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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
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wings/Capitals Preview And Notes

from Brendan Savage of Mlive, Mike Babcock isn't certain what to expect from the Washington Capitals tonight. Sure, the Capitals have many of the same players back from last season, when they split the season series against Detroit as each team got four points. And Babcock has watched a couple of Washington's games this season on tape. But the Capitals also have...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line- Sergei Fedorov On Scotty Bowman

Of course, I learned a lot of new things. But working with him wasn’t easy and I’m not the only one who says that. It was complicated. He didn’t like the silence, he wanted that was always something that forced us to be on our toes. I can’t say that no one loved him, but we didn’t feel many positive emotions. Within the team there was a huge concurrency. Everyone...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 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
3 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
3 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 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
6 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
6 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
9 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
13 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
15 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
16 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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