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NHL to Create Free Fan Festival Outside of Nationals Park in Celebration of 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

NHL.com NEW YORK (December 16, 2014) –The National Hockey League (NHL®), in conjunction with the city of Washington, D.C., will extend the celebration of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the Jan....
  • 1 day ago
Blog Articles

Capitals hope net-front chaos can help crack Sergei Bobrovsky

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — COLUMBUS, Ohio – Six days ago, the Washington Capitals felt content chalking up their first loss in four games to the Eastern Conference’s hottest goaltender and an untimely penalty in overtime....
  • New: 2 hr 6 min ago

The totally surprising shootout goal of Brooks Orpik

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — COLUMBUS, Ohio – The visitors’ bench erupted en masse, because how could it not? Tom Wilson picked up Joel Ward and hugged him, both of their helmets flipped backward in rally-cap fashion....
  • New: 2 hr 21 min ago

Second to None: What Happened to the Capitals' Other Scoring Line?

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — A look at a dramatic drop-off for half of the Caps' top-six Conventional wisdom holds that if you can stop Alex Ovechkin , you can stop the Washington Capitals . And there's obviously a good...
  • New: 2 hr 44 min ago

The Noon Number: When Holtby Went Storen

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — A look at Braden Holtby's inability to close out a win last night 0.3 - Percentage likelihood that Braden Holtby would allow a goal to each of the five shooters he faced  last night with a...
  • New: 7 hr 39 min ago

Capitals’ power play showing signs of life

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — SUNRISE, Fla. – Around 10:54 p.m., Tuesday night, those punctual in viewing the first episode of Epix’s “Road to the Winter Classic” glimpsed the expletive-laced aftermath of the Washington...
  • New: 9 hr 24 min ago

Retired goalie Tomas Vokoun reflects on career, Mitch Korn

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — SUNRISE, Fla. – In the hallways of BB&T Center, a 10-minute drive from his home, Tomas Vokoun, newly retired goaltender, saw two friends approaching and smiled. Mitch Korn, his old position...
  • New: 11 hr 20 min ago

Wednesday Caps Clips: Shooting for History

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's epic shootout, recaps of last night's Epix debut, and more. Your savory breakfast links: Takeaways from an examination of...
  • 12 hr 58 min ago

Before history-making shootout, Capitals and Panthers had typically tight battle

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — SUNRISE, Fla. – By the end, when the dust had settled on NHL’s longest shootout ever and the visitors had begun reconciling a loss with the thrill of making history, the box score looked like the...
  • 18 hr 50 min ago

EPIX Road to the Winter Classic Episode 1: Hitting the Road

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Recapping the first episode of the Epix series chronicling the road to the Winter Classic... and yes, this contains spoilers. [NOTE: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.] "The road is where the...
  • 19 hr 42 min ago

Capitals vs. Panthers Recap: Come for the Dull, Stay for the Shootout; Caps Fall to Cats

SBN: Japers' Rink (ThePeerless) — The old joke applies here... How did this game go 20 rounds in the shootout? Because no one could win Round 19. It was a record-setting night, but it did not end the way the Caps might have...
  • 20 hr 10 min ago

Capitals vs. Panthers QuickCap: An Epic for Epix, Caps Fall in Marathon Shootout

SBN: Japers' Rink (ThePeerless) — The game itself was a snooze fest, but the fans sure got their money's worth in the shootout as the Caps fall to the Panthers, 2-1 GameCenter - Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary ...
  • 21 hr 7 min ago

Capitals at Panthers: Game 30 discussion thread

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — SUNRISE, Fla. — After a brief two-game home stand, the Washington Capitals (14-10-5, 33 points) hit the road for six of seven to close the calendar year, beginning Tuesday night here at...
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Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Ice Cheetah to Face Panthers

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Per Mike Vogel, Jason Chimera draws back into the lineup after his one day in the doghouse, which likely means Andre Burakovsky is back out. Other than that, the lines and D pairings remain...
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Capitals vs. Panthers: Game 30 of 82

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — The next road trip begins with the Caps taking on the Cats in South Florida Click to enlarge Keep up with the latest Caps-related Tweets right here: Tweets from...
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Capitals anticipate first episode of all-access Winter Classic show

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — SUNRISE, Fla. — Late Tuesday night, as the Washington Capitals head to the airport, bound for Columbus, the first episode of Epix’s “Road to the Winter Classic” will air. The...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Upstart Panthers scratching points from one-goal games

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — SUNRISE, Fla. – As their morning skate ended at BB&T Center, the Florida Panthers gathered near center ice and practiced their shootouts. It was an unusual sight, at least for a pregame...
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Trotz explains keeping rookie Andre Burakovsky from World Juniors

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — SUNRISE, Fla. – If the morning rushes here at BB&T Center are to be followed, Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky will become a healthy scratch for the fourth time in five games Tuesday night...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Braden Holtby: Capitals' Masked Man Masking Concerning Trend

SBN: Japers' Rink (A.Stringham) — Don't let good goaltending fool you, the Caps defense has slipped For the better part of the first month of the season, the Capitals were playing exceptional hockey but not necessarily getting...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

The Noon Number: The Streak Within The Streak

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — It's been a while since the Caps have had a chance to mount one of their famous comebacks... 350 - Regular season games since the last time the Capitals played five-straight without...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

With Green healthy, Capitals hope ‘mojo’ returns to power play

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — Last season, forward Alex Ovechkin logged 60 percent of his power play ice time with defenseman John Carlson and 38.7 percent with defenseman Mike Green, according to Behind The Net, with little...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago