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Hershey Bears to Host Outdoor Classic in 2018

VP of Hockey Operations Bryan Helmer announced that the Hershey Bears will be taking the game back outside as part of the team's 80th Anniversary Season in 2018.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals at the Deadline Since 2006

March 1 will be ‘Black Friday’ for National Hockey League general managers. The 2017 NHL trade deadline, a mere four days away, will be remembered for the decisions of all 30 franchises. Teams must agree to trades before 3 p.m. ET on March 1. Deadline day presents an exciting conundrum for teams contending for the Presidents’ Trophy, and it serves as an opportunity for teams...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

Caps' Alex Ovechkin goes without a shot on goal for 3rd time this month

Alex Ovechkin is one of the most prolific shooters in NHL history. This season, the Caps captain ranks third in shots on net with 223, an
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

2.25.17 Rewind: Capitals show fatigue in road loss to Predators

The Capitals played the Predators in Nashville only 22 hours after their previous game. That fatigue and missing several key players caught up with them in a 5-2 loss.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Capitals' 4th line shines on nifty play ending in Tom Wilson goal

The Capitals' fourth line orchestrated a beautiful sequence that ended with Tom WIlson's goal in front of the net. Washington took an early 1-0 lead on Nashville.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Capitals Better Halves Gift Basket Auction

See what was contained in gift baskets created by Capitals player's wives and girlfriends.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Niskanen, Orpik, Oshie miss Capitals' game vs. Oilers

WASHINGTON (AP) Forward T.J. Oshie and defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik missed the Washington Capitals' game against the Edmonton Oilers Friday night because of injuries. Coach Barry Trotz had called Niskanen and Orpik questionable with lower-body injuries. Trotz also alluded to a forward being banged up, with that being Oshie missing his 10th game of the season for an...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby on his ‘You Can Play’ mask and support of LGBTQ rights

At Thursday’s practice, Capitals goalie Braden Holtby debuted the equality-themed mask that he will wear during Friday’s game against the Oilers, as part of the Capitals’ celebration of Hockey is for Everyone Night. Holtby, a longtime champion of LGBTQ rights who led the Capitals in last year’s Pride Parade, is the Capitals’ designated You Can […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 days ago

Holtby, Schmidt and Matt Niskanen Go on Segway Tour

#CapsCasinoNight winners went on a Segway tour of D.C. with Capitals’ Nate Schmidt, Braden Holtby and Matt Niskanen. The Caps have done this several times before. Alex Ovechkin had a great photo taken of himself back in 2013. And who can forget Ovechkin back in 2007?   #CapsCasinoNight winners paint the town Red on Segways with […]
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Schmidt Earning Minutes

Cracking the opening night roster in the NHL isn’t an overnight process. However, for Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt, his NHL career began rather quickly. Undrafted, Schmidt played college hockey at the University of Minnesota. In 96 NCAA games, Schmidt racked up 12 goals and 74 points and was a plus-40. He was scouted as an excellent puck-moving defender who can...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Kuznetsov's 2 goals lead Capitals to 4-1 win over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the NHL-leading Capitals, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Brayden Schenn had the lone goal for the struggling Flyers, who are 2-5 in their last seven games. Michal...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury to Burakovsky allows Capitals to evaluate depth

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) If there was ever a good time for the Washington Capitals to go through an injury, it's now. That's not a knock on Andre Burakovsky, who was a point-a-game player the last 14 games before a hand injury sidelined him until mid-to-late March. But without the 22-year-old forward, the Capitals get a chance to see what they have in youngsters like Zach Sanford,...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights want to build a team similar to high-flying Washington Capitals of old

The Vegas Golden Knights are getting ready to assemble a roster.Golden Knights general manager George McPhee talked with Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He said he’d like to a build a team similar to the high-flying mid-2000’s Washington Capitals.“I’ve built high-flying teams in the past, offensive, entertaining teams and would like to do the same thing,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby reaching 1,000 career points is one of the greatest accomplishments in NHL history

In this scoring-deprived era in the NHL, reaching 1,000 points is an impressive milestone. It signifies a player has been at least very productive for a long time. Many times, like with Henrik Sedin last month, it happens when a player is reaching the end of his career. Sometimes, like with Alex Ovechkin last month or Joe Thornton a few years back, a player has a good amount left...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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