Capitals Insider: Caps-Pens


Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-0 loss to the Penguins

Washington’s futility against Pittsburgh continues and here are the reasons why.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Jaroslav Halak, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Sluggish first period costs Capitals again

We take a look at Pittsburgh’s first goal, which encapsulates all of Washington’s first-period problems.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:58 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Pens, Dmitry Orlov

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Open thread: Capitals at Penguins

Discuss the game as the Capitals take on the Penguins for the final time in the regular season.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:08 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014

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

Quick goals against are leading to Washington losing at inopportune times.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Martin Erat

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Adam Oates on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s debut: ‘I thought he did great’

The young forward shows a mix of potential and the need to adjust to the NHL game in 10:22 of ice time.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Penguins

Discuss the game as the Capitals host Pittsburgh Monday in the first of back-to-back games between the two teams.

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Tags:  Caps-Pens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov to make Capitals debut on fourth line

Coach Adam Oates explains his approach to Kuznetsov’s debut.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Pens, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Lineups

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 loss in Pittsburgh

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Penguins.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, John Erskine, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 01:16 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Adam Oates on Capitals coughing up late lead against Penguins: ‘We blew it’

A look at the Penguins’ game-winning goal and the play that led to it.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:16 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Pens

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Open thread: Capitals at Penguins

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Metropolitan Division leading Penguins Wednesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:43 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Michal Neuvirth to start against Penguins

Pregame notes ahead of tonight’s showdown between the Caps and Pens.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:58 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Penguins.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Braden Holtby’s struggles against Penguins continue

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby is winless in four career appearances against Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Penguins

Discuss the game as the Capitals and Penguins face off as divisional opponents for the first time in more than 20 years.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Ovechkin and Oates on Evgeni Malkin’s scoring slump

Malkin may be on a 14-game goal-scoring drought, but the Caps still know what the Pens center is capable of.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Evgeni Malkin

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Mike Green won’t play against Penguins

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Mike Green

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Ovechkin-Crosby: Stars are shining once again as Caps, Pens meet

Back at the top of their games, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby face off as division rivals tonight at Verizon Center.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Wilson, Schmidt grew up watching Ovechkin-Crosby rivalry

The rookies are eager for their first taste of the Capitals-Penguins rivalry and to be a part of a head-to-head Ovechkin-Crosby matchup.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Nate Schmidt, Sidney Crosby, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Caps-Pens rivalry in need of a spark?

Has the Capitals-Penguins rivalry lost some of its intensity in recent years?

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Karl Alzner, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The loss that helped spark the Capitals' turnaround

Washington is 9-1-1 in its last 11 games, but before this run of success was a gut-wrenching loss that helped show the team how well it could play.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Pens, John Carlson, Matt Hendricks, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/20/2013

One-timers: Brooks Laich's debut, Capitals find positives in defensive play

Notes on Brooks Laich's return, the Capitals defensive showing and more on the power play from Tuesday's 2-1 loss in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Jack Hillen, Karl Alzner, One timers

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 03/20/2013

More on the Capitals' missed power play opportunity

The Capitals inability to score on a four-minute power play and Pittsburgh's strong penalty kill in the third period changed the course of Tuesday's game.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:24 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, Dan Bylsma, Eric Fehr, Matt Niskanen, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Penguins

Discuss the game as the Capitals take on the Penguins Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:37 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Dmitry Orlov 'so happy' to be healthy and back with Capitals

After recovering from two concussions, Dmitry Orlov is excited to make his season debut with the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:58 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Concussions, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Braden Holtby: Capitals 'haven't been even close to intense enough'

Asked about the importance of Brooks Laich's return to the lineup, goaltender Braden Holtby said the Capitals haven't been intense enough this season and hopes that the utility forward can help spark them.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Matt Hendricks

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Alex Ovechkin on how to beat Penguins: 'We just have to get on top of Crosby right away'

The Penguins head into tonight's matchup with Washington in search of their 10th straight victory.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Craig Adams, Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Brooks Laich to make season debut vs. Penguins

Brooks Laich will make his season debut after missing the first 28 games of the season with a groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Groin injuries, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Brooks Laich likely to return against Penguins

Based on the morning skate it looks like Brooks Laich may be back in the Capitals lineup tonight in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Line combinations, Tom Poti

Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Coach Adam Oates explains goaltender switch against Penguins

The Capitals first-year coach explains why he pulled starter Michal Neuvirth against Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:29 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Sidney Crosby on Alex Ovechkin: 'I'm sure eventually the points will come'

Alex Ovechkin might only have two goals heading into tonight's game but the Penguins still consider the Washington captain to be a threat.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:04 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Orpik, Caps-Pens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Capitals searching for more offensive production

Entering tonight's game against Pittsburgh the Capitals are the only team in the NHL that hasn't scored four goals in any one game.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013

One-timers: Oates sees positives in Caps' loss to Penguins

Notes and analysis from the Capitals 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, John Carlson, Mike Ribeiro, One timers

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 02/03/2013

Braden Holtby frustrated with performance in first game against Penguins

The Penguins scored their first five goals on just 14 shots Sunday and the 22-year-old goalie stopped just 20 of the 26 shots he faced.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:23 PM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, Goalies, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/03/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Penguins

Discuss the game as the Caps host the Penguins.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 02/03/2013

Alex Ovechkin: 'It kind of embarrass me' to only have 3 points through 8 games

Alex Ovechkin expresses his surprise that players like him and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin have struggled to score since returning to the NHL. He also acknowledges that he's embarrassed to not have more than three points.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:23 AM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 02/02/2013

Braden Holtby to start against Penguins

Goaltender Braden Holtby will face the Penguins for the first time in his career Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:47 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, Michal Neuvirth