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Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Capitals season review: Goaltending

A look at the odd year in net for the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Goaltending, Jaroslav Halak, Michal Neuvirth, Olie Kolzig, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Capitals season review: Defensemen

A look at the Capitals’ blue-liners.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, connor carrick, Defense, Defensemen, Dmitry Orlov, Jack Hillen, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Alex Ovechkin: ‘I have to take responsibility. I have to take criticism’

Ovechkin and Oates weigh in on the star winger’s plus-minus, need for improvement and role on the team.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:24 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Rocket Richard Trophy

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Third line records three goals, nine points against Hurricanes

In case anyone needed a reminder of who the Caps’ best players at even strength are, the third line offered one on Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Adam Oates on goalie Jaroslav Halak: ‘I’ve always been honest and I was in this case’

Oates denies misrepresenting Halak.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Allan Walsh, Caps-Canes, Jaroslav Halak

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Jaroslav Halak’s agent ‘bewildered’ Adam Oates broke trust between player, coach

The goaltender’s agent says Oates misrepresented his client and that their private conversation should never have been made public.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Allan Walsh, Jaroslav Halak

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win in St. Louis

FIVE THOUGHTS | When most had counted the team out, Washington puts on its best performance in months.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:27 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Defense, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, playoff race

Posted at 12:56 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Alex Ovechkin records his 50th goal of the season

The star winger becomes the 11th player in NHL history to reach the 50 goal plateau in five different seasons.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:56 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blues, milestones

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Braden Holtby to face Blues; Jaroslav Halak not ‘comfortable’ facing former team

Notes from the skate in St. Louis.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Jaroslav Halak, Lineups

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Caps will be without Mike Green for at least two games

Washington may have to manage without defenseman Mike Green during final week of regular season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win against the Islanders

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win on Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Devils

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Washington Capitals need three goals or more

Under Adam Oates, Washington has not won a regulation or overtime game in which it has scored two or fewer goals.

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Offense, Statistical analysis

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Capitals’ playoff hopes receive devastating blow with loss in New Jersey

Even if the Capitals win out, they have less than a 50 percent chance of reaching the playoffs according to SportsClubStats.com.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:37 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Jason Chimera, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Devils will test Capitals’ patience

New Jersey has the league’s the top-ranked penalty kill

By Katie Carrera  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, connor carrick, Lineups, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Alex Ovechkin: ‘I think everybody quit on the play’

Ovechkin says everyone quit on the play that led to Dallas’ fourth goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Jay Beagle

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Rookie Connor Carrick expected back in Capitals’ lineup against Devils

After sitting out seven games as a healthy scratch, rookie defenseman Connor Carrick is expected to draw back into the lineup Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:55 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, connor carrick, Defense

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Oates on the end of the Ovechkin-Beagle experiment: ‘That line hasn’t hurt us’

The coach takes stock of the Ovechkin-Beagle combination.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:08 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Jay Beagle, Line combinations

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Adam Oates wants Alex Ovechkin to improve five-on-five

Oates says he hasn’t talked to Ovechkin yet about the lackadaisical defensive play against the Stars.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Adam Oates: Alex Ovechkin ‘quit on the play’ that led to Stars’ fourth goal

A look at what the star winger didn’t do on the play that led to the Stars’ fourth goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals show ‘zero urgency’ in blowout loss to Stars

Embarrassing loss at home against Dallas is another blow to Washington’s playoff chances.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Stars, Eric Fehr

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals brace for matchup with desperate Stars

Tuesday night at Verizon Center is a battle of teams fighting to reach the playoffs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Stars, Joel Ward, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals shuffle defense again; Grabovski at left wing against Stars

By Katie Carrera  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Stars, Defense, Dustin Penner, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss in Music City.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Preds, Injuries, John Carlson, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:43 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Patrick Wey suffers apparent head injury in fight with Predators’ Rich Clune

The rookie defenseman’s first NHL fight resulted in him being unable to finish Sunday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:43 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Preds, Fighting, Head injuries, Injuries, Patrick Wey, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/30/2014

Five thoughts on Capitals’ 4-2 loss to Boston

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Bruins.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Power play

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 03/29/2014

‘Terrible’ penalty costs Capitals in loss to Bruins

A questionable charging call against Ovechkin stymied the Capitals’ momentum in the third period, preventing any attempt at a comeback.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:48 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Bruins

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Capitals ready to face streaking Bruins

The Bruins are 13-0-1 heading into Saturday’s matinee at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Bruins

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov a quick study in the NHL

Eight games in to his NHL career, Kuznetsov doesn’t appear to be overwhelmed by the transition to North America.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Chris Brown tackles the challenges of switching to center

The young forward is Coach Adam Oates’s latest center project.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Chris Brown, Eric Fehr

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Watch: Evgeny Kuznetsov’s first career NHL goal

The rookie’s first NHL goal ensured a point for the Capitals Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Kings, Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Nicklas Backstrom, Jack Hillen both leave game against Kings with injuries

The uncertainty of their health could be more damaging than Tuesday’s shootout loss to Los Angeles.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Kings, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout win against the Sharks

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sharks, Chris Brown, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Penalty Kill, Shootouts, Tom Wilson

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Alex Ovechkin riding 11-game even-strength scoring drought

The star winger’s last five-on-five goal came Feb. 27 at Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:31 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sharks

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Capitals seek first win in San Jose since 1993

News and notes from the skate in San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sharks, John Carlson, Lineups

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss to Los Angeles

Notes and observations on Washington’s shootout loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Kings, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Joel Ward, Shootouts

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Jaroslav Halak makes smooth transition to Capitals

The veteran netminder is making a strong first impression as he takes over the Capitals’ top spot.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:55 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Kings, Contracts, Goaltenders, Jaroslav Halak, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Capitals prepare to face the Kings’ dominant possession game

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate in Los Angeles.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:03 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Kings, Chris Brown, Jaroslav Halak, Line combinations

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Ducks

Washington started strong and stayed strong against Anaheim.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Ducks, Dustin Penner, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Penalty Kill, Power play

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Dustin Penner returns to Anaheim still searching for a fit with the Capitals

The veteran winger faces the Ducks, who traded him to Washington on March 4.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:32 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, bruce boudreau, Caps-Ducks, Dustin Penner, Trades

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Connor Carrick out, Patrick Wey in for Capitals against Ducks

Notes from the morning skate at Honda Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:22 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Ducks, connor carrick, Defense, Lineups, Patrick Wey

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Adam Oates finds inspiration in line shuffling from Sharks

The Capitals’ coach explains his logic behind the ever-rotating forward lines.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Line combinations, San Jose Sharks

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Jay Beagle wants to run with opportunity playing with Alex Ovechkin

The defensive-minded center has been lining up with Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin often.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:10 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Ducks, Jay Beagle

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Nicklas Backstrom’s unselfish play leads to Troy Brouwer’s 20th goal

Rather than score an empty-net goal himself, the Capitals’ top center helps Troy Brouwer reach 20-goal plateau.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:45 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Leafs, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Vancouver

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canucks, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Sochi, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:46 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov records three assists against Canucks (video)

In his third game, 21-year-old forward Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded his first three NHL points.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:46 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canucks, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Capitals look to stop their recent slow-start trend

The Caps have been outscored 6-1 and outshot 51-31 in the first period over the past six games.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:21 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canucks, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Sluggish first period costs Capitals again

We take a look at Pittsburgh’s first goal, which encapsulates all of Washington’s first-period problems.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:58 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Pens, Dmitry Orlov

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh

Quick goals against are leading to Washington losing at inopportune times.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Martin Erat

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Adam Oates on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s debut: ‘I thought he did great’

The young forward shows a mix of potential and the need to adjust to the NHL game in 10:22 of ice time.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov to make Capitals debut on fourth line

Coach Adam Oates explains his approach to Kuznetsov’s debut.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Pens, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Lineups

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Coyotes

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Phoenix.

By  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Jaroslav Halak, Karl Alzner

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov ‘ready to play hard hockey’

The recently-signed forward skated at KCI Sunday and said he hopes to play Monday against Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Evgeny Kuznetsov, George McPhee

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Jaroslav Halak joins Capitals but Braden Holtby will start against Bruins

Halak is glad to have a chance to play in the playoffs again.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Jaroslav Halak

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Dustin Penner hoping for smooth transition with Capitals

The big winger is coming from the NHL’s first-place team to one that is on the outside of the playoff picture.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Dustin Penner, NHL trade deadline, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Alex Ovechkin records his 800th career point; Oates: ‘That’s not a milestone’

