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  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Backstrom: ‘We’re the ones that should be ashamed’

    CSN Washington "The Capitals conducted an optional practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Saturday and among those who took the option not to participate was head coach Adam Oates. "There were only a couple guys [skating]," Oates said, "and I was still watching a little bit of video from yesterday and kind of..." April 12

  • Ovechkin would have to negotiate out of current deal to head to KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world last summer when he retired from the NHL and signed with SKA Saint Petersburg in the KHL the following week. Would Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin be next? From TSN: On Thursday’s edition of Insider Trading on the NHL on TSN, (Pierre LeBrun)..." April 12

  • Caps win fourth straight, top Blackhawks

    Washington Post "A little after 8 p.m. Friday night, as the Washington Capitals zipped the puck around the offensive zone and maintained possession for extended stretches to create quality scoring chances against the Chicago Blackhawks, who are one of the best teams in the Western Conference, a throaty yell from..." April 12

  • Capitals win their third straight, beating Carolina, 5-2

    Washington Post "The lights were on, seats were filled and bona fide NHL players were skating around the ice at PNC Arena. But there were no intentionally blocked shots, no fights and only a few players who showed genuine interest in a regular season game that felt like one in name only. The Washington Capitals..." April 11

  • Capitals are denied a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs

    Washington Post "For the first time since the 2006-07 season, the Washington Capitals will not reach the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Capitals were mathematically eliminated from reaching the postseason Wednesday night when the Detroit Red Wings earned a point for their shootout loss in Pittsburgh and the Columbus..." April 10

  • Jaroslav Halak's agent upset with Adam Oates, says he didn't ask out "Things are headed south faster than the politicians' approval ratings in Washington. On Tuesday Jaroslav Halak did not start when the Capitals faced the Blues in St. Louis, his former team as of a little more than a month ago. Coach Adam Oates said that Halak told him he was not comfortable..." April 09

  • Ovechkin hits milestone with 5th 50-goal season

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday night, the fifth time he has reached that mark in his career. He is only the 11th player in NHL history to reach this milestone. For more on Ovechkin's career as well as what this means for the Caps, check out the video above with Chuck..." April 09

  • Jaroslav Halak’s agent ‘bewildered’ Adam Oates broke trust between player, coach

    Washington Post "Jaroslav Halak’s agent released a statement Wednesday stating that his client never told Coach Adam Oates he didn’t want to start against his former team, the St. Louis Blues. Following the morning skate in St. Louis Tuesday, Oates told reporters that Halak “just wasn’t 100 percent comfortable”..." April 09

  • Caps down Blues, get no out of town help

    CSN Washington "How it happened: Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin played one of their best games of the season, combining for three goals, and Braden Holtby turned aside 28 of 29 shots to keep the Capitals’ miniscule playoff hopes alive. What it means: If the Columbus Blue Jackets win Wednesday night in..." April 09

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    Mike Green won’t make the trip, Oates said. Nor will Jack Hillen or Patrick Wey.

  • Capitals keep playoff hopes alive after Kuznetsov’s shootout goal

    Washington Post "After Braden Holtby made a third and final stop in a shootout Saturday night to snap the Washington Capitals’ five-game losing streak, the netminder pumped his blocker hand and received a group hug from teammates. But that’s all the celebration there would be. The Capitals filed off the ice at..." April 06

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    Per the official league rosters, Volpatti has been activated from LTIR.

  • Nicklas Backstrom: 'We put ourselves in this position'

    CSN Washington "When the curtain closes on the Capitals’ 2013-14 season this may be the statistic that stands out the most: When they have scored two or fewer goals this season the Caps are 0-25-6. Conversely, when they’ve scored three or more they are 24-4-7. “Two goals against on the road should be..." April 05

  • Devils defeat Capitals

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jaromir Jagr has seen it all in his 1,670 regular season and playoff games in the NHL. But he couldn’t remember a performance as gritty as the one the Devils gave Friday night in order to stay in the race for a playoff spot. Down to only seven forwards late in the third period, the Devils..." April 05

  • Ovechkin: 'I think everybody quit on the play'

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin was given a chance on Friday to explain his role on a goal scored by the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in which Stars forward Ray Whitney blew past him in the neutral zone to set up a goal by Dustin Jeffrey. The next day, Capitals coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin “quit on the play” and..." April 05

  • Caps' defense has been their Achilles' heel

    CSN Washington "When Adam Oates was hired to replace Dale Hunter as head coach of the Capitals two summers ago, two of his goals were to turn Alex Ovechkin back into a scoring machine and convince his team to be responsible defensively. With 48 goals Ovechkin is on pace to win his second straight Rocket..." April 03

  • Capitals sign Madison Bowey

    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a three-year, entry-level contract beginning the 2014-15 season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Bowey, 18, was drafted by the Capitals in the second round, 53rd overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry..." April 02

