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Caps' Schmidt returns to practice on Tuesday

Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt skated Tuesday morning for the first time since suffering a minor lower body injury during Sunday’s practice.Schmidt won’t play in Tuesday
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago

Madison Bowey, Capitals react to 2-1 loss to Hurricanes in preseaon opener

Center Jakub Vrna said the team had good chemistry Monday night at the Verizon Center but couldn't pull off the win.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 hours ago

Overtime goal sinks Capitals in preseason opener

A Hurricanes overtime goal sunk the Capitals in their preseason opener on Monday.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
16 hours ago

Capitals use sting of playoff loss to Penguins as motivation

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) When Matt Niskanen contemplated skipping a trip to the gym over the summer, he remembered what happened in May. As the offseason went on, Niskanen thought less and less about the Washington Capitals' loss to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Instead, he let the memory of the second-round playoff exit fuel him from time to time. ''That hurt...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals 2016-17 Season Preview

Despite a record-breaking season full of trophies, milestones, and unbelievable stories, the season ended in a way that has become all too familiar for the Washington Capitals: with a disappointing, heartbreaking exit in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. With only weeks before training camp and not too many changes left to be made, the Capitals are ready to bounce back...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

New Bag for Capitals Club Red 365 Members

The Washington Capitals today emailed Capitals Club Red 365 members, announcing their 2015-16 gift.
Via Capitals Outsider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals sign defenseman Orlov to $2.57 million, 1-year deal

TORONTO (AP) The Washington Capitals re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a $2.57 million, one-year contract. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the deal Wednesday after Orlov finished practice with Russia at the World Cup of Hockey. The 25-year-old with offensive talent and a penchant for mistakes had eight goals and 21 assists for Washington last...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie is a big believer of the triple deke

The triple deke is one of the most legendary moves in all of hockey. Made famous by Gordon Bombay (and later imitated by Charlie Conway), the triple deke is the perfect move when you absolutely have to score in a shootout. That is, if that shootout occurs within the confines of a Mighty Ducks movie. What does T.J. Oshie, one of the best shootout artists in the NHL, think about the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin plans to play in the Olympics even if NHL doesn’t

It was just about a year ago that Alex Ovechkin made his intentions clear about playing in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, whether the NHL is there or not. Now that the World Cup of Hockey is about to start, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN checked back with Ovechkin to see if his thoughts had changed, or if the WCH satiated his appetite for international competition. Nope. I asked Ovechkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin says the NHL's playoff seeding is 'weird'

Like some hockey fans, Alexander Ovechkin thinks the NHL’s current playoff format is “weird.” The NHL realigned divisions in 2013-14, completely changing up the format which saw top-ranked teams facing bottom-ranked teams in each round. In the new format, in the second round, teams are no longer re-seeded and instead they have to compete in a divisional matchup. The new...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals to Hold Media Day on Sept. 23 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will officially open their 2016-17 NHL training camp on Friday, Sept. 23, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. All Capitals players, coaches and management will be available to the media. There...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Grubauer to Represent Team Europe at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer (Germany) has been selected to represent Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Grubauer joins Capitals teammates Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), John Carlson (United States), Braden Holtby (...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL's rift with IOC still a hot topic of World Cup of Hockey gets underway

At a glance, the transition from the Rio Olympics in the summer to the World Cup of Hockey in the fall seems like a seamless move from one international event to another.What the casual kick-back hockey viewer might not know is how opposing these two events are—how fractured the relationship between the National Hockey League and the International Olympics Committee has become...
Via Yardbarker
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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