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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has arthroscopic hip surgery

  Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it is ''confident'' he will be ''completely healthy'' before the start of the 2015-16 regular season. Backstrom led the NHL with 60 assists and was sixth...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top line right wing options for the Washington Capitals

Now in their offseason, Washington Capitals’ General Manager Brian MacLellan has put finding a top line right winger to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom high on his to-do list. Here are some players who may fit the bill for Washington outside of their organization: Drew Stafford The Winnipeg Jets acquired Stafford and Tyler […] The post Top line right wing options...
Via Along the Boards
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has hip surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it is ''confident'' he will be ''completely healthy'' before the start of the 2015-16 regular season. Backstrom led the NHL with 60 assists...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Ward wants a new contract in Washington

Joel Ward wants to be back with the Capitals next season, the veteran forward has made no mistake in voicing that. The question will be however, do the Capitals want to re-sign him? More specifically, can they afford to?Those are both questions that will be answered in the coming weeks, as general manager Brian MacLellan also needs to look at new contracts with several potential...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reebok ZQuick 2.0 Flow Washington Capitals Shoe

This is the Reebok ZQuick 2.0 Flow.
Via Capitals Outsider
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals should acquire Phil Kessel

The Washington Capitals are looking to pair Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with a top talent winger according to general manager Brian MacLellan, as Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. MacLellan said a 1RW is "on the shopping list" and "is a priority…you'd like to have more stability there." — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 18, 2015 While Ovechkin played with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals should acquire Phil Kessel

The Washington Capitals are looking to pair Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with a top talent winger according to general manager Brian MacLellan, as Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. MacLellan said a 1RW is "on the shopping list" and "is a priority…you'd like to have more stability there." — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 18, 2015 While Ovechkin played with...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Police searching for man who stole glove off Islanders bench during last game at Nassau Coliseum

Long Island police are searching for a man they say stole a glove from the Islanders bench during Game 6 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The matchup against the Washington Capitals turned out to be the team's final game at Nassau Coliseum. A photo has been released of the suspect, who is seen holding a beer bottle with a CCM glove in Islander blue and orange. He...
Via The Other Paper
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Season in Review by the Numbers

Andre Burakovsky has been a pleasant surprise this season. (Caps Outsider) Several numbers stood out this season, whether they were a stat, a player’s jersey, or a dollar figure. Here are several notable ones. 10 This is Alex Ovechkin’s plus/minus. With advanced stats like Corsi and Fenwick, this stat can be overlooked. However, it’s notable because […]
Via Capitals Outsider
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lacking 'killer instinct,' Capitals head into offseason

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) While some Washington Capitals professed to not see a pattern in blown playoff series leads over the years or failures to reach the conference finals, forward Troy Brouwer wondered aloud Friday about a possible ''mental block.'' ''We've got to find a way to be able to get past this little hump of losing in the first or second round, and it starts with closing...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Tops in Honest Abe Awards

At the end of the Capitals' first season using the Honest Abe award, Braden Holtby led the team with seven, which doesn't come as a surprise considering his workload.
Via Capitals Outsider
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals fan beat his girl with a golf club because Caps couldn't beat the Rangers

Here’s the story via the Canadian Press, ” Police say a Washington Capitals fan apparently upset about his team’s elimination from the NHL playoffs is facing charges after two people were assaulted with a golf club. Barrie, Ont., police say officers responded early Thursday to a report of a man striking a woman with a tire iron and also hitting a passing car. Police say the...
Via Bob's Blitz
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Capitals Game 7 scores big for NBCSN

The Game 7 matchup between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals was a smash hit for NBCSN, drawing a 2.3 overnight rating on Wednesday. That 2.3 is the third-best non-Stanley Cup Final overnight ever for the network, which is pretty ridiculous given that we’re only in the second round of the playoffs *and* that the game overlapped with Game 5 of Wizards-Hawks on TNT. Excluding...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stat proves the Capitals are the best at blowing two-game leads

Fans of the Washington Capitals aren’t going to want to hear or acknowledge this stat. The Capitals lost Game 7 to the New York Rangers after failing to close the series out with a two-game lead. If the two-game lead narrative sounds familiar, it’s because the Caps have blown quite a few two-game leads. WAS playoff heartache history goes on. Despite 1/3 fewer series than most...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stat proves the Capitals are the best at blowing two-game leads

Fans of the Washington Capitals aren’t going to want to hear or acknowledge this stat. The Capitals lost Game 7 to the New York Rangers after failing to close the series out with a two-game lead. If the two-game lead narrative sounds familiar, it’s because the Caps have blown quite a few two-game leads. WAS playoff heartache history goes on. Despite 1/3 fewer series than most...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers End Caps Season In Overtime

Derek Stepan scored at the 11:24 mark of overtime to advance the New York Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals and end the Washington Capitals season.  The Capitals now go home, having blown a 3-1 series lead. In the first period, after killing off a penalty, Alex Ovechkin charged toward the net, took a backhanded pass from Marcus Johansson and powered the puck past goaltender...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Washington 1 (OT)

The New York Rangers move on to the Eastern Conference Final behind a 2-1 OT victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 7. For a box score, click here. Incredible. Unbelievable. I’m still not sure if what transpired at MSG tonight actually happened.  The Penguins in round 1 threw the kitchen sink at the Rangers to no avail. The Capitals threw the bathtub, the furnace and just...
Via NY Rangers Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derek Stepan goal gives Rangers Game 7 win

The New York Rangers are headed to the Eastern Conference final for the second straight season after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Rangers forward Derek Stepan scored on a rebound in overtime to give his team a 2-1 win and send the Madison Square Garden crowd into a frenzy. New York overcame a 3-1 series deficit in the conference semifinals for...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Thank You, Washington Capitals

While it ended in heart-breaking fashion, the team that Brian MacLellan, and even George McPhee, put together kept our attention and kept us rooting for the entire season.
Via Capitals Outsider
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Boyle Leaves Game 7 After Hit To Head From Brooks Orpik (GIF)

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has played on the edge his entire NHL career, and he went over it in Wednesday night’s Game 7 against the New York Rangers. New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle took a hit to the head from Orpik along the boards in the third period and was forced to leave the game. He didn’t return in regulation. No penalty was called on Orpik. GIF...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Brooks Orpik levels Dan Boyle

Brooks Orpik crushed Dan Boyle in Game 7 between the Capitals and Rangers. Boyle entered the zone fairly low and Orpik was there to deliver a crunching check. At first, this looked like a bad hit by Orpik, but the replay clearly proved that Orpik never extended his elbow and didn’t leave his skates to make contact. There was plenty of contact to Boyle’s head, but he placed himself...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers vs Washington Capitals Game 7 Betting Odds

NY Rangers vs. Washington Capitals Game 7 betting odds, courtesy of BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ludqvist and Crew Passing off Ovechkin’s Promise

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, stops the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, during the third period of Game 6 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Washington. The Rangers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Alex Ovechkin received a lot of publicity when he boldly claimed...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Capitals Game 7 Preview: Key Players, Prediction For Round 2 Showdown

Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden will have a familiar feel to it. These teams have met in a Game 7 twice in the last three postseasons, with New York winning both times, including a victory on home ice in 2012. Washington once held a 3-1 series lead, and its inability to close out the Rangers could prove costly...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin Leads Capitals Into Another Game 7

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks on in the first period of the Capitals 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) “We’re going to come back and win the series. We’re going to play our game...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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