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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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

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...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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.
Via DC Sports-Kings
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...
Via KCM Sports
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...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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
Via NHL Trade Rumors
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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