The Capitals are expected to lose one or more starting defensmen as a result of salary cap and expansion draft proceeding. The Capitals will thus be looking long and hard at Hershey to find the next man up. Enter Christian Djoos. The Djoos is Loose: Djoos, the 22-year-old 2nd year defenseman out of Gothenberg, Sweden, was drafted by the Capitals in the 7th round of the 2012 NHL...
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6 hours ago
After yet another year where the Cup-favorite Washington Capitals experienced an early playoff exit, something has to give. The last time the Capitals saw major changes was in May 2014. After failing to make the playoffs, Washington cleaned out their front office, firing general manager George McPhee and head coach Adam Oates while replacing them with Brian MacLellan and Barry Trotz...
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Nicklas Backstrom won’t be lifting the Stanley Cup this year. However, he won’t come away from the hockey season empty-handed. The Capitals composer scored the decisive goal for his native Sweden in a 2-1 shootout win over Canada to claim the gold medal in the IIHF World Championship. He beat Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard. Henrik Lundqvist denied Mitch Marner to...
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18 hours ago
Nicklas Backstrom scored what would ultimately be the game-winning goal in the shootout round to lead Team Sweden to a 2-1 win over Team Canada in the IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany. Canada won the gold medal the last two times in Worlds, but failed to get the three-peat on Sunday. Sweden took an early 1-0 lead late in the second period on a shorthanded goal by Victor...
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1 day ago
Nicklas Backstrom won't be lifting the Stanley Cup this June, but he is not leaving this hockey season empty-handed as Team Sweden defeated Team Canada
As much as it hurt Jay Beagle to head home early once again, the Caps fourth line center was proud of one thing as he
The playoff failures of the Washington Capitals rarely come with silver linings anymore, but there was one positive to come out of this years postseason
Join the Washington Capitals Alumni Association, in partnership with the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, as they host the inaugural Bourbon & Cigar fundraiser on Monday, June 26, from 7-10 p.m. at the W Hotel Rooftop in Washington, D.C. ALUMNI SCHEDULED TO ATTEND: For more information or to register for the event, you can check out the Caps announcement here...
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2 days ago
Longtime Capitals season ticket holder Rich Ramos literally flies his team spirit high in the sky, having customized his paramotor with a very large Weagle.
The Washington Capitals once again entered the Stanley Cup Playoffs with enormous expectations and fell short of their ultimate goal. That should sound pretty familiar, as the story has been the same for the Caps for the past several years. While it’s been nice for writers who can easily copy/paste their playoff disappointment stories year after year, it begs the question: are...
This particular NHL season featured more of the same for Capitals players and fans, as the team won the Presidents’ Trophy, yet managed to advance past the second round of the playoffs.After a crushing loss at home in Game 7 to the Penguins, the players and coaches did their exit interviews and called it a year.Alex Ovechkin, however, elected to hang around Verizon Center and root...
The Washington Capitals may have won the Presidents’ Trophy for the second consecutive year, but that meant nothing earlier this week when they were ousted in yet another Game 7.For Alex Ovechkin, it was just another bitter moment in a long history of bitter moments. He has never advanced past the second-round series during his tenure, going 0-7 over that span.But Ovechkin’s...
Another round is down, and another bunch of teams is packing up the stalls. None of these teams left quietly, but they all still find themselves headed for summer vacation. Here's a final look at the squads that made their playoff exits after Round 2.St. Louis Blues Despite being beat up and lacking in the special teams department headed into the playoffs, the Blues found a way to...
You knew Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals would be hearing it after yet another disappointing postseason, and yet another playoff defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins.The Caps won their third Presidents’ Trophy (for best overall regular season) since 2009, and all three times they have failed to advance past the second round of the playoffs. The Pens have knocked...
In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
If you consider yourself a hockey fan in any kind of capacity, you might want to clear your schedule for Wednesday night. The evening of May 10 may be just another early summer night for some. But for hockey fans, it’s a night loaded with one of the sport’s crowning achievements: Game 7 drama.First, the Washington Capitals will host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 action in...
A hit involving Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is throwing the NHL’s concussion protocol under a microscope during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.Crosby played in Game 6 of a second-round matchup with the Washington Capitals on Monday and collided head-first with the boards behind the Washington net in the first period. Despite Crosby being slow to get...
It wasn’t just the Kentucky Derby that brought NBC great ratings Saturday. The Derby drew its second-best audience since 1992, and the following event kept up the momentum. That would be Game Five of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals series, which averaged 4.365 million viewers in total audience delivery (TV plus digital). As per NBC, that’s the most-watched early-round...
Sidney Crosby is recovering from a concussion, so the last thing he needs right now is another hit to the head. But hockey is a physical game and it’s hard to avoid getting hit, especially when your opponent knows your injury history.Crosby left Game 3 and then sat out Game 4 due to the brutal hit he took from Matt Niskanen, but returned for limited action in Game 5.The Penguins...
The Washington Capitals tying Game 5 of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period on Saturday wasn’t even the best part of Nicklas Backstrom’s goal. It was actually something else.Backstrom scored to tie the game at 2. He celebrated with his teammates of course, and one of NBC camera angles showed one particular fan who caught everyone’s attention...
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