Capitals Rumors & News

  • Capitals control Hurricanes in 6-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- When their top lines are producing, the Washington Capitals are dangerous. Lately they've been getting production across the lineup. Dmitry Orlov scored twice, Braden Holtby made 25 saves and the Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1 on Monday night at Verizon..." January 23

  • Sheary, Greiss, Oshie honored as NHL's 3 stars of the week "Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary , New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss and Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 22. FIRST STAR - CONOR SHEARY, LW, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Sheary led the NHL with six goals..." January 23

  • Beagle's OT goal caps Capitals' rally vs. Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Jay Beagle's goal early in overtime lifted the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night at American Airlines Center. The Capitals won the opening faceoff in overtime and Beagle drove hard to the net to finish a pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov just 19..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Capitals score seven again, rout Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- T.J. Oshie knows a team doesn't score seven goals and lose a game very often in the NHL. Having witnessed that first-hand in the Washington Capitals' previous game on Monday night in Pittsburgh, however, Oshie and his teammates made certain it didn't happen again Thursday night..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Capitals, Penguins Combine For Nine Goals In Absolutely Insane Period

    NESN "The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins played the most entertaining NHL game in a while Monday night at PPG Paints Arena. And we’re just talking about the second period. The Capitals took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission, then scored the opening goal of the second period to take..." January 17

  • Malkin logs hat trick as Penguins top Caps in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The entertainment factor in a 15-goal overtime game can be considerably high, depending on your perspective. "It was maybe a little bit of a fun game -- fun for forwards, but not the goalies," Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin said with a wry smile Monday after he recorded a hat..." January 16

  • Backstrom, Marchand, McGinn recognized as NHL's 3 stars "Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand and Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 15. FIRST STAR - NICKLAS BACKSTROM, C, WASHINGTON CAPITALS Backstrom led the League in..." January 16

  • Capitals win ninth straight, take division lead

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals didn't look like their recent selves early on against the Philadelphia Flyers. By the end of the game, however, the NHL's hottest team had turned in another dominant performance. Justin Williams and Matt Niskanen each scored twice within a..." January 15

  • Caps blank Blackhawks, 6-0

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Fourth-line center Jay Beagle doesn't have an answer for his success against the Chicago Blackhawks. Beagle scored twice, Braden Holtby picked up his third shutout in nine days, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Blackhawks 6-0 Friday night at Verizon Center for their..." January 13

  • Ovechkin passes 1,000 points as Caps top Pens

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- With family, friends and fans on hand to see if he would make history on Wednesday night, Alex Ovechkin didn't keep anyone waiting long. Ovechkin scored a goal 35 seconds into the game for his 1,000th NHL point, then added another goal in the second period as the Washington..." January 12

  • Alex Ovechkin gets to 1,001 points in Capitals win "Alex Ovechkin reached 1,000 NHL points with his first of two goals, starting the Washington Capitals on their way to a 5-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center on Wednesday. Ovechkin scored 35 seconds into the first period and 8:06 into the second to give Washington a 2-0..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Ovechkin's 544th goal equals 'Rocket' in Capitals' win

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The script was essentially written before the puck even dropped. And, true to form, Alex Ovechkin brought it to life before the closing credits rolled. Sitting one behind Maurice "Rocket" Richard's 544 career goals entering the game, Ovechkin tied him on a power play at 16:36 of..." January 09

  • Oshie goal, Holtby shutout highlight Capitals' 1-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- T.J. Oshie scored on the Washington Capitals' first shot and it turned out to be the only goal of the game Saturday night. Braden Holtby took care of the rest, making 30 saves as the flu-bitten Capitals (25-9-5) extended their winning streak to five games by defeating the Ottawa..." January 07

  • Capitals end Blue Jackets' win streak at 16

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella doesn't usually speak to his team after a game. Thursday night was the exception. After seeing their 16-game winning streak snapped 5-0 by Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals, Tortorella addressed the Blue Jackets...." January 05

  • ‘Going to be a fun moment’ ending Columbus’ streak, says Burakovsky

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tonight in Washington, the Columbus Blue Jackets will look to match the longest winning streak in NHL history — 17 games, set by Pittsburgh in ’92-93. The Caps, meanwhile, will try to keep it from happening. Heck, forward Andre Burakovsky is already predicting how good it will feel to put an..." January 05

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov fined by NHL for diving on multiple occassions

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov has been fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving, the league announced Thursday. Kuznetsov was issued a warning by the NHL Hockey Operations Department for an unspecified incident at Florida on Oct. 20. His second citation—for a dive against New Jersey on Dec...." January 05

  • Capitals come back from two down to win in OT

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals turned up in the heat in the third period and it proved to be too much for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Alex Ovechkin scored 22 seconds into overtime as the Washington Capitals rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to defeat..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Holtby proving he’s one of the best

    TSN "A couple of Canadian teams – the Toronto Maple Leafs first, then the Ottawa Senators later in the week – are about to get a crack at beating one of the NHL’s best goaltenders. And no, the Montreal Canadiens aren’t on the docket. Neither are the New York Rangers. It wasn’t supposed to be this..." January 03

  • Rare goal by Chorney lifts Capitals by Senators

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Forget Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Washington Capitals' high-flying forwards. It's the defenseman who have suddenly turned into scoring machines. Defensemen Taylor Chorney and Karl Alzner, neither of whom are known for their offensive prowess, lit the lamp for the..." January 01