Coach Adam Oates, he of 1,420 career points, keeps Ovechkin’s latest marker in perspective.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Bruins, milestones

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Adam Oates: Caps need John Erskine ‘to be able to move’

After sitting out the final two games before the break as a healthy scratch, John Erskine is back in the mix.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:39 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Panthers, John Erskine

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Jack Hillen doesn’t think a return in Florida is ‘realistic’; Marcus Johansson a game-time decision

Hillen says he’s very close to a return but doesn’t expect to play against Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Caps in limbo between Olympic break, NHL stretch run

With so many practice days before the Caps play again, Adam Oates is trying to not overwhelm players in the early stages.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:25 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Sochi 2014

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Mike Green passed neuropsychological test, cleared for contact

A Capitals injury update.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Concussions, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Oates’ Olympic advice to Ovechkin: ‘Be the fastest, hardest working guy’

With so much pressure on Ovechkin and the Russian men’s hockey team, Oates wants the star winger to focus on what he can control.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Russian Olympic team, Sochi 2014

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Capitals hope Olympics ‘energize’ John Carlson

It’s been a grueling season for the Caps’ defenseman but Coach Adam Oates isn’t worried about the Olympics having a negative impact.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, John Carlson, Sochi 2014, U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, USA Hockey

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Devils

Notes and observations from the win against the Devils.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Devils, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/08/2014

Capitals need focus for final game before Olympic break

News and notes from the morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, John Erskine, Lineups

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over Winnipeg

Notes and observations from Washington’s win.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Jets, Five thoughts, Julien Brouillette, Patrick Wey, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ loss to the Islanders

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Islanders Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Metropolitan Division, Power play, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Caps continue to struggle in low-scoring games, fall to Islanders

Washington hasn’t won a game this year in which it hasn’t scored three or more goals.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:07 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Isles, Karl Alzner

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Martin Erat named to Czech Olympic team as injury replacement

In the middle of a tough NHL season, Erat gets some good news in that he will be playing for the Czech Republic in Sochi.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Czech Olympic team, Martin Erat, Sochi 2014

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014

How much has inconsistent goaltending cost the Caps this season?

George McPhee said that the Capitals would have 10 more points with better goaltending this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, George McPhee, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Injuries piling up for Capitals

With three games left before the Olympic break the Capitals suddenly see their injured list growing rapidly.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Caps’ win over the Red Wings

Notes and observations from Washington’s 6-5 overtime win on Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:15 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Red Wings, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Watch: Alex Ovechkin’s overtime game-winner against Detroit

Alex Ovechkin is now tied for the third most overtime winners in NHL history with 15.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:24 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Red Wings

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/01/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss in Detroit

Notes and observations from the loss in Detroit.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Casey Wellman, Injuries, Jason Chimera, Mike Green, penalties

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 02/01/2014

Watch: Alex Ovechkin’s game-tying goal with seven seconds left in Detroit

With seven seconds left the Capitals managed to secure a point.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Red Wings, Joel Ward

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Capitals Coach Adam Oates: ‘You’ve got to be patient’

Oates talks about his approach after the Capitals’ latest discouraging loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Capitals’ familiar errors show a team stuck in place, not improving

The Capitals’ debacle in Columbus shows there is a lot of work to do.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, John Carlson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Capitals determined to not make same mistakes against Blue Jackets

The Capitals played one of their worst games of the year here two weeks ago and they’re determined to avoid a repeat performance.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:27 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 01/29/2014

With busy schedule before Olympic break, Caps hold optional practice in Columbus

With six games in the 10 days left before the Olympic break, Oates wants to make sure players get enough rest.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:50 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Practice update

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime win in Buffalo

Notes and observations from the win in Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:05 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sabres, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:56 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Oates: Mike Weber’s dangerous hit on Nicklas Backstrom ‘should have been a penalty’

Should the Sabres’ defenseman receive supplemental discipline for his hit on Nicklas Backstrom?

