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Capitals-Canadiens Preview

The Washington Capitals snapped a four-game losing streak with a return to form defensively. They'll try for a similar effort as they look to avoid a fifth consecutive loss away from home. Doing so will mean cooling off the Montreal Canadiens, one of the top defensive teams in the league that's seeking its fifth straight victory Saturday. Washington's 2.50 goals-against average has...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

#CapsThisWeek – All Star Game and Vacations

It was a busy week for the Capitals…well, actually, no it wasn’t. It was busy for one Capital, and the rest kind of just relaxed. We are going to be taking a look at how the Caps’ week unfolded, through social media. And, surprisingly for January, it involves a lot of beaches. Alex Ovechkin represented the Capitals […]
Via Capitals Outsider
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ovi as Abe: Ovechkin's goals bring Lincoln back for Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) Abraham Lincoln returned to the Washington Capitals locker room, shortly after Alex Ovechkin returned to the top of the NHL's goal-scoring race. In fact, they were one and the same. The Capitals have a playful ritual of awarding a stovepipe hat and Lincoln-like beard to a standout player to don after every victory. Yes, it looks as goofy as it sounds. The so-called...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

#tbt That one game Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line.

Dateline – [January 29, 2008.] Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line because Michel Therrien was sick of him. Kind of amazing to think Orpik turned it around and has now made about 50 million playing defense. Pens won the game that night. [ When in Rome. Pens win ]
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ehrhoff Attempts To Hit Ovechkin

The Pittsburgh Penguins took on the Washington Capitals and unexpectedly Christian Ehrhoff came out injured after he attempted to hit Capitals Alex Ovechkin. Take a look at what happened during the game below! The post VIDEO: Ehrhoff Attempts To Hit Ovechkin appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 48 – Pens look lifeless in 4-0 loss to Washington

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Caps 4  Pens 0 Record: 27-13-8 Goals None Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Sill (fighting) – Inconsequential (fights Wilson off of a neutral zone faceoff and they each receive a fighting major) Perron (goalie interference) – Unnecessary...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins-Capitals Brawl Puts Bow On Fight-Filled Rivalry Night (Video)

The Washington Capitals beat up on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in more ways than one. In one of the rare “Rivalry Night” games that featured actual rivals, the Caps sent a loud statement with a resounding 4-0 win over the Metropolitan Division foes. In addition to lighting up the Pens on the scoreboard, Washington also tuned up Pittsburgh with its fists. The rough...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Finally Wins an Honest Abe

After the game, Alex Ovechkin, the Caps' Honest Abe recipient of the game spoke about their much needed win.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Penguins And Capitals Game Got Ugly After Terrible Penalty Call

The Washington Capitals had their way with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night, cruising to a 4-0 victory at home. The Penguins couldn’t seem to do much against the Caps, even with some significant help from the officiating crew. Late in the third period, referee Tim Peel – generally regarded as one of the worst Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin scores 2, Crosby struggles as Capitals blank Penguins

  Alex Ovechkin scored twice to take the NHL lead in goals, Braden Holtby recovered from a mini-slump to get his fifth shutout of the season, and Sidney Crosby had one of his worst faceoff nights as the Washington Capitals broke a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. Ovechkin had a tip-in goal in the first period and then scored from...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Niskanen’s Uneven Play

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen’s uneven play contributed to the Caps recent losing streak. He’s one of the expensive free agent defenseman General Manager Brian MacLellan picked up over the summer, Brooks Orpik being the other. At $40.25 million for 7-years, a lot was expected of the then 27-year old. During the 2013-2014 NHL season, […] The post Matt Niskanen’s...
Via Two Pad Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus 4, Capitals 3: Highlights, Recap, Reaction

The Washington Capitals suffered their fourth straight loss Tuesday, as they were clipped by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Coincidentally, it was the fourth straight game the Capitals surrendered four goals or more. Their lack of defense comes on the heels of their defense getting praised for allowing one goal or less in their previous three before the losing streak. Caps unable to...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (1/27/14): vs Washington Capitals

In an absolute roller coaster of a game, the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3. The fourth line started the fun in the second period and made what turned out to be a good Metro division affair. Highlights? Join me after the jump. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: Cam Atkinson Plainly, he needed this game very badly. Atkinson got himself...
Via BS Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

