Capitals send five more to Hershey, nearing final roster

Barreling toward roster completion with just one preseason game remaining, the Washington Capitals released five more players Friday to their American Hockey League affiliate in Hershey. None were unexpected. All helped clear space for the final cuts before Tuesday’s NHL deadline. Forwards Chris Conner and Kris Newbury were placed onto waivers as of noon and will be given 24 hours...
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Michal Neuvirth makes ridiculous glove save on Frans Nielsen

Michal Neuvirth was just an afterthought for most of November, January, and all of December. However, over the Capitals’ last three game he’s taken control the starting job over Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer. Though he picked up the loss on Tuesday night, he only allowed one goal and made 27 saves, one of which was in style. This acrobatic windmill save may very well be...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Philipp Grubauer Bobblehead Review

Philipp Grubauer's bobblehead with the Hershey Bears is one of the best of the Caps family of teams.
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Michal Neuvirth robs Gustav Nyquist

  Michal Neuvirth hasn’t gotten consistent playing time this season due to the emergence of Philipp Grubauer, but he has been playing well as of late. He also came up with a highlight reel glove save last night on Gustav Nyquist, who had a wide open net off of a bad rebound. The post Michal Neuvirth robs Gustav Nyquist appeared first on Diehardsport.
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals re-assign goaltender Grubauer to AHL

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned goaltender Philipp Grubauer to Hershey of the AHL. The Capitals made the move Monday. Grubauer had been on pace to establish himself as the Capitals' No. 1 goalie until he was pulled from the last two games. He allowed three goals on 14 shots Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets and three goals on eight shots Sunday against the New...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braden Holtby make “miraculous” save with end of stick

It’s been the Philipp Grubauer show for the past month in DC, and Braden Holtby has seen just four games in that time. But he made the most of his time in net tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. On a night where both Grubauer, and the team didn’t look anything like the Capitals that fans are used to seeing (you know the ones that won?) Holtby was called on tonight to relieve...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Three-Headed Monster in Goal

If the organization feels that Philipp Grubauer is a capable NHL start or backup, why rush into anything? If they are showcasing him for a trade, a far less likely option, all they have done is upset Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth.
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Philipp Grubauer Keeps Playing Well, Despite Losses

Since being called up, Philipp Grubauer has played very well as the Capitals go-to goalie.
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks defeat Capitals 2-1 in shootout

The San Jose Sharks don't have an explanation for their continued success against the Washington Capitals. Coming off a shutout loss at home, they're just happy to have the two points. Patrick Marleau scored the only goal of the shootout, lifting the Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Capitals on Tuesday night, improving San Jose to 17-1 against Washington in the teams'...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals give up two-goal lead, but rally to overtake Lightning, 4-3

Just as they looked like another game had slipped through their fingers — a two-goal lead was relinquished for the fifth time in the past eight games — the Washington Capitals found the mettle to fight back. The Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie the game with less than six minutes remaining in regulation, but a frenzied push resulted in a goal by Eric...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals’ balancing act in goal growing precarious

Tuesday morning, like every practice day for the past three weeks, the Washington Capitals’ goaltenders took the ice a half hour before the rest of their teammates. With three healthy goalies on the roster but only two nets on the ice, an early start is how they ensure they satisfy their individual objectives and receive enough reps as they rotate through drills. It’s a daily...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Grubauer Bobblehead and Other Hershey Promotions

Though he's playing with the Caps now, the Philipp Grubauer bobblehead is being given away in Hershey this weekend.
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michal Neuvirth latest Capital to ask for trade

For the third time this season, a member of the Washington Capitals (or said player's agent) has asked to move on from the franchise. This time it is goaltender Michal Neuvirth. Earlier this month the Capitals recalled young netminder Philipp Grubauer from the AHL when Neuvirth was a little dinged up and since then Grubauer has had the lion's share of the work, supplanting...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 40: Continue doing the right things in Tampa

Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images The Rangers played a very good game against Washington on Friday night, but came out on the losing end after Philipp Grubauer made 38 saves. If the Rangers continue to play like they did on Friday night, they shouldn’t have a problem beating a lot of teams in the Eastern Conference. They face a tough matchup in Tampa Bay tonight, and the Rangers...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Come From Behind Victory For Ducks Over Capitals

And a Merry Christmas to Ducks fans!  Nine in a row now for the NHL leading team that was not predicted to do particularly well this season.  Surprise! Their final effort before Christmas was another come from behind victory, the Washington Capitals the latest victim of Anaheim's perserverance and never say die attitude.  The 3-2 win was also a gift for their coach, Bruce...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The Philipp Grubauer Caps/Bears Mask

Jason Livery of HeadStrongGrafx made this masterpiece for Philipp Grubauer.
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 12/21/13

Accoring to the stars, it's the first day of winter today. I don't know why Dalas has so much sway on the matter. The Top Line It's a winter classic preview, as all these headlines say, almost verbatim, ESPN  NBC, Yahoo!   Scoreboard Washington 4, Carolina 2 - I always have to comment on a strong game from Philipp Grubauer. 39 saves for the...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes fail to convert chances in loss to Capitals

RALEIGH, N.C. -- On a night when nothing seemed to come easy for the Carolina Hurricanes, it seemed somehow appropriate that the Washington game-sealing goal was an empty-netter. Alex Ovechkin scored his 400th NHL goal against an empty net to make it 4-2 at the 19:35 mark of the third.  It was a tale of two very different power plays coming into the game, but not so much during...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Like Grains Of Sand: Flyers Allow Victory To Slip Through Their Fingers Against Caps

  Once again the third period proved to be fatal for the Philadelphia Flyers. Facing the Washington Capitals for the first time since an ugly 7-0 thrashing that led to the goalie fight heard ’round the world, the Flyers came into D.C. hoping to exact revenge, in a little cleaner fashion. The game didn’t start the way they had hoped or planned as Alexander Ovechkin, who missed...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers blow three-goal lead, grab a point in Washington

Despite being up 4-1 over the Washington Capitals in the third period today, the Philadelphia Flyers managed to fumble away a sure victory, as they dropped a 5-4 shootout decision on the road. Alex Ovechkin had a two-goal game, including the game-tying goal with 47.9 seconds left, while both Eric Fehr and Nicklas Backstrom potted tallies in the shootout to give the Caps the decision...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers need 10 rounds to get shootout win over Capitals

Tomas Kopecky scored the winning goal in the 10th round of the shootout, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Kopecky's goal went high over Philipp Grubauer and into the net. It came after the Panthers missed five previous chances to win the game during the shootout. Jonathan Huberdeau, Brad Boyes, and Nick Bjugstad also scored...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers get 10-round shootout win over Capitals

Tomas Kopecky scored the winning goal in the 10th round of the shootout, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Kopecky's goal went high over Philipp Grubauer and into the net. It came after the Panthers missed five previous chances to win the game during the shootout. Jonathan Huberdeau, Brad Boyes, and Nick Bjugstad also scored...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 12/9/13

It's fine if you haven't had the time to get Puck Dumps a Christmas present yet. The Top Line A couple of different outlets are talking about the San Jose Sharks, Sports Illustrated Sporting News, The Local Take   Scoreboard Minnesota 3, San Jose 1 - The Sharks got covered by multiple folks today because they are losers. Boston 5, Toronto 2 ...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals dominate Rangers in Madison Square Garden

Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers’ mastery of the Washington Capitals dated from last spring, when the teams met in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. But after going 202 minutes 28 seconds without a goal against New York in their previous four meetings, the Capitals decided they had had enough. Washington scored twice, 25 seconds apart, in the second period Sunday...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals' Grubauer stops 30 shots vs. Rangers for first NHL win

The Washington Capitals reveled in what they accomplished Sunday night. The New York Rangers seethed at what they didn't. Steve Oleksy, Jason Chimera and Mikhail Grabovski scored second-period goals in the Capitals' 4-1 win over the Rangers. ''We felt them deflate a little bit,'' Oleksy said. Washington defenseman Nate Schmidt added a goal in the third...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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