1. Holtby Can't Get out of 1st Period vs. Preds

    It was an early start for Braden Holtby on Saturday, and it looks like his afternoon will be done early, too...

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  2. RGIII, Alex Ovechkin Meet Lionel Messi

    With the Argentinian soccer team in town for a friendly against El Salvador on Saturday at FedEx Field, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin weren't going to miss out on an opportunity to meet Lionel Messi...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Jenn Leser about 3 days ago 1,280 reads 0 comments

  3. Tom Wilson of Washington Capitals Fined for Diving/embellishment

    NEW YORK -- Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today...

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  4. Capitals Re-assign Dmitry Orlov to Hershey for Conditioning Purposes

    ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Dmitry Orlov to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) for conditioning purposes, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today...

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  5. Caps falter late, then rally in OT

    The Washington Capitals clustered together on the home bench as overtime neared, dumbfounded and quiet and wondering how things had gone so wrong. “Pretty down,” defenseman Karl Alzner called the mood...

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  6. Big Win Leaves Trotz Unhappy with Effort

    On a night in which the Capitals made significant strides in the Eastern Conference standings, Barry Trotz said his team took a giant step backward...

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  7. Matt Niskanen's OT Goal Lifts Capitals Past Devils 3-2

    On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime Thursday night...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 3 days ago 16 reads 0 comments

  8. Capitals Coach Barry Trotz: 'This Is Our Playoff Run Right Now'

    For most of the past several months, while they jockeyed for playoff seeding and yo-yoed in and out of Metropolitan Division contention, the Washington Capitals glanced at the NHL standings well aware of its deception...

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  9. John Erskine Happy to Be Back on the Ice

    The locker stall inside the Washington Capitals ' practice facility remained untouched for six months while its occupant healed, but now defenseman John Erskine had returned, which by itself was cause for celebration...

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  10. Prospect Report: Four Caps Prospects Reach NCAA Tourney

    The Hershey Bears got their week off to a great start thanks to Philipp Grubaur and never looked back. Grubauer made 44 saves at Worcester on March 18 to lead the Bears to their first of three wins for the week...

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  11. Teammates Poke Fun at Newest Dad in Locker Room

    When Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik stepped into the players' locker room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday he was greeted by a mix of fist pumps, handshakes and good-natured ribbing...

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  12. Ovechkin Says Caps Ready for 'Run for the Big One'

    Alex Ovechkin doesn't need to use the words “Stanley Cup” to get his point across. Instead, he refers to it simply as “the big one,” and he believes the Capitals are ready to win it...

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  13. Trotz Shuffles Lines to Catch 'Lightning in a Bottle'

    With a four-day break in the schedule, Capitals coach Barry Trotz has the luxury of fiddling with a lineup that has been lacking in secondary scoring and on Monday he promoted Tom ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 6 days ago 12 reads 0 comments

  14. On Long Layoff, Capitals Return to Basics to Keep 'practice Mentality'

    For the Washington Capitals ' final drill during their hour-long practice Monday morning, one they hadn't performed since the preseason, they divided half of their practice rink into ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 6 days ago 4 reads 0 comments

  15. Brooks Orpik on Becoming a Father: 'We're Ready for It'

    When defenseman Brooks Orpik arrived at the Washington Capitals ' facility Tuesday morning, exhausted after just a half-hour's sleep and a hospital bracelet still wrapped around his ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 6 days ago 3 reads 0 comments

  16. Capitals Re-Assign Nate Schmidt to Hershey

    The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Nate Schmidt to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today...

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  17. Stymied Capitals Pleased with Effort but 'upset That We Lost

    When the Washington Capitals returned to their bench before Saturday night's second period, trailing by one goal but far from buried, several statistics flashed onto the video screen, ...

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  18. Capitals blanked by Jets 3-0, snapping win streak

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  19. Are the Capitals Still Just a 'One-Line Team?'

    The good news is that Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are on a tear with Ovechkin leading the league in scoring (73 points) and Backstrom tied for second with 72...

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  20. Alex Ovechkin Takes on New Role: Landlord

    When new Capital Curtis Glencross came to Washington , he immediately started looking for a new place to live. Little did he know that his new landlord would also be his teammate: Alex Ovechkin...

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  21. Ovechkin Scores 2 Goals, Capitals Edge Wild 3-2

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  22. Caps Finally Get a Win in Minnesota

    Coming into this game tonight the Washington Capitals had never won a game in Xcel Energy Center which is home to the Minnesota Wild . In their eighth attempt to try to break this losing streak they would finally prevail by beating the Wild 3-2...

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  23. Ovechkin, Caps exorcise Wild demons

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — In the building where his team had never known success, forward Alex Ovechkin hunched over outside the faceoff circle, stared at the dot and waited, ready to swipe away the Washington Capitals ' demons...

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  24. Ovechkin Scores Twice, Capitals Down Wild 3-2

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and Braden Holtby made 28 saves to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday...

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  25. Orpik Expected to Return vs. Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Defenseman Brooks Orpik appears poised to return from a lower-body injury that had sidelined him for four straight games, skating on the Washington Capitals ...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 11 days ago 3 reads 0 comments