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Capitals to Face Blues in Kansas City

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will face the St. Louis Blues in Kansas City on Oct. 5 in a preseason game at Sprint Center. Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie is scheduled to face his former...
  • 3 days ago

Braden Holtby Named Finalist for Vezina Trophy

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League announced today that Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, which is an annual award given to the goalkeeper...
  • 4 days ago

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and Washington Capitals Launch FanAngel Crowdfunding-For-Performance Campaign To Benefit “So Kids Can”

NHL.com Park City, Utah – (April 27, 2016) – Sports crowdfunding-for-performance website FanAngel has launched a campaign with Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation and the Washington...
  • 5 days ago

NHL Announces 2016 Stanley Cup Semifinal Schedule and Broadcast Information

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League announced today the 2016 Stanley Cup Conference semifinals schedule and broadcast information for the series between the Washington Capitals and the...
  • 5 days ago

#RockTheRed Hunt on Wednesday, April 27

NHL.com Capitals fans are invited to participate in a playoffs #RockTheRed Hunt. Starting at 9 a.m. enlarged individual letters spelling “Capitals” will be hidden at different locations throughout the...
  • 6 days ago

Capitals Individual Playoff Tickets For Eastern Conference Semifinals Go On Sale Monday, April 25

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – A limited number of Washington Capitals individual game tickets for the 2016 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals versus the Pittsburgh Penguins will go on sale to the public...
  • 6 days ago
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Starting Time and TV Information Set for Game 6

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League today announced that the start time for Game 6 of the series between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers has been set for Noon ET on Sunday,...
  • 9 days ago
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Game Four Viewing Party presented by Bud Light

NHL.com Get ready to #RockTheRed with fellow Caps fans at Verizon Center on Wednesday April 20th as the Capitals take on the Flyers in Philadelphia!-The night will be co-hosted by Caps Erin plus Grant and...
  • 14 days ago
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Mayor Bowser Officially Proclaims ‘Rock the Red’ Day in DC

NHL.com (WASHINGTON, DC)– Today Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by the Washington Capitals, including owner Ted Leonsis, and Events DC as she officially proclaimed April 14 th ‘Rock the Red’ Day in the...
  • 19 days ago
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MSE Foundation and the Washington Capitals Raise $140,000 for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors through 2015-16 Courage Caps Presented by Telos Corporation

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and Telos Corporation CEO John Wood presented Bonnie Carroll, president and founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), with...
  • 20 days ago
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Capitals Re-assign Sill to Hershey

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Zach Sill to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan...
  • 21 days ago
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Alex Ovechkin Named NHL’s “Third Star” of the Week

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin has been named the NHL’s “Third Star” for the week ending April 10, the NHL announced today. Ovechkin led the NHL with five goals in...
  • 21 days ago
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Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis’ Statement on Ed Snider

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis issued the following statement regarding the passing of Philadelphia Flyers chairman and governor Ed Snider. "Ed Snider brought...
  • 21 days ago
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#RockTheRed Hunt on Monday, April 11

NHL.com Capitals fans are invited to participate in a playoffs #RockTheRed Hunt. Starting at 9 a.m. enlarged individual letters spelling “Capitals” will be hidden at different locations throughout the...
  • 21 days ago
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Capitals Announce 2016 Stanley Cup Quarterfinal Broadcast Information

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League announced today the 2016 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinal round broadcast information between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers,...
  • 21 days ago
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Capitals Recall Sill from Hershey

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Zach Sill from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan...
  • 22 days ago
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Capitals to Honor Williams with Pre-game Ceremony Prior to his 1,000th NHL Game

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will hold a pre-game ceremony on April 10 against Anaheim to honor Justin Williams prior to his 1,000th NHL game. NHL senior vice president of hockey...
  • 22 days ago
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Holtby Ties NHL Single-Season Wins Record

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby earned his 48th win of the season on Saturday at St. Louis, tying Martin Brodeur (48, 2006-07) for first place on the NHL’s single-season wins...
  • 22 days ago
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Capitals to Face Flyers in 2016 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will face the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2016 NHL Playoffs. The Capitals lead the NHL with a 55-17-8 (118 points)...
  • 22 days ago
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Caps Fans Prepare to #RockTheRed in 2016 Playoffs Presented by Boeing

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals announced today several initiatives in recognition of the 2016 playoffs presented by Boeing. Capitals fans are invited to participate in several activities...
  • 24 days ago
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Blog Articles

The Noon Number: Backstrong in the Dot

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — A look at a big night in the face-off circle for the Caps' top pivot 90 - Percentage of face offs Nicklas Backstrom won in Game 2,  the highest win percentage in a playoff game ...
  • New: 3 hr 33 min ago

Power vs. Power and Crosby vs. Backstrom

SBN: Japers' Rink (Tommy Chalk) — Crosby versus Ovechkin? Nah, it's more like the Capitals versus the Penguins. But if we absolutely have to go with a narrative within the storyline, it's more like Crosby versus Backstrom. In...
  • New: 4 hr 33 min ago

The Narrative: Orpik/Maatta, The Other Cheek and Sid vs. Ovi

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — Three things we're talking about today when we're talking about the Caps 1. Brooks Orpik 's hit,  suspension and potential replacement and Olli Maatta 's health (and potential...
  • New: 5 hr 3 min ago

Monday Caps Clips: Round 2, Game 3 Game Day

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Game 3, Orpik's suspension and more. Your savory breakfast links: Brooks Orpik fought the law and the law won, with the NHL handing...
  • New: 8 hr 33 min ago

Bears Sink Pirates, Advance to Round 2

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Max Wolpoff) — The Hershey Bears finished off the Portland Pirates and will face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a best-of-seven starting on Wednesday.
  • 17 hr 20 min ago

Brooks Orpik Suspended Three Games

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Orpik will miss Game 3, 4 and 5 of the series On Saturday night, Brooks Orpik took out Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta with this hit: #Orpik to the box for interference #CapsPens ...
  • 19 hr 1 min ago

Lesson Learned?: Capitals-Penguins Game 3 Preview

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Brandon Alter) — Despite being outplayed in two home games, the Capitals were lucky to get out of Washington with a split.
  • 19 hr 14 min ago

The Narrative: Orpik in Trouble, No Goal, All's Fehr

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Three things we're talking about when we're talking about the Caps 1. For the second time in as many games, a Cap is probably going to be in some hot water. #Orpik to the box for...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

Rink Rank: Round 2, Game 2

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Weigh in on how each of the players (and the coach) did in last night's loss So the Caps head up to Pittsburgh with the series all even at one. How did each of the players do en route to earning...
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Capitals vs Penguins Game 2: What Worked and What Didn't

SBN: Japers' Rink (Kevin Klein) — Heading into Game 3, we take a look at what worked and what didn't in Game 2. It's not a series until the home team loses. That's what they say, anyway. Well, it's a series now. The Penguins ...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

Sunday Caps Clips: The One That Got Away

SBN: Japers' Rink (EmilyB) — Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Bad hits and bad play lead to a bad ending for Game Two. The series is tied at one apiece and the action moves to Steeltown. Your savory breakfast...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Game 2

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Philip Van der Vossen) — Three things stuck out about this game, and they clearly fit into a theme of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Stingrays Win, Dekanich Shines in A 1-0 Duel

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Max Wolpoff) — Series with Adirondack Thunder tied at 1-1.
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Bears Force Game Five

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Max Wolpoff) — Photo via Hershey Bears on Twitter. With no room for error, the Hershey Bears did all their scoring in the first period to force a decisive Game 5 in their first round series with the Portland...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Capitals vs. Penguins Recap: One Not Enough as Pens Tie Series with 2-1 Win

SBN: Japers' Rink (ThePeerless) — The Capitals were a lethargic team in the first 40 minutes, lucky to be down by just a 1-0 score. The teams exchanged goals in the third period, enough for the Pens to tie the series. Ice...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Capitals vs. Penguins Third Period Thread

SBN: Japers' Rink (ThePeerless) — The Capitals continued to be a couple of steps behind the Penguins to start the second period. The Caps paid when the Pens scored the game's first and only goal. Third period ahead... ...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Capitals vs. Penguins Second Period Thread

SBN: Japers' Rink (ThePeerless) — For the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins , it's Game 2. The Pens dominated the shots at even strength, each team had an unsuccessful power play, and scoreless is where the teams...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Capitals Playoff Rally Towels

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Philip Van der Vossen) — For Game 2 against the Penguins, fans were treated to Rally Towel giveaways as they reached their seats.
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Capitals vs. Penguins: Round 2, Game 2

SBN: Japers' Rink (B. Sheridan) — After an impressive performance by TJ Oshie, the Capitals look to lock in a critical game that could prove fatal to the Pens down the series stretch Keep up with the latest Caps-related...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Get to Know a Penguin: Justin Schultz

SBN: Japers' Rink (Geoff Thompson) — As part of the build-up to the second-round playoff series between the Capitals and the Penguins, Japers' Rink will be looking at some of the important but perhaps lesser-known players on the...
  • 2 days ago