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Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin returns, helps spark Capitals’ 5-0 win over Canadiens

A look at Ovechkin’s 36th goal of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:27 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Open thread: Capitals at Canadiens

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit Montreal Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:41 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Lineups, Open Thread

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 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 05:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Michal Neuvirth injured during warmups, won’t travel to New York (updated)

A last-minute switch in net for Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Canadiens

Discuss the game as the Caps host the Montreal Canadiens Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Lineups, Open Thread

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 10:32 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Brooks Laich won’t face Canadiens, Jay Beagle to play on third line

Oates is hopeful Laich will be able to play Saturday when Washington visits Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Habs, Injuries, Jay Beagle, Lineups

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 05:35 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Canadiens

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Montreal Canadiens.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Martin Erat centering second line; Michal Neuvirth to start against Canadiens (updated)

News and notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:01 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Injuries, Lineups, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Braden Holtby comes to his own defense in Montreal

Braden Holtby discusses defending himself against opponents intentionally trying to run him in his crease.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Capitals' second line success providing offensive balance

The Capitals' top offensive talents continue to produce, but in the past five games so has the second line.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Alex Ovechkin closing in on Rocket Richard Trophy

With two goals against the Canadiens, Alex Ovechkin moves closer to another Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Mike Ribeiro, Rocket Richard Trophy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 04/20/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Canadiens

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Canadiens Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:13 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/20/2013

Martin Erat starting to find his footing with Capitals

Back from injury, Martin Erat is starting to find his way with the Capitals and establish chemistry with his linemates.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/20/2013

Braden Holtby to make fifth consecutive start

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Line combinations

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 04/10/2013

One-timers: Capitals shake off early deficit in Montreal; Ovechkin leads the way again

ONE-TIMERS | The Caps shake off an initial one-goal deficit and demonstrate their resiliency.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:02 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, Jay Beagle, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Strong second period fuels Capitals' win in Montreal

Two goals in the span of 1:46 in the second period allowed Washington to gain the upper hand against the Canadiens Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:13 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Canadiens

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the second-place Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:26 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Capitals eager to gauge their progress with matchup against Canadiens

While the Capitals have found success recently, they still only have three wins against teams currently in playoff position this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Adam Oates on starting Michal Neuvirth in Montreal: 'He needs to know that he's a part of our team'

Coach Adam Oates explains why the Capitals will turn to Michal Neuvirth tonight in Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Martin Erat, Joel Ward not on ice for Capitals morning skate in Montreal

Injured wingers Martin Erat and Joel Ward aren't on the ice for the morning skate in Montreal and are questionable for Tuesday's game.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations, Martin Erat, Tom Poti

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/25/2013

'Fragile' Caps need a bounce to go their way

These days, any surge by the opposing team throws the Caps off track. They need to find something to build off of in a hurry.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Caps-Habs, Joey Crabb, Karl Alzner

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013

One-timers: Capitals off to unsettling start

Notes and analysis from the Capitals 4-1 loss to Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, One timers

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Capitals 'outworked' in 4-1 loss to Montreal

As the Capitals look for answers following another disastrous defeat, they point to one common trait: work ethic.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:41 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Joey Crabb, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Adam Oates looking for more from Marcus Johansson

Marcus Johansson will be on the fourth line as the Capitals take on the Canadiens as Coach Adam Oates looks for more out of him.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Mathieu Perreault: 'I didn't ask for a trade'

Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault says he only wants more ice time and an opportunity to prove himself to Coach Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:18 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Mathieu Perreault

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Wolski joins top line, Johansson to fourth line (updated)

Coach Adam Oates has tinkered with his line combinations ahead of tonight's game against Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Michal Neuvirth ready to face Canadiens

Neuvirth will make his first start of the season on Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth