WASHINGTON CAPITALS NEWS

Caps Go for Third Straight Win

So far this season, Caps goalies Braden Holtby and Justin Peters are playing well. (Caps Outsider) The Washington Capitals (3-0-2, 8 pts) won their second game in a row by a final score of 2-1 after a shootout, when they played the Florida Panthers (1-2-2, 4 pts) on Saturday night. The offense slowed down a […]
Via Capitals Outsider
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Oilers Preview

There's a good chance Alex Ovechkin will become the Washington Capitals' all-time points leader on this road trip. Taylor Hall has a long way to go to add his name to the upper part of that list for the Edmonton Oilers, though it's not too hard to foresee that possibility. These players were top overall picks six years apart and will be the marquee attractions in Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich Will Not Travel With Team. Tom Wilson Sent to Rehab Assignment in AHL

The Washington Capitals made a few decisions on two injuries players as the team heads out west for a three game road trip through Canada. Jason Brough from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Brooks Laich will not join the team on the road trip. Brough also reported that forward Tom Wilson will be sent down to AHL Hershey for practice and two games.#476994865 / gettyimages.comBrooks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals re-assign Tom Wilson to Hershey Bears

Photo cred: nhl.com The Washington Capitals have announced that forward Tom Wilson has been sent down to the Hershey Bears for a rehab assignment. Wilson has missed all five of the Capitals’ games this season with an ankle injury he sustained in the off-season. This week, Wilson is expected to practice with the Hershey Bears and then play Friday and Saturday night. If ready, the...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps assign Tom Wilson to Hershey, Jay Beagle returns

The Washington Capitals have assigned F Tom Wilson to AHL affiliate Hershey Bears.   Wilson has not played in the first five games this season due to rehabilitation of a broken fibula that led to surgery during the off-season. Wilson will debut in Chocolatetown this weekend.  He will likely play a few rehabilitation and conditioning games in the AHL before getting the recall to...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals have Improvements to Make in First-Period Play

Despite shoddy first period play and inconsistencies on the face-off, the Washington Capitals stumbled to a 2-1 record in their first three game home stand Washington lurched to a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers Oct. 18. The Caps took the game in a shootout, after notching just one goal at the end of the first period. The goal came off a feed from Joel Ward, who slung the puck...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps Release Promotional Schedule (Finally!)

It took a while, but the Washington Capitals have finally released their 2014-15 promotional schedule.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich leaves game after hit from Shawn Thornton

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich left Saturday night's game against the Florida Panthers and did not return, as reported by Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post. The injury occurred with just about five minutes left in the game, when Laich received a hit from Panthers winger Shawn Thornton. He's considered day-to-day until more information is known. The hit did not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps’ Laich suffers apparent shoulder injury

Capitals forward Brooks Laich appeared to suffer a left shoulder injury late in the third period of Washingon’s 2-1 shootout win over the Florida Panthers Saturday night. Laich received a shoulder to shoulder hit from Panthers’ Shawn Thornton and went straight to the Capitals dressing room.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals top Panthers in shootout win

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored on the Capitals’ first three attempts of the shootout and goaltender Justin Peters turned aside 20 of 21 shots through 65 minutes, along with a big stop on Jussi Jokinen in the shootout, to give the Caps their second straight win. With the win the Caps (3-0-2) became the only team in the Eastern Conference without a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trotz Is a Good Inspiration for Ovechkin

Has Barry Trotz brought out the leadership skills in Alex Ovechkin?
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps down Panthers 2-1 in Shoot

The  Washington Capitals defeated the Florida Panthers in a Shootout by the score of 2-1.  The win improved the Caps to 3-0-2 and keeps them as the only team in the Metro Division without a regulation loss.  The win also moved the Caps into a tie for first place in the division, tied with the. New York Islanders. Jason Chimera scored the lone Caps’ regulation marker with his...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Niskanen on Ovechkin: ‘He’s more committed now’

