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Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals In Capitals’ OT Win Over Bruins

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin had two power-play goals and Troy Brouwer scored at 2:12 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 exhibition victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Liam O’Brien tied it at 4 for Washington (2-2-0) early in the third period. Michael Latta also scored for the Capitals. Seth Griffith scored twice for Boston (1-1-1). Matt Fraser and Matt...
Via NESN.com
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Bruins

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin had two power-play goals and Troy Brouwer scored at 2:12 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 exhibition victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Liam O'Brien tied it at 4 for Washington (2-2-0) early in the third period. Michael Latta also scored for the Capitals. Seth Griffith scored twice for Boston (1-1-1). Matt Fraser and...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A “Latta” Deals for the Caps

#451383996 / gettyimages.com Capitals GM Brian MacLellan was busy when the NHL free agency begun. Quickly noting that the Capitals needed to address defense, we were all eyes on MacLellan. Many people were questioning the promotion of Brain MacLellan to General Manager but he might have proven himself on the first day of free agency.  The first singing of the day went to goaltender...
Via TopSportsReport
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Game Day Notes (12/27)

After a holiday layoff.  The Washington Capitals are back on ice tonight at the Verizon Center.  The Caps will host playoff nemesis New York Rangers.   The Caps enter the game with a two game losing streak, while the Rangers bring a two game winning streak to the District. Starting again . . . Phillip Grubauer will start in goal tonight for the Capitals.  It will be his sixth...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Latta vs. Rinaldo and Oleksy vs. Simmonds

Michael Latta: Height: 6’0″, Weight: 209 lbs, 2 career NHL regular season fights Zac Rinaldo: Height: 5’11″, Weight: 169 lbs., 24 career NHL regular season fights December 15th, 2013. Verizon Center. 6:21 into the second period. Score tied 1-1. This one is actually a little bit difficult to determine how exactly it happened. But, if […]
Via Capitals Outsider
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Latta vs. Rinaldo and Oleksy vs. Simmonds

Michael Latta: Height: 6’0″, Weight: 209 lbs, 2 career NHL regular season fights Zac Rinaldo: Height: 5’11″, Weight: 169 lbs., 24 career NHL regular season fights December 15th, 2013. Verizon Center. 6:21 into the second period. Score tied 1-1. This one is actually a little bit difficult to determine how exactly it happened. But, if […]
Via Capitals Outsider
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Martin Erat Requests to be Traded From Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals made a bold move at last year’s trade deadline to acquire top-six winger Martin Erat and forward Michael Latta from the Nashville Predators in exchange for top prospect and 2012 first-round pick Filip Forsberg. After failing to make an impact offensively in Washington and being relegated to the fourth line at times, Erat wants out. On Monday, the 32-year...
Via NESN.com
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Disgruntled Forward Martin Erat Requests Trade From Washington by   Steven Ellis

Washington Capitals forward Martin Erat has told Washington management he is unhappy with how he is being utilized and has reportedly asked them to be traded. Earlier in April, the Nashville Predators traded Erat and Michael Latta to the Capitals at the trade deadline in exchange for top prospect Filip Forsberg. Erat requested to be traded away from Nashville, and waived a...
Via The Hockey House
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps make roster moves

DISCUSS ON OUR REDDIT The Washington Capitals have made roster moves. Defenseman John Erskine has been placed on the long term injured reserve.   Erskine heads to the IR, retroactive to October 26.  He will be eligible to return on November 20.  The movement of Erskine to the long term injured reserve allows the Caps to recall two from Hershey and stay within the league mandated...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Six months later: Preds look like big winners in Forsberg, Erat trade

On trade deadline day last season (April 3), general manager David Poile was able to make a trade that would help the future of the club. Poile traded veteran winger Martin Erat and prospect Michael Latta to the Washington Capitals for a top Swedish prospect named Filip Forsberg. “It felt good today," said Poile after the trade, "and I know it will feel good in the future...
Via Fang Faction
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps claim Urbom off waivers from New Jersey, send Latta back to Chocolatetown

The Washington Capitals have claimed Alexander Urbom off waivers from the New Jersey Devils (photo courtesy of Andy Martin) The Washington Capitals have announced that they have claimed defenseman Alexander Urbom off waivers from the New Jersey Devils according to the team’s website. Known as more of a shutdown defenseman, the 6′ 4″ Urbom was New Jersey’s 3rd round choice...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Hornqvist suffers lower body injury in 4-0 loss to Caps

