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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    Trotz is unsure, however, if Ovechkin will play. Brooks Laich and Mike Green are both out. #Caps

  • Sabres beat Capitals

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres won just three times in their first 18 games this season. Suddenly, they’ve won three in a row for the first time in nearly nine months. A 43-save night in goal from Jhonas Enroth and Torrey Mitchell’s tie-breaking goal with 7:42 left got the job done Saturday in Verizon..." November 23

  • Braden Holtby: ‘I don’t think you can say a game against Buffalo is a gimme’

    CSN Washington "Seventy-six. That’s how many shot attempts the Capitals had on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth Saturday night. One. That’s the number of goals the Caps scored in their 2-1 loss to the team with the worst record in the NHL, which should not be confused with the worst team in the..." November 23

  • Alex Ovechkin scores game-winner as Capitals hold on at Colorado, 3-2

    Washington Post "The rink still pulsed with applause even as the home team fell behind, and on the Washington Capitals’ bench, Coach Barry Trotz took notice. The coach wondered whether those fans had paid to watch his team or just his brightest star? “Are they Caps fans,” he asked later, “or are they Alex..." November 21

  • Brooks Laich (shoulder) wants to be patient after setback following rushed comeback from injury

    Washington Post "The uncertain timetable for his recovery from a left shoulder injury remained even as Capitals forward Brooks Laich began practicing again, but the lessons learned from rushing back too soon, he hoped, would create caution this time around. Less than three weeks after incurring the injury during a..." November 20

  • Schmidt playing like he wants extension

    CSN Washington "Back in April of 2013, when the Capitals outbid a handful of other NHL teams and signed University of Minnesota junior defenseman Nate Schmidt to a two-year, $2.7 million contract, then-general manager George McPhee had big plans for the young blue liner from St. Cloud. “We like him a lot,”..." November 20

  • Eric Fehr scores game-winner in overtime as Capitals find a way against Coyotes

    Washington Post "They had weathered the storm of four second-period penalty kills, grinded through another low-scoring night and now, as the Washington Capitals stormed the Gila River Arena ice Tuesday night and mobbed their overtime savior, grinned with relief after flipping around a crushing weekend. “We really..." November 19

  • 'STL Line' shines again in Blues win over Capitals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A trade, a few snow flakes and a sellout crowd — it’s beginning to feel like hockey season at Scottrade Center. In a mid-day move, Jordan Leopold was dealt to Columbus for a draft pick, and later in the evening, a crowd of 19,399 drove through the first dusting of the season to see the Blues..." November 16

  • Schneider perfect as Devils blank Capitals

    New York Post "Braden Holtby didn’t let a shot get past him all game. Instead, he threw the hockey equivalent of a pick-six. That was enough to give the Devils a 1-0 win over the Capitals on Friday night. After nearly 50 minutes of stellar saves by two goalies, Holtby went to retrieve the puck behind the..." November 15

  • Capitals GM Brian MacLellan: ‘Need to evaluate’ before contract extension talks

    Washington Post "With 11 Washington Capitals hitting restricted or unrestricted free agency, General Manager Brian MacLellan will face many decisions about the future of the organization at season’s end. So far, 15 games into his debut season helming the team, MacLellan remains entrenched in an assessment..." November 15

  • Caps strike early, hold on to beat Blue Jackets

    CSN Washington "The Caps promised not to take the Blue Jackets lightly and they didn’t, overwhelming the Blue Jackets and winless goaltender Curtis McElhinney with a 13-5 shot advantage and a 3-1 lead after one period. Marcus Johansson, who had eight goals in 80 games last season, picked up his seventh of the..." November 12

  • Backstrom’s overtime goal lifts Capitals past Hurricanes

    Washington Post "All eyes were trained on Alex Ovechkin, as they often are. Away from the spotlight, Nicklas Backstrom quietly waited, like he often does. Thirty seconds remained in overtime Saturday night at Verizon Center, enough time for the Washington Capitals to salvage another busted second-period lead. As..." November 09

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Capitals' Alex Ovechkin will not face supplemental discipline from NHL for his elbow on #Blackhawks' Niklas Hjalmarsson last night.

