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How the Capitals drafted: Andre Burakovsky a nice find in 2013

The Capitals were hoping Andre Burakovsky would develop into an NHL goal scorer. Three years later, he could be on the brink of a breakout season.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Braden Holtby wins Vezina Trophy

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.Holtby was rewarded for a remarkable season in which he tied Martin Brodeur's league record with 48 victories for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Caps. His goals-against average was fifth in the league at 2.20, and he finished eighth in save...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Trotz wins Jack Adams Award

Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Trotz earned the award for the first time by leading the Caps to an NHL-best 120 points this season, setting a franchise record with 56 victories. Washington allowed the second-fewest goals in the NHL, adding stellar defense to its traditional...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Coach Barry Trotz Looks Forward to Penguins Raising Banner

WASHINGTON — The Capitals may have to watch the team which eliminated them from the playoffs, longtime rival Pittsburgh, hoist its Stanley Cup championship banner before their season opener, but coach Barry Trotz looks to use it as motivation. “Perfect. Let’s get it going,” Trotz told CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Alan May. “You’re going to go against the champs. They’re a team...
Via CBS DC
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps' TJ Oshie and wife Lauren welcome second child to family.

BY JEREMY FIALKOW (@JeremyFialkow)The home of Capitals right wing TJ Oshie just got a little bit tighter.Tuesday night, the 29-year-old international hockey hero Oshie
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Prospects to Compete in Rookie Tournament

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will compete in a four-team rookie tournament to be held at Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Fla., from Sept. 17-20, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The rookie to...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Capitals Trade Marcus Johansson?

The Caps either need to commit to Marcus Johansson for multiple seasons, or prepare for a future without him.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals and MSE Foundation To Sell #RockTheRainbow T-shirts To Benefit You Can Play Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2016 Washington Capitals and MSE Foundation To Sell #RockTheRainbow T-shirts To Benefit You Can Play Project ARLINGTON, Va. – #RockTheRainbow T-shi...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals' 2016-17 schedule is revealed

Washington will opens the season at the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Via Capitals Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl Alzner again showed his importance to Capitals, but the ending was painful

Alzner scored four goals and 17 assists while averaging a career-high 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Via Capitals Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine believes it will take him five years to be like Ovechkin

You can’t say prospect Patrik Laine doesn’t have confidence. The likely second overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft was talking with TSN’s Gino Reda and he told the hockey insider that it will take him five years to be like Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin. The 18-year-old compared his game to the Great 8 and said fellow prospect Auston Matthews compares to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ovechkin looked good in Russian charity basketball game

Alexander Ovechkin is amazing out on the ice, but it turns out that he’s a pretty solid athlete on the hardwood too. Ovechkin recently competed in a charity basketball game in Russia which was supporting a charity for children with cerebral palsy. Check out his highlights: Not too bad. Basketball does run in Ovie’s family as his mother, Tatyana, is a two-time gold medal winner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Over half of Finland watched the World Championship gold medal game

When you are a hockey obsessed country it is tough to really shock anyone with anything. Some people will argue that player selection on the national team is a pretty big deal, while others will say attendance figures warrant some discussion. How about record breaking television numbers? That would seem like a pretty newsworthy accomplishment. In the case of Finland, their television...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't blame Alex Ovechkin for another Capitals early exit

If Washington Capitals fans are feeling a bit of deja vu again after another heartbreaking playoff exit, no one would blame them. This was supposed to be the year that those playoff demons would be exercised. The Caps had a goaltender who tied the NHL record for wins in a regular season, they had balanced scoring up and down their lineup, and the brunt of the pressure wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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