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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 06:23 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Capitals at Hurricanes: Open Thread

Discuss the game as the Caps visit Carolina Thursday night.

By Mark Giannotto  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups, Open Thread

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 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 05:12 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Adam Oates searching for a spark by splitting up Ovechkin, Backstrom

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are split as Coach Adam Oates experiments with chemistry.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:34 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Injuries, Line combinations, Lineups

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 09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-2 win in Carolina

Notes and observations from the Capitals win over Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Injuries, Joel Ward, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Power play

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Alex Ovechkin sixth fastest to score 400 goals in NHL history

The Capitals’ star winger records his 400th goal in the same building where he was drafted back in 2004.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:22 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  400 goals, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canes, NHL milestones

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Hurricanes

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Hurricanes Friday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:52 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups, Open Thread

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 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 05:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Eric Fehr confident, making most of his time on Capitals’ second line

Notes from the Capitals morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Eric Fehr, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/11/2013

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

The power play comes up empty, Alex Ovechkin scores his fifth goal of the season and other notes on the Capitals loss to Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Alex Urbom, Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Michael Latta

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Third period gaffe costs Capitals in 3-2 loss to Hurricanes

A look at the play that resulted in Nathan Gerbe’s game winning goal for Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, John Carlson

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

Open thread: Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Michael Latta to center fourth line, Alex Urbom to make Caps debut against Hurricanes

Notes from the morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Urbom, Caps-Canes, Jay Beagle, Michael Latta

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

Capitals host Hurricanes in first Metropolitan Division matchup

A look at the Hurricanes ahead of Thursday's game.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Braden Holtby recovers from shaky start, finishes with 43 saves in win over Hurricanes

Braden Holtby was a little out of sorts at the start of Thursday's game against Carolina but recovered to finish with a career-high saves in a regular season games en route to a 3-1 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Hurricanes Thursday night at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Braden Holtby back in net vs. Carolina for 29th start of season

Rest is all well and good but Braden Holtby would rather be in the Capitals net. He'll be back there Thursday night with a start against the Carolina Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Joel Ward to miss second straight game, out against Hurricanes

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green put on a show as Capitals trounce Carolina

The Capitals' biggest stars lead the comeback against the Hurricanes en route to a 5-3 win Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:25 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canes, Matt Hendricks, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Hurricanes

Discuss the game as the Capitals take on the Hurricanes and get caught up on all the moves that altered the defense today.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:58 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Defense, Dmitry Orlov, John Erskine, Open Thread, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Michal Neuvirth takes part in Capitals morning skate: 'I'm feeling good'

Michal Neuvirth says he's feeling better three days after being struck in the mask by a shot.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/02/2013

John Erskine a game-time decision against Carolina (updated)

The Capitals are sticking with the same line combinations for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, defensive lineup still uncertain.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, John Erskine, Practice update

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/15/2013

One-timers: More on Alex Ovechkin's night against Carolina

More from the Capitals 3-2 comeback win in Carolina including notes on the dramatic game winner and Alex Ovechkin's 700th career point.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canes, Joey Crabb, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Tomas Kundratek suffers apparent leg injury in win over Carolina

Defenseman Tomas Kundratek won't travel with the team to Boston after suffering an apparent injury to his right leg in the first period of Washington's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:06 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Defense, Injuries, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Hurricanes

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit Carolina in the second of a home-and-home against the Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:06 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Tom Poti set to return to Capitals' lineup

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate in Raleigh.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:58 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Line combinations, Practice update, Tom Poti

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/13/2013

One-timers: Carolina senses Capitals' struggles, trying to knock them out of division race

The Hurricanes know they can all but eliminate Washington from the division race with another win Thursday and other notes following the Capitals' 4-0 loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexander Semin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Jeff Schultz, Karl Alzner, One timers

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Hurricanes take advantage of Washington's injury-plagued defense

Carolina takes advantage of beat up Caps

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Defense, Jeff Schultz

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Discuss the game as the Capitals host Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:50 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Marcus Johansson on top line, Mathieu Perreault back in lineup against Carolina

Marcus Johansson is slated for top-line duty and Mathieu Perreault returns to the lineup against the Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:38 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Capitals recall Cameron Schilling; John Erskine and Tom Poti out against Hurricanes

The Capitals have recalled defenseman Cam Schilling and it looks like he will play tonight against the Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:39 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cam Schilling, Caps-Canes, Defense, Injuries, John Erskine, Line combinations, Tom Poti

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013

One-timers: Capitals keeping defensemen involved offensively

Coach Adam Oates has encouraged the blue liners to jump up in the play since training camp and it looks like they're all growing more comfortable with the directive.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, John Carlson, John Erskine, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Braden Holtby records second shutout of the season in win over 'Canes

The Capitals goaltender is on a roll. His second shutout of the season and an important save early on Alexander Semin helped Washington to a 3-0 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:06 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Tom Poti

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Nicklas Backstrom hopeful to play against Carolina, Mike Green set to return

News and notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:23 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Casey Wellman, Jason Chimera, Line combinations, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Troy Brouwer criticizes former Capitals teammate Alexander Semin

Troy Brouwer takes aim at his former teammate, questioning Alexander Semin's work ethic. Some nights you didn't even know if he was gonna come to the rink, Brouwer said.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexander Semin, Caps-Canes, Troy Brouwer