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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 08:43 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Mike Green injured against Blue Jackets (updated)

The Capitals’ defenseman did not return to the contest.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:43 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Open thread: Capitals at Blue Jackets

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit Columbus for an important Metropolitan Division matchup.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Braden Holtby to make third consecutive start

Notes from the morning skate at Nationwide Arena.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:31 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Blue Jackets, Lineups

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 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 06:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Open thread: Capitals at Blue Jackets

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit Columbus for an important Metropolitan Division matchup.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Lineups, Open Thread

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 10:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime win against Columbus

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ overtime win.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

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 05:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Adam Oates not planning changes to Capitals’ 5-on-3 approach

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Lineups

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 10/20/2013

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

Notes and observations on the Capitals’ victory against Columbus Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:36 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Martin Erat records three assists in Capitals’ 4-1 win over Columbus

Martin Erat made a strong case as to why he deserves time in the top-six with a brilliant showing in Saturday’s win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:49 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blue Jackets, Joel Ward, Martin Erat

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 10/19/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

Get ready for the game vs. the visiting Blue Jackets, when the Capitals while unveil overhauled line combinations.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:14 PM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/19/2013

Martin Erat eager for opportunity on Capitals’ second line

Martin Erat on the second line and Nate Schmidt skating with Mike Green are two lineup changes worth keeping an eye on as Washington faces Columbus.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Blue Jackets, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 10/19/2013

Projected lineups for Capitals and Blue Jackets

Notes from the morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:34 AM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Lineups