By Katie Carrera  |  12:56 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sabres, NHL discipline, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Brooks Laich a game-time decision against Sabres

News and notes from the morning skate in Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Lineups

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Tom Wilson learning to balance physicality, smart play

A recent hit reminded the Capitals rookie that his presence will bring scrutiny from officials.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:42 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, penalties, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Chemistry between Jay Beagle, Tom Wilson pays off for Caps

The hard-working fourth liners contributed to two of the Capitals’ six goals in back-to-back games last weekend.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Line combinations, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin skates, may return to Capitals’ lineup in Montreal

The star winger had an encouraging practice and hopes to face the Canadiens Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/25/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Devils

Notes and observations from Friday’s loss in New Jersey.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Michal Neuvirth, penalties

Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Mikhail Grabovski suffers apparent leg injury against Devils

The Capitals’ biggest loss might not have been on the scoreboard Friday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:19 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Injuries, Jason Chimera, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Alex Ovechkin to miss second game with groin injury

News and notes from the morning skate in Newark.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Groin injuries, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Capitals hit the road with dads, mentors in tow

Perhaps this is a good time to have the players’ mentors along for the road trip.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:12 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Troy Brouwer looking to rediscover scoring touch

The veteran winger is riding a nine-game scoring drought heading into Friday’s game in New Jersey.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Forwards, Offense, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Adam Oates, Capitals not panicking amid six-game losing streak

Oates: “I can’t come in and all of a sudden turn into a different person. You’re going to have losing waves.“

By Katie Carrera  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-0 loss to the Senators

Notes and observations from Washington’s latest loss at Verizon Center on Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Tinkering with lines won’t help Washington

A five-game losing streak has left the Capitals desperately searching for a spark to get them back in win column.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:08 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jason Chimera, Joe Beninati, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Capitals place Steve Oleksy on waivers, send Grubauer to Hershey

Capitals shuffle roster in response to five-game losing streak.

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:56 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Michael Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss in New York

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss to the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Capitals hope to bounce back in ‘huge’ game against Rangers

Notes from the morning skate at Madison Square Garden.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Line combinations, Lineups, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-1 loss to the Blue Jackets

Few if any positives can be taken from Washington’s loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday, a defeat replete with mental mistakes.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 11:09 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Tom Wilson’s unnecessary penalty costs Capitals in ugly loss

Every Capital made mistakes Friday night, but the rookie winger’s was particularly damaging.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:09 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, penalties, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Capitals can’t take balanced Blue Jackets lightly

Washington leery of a let-down against the Blue Jackets.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, Karl Alzner

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Capitals stay positive, confident in play despite three-game losing streak

News and notes from the morning skate in Columbus.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, Karl Alzner, Lineups, Martin Erat, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:16 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Adam Oates on Capitals coughing up late lead against Penguins: ‘We blew it’

A look at the Penguins’ game-winning goal and the play that led to it.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:16 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Pens

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Sharks

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:54 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sharks, Five thoughts, Shootouts

Posted at 11:36 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Alex Ovechkin’s bad-angle goal against the Sharks

Watch Alex Ovechkin’s 33rd goal of the season, a laser from a sharp angle.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:36 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sharks

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Adam Oates sees similarities between Joe Thornton, Tom Wilson

Like Tom Wilson, Sharks captain Joe Thornton was seldom used in his rookie season too.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sharks, Tom Wilson

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Sabres

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/12/2014

Determining starter vs. Sabres another ‘difficult decision’ for Oates

Who should start against the league-worst Sabres?

By Katie Carrera  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Goalies

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Tampa Bay

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Tom Wilson churns through rookie season as fourth-liner

The 19-year-old right wing averages the lowest ice time of all NHL rookies who have played at least 35 games this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:35 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Forwards, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Alex Urbom claimed by Devils; Capitals may recall a defenseman

News and notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Hershey Bears, Roster moves

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Capitals place Alex Urbom on waivers

Washington makes space on its roster by waiving the seldom-used defenseman.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Defense, Roster moves, waivers

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Capitals won’t retool struggling penalty kill

Penalty killers are focusing on preventing shots from getting through, rather than traffic in front.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Czech Olympic team, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat, Michal Neuvirth, Penalty Kill, Sochi 2014

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 01/05/2014

Capitals searching for balance in new top-six configuration

Can the Capitals find chemistry in the top six with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom separated?

