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November 28, 2023Washington CapitalsThe Washington Capitals have begun their West Coast swing on the wrong foot. A third-period goal by Luke Kunin propelled the San Jose Sharks ahead of the Capitals, ultimately resulting in the Capitals’ 2-1 loss. Kunin’s goal, coming near the 13-minute mark, broke nearly 20 minutes of a tied score. Sharks forward Fabian Zetterlund put […] [...]
November 24, 2023Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON — Not a single thing went right for the Washington Capitals on Friday. The Edmonton Oilers scored twice in the first period to build an early hole for the Capitals, one that just continued to grow as the game went on. The Capitals found little success anywhere on the ice, leading to a 5-0 […] [...]
November 22, 2023Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals’ only lead of the game came at the perfect time. In the final seconds of overtime, Dylan Strome pushed the puck past Buffalo Sabres goalie Devon Levi, giving the Capitals a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. The Capitals spent most of the night working from behind as Buffalo’s JJ Peterka put the […] [...]
November 17, 2023Washington CapitalsThe Washington Capitals will once again be without Martin Fehervary on Saturday, but they’ll still receive some help off of the injured report, head coach Spencer Carbery said Friday. Fellow defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk will return to the ice after missing the last four games. He was sidelined after he awkwardly went into the boards […] [...]
November 14, 2023Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON — It certainly wasn’t easy, but the Washington Capitals emerged with a win over the NHL’s top team on Tuesday. A first period goal by Dylan Strome gave the Capitals a highly-coveted lead over the Vegas Golden Knights, but the performance of Charlie Lindgren in net allowed the Capitals to escape with a 3-0 […] [...]
November 13, 2023Washington CapitalsThe Washington Capitals will be without Martin Fehervary when they host the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, head coach Spencer Carbery said Monday. It’s the second-straight game that the 24-year-old defenseman will miss after suffering a lower body injury Friday against New Jersey. Carbery added that Fehervary could return for Saturday’s […] [...]
November 11, 2023Capitals PostgameKey contributions from the Washington Capitals’ bottom six helped the team earn a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday, their second win in back-to-back nights. Alex Ovechkin was able to push the puck past Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov in the first period, breaking the seal that plagued the Capitals nine days ago. […] [...]
November 10, 2023Capitals PostgameFor the Washington Capitals, there’s just something special about playing at New Jersey’s Prudential Center. Two weeks ago, the Capitals snapped a three-game skid by tallying six goals on the Devils’ home ice. After falling to the Panthers at home on Wednesday, the Capitals once again turned things around in the Garden State. Three quick […] [...]
November 9, 2023Washington CapitalsIt took a mere 15 seconds for the Washington Capitals to fall to the Florida Panthers in overtime Wednesday. Panthers center Aleksander Barkov pushed the puck up to Sam Reinhart, who outpaced the Capitals’ defense and pushed the puck past Capitals goalie Darcy Kuemper to secure the 4-3 victory. QUICK WORK FOR THE WIN ‼️ […] [...]
November 8, 2023Washington CapitalsOne week after he announced that he would step away from the ice, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has been placed on long term injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday. With the move, Backstrom’s $9.2 million salary does not count against the cap, allowing the Capitals to exceed the salary cap. Without Backstrom, Capitals Missing […] [...]
November 4, 2023Capitals PostgameWASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals are back in the win column following Saturday’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, with many takeaways being drawn from the team’s performance. Early Lead Pushes Capitals Past Blue Jackets, 2-1 Tom Wilson: More Than A Fighter Sometimes it’s easy to underestimate the impact of Tom Wilson. He’s not an […] [...]
November 4, 2023Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON — Two days removed from the group’s second shutout of the season, the Washington Capitals rebounded about as well as possible on Saturday. A pair of first-period goals built the Capitals an insurmountable lead, allowing them to down the division rival Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-1, at Capital One Arena. Tom Wilson, who failed to […] [...]
November 4, 2023Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk left Saturday’s game after sustaining a lower body injury, the team announced. van Riemsdyk left the game early in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets. #ALLCAPS This is what happened to Trevor Van Riemsdyk — Capitals Replays (@capsreplays) November 5, 2023 INJURY UPDATE: #Caps defenseman Trevor […] [...]
November 4, 2023Washington CapitalsAlex Ovechkin is, without question, the greatest player in Washington Capitals history. This reality was already settled by the time he brought the Capitals their first Stanley Cup in 2018, which established Ovechkin not only as a Washington great but an all-time great. However, he had many brilliant moments before hoisting the Stanley Cup. One […] [...]
November 2, 2023Capitals Prospects / Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Capitals’ three-game win streak has been snapped. Thursday’s 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders was anything but pretty. Partly to blame was luck, partly to blame was execution, but ultimately there were a handful of notes to take away. Backstrom’s Absence Was Surely Felt The news of Nicklas Backstrom’s leave […] [...]
