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NHL-leading Capitals aim to end troubling power-play drought

WASHINGTON (AP) The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do however have one glaring problem - power-play goals - and it is something coach Barry Trotz hopes to fix sooner rather than later. Washington is 0 for their last 17 and haven't scored a power-play goal since Jan. 19 after consistently...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps counting on healthy Johansson, Orpik

The Capitals are hoping Marcus Johansson can return to action during this week's road trip. Brooks Orpik might not be far behind.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps Give Fans a Fresh New Mobile Game

The Washington Capitals announced that they have partnered with Subway, where you can win prizes by “scratching” off Caps logos on your phone. If you match 3 like prizes you earn a prize. Prizes range from watching a game in a suite, or having a viewing party at a Caps practice, to just getting free […]
Via Capitals Outsider
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Re-assign Carey and Carrick to Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Care...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Partner with Subway to Launch Instant Win Game

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals announced today a new partnership with Subway restaurants that includes the launch of the Washington Capitals Instant Win Mobile Scratch Off Game. Capitals fans in the Washington, D.C., area will have th...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin seems to enjoy playing on Super Bowl Sunday

Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal in the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Flyers on Sunday, marking the second consecutive year that Ovechkin, who has reached that milestone in each of his first 11 seasons, did so on the day of the Super Bowl. The Capitals captain has made it something of a habit of shining — […]
Via DC Sports Blog
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

With 30th goal, Ovechkin joins elite company in Caps win

WASHINGTON -- Matt Niskanen scored a goal that wowed the Washington Capitals bench, and Alex Ovechkin scored an atypical goal that put him in elite company in hockey history.Behind a highlight-reel goal from Niskanen and Ovechkin's 30th of the season, the Capitals came back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup. Ovechkin joined Wayne...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Niskanen nets the game-winner in Capitals’ 3-2 victory against Flyers

It was fitting that a defenseman get the glory in a game when the penalty kill was the unsung hero.
Via Capitals Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Niskanen goes coast to coast for the game-winning goal

Matt Niskanen breaks the tie against the Flyers, which eventually led to the Capitals win.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps Host Super Kids Day!

The Washington Capitals hosted the final Caps Kids Day of the season Sunday afternoon at Verizon Center.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals vs. Flyers: Game 51 discussion thread

The Capitals host the Flyers on Super Bowl Sunday. Join the discussion.
Via Capitals Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oshie, Ovechkin convert in shootout; Capitals top Devils 3-2

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout, and the Washington Capitals tied the game late and beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday. Paul Carey, who was called up from the minors Friday, had tied the score in the third period with his first NHL goal. Andre Burakovsky scored in his fifth straight game for Washington and Braden Holtby made 22 saves...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Give Blood, Get a T.J. Oshie Bobblehead!

TJ Oshie has already received a couple of bobbleheads of himself dawning a Caps jersey, and it looks as though he'll have another to add to his mantel.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Recall Carey and Carrick from Hershey; Re-assign Ness and Sill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and re-assigned forward Zach Sill and defenseman Aaron Ness to Hershey, senior vice ...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals take private tour of The White House

Members of the Washington Capitals turned an off day into a memorable one on Wednesday by taking a private tour of The White House.The team with the NHL's best record ventured to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to take a closer look at the "home" of President Barack Obama. Who knows? Should the Capitals (35-9-4) continue their winning ways, perhaps another trip to the White House will be...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals, Minus Ovechkin and Holtby, Lose Second Straight

WASHINGTON — Beating the defending Stanley Cup and Eastern Conference champions, along with the top team in the NHL this season, says something about the upstart Florida Panthers. The way they’ve done it says even more. Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and an assist as the Panthers blew out the Capitals 5-2 Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. They’ve outscored...
Via CBS DC
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Burakovsky high-fives a dolphin in the Bahamas

Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky made a new friend during the NHL All-Star break.While teammates Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom competed in the All-Star Game on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn., Burakovsky joined mates Tom Wilson and Michael Latta in a lovely little trip to the Bahamas.Burakovsky celebrated his new friendship by extending his hand to...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin to Miss NHL All Star Game With Lower-Body Injury

Alex Ovechkin will miss the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Sunday at 5 pm, because of a lower-body injury. “This was a hard decision but we talk about it, coaching staff, trainers, and we tried to battle through it. But it’s stayed the same,” Ovechkin said. “I have to get ready for the rest of the year, get healthy, and I think we have a good chance to have success...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will this be the year the Capitals finally break through in the playoffs?

The Washington Capitals are the best team in the NHL. In a jumbled Eastern Conference, that much is clear. The Caps have scored the second-most goals in the league and allowed the fewest. Their plus-55 goal differential is far and away the best in the league. Alex Ovechkin is still the most dangerous scorer around. Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie were excellent offseason additions...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

TV station catches Alex Ovechkin pumping gas

The Ducks/Capitals game was postponed on Friday night because of Winter Storm Jonas. So instead of covering hockey, local stations instead covered the storm and the people preparing for it. One local D.C. station managed to cover both at the same time completely by accident. WUSA’s roving cameras caught Alex Ovechkin … now with more free time … pumping gas. random gas...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin and the tough road to 500

While the romance of numbers left us a long time ago in other sports for various reasons, the 500 goal mark in hockey is still special. Perhaps more special now than it has ever been. Alex Ovechkin reached the magic mark in Washington against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, and he became the fifth fastest in NHL history to do so, reaching it in his 801st game. Considering...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals go viral in 'A Christmas Story' parody

It's a pretty magical time of year in hockey land, when NHL teams get into the spirit of the season by putting together fantastic holiday video parodies.Holiday parodies are always an internet hit, so it was no surprise that social media lit up when the Washington Capitals unleashed their version of "A Christmas Story."Really, any reference to the 1983 cult classic is going to get...
Via Yardbarker
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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