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Capitals to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in Regular-Season Opener on Oct. 9

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will celebrate the team’s 40th anniversary season presented by Comcast SportsNet with a special pre-game ceremony prior to the team’s regular-season opener...
  • 17 days ago
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Capitals Sign Liam O’Brien

NHL.com ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent forward Liam O’Brien to a three-year, entry-level contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced...
  • 18 days ago
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Blog Articles

Trotz: Latest Capitals line shakeups ‘all about accountability’

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — CALGARY – In his first substantial line shakeup of the season, Capitals Coach Barry Trotz split up forwards Jason Chimera and Joel Ward, displeased with their production over the past two games....
  • New: 6 hr 34 min ago

On Glenn Healy and Vitriolic Hockey Media

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Glenn Healy's rant earlier this week on Alex Ovechkin crossed a line, and is part of a larger problem within some areas of the hockey media. Earlier this week, Sportsnet's Glenn Healy took it...
  • New: 10 hr 28 min ago

Trotz ‘quite disappointed’ with Glenn Healy’s comments on Alex Ovechkin

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — CALGARY – The Alex Ovechkin Western Canada Tour, featuring the Washington Capitals, chugged into the mountains Friday morning, practicing inside the Canadian Olympic Park here in Calgary. Children...
  • New: 11 hr 40 min ago

Alex Ovechkin’s Top 10 Most Fun Instagrams (So Far)

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Griff Volker) — With the season in full swing, Alex Ovechkin has once again stepped up to being one of the hottest players in the NHL. And he's not slowing down on the ice, or on his new favorite passtime,...
  • 13 hr 55 min ago

The Noon Number: Focus Shifts to Shifts

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — A look at the Caps' captain's time on ice 50.8 - Average length of a shift for Alex Ovechkin so far this season,  the 49th-longest in the League ... and shortest of his career. Some of that...
  • 14 hr 58 min ago

Pictures from the Washington Capitals’ curling excursion

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — CALGARY — Thursday afternoon, in lieu of hockey practice, the Washington Capitals encountered the rare situation of feeling uncomfortable on ice. They were bused across town here to the...
  • 17 hr 4 min ago

Capitals notes: Beagle pleased with debut, Laich not on IR

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — CALGARY – The western Canada road trip’s second stop brings the Washington Capitals to Calgary, a quick 45-minute, southward jump following their Wednesday night loss to Edmonton. The Capitals did...
  • 19 hr 58 min ago

Friday Caps Clips: Bonspiel Bonding

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The boys bond by throwing stones, Glenn Healy makes Mike Milbury sound reasonable and more. Your savory breakfast links: The Caps have scored plenty...
  • 20 hr 18 min ago

The Noon Number: Super Swede is Super

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — A closer look at Nicklas Backstrom's big milestone 500 - Number of points scored by Nicklas Backstrom in his career so far, with #500 picked up in Game #501 last night against the Oilers . ...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Blue Line Turning on the Red Light

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — A suddenly productive blueline, led by Mike Green and John Carlson, has the Caps off to a hot start to the season. The Caps have been making headlines for their much-improved team defense in...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

In 501st game, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom gets 500th career point

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — EDMONTON, Canada – Nicklas Backstrom waited along the right half-wall, the spot where he had learned to be most patient, because who better to conduct the Washington Capitals’ explosive power play...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Postgame: In one-goal loss to Edmonton, Capitals ‘feel like we let one get away’

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — EDMONTON, CANADA – The reconciliation of their possession dominance and ultimate defeat began as the Washington Capitals migrated toward the team bus, bound for Edmonton International Airport and,...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Thursday Caps Clips: Mistakes Were Made

SBN: Japers' Rink (EmilyB) — Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The roadie starts with a bagel, Backstrom bags point #500, Alzner skates game #300, the Captain gives good interview and more. Your savory breakfast...
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Capitals vs. Oilers Recap: Caps Slip Up Against Oilers in 3-2 Loss

SBN: Japers' Rink (A.Stringham) — Despite some strong play, the Capitals lost in regulation for the first time this season. [ GameCenter - Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - ...
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Capitals vs. Oilers QuickCap: First Regulation Loss in the Books, Caps Fall 3-2

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — It took six games, but the Caps finally fall in regulation as they kick off their road trip with a loss. [ GameCenter - Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - ...
  • 2 days ago

Tale of the Tape: Liam O’Brien vs. Matt Hendricks

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Tommy Chalk) — Liam O’Brien – 6’1″, 205 lbs. 2 Career NHL Regular Season Fights Matt Hendricks – 6’0″, 211 lbs. 57 Career NHL October 22nd, 2014. 13:29 into the first...
  • 2 days ago

Capitals vs. Oilers Third Period Thread

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — A couple of mistakes by the Caps end up in the back of their net and it's 3-2 Oilers after two. Third period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
  • 2 days ago

Capitals vs. Oilers Second Period Thread

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Nicklas Backstrom's 500th-career point helps set up John Carlson for the equalizer, and the Caps and Oilers are locked up at one after one. Second period ahead... Tweets from...
  • 2 days ago
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Nicklas Backstrom Picks Up His 500th Point

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — An assist on a masterful power-play sequence gets the Caps' top center his 500th career point. Nicklas Backstrom has long been a model of consistency and elite offensive talent. Now in his 8th...
  • 2 days ago
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Capitals at Oilers: Game 6 discussion thread

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — EDMONTON — Good evening from Rexall Place, where the Washington Capitals (3-0-2) put their regulation unbeaten streak on the line at 9 p.m. against the host Edmonton Oilers (1-4-1), who...
  • 2 days ago
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