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Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Capitals lose third straight as offense sputters

For the second straight game Washington recorded only eight shots through the first 40 minutes.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:37 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Bruins, Caps-Flyers, Karl Alzner

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 6-4 loss to the Flyers

Notes and observations from the loss to the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Jack Hillen, Mike Green

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Capitals ‘sleeping’ against Flyers

Nicklas Backstrom: “It’s not acceptable, it’s not the way we want to play. We were sleeping the first two periods.“

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, Joel Ward, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 08:41 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Open thread: Capitals at Flyers

Discuss the game as the Caps visit the Flyers

By Katie Carrera  |  08:41 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Open Thread

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Dmitry Orlov suspended two games for boarding Flyers’ Brayden Schenn

The defenseman will be eligible to return Saturday against Phoenix.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Dmitry Orlov, NHL discipline

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Flyers

Notes and observations on the Caps’ loss to Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:18 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Jay Beagle, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Will Dmitry Orlov be suspended for boarding Philadelphia’s Brayden Schenn? (Video)

The hit and five-minute major penalty cost the Caps Sunday’s game. But was it suspension worthy?

By Katie Carrera  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Dmitry Orlov, NHL discipline

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/02/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Flyers

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Flyers Sunday afternoon.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Lineups, Open Thread

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 06:07 PM ET, 12/19/2013

No suspension for Tom Wilson

Capitals rookie Tom Wilson was not suspended for his charging hit on Flyers’ Brayden Schenn in second period of Tuesday night’s loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:07 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, 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 02:26 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Tom Wilson will have disciplinary hearing Thursday for hit on Brayden Schenn

The Capitals rookie could receive up to a five-game suspension for his hit.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:26 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  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 06:10 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Flyers

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Flyers Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:10 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Braden Holtby to start in Philadelphia; Brooks Laich skates for second straight day

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

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Flyers, Casey Wellman, Groin injuries, Injuries, Michael Latta, Roster moves

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Mikhail Grabovski to miss second straight game, Capitals recall Casey Wellman

Washington has recalled AHL forward Casey Wellman.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:55 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Casey Wellman, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michael Latta, Mikhail Grabovski, Roster moves

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 02:49 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs Flyers

Discuss the game as the Caps host the Flyers Sunday afternoon.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Lineups, Mikhail Grabovski, Open Thread

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Caps place Brooks Laich on injured reserve; Philipp Grubauer will start against Flyers

Pregame notes on Caps-Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:53 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Lineups, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/02/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 7-0 win over the Flyers

Notes and observations from Washington’s win in Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Five thoughts

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 06:03 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Flyers

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Philadelphia Flyers Friday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Braden Holtby to start; Michael Latta, Alex Urbom expected in Capitals’ lineup against Flyers

Notes from the morning skate: Braden Holtby gets start. Michael Latta and Alex Urbom fit in lineup.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Dmitry Orlov, Lineups, Michael Latta

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 11:24 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Alex Ovechkin to miss Capitals’ game against Flyers with shoulder injury (updated)

Alex Ovechkin will miss Friday’s game with a shoulder injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, Injuries

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Capitals squander opportunity against Flyers, know more desperate games lie ahead

The Capitals 5-4 overtime loss Sunday night not only cost them an extra point but also the ability to put some distance on them and the Flyers on the playoff bubble.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Eastern Conference standings, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Steve Oleksy's hit, fight swings game for Capitals, but they can't hold on against Flyers

Steve Oleksy swings the momentum with a big hit and ensuing fight that led to a Caps power play.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Jakub Voracek, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer, Zac Rinaldo

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 03/31/2013

Untimely penalty by Troy Brouwer sparks Flyers' comeback vs. Capitals

Troy Brouwer takes responsibility for the untimely penalty that helped give Philadelphia life in the third period Sunday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:53 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 03/31/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Flyers

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit Philadelphia Sunday evening.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:49 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/31/2013

Michal Neuvirth not feeling well, Capitals recall Philipp Grubauer

The Captials are guarding against the possibility that Michal Neuvirth suffered a concussion when he took a puck off the mask in Saturday's morning skate. They've called up Philipp Grubauer to back up Braden Holtby against the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Concussions, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Philipp Grubauer's NHL debut a 'dream come true'

The lone bright spot in the Capitals' loss at Philadelphia was the NHL debut of top goaltending prospect Philipp Grubauer.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/28/2013

One-timers: Capitals halt momentum with loss to Flyers

Notes from the Capitals' loss to the Flyers on Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby and how this latest defeat halted their progress.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, One timers

Posted at 03:13 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Sluggish start sets tone for Capitals against Flyers

It took all of 4 minutes 4 seconds for the Capitals to fall behind Philadelphia Wednesday night and they never responded.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:13 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Capitals recall Philipp Grubauer, Michal Neuvirth sick

With Michal Neuvirth ill, the Capitals have recalled prospect Philipp Grubauer. He'll likely serve as Braden Holtby's backup against the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Call-ups, Caps-Flyers, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 02/02/2013

John Erskine suspended three games for elbowing

Capitals defenseman John Erskine won't be eligible to return to the lineup until Feb. 9 against Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:46 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, John Erskine, NHL discipline, Suspensions

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 02/02/2013

One-timers: Adam Oates says Alex Ovechkin played 'best game' vs. Flyers

Notes and analysis from the Capitals win over the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:03 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, John Carlson, Matt Hendricks, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers, Wojtek Wolski

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 02/02/2013

John Erskine faces disciplinary hearing for elbow (updated)

The Capitals defenseman could face supplemental discipline for elbowing Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 AM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, John Erskine, Matt Hendricks, NHL discipline