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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

Hockey Fights of the Week: 2/16 – 2/22

This was an exciting week of hockey fights around the NHL. We had a ton of solid fights to choose from for this week’s list and it was tricky picking just five. Your opinion may vary, but we think this was one of the best group of fights we’ve seen all season long. 5. Michael Latta (WAS) vs Robert Bortuzzo (PIT) – Feb. 17th Pretty solid fight for the fifth position, don’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 2/16 – 2/22

This was an exciting week of hockey fights around the NHL. We had a ton of solid fights to choose from for this week’s list and it was tricky picking just five. Your opinion may vary, but we think this was one of the best group of fights we’ve seen all season long. 5. Michael Latta (WAS) vs Robert Bortuzzo (PIT) – Feb. 17th Pretty solid fight for the fifth position, don’t...
Via Bloguin Best
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fight! Fight! Fight!

There were seven games across the NHL on Tuesday night with fights breaking out in three of them. Check out the three match-ups and let us know which one takes the top fight of the night! Shane O’Brien (Florida Panthers) vs. David Clarkson (Toronto Maple Leafs) Antoine Roussel (Dallas Stars) vs. Barret Jackman (St. Louis Blues) Michael Latta (Washington Capitals) vs. Robert Bortuzzo...
Via Beyond The Benches
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 1/19 – 2/1

The All-Star break is over which means it’s time to get back to doing one of the things we enjoy most – Hockey Fights of the Week! We took a week off as the All-Star break basically meant we only would’ve had a few fights to choose from, so we combined two weeks into one. You can also thank the Pittsburgh Penguins for making this week’s list possible. They were involved in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 1/19 – 2/1

The All-Star break is over which means it’s time to get back to doing one of the things we enjoy most – Hockey Fights of the Week! We took a week off as the All-Star break basically meant we only would’ve had a few fights to choose from, so we combined two weeks into one. You can also thank the Pittsburgh Penguins for making this week’s list possible. They were involved in...
Via Bloguin Best
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 48 – Pens look lifeless in 4-0 loss to Washington

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Caps 4  Pens 0 Record: 27-13-8 Goals None Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Sill (fighting) – Inconsequential (fights Wilson off of a neutral zone faceoff and they each receive a fighting major) Perron (goalie interference) – Unnecessary...
Via The PensNation
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy. Are the Capitals regretting their decision? You better...
Via Bloguin Best
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy. Are the Capitals regretting their decision? You better...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The first month of 2014-15 is officially in the books. So far the year has yielded plenty of surprises, a ton of talking points and some memorable fights. As we’ve mentioned in one of our previous installments, the number of fights seems to be on the decline which makes our job a difficult one. Teams are becoming more and more focused on scoring goals and winning games than dropping...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 10/27 – 11/2

The first month of 2014-15 is officially in the books. So far the year has yielded plenty of surprises, a ton of talking points and some memorable fights. As we’ve mentioned in one of our previous installments, the number of fights seems to be on the decline which makes our job a difficult one. Teams are becoming more and more focused on scoring goals and winning games than dropping...
Via Bloguin Best
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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 Matt...
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

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
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