By Katie Carrera  |  03:16 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/05/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-3 loss in Minnesota

Notes and observations from Washington’s fourth straight defeat.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Wild, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Penalty Kill

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 01/05/2014

Braden Holtby: ‘It’s all about getting the confidence back’

The Capitals goaltender acknowledges that his confidence has been shaken by recent struggles.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 AM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Wild, Goalies

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/04/2014

Braden Holtby to start against Wild

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate in Minnesota.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Wild, Lineups, Martin Erat

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Braden Holtby determined to improve while waiting for next start

Oates shares some insight into how he’s selected the starting goaltender this week.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:22 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Goalies, Line combinations, Practice update

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to Carolina

Notes and observations from Thursday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Quick response goals cost Capitals in loss to Hurricanes

Washington has allowed 22 goals this season within 2 minutes and 30 seconds of scoring itself.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:33 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Capitals stick with Philipp Grubauer

The rookie netminder will make his ninth start in the past 12 games.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Goalies, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Capitals’ John Carlson named to 2014 U.S. Olympic team (updated)

The Capitals defenseman will represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, John Carlson, Sochi 2014, U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, USA Hockey

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Adam Oates shuffles lines; Alex Ovechkin skates with Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr

The Capitals have new forward lines in Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-1 loss in Ottawa

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:06 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, Mike Green, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Michal Neuvirth: ‘If I don’t play, I don’t get better’ (updated)

Neuvirth declines to comment when asked if he has asked the Capitals to trade him.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:43 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth, Trades

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Capitals look on the bright side despite shootout loss in Buffalo

Coach Adam Oates ‘can’t complain’ about the Capitals’ game in loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:22 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sabres, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/28/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Rangers

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Eric Fehr’s smart play ends with game-winning goal

It was quite the successful night for the veteran winger.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Eric Fehr

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Brooks Laich suffers setback, won’t face Rangers

The Capitals’ forward is “in a holding pattern“

By Katie Carrera  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Rangers, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to the Ducks

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss to Anaheim at Verizon Center on Monday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Ducks, Five thoughts, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Brooks Laich returns to Caps’ lineup vs Ducks, Philipp Grubauer to start

News and notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Ducks, Groin injuries, Injuries, Lineups, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/22/2013

With Bruce Boudreau, Anaheim up next, Caps alter practice schedule

With Bruce Boudreau and the Ducks up next, the Caps can’t afford a day off.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, bruce boudreau, John Carlson

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013

Morning skate: Grubauer again? Neuvirth unhappy

With goaltender Philipp Grubauer providing confidence and some stability in net for the Caps, Michal Neuvirth has become the odd man out.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Gruabuer

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Tom Wilson on his hit against Brayden Schenn: ‘I cost the team the game’

The Capitals’ rookie makes his first comments about his hit and disciplinary hearing.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Philipp Grubauer to start against Hurricanes

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Lineups, Philipp Grubauer, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Oates defends Tom Wilson as Capitals await NHL discipline ruling

Coach Adam Oates maintains that Brayden Schenn could have avoided the brunt of Tom Wilson’s hit.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-2 loss in Philadelphia

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Adam Oates on Tom Wilson’s hit against Brayden Schenn: ‘It’s a clean hit’

The Capitals and Flyers react to Wilson’s hit on Brayden Schenn.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin named NHL first star of the week

The Caps star winger had quite the week with five goals and six points, but there’s still room for improvement Coach Adam Oates says.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, NHL, Star of the Week

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers

Notes and observations from the Capitals win over the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:35 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, Defense, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, John Erskine, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin scores game-tying goal as Capitals rally for 5-4 shootout win against Flyers

Alex Ovechkin’s goal ties the game with less than a minute remaining to force overtime in Sunday’s win.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:34 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/14/2013

Erik Gudbranson won’t face supplemental discipline for hit against Eric Fehr

The Panthers defenseman won’t receive a suspension for his hit on Eric Fehr.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Panthers, Eric Fehr, Injuries, John Erskine, Michal Neuvirth, Practice update

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/14/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to Florida

Notes and observations on Washington’s loss to the Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Panthers, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Adam Oates on Panthers: ‘Don’t take them lightly’

The Caps can’t afford to not take every opponent seriously.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Panthers, Karl Alzner

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013

John Erskine nearing return to Capitals’ lineup

The veteran defenseman says he hopes to be back in the lineup at some point over the next week.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, Injuries, John Erskine

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Could Alex Ovechkin join the 50 in 50 club?