  • Stars taking depth scoring to new levels, unheralded forward scores two in win over Capitals

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars are taking this depth scoring thing to new levels. After bemoaning the weight on top scorers Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn while their playoff hopes were slipping away two weeks ago, the Stars now are getting goals by the bucket from every line on the ice. Dustin Jeffrey on Tuesday..." April 02

  • Predators edge Capitals in shootout

    Tennessean "Coach Barry Trotz has turned into a realist when it comes to the Predators' playoff chances. "Our moons have to absolutely align for us to somehow get in," he said. That might be true, but the Predators still have some games to play. And Nashville proved that even in spite of tough playoff..." March 31

  • Mikhail Grabovski will return to Capitals’ lineup in Nashville

    Washington Post "Mikhail Grabovski will return to the Capitals’ lineup Sunday night against the Predators after missing 22 of the last 23 games with a sprained left ankle. “I’m ready,” Grabovski said after taking part in an optional skate at Bridgestone Arena. “It’s hard to tell if it will be comfortable in a..." March 30

  • Iginla's two goals lead B's to 4-2 win over Caps

    CSN New England "The Bruins passed the first of their playoff coming attractions with flying Black and Gold colors. The B’s are spending the next week playing four potential first round playoff opponents, and they handily dispatched the first of them, the Washington Capitals, with a solid 4-2 victory at the..." March 30

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov a quick study in the NHL

    Washington Post "Three weeks ago, when Evgeny Kuznetsov arrived at long last in Washington and then joined the Capitals’ lineup two days later, Coach Adam Oates would go out of his way to downplay expectations for the 21-year-old forward. No amount of raw skill could prepare him to jump into the NHL where..." March 30

  • Oates frustrated, ‘shocked’ over Capitals’ ‘lousy’ start

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals had an important game against a great club this afternoon. Rather than be motivated by that, the Capitals seemed to limp out of the gate en route to a 4-2 loss against the Boston Bruins. “I’m shocked at the start,” Capitals coach Adam Oates told reporters after the game,..." March 29

  • Holtby gets call vs. Bruins; Hillen, Grabovski out

    CSN Washington "Braden Holtby will get make just his second start in 10 games today when the Capitals butt helmets with the Boston Bruins at 12:30 at Verizon Center. Holtby made 36 stops in his last start against the San Jose Sharks on March 22 and is 3-1-0 against the Bruins in his career, including 1-1-0..." March 29

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • "Precautionary" reasons sideline Backstrom vs. Kings

    CSN Washington "When Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty vaulted Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom into the glass alongside the Capitals players’ bench early in the second period Tuesday night, 18,000 fans saw the Caps’ playoff hopes flash before their eyes. After the game, Capitals coach Adam Oates said..." March 26

  • Kings refuse to settle, come back for 5-4 shootout win over Capitals

    Los Angeles Times "Every sign pointed to the Kings losing to the Capitals on Tuesday, and they could have trotted out the cliched but reasonable excuse of lacking energy at the end of a back-to-back sequence on the road, against a team desperate to make the playoffs. They didn't settle for a respectable..." March 26

  • Report: Possible shoulder injury for Caps’ Backstrom

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals apparently held Nicklas Backstrom out of the remainder of Tuesday’s shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings for precautionary reasons. Now the question is what, exactly, is ailing the talented Swede. Various sources indicate that the 26-year-old did not suffer a..." March 26

  • Washington Capitals win in San Jose for the first time since 1993

    Washington Post "It required two goals that deflected off Sharks and into their own net, and a shootout, but the Washington Capitals finally ended a 20-plus-year drought between wins in San Jose. Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout to give Washington a 3-2 victory over the vaunted..." March 23

  • Kings grind out historic milestones in 2-1 shootout win over Capitals

    Los Angeles Times "Let's pause for a moment of appreciation for Rogie Vachon and Toe Blake. And Marian Gaborik. First, the present-day man of the moment: Gaborik. The recently acquired Gaborik set up the first goal and later scored the decisive goal in a three-round shootout, leading the Kings to a 2-1 win..." March 21

  • Capitals sign college free-agent goalie Pheonix Copley "The Washington Capitals on Wednesday signed free-agent goaltender Pheonix Copley to a two-year, entry-level contract that will take effect in the 2014-15 season. Copley, 22, spent the past two seasons at Michigan Tech of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. He appeared in 30 games for the..." March 20

  • Halak It Like That, Caps Win over Ducks 3-2

    Japers' Rink "Since the start of the year, this California trip has been circled on most Caps' fans calendars - and likely on the calendars of the Caps themselves - as the trip that would likely be the team's ultimate test. One week, three California cities, three of the League's top teams, all in the thick of..." March 19

