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Burakovsky and Latta try to break internet with dolphin pics

Andre Burakovsky and Michael Latta have a new best friend, a dolphin they met while on vacation during the All-Star break.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The five best hockey fights from Week 16

The All-Star break is near and that’s pretty evident based on the play of some teams around the NHL. As different clubs struggle to find their identity and try to recover from injury and fatigue, fighting hasn’t been a priority. While there were only a handful of fights to pick from this week, there were a couple that you need to see. 5. Zach Bogosian (BUF) vs Anthony Duclair...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 16

The All-Star break is near and that’s pretty evident based on the play of some teams around the NHL. As different clubs struggle to find their identity and try to recover from injury and fatigue, fighting hasn’t been a priority. While there were only a handful of fights to pick from this week, there were a couple that you need to see. 5. Zach Bogosian (BUF) vs Anthony Duclair...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams, Capitals put smiles on faces of Make-A-Wish families

Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams is known as "Mr. Game 7" for his knack of coming through in the clutch in the finale of a playoff series.Well, the postseason is still a few months away but the 34-year-old Williams and his Washington teammates came through recently by delivering smiles to the faces of several Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic families. The Capitals' contingent...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 13

Welcome to the first edition of Hockey Fights of the Week of the new year! The days leading into and shortly after New Year’s Day brought some outstanding fights which have been sorely lacking so far throughout 2015-16. 5. Jordan Nolan (LA) vs Andrey Pedan (VAN) – Dec. 28th This isn’t the best of bouts, but Pedan’s first NHL fight is an impressive one. His size and strength...
Via Bloguin Best
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 13

Welcome to the first edition of Hockey Fights of the Week of the new year! The days leading into and shortly after New Year’s Day brought some outstanding fights which have been sorely lacking so far throughout 2015-16. 5. Jordan Nolan (LA) vs Andrey Pedan (VAN) – Dec. 28th This isn’t the best of bouts, but Pedan’s first NHL fight is an impressive one. His size and strength...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Trotz enjoys 'good karma' after Capitals score following fight

Coach Barry Trotz believes that karma played a role in helping his red-hot Washington Capitals seize their eighth straight victory on Monday.By all accounts, Buffalo Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers emerged victorious in his second-period bout with Washington center Michael Latta. After Deslauriers opted to celebrate his accomplishment by flailing his arms in jubilation, Trotz...
Via Fox Sports
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens-Capitals Preview

The start of the 2015 portion of the NHL schedule was Montreal's time. The end is threatening to cancel out that success, and the slide started with an early December loss to Washington - the team which has since taken over. The Capitals were already soaring at that time, and they haven't come down since. The next step is returning from the Christmas break with a strong home showing...
Via AP on Fox
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Grubauer lifts the Caps past the Canes for Caps sixth straight win

Apparently it doesn’t matter who you put between the pipes for the Washington Capitals.  The wins just keep piling and the standing points keep amassing.  Spelling Braden Holtby for a start, Phillip Grubauer turned aside 31 of 32 shots to improved to 4-2-1 on the season and lead the Capitals to a 2-1 win on the road.  The win marked their sixth consecutive win and improved Washington...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals win 6th straight game, beat Hurricanes 2-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Jason Chimera and Michael Latta scored, and the Washington Capitals held on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win. Phillipp Brubauer made 31 saves for the Eastern Conference-leading Capitals. They improved to 12-3-1 on the road and enter the holiday break with their second six-game winning streak of the season. Kris Versteeg...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals A Christmas Story parody is a thing of beauty

Seemingly every year, teams around the NHL participate in some form of holiday celebration. Whether it’s pictures with horrible sweaters on, a Santa and his elves deal or what have you, the NHL likes to get into the Christmas spirit. This year, the Washington Capitals seem to have taken it to a whole new level. (should the video not work, you can watch it here.) Several of the...
Via Sports-Glory
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ovechkin wears bunny costume in Capitals' version of 'A Christmas Story' (VIDEO)

Captain Alex Ovechkin and several members of the Washington Capitals had no trouble getting into the holiday spirit by putting their own spin on a beloved movie.Ovechkin, in fact, went the extra mile by wearing the giant pink bunny costume as he played the role of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in "A Capitals Story". And if you need to connect the dots - yes, this is the club's version...
Via Fox Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 9

Odds are pretty good you’ve already seen the Jordin Tootoo – Brad Malone fight which the hockey world is still buzzing about. That knockout aside, there were some other really good fights this week you might have missed. 5. Micheal Haley (SJ) vs Chris Stewart (ANH) – Dec. 4th Stewart isn’t the offensive weapon he once was, but he still knows how to drop the mitts. It seems...
Via Bloguin Best
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 9

