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Washington Capitals are a Nightmare Playoff Matchup in the Eastern Conference

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby reaches for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Washington Capitals are one of the most well built teams in hockey. Two or three years ago, I would’ve been laughed off the internet for saying that. But thanks to improved play...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Shutout Bruins, Edge Closer to Home-Ice Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) celebrates the team’s 3-0 win over the Boston Bruins with Mike Green (52), Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, and Stanislav Galiev (49), of Russia, after an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Washington Capitals (45-25-11, 101 pts) pulled out a decisive 3-0 victory over...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals, Braden Holtby Sweep Season Series Versus Bruins With 3-0 Win

The Boston Bruins’ five-game win streak ended Wednesday night with a disappointing 3-0 loss to the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. The victory gives Washington a sweep of the season series by a combined score of 9-0. Boston continues its road trip Thursday night against the Florida Panthers. Here are three takeaways from Bruins-Capitals. 1. Bad First Period Puts Bruins...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins can't solve Holtby, fall to Washington 3-0

Washington celebrates one of their three goals tonight (Via NHL Bruins)With just three games remaining, the Bruins headed to Washington looking to pick up two more crucial points, as the race for the playoffs comes to an end.The Washington Capitals came out with energy and speed, which had the Bruins playing back on their heels early. A break down in coverage resulted in the first...
Via BruinsLife
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Senators Preview

The Washington Capitals' proficiency on the power play is a key reason they are nearing a playoff spot. The lack of such success could in part undo the late postseason push of the Ottawa Senators, who will look to at least temporarily prevent the Capitals from wrapping up a berth Saturday night in Canada's capital. With the New York Rangers having clinched the Metropolitan Division...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps earn huge win on a historic night, down Habs 5-4

The Washington Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadians 5-4 in a shootout to move up to fifth place in the Eastern conference and maintain an all important six point lead over ninth place Ottawa Senators. The Caps inched closed to a playoff berth on a night that Alexander Ovechkin scored two goals and broke the Washington capitals franchise record in goals scored, surpassing former...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Becomes Capitals All-Time Assist Leader

View image | gettyimages.com Nicklas Backstrom is now the greatest passer in Washington Capitals history. Backstrom became the franchise’s all-time leader in assists after picking up his 419th career assist, feeding defenseman John Carlson for a goal in the first period. Backstrom broke a three-way tie for the lead with Michal Pivonka and teammate Alex Ovechkin. https://twitter...
Via KCM Sports
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals-Hurricanes Preview

Perhaps a visit to Carolina will help the Washington Capitals get back on track. Looking to avoid a third straight defeat Friday night, the Capitals try for a sixth straight road win over a Hurricanes team that's already in selling mode. Though Washington (33-19-10) owns the top wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, Wednesday's 4-3 home loss to Pittsburgh dropped it three points...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Washington Capitals the Best Team in the Eastern Conference?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Alexander...
Via TopSportsReport
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals edge Sharks on Ward's goal in overtime

  Joel Ward scored with 2:18 remaining in overtime to lift the Washington Capitals past the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Wednesday night. Jay Beagle scored twice and John Carlson and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five. Brent Burns scored twice, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton also got goals as the Sharks lost their third straight and fifth in...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ward scores winner for Capitals, 5-4 in OT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joel Ward scored with 2:18 remaining in overtime to lift the Washington Capitals past the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Wednesday night. Jay Beagle scored twice and John Carlson and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five. Brent Burns scored twice, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton also got goals as the Sharks lost their third...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps win again, defeat the Ducks in shootout

The Washington capitals are back on the winning ways, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in a shootout tonight at the Verizon Center.  The win was Washington’s third consecutive win and they have captured at least one standing point in 12 of their last 13 games. Recalled this morning from the Hershey Bears, Phillip Grubauer stopped 23 of 25 shots on net and secured the Caps win in...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Gifs #28: CBJ @ WSH (12/11/14)

Gifs from CBJ’s overtime win over the Washington Capitals. Full album. First Period 0-1 WSH: WSH: (03:19) PPG – Eric Fehr (5) ASST: John Carlson (17), Evgeny Kuznetsov (8) 1-1 TIE: CBJ: (15:36) Nick Foligno (12) ASST: Brian Gibbons (4), James Wisniewski (10) Second Period No goals scored. Third Period 1-2 WSH: WSH: (9:20) Troy Brouwer (8) ASST: Matt Niskanen (10),...
Via BS Hockey
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals down the Red Wings 3-1

The Washington Capitals remain on a surge, defeating the Detroit Red Wings at home tonight 3-1.  The Caps have not lost in regulation since December 23rd and improve to 9-1-3 over their last 13 games. Tory Brouwer scored the only goal of the first period, notching his 12th goal on the season on the Caps power play.   Brouwer took a steal of the puck and tapped in the puck to right...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

John Carlson Gets First Birthday Goal, Got No Gifts From Teammates

Celebrating his 25th birthday, John Carlson scored his fifth goal of the season Saturday, putting the Capitals up 2-0 early in the second period against the Red Wings at Verizon Center.
Via Capitals Outsider
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wings fall on road to Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Carlson and Joel Ward scored in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night. Troy Brouwer also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-1-4 in its last 17 games. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals stay hot with win while Red Wings lose game, Howard

  John Carlson and Joel Ward scored in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night. Troy Brouwer also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-1-4 in its last 17 games. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period with a groin...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals keep up strong play with 3-1 win over Red Wings

WASHINGTON (AP) John Carlson and Joel Ward scored in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night. Troy Brouwer also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-1-4 in its last 17 games. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wings fall on road to Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Carlson and Joel Ward scored in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night. Troy Brouwer also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-1-4 in its last 17 games. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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.
Via Capitals Outsider
December 21, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  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
December 03, 2014  |  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...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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, […]
Via Capitals Outsider
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 […]
Via Capitals Outsider
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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