It’s one of the NHL’s most revered milestones, and it’s not out of the realm of possibility for Ovechkin.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:41 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over Tampa Bay

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Dmitry Orlov moves into Capitals’ top four

The Capitals defenseman was paired with John Carlson most of Sunday’s game in New York and will hold the stop again against Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, Dmitry Orlov

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Capitals create blueprint for success in back-to-back wins

Washington’s first set of consecutive regulation wins this year came with solid showings from start to finish.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-NYR, Caps-Preds, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win over the Rangers

A three-goal outburst in the third period and an impressive outing for rookie goalie Philipp Grubauer paved the way to victory Sunday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-NYR, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Mikhail Grabovski, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Philipp Grubauer to start against Rangers

Pregame notes ahead of the Caps’ matchup with the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-NYR, Groin injuries, Injuries, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-2 win against Nashville

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over the Predators.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Preds, Defense, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat, Patrick Wey

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Patrick Wey could make NHL debut this weekend

Oates on Patrick Wey and Steve Oleksy.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, Patrick Wey, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Michal Neuvirth practices, doesn’t expect to play this weekend

Notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer, Practice update

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to Carolina

Notes and observations from the loss to Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:02 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 11:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Braden Holtby struggles in Capitals’ 4-1 loss to Carolina

Braden Holtby allows four goals on 23 shots through two periods against the Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Karl Alzner

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Green shouldn’t worry so much about goals, says Adam Oates

Adam Oates recently sat down with the Caps defenseman and told him not to focus on the lack of goals.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mike Green

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Washington Capitals remain enigmatic two months into the NHL season

Nearly a third of the way through the season, it’s impossible to predict which Capitals team will emerge for any given game.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:06 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Analysis, Braden Holtby, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 12/01/2013

A look at the Capitals’ comeback against the Islanders

Three minutes and 58 seconds that saw the Caps go from losing to an overtime win Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:31 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Isles, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013

Dmitry Orlov to make season debut against Islanders, Brooks Laich to miss second straight game

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate on Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Martin Erat, Michael Latta

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 11/30/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout win over the Canadiens

Notes and observations from Washington’s shootout win against Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:15 AM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Caps-Habs, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Mikahil Grabovski

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Braden Holtby comes up big on short notice, helps fuel Caps’ win

Braden Holtby finished with 35 saves in a game he wasn’t supposed to appear in.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:56 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Oates wants Capitals to turn a new page, focus on Montreal after latest loss

After one of the worst losses of the season, Coach Adam Oates wants the Capitals to move forward.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 6-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Mike Green

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Adam Oates: Capitals ‘lousy’ in 6-4 loss to Ottawa

Another mistake-riddled night for Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:06 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sens

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Capitals couldn’t find where Martin Erat fit

The Caps brought Martin Erat in when they needed a top-six forward because of injuries, but never found where he fit within a healthy roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:49 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Martin Erat, Trades

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Capitals, Martin Erat will keep the status quo until a deal can be found

After his trade request, Martin Erat will continue practicing and, if needed, playing with the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Joel Ward, Martin Erat, Trades

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss in Toronto

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Power play

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/23/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to Montreal

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Habs, Five thoughts

Posted at 11:44 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Adam Oates frustrated by Capitals’ 3-2 loss to Montreal

Capitals Coach Adam Oates isn’t one to call out players after a loss, but he did share his overall frustration Friday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:44 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Mikhail Grabovski: ‘You enjoy to play when people trust you’

Mikhail Grabovski faces both of his former teams this weekend.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jason Chimera, Mikhail Grabovski, Third line, Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Adam Oates says Capitals’ second line needs to ‘work a little harder and smarter’

Troy Brouwer and Brooks Laich continue to struggle at even strength regardless of who they’re paired with.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Second line, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Mike Green expected to face Canadiens; Oates undecided about goaltender

News and notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Injuries, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Penguins.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Ovechkin and Oates on Evgeni Malkin’s scoring slump

Malkin may be on a 14-game goal-scoring drought, but the Caps still know what the Pens center is capable of.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Evgeni Malkin

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Blues

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ 4-1 win over St. Louis.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Third line

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Alex Ovechkin scores two goals, ties Alexander Steen for league lead in Caps’ win

The star winger’s two goals fueled Washington’s 4-1 win over the Blues and tied him for the league lead in goals.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:33 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blues, NHL scoring race

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Marcus Johansson a natural fit with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Coach Adam Oates kept Marcus Johansson on the top line for Saturday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Top line

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win in Detroit

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Motor City.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 11/15/2013

John Carlson has found an offensive groove

Carlson has four goals in the past six games and all but two of Washington’s goals from defensemen this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:35 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, John Carlson

