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Caps Can’t Clinch, Fall 3-1 to the Islanders

The Washington Capitals played their last game ever at the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday afternoon with the hopes that it would also be the Islanders last game in their home arena as well. When the final whistle blew, the Islanders extended the series as they beat the Capitals, 3-1.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin jokes about taking a chair from Nassau Coliseum

The Washington Capitals have an opportunity to close out their series against the New York Islanders on Saturday afternoon inside the Nassau Coliseum. Should the Capitals win Game 6, the doors will officially close on the arena and the Isles will officially call Brooklyn home. Alex Ovechkin was asked about the opportunity to close out the Coliseum with a victory and he had a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The new “Young Guns” in Washington

View image | gettyimages.com When people have thought about the Washington Capitals over the last ten or so years, they thought of one person, Alexander Ovechkin. In 2008, the Washington Capitals set out to stretch that list to four while marketing the “Young Guns”, a group of young offensively talented players that would lead the […] The post The new “Young Guns” in Washington...
Via Along the Boards
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Retrospective of Nassau Coliseum, by a Caps Fan

On Saturday, the Washington Capitals will play their Game 6 match-up against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum. It will be the last time the Caps will ever play a game at that arena. It also marks the last time I will ever watch a  hockey game there. This organization was gracious enough to credential […]
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Latta Kisses Teammate Karl Alzner on Helmet Following Alzner’s Go-Ahead Goal

It is hard to match the wide range of emotions during the NHL playoffs, as exemplified by Capitals forward Michael Latta. Karl Alzner scored the go-ahead goal in the second period of the Capitals 5-1 win over the New York Islanders in Game 5, and that emotion just took over Latta. After Alzner went through the routine glove slaps with teammates, Latta took his joy to another level...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps rout the Islanders, Take 3-2 series lead

The Washington Capitals routed the New York Islanders in Game 5 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoff series, 5-1.  Washington blasted New York with three third period goals to easily secure the big home win to take a 3-2 series lead back to New York on Saturday. Evgeny Kuzentsov came to life in game 5, tallying 2 goals, an assist, 7 shots on net, 2 hits, and finishing a...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik

We recently talked about Islanders fans and how they prematurely stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum. This time the story isn’t quite as quirky as one fan tossed a beer at Brooks Orpik following Washington’s Game 4 victory. Don’t. Throw. Things. On. The. Ice. The post Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Leading the Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin of Russia, right, reacts, after Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) of Sweden scored in overtime of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to give the Capitals a 2-1 overtime victory over the New York Islanders to even their series at 2-2...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom’s loving quote about Braden Holtby

There’s a lot of love for Braden Holtby in the Washington Capitals dressing room. Nicklas Backstrom commented on Holbty following the goaltender’s huge 36-save OT win over the Islanders on Tuesday and it’s clear Backstrom holds Holtby in high regard. So much so that it led to a comical statement that Backstrom quickly corrected. Nicklas Backstrom on Braden Holtby: "It’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fans continue bad behavior as Brooks Orpik gets hit with cup (video)

The Washington Capitals got a huge road victory Tuesday night, beating the New York Islanders in overtime 2-1 courtesy of an overtime winner from Nicklas Backstrom. As Capitals players slapped each other on the back and celebrated on the ice, what appears to be a beer cup comes flying onto the ice, hitting defenseman Brooks...Read More The post Islanders fans continue bad behavior...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Douchejuice Islander fan nails Capital Brooks Orpik with beer

Hey assholes? What are you doing? An Islanders fan nailed Washington Cap Brooks Orpik last night after Nicklas Backstrom tied up the Capitals-Islanders series at 2-2. GIF: Orpik gets a beer thrown at his head pic.twitter.com/XJPepEIlU5— Stephanie Vail (@myregularface) April 22, 2015Video:Complete and utter classless ********.[Kevin Draper]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories...
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Isles fan throws beer at Brooks Orbik after Caps OT win (Video)