Odds are pretty good you’ve already seen the Jordin Tootoo – Brad Malone fight which the hockey world is still buzzing about. That knockout aside, there were some other really good fights this week you might have missed. 5. Micheal Haley (SJ) vs Chris Stewart (ANH) – Dec. 4th Stewart isn’t the offensive weapon he once was, but he still knows how to drop the mitts. It seems...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Garret Sparks' sensational debut garners social media tributes across the NHL

Sometimes the measure of a man can be the quality of the company he keeps, and if social media is any indication, Garret Sparks is a pretty incredible man. The rookie goaltender made history Monday when he earned a shutout in his NHL debut, and players at all levels of professional hockey paid tribute to Sparks after the game on social media. There were many tweets from Toronto’s...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 6

  Welcome to the sixth installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 2015-16 season! We had some trouble picking out a winner this week as there were two fights which could easily qualify for the top spot. Did the Kreider-Smith scrap or the Latta-White fight claim the first position? Read on to find out. 5. Luke Gazdic (EDM) vs Patrick Maroon (ANA) – Nov. 11th This could...
Via Bloguin Best
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Randell Fights Michael Latta In Return To Bruins’ Lineup (Video)

Tyler Randell made his return to the Boston Bruins’ lineup Thursday night, playing in his first game since Oct. 30. It took less than three minutes for him to drop the gloves. Skating on Boston’s fourth line with Chris Kelly sidelined, Randell squared off against Washington Capitals forward Michael Latta midway through the second period. It was the first official NHL fight...
Via NESN.com
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The NHL's best Halloween couples costumes: the Oshies, Letangs and ... Wilson-Latta?

Halloween is still five days away, but many NHL teams and players are getting a head-start on the holiday with some early Halloween parties. The Capitals, Penguins and Stars are among the teams who were donning costumes early, and team parties saw plenty of couples costumes. Disney is always a decent theme idea for a costume, and newlyweds T.J. and Lauren Oshie offered a creative...
Via Fox Sports
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NHLers remain hard at work at #CAMP Day 3

No matter how old you are, summer camp always sounds like a lot of fun, but for the NHL players at BioSteel camp, this week of camp is also full of hard work. The latest video out of camp plays host to some humor from Washington's Michael Latta and Tom Wilson, offers great footage of some epic workouts and of course features a bit of on-ice action. The camp serves a dual purpose...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Quartet of Capitals demonstrate team chemistry in awkward wedding photo

The Michael Latta-Tom Wilson bromance was already very well-known in hockey circles, but the roommates showed there is always room for some more of their teammates in their close bond with a hilarious Instagram photo over the weekend.Latta, Wilson and Troy Brouwer were at teammate Justin Peters' wedding over the weekend when they took this photo. Nothing says team chemistry like...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps' Latta shares the dirt on his roommates

Capitals forward Michael Latta has become somewhat of a fan favorite thanks in part to his Twitter feed, which includes such interesting commentary as what life is like living with Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky. To that end, Capitals blog Russian Machine Never Breaks found Latta in the locker room earlier this week and threw some hard-hitting questions at him. You know, things...
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Latta Kisses Teammate Karl Alzner on Helmet Following Alzner’s Go-Ahead Goal

It is hard to match the wide range of emotions during the NHL playoffs, as exemplified by Capitals forward Michael Latta. Karl Alzner scored the go-ahead goal in the second period of the Capitals 5-1 win over the New York Islanders in Game 5, and that emotion just took over Latta. After Alzner went through the routine glove slaps with teammates, Latta took his joy to another level...
Via KCM Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

In Friday's NHL games, 3 home teams try to avoid 2-0 hole

It's not impossible, of course, for an NHL team to erase a two-game series deficit. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals know that all too well: They allowed the New York Rangers to come back to win a first-round matchup in 2013 after Washington took Games 1 and 2. Take it further back, to 1985, and the Capitals have managed to lose nine series in which they led 2-0 or 3-1....
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild Capitals, Penguins Brawl Spills Over Into Pittsburgh Bench (Video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals really don’t like each other. Wednesday’s meeting between the two hated rivals included plenty of fireworks, and they sure didn’t wait long to mix things up. Just eight minutes into the first period a massive brawl broke out on the ice after Washington’s Michael Latta got into it with Steve Downie near the Pittsburgh bench...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins, Capitals brawl inside Penguins bench (VIDEO)

YouTube The Penguins-Capitals tilt took a wild turn Wednesday night when the two teams through hands right near both teams’ benches. It began when Pittburgh’s Blake Comeau grabbed a hold of Caps forward Tom Wilson and tossed him through the open door into the Penguins bench. Capitals forward Michael Latta jumped into the Penguins’ bench to come to the aid of his teammate...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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