  • Grubauer, Capitals shut down Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- In a battle of backup goalies, Philipp Grubauer and the Washington Capitals defeated Keith Kinkaid and the New Jersey Devils, 6-2, in a New Year's Eve matinee on Saturday at the Prudential Center. Grubauer made 21 saves, while Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams led..." December 31

  • Kinkaid lifts Devils to shootout victory over Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The struggling New Jersey Devils got a huge lift from their goaltender Thursday night. Keith Kinkaid stopped 43 shots, Michael Cammalleri and Jacob Josefson scored shootout goals and the Devils defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 at Verizon Center. "We had excellent..." December 29

  • With a 1-3 record in shootouts, Caps are spending more time practicing it

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Over the past few weeks, the Capitals have started dedicating more time in practice to working on shootouts. Why? A couple of reasons: The standings point awarded for a skills competition victory could prove critical later this season. And, well, right now the Caps aren’t very good at them,..." December 27

  • Two-goal burst helps Isles edge Caps

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took until their postseason hopes were imperiled, but the New York Islanders are finally playing like a playoff team against playoff-caliber teams. Andrew Ladd and Anders Lee scored 43 seconds apart early in the third period Tuesday night, when the Islanders killed two..." December 27

  • Carlson, Holtby power Capitals to rout of Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The schedule sent the Washington Capitals a tired, banged-up opponent as an early Christmas present. They didn't squander it. Defenseman John Carlson scored twice in the first period and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots as the Capitals rolled to a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay..." December 23

  • Flyers clip Capitals in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Playing against the Washington Capitals for the first time since getting pulled in last year's first-round playoff loss, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason turned aside 36 shots en route to a 3-2 shootout victory Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "There's no..." December 22

  • Price notches 250th win as Candiens halt Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- One night after a getting pulled in a loss, Montreal goalie Carey Price bounced back to collect a milestone win. Jeff Petry scored the go-ahead goal and Price stopped 20 shots to record his 250th career win as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on..." December 17

  • Capitals top Hurricanes in shootout for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's no coincidence the Washington Capitals haven't lost since T.J. Oshie has returned to the lineup. Oshie scored late in the third period to tie it and added a shootout goal as the Washington Capitals won their sixth straight, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3...." December 16

  • Niskanen scores twice, Capitals sink Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Matt Niskanen is known for being a shutdown defenseman. On Tuesday, his offense was impossible to stop and it was so effective that the Washington Capitals were trying to get Niskanen a third goal. Niskanen scored his first two goals of the season at the start and end of..." December 13

  • Caps shut out road-weary Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The milestones continue to pile up for Alexander Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals left winger became the 18th player in NHL history to score 200 power-play goals as his first-period tally would prove to be the difference Sunday in a 3-0 triumph over the weary Vancouver..." December 11

  • Before Matt Niskanen can play, he has to pass NHL concussion protocol

    Washington Post "Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen was a full participant in practice on Saturday, but his status for Sunday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks is based on if he passes the NHL’s concussion protocol. Though Niskanen may not necessarily have a concussion, because he went face first into the..." December 11

  • Grubauer propels Capitals past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Washington Capitals continue to have the Buffalo Sabres' number. Philipp Grubauer made 27 saves and four different players scored to lead the Capitals to a 4-1 win over the Sabres on Friday night. It was Washington's third win over the Sabres in the past two weeks...." December 09

  • Backstrom, Caps top Bruins in OT

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Mixed emotions, critical comments and a players-only meeting were on the menu for Washington Capitals following Wednesday night's game against the Boston Bruins. And Washington won. Nicklas Backstrom scored with 3:24 left in overtime, and the Capitals defeated the Bruins..." December 08

  • Washington Capitals Recall Aaron Ness; Matt Niskanen Out

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After getting hit face-first into the boards by Patrice Bergeron in yesterday’s game, Matt Niskanen is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will be out for the Washington Capitals next matchup. To replace him, the team has called up Aaron Ness from the Hershey Bears Thursday afternoon. Ness..." December 08

  • Caps will get Oshie back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals will get a welcomed injection of offense tonight when T.J. Oshie returns to the lineup against the Boston Bruins (on NBCSN). Oshie has missed the last seven games with an upper-body injury. The Caps went 3-3-1 without him. In their last four games, they’ve scored just..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Johansson powers Capitals to OT win vs. Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The skidding Washington Capitals were just over six minutes away from skidding a bit more Monday night. Then Marcus Johansson found the back of the net twice, turning those frowns upside down. Johansson scored in overtime to cap a two-goal performance as the Washington Capitals..." December 05

  • Lightning outlast Capitals, end 4-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop and Brian Boyle helped the Tampa Bay Lightning snap their longest losing streak in more than three years. Bishop finished with 34 saves and Boyle had the deciding goal in the shootout to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 victory on Saturday night at Amalie Arena and end a..." December 03

  • Capitals’ Justin Williams on his season-long slump: ‘I’m getting tested right now’

    Washington Post "Justin Williams stood beside the bench, looked up at the video board and seemed to experience the stages of grief all within a few seconds. He had just knocked in a cross-ice feed from Evgeny Kuznetsov as the first-intermission buzzer sounded, the weight of one of the worst slumps of his career..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Islanders' Halak blanks Caps with 38 saves

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- In the span of four days, the New York Islanders may have turned their season around. Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Islanders scored three third-period goals to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-0 on Thursday night at Verizon Center for..." December 01