals in a 4-0 rout, the best was probably this rocket from left wing that Ovi just blasts in beating Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. Nicklas Backstom and John Carlson notched the assist for the goal.
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals lean on their newfound identity for first win of regular season

The Washington Capitals leaned on a complete effort to earn their first regular season win of the season. Braden Holtby stopped all 29 shots he faced, while Alex Ovechkin scored two-first period goals to set the tone, as the Capitals blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Saturday. The Capitals were able win all three phases of the game. They added two power play goals a game after being...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps blank the Bruins behind Ovechkin

The Washington Capitals went into Boston and blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0.  The Capitals were powered by two goal by Alexander Ovechkin and a stellar game in net from goalie Braden Holtby. Ovechkin scored the game’s first tally on a Caps’ man advantage.  John Carlson fed a wide open Ovechkin for his signature power play marker that gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead half way through...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals show their support for the Nationals

With the Washington Nationals possibly playing their last playoff game of the season in a few hours, they definitely all of the support they can get. When the playoff series between the Giants started, DC athletes hit social media to show their support. On Friday, Washington Capitals’ defenseman John Carlson posted a picture of himself watching the Nats game. Before the Nationals...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov complete the Ice Bucket Challenge

Over the last few weeks people all over the world have been taking part of the Ice Bucket Challenge in order to raise awareness of ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge has recently reached the DC area with Adam Jones and the Maryland football team completing the challenge. Today, Washington Capitals players John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov completed the challenge and sent the challenge...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Mike Green to Detroit Red Wings

Jay LaPrete/AP Photo Mike Green of the Washington Capitals is close to being traded for the 2014 NHL offseason. GM Brian MacLellan only has $1 million left in cap space after signing Penguins free agents Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik. With Karl Alzner and John Carlson also in the fold, the Capitals have depth on defense and no longer need the services of Green. The 28 year old tallied 31
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bakersfield Condors Announce Departure of Head Coach Troy Mann

The Bakersfield Condors announced on Tuesday that Head Coach Troy Mann will be accepting a head coaching position with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears. Troy Mann named head coach of @TheHersheyBears of @TheAHL. Congrats Troy! #Condorstown | — Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) July 2, 2014 Before taking a hiatus to coach...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Five USA Hockey Moments

American Independence Day is celebrated throughout the United States on July 4.  For American citizens, it is a time to celebrate country and remember the great history of the nation.  Hockey in the United States has grown by leaps and bounds with respect to popularity and to the number of American-born players in the NHL today. Right now, some of the greatest players in the NHL...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Hang With Nats Fans

Capitals/Bears defensemen Tyson Strachan, plus teammates John Carlson and Steve Oleksy came to sign autographs and take photos with fans at the Nats game on Sunday.
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps’ GM George McPhee fails to fix defensive woes at the trade deadline

The Washington Capitals problems are clear.  It isn’t forwards.  Despite what some say, it isn’t goal tending.  It is actually quite simple.  Outside the Karl Alzner, Mike Green, and John Carlson, the Washington Capitals have a dramatic falloff in defense.  That being said, many are not impressed with Green’s defensive abilities.  I know I’m not.  Overall, the problems...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Tub Hockey Time Machine: 5 Philadelphia Flyers trades that should be undone

By @jsaquella Getty Images As the NHL trade freeze will soon be lifting & we get ready for the mad rush to the trade deadline, I’d like to remind everyone of a simple cliche: Hindsight is usually 20/20. We all have choices we have made in the past that we’d like to go back and tweak. We know Marty McFly went back an made his dad a successful writer and got Doc Emmett Brown...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi update: Carlson, Ovechkin shine in wins; Backstrom, rest, waiting to excite

John Carlson, center, celebrates a goal with fellow New Jersey native James VanRiemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafs and fellow Leafs’ forward Phil Kessel in the Americans 7-1 rout of Slovakia (courtesy of CBS Boston) Two days down in Sochi for the Winter Olympics and the Washington Capitals’ five representatives made some noise on Day Two. Both John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin scored...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals representatives ready to tackle Sochi

Caps center Nicklas Backstrom (right) seen here racing after a puck against Finland defenseman and former Buffalo Sabre Tony Lydman during a game in the 2010 Winter Olympics (courtesy of the Capitals official website) With the roster freeze in effect and the Olympic Break upon us, the Washington Capitals are sending four players to Sochi, Russia to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics...
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets win fifth straight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Cam Atkinson scored two goals and Sergei Bobrovsky continued his hot streak to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. The Capitals, who got a goal from John Carlson, have lost four in a row and 11 of 15. Ryan Johansen added a goal and assist, James Wisniewski had a goal, Mark Letestu...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps D-man Carlson named to US Olympic team

With the Olympics being only 6 weeks away, the US Olympic Men’s Hockey team’s roster has been finally announced and Washington’s John Carlson will join 24 other Americans as they look to avenge their 2010 Gold Medal game loss to Canada, with 13 of the 24 players returning from the ’10 team. Carlson becomes the first American player in Capitals history to be named to the team...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps’ John Carlson named to USA Olympic Team

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson has been selected to Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The 23 year-old defenseman will be making his be first Olympic appearance. Carlson is tied for fifth among NHL defensemen with seven goals this season and leads the Caps with 83 blocked shots. He also leads all Caps on average ice time with 24:10. Carlson is...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin nets 400th career goal as Capitals down Hurricanes

Alex Ovechkin scored his 400th career goal, and the Washington Capitals posted three power-play goals in the second period of a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. Troy Brouwer, Marcus Johansson and John Carlson scored with the man advantage and Nicklas Backstrom assisted on all four goals to help the second-place Capitals win their fifth in seven games. Ovechkin...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Power Play Lifts Caps, Ovechkin Scores 400th

THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN… The Washington Capitals killed a late John Carlson penalty.  Carlson went to the sin bin with a little over four minutes remaining in the game with a one goal lead.  Sure, the ‘Canes had opportunities after the penalty was over, but that penalty kill was huge and gave the Caps momentum in the final two minutes. OUR GAME MVP… Easy.  His name is Nicklas...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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