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Laich and Brouwer not showing much chemistry together

It may be time to revisit the Brooks Laich and Troy Brouwer pairing on the second line.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Statistical analysis, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Oates’s overtime adjustment pays off for Capitals against Columbus

How a change in the four-on-four pairings wound up benefitting the Capitals in unexpected ways Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blue Jackets, Marcus Johansson, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Capitals react to Steven Stamkos’s injury

The NHL will be without one of its top young stars indefinitely after Steven Stamkos suffered a broken tibia Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Around the NHL, Nicklas Backstrom, Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the Avalanche

The Capitals wrap up their brief road trip with a loss to the Avalanche and likely won’t mind not having to face that particular opponent the rest of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:04 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Avs, Five thoughts

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Capitals need to correct familiar problems

Allowing a quick goal against after scoring themselves and the inability to convert 5-on-3 cost the Capitals once again.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:35 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Avs, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Alex Ovechkin no worse for wear but angry at officials after falling hard into boards against Avalanche

The Capitals star winger explains his frustration with the referees for the play that send him falling awkwardly into the corner boards Sunday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Avs

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 11/10/2013

Capitals bracing for altitude effects against Avalanche

Playing in the altitude of Denver on the second game of back-to-backs is far from ideal.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:37 PM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Avs, Karl Alzner

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/10/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss in Phoenix

Notes and observations from the 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Coyotes, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Penalty Kill, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:37 AM ET, 11/10/2013

Capitals squander lead, late power-play chances fall in shootout to Coyotes

The Capitals weren’t without opportunities to put the

By Katie Carrera  |  01:37 AM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Coyotes, Power play

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 11/09/2013

Jason Chimera glad for fast start this season: ‘I knew I had a lot more to give’

Off to a strong start, the veteran winger is glad to secure a longer stay in Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:01 PM ET, 11/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Contract extensions, Contracts, Jason Chimera

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/09/2013

Capitals heed lessons of patience, persistence as they prepare to face Coyotes

Notes from the morning skate in Phoenix.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Coyotes, Lineups, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 11/08/2013

West coast trip brings challenges, old friends

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:28 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mike Ribeiro

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Capitals take randomness out of the shootout

The Capitals are now 4-0 in shootouts this season -- and perfect in the Adam Oates era.

By Barry Svrluga  |  08:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Tom Wilson scores first NHL goal, survives shaving cream attack

Capitals’ rookie Tom Wilson scored his first NHL goal Tuesday night -- and was victimized afterward.

By Barry Svrluga  |  09:44 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Alex Ovechkin will play vs. Islanders

After missing two games with a right shoulder injury, Alex Ovechkin will play tonight against the Islanders at Verizon Center.

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, capitals, Eric Fehr, Martin Erat

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013

John Carlson finally scores

John Carlson scores the 100th point of his career, but just the second goal for a Capitals defenseman this year.

By Barry Svrluga  |  10:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, John Carlson, Mike Green

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 11/02/2013

Alex Ovechkin ruled out for Capitals-Panthers game on Saturday

Coach Adam Oates says he wants to give his captain “a couple more days” to recover from a shoulder injury.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:06 PM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Line combinations

Posted at 12:24 AM ET, 11/02/2013

Braden Holtby, Ray Emery brawl as Capitals’ win turns into fight night in Philadelphia

Washington’s 7-0 win was a bit overshadowed by third-period fireworks in Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 AM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Joel Ward, Ray Emery, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Dmitry Orlov eager to show he belongs in NHL

The defensive prospect rejoins the team during preparations for the game at Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:46 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, Defense, Dmitry Orlov

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Marcus Johansson centering Capitals’ second line in latest forward combinations

A natural center, Johansson has rarely played the position during Adam Oates’s tenure.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:31 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Eric Fehr ready for responsibility on the power play with Alex Ovechkin injured

“I don’t think they’ll be covering me quite as closely as they cover Ovi,” Fehr said of opposing penalty kills.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss in Vancouver

From Ovechkin’s penalty shot to the battle in the faceoff circle, here are a few observations from Monday’s loss in Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canucks, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Mikahil Grabovski

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Involvement of defensemen key for Capitals’ offense

Defensemen don’t always need to score, but the blue-liners’ ability to keep an offensive play alive is critical.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, John Carlson, Karl Alzner