In a game where discipline was not a priority, the Nashville Predators lost 4-1 to the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center Wednesday night. Five times the Predators went shorthanded, but were lucky to kill off four of them. Former-Preds prospect Michael Latta was involved in one of three fights. His tout against Rich Clune came just twenty-five seconds after the opening faceoff...
Via Fang Faction
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 38: Columbus @ Nashville – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images The Nashville Predators made one significant move at the trade deadline sending Martin Erat and Michael Latta to the Washington Capitals for highly-rated draft prospect Filip Forsberg. Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets broke the mold and got Marian Gaborik from the New York Rangers and Blake Comeau from the Calgary Flames. They also...
Via The Predatorial
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Scouting Report on Erat and Latta

Fang Finger is a Nashville-based blogger for the website Fang Faction. Martin Erat is a skilled forward just past the prime of his career. The Czech Republican native is a great skater and has an excellent shot, when he decides to release the puck. Often in his career, Erat has been known to be a pass first, shoot second forward, which didn’t help in the Predators’ situation...
Via Rock the Red
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Forsberg is a big addition for Preds

The Nashville Predators acquired a top prospect in young Filip Forsberg in their trade with the Washington Capitals that sent long-time Predator Martin Erat and prospect Michael Latta to the(More here)…
Via Smashville 24/7
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals get Erat from Predators for Forsberg

The Washington Capitals have acquired right wing Martin Erat and minor leaguer Michael Latta from the Nashville Predators for 2012 first-round draft pick Filip Forsberg. Erat leads the Predators with 17 assists and is tied for the first on the club with 21 points this season. He's played all 723 of his NHL games with Nashville, and ranks second in team history with 163 goals...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds trade Erat, Latta to Caps for Forsberg

The Nashville Predators have traded Martin Erat and Michael Latta to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Filip Forsberg as first reported by ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Erat had a no(More here)…
Via Smashville 24/7
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals Get Erat, Trade Forsberg by   TheHockeyHouse

Washington Capitals Press Release ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired forwards Martin Erat (mahr-TIHN EE-rat) and Michael Latta (MIGH-kuhl LA-tuh) from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Filip Forsberg, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.   Erat, 31, has recorded 21 points (four goals, 17 assists) and 26 penalty minutes [...]
Via The Hockey House
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Martin Erat/Michael Latta traded to the Capitals for Filip Forsberg

News broke just moments ago that Erat and Latta had been traded to Washington for Forsberg. Here is the release from Nashville’s PR department: “Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired forward Filip Forsberg from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forwards Martin Erat and Michael Latta. Forsberg...
Via The Predatorial
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals Acquire Martin Erat

The Washington Capitals today announced they have acquired winger Martin Erat from the Nashville Predators along with C Michael Latta in exchange for prospect Filip Forsberg.  Erat, 31, is a veteran of 723 NHL games, all with Nashville, and has produced 163 goals and 481 points.  He also has produced 8 goals and 23 points in 46 playoff games.  Erat had a full no-trade clause,...
Via Rock the Red
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Erat, Latta to Caps for top Swedish prospect

After a couple hours of waiting on pins and needles for an announcement, the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals completed a trade before clock struck 2:00pm CT. Martin Erat and Michael Latta have been traded to the Capitals in exchange for Filip Forsberg. Filip Forsberg was a top prospect entering the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but dropped to 11th overall, where the Capitals...
Via Fang Faction
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Nashville claims Richard Clune off waivers from Los Angeles. But why?

I’ve got to be honest, this one doesn’t make much sense. The Nashville Predators have claimed forward Richard Clune off waivers from the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. Clune has been playing with their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, for the past five seasons. His only NHL experience came during the stretch run in 2010 where he played in 14 games for LA and recorded...
Via Section 303
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

With camp set to open, Preds organizational shake up coming. Who’s going where?

The end of the lockout means the end of guys playing where they shouldn’t be. Not just with NHL players overseas but also right here in North America. And with NHL camps about to open this weekend, the Nashville Predators are sure to make some organizational adjustments that will shake up the depth chart. Let’s start from the top and work ourselves down. Based on General Manager...
Via Section 303
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Admirals win 5-2, helped by southern hospitality

The Milwaukee Admirals came into todays contest against the Charlotte Checkers on a 2 game losing streak. Apparently, all they needed was a little southern hospitality to get back in the win column. The Admirals picked up a couple goals off of Checkers turnovers, and won 5-2 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.  The Admirals got on the board early, as Patrick Cehlin...
Via Fang Faction
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Last minute comeback gives Admirals win in Amtrak Rivalry

After a 7 game road trip going 3-2-2, the Milwaukee Admirals finally get to play in their home building. Friday night’s game was the fourth game of the Amtrak Rivalry between the Chicago Wolves and Admirals. This was their fourth game against each other in November –with two more games remaining to play—with a Milwaukee record of 3-1-1. Friday night’s game in Milwaukee...
Via Fang Faction
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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