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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
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The Capitals go curling for team-bonding exercise

After losing 3-2 Wednesday night against Edmonton, Barry Trotz gave the team the day off from practice. Instead the team went to the Calgary Curling Club to do some curling as a team-bonding exercise. The players and staff were split into eight teams of four, while Barry Trotz watched over all the teams. While some of the players have curled before, like Brouwer, Chimera, and Holtby...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nicklas Backstrom records his 500th point

After playing in his 500th game on Saturday night against the Florida Panthers, Nicklas Backstrom has now recorded his 500th career point in the NHL. In his NHL career, Backstrom has registered 128 goals, 372 assists, and 500 points in 501 games. It all started with former Capital, Matt Hendricks, tripping Alex Ovechkin to give the Caps a power play. The Caps’ power play unit was...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals week in review, Week Two (2-0-1; 3-0-2)

Photo cred: photos.nj.com San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals (L, 6-5 SO) A key for the Capitals to win this game was to have a quick start. Unfortunately, the Caps didn’t do that. In the first 10 minutes of the first period, Braden Holtby let in 3 goals on 7 shots. After the third goal, Barry Trotz had seen enough and pulled Holtby for back-up goalies Justin Peters. Peters...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals D Erskine has surgery for disk in neck

WASHINGTON (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps After Five

Barry Trotz has earned rave reviews during his early tenure in DC. (PHT) The Washington Capitals are currently on their annual swing through western Canada, scheduled to play games in the next week against the Oilers, Canucks, and Flames.  With five games already in the books, the Capitals have collected eight standings points, with three wins and the only blemishes on their record...
Via Rock the Red
2 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
8 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
10 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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