Capitals Rumors & News

  • Capitals rally from pair of two-goal deficits for 4-3 win in Game 2, evening series vs. Islanders

    Washington Post "At the moment Verizon Center detonated with sound, when the loopy madness reached its boiling point, Jason Chimera spun around and bolted. He high-stepped across the rink, red sweaters in hot pursuit, fists raised toward the rafters. In the stands, the raucous fans climbed over each other to..." April 18

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    Washington Capitals @washcaps

    #Caps goalie Philipp Grubauer will start Game Two of #CapsIsles tonight for Washington. Braden Holtby is listed as day-to-day (illness).

  • Islanders whip Capitals to steal Game 1 road win

    New York Post "Kyle Okposo was convinced this Islanders team wouldn’t be in store for the same fate they met when their last playoff series began two years ago. He was right. Instead of being overwhelmed like they were against the Penguins in 2013, the Isles were the aggressors in their 4-1 win over the..." April 16

  • Andre Burakovsky’s playoff status still uncertain

    Washington Post "Still stuck wondering what the Washington Capitals had planned for him, rookie forward Andre Burakovsky finished his first NHL postseason practice and tried to avoid speculation. The Capitals had recalled him for a third time as an emergency replacement, meaning he was here only because someone..." April 13

  • Rangers beat Capitals, will face Penguins in the first round

    New York Post "So now it is history, this regular season in which the Rangers made franchise history. And now the Rangers begin again on Thursday at the Garden in Game 1 of the first round against the Penguins, following Saturday afternoon’s 4-2 victory over the Capitals that concluded a season in which the..." April 12

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Trotz: A "very strong possibility" Holtby starts tomorrow, tying Kolzig's single-season GP mark, but Peters might come in relief.

  • Caps play spoiler against the Bruins

    CSN Washington "Looking back, the Capitals’ 3-0 thrashing of the Boston Bruins Wednesday night was stunning when you consider just how much those two points meant to the Bruins and their playoff hopes. Unless of course, you are a member of the Capitals. “They are a desperate team and in the first period we..." April 09

  • With playoff spot clinched, Capitals still have much at stake in final two

    Washington Post "When the cheers rose from the rear of the Washington Capitals’ chartered flight Sunday night, Coach Barry Trotz thought someone had scored a winning hand in cards. He had taken one step toward the players as they traveled home from Detroit, preparing to break the good news he thought no one else..." April 08

  • Ward embracing chance to play on Capitals' top line "To say the odds were stacked against Joel Ward would be putting it mildly. Three months shy of his 28th birthday, with 11 games on his NHL resume, Ward sought fulltime work with the Nashville Predators in September 2008. "I really thought it was a do-or-die kind of moment in my career," Ward..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Placing Braden Holtby’s season into context

    Washington Post "Coach Barry Trotz had somewhat coyly insisted he would sleep on the Washington Capitals’ goaltending decision for Sunday evening, though in truth the choice had been made before his head hit the pillow. With a playoff berth unsecured and a relatively light assignment behind him in Ottawa, of..." April 06

  • Braden Holtby, Caps survive scare in 2-1 victory

    Washington Post "With each hurried step trainer Greg Smith took, sliding from the visiting bench to the opposite net, slipping on his medical gloves for closer inspection, more and more Washington Capitals fans found themselves forgetting to breathe. Outside the crease, their monument to endurance climbed onto one..." April 06

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    CapitalsPR @CapitalsPR

    #Caps Eric Fehr will not play tonight (upper body injury). He is listed as day-to-day.

