CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Braden Holtby, almost singlehandedly, gets the Caps a point on the road

TAMPA—The Capitals didn’t earn the two points they came here seeking, but they got one—and they’ve got goalie Braden Holtby to thank for it.Holtby was
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour ago

12.3.16 Highlights: Lightning 2, Capitals 1 (SO)

Highlights from the Capitals 2-1 loss to the Lightning in a shootout in Tampa Bay.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago

Backstrom: 'It's better than nothing but we wanted 2 points'

Nicklas Backstrom laments over the Caps' inability to pull out the win over the Lightning in Tampa.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago

Capitals, Lightning hope to reverse fortunes

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Lightning return home licking the wounds of a winless three-game road trip, faced with the task of facing a frustrated Washington Capitals squad on Saturday. Tampa Bay enters Saturday's meeting having lost four consecutive games and has allowed four or more goals in four consecutive games for the first time under head coach Jon Cooper. The Capitals are coming...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Justin Williams’ goal waved off as time expires before puck goes in net

The Capitals and New York Islanders skated through the first period scoreless. But the game almost had its first goal, as it appeared Capitals’ forward Justin Williams beat the horn to end the first period with a tapper that got past Islanders’ goalie Jaroslav Halak. Evengi Kuznetsov sniped the puck through the crease for the well-positioned Williams, who tapped the puck in...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago

Watch: Capitals prank rookie Jakub Vrana into skating alone during warmups

It's all you, kid. pic.twitter.com/JWU1GyCeG4 — NHL (@NHL) December 2, 2016 Capitals’ 2014 first round pick Jakub Vrana made his NHL debut on Thursday against the New York Islanders. Usually, the Capitals are led on the ice by its goalie, but on the verge of his NHL start Vrana was given the honor to lead Washington on the ice. So he thought. Unfortunately he was not aware...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago

Can Vrana Deliver for the Capitals?

Tonight has the potential to be well remembered in recent Capitals history. That’s because this date will be recognized as the start of Jakub Vrana’s NHL career. At 20-years old, the former first-round pick will be the youngest player on the team and the first Capitals selection from the 2014 Draft or later to play in the NHL. On top of those cool Vrana facts, it’s been since...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Vrana and Carey to Washington, Sanford to Hershey

The Caps have sent Zach Sanford to the Hershey Bears and have recalled Jakub Vrana and Paul Carey.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz: Alex Ovechkin doesn’t need a Stanley Cup to validate his greatness

Alex Ovechkin recorded his 16th career hat trick last week in a win over the Blues and is just 16 points shy of 1,000 for his career. The three-time Hart Trophy winner has led the NHL in goals six times, including each of the last four years, and his seven 50-goal seasons are more than […]
Via DC Sports Blog
3 days ago

Caps Need Niskanen to Heal ASAP

With Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen out with a day-to-day injury, the replacement players down in Hershey are also hurting.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Carey to Travel with Caps to Toronto

In his postgame interview, head coach Barry Trotz confirmed that Paul Carey will travel to Toronto with the Capitals. Carey is still on the Hershey Bears roster and therefore was a healthy scratch tonight. Carey was recently recalled after three injuries against Detroit last week. Carey appeared in one game before being sent back down to Hershey. […]
Via Capitals Outsider
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansson, Grubauer lead Caps to 3-1 victory over Sabres

WASHINGTON (AP) Marcus Johansson scored his eighth goal of the season, Philipp Grubauer made 29 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Friday night. Daniel Winnick and Brett Connolly also scored to help Washington close its five-game homestand with its fourth victory. Sam Reinhart's third-period goal helped Buffalo's NHL-worst offense avoid being shut...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kids play hockey dressed as turkeys during Washington Capitals’ intermission

There is a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, and the simple joys can be just as good, like kids dressed up as turkeys during intermission at the Washington Capitals’ game! These aren’t half-baked costumes either; they’re full-on fantastic outfits. Mites on Ice dressed up as Turkeys scoring goals! Can it be #CapsGiving every night? #RockTheRed pic.twitter.com/dkZppal8AV...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin collects hat trick as Blues fall 4-3 to Capitals

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin scored his first hat trick of the season and the 16th of his 10-year NHL career to lead the Washington Capitals over the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night.Ovechkin had a goal in each period to move one hat trick ahead of Florida's Jaromir Jagr for the most among active players. The three-time MVP, who has 12 goals this season, led the Capitals to...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: United Arab Emirates women’s national team player is a wizard with the puck

Former Washington Capitals sniper Peter Bondra was in Abu Dhabi representing the Washington Capitals efforts to promote hockey across the globe and it appears the country’s women’s national team is in good hands. Bondra posted a video of a United Arab Emirates National team member named Fatima and she’s got some serious skills with the puck. This is Fatima. She represents...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin and Beagle together again as Capitals make changes

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Just because it's early in the season doesn't mean it's too early for Barry Trotz to shake things up. His Washington Capitals are 9-4-1 despite some inconsistent play, but that didn't stop the veteran NHL coach from making wholesale line changes. Superstar Alex Ovechkin practiced Monday on a line with former fourth-line center Jay Beagle, and the rest of the...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tonight, you can vote in the most important election: the Capitals bobblehead race

You might not have realized it, but there’s an important election going on right now. Oh, sure, the entire American political system and therefore the leadership of the most powerful country in the world is up for grabs, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Rather, behold the Washington Capitals bobblehead election, wherein fans could vote for which bobblehead will be given...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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