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Brooks Orpik won't play against Wild; Mike Richards questionable

Richards didn't practice on Wednesday, but he was on the ice for Thursday's optional skate.
Via Capitals Insider
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Put past playoff heartbreak aside. It's okay to believe in these Capitals.

Listening to those close to the squad, this year's group might be different -- and poised for big things.
Via Capitals Insider
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals ready to welcome back a leader as Brooks Orpik nears return

Veteran defenseman has been out since early November with what the team has called a ‘lower-body injury.’
Via Capitals Insider
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby, Capitals Riding Wave toward Record-Breaking Success

WASHINGTON — The Capitals are on track to set a franchise record in points this season, currently outpacing the 2009-10 squad which finished with 121 points and Presidents’ Trophy honors, and while Braden Holtby is only one reason, he is a critical reason why. With 30 games to play, the Capitals find themselves atop the NHL standings with 80 points, a whole 4 points ahead of...
Via CBS DC
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holtby discusses when nature calls

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby talks to Sports Illustrated about the challenges of dealing with when natures calls during the middle of a game.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Burakovsky has Caps' second line humming

Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky is celebrating his 21st birthday with a seven-game scoring streak.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Not Looking Beyond Tomorrow in Grueling Remaining Schedule

WASHINGTON — With a 15-point lead over the second place New York Rangers, the Washington Capitals are set to embark on the toughest stretch of their schedule, a 31-game blitzkrieg to be played out over the next 62 days. That is, to be sure, one game every two days until the conclusion of the regular season. Despite that grueling pace, top-line winger T.J. Oshie says the Caps aren’t...
Via CBS DC
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL-leading Capitals aim to end troubling power-play drought

WASHINGTON (AP) The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do however have one glaring problem - power-play goals - and it is something coach Barry Trotz hopes to fix sooner rather than later. Washington is 0 for their last 17 and haven't scored a power-play goal since Jan. 19 after consistently...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Give Fans a Fresh New Mobile Game

The Washington Capitals announced that they have partnered with Subway, where you can win prizes by “scratching” off Caps logos on your phone. If you match 3 like prizes you earn a prize. Prizes range from watching a game in a suite, or having a viewing party at a Caps practice, to just getting free […]
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Re-assign Carey and Carrick to Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Care...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Partner with Subway to Launch Instant Win Game

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals announced today a new partnership with Subway restaurants that includes the launch of the Washington Capitals Instant Win Mobile Scratch Off Game. Capitals fans in the Washington, D.C., area will have th...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With 30th goal, Ovechkin joins elite company in Caps win

WASHINGTON -- Matt Niskanen scored a goal that wowed the Washington Capitals bench, and Alex Ovechkin scored an atypical goal that put him in elite company in hockey history.Behind a highlight-reel goal from Niskanen and Ovechkin's 30th of the season, the Capitals came back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup. Ovechkin joined Wayne...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oshie, Ovechkin convert in shootout; Capitals top Devils 3-2

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout, and the Washington Capitals tied the game late and beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday. Paul Carey, who was called up from the minors Friday, had tied the score in the third period with his first NHL goal. Andre Burakovsky scored in his fifth straight game for Washington and Braden Holtby made 22 saves...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Give Blood, Get a T.J. Oshie Bobblehead!

TJ Oshie has already received a couple of bobbleheads of himself dawning a Caps jersey, and it looks as though he'll have another to add to his mantel.
Via Capitals Outsider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Recall Carey and Carrick from Hershey; Re-assign Ness and Sill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and re-assigned forward Zach Sill and defenseman Aaron Ness to Hershey, senior vice ...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin Nets Game-Winner in Return

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby began feeling like he was playing the first game after a summer off, and Alex Ovechkin needed a few shifts to get back into a rhythm. Once they got going, the Capitals were back to normal. Ovechkin scored the winning goal in his return from a one-game suspension and Holtby made several key saves on a late penalty kill as the NHL-best Capitals beat the...
Via CBS DC
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals take private tour of The White House

Members of the Washington Capitals turned an off day into a memorable one on Wednesday by taking a private tour of The White House.The team with the NHL's best record ventured to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to take a closer look at the "home" of President Barack Obama. Who knows? Should the Capitals (35-9-4) continue their winning ways, perhaps another trip to the White House will be...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Burakovsky high-fives a dolphin in the Bahamas

Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky made a new friend during the NHL All-Star break.While teammates Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom competed in the All-Star Game on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn., Burakovsky joined mates Tom Wilson and Michael Latta in a lovely little trip to the Bahamas.Burakovsky celebrated his new friendship by extending his hand to...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin to Miss NHL All Star Game With Lower-Body Injury

Alex Ovechkin will miss the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Sunday at 5 pm, because of a lower-body injury. “This was a hard decision but we talk about it, coaching staff, trainers, and we tried to battle through it. But it’s stayed the same,” Ovechkin said. “I have to get ready for the rest of the year, get healthy, and I think we have a good chance to have success...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Will this be the year the Capitals finally break through in the playoffs?

The Washington Capitals are the best team in the NHL. In a jumbled Eastern Conference, that much is clear. The Caps have scored the second-most goals in the league and allowed the fewest. Their plus-55 goal differential is far and away the best in the league. Alex Ovechkin is still the most dangerous scorer around. Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie were excellent offseason additions...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

TV station catches Alex Ovechkin pumping gas

The Ducks/Capitals game was postponed on Friday night because of Winter Storm Jonas. So instead of covering hockey, local stations instead covered the storm and the people preparing for it. One local D.C. station managed to cover both at the same time completely by accident. WUSA’s roving cameras caught Alex Ovechkin … now with more free time … pumping gas. random gas...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin and the tough road to 500

While the romance of numbers left us a long time ago in other sports for various reasons, the 500 goal mark in hockey is still special. Perhaps more special now than it has ever been. Alex Ovechkin reached the magic mark in Washington against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, and he became the fifth fastest in NHL history to do so, reaching it in his 801st game. Considering...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals go viral in 'A Christmas Story' parody

It's a pretty magical time of year in hockey land, when NHL teams get into the spirit of the season by putting together fantastic holiday video parodies.Holiday parodies are always an internet hit, so it was no surprise that social media lit up when the Washington Capitals unleashed their version of "A Christmas Story."Really, any reference to the 1983 cult classic is going to get...
Via Yardbarker
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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