Photo: WPLG Local 10 The Florida Panthers placed former Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly on waivers on Sunday. The 28-year-old has been a healthy scratch four times in the Panthers’ first 20 games this season and has scored just one goal, three points, and a +4 rating in 16 games.
Photo: Andy Marlin/Getty Images The Washington Capitals defeated the New Jersey Devils by a score of 5-2 at Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon and are 5-1-1 since their four-game regulation losing streak.
The Washington Capitals opened the scoring early in Saturday’s matinee clash with the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Forward Garnet Hathaway gave the visiting team a 1-0 lead and 91 seconds later, defenseman Brenden Dillon extended that lead to 2-0.
The Washington Capitals announced prior to their game at the New Jersey Devils on Saturday afternoon (1 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NHL Network nationally) that center Evgeny Kuznetsov will not play due to an upper-body injury.
The Washington Capitals announced on Saturday morning that they have re-assigned goaltender Ilya Samsonov from the Hershey Bears to the Capitals taxi squad and re-assigned goaltender Pheonix Copley from the Capitals taxi squad to the Hershey Bears.
Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen has certainly seen his share of ups and downs since joining the Capitals back in February of 2019. The often-maligned bottom blue liner has made his share of mistakes on the back end, and taken his share of heat because of it.
Photo: Julio Cortez/AP The Washington Capitals begin a five-game road trip, starting with the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center in a back-to-back matinee clash on Saturday (1 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NHL Network nationally) and Sunday (3 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington).
After two consecutive first-round exits for the Washington Capitals, personnel changes were to be expected. The team now has their third head coach in four seasons, a starting goaltender not wearing the number 70 for the first time in nearly a decade, and four new skaters with six combined Stanley Cups.
Vitek Vanecek will make his 13th consecutive start in net for the Washington Capitals when the team faces off against the New York Rangers Saturday. Craig Anderson not Ilya Samsonov will be backing up Vanecek for Saturday’s matinee.
A few weeks ago, the Washington Capitals announced their initiatives surrounding Black History Month that focus on diversity and inclusion in hockey, racial equality, and the recognition of achievements by Black individuals.