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Caps After Nine: The True Value of Brooks Orpik

How much credit does this guy really deserve for the Caps’ early defensive success? With another set of games in the books and a disappointing result against the Red Wings in the rearview mirror, it’s just about time for our weekly look back on the Caps, their players, and the future. Enough time-wasting with this introduction. 1) Let’s discuss, once again, the perceived and...
Via Rock the Red
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps Jason Chimera suffered a nasty broken nose last night

Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera suffered a nasty broken nose during Wednesday’s game against the Red Wings after hitting Detroit Red Wing Brendan Smith's helmet in the first period.Next Impulse Giffed it:Bob has broken his nose 5 times. 3 surgeries. That ain't good up there. There are complications to fixing these type things that you don't even want to know...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals and Fans Fight Cancer

The Washington Capitals took the ice for warmups against the Detroit Red Wings not rocking their usual red. They chose a different color for a special occasion. The color purple. The Capitals, along with the coaches, player personnel and even the broadcasters, were clad in a deep purple for the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. The […]
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Chimera breaks nose against Detroit Red Wings

Hockey players are known for their toughness and Jason Chimera is no exception. About five minutes into the first period, Jason Chimera collided with Brendan Smith by the Red Wings bench. By the looks of it, Chimera’s nose hit the side of Smith’s helmet as they collided. Chimera immediately came of the ice to be tended by trainers for a broken nose. Chimera was back on the ice...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Jason Chimera Breaks His Nose On Helmet, Returns To Game

Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera went to hit Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith and got a lot more than he bargained for. Smith surprised him with a hit and the taller Chimera hit his face on the top of Smith’s helmet. Chimera was bleeding badly, but once it stopped, returned to the game. I’m […] The post Capitals’ Jason Chimera Breaks His Nose On Helmet...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals' Chimera suffers nasty broken nose

Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera suffered a nasty broken nose during Wednesday’s game against the Red Wings after attempting to lay a hit on Detroit’s Brendan Smith in the first period. As you can see in the GIF above (courtesy of @myregularface) Chimera’s face smashed off of Smith’s helmet, rearranging his nose in gruesome fashion. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals week in review, Week Three (1-2-0; 4-2-2)

Photo cred: timesunion.com Washington Capitals vs. Edmonton Oilers (L, 3-2) The Washington Capitals opened up their Western road trip against the Edmonton Oilers. Braden Holtby was in net for the Capitals and Jay Beagle made his season debut on the second line, filing in for the injured Brooks Laich. Oilers’ Justin Schultz recorded the game’s first goal at 6:53 to give the Oilers...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Show Best, Worst Play during Canadian Trip

In their annual three-game slate in Western Canada, the Washington Capitals showed perhaps their best and worst performances of the 2014-2015 season so far. The Caps finished the weekend 1-2, slipping by the Calgary Flames but dropping contests to Edmonton and Vancouver. In the final game of their trip, an Oct. 26 match-up against the Calgary Flames, the Caps had their poorest performance...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooks Orpik destroys Josh Jooris twice on one shift

Surprisingly, the Capitals’ game against the Calgary Flames last night was very chippy. Toward the end of the second period, the Capitals were up 2-1. The Flames cleared the puck into the Caps’ zone. Flames forward, Josh Jooris tried to pass the puck to one of his teammates, but Brooks Orpik wasn’t going to let that happen. Orpik came from behind to knock Jooris off his skates...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Try to Avoid Second Straight Loss

Your Washington Capitals (3-1-2, 8pts) suffered their first regulation loss Wednesday night against the Edmonton Oilers (2-4-1, 5 pts) by a score of 3-2. The goals for the Capitals came from John Carlson and Mike Green. On Carlson’s goal, Nicklas Backstrom provided the assist for his 500th point. Assisting on Green’s goal, rookie Andre Burakovsky […]
Via Capitals Outsider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin, Urban Cowboy, everyone (photo)

The Washington Capitals are in the midst of a three-game sojourn up Canada way. After a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night, the team packed up and headed to the frontier town of Calgary for a Saturday night showdown with the Flames. Taking to heart the saying, “When in Rome…”, Alexander Ovechkin...Read More The post Alexander Ovechkin, Urban Cowboy, everyone...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: John Erskine is Placed on IR

