WASHINGTON CAPITALS NEWS

Farewell Jack Hillen!

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

Capitals pick up D Tim Gleason in trade with Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) 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
4 hours 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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA's first black player Lloyd 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 NBA family has lost one of its patriarchs," NBA Commissioner...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA's first black player Lloyd 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 NBA family has lost one of its patriarchs," NBA Commissioner...
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1 day 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
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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
1 day 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.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Hurricanes Preview

Perhaps a visit to Carolina will help the Washington Capitals get back on track. Looking to avoid a third straight defeat Friday night, the Capitals try for a sixth straight road win over a Hurricanes team that's already in selling mode. Though Washington (33-19-10) owns the top wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, Wednesday's 4-3 home loss to Pittsburgh dropped it three points...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF Cap: Pens vs Caps

2/25/15  – Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals (4-3) GIF’s by @JustPuckIt [Goal 1] Hornqvist (Malkin, Perron) [Goal 2] Sutter (SHG, Unassisted) [Goal 3] Crosby (Malkin, Kunitz) [Goal 4] Kunitz (Comeau, Malkin) Video Credit: Pens TV/NBCSN  
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alexander Ovechkin melts down after loss

Aww tough night for Ovie. LOL:   Three things about this gif: 1. The lady sadly clapping is hilarious. 2. Business dude in the tie stunned. 3. Old trainer guy looking sucidial.
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 61, a (Tom Wilson is a douchenozzle) recap of Pens vs Capitals by @DXTraeger

That's Tom "Randy Marsh" Wilson on the rightThe Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals met for the fourth time this season as part of NBCSports' "Rivalry Night." Washington had won the three previous games in convincing fashion, with Braden Holtby recording two shutouts. Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins And Capitals Engage In Wild Brawl On Penguins Bench

I’ve only seen something like this happen a handful of times and certainly not any time recently in the NHL. Rather than have the benches clear, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals fought on the Penguins bench. The small tussle escalated quite quickly and surprisingly only resulted in four minor roughing penalties. It’s safe to […] The post Penguins And Capitals...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Look: Pens vs. Capitals **PLUS** Possession Black Hole Zach Sill Traded by @DXTraeger

Fare thee well, Possession Black Hole Zach Sill (image by the incomparable Ryan Noble)Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will take Alexander Ovechkin's Washington Capitals for the fourth and final time this regular season in just about 30 minutes.While Crosby has amassed more personal hardware and team accolades compared to his Russian adversary, "the Great 8" has spearheaded...
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Washington Capitals the Best Team in the Eastern Conference?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Alexander...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Beagle Skates With Kids in Laurel (Photos)

As part of Hockey is for Everyone month, the Caps sent forward Jay Beagle to Gardens Ice House to skate with the rink’s learn-to-play program.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Zotto’s late goal leads Flyers over Capitals

The Flyers were the headline event for Hockey Day in America as they hosted the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon. A late goal by Michael Del Zotto allowed the Flyers to come away with the 3-2 victory.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Chimera drops Zac Rinaldo with nasty uppercut (GIF)

Washington Capitals left winger Jason Chimera dropped Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo with an uppercut to the face during the second period of Sunday's game at the Wells Fargo Center.Chimera delivered the short right hand that dropped Rinaldo to his knees after they got tangled up near the Flyers bench.Chimera was given five minutes for fighting and two minutes for roughing...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Jason Chimera Drops Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo with Uppercut

Whenever the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers are on the ice together, tensions boil. After a chippy first period, things continued in the second. Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo made a run at Capitals defenseman Mike Green. Green’s teammate Jason Chimera took exception to the run, and gave Rinaldo a nice crosscheck right in front of the Flyers’ bench. That turned into...
Via KCM Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Zac Rinaldo Eats A Brutal Uppercut From Jason Chimera

The Capitals and Flyers are facing off in the early installment of Hockey Day in America on Sunday, and Zac Rinaldo isn’t exactly having a great day at the office. The Flyers tough guy got tangled up with Jason Chimera almost midway through the second period in Philly and ended up taking a nasty uppercut Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps down the Isles in shootout, 3-2

The Washington Capitals continue to surge to the playoffs, defeating the New York Islanders 3-2 in a shootout, earning their fourth consecutive win.  Despite previous surges, this was the first time this season that the Caps have strung together four straight wins. Travis Hamonic gave the Isles this initial lead at the 7:41 mark  of the opening period.  Hamonic fired a wrister...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Snowing! It’s Pouring! The Capitals are Scoring!

Fans brave the snow to watch the Caps beat the Islanders.
Via Capitals Outsider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals 3, N.Y. Islanders 2: Highlights, Recap, Reaction

The Washington Capitals moved within four points of the first place New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division after their 3-2 shootout win over the Isles. https://twitter.com/washcaps/status/569233273811038210/photo/1 Evgeny Kuznetsov beat Isles goalie Chad Johnson in the first round of the shootout. That’s all the Capitals needed because goalie Braden Holtby stopped all...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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