Caps' Marcus Johansson's season ends with UBI

As if barely missing out on the playoffs wasn't painful enough, the Washington Capitals now have to endure injury added to insult.Centerman Marcus Johansson left The Capitals' win over the coasting Chicago Blackhawks in the second period on Friday night, the result of taking a Nicklas Backstrom drive off of his left hand during a Caps' power play and did not return...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brouwer and Johansson collide in bad way

The Washington Capitals are faced with a must win situation the rest of the season. If the team wins out, they may have an outside shot at a playoff berth. In tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues, forwards Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson met between the blue line and center ice during the Capitals late first period power play. Let’s just say that Brouwer has a pretty...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers make statement with OT victory

For a while there, it was a trick the Flyers nearly forgot they had in their back pocket. Down a pair of goals in the third period to the team that’s nipping at their heels in the standings could have been a problem. Instead, the Flyers stopped taking penalties, scored on a power play and finished the Washington Capitals off 5-4 in overtime for their 11th third-period comeback...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Late penalty costs Capitals as Flyers rally for OT win

Vincent Lecavalier scored at 2:45 of overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 5-4  overtime victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.Heading into action, these two rivals were separated by a mere 1-point in the Eastern conference standings, one team in the playoff picture the other looking in from the outside.The Washington Capitals looked...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Guest Writer: Ty Anderson: Holtby vs. Thomas in Florida

Did anybody on the Washington Capitals have fun on their trip to Sochi? Team captain and arguably Russia’s biggest star, Alexander Ovechkin, had a miserable tournament from a scoring standpoint and had to deal with his father’s health issues. John Carlson was part of a USA squad that stumbled and fumbled their way to a fourth place finish. Marcus Johansson lost the...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic hockey systems starting to take shape

Last week in my NHL fan guide to Olympic hockey, I briefly spoke about how systems on international ice can be a bit different than what we are used to seeing in North American rinks. After watching much of group play, we’re starting to get a sense of how teams are tactically approaching their opponents with the extra 15 feet of ice. If there’s one common denominator in many...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Backstrom, Johansson bike to game against Switzerland…together

Friends, teammates, countrymen (no you don’t have to lend me your ears); these are just a few words to describe both Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson. What’s one word that’s missing from this Shakespearean-esque quotation? Bromance. Yes I know it’s not in the traditional English language but it perfectly describes what the two Swedes did today on their way to their...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Johansson grateful for late call to Olympics

Marcus Johansson was in the Capitals locker room Thursday night, relishing a comeback victory over the Winnipeg Jets in which he set up two goals by Troy Brouwer, when he received the news that he would be an injury replacement for Henrik Sedin on the Swedish Olympic hockey team. “It’s a great feeling,” Johansson said Friday. “It’s a dream come true. Playing for your...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Swedes put Marcus Johansson in Henrik Sedin's spot

Sweden has put Marcus Johansson in Henrik Sedin's spot for the Sochi Games. The Swedes announced the roster move Friday. Henrik Sedin was taken off the Olympic team Thursday because he has bruised ribs. Johansson has seven goals and 36 points for the Washington Capitals, who will also be represented on Sweden's team by Nicklas Backstrom. Johansson has represented the Swedes...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Johansson replaces Henrik Sedin on Swedish Olympic hockey roster

When the Swedish men's Olympic hockey team learned just days before the Olympics that it would be without the services of former NHL MVP Henrik Sedin, it was a tremendously damaging blow to the team's gold medal chances. However, Sedin's rib injury left a void at the center position on the Swedes' roster, which they have announced that they will fill Marcus Johansson...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals: Marcus Johansson named to Team Sweden

Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin was pulled from Olympic participation yesterday due to injury. Initial reports out of Sweden had Calgary Flames centre Mikael Backlund replacing Sedin; those reports were false. It will be Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals…Read more →The post Washington Capitals: Marcus Johansson named to Team Sweden appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Game 52: Washington Capitals @ New Jersey Devils

Match-up - Washington Capitals (22-20-8) New Jersey Devils (21-19-11) Road/Home records - 8-11-4 -------------- 11-6-6 TV - CSN-DC, MSG Plus Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET Season series - Devils lead 1-0 Last 10: Capitals 2-5-3 / Devils 4-3-3 Projected starting goalies - Braden Holtby vs Cory Schneider Projected lines for the Capitals: Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rest Of The Month Could Define The Washington Capitals Season

from Katie Carrera of The Washington Post, Nine of the 13 contests that remain in January will take place away from Verizon Center, testing a squad with a 7-8-4 road record. And this three-week stretch also includes four sets of back-to-back contests — they only had seven in the first three months of the season. That many games in such a short period of time gives the...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps’ Backstrom in Olympics, Johansson out

