Capitals Insider: Atlanta Thrashers


Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 02/05/2010

Caps push win streak to 13

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in his fourth straight game. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) The Capitals extended their franchise-record winning streak to 13 games tonight with a 5-2 victory over Atlanta at Verizon Center. Nicklas Backstrom scored the go-ahead goal at 15 minutes 29 seconds of the second period,...

By Gene Wang  |  09:35 PM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Atlanta Thrashers, Jason Chimera, Michal Neuvirth, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 02/05/2010

As snow falls, Caps tell fans to hurry home after game

The Capitals just announced to fans at Verizon Center that above-ground Metrorail trains will cease operation tonight at 11 and that fans must be on trains leaving the game by 10:30 in order to be able to get off at those stops. There were some groans as the announcement was...

By Gene Wang  |  08:31 PM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 02/05/2010

Live chat: Thrashers at Caps

Post reporter Gene Wang will be chatting live around 7 p.m., when the Caps look to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 13 games. Join the conversation below: Thrashers at Capitals...

By Gene Wang  |  05:30 PM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 02/04/2010

D.C. snow and the Penguins-Caps game (updated)

With another massive snowstorm slated to pummel D.C. Friday, the Caps are monitoring the possible effects on their games against Atlanta on Friday night and Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon, a team spokesman said. Consider these factors: *The Penguins play at 2 p.m. Saturday in Montreal -- will they be able...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:42 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Boudreau on Caps' streak: 'It hasn't sunk in or done anything'

Jose Theodore appears set to start tonight at MSG tonight as the Caps look to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 12 games. The veteran goalie has been a big part of the team's recent success, winning a career-best eight straight games while posting a 1.93 goals against average and...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers, Braden Holtby, Bruce Boudreau, Jose Theodore, Mike Green, New York Rangers

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 01/10/2010

Caps 8, Thrashers 1

On Friday, Tom Poti told me the Caps wanted to bury the rest of the Southeast Division on this three game southern swing. On Saturday, the defenseman helped his team get off to a pretty good start with an 8-1 rout in Atlanta, which pushed their lead over the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:01 AM ET, 01/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/09/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Thrashers

Michal Neuvirth will start in goal tonight at Philips Arena, where the Caps will be attempting to shake off another strange day of travel and hand Atlanta its 10th loss in 11 games. Johan Hedberg, meantime, will be in net for the Thrashers. The rest of the Caps' lineup should...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/09/2010

Caps have travel trouble, again.

For the second time in a month, the Caps had problems with their charter flight service. As a result, the team arrived in Atlanta around 10:30 this morning instead of yesterday afternoon. The delay left equipment managers scrambling to get pads, jerseys and skates ready for the morning skate here...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers