Capitals vs Penguins – Special Teams Scouting Reports

Photo: NHL Both power play units were among the league’s best this season. In fact, the Penguins and Capitals were tied for second in the league in power play success rates for the 2016-2017 regular season. The regular season series was a good indicator of the overall impact of the special teams. In games the Capitals won, they went 4 for 11 on the power play. They were 1 for...
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25 minutes ago

Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner says this is the biggest series he's played

Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner says the upcoming series against the Pittsburgh Penhuins is the biggest series that he's ever played in.
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3 hours ago

For Alex Ovechkin’s agent, the Capitals have been a lifelong passion

The sight of Alex Ovechkin face-down on Verizon Center’s ice last week prompted a brief spasm of dread inside anyone who cares about the Washington Capitals, and David Abrutyn was no different. The man has a framed certificate in his office, demonstrating that he attended the team’s first-ever home game at age 4. He spent […]
Via DC Sports Blog
18 hours ago

Karl Alzner on the mend, status for second round remains unclear

Karl Alzner on Tuesday handled his heaviest practice workload since getting hurt, but it remains unclear when the Caps defenseman will return to the lineup. Alzner
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
19 hours ago

Capitals Daily Report: Redemption Tour Underway

One year ago, the Capitals season ended in heartbreaking fashion at the hands of their biggest nemesis: the Pittsburgh Penguins. Over the last year there was pain, heartbreak and a whole lot of “what ifs” around DC. After Pittsburgh took care of the Blue Jackets pretty easily, the Capitals showed heart and resilience by defeating the Maple Leafs in three straight games. And here...
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20 hours ago

Rapid fire questions for Washington Capitals' Nate Schmidt

At the Capitals practice, Nate Schmidt answers a handful of rapid fire questions to help you better connect with the Caps defensemen.
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22 hours ago

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins

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1 day ago

Capitals Really the Underdogs?

Though it took a bit longer than many fans expected, the Washington Capitals are headed to the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Though advancing to the next round of the playoffs can be exciting, it always gets difficult at this point for Washington. The Capitals have not made it past the second round since 1998 when they paid a visit to the Stanley Cup Finals against...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Capitals-Penguins Game 1 preview: Washington has put a ton of thought and preparation into this particular rematch

Are you ready for the rematch the Capitals have basically spent all year working toward? Just remember: To be the best, you have to beat the best. Washington has its chance — the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins are coming back to Verizon Center. Here’s everything you need to know for Thursday’s Game 1. […]
Via DC Sports Blog
1 day ago

Capitals Practice Schedule – 4/24 Thru 5/5

Below are the scheduled times and locations for the Washington Capitals upcoming practices and morning skates. Please be advised that practice times are subject to change. Please check “Caps Today” for the latest schedule before heading to Kettler Capitals Iceplex. You can also follow @CapitalsPR on Twitter for all of the latest changes to the Capitals practice schedule.  Monday...
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1 day ago

Slow your roll, Mr. Game 7: Caps’ Justin Williams receives speeding ticket

Capitals forward Justin Williams had the primary assist on Marcus Johansson’s series-clinching, overtime goal in Game 6 on Sunday in Toronto, which meant Williams, who is nicknamed Mr. Game 7, could save his Game 7 magic for a future round. Williams tallied points in all but one game in the hotly contested first-round series, including a pair […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 days ago

Capping It Off: Leafs Fall to Washington

Marcus Johansson came through to help the Washington Capitals get another big overtime win in a series that had five go games go beyond regulation, lifting the Caps to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Sunday night.
Via Sports On Earth
2 days ago

The Washington Capitals are moving on to the second round

Following tonight’s 2-1 overtime victory, the Washington Capitals look to move on to the second round. The Caps were able to eliminate a young, skilled Toronto Maple Leafs team in game six of their opening round series. The Caps were pushed to an overtime win with the game-winning goal being scored by Marcus Johansson, his second of the game. The Caps were supposed to breeze through...
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Marcus Johansson buries game-winner in OT to lift Capitals to series win over Maple Leafs

  Marcus Johansson is the hero of the night, as the Capitals forward buried the game-winning goal in overtime to give Washington the 2-1 win in Game 6 and the series win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The series ends with five of the six series going into overtime and every game being decided by one goal. Evgeny Kuznetsov won the face-off on the left circle. Justin Williams fired...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago

Poll: Who was the Biggest Hero of Round 1 for the Caps?

Tom Wilson, Justin Williams, T.J. Oshie, Marcus Johansson, and Braden Holtby all made clutch plays against Toronto.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New NHL record set as 18 first round games require overtime

The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already been a wild ride and things are just getting started. If you haven’t been closely following all of the action, you may only know that some of the biggest teams have already been eliminated (Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild) and that a couple series ended in a hurry as there were two sweeps and two series which only needed five games...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Again Named Finalist for Vezina Trophy

Congratulations to Caps goaltender Braden Holtby for once again being named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock has bold quote after Game 5 defeat

The Toronto Maple Leafs are facing elimination in their NHL Playoff first-round series against the Washington Capitals, but coach Mike Babcock is convinced his squad isn’t done just yet.The Maple Leafs lost to the Washington Capitals 2-1 in overtime at the Verizon Center Friday, which sends them back to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for a do-or-die Game 6 on Sunday. Babcock made...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Shattenkirk says the Capitals are getting too horny against the Maple Leafs

What is it about hockey that makes it so loaded with sexual innuendo? If you haven’t checked out the #HockeyPorn hashtag on Twitter (it’s safe for work unless you’re offended by lots of plays on words), you’ll see it’s loaded with references from broadcasters, coaches and even players which transform hockey commentary into something a bit dirtier.Kevin Shattenkirk’s recent...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Braden Holtby successfully poke checks Leafs’ Mitch Marner at blue line on breakaway

Facing talented Maple Leafs rookie Mitch Marner on a breakaway, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby attempted one of the riskiest plays in hockey: a sprawling poke check at the blue line. Toronto caught the Capitals on their feet when Marner and Brian Boyle exited the penalty box after a 5-on-3 power play. A quick, smart outlet pass from defenseman Nikita Zaitsev sprung...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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