  • Capitals beat Blackhawks, 3-2, to end five-game skid

    Washington Post "Barry Trotz entered the visitor’s locker room at United Center without a victory speech in mind. Since the Washington Capitals last won nearly two weeks ago, their coach had spoken so much about staying true to the process, preached so often about remaining patient, that now words escaped him. So..." November 08

  • Laich back for Caps tonight after missing last seven games

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brooks Laich is ready to return from injury. Again. On Friday, the oft-injured forward will play for the Caps when they take on the Blackhawks in Chicago, the team announced. Laich played in Washington’s first five games of the season — during which it went 3-0-2 — before suffering a..." November 07

  • Hiller’s highway robbery leads Flames to overtime victory over Capitals

    Calgary Herald "On his post-game soapbox, Bob Hartley was going to rave. And everyone knew who was going to get lots of love — Jonas Hiller. As fate would have it, the Calgary Flames goalie, perched atop a stationary bike, was pedalling only five feet away when his coach began to heap praise. At first..." November 05

  • Alex Ovechkin becomes Capitals all-time points leader

    USA Today "He’s been one of the NHL’s most dominant offensive forces in the last decade, and now Alexander Ovechkin has a major franchise record to prove it. The 2004 first-round draft choice of the Washington Capitals became the team’s all-time points leader Tuesday night, when he tallied an assist on..." November 05

  • Bob McKenzie: Caps' Green could be trade deadline rental

    Nichols on Hockey "On Mike Green as a possible trade target between now and the trade deadline: “Well, a lot of it depends on how the Caps are doing. I mean, if they’re a playoff team they may want to keep him around because he’s got a dynamic offensive element to his game, especially on the power play. “But,..." November 04

  • Shane Doan, Coyotes snap 3-game skid, beat Capitals

    Arizona Republic "Following their worst 10-game start in eight years, a shakeup hit the Coyotes in time to salvage at least one game on their four-game trek up the East Coast. It wasn't of seismic proportions – the Coyotes aren't currently in a position to execute such drastic change – but in an attempt to spark..." November 03

  • Lightning top Capitals

    Tampa Tribune "For a team cursed with bad luck when it comes to injuries this season, Jason Garrison has proven to be Tampa Bay Lightning’s lucky charm. In a game that saw three ties and three lead changes, Garrison scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, his second goal of the season and second..." November 02

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Braden Holtby today in Tampa, Justin Peters tomorrow at home vs. Arizona.

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    Washington Capitals @washcaps

    Braden Holtby first off the ice. He'll start tonight for Washington. #CapsBolts

  • When will the Caps see Brooks Laich again?

    CSN Washington "Brooks Laich [left shoulder] did not practice with the team and has not played since Oct. 18 when Florida Panthers forward Shawn Thornton dropped him with a shoulder-on-shoulder hit. “We’re probably looking at sometime next week now,” Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. “It’s a little longer than..." November 01

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Aaron Volpatti (neck) is likely for a conditioning loan to Hershey, Trotz said. Eligible to come off LTIR on Sunday.

  • Ovechkin's pointless streak hits five games

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin has been through a pair of nine-game goal-less streaks during his NHL career, but until Wednesday night he had never gone five straight regular season games without a point. He has now. Ovechkin managed to get seven of his 13 shot attempts on goal, but Detroit Red Wings..." October 31

  • Justin Abdelkader leads Wings past Capitals

    Detroit News "Who had Justin Abdelkader as the Red Wings' goal-scoring leader at this point of the season? The grinder is turning into an offensive machine, adding two third-period goals Wednesday, leading the Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Capitals. Abdelkader scored his fourth and fifth goals,..." October 30

  • Capitals 3, Flames 1: Joel Ward scores a pair of goals to lead Washington

    Washington Post "Joel Ward had taken his demotion in stride and gulped down the change, but as the forward later tried to sneak undetected from the Washington Capitals locker room, seeking an early exit after starring Saturday night, his teammates oohed and hollered for him to return. So Ward stood before the..." October 26

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Trotz on Healy's Ovi comments: "Anytime you go personal with me that's very disrespectful to the player and our profession."

  • Oilers limit Capitals offence in winning 3-2 effort

    Edmonton Sun "Remember when the Oilers were playing relatively well and losing, and Dallas Eakins talked about how these things all even out, and there will be nights when they get badly outplayed and win. Well, this was one of them. The Washington Capitals outplayed Edmonton so badly during stretches..." October 23

  • Caps’ Laich suffers apparent shoulder injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Capitals forward Brooks Laich appeared to suffer a left shoulder injury late in the third period of Washingon’s 2-1 shootout win over the Florida Panthers Saturday night. Laich received a shoulder to shoulder hit from Panthers’ Shawn Thornton and went straight to the Capitals dressing room." October 19

  • Capitals top Panthers in shootout win

    CSN Washington "Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored on the Capitals’ first three attempts of the shootout and goaltender Justin Peters turned aside 20 of 21 shots through 65 minutes, along with a big stop on Jussi Jokinen in the shootout, to give the Caps their second straight..." October 19

  • Sharks blow lead, beat Capitals 6-5 in SO

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks jumped out to an early lead and surrendered a pair of three-goal cushions, but found a way to get past the Washington Capitals in a shootout on Tuesday at Verizon Center, 6-5. San Jose improved to 3-0 on the season in what was the first of a five-game East Coast road trip. Leading..." October 15

  • Capitals' Barry Trotz sings Alex Ovechkin's praises

    USA Today "New Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz was glad to discover that the reality of coaching Alex Ovechkin is far more enjoyable than he was led to believe. "For all of the questions I took when I got this job, right through the summer and training camp, I have to be honest and say I wasn't too..." October 15

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Jay Beagle (upper body) said he's feeling good, still targeting this week's three-game homestand for a return.

