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Islanders-Capitals Preview

It's easy for Alex Ovechkin to believe the Washington Capitals will fare better in the finale of their home-and-home set with the surging New York Islanders than they did in the opener. Actually getting it done Friday remains a serious challenge for the Capitals, who will try to keep the visiting Islanders from their first six-game winning streak in seven seasons. John Tavares scored...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Alex Ovechkin game-time decision against Islanders

The Washington Capitals could be without star forward tonight. Alex Ovechkin suffered from an upper-body tweak Tuesday morning before practice started and missed the practice. #459432342 / gettyimages.com With the uncertainty if Ovechkin will play on Wednesday night. There is hope for the fans. He flew with the team to New York. This morning the Captain participated in a full...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Mike Green considered day-to-day after suffering upper-body injury

The Washington Capitals must wait another day to learn the status of defenseman Mike Green, whose upper-body injury sidelined him from practice and, depending on its severity, could bring the first shakeup to the team’s blue line since the season opener. #477007877 / gettyimages.com Following practice Tuesday, the Capitals will depart for New York to face the Islanders, the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Washington Capitals

From Hometown Hockey: Following every Sabres game, we’ll be taking a little look at the previous night’s action with a little segment called “good, bad and ugly”. Expect a loooooooot of ugly. Friday’s game against the Rangers was snowed out, so we’ll take a look at the 2-1 win over the Capitals on Saturday night. […] The post Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Washington...
Via Two Pad Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss? So What. It Was Kids Day at Verizon Center

The Washington Capitals hosted Kids Day at the Verzion Center Saturday evening as the Caps took on the Buffalo Sabres.
Via Capitals Outsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Hockey Media

(Caps Outsider) University of Maryland graduates and Capitals Outsider contributors Ben Barr and Cate Kinlein recently completed a research project focusing on the similarities and difference of U.S. and Canadian hockey media. This includes a look at The Washington Post’s coverage of the Washington Capitals. Check out their work at the Shirley Povich Center for Sports […]
Via Capitals Outsider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin scores brilliant goal off own rebond (Video)

Alex Ocecchkin and the Washington Capitals were in action against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver on Thursday night.  The Capitals won the game 3-2 and the best moment of the game came when Ovechkin showed why he was one of the best hockey players in the world with a brilliant goal with six minutes of the third period to play. Ovechkin received the puck from defenseman Bradley...
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Trotz Instill a Consistent Work Ethic in Caps?

The Caps country club culture issues started the day Coach Bruce Boudreau arrived in Washington on November 22, 2007. That day, he expressed his awe at calling his star player, Alex Ovechkin, off the bench and that is the day he lost control of the locker room. Can Coach Barry Trotz instill a consistent work […] The post Can Trotz Instill a Consistent Work Ethic in Caps? appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin scores late, lifts Caps to 3-2 win

Alexander Ovechkin scored at the 14:04 mark of the third period to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.  It was Ovechkin’s ninth goal of the season and one of the prettiest goals of his career.  Rather than explain it in details, simply watch it. After losing two straight at the Verizon Center, The Caps have won two straight in a two game Western...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Gifs: CBJ @ WSH (11/11/14)

Gifs from the loss against Washington in which Ovechkin was Ovechkin and Johansson was Johansson. Full album here. First Period 0-1 WSH: WSH: Marcus Johansson (7) ASST: Troy Brouwer (5), Andre Burakovsky (8) 0-2 WSH: WSH: PPG – Alex Ovechkin (7) ASST: Mike Green (8), Nicklas Backstrom (11) 1-2 WSH: CBJ: Cam Atkinson (6) ASST: Boone Jenner (3) 1-3 WSH: WSH: Alex Ovechkin (8...
Via BS Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich is unsure when he will return

Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals is taking his time coming back to the lineup after a shoulder injury. #164740923 / gettyimages.com The Capitals center sustained his injury (right shoulder) late on October 18th during a shootout win over the Florida Panthers, when he collided with right-winger Shawn Thornton in front of Washington's bench. According to Pro Hockey Talk...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals get winner in OT from Fehr, beat Coyotes

  Eric Fehr put in a rebound at 3:16 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Fehr got his stick on a deflected shot from teammates Brooks Orpik and slid the puck past Arizona goalie Mike Smith as the Capitals (8-7-3) ended a two-game skid. The Coyotes (8-9-2) lost a third straight game at home and in gut-wrenching fashion...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Peters' whiff leads to easy goal for David Backes (Video)

Washington Capitals goaltender Justin Peters whiffed on an attempt to clear the puck from behind his own net, leaving it open for St. Louis Blues forward David Backes to score an easy goal to open the third period of Saturday night's game at the Scottrade Center.Peters made contact with the puck, but ended up hitting it right to Backes in front of the goal. Peters tried in vain...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby’s gaffe leads to Caps loss

It was a good physical battle between the Washington Capitals and the New Jersey Devils. The two teams were scoreless for the game’s first 50 minutes. But a mental gaffe by Capitals goalie Braden Holtby changed that, leading to the Capitals’ three-game winning streak being snapped.   What in the heck? Holtby passes the puck straight to Cammalleri, who deposits it into the...
Via KCM Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Trotz Finally “Fixed” The Capitals?

