Capitals need more 'net presence' from forwards, Barry Trotz says

As Barry Trotz searches for ways to generate more offense, the Capitals coach said Monday that his forwards need to do a better
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 hours ago

Holtby made Sanford sing 'Sweet Caroline,' Burakovsky does 'ABBA'

At the Caps' Halloween party, Zach Sanford and Andre Burakovsky were forced to sing karaoke. Sanford wanted to sing Missy Elliot. Braden Holtby had other plans. Alex Ovechkin gave Andre Burakovsky ABBA.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 hours ago

Barry Trotz expects Taylor Chorney to get in the lineup during road trip

Five games into the season, every player on the Capitals' active roster has played in a game save one. Taylor Chorney has yet to make
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
16 hours ago

The Capitals’ Halloween party was so good, so good, so good

Ahead of their four-game road trip to western Canada starting Wednesday in Edmonton, the Capitals celebrated Halloween a week early at Mari Vanna in Northwest D.C. on Sunday. Alex Ovechkin and his wife, Nastya, dressed up as an inmate and a cop, respectively, Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby went as a Bearded Lady, and Tom Wilson […]
Via DC Sports Blog
21 hours ago

Bears Home Opener Does Not Disappoint

Paul Carey, Aaron Ness, Nathan Walker and Madison Bowey tallied goals during the Bears 5-2 win.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ovechkin uses defender as screen with beautiful deke to score goal

Alex Ovechkin continues to find creative ways to score goals. He capped a great first period for the Capitals Saturday versus the Rangers with a beautiful top-corner wrister to put Washington ahead 2-0 over their Metropolitan rivals. Vintage @ovi8. Using the defender as a screen. #CapsNYR on @CSNMA — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 22, 2016...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago

Capitals' Winnik loses part of ear blocking shot

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Washington forward Daniel Winnik lost a part of his right ear when he was stuck in the head blocking a shot in the Capitals' 4-2 victory Thursday night at Florida. The only Washington skater who doesn't wear a protective visor, Winnik was hit when he slid to block Reilly Smith's shot in the third period. ''He got the puck sort of in the ear hole and it sort...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals player loses part of ear blocking shot

Washington Capitals forward Daniel Winnik took one for the team on Thursday night. Winnik went down to block a slap shot and got hit right in the ear with the puck: Barry Trotz confirmed what we were all thinking. Barry Trotz said Daniel Winnik lost a little piece of his ear when the puck hit him in the head. Seriously. — Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) October 21...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin gets game-winner to lift Capitals over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period to lift the Washington Capitals over the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday night. Marcus Johansson, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Williams scored goals for the Capitals. Matt Niskanen recorded two assists and Braden Holtby made 26 saves. Jaromir Jagr became the third player to score 750...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Capitals have a Facebook Messenger bot, and it has an attitude

During the Capitals’ second-round playoff series against the Penguins last May, there were nearly 400 messages sent to the Capitals’ Facebook account, a significant increase from the 10 to 15 messages the team received on average each day during most of the regular season. That made it difficult for Capitals director of digital media James Heuser and his staff, who […]
Via DC Sports Blog
5 days ago

Capitals Third Line Waiting to Break Out

When the other three lines have contributed in big ways, it is easier to point out that this line is struggling.
Via Capitals Outsider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dmitry Orlov delivers devestating hip check to Matt Duchene

Here’s an old-school beauty hit from the NHL. In recent years, certain plays in hockey have faded with the times. The game isn’t as rough and tumble as it once was. Instead, it’s more fast-paced and skill-oriented. The change means fans haven’t been privy to many great hip checks in recent seasons, but Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov made up for it with a single...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

'Enough's enough:' Capitals aim to fix early power-play woes

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Any time an opponent sizes up the Washington Capitals and looks for a way to stop them, the power play is on the agenda. It's easy to see why: the Capitals have had a top-five power play in each of the past four seasons and can throw star-studded groups featuring Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie and John Carlson onto the ice. But...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wojtek Wolski in intensive care following crash into boards

Scary news out of the KHL, as former Colorado Avalanche forward Wojtek Wolski was seriously injured during Thursday’s matchup between Metallurg Magnitogorsk and Barys Astana. Wolski was chasing the puck against the boards when he collided with Vladimir Markelov. Wolski slid with Markelov on top of him and went face first into the boards, violently hitting his neck. He was motionless...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Williams destroys Evgeni Malkin with vicious takedown

Justin Williams took out some anger on the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night, specifically against Evgeni Malkin. The Washington Capitals winger got a 2-minute penalty for roughing when he pulled off a wrestling takedown on Malkin late in the second period of the game between the teams: Welcome back, gruesome, gruesome hockey — Mike Tunison (@xmasape...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin’s golf swing just as bad as Charles Barkley’s

Alexander Ovechkin is without question one of the best hockey players on the planet. But unlike many of his NHL-playing brethren, whose on-ice talents translate to the golf course, the Washington Capitals superstar … well … that's not the case. Video originally posted to Instagram by Ovechkin himself  — which shows he has a sense of humor about it all — more than adequately...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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