November 2, 2023Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty-two seconds. That’s how long it took for the Washington Capitals to find themselves in a hole after surrendering a goal to New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock. And the hits didn’t stop there, with the Capitals finding themselves on the wrong end of a 3-0 score by night’s end. It was […] [...]
November 2, 2023Washington CapitalsThe Washington Capitals cannot replace Nicklas Backstrom. But with most of the season still ahead of them, the best the team can do is try to move on. TJ Oshie and Tom Wilson will split alternate captain duties in Backstrom’s absence, head coach Spencer Carbery said Thursday, joining defenseman John Carlson. Backstrom has worn the […] [...]
November 2, 2023Washington CapitalsIt was the dawn of a new season, and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom felt 100% — quite the feat for the 35-year-old, who was entering his 17th year in the NHL. He hit the ice for day one of the team’s training camp, skating around on the surgically-repaired hip that he was tired of […] [...]
November 1, 2023Washington CapitalsWednesday was a dark day in Washington Capitals history, but one that most knew was coming sooner rather than later. Nicklas Backstrom said before the start of the season that his surgically-repaired hip was feeling 100%, but after eight games the 35-year-old center is calling it quits — for now. “Given my ongoing injury situation, […] [...]
November 1, 2023Washington CapitalsNicklas Backstrom is stepping away from hockey and the Washington Capitals. The player and organization released a joint statement on X announcing that Backstrom is stepping away, though no timeline for return or final decisions on his career has been made. Backstrom, 35, has struggled this season after having hip resurfacing surgery in June 2022. […] [...]
October 31, 2023Washington CapitalsImproving the Washington Capitals’ top six has long been the focus of general manager Brian MacLellan. Only a few weeks into the season, another team’s potential loss could be the Capitals’ gain. The Calgary Flames, sitting at 2-6-1, are “on the precipice of having to take a radical new approach,” according to Sportsnet’s Eric Francis, […] [...]
October 29, 2023Capitals PostgameWASHINGTON, D.C. — It seemed doubtful at times, but the Capitals secured their third-straight win Sunday — and there was plenty to take away from the team’s 3-1 win over the Sharks. Strome and Wilson’s 3rd Period Goals Lift Capitals Over Sharks Dylan Strome Shining For Capitals If there’s been one positive to the Capitals’ […] [...]
October 29, 2023Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON, D.C. — For most of Sunday’s game, it looked like the Washington Capitals were going to snap a streak — and not a good one. But after a strong showing in the third period, one that included all three of the team’s scores, the Capitals emerged with a 3-1 win over the Sharks — […] [...]
October 27, 2023Capitals Postgame / Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Capitals are in possession of a two-game winning streak, but only after a nail-biting finish at Capital One Arena. There was an early goal. Then a rebound. Then a lead. Then a tie. The game eventually closed on a shootout, with John Carlson coming up big for Washington after six scoreless […] [...]
October 27, 2023Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON, D.C. — It took seven rounds, but the Washington Capitals came out ahead after a shootout Friday en route to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. After six scoreless rounds for both sides, Capitals defenseman John Carlson beat Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for the score. On the corresponding attempt, Capitals goalie Darcy Kuemper blocked […] [...]
October 27, 2023Capitals ProspectsRyan Leonard is expected to make a substantial impact in a Washington Capitals uniform one day. But, for now, the Capitals’ first round pick this summer is suiting up in the NCAA, and his presence was surely felt Thursday for Boston College. Leonard, a a freshman winger, tallied his first collegiate goal against Michigan State, […] [...]
October 26, 2023nhl bettingWashington Capitals prospect Andrew Cristall has opened up his CHL season on a tear. Playing for the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, Cristall has eight goals and 26 points in 11 games so far in 2023-24. The 2023 second-round pick made a strong case to make the Capitals’ roster but was sent back […] [...]
October 25, 2023Washington CapitalsOn Wednesday night in New Jersey, the cover finally came off the goal for the Washington Capitals. Entering the day with the fewest goals scored league-wide, the Capitals tallied three first-period goals against the Devils, laying the foundation for the team’s eventual 6-4 win. Anthony Mantha opened the scoring for the Capitals with a goal […] [...]
October 25, 2023Off The RecordThe NHL trade market remains hamstrung by the salary cap, but there has still been plenty of chatter across the league and as teams figure out exactly what they are. Will the Columbus Blue Jackets finally unload a defenseman on the NHL trade market? Did the Canucks play a bigger role in the Connor Garland […] [...]
October 24, 2023Washington CapitalsWASHINGTON, D.C. — For the Washington Capitals, Tuesday night was another reading of the same old story. The Toronto Maple Leafs tallied one goal in the first period before collecting three in the second period, leaving the Capitals in the dust with little response. “It’s the same old story, we’re finding ways to lose hockey […] [...]