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Capitals-Canadiens Preview

The Washington Capitals snapped a four-game losing streak with a return to form defensively. They'll try for a similar effort as they look to avoid a fifth consecutive loss away from home. Doing so will mean cooling off the Montreal Canadiens, one of the top defensive teams in the league that's seeking its fifth straight victory Saturday. Washington's 2.50 goals-against average has...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

#tbt That one game Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line.

Dateline – [January 29, 2008.] Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line because Michel Therrien was sick of him. Kind of amazing to think Orpik turned it around and has now made about 50 million playing defense. Pens won the game that night. [ When in Rome. Pens win ]
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 48 – Pens look lifeless in 4-0 loss to Washington

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Caps 4  Pens 0 Record: 27-13-8 Goals None Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Sill (fighting) – Inconsequential (fights Wilson off of a neutral zone faceoff and they each receive a fighting major) Perron (goalie interference) – Unnecessary...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Penguins And Capitals Game Got Ugly After Terrible Penalty Call

The Washington Capitals had their way with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night, cruising to a 4-0 victory at home. The Penguins couldn’t seem to do much against the Caps, even with some significant help from the officiating crew. Late in the third period, referee Tim Peel – generally regarded as one of the worst Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Niskanen’s Uneven Play

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen’s uneven play contributed to the Caps recent losing streak. He’s one of the expensive free agent defenseman General Manager Brian MacLellan picked up over the summer, Brooks Orpik being the other. At $40.25 million for 7-years, a lot was expected of the then 27-year old. During the 2013-2014 NHL season, […] The post Matt Niskanen’s...
Via Two Pad Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus 4, Capitals 3: Highlights, Recap, Reaction

The Washington Capitals suffered their fourth straight loss Tuesday, as they were clipped by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Coincidentally, it was the fourth straight game the Capitals surrendered four goals or more. Their lack of defense comes on the heels of their defense getting praised for allowing one goal or less in their previous three before the losing streak. Caps unable to...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (1/27/14): vs Washington Capitals

In an absolute roller coaster of a game, the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3. The fourth line started the fun in the second period and made what turned out to be a good Metro division affair. Highlights? Join me after the jump. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: Cam Atkinson Plainly, he needed this game very badly. Atkinson got himself...
Via BS Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star Notebook: Stop Praising Alex Ovechkin

Everyone laughed when Alex Ovechkin held up a sign requesting to be picked last so he could win the free car. We all started to believe it would actually happen when he was one of the last guys standing at the All-Star fantasy draft. But his name was called third to last, thus disqualifying him […] The post All-Star Notebook: Stop Praising Alex Ovechkin appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Gifs #28: CBJ @ WSH (12/11/14)

Gifs from CBJ’s overtime win over the Washington Capitals. Full album. First Period 0-1 WSH: WSH: (03:19) PPG – Eric Fehr (5) ASST: John Carlson (17), Evgeny Kuznetsov (8) 1-1 TIE: CBJ: (15:36) Nick Foligno (12) ASST: Brian Gibbons (4), James Wisniewski (10) Second Period No goals scored. Third Period 1-2 WSH: WSH: (9:20) Troy Brouwer (8) ASST: Matt Niskanen (10),...
Via BS Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. Hardly anyone's smiling in the West, where the standings are far more convoluted heading into the post-All-Star break of the NHL schedule, which opens with 11 games Tuesday. ''It's hard,'' St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin lobbies for car — to give it away

Turns out his antics at the draft party were more than just Ovi being Ovi. The Capitals star had a trick up his sleeve all along. The post Alexander Ovechkin lobbies for car — to give it away appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin shines on All-Star Weekend for a different reason

  Good Guy Ovi was back at it again on All-Star weekend. Heading into the festivities, Alex Ovechkin wanted a car pretty badly and there were two ways to do it: First, get picked last during the Fantasy Draft on Friday, winning the “Mr. Irrelevant” for the night and being given a brand new Honda for that honor. Heck, Ovi even campaigned for it on his Instagram, with a hand...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Niskanen Bobbleheads Arrive on Time!

A few days ago, the Washington Capitals put up a photo on Instagram of Matt Niskanen holding his bobblehead, and Inova confirmed that the rest of the bobbleheads made it over as well.
Via Capitals Outsider
8 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Union: Washington Capitals edition

Move over, Obama. Spenser Smallwood addresses the nation to discuss the state of the Capitals at the half. The post State of the Union: Washington Capitals edition appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Capital Letdown: Capitals Blow Two-Goal Lead Late to Oilers, Lose in SO

The Washington Capitals had control for most of the game. They enjoyed a two-goal on three separate occasions, including a 4-2 lead in the third period. Yet when Edmonton Oilers forward Teddy Purcell beat Braden Holtby in the fourth round of the shootout, the Capitals skated off the home ice losers. The loss is the Capitals third straight defeat, as they head into the All-Star...
Via KCM Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin shatters net camera lens with wicked slapshot (VIDEO)

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin gets more power behind his shots than most other players in the NHL. When he winds up to shoot, opposing defensemen should probably just get out of the way—if they value their bodies. He showed off just how powerful his shot is in the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers—when he banged home a one-timer for...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy. Are the Capitals regretting their decision? You better...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chimera's early goal enough as Holtby, Caps blank Flyers

  View image | gettyimages.com A long shot found its way past Rob Zepp on a deflection just 3:13 into the game. That was enough for Braden Holtby. The Flyers managed 21 shots, all of them stopped by Holtby as the Washington Capitals rode an early goal to a 1-0 win over the Flyers on Wednesday night at Verizon Center. A shot from right along the blue line by Matt Niskanen...
Via Flyerdelphia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals down the Red Wings 3-1

The Washington Capitals remain on a surge, defeating the Detroit Red Wings at home tonight 3-1.  The Caps have not lost in regulation since December 23rd and improve to 9-1-3 over their last 13 games. Tory Brouwer scored the only goal of the first period, notching his 12th goal on the season on the Caps power play.   Brouwer took a steal of the puck and tapped in the puck to right...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia, Ukraine and the Alexander Ovechkin effect

I have to admit, foreign affairs are not exactly in my wheelhouse. As a fat, happy American, I am mostly blissfully unaware of the turmoil outside of the United States,..... The post Russia, Ukraine And The Alexander Ovechkin Effect appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals coach Barry Trotz bloodied by stick to head (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz didn't let a stick to the head stop him from coaching during the first period of Thursday night's game in Philadelphia.Trotz was the victim of his own player's stick as Caps left winger Marcus Johansson was knocked over the boards by Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn. Johansson's stick went flying up and...
Via Holdout Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Copley Gets His First Shootout Win For Hershey

Pheonix Copley celebrated his first shootout victory with the Hershey Bears, AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals, at Giant Center Sunday as the Bears defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1. Copley made a total of 25 saves in regulation and five in overtime to seal the win for the Bears. Copley signed a two-year entry-level...
Via Beyond The Benches
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Burakovsky smashed in face by teammate during goal celebration (GIF)

Washington Capitals left winger Andre Burakovsky was accidentally smashed in the face by a teammate while celebrating his goal in the third period of Sunday night's game against Florida.Burakovsky's goal at 5:42 of the third period ended up being the game-winner in the end as the Caps beat the Panthers 4-3. After scoring, Burakovsky skated by the bench to receive congratulatory...
Via Holdout Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl Alzner Rocks Sunglasses Under Visor During Sunny Winter Classic (Photo)

Karl Alzner looked slightly cooler than the rest of his Washington Capitals teammates during Thursday’s Winter Classic at Nationals Park. The Caps defenseman rocked a pair of sweet shades to combat the bright and sunny skies that threatened to delay the start time of the outdoor game. While many of Alzner’s teammates and a good chunk of Chicago Blackhawks players sported eye...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Has the NHL Winter Classic lost its luster?

The NHL Winter Classic used to be an event you couldn’t miss. The game was brought back outside where it was born, forcing current NHL players to deal with the elements and offering fans a unique look at the game of hockey. HBO’s 24/7 accompanied the event, shedding new light on players and organizations in a brand new way. As the league prepares for its seventh Winter Classic...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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