AP Image The Washington Capitals have started the 2014-15 season under new head coach Barry Trotz with a 2-0-2 record.  One of the more intriguing aspects to the new-look Capitals team is how forward and captain  Alex Ovechkin has shouldered more responsibility. We’ve already he seen him take issue to an illegal  hit on one of his team mates when he tackled Carolina Hurricans...
Via DC Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look At The Defensive Corp Of The Washington Capitals

from Alex Prewitt of the Capitals Insider, The summer signings of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik came with intended secondary consequences for the Washington Capitals, trickling down to the rest of the defensive corps. The expected logjam at the depth chart’s bottom has somewhat been sorted already, with Nate Schmidt starting the past three games, John Erskine and Jack...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Hope Stays Hot vs. Panthers

Joel Ward was one of the goal scorers on Thursday. (Caps Outsider) Your Washington Capitals (2-0-2, 6pts) won their second game of the 2014-2015 season Thursday night against the previously unbeaten New Jersey Devils (3-1-0, 6pts) in a convincing 6-2 fashion. As the offense clicked on all cylinders all four lines contributed in this one, as the […]
Via Capitals Outsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did You Notice Troy Brouwer Is Wearing Pink Laces? (And the Caps Won)

Troy Brouwer is the only Capital supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Via Capitals Outsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Day in Caps History: The Capitals’ First Win

The Washington Capitals tallied their first win almost 40 years ago on this date in 1975 thanks to two bank shots and one butt.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Capitals apparently knocked the Devils off balance

Sometimes it’s just not your night. The New Jersey Devils entered Thursday’s game against the Washington Capitals undefeated. They didn’t leave the Verizon Center that same way it entered, as the Capitals scored four unanswered goals to top the Devils 6-2. A three-goal third period, including the soon-to-be infamous “Butt Goal” by the Capitals left the Devils so delirious...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps pummel Schneider and the Nets

New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider has been on of the best in the NHL over the past few seasons in goals against average.  At the Verizon Center this evening, the Capitals pummeled Schneider for 5 goals and chased him from the game in the third period, as the Capitals went on to defeat the New Jersey Devils 6-2. Alexander Ovechkin jumped on Schneider right from the start, scoring...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Joel Ward scores with an assist from the goalie’s backside

In hockey sometimes it’s just how the puck bounces. New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider found that out the hard way when he lost sight of the puck on a dump off from Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward and well, see for yourself: Ward will kindly take the credit for the goal. But he has to tip his hat to the assist from the Verizon Center’s boards and Schneider. That...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New General Manager Proving Doubters Wrong

The Capitals are off to a very interesting start this season at 1-0-2. Under new management, the Capitals haven’t lost a game through 65 minutes and are just a couple shootout goals or saves away from being 3-0. Sure, the Caps weren’t perfect in any of their games, but good teams find ways to win games when they aren’t at their best. So far the Caps have played three playoff...
Via Rock the Red
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin hangs out with Brad Pitt at movie premiere

Alexander Ovechkin and Washington Capitals teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov were among the many luminaries who strolled the red carpet while attending the premiere of “Fury” at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. during a special screening on Wednesday night. While hobnobbing with the beautiful people, Ovechkin and his teammates ran into who else but […] The post Alexander...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovi, Orlov, Kuznetsov meet Brad Pitt, present him with Capitals jersey

The premiere of Brad Pitt’s latest movie – Fury – was last night.  Three members of the Washington Capitals went along as well – Alex Ovechkin, Dmitri Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov.  All three players got to meet Pitt and he was even presented with a customized Capitals jersey by Ovechkin and Kuznetsov. Russian Machine Never Breaks Russian Machine Never Breaks Russian Machine...
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz praises Alex Ovechkin, disputes previous claims

When Barry Trotz accepted the job in Washington, fans and analysts wondered how his style would be received by the Capitals. Specifically, what would the relationship be between Trotz and Alex Ovechkin? So far, it sounds like things are going very well. Trotz told USA Today that coaching Ovechkin has been far more pleasurable than he was led to believe. “For all of the questions...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Barry Trotz sings Alex Ovechkin's praises

New Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz was glad to discover that the reality of coaching Alex Ovechkin is far more enjoyable than he was led to believe. "For all of the questions I took when I got this job, right through the summer and training camp, I have to be honest and say I wasn't too sure what was going to happen," Trotz said. "But he has been very coachable...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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