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • ‘Positive things coming’ for Dmitry Orlov, nearing season debut

    Washington Post "Defenseman Dmitry Orlov had already fallen asleep when the Washington Capitals checked into their team hotel here, fresh off their shootout victory over Montreal and the two-hour bus ride into town. He watched their game alone, an early arrival after his American Hockey League conditioning loan..." April 04

  • Ovechkin: If I wasn't a Capital, I'd be a Canadien "As Alex Ovechkin got ready for an interview with Thursday morning at Bell Centre, he observed just how much he gets excited to play in this rink. "I love playing here," Ovechkin said. Later, during the interview, I asked -- hypothetically speaking, just for fun, if he ever had to..." April 04

  • Ovechkin, Trotz hit milestones in Caps shootout win over Canadiens

    CSN Washington "Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at Bell Centre: How it happened: Alex Ovechkin became the Capitals’ all-time leading goal scorer when he netted his 51st and 52nd goals of the season, giving him 474 career goals and moving him..." April 03

  • Capitals top Canes, close in on Isles, Pens

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season to tie Peter Bondra for the Caps’ all-time goal-scoring lead [472] and picked up an assist to pass Michal Pivonka and move..." April 01

  • Capitals' Ovechkin becomes 6th player in NHL history to record six 50-goal seasons

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin joined some of the game's greatest goal-scorers with his sixth career 50-goal season after scoring in the first period of Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Washington Capitals captain now has as many 50-goal campaigns as Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur and Mario..." April 01

  • Capitals make a statement with win over Rangers

    CSN Washington "Jason Chimera’s voice was a little hoarse as he addressed the media inside the visiting locker room of Madison Square Garden early Sunday evening. Maybe it was from all the screaming he did on the ice while celebrating his back-to-back, game-turning, perhaps season-saving goals in a 5-2 win..." March 30

  • Barry Trotz calls out Caps after win "Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory. "I didn't think we had a real hard work ethic, weren't diligent on our..." March 29

  • Capitals assign Orlov to AHL for conditioning "The Washington Capitals on Friday assigned defenseman Dmitry Orlov to Hershey of the American Hockey League for conditioning purposes. Orlov, 23, has not played this season because of a wrist injury. He was on the ice with Hershey and expected to dress Friday for the Bears game against the..." March 27

  • Capitals escape with win after late Devils goal forces OT

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils Thursday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Matt Niskanen hammered a slapshot through a maze of players and past Devils goaltender Cory Schneider with 1:13 gone in overtime. Seconds earlier, Evgeny Kuznetsov..." March 27

  • Capitals' Wilson fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment "Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today. Revised for the 2014-15 season following offseason approval by the League's Board of Governors and the National Hockey..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Caps' D-man nearing first game of 2014-15: 'It almost kill me'

    CSN Washington "For Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, the long, lonely and painful road to recovery is nearing its conclusion. Whether or not it ends with him playing his first NHL game of the season could be determined in the next week. Sidelined all season with a fractured left wrist that he says is still..." March 24

  • Pavs earns shutout as Jets blank Caps 3-0

    Winnipeg Free Press "It had white-flag surrender, toe-tag on the season written all over it. It was to be the perfect example of a buzzkill, the cops banging on the door AND the kegs running dry to ruin a dandy party. Rewind, if you can, to March 6th — just 16 days ago — when Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice stood..." March 22

  • Orpik returning to the lineup vs. Minnesota; Gleason likely sidelined

    Washington Post "Defenseman Brooks Orpik appears poised to return from a lower-body injury that had sidelined him for four straight games, skating on the Washington Capitals’ top pairing beside John Carlson at their morning workout before facing the Minnesota Wild. “I feel good,” Orpik said. “We’ll see. I felt..." March 19

  • Puck retrieval system is a well-oiled machine

    Washington Post "It was a simple sequence, one the Washington Capitals’ defensemen had performed hundreds of times since training camp, drilled until they could act on reflex alone. During practice Wednesday afternoon, defenseman Brooks Orpik chased after a loose puck that skirted behind his team’s goal line,..." March 19

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Capitals grind out a shootout victory against last-place Sabres

    Washington Post "Once the ugliness of Monday night had settled, after the Washington Capitals had barely absconded from a dog fight with the NHL’s worst team, they began the necessary task of flushing a 4-3 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres down the toilet. Only now could they ignore the process and..." March 17

