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Islanders-Capitals Preview

Missing their two most important players, the Washington Capitals hardly resembled the team that dominated the season's first half in their return from the All-Star break. With Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby back in the fold, the Eastern Conference leaders attempt to avert a season-high third straight loss Thursday night against the visiting New York Islanders. Ovechkin was ineligible...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers start 2nd half strong, dominate Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice during a three-point night and Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist to help the Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Tuesday in a matchup of Eastern Conference division leaders.The Atlantic Division-leading Panthers also got a goal from Vincent Trocheck, an empty-netter from Quinton Howden and 36 saves from backup...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Grubauer to get more starts in final stretch of the season

The Caps leaned heavily on Braden Holtby last year to close out the season. This year, they won't have to thanks to Philipp Grubauer.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals’ Philipp Grubauer is Definition of ‘Clutch’

Clutch. It’s a word that we use constantly. Webster defines the word as “grasping” and “holding” onto something. In today’s modern slang, as well as in sports lingo, it means that you come in hot or show up at an important time. And Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer isn’t a stranger to the definition. In fact, he is clutch. The Capitals young German netminder...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets try for second straight win over high-scoring Caps

Braden Holtby's presence in net more often than not has assured the high-scoring Washington Capitals they can keep pace with anyone even if the offense has a tough night.Holtby hasn't been himself lately, but now his teammates are doing their best to pick him up.It's unclear if Holtby will be ready to go Tuesday night when Washington visits a Columbus Blue Jackets team also hoping...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Blue Jackets Preview

Braden Holtby's presence in net more often than not has assured the high-scoring Washington Capitals they can keep pace with anyone even if the offense has a tough night. Holtby hasn't been himself lately, but now his teammates are doing their best to pick him up. It's unclear if Holtby will be ready to go Tuesday night when Washington visits a Columbus Blue Jackets team also...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Holtby expected to be OK after leaving game with dehydration

WASHINGTON (AP) Goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to be OK after leaving the Washington Capitals' game against the New York Rangers on Sunday because of dehydration. Holtby leads the NHL in victories and is considered the Capitals' team MVP by coach Barry Trotz and captain Alex Ovechkin. He left late in the second period when he was bothered by dehydration issues, but Trotz...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams has hat trick; Capitals bounce back, beat Rangers

WASHINGTON (AP) Justin Williams had a hat trick and the Washington Capitals survived the loss of starting goaltender Braden Holtby to extend their impressive streak of responding after losses by beating the New York Rangers 5-2 Sunday night. The Capitals improved to 10-0-1 after a loss this season and this time did so after Holtby left with dehydration. Philipp Grubauer replaced...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin scores 500th and 501st goals, Caps rout Senators

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th and 501st goals to become the 43rd NHL player to reach the milestone and the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 7-1 on Sunday night. Ovechkin reached the mark in vintage fashion, scoring from just beyond the left hash marks during a second-period power play to give the Washington Capitals a 5-1 lead. Teammates mobbed Ovechkin...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings 12-23-2015: Cap-ped Off

There is officially a change at the top. The Dallas Stars are still looking strong, but the Washington Capitals have dominated, and they are now the #1 team in the Power Rankings heading into Christmas Break. As for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, they receive no love considering their long string of losses. How far did they fall? NHL Power Rankings December 23, 2015...
Via isportsweb.com
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Washington Capitals still boast a gaudy record. Poor play at even strength appears to be catching up to them, however.The Capitals look to avoid a third loss in four games and win their fourth in a row over the improving Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night at Amalie Arena.Washington (19-6-2) has scored one goal...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals-Lightning Preview

The Washington Capitals still boast a gaudy record. Poor play at even strength appears to be catching up to them, however. The Capitals look to avoid a third loss in four games and win their fourth in a row over the improving Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night at Amalie Arena. Washington (19-6-2) has scored one goal in each of its last two defeats, the most recent a flat 4...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Hockey: DraftKings Value Picks, November 28th

The Fix always has a full breakdown of significant NHL slates for our Front Office subscribers, but now we’re also going to be highlighting a few value plays for everyone on most days with big NHL slates. Below you’ll find three or four players who are cheap and undervalued in today’s DraftKings contests. If you’d like to read our full breakdown of tonight’s slate, complete...
Via The Fantasy Fix
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jussi Jokinen nets lone Panthers goal in OT loss to Capitals

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night.Kuznetsov skated the puck along the top of the zone, faked a pass to Ovechkin and then charged the net from the left side. He went untouched to below the left circle and beat Al Montoya stick side.The Capitals have won...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals-Oilers Preview

Winning streaks have been rare for the Edmonton Oilers, but they've put together one in October for the second straight season. This time, though, they hope they can sustain their improved play. Edmonton aims for a fourth straight victory Friday night against the visiting Washington Capitals, who are looking for a fifth consecutive win of their own. The Oilers (3-4-0) opened with...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Capitals goaltender Peters undergoes knee surgery

The Washington Capitals have announced that goaltender Justin Peters underwent successful knee surgery on his left knee on Monday.The report further states that Peters is expected to be ready to play by the start of training camp.Peter's, who was signed by the Capitals in July of 2014 to a two-year, $1.9 million contract, recorded a .881 save percentage and 3.25 goals against average...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Goalie Philipp Grubauer looks to take next step with Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer knows the next step on his career path could involve significant time sitting on the bench. Grubauer has signed a $1.5 million, two-year contract to stay with the Capitals and hopes to be Braden Holtby's backup next season. ''That's the goal, to be a starter in the NHL and it's got to start with the backup job,'' Grubauer...
Via AP on Fox
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Goalie Philipp Grubauer signs 2-year contract to stay with Capitals

  Goalie Philipp Grubauer has signed a $1.5 million, two-year contract to stay with the Washington Capitals. The team announced the deal Monday. It will pay Grubauer $650,000 next season, then $850,000 in the 2016-17 season. The 23-year-old Grubauer won Game 2 of the Capitals' first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders, becoming the first German-born goalie to start...
Via AP on Fox
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Grubauer signs $1.5M, 2-year contract to stay with Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Goalie Philipp Grubauer has signed a $1.5 million, two-year contract to stay with the Washington Capitals. The team announced the deal Monday. It will pay Grubauer $650,000 next season, then $850,000 in the 2016-17 season. The 23-year-old Grubauer won Game 2 of the Capitals' first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders, becoming the first German...
Via AP on Fox
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals send G Philipp Grubauer back to Hershey of AHL

WASHINGTON (AP) After helping the Washington Capitals win their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders, backup goalie Philipp Grubauer has been re-assigned to Hershey of the American Hockey League. The move was announced Tuesday, a day after the Capitals eliminated the Islanders with a 2-1 victory in Game 7. On April 17, Grubauer was called up from the minors...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders v. Capitals Pre-Game Report: Game Three

New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals: Game 3: Pregame Report When: Sunday, April 19th, 2015Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYTime: 12:00 p.m. ESTTV: NBC Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders look to regain an advantage in its first round series with the Washington Capitals today at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. With the...
Via Islanders Insight
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

1st German goalie to start NHL playoff game helps Capitals

  Rookie Philipp Grubauer became the first German-born goalie to start an NHL playoff game, filling in for an ill Braden Holtby and helping the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night. "Just like every other game," Grubauer said after making 18 saves as Washington evened the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-all. That sort of calm attitude impressed...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Play Incomplete Game, Fall To Caps 4-3

Tonight’s Recap Frustrating. Aggravating. Typical. Call it whatever you want, but no matter what you call it, the truth is that this one was one that got away from the Isles. Things became interesting before the game even started, with news that Braden Holtby was ill and Philipp Grubauer was called up to take his place. The Capitals skipped over backup Justin Peters and went with...
Via Islanders Insight
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Backstrom help Caps' fill-in G Grubauer beat Isles in Game 2

  Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals. Reunited on Washington's top line, Backstrom delivered a goal and two assists, and Ovechkin scored once, leading the Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer to a 4-3 comeback victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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