The Washington Capitals' fortunes tend to be tied greatly to the first goal of a game.
Alex Ovechkin will try to get them off to a strong start again Tuesday night when they visit the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets.
Washington is a league-best 29-1-4 when scoring first, and its 5-19-6 record when giving up the opening goal is among the worst.
The Capitals (34-20-10) gave up the...
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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...
Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin wiped out during a goal celebration in the opening minute of the first period during Sunday's game against Toronto.Ovechkin scored his 40th goal of the season just 33 seconds into the game. Ovechkin threw himself into the boards in excitement, then promptly lost his balance and wiped out. Fortunately, he didn't hurt himself, or that...
For a guy who can’t skate, Alexander Ovechkin is very good at hockey!
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On Sunday, the Washington Capitals made their second move before tomorrow’s trade deadline. After getting Tim Gleason for Jack Hillen and a fourth round draft pick yesterday, the Caps made another trade by acquiring Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames. The price for Glencross was rather large considering what a player like Sean Bergenheim returned, but Glencross […]
The Washington Capitals beefed up their blue line, the weekend before Monday’s NHL trade deadline, sending D Jack Hillen and a draft pick to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for D Tim Gleason. The draft selection Washington sent to Carolina was a fourth round pick.
Head coach Barry Trotz wanted the Caps to play with a rougher edge, and Gleason will provide that. He is a...
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
Dustin Penner is most known for his pancake injury, but his reputation (what little there is) took a big step back after he made a rape joke on Twitter. Penner isn’t currently playing in the NHL and he apparently had time for this “joke” which no one found funny.
After the initial backlash started, Penner defended his comment.
Apparently being opposed to a rape joke makes...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Jack Hillen and a draft pick.
Under terms of the trade announced Saturday, Carolina receives the Capitals' fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft.
Washington general manager Brian MacLellan calls Gleason ''a veteran, physical defenseman'' whose '...
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The Chicago Blackhawks are in trade talks with the Washington Capitals over Patrick Sharp. The Washington Capitals are in search of a top line winger to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
Sharp has been having a poor season with 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points in 49 games. He is 33 years old and may possibly be on the decline, making this a good time to deal him. The left
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.
Earl Lloyd has passed away at the age of 86.
Lloyd was the first black player in NBA history, debuting in 1950 for the Washington Capitals.
"The NBA family has lost one of its patriarchs," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game, was as inspirational as he was understated. He was known as a modest gentleman...
Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.
Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details.
Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. The 6-foot-5 forward helped the Syracuse Nationals win the...
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TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options. This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Alexander...
The Flyers were the headline event for Hockey Day in America as they hosted the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon. A late goal by Michael Del Zotto allowed the Flyers to come away with the 3-2 victory.
Washington Capitals left winger Jason Chimera dropped Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo with an uppercut to the face during the second period of Sunday's game at the Wells Fargo Center.Chimera delivered the short right hand that dropped Rinaldo to his knees after they got tangled up near the Flyers bench.Chimera was given five minutes for fighting and two minutes for roughing...
Whenever the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers are on the ice together, tensions boil. After a chippy first period, things continued in the second.
Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo made a run at Capitals defenseman Mike Green. Green’s teammate Jason Chimera took exception to the run, and gave Rinaldo a nice crosscheck right in front of the Flyers’ bench. That turned into...
The Washington Capitals continue to surge to the playoffs, defeating the New York Islanders 3-2 in a shootout, earning their fourth consecutive win. Despite previous surges, this was the first time this season that the Caps have strung together four straight wins.
Travis Hamonic gave the Isles this initial lead at the 7:41 mark of the opening period. Hamonic fired a wrister...
The Washington Capitals moved within four points of the first place New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division after their 3-2 shootout win over the Isles.
Evgeny Kuznetsov beat Isles goalie Chad Johnson in the first round of the shootout. That’s all the Capitals needed because goalie Braden Holtby stopped all...
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien tried to sneak into the Washington Capitals huddle during a timeout in the second period of Thursday night's game in D.C.The Capitals took a timeout at the 14:33 mark of the second period, and Byfuglien quietly skated close to the huddle in an apparent attempt to spy on them unnoticed. Byfuglien didn't get to see much before a linesman nudged...
The Washington Capitals called a timeout to draw up a play for the ensuing draw. Dustin Byfuglien let his curiosity get the best of him and couldn’t resist skating over to see what the Capitals were up to on the bench.
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Tonight is the soft launch of CapTrick, the Washington Capitals' new in-game fantasy hockey contest. The Capitals have partnered with the mobile app DailyMVP to bring its fans the ability to compete in contests during each and every game to win prizes.
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The three most consistent Caps in terms of effort this season are league leading goal scorer and captain, Alex Ovechkin, net minder Braden Holtby, who has saved the Caps on nights when they’re not playing their best, and the undrafted 2008 free agent acquisition Jay Beagle, who works hard every single shift. Coach Barry Trotz […]
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If you know a Caps fan whose calendar isn’t already marked for March 2, 2015, then put a big red circle around that date. The NHL Trade Deadline is one of the most exciting days of the year for the hockey faithful, one that provides a glimpse into a team’s immediate future. While the fans […]
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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...