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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...
  • 23 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...
  • 23 days ago
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Blog Articles

Thursday Caps Clips: Rocked on Rivalry Night

SBN: Japers' Rink (EmilyB) — Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Rivalry recap roundup, the national media descends, Troy Mann joins Team America and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted...
  • New: 5 hr 56 min ago

Capitals vs. Red Wings Recap: Skid Hits Two, Caps Fall 4-2

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — A couple of mistakes end up in the back of the Caps' net as they drop their second-straight game. [ GameCenter - Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff...
  • New: 11 hr 29 min ago

Jason Chimera broke his nose, returned after trainers ‘put it back in place’

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — Jason Chimera keeled over, forehead pressed into the ice, and clutched his newly misshapen nose. The Capitals forward had barreled into Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith, searching for a hit, but...
  • New: 11 hr 58 min ago

Postgame: Costly mistakes doom Capitals vs. Detroit in return home

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — A simple flailing stick had plunged the Washington Capitals toward a second straight defeat, so Joel Ward offered the simplest justification one could manage amid the lingering displeasure....
  • 12 hr 15 min ago

Photos: Caps in Purple Jerseys

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Ben Sumner) — The Caps sported purple jerseys for Hockey Fights Cancer night.
  • 12 hr 50 min ago

Capitals and Fans Fight Cancer

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Tommy Chalk) — The Washington Capitals took the ice for warmups against the Detroit Red Wings not rocking their usual red. They chose a different color for a special occasion. The color purple. The Capitals,...
  • 14 hr ago

Capitals vs. Red Wings QuickCap: Washington Gives Away a Point or Two

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — Washington blows a third period lead... and Detroit didn't even have to work all that hard for it. [ GameCenter - Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff...
  • 14 hr 38 min ago

Capitals vs. Red Wings Third Period Thread

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — Detroit breaks the ice, but the Caps answer with Evgeny Kuznetsov 's first and Troy Brouwer 's second goals of the season. Here's Kuznetsov's: Two-one Caps after two. Third period ahead... ...
  • 15 hr 31 min ago

Ovi Is Wearing Pink Laces!

FanSided: Capitals Outsider (Ben Sumner) — Following Troy Brouwer's lead, team captain Alex Ovechkin sported pink laces Wednesday for Hockey Fights Cancer month.
  • 16 hr 14 min ago
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Capitals vs. Red Wings Second Period Thread

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — A tight-checking and physical first period ends without a score... thanks to the Caps getting a little help from a phantom interference call: Second period ahead... Tweets from...
  • 16 hr 23 min ago

Capitals vs. Red Wings: Game 9 discussion thread

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — Wednesday night, Washington Capitals (4-2-2) return home for a primetime NBC matchup with Detroit (4-2-2), one of six at Verizon Center over their next eight, following a topsy-turvy western...
  • 18 hr 6 min ago

Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Forward Shake-Up, Wilson to Debut (?) and Hockey Fights Cancer

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — Per reports out of Kettler, tonight's lineup is going to look an awful lot like  yesterday's lines (which could include  Tom Wilson 's season debut), so expect the following lines and pairs in...
  • 20 hr 46 min ago

Capitals vs. Red Wings: Game 9 of 82

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — The Caps return home from an up-and-down road trip to play host to the Red Wings. Click to enlarge Keep up with the latest Caps-related Tweets right here: Tweets from...
  • 21 hr ago

Backwards Slapshot: Repeating Reporters

SBN: Japers' Rink (Chris Bradford) — One question launched at Barry Trotz has reached an impressive milestone
  • 22 hr 36 min ago

Scoreless in four straight games, Ovechkin looking to break drought vs. Detroit

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — As the Washington Capitals crowded around the dry-erase board for some last-minute preparation Wednesday morning, Alex Ovechkin stood near center-ice with his new linemate, 19-year-old rookie...
  • 23 hr 18 min ago

Tom Wilson a game-time decision vs. Red Wings, ‘good chance’ to debut

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — Capitals forward Tom Wilson spent Wednesday’s morning skate rotating with Eric Fehr as the fourth line right winger, and both exited the practice rink within moments of each other, still unsure...
  • 23 hr 54 min ago

The Noon Number: Even Less Special

SBN: Japers' Rink (J.P.) — A look at Detroit's goal-stifling special teams 3 - Number of special teams goals scored in Red Wings games so far this season, fewest in the League. Detroit has scored just two power-play...
  • 1 day ago
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Work In Progress: Optimus Lines

SBN: Japers' Rink (A.Stringham) — Barry Trotz shook up his lines at practice yesterday, but did he come up with the right combinations? Through the first eight games of the season the Capitals have, to the surprise of many,...
  • 1 day 1 hr ago

With promotion to top line, Andre Burakovsky ‘going in the right direction’

The Washington Post (Alex Prewitt) — The rapid ascension of Andre Burakovsky continued Tuesday, when the rookie learned he would center the Washington Capitals’ top line beside Alex Ovechkin. They had only skated together for less...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Wednesday Caps Clips: Shuffling the Deck

SBN: Japers' Rink (Becca H) — Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's matchup with the Red Wings, which will feature Tom Wilson's debut plus some new-look lines, and more. Your savory breakfast links:...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago