Capitals Insider: Caps-Leafs


Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Nicklas Backstrom’s unselfish play leads to Troy Brouwer’s 20th goal

Rather than score an empty-net goal himself, the Capitals’ top center helps Troy Brouwer reach 20-goal plateau.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:45 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Leafs, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Maple Leafs

Discuss the game as the Caps face off against the Leafs.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:40 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Joel Ward’s game-winning goal against Toronto

The veteran winger scores his 13th goal of the season with his mom in the stands.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:35 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Joel Ward, Power play

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Maple Leafs

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Maple Leafs Friday night at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:14 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Michal Neuvirth to start against Maple Leafs

The 25-year-old netminder will make his first appearance since Nov. 22.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:42 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Goalies, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss in Toronto

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Power play

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Mikhail Grabovski escapes significant injury after being hit in face by skate

Grabovski needed 20 stitches to close two cuts on his face.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 11/23/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Maple Leafs

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit Toronto Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:42 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/23/2013

Eric Fehr returns to Caps’ lineup against Leafs, Martin Erat out

Oates makes line changes as the Capitals prepare for the Maple Leafs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Eric Fehr, Lineups, Martin Erat

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Caps believe Jay McClement should have been penalized for hit on Nicklas Backstrom

The Capitals thought there should have been a penalty on Jay McClement's hit that sent Nicklas Backstrom into the boards in the first period Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Jay McClement, Nicklas Backstrom, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Alex Ovechkin's defense of Nicklas Backstrom 'shows team toughness'

More on how Alex Ovechkin's quick defense of Nicklas Backstrom sparked the Capitals and sent a statement of team toughness and unity.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Nicklas Backstrom, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:47 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Adam Oates: Alex Ovechkin 'absolutely' should be NHL MVP

Coach Adam Oates knows he's biased but says Alex Ovechkin should be the NHL's MVP.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:47 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Maple Leafs

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:02 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013

One-timers: Capitals searching for answers

Notes and analysis from the Capitals' 3-2 loss to Toronto.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Leafs, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, One timers, Tom Poti

Posted at 11:51 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Frustrated Capitals undone by compounding mistakes once again

Once again, the Capitals are left searching for answers when errors compound to cost them a chance for a victory vs. Toronto.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:51 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Leafs, Joey Crabb, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, Tom Poti

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Neuvirth will start vs. Toronto, Ovechkin talks about scoring woes

Capitals Coach Adam Oates will go with Michal Neuvirth in net Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Michal Neuvirth, Phil Kessel

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/01/2013

One-timers: Another lead after two periods lost

Notes and analysis from the Capitals 3-2 loss in Toronto.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, One timers

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Penalty epidemic costing Capitals

Washington is called for eight minor penalties in the first 34 minutes of the game Thursday night as an alarming lack of discipline continues.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:10 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Joel Ward, Mike Ribeiro, penalties

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Marcus Johansson back in the lineup against Maple Leafs

After two games as a healthy scratch, Capitals center Marcus Johansson gets an opportunity to show he deserves to play.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Michal Neuvirth brings 'stability' to struggling Caps

Goaltender Braden Holtby says Michal Neuvirth "deserves" to play and understands why the Capitals are rolling with the 24-year-old Czech.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:32 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Brooks Laich takes part in morning skate in Toronto (updated)

For the first time this season, Capitals forward Brooks Laich took part in an on-ice workout with his teammates.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Leafs, Line combinations