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Alex Ovechkin, Practicing in Those Bazillion Dollar Skates

Alex Ovechkin skated out for warmups in Vapor 1X skates which features designs of Washington's Capitol Building and Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Daily Report: Caps Prep for President’s Trophy Battle at the Phone Booth

Photo: @TarikCSN Tonight is another exciting Thursday night battle at Verizon Center. Tonight the reigning Metropolitan Division champions host the young, up-and-coming Blue Jackets, who have had an amazing season, and shattered pundit’s expectations. Here’s what went down at Kettler today. Puck drop for tonight is 7 PM.  MORNING SKATE There were no changes to the lines this...
Via NoVa Caps
3 hours ago

Behind the “Stanley 17” Caps Jersey

Nicklas Backstrom signed it as an obligation to win the Stanley Cup.
Via Capitals Outsider
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Help Justin Williams decide how to style his hair for Caps’ photo day

The Capitals will take their 2016-17 team photo on Monday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. In advance of that momentous event, Capitals forward Justin Williams solicited some hairstyling advice via an important Twitter poll on Thursday. Looking for advice on hairstyle for this years upcoming team photo. @Capitals — Justin Williams (@JustinWilliams) March 23, 2017 Williams, […]
Via DC Sports Blog
6 hours ago

Can Alzner-Carlson Compete With Other Contenders’ Top Defensive Pairings?

The Washington Capitals arguably have the best defensive corps in the National Hockey League. Just looking at the Capitals’ lineup, it’s says something when Brooks Orpik and trade deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk are the third-pairing for Washington. Look around the league, and both of those players are top four guys on most teams around the league. With players such...
Via NoVa Caps
10 hours ago

T.J. Oshie Achieves Milestone of His Own

Photo: @Capitals Last night, Braden Holtby achieved the milestone of playing in his 300th game, but another Caps player not only achieved a personal career-high, but also did something no Capital other than Alex Ovechkin has done in recent time.  T.J. Oshie became the first Washington Capital other than Ovechkin to score 30 goals in a season since the 2009-10 season, when Nicklas...
Via NoVa Caps
1 day ago

Trotz: Nicklas Backstrom Capitals MVP This Season

Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is in the midst of such a strong season, he may be the team MVP, head coach Barry Trotz told The Sports Junkies Wednesday. Backstrom, in his age 29 season, leads the Caps in points and assists (56, 78) and his 22 goals place him third behind T.J. Oshie’s 30 and Alex Ovechkin’s 29. Long overlooked for All-Star consideration — as he was again...
Via CBS DC
1 day ago

Capitals' playoff opponent watch: Toronto jumps into wild card

In the final stretch of the season, its time to start projecting possible first round matchups for the Caps. Washington still finds itself in a tight
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Ovechkin to wear custom skates honoring U.S., Russia

Alexander Ovechkin has consistently stated his love for both his native Russia and the United States. So it is perfectly fitting that the Washington Capitals superstar will pay homage to his homeland and adopted country with a pair of custom skates during Thursday’s home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.Believed to be the first time an NHL player has ever donned custom-styled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom on Pace to Join 1,000 Points Club

Nicklas Backstrom, the first line center and alternate captain for the Washington Capitals, is very likely to reach the 1,000 point mark before the end of his NHL career. With the Caps’ most recent 4-2 win against the Calgary Flames, Backstrom now ties Connor McDavid for the most assists in the league with 57. His 78 points is also the fifth highest in the league. For Backstrom...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

TJ Oshie's proud of the Capitals resiliency against Calgary

Capitals star right wing TJ Oshie was proud of how resilient the team was after Calgary gained momentum on Washington.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Inauguration Day: Holtby Bobblehead Has Arrived!

(Caps Outsider) At long last, the wait is over. Fans voted on Election Day for the bobblehead of their choice, electing Braden Holtby by a landslide over Tom Wilson and Justin Williams. On Tuesday against Calgary, there were more bobbles than fans: 19,008 bobbleheads made their way to Verizon Center, enough for everyone in attendance, and […]
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Forward Daniel Winnik Calls NHL Playoff Format ‘Stupidest Thing Ever’

Bryan Altman On Monday afternoon after practice Washington Capitals forward Daniel Winnik expressed to reporters exactly how he feels about the NHL’s new (implemented in 2013) playoff system. Hint: he doesn’t care for it very much. Winnik called the system that pits the No. 2 and No. 3 seeded team in each division against one another, while the top two teams in each division...
Via CBS DC
2 days ago

Capitals clinch playoff spot by beating Lightning 5-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) T.J Oshie had three goals and an assist, Justin Williams and John Carlson had early third-period goals, and the Washington Capitals clinched a playoff spot by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday night. Oshie scored twice, including an early power-play goal, as the Capitals took a 2-0 lead midway through the first. He completed the hat trick with an...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman thinks NHL participation at the Olympics has 'no positive impact'

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman still doesn’t think sending the league’s players to the Olympics matters.Jason Botchford of the The Province got this lovely quote from Bettman, where the commish said the NHL’s participation in the Olympics has had “no positive impact.” Bettman elaborated on his comments during a radio interview on Sportsnet. Foolishly, he called the events...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin tries to make line change, flips over boards

Making a line change is one of the most routine parts of hockey, but once in a great while hockey fans are treated to pure hilarity when a change goes wrong. Normally, Player A hops over the boards and Player B skates to the door and rejoins his team on the bench. Sometimes, while trying to avoid a too many men on the ice penalty, there’s a sense of urgency which can lead to some...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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