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More sloppy play leads to Rangers defeat by Capitals

The New York Rangers played their second straight sloppy game, constantly turning the puck over to a dangerous Washington Capitals team en route to a 4-2 defeat. This was another classic “if you don’t protect the puck, you won’t win” game from the Rangers. New York did a great job of limiting attempts –both in Read more → The post More sloppy play leads to Rangers defeat...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Washington 5

The New York Rangers (47-21-7) fell to the Washington Capitals (41-25-10) by a score of 5-2. For a box score, click here. Crummy weekend. The Rangers have usually done a good job at responding to bad losses this season, but that wasn’t the case in this one. Panic? No. Concerning? Very much. The Rangers aren’t exactly 100% healthy either and were forced to dress their 8th defenseman...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin, Jason Chimera score two each as Caps top Rangers

  Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two goals in the third period to rally the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Ovechkin had a goal in each of the first two periods, and Chimera broke a 2-2 tie 4:41 into the third with his first in 21 games. He made it 4-2 with 12:20 remaining, and Marcus Johansson added an empty-netter with...
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Ovechkin and Chimera power Caps to a big 5-2 win over Rangers

The Washington Capitals got a huge 2 standing points today, after defeating the New York Rangers 6-2.  Alexander Ovechkin and Jason Chimera both scored twice for the Caps.  The big win at Madison Square Garden lifts the Capitals to 92 standing points and to five point lead over Boston and six point lead over Ottawa.   The Capitals sit in the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Chimera score 2 each in Caps' win over Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two goals in the third period to rally the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Ovechkin had a goal in each of the first two periods, and Chimera broke a 2-2 tie 4:41 into the third with his first in 21 games. He made it 4-2 with 12:20 remaining, and Marcus Johansson added an empty...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Washington

The New York Rangers (47-20-7) take on the Washington Capitals (40-25-10) at MSG today starting at 3 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Stepan-Kreider Miller-Brassard-Zuccarello Hagelin-Hayes-Fast Glass- Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Hunwick Goalie match-up:  Cam Talbot– 20-8-4, 2.16...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Leading the Special-Teams Charge as End of Season Nears

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals controls the puck against Adam Larsson #5 of the New Jersey Devils in the third period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have been rolling in 2014-15, led by the elite play of marquee stars Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, who both currently...
Via The Sports Journal
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Washington Capitals Fall Short Following Miscues and Botched Powerplay

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals reacts after the Nashville Predators defeated the Capitals 4-3 during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images) Despite a strong second and third period, the Washington Capitals (40-25-10) fell short to the Nashville Predators (47-21-8), 4-3. With the...
Via The Sports Journal
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Troy Brouwer Continues Strong Season with Two-Goal Effort

Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) It has been a rocky season for the Washington Capitals. For long streaks of time they have looked dominant and during other stretches have looked...
Via The Sports Journal
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Caps Create Their Own March Madness

The month of March has been a roller coaster ride for the Washington Capitals and their fans.
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Predators start hot, hold off Capitals to clinch playoff spot

WASHINGTON -- Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Mattias Ekholm, Mike Fisher and Forsberg, a first-round pick by Washington in 2012, scored during a 5-minute span midway through the first period...
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Predators down Caps, clinch playoff berth

WASHINGTON (AP) Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Mattias Ekholm, Mike Fisher and Forsberg, a first-round pick by Washington in 2012, scored during a 5-minute span midway through the first...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pet Adoption Awareness Day at Verizon Center

Nothing jams up the main concourse at the Verizon Center like -- no, not Alex Ovechkin -- puppies!
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL fines Capitals' Wilson $2,000 for embellishment

  Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was fined $2,000 by the NHL on Friday for diving. The NHL announced the fine on Friday. Wilson received a minor penalty for embellishment during a game against Minnesota on March 19. He received a warning from the NHL's hockey operations department following an incident March 1 in a game against Toronto. The second citation triggered the fine.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Unsatisfied Capitals Give Up Two Goal Lead but Come Away with Overtime Win

Eric Gelinas #22 of the New Jersey Devils controls the puck against Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals in the third period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals managed to squeeze out a 3-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils on a quiet night from Alexander Ovechkin and...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Capitals Preview

The Washington Capitals inched closer to a playoff spot in their last game, but that didn't stop Barry Trotz from condemning his team's performance. Many more like them could hinder Washington's road to the postseason with a difficult final stretch ahead, beginning Saturday when it hosts the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators. The Capitals (40-24-10) own the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL fines Capitals' Tom Wilson $2,000 for embellishment

NEW YORK (AP) Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was fined $2,000 by the NHL on Friday for embellishment. The NHL announced the fine on Friday. Wilson received a minor penalty for embellishment during a game against Minnesota on March 19. He received a warning from the NHL's hockey operations department following an incident March 1 in a game against Toronto. The second citation...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Team Record Watch

Alex Ovechkin has broken several Caps records lately - almost all of which were previously owned by Peter Bondra - but there are a couple major ones he has yet to get.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps win in OT over Devils, pick up two important points

The Washington Capitals have the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators breathing down their necks for the 7th or 8th playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.  They needed a big two standing points and got it with a Matt Niskanan overtime tally that lifted the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 in over the New Jersey Devils. Whether the two points came in regulation or over time, it really...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals coach laments 'poor' play in overtime win over Devils

  Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory. ''I didn't think we had a real hard work ethic, weren't diligent on our responsibilities, and that was probably one of our sloppier games,'' Trotz said. He wasn...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Niskanen's OT goal lifts Capitals past Devils 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Defenseman Niskanen's fourth goal of the season came 73 seconds into the extra period, off an assist from Alzner. Washington...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils-Capitals Preview

The Washington Capitals have been one of the NHL's best on the power play, but have had a difficult time offensively of late in even-strength situations. Washington seeks a more well-rounded performance Thursday night when it hosts the New Jersey Devils. The Capitals (39-24-10) own a three-point advantage over surging Ottawa for the Eastern Conference's top wild-card spot and are...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Check Out This Alex Ovechkin Painting

A fan paints a portrait of Alex Ovechkin, sends it in for him to autograph.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Alex Ovechkin’s Girlfriend Nastya Shubskaya

This embed is invalid" /> The big moment every hockey gossiper has been waiting for has finally arrived. Yes, it looks like Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has rebounded from tennis player Maria Kirilenko with another hot Russian in Nastya Shubskaya. Ovi posted the Instagram photo above Sunday with the following (translated) caption: My girl, thank you...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington’s Success Contingent on the Play of Backstrom

Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals controls the puck against Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Swedish meatballs are often served as an appetizer or main dish. They are small in size and versatile for any situation, just like the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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