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Curtis Glencross : Chuckwagon Driver

The newest Washington Capital has an interesting hobby during the off-season.
Via Capitals Outsider
7 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Caps Square Off Against the Blue Jackets

Alexander Ovechkin leads the league in goals with 41 and is tied with four other players for the lead in points. (Caps Outsider) The Washington Capitals are looking to start up another win streak against their Division rivals the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Capitals and Blue Jackets have already met four times this season, each team […]
Via Capitals Outsider
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

First goal could foretell tale between Jackets, Capitals

The Washington Capitals' fortunes tend to be tied greatly to the first goal of a game. Alex Ovechkin will try to get them off to a strong start again Tuesday night when they visit the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets. Washington is a league-best 29-1-4 when scoring first, and its 5-19-6 record when giving up the opening goal is among the worst. The Capitals (34-20-10) gave up the...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

First goal could foretell tale between Jackets, Capitals

The Washington Capitals' fortunes tend to be tied greatly to the first goal of a game. Alex Ovechkin will try to get them off to a strong start again Tuesday night when they visit the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets. Washington is a league-best 29-1-4 when scoring first, and its 5-19-6 record when giving up the opening goal is among the worst. The Capitals (34-20-10) gave up the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Blue Jackets Preview

The Washington Capitals' fortunes tend to be tied greatly to the first goal of a game. Alex Ovechkin will try to get them off to a strong start again Tuesday night when they visit the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets. Washington is a league-best 29-1-4 when scoring first, and its 5-19-6 record when giving up the opening goal is among the worst. The Capitals (34-20-10) gave up the...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner costs himself NHL trade deadline TV job after Twitter rape joke

Former Stanley Cup champ Dustin Penner is currently without a team so he had planned to be a part of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage today.  According to a TSN press release promoting the marathon coverage, Penner would be monitoring social media: New this year, two-time Stanley Cup champion Dustin Penner joins TSN’s own Cabral “Cabbie” Richards to provide a different...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin wipes out during goal celebration against Maple Leafs (GIF)

Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin wiped out during a goal celebration in the opening minute of the first period during Sunday's game against Toronto.Ovechkin scored his 40th goal of the season just 33 seconds into the game. Ovechkin threw himself into the boards in excitement, then promptly lost his balance and wiped out. Fortunately, he didn't hurt himself, or that...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alex Ovechkin: Good at Scoring Goals, Bad at Celebrating Goals

For a guy who can’t skate, Alexander Ovechkin is very good at hockey! – – – – – Also see … PICTURE: Capitals fan has Alexander Ovechkin beard Want to see hockey players fall down in-person? Get cheap NHL tickets here: The post VIDEO: Alex Ovechkin: Good at Scoring Goals, Bad at Celebrating Goals appeared first on SportsPickle.
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NHL veteran Dustin Penner gets fired from TV gig over Twitter rape joke

Outspoken NHL star Dustin Penner has been dropped from a scheduled analyst spot on TSN after making an offensive rape joke and then following it up with a series of equally tasteless remarks.  The former Washington Capitals winger and current free agent had been scheduled to appear on TSN's TradeCentre on Monday discussing the hockey league's trade deadline, but that was before...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals blank Maple Leafs

  Alex Ovechkin's offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive. His celebration after his first goal, however, was not. Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0, snapping a three-game losing streak. Ovechkin struck just 33 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals blank Maple Leafs 4-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on Sunday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Ovechkin struck just 33 seconds into the game and added a second-period score as he surpassed the 40-goal mark for the seventh time. Marcus...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Expectations for Capitals newcomer Curtis Glencross

On Sunday, the Washington Capitals made their second move before tomorrow’s trade deadline. After getting Tim Gleason for Jack Hillen and a fourth round draft pick yesterday, the Caps made another trade by acquiring Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames. The price for Glencross was rather large considering what a player like Sean Bergenheim returned, but Glencross […] The...
Via Along the Boards
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner Removed From TSN’s Trade Deadline Coverage After Rape Tweets

@AshonIce @TSN_Sports Dustin will not be part of our TradeCentre coverage tomorrow — TSN PR (@TSN_PR) March 1, 2015 Former NHLer Dustin Penner was looking to be employed for a little while by TSN as a guest analyst for their Trade Deadline coverage, but he was removed after some ridiculous tweets. It’s safe to say […] The post Dustin Penner Removed From TSN’s Trade Deadline...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

CAPS Acquire Curtis Glencross from Calgary

The Washington Capitals have made their second significant trade before Monday’s trade deadline.  The Capitals added a forward to their mix, by acquiring Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames in exchange for second and third round draft selections. Glencross had a no-trade clause in his current contract.  Glencross agreed to waive his clause to come to Washington.  He is...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps acquire Defenseman Tim Gleason, may not be done

The Washington Capitals beefed up their blue line, the weekend before Monday’s NHL trade deadline, sending D Jack Hillen and a draft pick to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for D Tim Gleason.  The draft selection Washington sent to Carolina was a fourth round pick. Head coach Barry Trotz wanted the Caps to play with a rougher edge, and Gleason will provide that.  He is a...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

Dustin Penner on Saturday learned the hard way that rape jokes are no laughing matter. Penner, a winger who spent nine seasons in the NHL but is currently a free agent, tweeted some questions about acquaintance rape in an apparent attempt to be funny. Here is what the two-time Stanley Cup champion wrote: Penner apparently...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner made and defended a rape joke on Twitter

Dustin Penner is most known for his pancake injury, but his reputation (what little there is) took a big step back after he made a rape joke on Twitter. Penner isn’t currently playing in the NHL and he apparently had time for this “joke” which no one found funny. After the initial backlash started, Penner defended his comment. Apparently being opposed to a rape joke makes...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner made and defended a rape joke on Twitter

Dustin Penner is most known for his pancake injury, but his reputation (what little there is) took a big step back after he made a rape joke on Twitter. Penner isn’t currently playing in the NHL and he apparently had time for this “joke” which no one found funny. After the initial backlash started, Penner defended his comment. Apparently being opposed to a rape joke makes...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell Jack Hillen!

After three shortened seasons in Washington, defenseman Jack Hillen was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals acquire D Gleason from Hurricanes for Hillen, pick

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Jack Hillen and a draft pick. Under terms of the trade announced Saturday, Carolina receives the Capitals' fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft. Washington general manager Brian MacLellan calls Gleason ''a veteran, physical defenseman'' whose '...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Sharp to Washington Capitals

The Chicago Blackhawks are in trade talks with the Washington Capitals over Patrick Sharp. The Washington Capitals are in search of a top line winger to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. Sharp has been having a poor season with 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points in 49 games. He is 33 years old and may possibly be on the decline, making this a good time to deal him. The left
Via NHL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blackhawks, Caps discussed Patrick Sharp trade

  The Chicago Blackhawks could be on the verges of some big changes.   The Blackhawks recently discussed a possible trade with the Washington Capitals that would send forward Patrick Sharp to D.C., according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune. It’s unclear at this point where those talks went or if they’re even still alive, as Kuc offered no more information. ...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Lloyd Passes Away At 86

Earl Lloyd has passed away at the age of 86. Lloyd was the first black player in NBA history, debuting in 1950 for the Washington Capitals. "The NBA family has lost one of its patriarchs," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game, was as inspirational as he was understated. He was known as a modest gentleman...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. The 6-foot-5 forward helped the Syracuse Nationals win the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals / Penguins bench brawl ...

Watch as a bench brawl breaks out on the Pittsburgh Penguins bench in their game against the Washington Capitals.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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