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Russian compatriots Ovechkin, Bobrovsky duel again

Alex Ovechkin generates more shots on goal than anyone. That didn't stop the red-hot Sergei Bobrovsky from stymying him one week ago. Bobrovsky seeks to help the Columbus Blue Jackets match the longest winning streak in franchise history Thursday night at home against Ovechkin and the Capitals. These Russian compatriots figure to be in the spotlight in this Metropolitan Division...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gossip column: Cole, Sneijder, Hazard, Di Maria, Ward

Ashley Cole Roma’s former England defender Ashley Cole, 33, has dismissed reports linking him with a return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace.(Daily Express) But Palace manager Neil Warnock has confirmed his interest in signing Cole.(Daily Star)  Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is trying to sign Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 30.(Daily Mirror) Queens Park Rangers...
Via Ghanasoccernet
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Blue Jackets Preview

Alex Ovechkin generates more shots on goal than anyone. That didn't stop the red-hot Sergei Bobrovsky from stymying him one week ago. Bobrovsky seeks to help the Columbus Blue Jackets match the longest winning streak in franchise history Thursday night at home against Ovechkin and the Capitals. These Russian compatriots figure to be in the spotlight in this Metropolitan Division...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals And Panthers Make History With Absurd 20-Round Shootout

The Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers made history on Tuesday night with an absurd 20-round shootout. For the first time in NHL history, every player that was dressed had taken a shot and so they had to repeat shooters. Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad was the beauty who ended it on this gorgeous move. GIF: Another […] The post Capitals And Panthers Make History With Absurd...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Panthers-Capitals shootout lasts 20 rounds

The Washington Capitals and the Florida Panthers are in the NHL record books after participating in the longest shootout in league history. The skills competition lasted 20 rounds (not a typo) and featured some truly laughable efforts from several defensemen. If you have 18 minutes to spare, watch this in its entirety. Roberto Luongo’s reaction says it all: I blacked out...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals’ Brouwer is checked then dragged across ice

The Washington Capitals traveled to Florida to take on the Panthers tonight, in what turned out to be a game for the history books. In the first period, however, there was a very interesting play that took place. Washington Capitals forward, Troy Brouwer, was checked in the open ice by Panthers forward Brad Boyes. There was nothing wrong with the check, it was 100% legal, but what...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Czech Republic WJC Preview: Despite Cuts, Czech’s Still Poised For a Medal Run

Eva Solaříková/Ivan Hlinka MemorialGoalies: Like some of the top hockey powers, the Czech’s have multiple good goalies that could all steal the starting position. Vitek Vanecek and Daniel Vladar will man the pipes this season, with both goalies having something to prove. Vanecek was drafted 39th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. He played for the...
Via The Hockey House
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. Almost two years have passed since the Washington Capitals won four straight road games. It's been even longer since they've failed to earn at least a point anywhere against the Florida Panthers. The Capitals can record a fourth consecutive road victory by continuing their recent success against the Panthers on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pick-A-Stick Winners Meet Brooks Orpik

"I grew up a fan of the game. When I see the fans, I reflect back on my youth and the guys that played the game that took time for me. It's our duty, our responsibility," Brooks Orpik told Caps Outsider.
Via Capitals Outsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nicklas Backstrom scores first regular season hat trick

Nicklas Backstrom is known for his amazing stick handling and passing skills, but tonight he has been a scoring machine. Before tonight’s game, Backstrom had only scored one career hat trick that came in the playoffs against Montreal. Tonight was one of those rare moments when Nicklas Backstrom scored a hat trick. In the second period, Backstrom scored his first goal on a backhand...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braden Holtby makes goal line save

Braden Holtby’s play over the last few games have kept the Capitals in close situations and tonight is no different. In the second period, Mike Green and Alex Ovechkin were taken off the ice due to roughing and hooking penalties; putting the Capitals on a 5-on-3 penalty kill. After Holtby stopped an initial shot, the rebound went off his pad and straight to Ryan Callahan’s stick...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Morgan Lash — Washington Capitals Cheerleader & Aspiring Broadcaster

If you are into morning news, then you might be seeing the face of one Morgan Lash sometime soon. Miss Lash is a broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland and does side work as a Washington Capitals Red Rocker (cheerleader). According to her bio, she also works at Rockville 11, an “award-winning government channel” that keeps its citizens in touch with their...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin grants young girl’s wish by assisting on her 2-on-1 goal (video)

Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin made the wish of an 8-year-old girl come true Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex when he joined her on the ice and assisted on her two-on-one goal. Lauren Santora, a native of Norwalk, Conn., has Type-1 diabetes and has been hospitalized on several occasions as a result. The dream come...Read More The post Alexander Ovechkin grants...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Laich Effect for the Caps

Over the past two seasons, Brooks Laich, the oft injured, but versatile player generates points and energy for his teammates. The Laich effect for the Caps includes a 12-8 record this season when he’s on the ice and a 1-6 record when he’s off the ice. They play a better game when he’s on the […] The post The Laich Effect for the Caps appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Congrats to New Father, Karl Alzner and Wife Mandi!

(Caps Outsider) Right on schedule, Caps defenseman Karl Alzner and his wife are proud parents of Stella Raay Alzner, born at 7:22 p.m., 8lbs 5oz. Here is the baby doing the ice bucket challenge over the summer. Congrats to #Caps @KarlAlzner & wife Mandi on birth of their child. Stella Raay Alzner born at 7:22 pm […]
Via Capitals Outsider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning vs. Capitals sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Tampa Bay Lightning's game against the Washington Capitals. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Second-period goals lift Capitals over struggling Devils

  Jay Beagle and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 3:25 apart in the second period and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. Karl Alzner and Brooks Laich also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-10-4. The Capitals have won two straight and three of their last five. Patrik Elias scored and Cory Schneider...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Green looks to return on Tuesday

The Washington Capitals have been without defenseman Mike Green for sometime. Some good news is he is almost 100% ready and he targets to return on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. #459326378 / gettyimages.com Green was almost ready for the game on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils, but decided to take a few more days to make sure he was 100% ready. He does not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals top Hurricanes on late goal

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Eric Fehr scored with 4:02 remaining and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night. Jay Beagle scored an early goal and Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots for the Capitals. Washington, which had lost two in a row, moved back over .500 at 11-10-4. Alexander Semin scored his first goal of the season for the Hurricanes, who were trying to...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps fall to Canucks 4-3, have lost 4 of last 5

The Washington Capitals struggles continued last night as they fell 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks.   The loss if Washington’s fourth in its last five games and drops the Caps to .500 at 10-10-4. Washington continued to be bit by their own mistakes.  After successfully defending 14 straight power play opportunities, the Caps are struggling on the penalty kill.  The Caps were sent...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Galiev Is Working Hard For Hershey

#489498309 / gettyimages.com Only three goals have been scored in three games for the Hershey Bears, AHL affiliate of the Washington Captials, and they can all be credited to Stanislav Galiev. Galiev has provided all of the Bears’ offense in the past three games, and all on power play goals. The Hershey Bears have been victorious in two out of three of these contests. Despite...
Via Beyond The Benches
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No Words Can Describe the Washington Capitals Puppy Calendar

The Washington Capitals see the Blackhawks one and raise them at least a billion.Following the Blackhawks pit bull puppy calendar release last week, the Capitals have released their own version and there are simply no words that can appropriately describe some of the photos. A handful of the photos were previously released shortly after the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps beats Isles 5-2 at Verizon Center

The Washington Capitals got a much needed Metro Division win with a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.  The win evenly splits a home and home series with the Isles. The Capitals drove up a 2-0 lead in the first period, before collapsing late, and heading into the first intermission in a 2-2 tie and feeling deflated.  Andre Burakovsky scored his 4th of the season on the Washington...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Mike Green considered day-to-day after suffering upper-body injury

The Washington Capitals must wait another day to learn the status of defenseman Mike Green, whose upper-body injury sidelined him from practice and, depending on its severity, could bring the first shakeup to the team’s blue line since the season opener. #477007877 / gettyimages.com Following practice Tuesday, the Capitals will depart for New York to face the Islanders, the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Washington Capitals

From Hometown Hockey: Following every Sabres game, we’ll be taking a little look at the previous night’s action with a little segment called “good, bad and ugly”. Expect a loooooooot of ugly. Friday’s game against the Rangers was snowed out, so we’ll take a look at the 2-1 win over the Capitals on Saturday night. […] The post Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Washington...
Via Two Pad Stack
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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