Washington Capitals top line centerman Nicklas Backstrom has been named to the Swedish Winter Olympic team.  Fellow Cap and Swede Marcus Johansson was snubbed. Backstrom was a given for the Swede team.  He is having an excellent season with the Capitals.  In 42 games, Backstrom has 10 goals and 36 assists.  Backstrom is 8th overall in the NHL in total points, fourth overall in...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Capitals Top Line and Team Defense

Reading this Farm Club post about Anaheim’s top line of Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and Dustin Penner made me wonder how the Caps top line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson compares. The Ducks are on fire and the top “PPG” trio are a huge component of their success. The Ducks are tied with the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, for...
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December 31, 2013  |  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

Caps rally from behind, defeat Flyers in Shootout

The Washington Capitals rallied from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in a shootout. The Caps got on the board first with a power play goal by Alexander Ovechkin.  The goal was fed by a cross ice pass from Nicklas Backstrom.  The goal was originally provided to Marcus Johansson, but later awarded to Ovechkin.  It was Ovechkin’s 27th of the season.    After...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Week 7 Fantasy Round-Up

Here is your NHL week 7 fantasy round-up: The Blackhawks continue to gain ground in the West and are now tied with the Ducks for the league lead. Meanwhile in the struggling Metropolitan Division, New Jersey is now slowly creeping up the standings after a disastrous start, having earned points in 5 of their last 6 games. The East has been outplayed tremendously by the West so far...
Via The Farm Club
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcus Johansson a natural fit with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

Marcus Johansson appears to have reclaimed his spot on the Washington Capitals top line. Coach Adam Oates put the fleet-footed forward there in the third period Friday night, a decision that paid immediate dividends when Alex Ovechkin scored on his first shift, and Johansson was working the Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom again during Saturday’s skate at Kettler. Johansson, 23...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Are Capitals in the market for a trade?

Welcome to our weekly edition of Penn Quarter Sports Tavern’s 6-Pack of Questions, where we aim to keep it real while answering your most pressing questions regarding the Washington Capitals. Let’s get started. @majonesy88 Aside from the obvious, what do the #Caps need to do/work on to start getting even strength goals? Through their first 19 games the Caps rank 12th in the...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps beat Wild in shootout, extend streak

Take the midway point of Thursday night’s game at Verizon Center. The crowd was thin and subdued, no doubt distracted by a certain football team’s appearance in Minnesota. The visiting — not to mention frustrating — Minnesota Wild led by a goal and had outshot the Washington Capitals by a three-to-one margin. From that point, the Capitals’ longest winning streak of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild 2 Capitals 3 SO ReCap

The Washington Capitals extended their win streak to season-high four games with a 3-2 shootout victory over the visiting Minnesota Wild.  The Caps had to erase a 2-1 Wild lead late in the third with a Marcus Johansson goal.  The Capitals also had a big penalty kill in overtime en route to the skills competition.  The win moved the Caps to 9-7-0 on the season.  On to the reCap...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin returns as Capitals beat Islanders 6-2

The list of things that went right for the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night is long and noteworthy. Alex Ovechkin returned from a two-game absence to score twice and add an assist. Marcus Johansson, occasionally frustrated, scored his first goal. The relentless power play scored four times in six chances, and the night ended with Ovechkin smearing a shaving cream pie across the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rapid Rewind: Thrice is Nice

Welcome back, Alex. (TWP) The Washington Capitals hammered the New York Islanders Tuesday night at Verizon Center, winning by a final score of 6-2 to win their third consecutive game.  Alex Ovechkin popped twice for the home side in his return from injury, while Marcus Johansson, John Carlson, Tom Wilson, and Alex Urbom also scored for Adam Oates’ men.  Braden Holtby made...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps' top line still weak at even strength

When the Capitals’ coaching staff shook up the forward lines and defense pairings last week one combination that was left untouched was the top line of center Nicklas Backstrom left wing Marcus Johansson and right wing Alex Ovechkin. Through eight games the trio has combined for just three even-strength goa and is a combined minus-12 which averages out to a minus-4 as a unit....
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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