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Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Closing in on 6th 50-Goal Season

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skates the puck up the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in New York. The Capitals won 5-2. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/John Minchillo) Alex Ovechkin is known as one of the most prolific snipers of the modern era. However, he is about to reach a milestone that might...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Leading the Special-Teams Charge as End of Season Nears

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals controls the puck against Adam Larsson #5 of the New Jersey Devils in the third period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have been rolling in 2014-15, led by the elite play of marquee stars Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, who both currently...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Fall Short Following Miscues and Botched Powerplay

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals reacts after the Nashville Predators defeated the Capitals 4-3 during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images) Despite a strong second and third period, the Washington Capitals (40-25-10) fell short to the Nashville Predators (47-21-8), 4-3. With the...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Create Their Own March Madness

The month of March has been a roller coaster ride for the Washington Capitals and their fans.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ovechkin stars in NBC playoff commercial

NBC rolled out one of their commercials for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and their first spot features Alex Ovechkin. The ad tries to show the special connection between young fans and one of the game’s biggest stars. #Caps captain and NHL scoring leader @Ovi8 in a new NBC commercial. Don't miss a moment. #Gr8 #RockTheRed https://t.co/dq8uOT9vYH — Washington Capitals (@washcaps...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green wants to play with the Capitals until he dies or retires

Mike Green is set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2014-15 season and it’s safe to assume he’d draw plenty of interest on the open market. Is Green interested in testing out free agency? Based on his comments to the Washington media, not even a little bit. In fact, he had a somewhat morbid statement regarding how he sees his career unfolding. Green’s comments...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps down Sabres in Shootout, Win second straight

As the playoffs loom closer and closer, the Washington Capitals picked up another two important standing points last evening in Buffalo, downing the Sabres 4-3 in a shootout.  Evgeny Kuznetsov tallied the only shootout goal to lift the Caps to the big win.  The win improves the Caps to 38-23-10 and pushes them to within two points of Pittsburgh and four points of the Islanders...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hit of the Night: Adam McQuaid

It didn’t take too long into the Bruins/Capitals game Sunday afternoon for things to get a little chippy. With both teams having some players that like to throw their body around, it was no surprise when Boston’s Adam McQuaid drove Washington’s Jason Chimera into the boards and then finished it off with a body slam to the ice. Watch McQuaid show off some of his greatest WWE...
Via Beyond The Benches
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom becomes Capitals' career assists leader

  Braden Holtby made 32 saves for his eighth shutout of the season, Nicklas Backstrom became Washington's career assists leader, and the Capitals cooled the surging Boston Bruins with a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Holtby rebounded from being pulled during the second period of Friday night's loss after allowing four goals on 22 shots. Washington, which had lost three of four on its...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Becomes Capitals All-Time Assist Leader

View image | gettyimages.com Nicklas Backstrom is now the greatest passer in Washington Capitals history. Backstrom became the franchise’s all-time leader in assists after picking up his 419th career assist, feeding defenseman John Carlson for a goal in the first period. Backstrom broke a three-way tie for the lead with Michal Pivonka and teammate Alex Ovechkin. https://twitter...
Via KCM Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot steals another in Washington

Open confession: I didn’t watch last night’s game. I had a busy night and didn’t get home until 10:30, and at that point I just crashed. But by all accounts, Cam Talbot stole another game for the New York Rangers, who beat the Washington Capitals 3-1. The win gave the Rangers sole possession of first Read more → The post Cam Talbot steals another in Washington appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom

With time winding down on the Capitals’ 5-on-3 advantage, Nicklas Backstrom patiently waited for the puck to the side of the Rangers’ net. The Capitals strung together some passes and found an open Backstrom who was facing an empty net due to Cam Talbot being caught out of position. You can guess what happens from here. Amazing save. The post Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Curtis Glencross Scores First Goal with Capitals

The Washington Capitals kicked off a five-game home stand against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. They had to do so without their captain Alex Ovechkin, who was scratch with a lower-body injury, snapping his 96-game playing streak. No Ovechkin, no problem, as newly acquired forward Curtis Glencross wasted no time making an impact with his new team. Glencross reeled in a pass...
Via KCM Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps sign draft pick Tyler Lewington to three year entry deal

The Washington Capitals have signed 2013, seventh round draft pick, D Tyler Lewington to a three year entry level deal. Lewington plays int he WHL for the Medicine Hat Togers, in which he serves as a team captain.  Through 60 games this season, Lewington has registered 8 goals and 30 helpers along with 91 penalty minutes.  Lewington sits atop his team stats leaders for defenseman...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner costs himself NHL trade deadline TV job after Twitter rape joke

Former Stanley Cup champ Dustin Penner is currently without a team so he had planned to be a part of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage today.  According to a TSN press release promoting the marathon coverage, Penner would be monitoring social media: New this year, two-time Stanley Cup champion Dustin Penner joins TSN’s own Cabral “Cabbie” Richards to provide a different...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL veteran Dustin Penner gets fired from TV gig over Twitter rape joke

Outspoken NHL star Dustin Penner has been dropped from a scheduled analyst spot on TSN after making an offensive rape joke and then following it up with a series of equally tasteless remarks.  The former Washington Capitals winger and current free agent had been scheduled to appear on TSN's TradeCentre on Monday discussing the hockey league's trade deadline, but that was before...
Via The Other Paper
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

Dustin Penner on Saturday learned the hard way that rape jokes are no laughing matter. Penner, a winger who spent nine seasons in the NHL but is currently a free agent, tweeted some questions about acquaintance rape in an apparent attempt to be funny. Here is what the two-time Stanley Cup champion wrote: Penner apparently...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Blackhawks, Caps discussed Patrick Sharp trade

  The Chicago Blackhawks could be on the verges of some big changes.   The Blackhawks recently discussed a possible trade with the Washington Capitals that would send forward Patrick Sharp to D.C., according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune. It’s unclear at this point where those talks went or if they’re even still alive, as Kuc offered no more information. ...
Via NESN.com
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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