“Red Army” to Show in D.C. Feb 6

The “Red Army” documentary release date in D.C. has changed. It will now by showing in the area starting on Feb. 6. It will show at the E-Street Cinema (a few blocks from Verizon Center), and also AMC Loews Shirlington 7 in Arlington, both starting on Feb. 6. Alex Ovechkin Appears in “Red Army” Documentary
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star Notebook: Stop Praising Alex Ovechkin

Everyone laughed when Alex Ovechkin held up a sign requesting to be picked last so he could win the free car. We all started to believe it would actually happen when he was one of the last guys standing at the All-Star fantasy draft. But his name was called third to last, thus disqualifying him […] The post All-Star Notebook: Stop Praising Alex Ovechkin appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why did Alex Ovechkin so want to win a free car at All-Star Game?

Alex Ovechkin really wanted to get one of the Accords that Honda was giving away at the NHL All-Star Game. He wasn't saying why, but he was pushing hard to be one of the last two players picked by All-Star captains Nick Foligno and Jonathan Toews, because that meant one of the cars. But the Washington Capitals wing went third from last, so no car. Ovechkin also could have won a car...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin and his Quest for a Honda

View image | gettyimages.com NHL All Stars arrived in Columbus for the festivities that would be had over the NHL All Star Break. The Capitals capitan Alexander Ovechkin got selected to represent the Washington Capitals at this event. Just like in the past, Ovi has been the spotlight in these kind of events. Thinking back on Ovechkin in the All Star festivities, he is always...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Gifs #28: CBJ @ WSH (12/11/14)

Gifs from CBJ’s overtime win over the Washington Capitals. Full album. First Period 0-1 WSH: WSH: (03:19) PPG – Eric Fehr (5) ASST: John Carlson (17), Evgeny Kuznetsov (8) 1-1 TIE: CBJ: (15:36) Nick Foligno (12) ASST: Brian Gibbons (4), James Wisniewski (10) Second Period No goals scored. Third Period 1-2 WSH: WSH: (9:20) Troy Brouwer (8) ASST: Matt Niskanen (10),...
Via BS Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. Hardly anyone's smiling in the West, where the standings are far more convoluted heading into the post-All-Star break of the NHL schedule, which opens with 11 games Tuesday. ''It's hard,'' St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin lobbies for car — to give it away

Turns out his antics at the draft party were more than just Ovi being Ovi. The Capitals star had a trick up his sleeve all along. The post Alexander Ovechkin lobbies for car — to give it away appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin shines on All-Star Weekend for a different reason

  Good Guy Ovi was back at it again on All-Star weekend. Heading into the festivities, Alex Ovechkin wanted a car pretty badly and there were two ways to do it: First, get picked last during the Fantasy Draft on Friday, winning the “Mr. Irrelevant” for the night and being given a brand new Honda for that honor. Heck, Ovi even campaigned for it on his Instagram, with a hand...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg’s meteoric rise

Late in the 2012-13 season, the Washington Capitals were making a push towards the Stanley Cup playoffs and decided they needed an extra scoring punch up front. Meanwhile, the Nashville Predators general manager, David Poile, had been informed by Martin Erat that he’d like a change of scenery and called Capitals GM George McPhee to see […] The post Filip Forsberg’s meteoric...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin Gets Drunk At All-Star Game Draft, Gets Upset When He Gets Picked

Alexander Ovechkin really had his heart set on going dead last in the NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft. Throughout the whole night he got more and more drunk and it all came to a head when he was finally picked. He was visibly upset, dropping a couple f-bombs, and it was hilarious. GIF: Alex Ovechkin […] The post Alexander Ovechkin Gets Drunk At All-Star Game Draft, Gets Upset When...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alex Ovechkin’s highlights from the All-Star Draft

Alex Ovechkin is one entertaining guy. Put him in a situation with the spotlight, his friends and some booze and you’re guaranteed to be laughing. The post Video: Alex Ovechkin’s highlights from the All-Star Draft appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alex Ovechkin’s highlights from the All-Star Draft

Alex Ovechkin is one entertaining guy. Put him in a situation with the spotlight, his friends and some booze and you’re guaranteed to be laughing. The post Video: Alex Ovechkin’s highlights from the All-Star Draft appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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