  • Nate Schmidt scores first and Braden Holtby has all the stops as Caps win, 2-0

    Washington Post "Braden Holtby stood motionless in the crease and stared straight ahead, calm amid the chaos of Sunday night’s 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins. Sporting a fresh haircut and a renewed focus, the goaltender had already hip-checked one skater into the boards and stealthily punched another from his..." March 16

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    The Capitals have recalled Philipp Grubauer on an emergency basis. Chris Conner also up, Andre Burakovsky down.

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    Washington Capitals @washcaps

    With Mike Green back in the lineup, Barry Trotz says Cameron Schilling heads to Hershey. Andre Burakovsky will be recalled for #CapsStars.

  • Caps D-man skates at practice after missing all of season so far

    CSN Washington "Sidelined since undergoing neck surgery on Oct. 22, Caps defenseman John Erskine, 34, skated for about 30 minutes before the Caps’ 11:30 a.m. practice on Thursday. Erskine was in full practice gear and shot a few pucks and worked on his skating. Erskine was a healthy scratch for five games before..." March 12

  • Rangers storm past Capitals, now have best record in NHL

    New York Post "It is as if Barbra Streisand had left “Funny Girl” with an illness and the show’s Broadway run became even hotter with an understudy in the lead role. Because the Rangers roared into first place, not only in the Metropolitan Division, not only in the Eastern Conference, but in the overall NHL..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    No Brooks Orpik (lower body). He'll miss his first game of the season tonight.

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Ovechkin (lower body) to miss first game of the season tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier today, Brough passed along news that “banged up” Washington captain Alex Ovechkin was questionable for tonight’s tilt against Minnesota. Well, now you can rule him out officially. The Caps have just announced that Ovechkin will miss his first game of the season with a lower-body..." March 05

  • Burakovsky recalled from AHL Hershey

    CSN Washington "Less than three days after assigning him to Hershey of the American Hockey League, the Capitals recalled Andre Burakovsky today. With Michael Latta sidelined Tuesday night with an upper body injury sustained on a blindside hit from Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll, it is unclear if..." March 05

  • Alex Ovechkin game time decision on Thursday with lower body injury "Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin will be a game time decision on Thursday night for their game against the Minnesota Wild as he deals with a lower body injury according to the team. He did not participate in the team's morning skate. Ovechkin is currently tied with teammate Nicklas..." March 05

  • Capitals sign defenseman Tyler Lewington to three-year contract

    Washington Post "Wednesday evening, the Washington Capitals signed prospect defenseman Tyler Lewington to a three-year, entry-level contract, beginning in the 2015-16 season, the team announced. The 20-year-old had impressed during the preseason, starting with a physical showing at the rookie game in Philadelphia..." March 05

  • Alex Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals win a physical game against Columbus

    Washington Post "Once the strangeness of a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets had settled, while his Washington Capitals teammates nursed their nicks and iced their bruises, forward Alex Ovechkin emerged from the visiting training room, settled gingerly into his locker stall and exhaled a deep breath. For 43..." March 04

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    After Curtis Glencross addition, Capitals re-assign forward Andre Burakovsky to Hershey (AHL). #NHLTrade

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  • Flames deal Glencross to Capitals "The Calgary Flames have traded left wing Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals. In 53 games with the Flames this season, Glencross has scored nine goals and 19 assists. The 32-year-old is in the final year of a four-year contract he signed with the Flames prior to the 2011-2012 season..." March 01

  • Dustin Penner pulled from TV gig after insensitive jokes on Twitter "NHL free agent Dustin Penner was slated to be part of TSN's TradeCentre program as part of the Canadian network's NHL trade deadline coverage Monday. However, TSN confirmed Sunday that the former Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks forward is no longer slated on the air. Though the network did..." March 01

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