There is a whole new level of competition with the boys in Red. The Washington Capitals look like they may have finally figured out how to fix their problems. When I say problems, I am referring to their defensive struggles. Let’s face it, they have been a horrible defensive team. Has that been the only […]
Via The Hockey Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braden Holtby teaches his son how to skate

Yesterday after practice, Capitals’ goalie Braden Holtby took his son, Ben, out on the ice for a skating lesson. Ben Holtby carried a goalie stick and wore a Jake and the Never Land Pirates bicycle helmet on the ice. It looks like there might be another goalie in the Holtby family in the near future. Ben Holtby ready for his first lesson out on the ice with Dad. #Caps #CapsDads...
Via DC Sports-Kings
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Johansson lead Washington Capitals to third straight win

Alexander Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson each scored twice to lead the Washington capitals to a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.  After being marred in a five game losing streak, the Caps have suddenly won three straight. Johansson scored the first of the night just 1:36 into the game, grabbing a puck right in front of Jackets’ net minder Curtis McElhinney and burying it...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom could lose silver medal…again

            Poor Nicklas Backstrom just can’t seem to catch a break with the Olympic Committee. Back during the Olympics in February, Backstrom tested positive for a banned substance, pseudoephedrine, found in an allergy medication he was taking. He had been taking it for several years while playing in the World Championships and two previous Olympics...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom strikes in OT, Lifts Caps to a four point weekend

The Washington Capitals wrapped up a four point weekend, fueled by an overtime tally by Nicklas Backstrom to lift the Caps to a 4-3 win over Carolina tonight. Backstrom’s overtime goal lifted Washington to an important weekend, helping the team’s recovery from a previous five game losing skid. Unlike last night, Washington started tonight’s game off with a 2-0 lead.  Troy...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals snap five-game losing streak with three-goal flurry

The Washington Capitals snapped a five-game losing streak, rallying past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. The Capitals erased a two-goal deficit with three goals in the second period, including two goals in the last 47 seconds of the period. INFOGRAPHIC:#CapsHawks Final: pic.twitter.com/Nh6NjcOqz3 — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) November 8, 2014 The scoring flurry started with...
Via KCM Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Steals A Win At The UC

The visiting Washington Capitals, who has lost their previous five games, got all the offense they needed in the final five minutes of the second period and escaped the United Center with a 3-2 victory.   The Hawks dropped their … Continue reading → The post Washington Steals A Win At The UC appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals end Week 0-3

Merely 24 hours after a 4-3 loss in Tampa Bay, the Washington Capitals were brought to their knees in a 6-5 loss to the Arizona Coyotes Sunday night. The loss slipped right through Washington’s fingers, as a 3-1 lead dissolved before the team’s eyes. Washington came out strong in their Nov. 2 contest against Arizona. Led by Tom Wilson, fresh off an ankle injury, Nicklaus Backstrom...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals' Chimera suffers nasty broken nose

Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera suffered a nasty broken nose during Wednesday’s game against the Red Wings after attempting to lay a hit on Detroit’s Brendan Smith in the first period. As you can see in the GIF above (courtesy of @myregularface) Chimera’s face smashed off of Smith’s helmet, rearranging his nose in gruesome fashion. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Mike Green make or break season will start with him sidelined

After being relatively healthy last season Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not play in Thursday’s season opener vs. the Montreal Canadiens with an upper body injury. Mike Green confirms he's out tonight. "More so Barry just being smart about it," he said. — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) October 9, 2014 Nate Schmidt will start in Green’s place on...
Via KCM Sports
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

An introduction to The Color of Hockey

William Douglas doesn’t dwell on negatives. Perhaps he picked up the trait covering Congress, his current occupation with McClatchy Newspapers – and it’s certainly an occupation. Maybe it stems from teenage years spent in rinks across the Mid-Atlantic, where he was one of two black players in a league that stretched from Maryland to New […] The post The NHL In 2014: An Introduction...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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