CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Two things Alzner loves off the rink? Pirates and casinos

Karl Alzner spoke to the Sports Junkies Tuesday for the first time since before the bye and told the guys about the TV show he's binge-watching and how he spent his off week.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour ago

Vegas Golden Knights want to build a team similar to high-flying Washington Capitals of old

The Vegas Golden Knights are getting ready to assemble a roster.Golden Knights general manager George McPhee talked with Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He said he’d like to a build a team similar to the high-flying mid-2000’s Washington Capitals.“I’ve built high-flying teams in the past, offensive, entertaining teams and would like to do the same thing,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philipp Grubauer again states case as NHL's best backup

NEW YORKPhilipp Grubauer didnt get the W Sunday at Madison Square Garden, but his scintillating 28-save performance against the Rangers still managed to bolster the
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
23 hours ago

The Bear Among Capitals

Zach Sanford will remember it for a lifetime. He came across the ice, corralled the puck and wristed the puck into the net to give the Washington Capitals a one-goal edge, and coincidentally, Sanford’s first goal in the National Hockey League. He threw up his arms in jubilation as the puck crawled over the red line. Sanford was happy that he could finally get the first one at the...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Backstrom discusses the Caps' 2-1 loss

Nicklas Backstrom talks to the media after the Caps' 2-1 loss on Sunday afternoon.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Capitals Kick Back Into Action

The past week has been a fairly quiet one for the Washington Capitals, but with the first game of the road trip on the horizon, it’s time to get back in the full swing of things. With their most recent 6-4 win against the Anaheim Ducks, the Capitals are now on a six-game winning streak and remain perfect in February. The Caps hold a 39-11-6 record and have successfully preserved...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Sidney Crosby reaching 1,000 career points is one of the greatest accomplishments in NHL history

In this scoring-deprived era in the NHL, reaching 1,000 points is an impressive milestone. It signifies a player has been at least very productive for a long time. Many times, like with Henrik Sedin last month, it happens when a player is reaching the end of his career. Sometimes, like with Alex Ovechkin last month or Joe Thornton a few years back, a player has a good amount left...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Andre Burakovsky jumps in random car he mistaken for Uber

Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky was headed to Top Golf in Alexandria, Va. on Sunday night. So he ordered an Uber and hopped in the car. Unfortunately, it was not the Uber car he ordered. Instead it was the car of Emmanuel, who was not an Uber driver. Fortunately, Emmanuel is a Capitals fan and with no hesitation was willing to take Burakovsky to his destination. Only charge was...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago

Braden Holtby to wear equality-themed mask in support of ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ month

  The NHL is celebrating “Hockey is for Everyone” this month. Various players and teams around the league have used rainbow-themed tape around their hockey sticks. Last week, the Capitals hosted Women’s hockey player Fatima Al Ali from the United Arab Emirates as part of the celebration. Now, goalie Braden Holtby will continue the theme by wearing a custom hockey mask to show...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago

Capitals’ Andre Burakovsky mistakes a fan’s car for an Uber, gets a ride home anyway

Early Sunday morning, Manny Nicolas and his friend were stopped in front of a kebab spot on K Street NW in D.C. when three guys opened the door to Nicolas’s 2013 black Infiniti G36X. “Uber?” one of the guys asked. “I was like, ‘No,'” Nicolas, 32, told The Post on Monday. “Do you know who […]
Via DC Sports Blog
7 days ago

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, champion of LGBTQ rights, to wear ‘equality-themed’ face mask

Women’s hockey player Fatima Al Ali returned to the United Arab Emirates over the weekend after a memorable week in D.C., but the Capitals’ celebration of the NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone Month continues. The team on Monday announced several initiatives in support of the You Can Play Project, which is “dedicated to ensuring equality, respect […]
Via DC Sports Blog
7 days ago

Sanford scores winner for Capitals, then gets sent to AHL

WASHINGTON (AP) During the second intermission on Saturday night, Capitals rookie Zach Sanford told himself to ''shoot a little more.'' He'll have to remember that next time he's in Washington. Sanford scored the game-winning goal for the Capitals in a 6-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks, then was re-assigned to Hershey of the AHL. ''That was a pretty cool first one to get,'' said...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps F Burakovsky to miss at least month with injured hand

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky is expected to miss at least a month with an injured right hand. Capitals coach Barry Trotz said at practice on Friday that Burakovsy will not need surgery but will be out until mid- to late-March. The NHL playoffs begin on April 12. Burakovsky was hurt when he was hit by the puck while blocking a shot in the first...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Connolly rediscovers game, revitalizes career with Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Hockey is easy again for Brett Connolly. Once a blue chip prospect, it looked awfully difficult for Connolly during his first four NHL seasons. He couldn't produce like he did in junior ranks or the minors, was traded and hit bottom when the Boston Bruins decided not to extend a qualifying offer last summer. That move allowed him to become a free agent. The...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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