SUNRISE, Fla. — 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...
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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...
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More than 60 children and adolescents from American Special Hockey Association programs skated with Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin during a skating session on Oct. 21
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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...
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...
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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 […]
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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...
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...
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 pic.twitter.com/a2ffHKRfqv — Mike Tunison (@xmasape...
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...
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