Washington Capitals veteran defenseman John Erskine was placed on the injured reserve Wednesday. Mike Halford from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Erskine has undergone corrective neck surgery and will begin rehab over the next few weeks. #476882757 / gettyimages.comJohn Erskine has not played in any of the Caps first five games this season. Erskine completed his surgery on Wednesday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals defenseman John Erskine has surgery for disk in neck

  Capitals defenseman John Erskine has had surgery to repair a disk in his neck. The team announced Erskine's operation on Wednesday, before Washington played a game at the Edmonton Oilers. Erskine is scheduled to start his rehabilitation program in the next few weeks, the Capitals said. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman has not appeared in a game this season. He has played...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich Will Not Travel With Team. Tom Wilson Sent to Rehab Assignment in AHL

The Washington Capitals made a few decisions on two injuries players as the team heads out west for a three game road trip through Canada. Jason Brough from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Brooks Laich will not join the team on the road trip. Brough also reported that forward Tom Wilson will be sent down to AHL Hershey for practice and two games.#476994865 / gettyimages.comBrooks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps assign Tom Wilson to Hershey, Jay Beagle returns

The Washington Capitals have assigned F Tom Wilson to AHL affiliate Hershey Bears.   Wilson has not played in the first five games this season due to rehabilitation of a broken fibula that led to surgery during the off-season. Wilson will debut in Chocolatetown this weekend.  He will likely play a few rehabilitation and conditioning games in the AHL before getting the recall to...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals have Improvements to Make in First-Period Play

Despite shoddy first period play and inconsistencies on the face-off, the Washington Capitals stumbled to a 2-1 record in their first three game home stand Washington lurched to a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers Oct. 18. The Caps took the game in a shootout, after notching just one goal at the end of the first period. The goal came off a feed from Joel Ward, who slung the puck...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich leaves game after hit from Shawn Thornton

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich left Saturday night's game against the Florida Panthers and did not return, as reported by Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post. The injury occurred with just about five minutes left in the game, when Laich received a hit from Panthers winger Shawn Thornton. He's considered day-to-day until more information is known. The hit did not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin hangs out with Brad Pitt at movie premiere

Alexander Ovechkin and Washington Capitals teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov were among the many luminaries who strolled the red carpet while attending the premiere of “Fury” at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. during a special screening on Wednesday night. While hobnobbing with the beautiful people, Ovechkin and his teammates ran into who else but […] The post Alexander...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ovechkin stars in bizarre Russian music video

Washington Capitals’ star Alex Ovechkin is in the spotlight, but this time it isn’t for hockey or taking a fan on a sushi date. The NHL’s goal-scoring leader in 2013-14 can now cross off “starring in a pop music video” from his bucket list. Russian singer Katyla Lel released her new music video”Пусть говорят” — which translates to “Let Them Talk...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Opening Weekend: What Have We Learned?

  Andre Burakovsky celebrates his 1st NHL goal Oct. 9 against Montreal Following an opening weekend that consisted of one win and one loss, Washington Capitals fans have some time to sit back and digest the weekend’s game action. Before Tuesday’s contest against the San Jose Sharks, players, coaches and fans are all asking the question: two games into Washington’s 40th anniversary...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin's dive vs. Montreal was amusing

The NHL may have their first act of embellishment worthy of a review after Alex Ovechkin tumbled to the ice in hilarious fashion when the Capitals took on the Canadiens. PK Subban’s stick brushed up against Ovechkin, sending the forward sprawling on the ice. Subban was hilariously called for hooking on the play. Here’s the dive in question, via Reddit Hockey: Maybe Ovechkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Mike Green make or break season will start with him sidelined

After being relatively healthy last season Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not play in Thursday’s season opener vs. the Montreal Canadiens with an upper body injury. Mike Green confirms he's out tonight. "More so Barry just being smart about it," he said. — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) October 9, 2014 Nate Schmidt will start in Green’s place on...
Via KCM Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

An introduction to The Color of Hockey

William Douglas doesn’t dwell on negatives. Perhaps he picked up the trait covering Congress, his current occupation with McClatchy Newspapers – and it’s certainly an occupation. Maybe it stems from teenage years spent in rinks across the Mid-Atlantic, where he was one of two black players in a league that stretched from Maryland to New […] The post The NHL In 2014: An Introduction...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby head-bangs his mask off (Video)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby shook his mask right off his head during Sunday's preseason game against Montreal.Holtby got hit in the side of the head with a high stick from Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher when he threw his head forward, throwing the mask off his head.As per NHL rules, play stops immediately when the goalie's mask comes off, provided that the...
Via Holdout Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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