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orbik was the apparent target of a cup filled with beer that was thrown on the ice following Tuesday night's 3-2 OT win over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.Orbik was congratulating his teammates in the moments after the winning goal was scored when the cup came through, presumably thrown by a disgruntled Islanders fan. Orbik wasn...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan throws beer at Capitals players, hits Brooks Orpik in face (VIDEO)

The Washington Capitals emerged victorious and evened the series with the New York Islanders at two games apiece with a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winner, and Islanders fans weren’t happy about it. After the game, when postgame handshakes were taking place, one particular fan threw a beer at the Capitals players. It hit...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Slow Offensive Start Hurting Them

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, skates with the puck as New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) and goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals are struggling on offense. You heard me right, the team with the...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

One change the Washington Capitals must make

After game one’s lackluster offensive performance, the Washington Capitals’ head coach, Barry Trotz, appeared to make a few changes offensively for game two. Throughout the series the Islanders have been playing one winger tight to the strong side point, while the rest of the Islanders players are free to collapse on the net if the […] The post One change the Washington Capitals...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Fehr to miss at least the next two games

Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr will be out at least the next two games due to an upper body injury sustained yesterday after a Kyle Okposo hit.  Okposo injured Fehr’s left shoulder just 4 minutes into the opening period in yesterdays 2-1 overtime loss.  The Caps trail the New York Islanders 2-1 in the first round Stanley Cup playoff series. Replacing Fehr in the lineup...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals center Fehr to miss at least 2 games with injury

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Washington Capitals center Eric Fehr will miss at least the next two playoff games against the New York Islanders because of an upper body injury. Coach Barry Trotz provided the update Monday, a day after Fehr was hurt in Washington's 2-1 overtime loss. Fehr didn't return after being checked heavily to the ice by Islanders forward Kyle Okposo about four minutes...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Performing Well, Just not Well Enough

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby defends the net during the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the New York Islanders, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) It’s no secret the Washington Capitals have rode the performance of Braden Holtby all season. He had one of the heaviest workloads of all NHL goaltenders...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Tavares Scores GW Goal in 15 Seconds of OT to Edge Capitals

Heartbreak is one word to sum up the mood for the Washington Capitals after losing Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round to the New York Islanders in 15 seconds. John Tavares won the opening faceoff in overtime. Johnny Boychuk was able to get a great shot off, but Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made a great save. It appeared Holtby was going to hold the puck for the whistle...
Via KCM Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Alex Ovechkin Scores First Goal of 2015 NHL Playoffs

It took him 96 minutes and nine seconds of game time in the series, but Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the 2015 NHL Playoffs. OVI! The #Gr8! @ovi8 gets another int he 2nd for the #Caps! #CapsIsles #RockTheRed #CapsPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/uVXcXF0QxG — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) April 18, 2015 Ovechkin put a rebound off Matt Niskanen’s slap shot past New York...
Via KCM Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps sign Riley Barber to entry deal

As the Washington Capitals prepare to try and even the playoff series against the New York Islanders tonight, on the prospect end, good news is here.  The Washington Capitals have signed 2012 draft pick Riley Barber to a three year entry level deal. The 2012 sixth round forward has become one of the top prospects in the Caps system.   Barber has played the last three seasons in...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals: Three Round One X-Factors

The Washington Capitals head into the playoffs in second place in the Metropolitan Division with 101 points. Behind them are the New York Islanders, boasting the same point total as their division rivals. However, it seems the Caps have the advantage over the New York Islanders coming into the playoffs, though as we’ve seen before during this […] The post Washington Capitals...
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals rookie Stanislav Galiev pranked during warmups (Video)

Stanislav Galiev was welcomed to the NHL Tuesday night by the Washington Capitals, who let him lead the team out of the tunnel for his first NHL game. At the same time, they pranking the rookie by staying back while leaving him to take the first 360 around the ice all by himself.Who says hockey players can't have a little fun?Video via NHL. This post appeared first on Holdout...
Via Holdout Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

Dustin Penner on Saturday learned the hard way that rape jokes are no laughing matter. Penner, a winger who spent nine seasons in the NHL but is currently a free agent, tweeted some questions about acquaintance rape in an apparent attempt to be funny. Here is what the two-time Stanley Cup champion wrote: Penner apparently...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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