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CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Caps Create Their Own March Madness

The month of March has been a roller coaster ride for the Washington Capitals and their fans.
Via Capitals Outsider
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL fines Capitals' Wilson $2,000 for embellishment

  Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was fined $2,000 by the NHL on Friday for diving. The NHL announced the fine on Friday. Wilson received a minor penalty for embellishment during a game against Minnesota on March 19. He received a warning from the NHL's hockey operations department following an incident March 1 in a game against Toronto. The second citation triggered the fine.
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Unsatisfied Capitals Give Up Two Goal Lead but Come Away with Overtime Win

Eric Gelinas #22 of the New Jersey Devils controls the puck against Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals in the third period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals managed to squeeze out a 3-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils on a quiet night from Alexander Ovechkin and...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Capitals Preview

The Washington Capitals inched closer to a playoff spot in their last game, but that didn't stop Barry Trotz from condemning his team's performance. Many more like them could hinder Washington's road to the postseason with a difficult final stretch ahead, beginning Saturday when it hosts the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators. The Capitals (40-24-10) own the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Team Record Watch

Alex Ovechkin has broken several Caps records lately - almost all of which were previously owned by Peter Bondra - but there are a couple major ones he has yet to get.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington’s Success Contingent on the Play of Backstrom

Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals controls the puck against Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Swedish meatballs are often served as an appetizer or main dish. They are small in size and versatile for any situation, just like the...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Push: Washington Capitals Consistency Will Set the Tone for Playoffs

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals plays the puck up the ice as Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets gives chase during first period action on March 21, 2015 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The age-old adage that consistency is the key to success in the marathon NHL season has never held more true for the Washington...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ovechkin stars in NBC playoff commercial

NBC rolled out one of their commercials for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and their first spot features Alex Ovechkin. The ad tries to show the special connection between young fans and one of the game’s biggest stars. #Caps captain and NHL scoring leader @Ovi8 in a new NBC commercial. Don't miss a moment. #Gr8 #RockTheRed https://t.co/dq8uOT9vYH — Washington Capitals (@washcaps...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals to Take over NHL Points Lead

View image | gettyimages.com Like him or hate him, you have to admit Alex Ovechkin is a bad man. The Washington Capitals captain is understanding it is gut-check time as the playoffs approach. Ovechkin scored two goals in the Capitals 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. His first was the play of the game. Ovechkin knifed through the Wild defense, rifled a shot on goal and got his...
Via KCM Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green wants to play with the Capitals until he dies or retires

Mike Green is set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2014-15 season and it’s safe to assume he’d draw plenty of interest on the open market. Is Green interested in testing out free agency? Based on his comments to the Washington media, not even a little bit. In fact, he had a somewhat morbid statement regarding how he sees his career unfolding. Green’s comments...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps down Sabres in Shootout, Win second straight

As the playoffs loom closer and closer, the Washington Capitals picked up another two important standing points last evening in Buffalo, downing the Sabres 4-3 in a shootout.  Evgeny Kuznetsov tallied the only shootout goal to lift the Caps to the big win.  The win improves the Caps to 38-23-10 and pushes them to within two points of Pittsburgh and four points of the Islanders...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hit of the Night: Adam McQuaid

It didn’t take too long into the Bruins/Capitals game Sunday afternoon for things to get a little chippy. With both teams having some players that like to throw their body around, it was no surprise when Boston’s Adam McQuaid drove Washington’s Jason Chimera into the boards and then finished it off with a body slam to the ice. Watch McQuaid show off some of his greatest WWE...
Via Beyond The Benches
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom becomes Capitals' career assists leader

  Braden Holtby made 32 saves for his eighth shutout of the season, Nicklas Backstrom became Washington's career assists leader, and the Capitals cooled the surging Boston Bruins with a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Holtby rebounded from being pulled during the second period of Friday night's loss after allowing four goals on 22 shots. Washington, which had lost three of four on its...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Becomes Capitals All-Time Assist Leader

View image | gettyimages.com Nicklas Backstrom is now the greatest passer in Washington Capitals history. Backstrom became the franchise’s all-time leader in assists after picking up his 419th career assist, feeding defenseman John Carlson for a goal in the first period. Backstrom broke a three-way tie for the lead with Michal Pivonka and teammate Alex Ovechkin. https://twitter...
Via KCM Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom

With time winding down on the Capitals’ 5-on-3 advantage, Nicklas Backstrom patiently waited for the puck to the side of the Rangers’ net. The Capitals strung together some passes and found an open Backstrom who was facing an empty net due to Cam Talbot being caught out of position. You can guess what happens from here. Amazing save. The post Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Curtis Glencross Scores First Goal with Capitals

The Washington Capitals kicked off a five-game home stand against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. They had to do so without their captain Alex Ovechkin, who was scratch with a lower-body injury, snapping his 96-game playing streak. No Ovechkin, no problem, as newly acquired forward Curtis Glencross wasted no time making an impact with his new team. Glencross reeled in a pass...
Via KCM Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps sign draft pick Tyler Lewington to three year entry deal

The Washington Capitals have signed 2013, seventh round draft pick, D Tyler Lewington to a three year entry level deal. Lewington plays int he WHL for the Medicine Hat Togers, in which he serves as a team captain.  Through 60 games this season, Lewington has registered 8 goals and 30 helpers along with 91 penalty minutes.  Lewington sits atop his team stats leaders for defenseman...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner costs himself NHL trade deadline TV job after Twitter rape joke

Former Stanley Cup champ Dustin Penner is currently without a team so he had planned to be a part of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage today.  According to a TSN press release promoting the marathon coverage, Penner would be monitoring social media: New this year, two-time Stanley Cup champion Dustin Penner joins TSN’s own Cabral “Cabbie” Richards to provide a different...
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL veteran Dustin Penner gets fired from TV gig over Twitter rape joke

Outspoken NHL star Dustin Penner has been dropped from a scheduled analyst spot on TSN after making an offensive rape joke and then following it up with a series of equally tasteless remarks.  The former Washington Capitals winger and current free agent had been scheduled to appear on TSN's TradeCentre on Monday discussing the hockey league's trade deadline, but that was before...
Via The Other Paper
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

Dustin Penner on Saturday learned the hard way that rape jokes are no laughing matter. Penner, a winger who spent nine seasons in the NHL but is currently a free agent, tweeted some questions about acquaintance rape in an apparent attempt to be funny. Here is what the two-time Stanley Cup champion wrote: Penner apparently...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blackhawks, Caps discussed Patrick Sharp trade

  The Chicago Blackhawks could be on the verges of some big changes.   The Blackhawks recently discussed a possible trade with the Washington Capitals that would send forward Patrick Sharp to D.C., according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune. It’s unclear at this point where those talks went or if they’re even still alive, as Kuc offered no more information. ...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brouwer powers Caps past Kings, 4-0

Troy Brouwer scored twice and Braden Holtby turned aside all 27 Kings’ shots on goal, to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-0 home shutout of the LA Kings. The shutout performance extended Holtby’s regulation time scoreless streak to three consecutive starts.  Besides the Kinds, Holtby shutout Pittsburgh and gave up 1 overtime goal against the Habs. For Brouwer, it was already...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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