  • Brooks Laich has procedure on lower body, expected out 4-6 weeks "Brooks Laich's injury woes continue in Washington. On Monday the Capitals announced th forward is likely going to miss 4-6 weeks, potentially ending his season. Laich labored through the Capitals' 4-3 win on Friday against the Canucks at home and then sat out Sunday's game against the Maple..." March 17

  • Brooks Laich headed to St. Louis to see doctor

    CSN Washington "The Capitals’ road to a seventh straight playoff berth got a little steeper on Sunday with the news that Brooks Laich will be visiting groin specialist Michael Brunt Monday in St. Louis and may require a procedure that knocks him out of the rest of the regular season. Laich, 30, underwent..." March 17

  • Capitals 4, Maple Leafs 2

    CSN Washington "The Caps dominated the first period, grabbing a 3-0 lead on power-play goals by Troy Brouwer [19th] and Joel Ward [20th] and an even-strength goal by Jason Chimera [13th], but the Maple Leafs roared back, getting a late goal from Troy Bodie in the first period and another by captain Dion Phaneuf..." March 17

  • Sabres goalie Neuvirth hurt, prospect Lieuwen summoned

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres announced that they have summoned Nathan Lieuwen on an emergency basis. Michal Neuvirth is dealing with a lower-body injury and won’t be available for tonight’s game against Montreal. Given that Jhonas Enroth played between the pipes on Saturday, there’s at least a slim..." March 16

  • Tom Wilson starting to show skill to go with grit for Washington Capitals

    Washington Post "In the middle of the second period of Friday night’s game against Vancouver, a play unfolded that showcased the potential the Washington Capitals have seen in Tom Wilson since they drafted him 16th overall in 2012. The 19-year-old finished a heavy, clean check on Canucks instigator Tom Sestito..." March 16

  • Oates cautious over Kuznetsov's 'wow factor'

    CSN Washington "When Evgeny Kuznetsov was announced as the first star of the game following Friday night’s 4-3 win over Vancouver Canucks, the 21-year-old Russian emphatically flipped a puck into the stands and applauded the fans at Verizon Center, tapping his stick with his gloved hand. A few minutes later,..." March 16

  • Oates happy with the result, but not the process

    CSN Washington "The Capitals’ locker room was the picture of sweaty satisfaction following Friday night’s heart-pounding 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks. And with good reason. The Capitals ended a two-game losing streak with the win and climbed within one point of the Philadelphia Flyers for the final wild..." March 15

  • Green scores the winner as Caps beat Canucks

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals may not be that familiar with the intricacies of the Vancouver Canucks as an opponent, considering the two teams only see each other twice a season at most, but they entered Friday night fully aware of something very significant: Vancouver is as desperate as the Capitals..." March 15

  • Laich day-to-day for remainder of season

    CSN Washington "Laich day-to-day: Apparently, Brooks Laich’s visit to see a groin specialist in St. Louis on Tuesday did not rule out his availability for game action down the stretch. “Right now, we’re just going to monitor it day-by-day and play it by ear and see how he feels and make decisions daily,” Caps..." March 14

  • Dmitry Orlov re-signs with Capitals for two seasons, $4 million "Dmitry Orlov and the Capitals have come a long way since late November when his agent said Orlov was done in DC. They have come so far that the young defenseman signed a two-year extension on Thursday. Orlov, who was set to become a restricted free agent this summer, signed a two-year deal for..." March 13

  • Crosby lifts Penguins over Capitals in last game of road trip

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby knows the Penguins can play better. Of course, they do not always need to because of performances like the one he provided Monday night. In a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center, Crosby was the sure-shooting goal scorer and the sharp-passing playmaker and..." March 12

  • Kunitz scores twice, Crosby once as Penguins edge Capitals, 3-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Hockey players like to talk about having to weather a storm to win a game, especially on the road. And, if the one the Penguins survived in the first half of the second period in their 3-2 victory Monday night against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center was a Category 5, it's only..." March 11

  • Kuznetsov era begins with early morning skate

    CSN Washington "When rookie prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov stepped on the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the first time since signing his first NHL contract, a smattering of cheers echoed off the walls. About 50 Capitals fans sacrificed an hour of sleep on Sunday to witness Kuznetsov’s 8 a.m. skate with head..." March 09

  • Klesla won't join Sabres after trade "Defenseman Rostislav Klesla said Saturday he will not join the Buffalo Sabres, who acquired him in a trade with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. The trade, which also sent goaltender Michal Neuvirth to Buffalo and goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a draft pick to Washington, came one day after..." March 09

  • Capitals scores three goals in third period to beat Coyotes

    Washington Post "As the Washington Capitals gathered in their dressing room at Verizon Center during the second intermission Saturday night, what had already been an ugly week threatened to continue on. Trailing the Phoenix Coyotes by two, the Capitals were 20 minutes away from losing a fourth straight game when..." March 09

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