CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Capitals will be shorthanded again in Nashville on Saturday

The three Capitals who sat out Fridays 2-1 win over the Oilers will also miss Saturdays game against the Predators, Coach Barry Trotz said. Defensemen Matt
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
18 hours ago

Riley Barber breaks down his performance in NHL debut

2012 Capitals draft pick Riley Barber was nervous on Friday night prior to his NHL debut. The rookie spoke with Jill Sorensen about his first NHL game.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
18 hours ago

Capitals Better Halves Gift Basket Auction

See what was contained in gift baskets created by Capitals player's wives and girlfriends.
Via Capitals Outsider
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Williams beats Talbot to give the Caps a 2-1 lead over the Oilers

With a third period goal, Justin Williams put the Capitals back in the lead over Edmonton, 2-1.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
20 hours ago

Niskanen, Orpik, Oshie miss Capitals' game vs. Oilers

WASHINGTON (AP) Forward T.J. Oshie and defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik missed the Washington Capitals' game against the Edmonton Oilers Friday night because of injuries. Coach Barry Trotz had called Niskanen and Orpik questionable with lower-body injuries. Trotz also alluded to a forward being banged up, with that being Oshie missing his 10th game of the season for an...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby on his ‘You Can Play’ mask and support of LGBTQ rights

At Thursday’s practice, Capitals goalie Braden Holtby debuted the equality-themed mask that he will wear during Friday’s game against the Oilers, as part of the Capitals’ celebration of Hockey is for Everyone Night. Holtby, a longtime champion of LGBTQ rights who led the Capitals in last year’s Pride Parade, is the Capitals’ designated You Can […]
Via DC Sports Blog
1 day ago

How Nicklas Backstrom’s Numbers Stack Up In MVP Race

What makes an MVP? No two people may have the same exact definition of what qualifies a player to be the ‘most valuable’ in the league, but most can agree that being the best player on the top team usually puts you in the position to win it.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holtby, Schmidt and Matt Niskanen Go on Segway Tour

#CapsCasinoNight winners went on a Segway tour of D.C. with Capitals’ Nate Schmidt, Braden Holtby and Matt Niskanen. The Caps have done this several times before. Alex Ovechkin had a great photo taken of himself back in 2013. And who can forget Ovechkin back in 2007?   #CapsCasinoNight winners paint the town Red on Segways with […]
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Schmidt Earning Minutes

Cracking the opening night roster in the NHL isn’t an overnight process. However, for Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt, his NHL career began rather quickly. Undrafted, Schmidt played college hockey at the University of Minnesota. In 96 NCAA games, Schmidt racked up 12 goals and 74 points and was a plus-40. He was scouted as an excellent puck-moving defender who can...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Watch: Nicklas Backstrom threads puck through defenseman’s legs to go top shelf

Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is known as a magician on the ice, in large due to his excellent passing skills. But Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, Backstrom fired a shot that showed off his magical skills when shooting the puck. Backstrom controlled the loose puck in the offensive zone off the giveaway by the Flyers. Only thing standing in his way of a lane to Flyers’...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago

Kuznetsov's 2 goals lead Capitals to 4-1 win over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the NHL-leading Capitals, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Brayden Schenn had the lone goal for the struggling Flyers, who are 2-5 in their last seven games. Michal...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury to Burakovsky allows Capitals to evaluate depth

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) If there was ever a good time for the Washington Capitals to go through an injury, it's now. That's not a knock on Andre Burakovsky, who was a point-a-game player the last 14 games before a hand injury sidelined him until mid-to-late March. But without the 22-year-old forward, the Capitals get a chance to see what they have in youngsters like Zach Sanford,...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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