  • Ovechkin gets Caps on the board with win over Bruins

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin netted his first and second goals of the season in the opening period, Mike Green celebrated his return to the lineup with a power-play goal and Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson and Andre Burakovsky each picked up two assists for the Capitals, who finished off a dominant effort..." October 12

  • Canadiens spoil Capitals home opener

    Montreal Gazette "Brendan Gallagher scored the winning goal in a shootout to give the Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals Thursday night at the Verizon Center. On a night when the Canadiens played catchup from the opening faceoff, Dustin Tokarski kept the Canadiens in the game until Tomas..." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Mike Green out for Capitals’ season-opener vs. Montreal

    Washington Post "Capitals defenseman Mike Green will miss Thursday night’s season opener against Montreal with an upper-body injury, both he and Coach Barry Trotz confirmed at the team’s morning skate. During line rushes, Green paired with John Erskine, who will be a healthy scratch at Verizon Center, and spent..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Capitals send five more to Hershey, nearing final roster

    Washington Post "Barreling toward roster completion with just one preseason game remaining, the Washington Capitals released five more players Friday to their American Hockey League affiliate in Hershey. None were unexpected. All helped clear space for the final cuts before Tuesday’s NHL deadline. Forwards..." October 04

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Michael Latta and Mike Green both have upper-body injuries, per Caps. They're taking "maintenance days," so not skating.

  • Caps announce first round of training camp cuts

    CSN Washington "The Capitals announced their first round of training camp cuts Friday with 12 players reporting to AHL Hershey and five players returned to their junior or international club teams. Goaltenders Pheonix Copley and Brandon Anderson were both sent to Hershey, where the Bears will open training..." September 26

  • After three preseason games, faceoffs ‘a concern’ for Capitals, Trotz

    Washington Post "As the Capitals’ second-line center competition chugs along, no clear victor in sight, glaring faceoff struggles have emerged through three preseason games, rankling the bench boss who once oversaw the NHL’s best unit. “The draws are going to be a concern,” Barry Trotz said Wednesday night..." September 26

  • For Capitals, search for a second-line center starts from within

    Washington Post "One choice first learned the position this summer, an experiment as the Washington Capitals tried to fill a void at second-line center. Another option is new to North America, still adjusting to the language, the life and the game. The third has four NHL seasons under his belt, and the higher..." September 25

  • Erskine says he's finally feeling healthy

    CSN Washington "John Erskine can’t erase the past, but he can certainly explain it. A year ago, the Capitals’ 34-year-old defenseman came into camp fresh off summer knee surgery and told the Caps coaching staff he was not in game shape. “I told them I wasn’t ready to go and they put me in anyway,” Erskine..." September 21

  • No extension talks for defenseman Mike Green, but confidence from Capitals brass

    Washington Post "Back on July 1, after Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan signed defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen to lucrative deals worth a combined $67.75 million, a residual question arose, impacted by the two former Penguins hired to shore up Washington’s blue line: What does this mean for..." September 21

  • MacLellan: 'The expectations are high'

    CSN Washington "When Brian MacLellan took over as Capitals general manager he inherited a team in desperate need of quality NHL defensemen, a second-line center and a backup goaltender. He broke the bank on the Caps’ blue line when he added Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen at a combined price tag of $11.25..." September 20

  • Alex Ovechkin back at left wing as Capitals open camp under new coach Barry Trotz

    The Hockey News "Barry Trotz says "there's no coach on the planet" who can teach what Alex Ovechkin does when playing left wing. The new Washington Capitals coach on Friday explained his rationale for moving the three-time league MVP back to the left side. Ovechkin led the NHL with 51 goals playing mostly on..." September 20

  • Capitals invite 66 players to training camp

    CSN Washington "With every veteran back in town and a day of fitness testing awaiting them, the Capitals announced an extensive training camp roster on Wednesday, one which includes 35 forwards, 23 defensemen and eight goaltenders. Training camp will begin on Friday and last 18 days, including eight preseason..." September 18

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