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Capitals' John Carlson is excited about the Pope coming to Washington

You know who is really excited about the Pontiff coming to town? John Carlson.The Capitals defenseman, and brand new father as of June 15, pledges to "continue working on his faith" in this short video.The Pope visits Washington Sept. 22-24.In the video, Carlson nominates Jeremy Patton to pledge his faith in a video. Patton might be the former player for the St. Louis Cardinals,...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Carlson jokes about Braden Holtby’s new contract

Braden Holtby was given a hefty raise from the Washington Capitals. He didn’t receive the $8 million a year he was asking for, but the goaltender is taking home a five-year, $30.5 million contract which will carry an average cap hit of $6.1 million. Fans and analysts were quick to dissect the new deal, but teammate John Carlson had a simple way of breaking down Holtby’s new contract.
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

John Carlson jokes about Braden Holtby’s new contract

Braden Holtby was given a hefty raise from the Washington Capitals. He didn’t receive the $8 million a year he was asking for, but the goaltender is taking home a five-year, $30.5 million contract which will carry an average cap hit of $6.1 million. Fans and analysts were quick to dissect the new deal, but teammate John Carlson had a simple way of breaking down Holtby’s new contract.
Via Bloguin Best
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2 ECSF: Rangers vs. Washington

The New York Rangers faceoff against the Washington Capitals, today at MSG starting at 12:30 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: NBC Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-St.Louis Kreider-Stepan-Miller Hagelin-Hayes-Fast Sheppard-Moore-Glass McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Klein Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 4-2, 1.61 GAA, .938...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ward scores with one second left to lift the Caps a 1-0 series lead over Rangers

Joe Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left in the game to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 win and a 1-0 series lead over the New York Rangers.  Alex Ovechkin fed Ward from behind the net and Ward put the puck past Henrik Lundqvist for the win.  A thrilling win for Game One sets up what should be a terrific second round series.  Ward’s game winning tally was his second goal...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Shelf: Save 15% On Defibrillators Edition: 4/26/15

Are you ready? Ready to experience the first game seven of the NHL playoffs? And the first one to involve the New York Islanders since the epic 2002 series against the Toronto Maple Leafs? Well, if you aren’t, you still have today to head to your local medical supply store and purchase a defibrillator for tomorrow night’s (7:30) game in Washington against the Capitals that will...
Via Islanders Insight
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders score twice in third, beat Capitals to force Game 7

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist, and Nick Leddy had two assists in what could still be the franchise's final game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Cal Clutterbuck...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders beat Capitals 3-1 to force Game 7

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist, and Nick Leddy had two assists in what could still be the franchise's final game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Cal Clutterbuck...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 12, 2015  |  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
April 09, 2015  |  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
April 08, 2015  |  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
April 08, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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

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
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