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CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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The Washington Capitals are enjoying their best stretch of the season, but most of that success has come on the road. Success is not a word they've been able to use regarding recent matchups with the Ottawa Senators. The Capitals will try to take advantage of their only home game in a two-week span and end a seven-game skid against the Senators on Monday night. Washington extended...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Caps Holiday Party With Local Families at Kettler

Caps coach Barry Trotz, forward Troy Brouwer, and defenseman John Carlson came to Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Sunday to show their support for local families during the holidays.
Via Capitals Outsider
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trotz, Brouwer and Carlson Play Street Hockey With Kids

Barry Trotz, John Carlson and Troy Brouwer made their way to Kettler on Sunday to spend time with families adopted through the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.
Via Capitals Outsider
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin’s Insane Goal Might Be Best Of NHL Season So Far (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin scored a ridiculous goal Saturday night. There’s no other way to put it. Ovechkin’s goal-scoring rate isn’t necessarily as high as it’s been in recent years, but he found the back of the net Saturday night in a pretty incredible fashion. The Washington superstar took full advantage of a New Jersey Devils shot that missed the net. The puck went around the...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is This Backstrom’s Year to Lead Caps in Points?

Nicklas Backstrom has been on a goal-scoring tear lately, and may take the Caps point title from linemate Alex Ovechkin.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps shutout the Devils 4-0

The Washington Capitals remain on a tear, shutting out the New Jersey Devils 4-0 tonight.  The Caps extended their streak to eight straight games without a regulation loss, compiling an 6-0-2 record over that stretch. Washington and New Jersey skated to an uneventful, scoreless first period.  Mike Green put the Capitals on the board with a slap shot he put above Devils’ goalie...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Ovechkin scores “Danglicious” goal

Alex Ovechkin has been in a small scoring slump of late, being held without a goal in his last 4 games, but tonight he might have scored one of the best goals in his career. With the Capitals already up 2-0 on the New Jersey Devils, the road team was looking to increase their lead. Ovechkin collected the puck at the Caps blue line and by the time he was entering the Devils zone,...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps reassign Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

As expected, the Washington Capitals have reassigned 19 year-old rookie Andre Burakovsky to the AHL Hershey Bears.  Burakovsky has been a recent healthy scratch for several games and the Capitals would rather have him playing and getting ice time with the Bears. Burakovsky made the Capitals roster right out of training camp after putting together impressive rookie camp, training...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fehr's goal in first minute of OT lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets

  Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals' point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets' winning streak at seven. Mike Green skated past the goal line on the right wing and slid a centering pass to Fehr, whose quick shot beat Sergei Bobrovsky. Joel Ward, Jason Chimera, Karl...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals score in OT to snap Blue Jackets' win streak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals' point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets' winning streak at seven. Mike Green skated past the goal line on the right wing and slid a centering pass to Fehr, whose quick shot beat Sergei Bobrovsky. Joel Ward...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
12 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
15 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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