Capitals Insider: Caps-Sens


Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/22/2014

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

Notes and observations from Washington’s latest loss at Verizon Center on Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Brooks Laich: ‘If you’re not winning, do something extra’

Veteran winger Brooks Laich has strong words after the Capitals’ sixth straight loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:03 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Senators

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Senators Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:35 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Braden Holtby will start against Ottawa

Braden Holtby will make his first start since Jan. 4 on Tuesday night at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:14 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Lineups

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Alex Ovechkin game-time decision vs. Senators

The star right winger ended up missing Tuesday’s game with an undisclosed injury suffered Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, Injuries

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-1 loss in Ottawa

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:06 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, Mike Green, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:57 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Alex Ovechkin upset referees missed headshot by Chris Neil

The star winger calls out Monday night’s officials.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:57 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, NHL discipline

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Senators

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Senators Monday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:17 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 6-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Mike Green

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Adam Oates: Capitals ‘lousy’ in 6-4 loss to Ottawa

Another mistake-riddled night for Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:06 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sens

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Senators

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Brooks Laich misses Capitals’ morning skate but expected to face Senators

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens, Injuries, Lineups, Roster moves, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 12:48 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Capitals' loss to Senators offers potential playoff preview, animosity and all

Thursday's game didn't have any greater meaning for the Capitals, but it did offer a look at what a first-round playoff matchup against Ottawa might look like.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:48 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sens, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Open Thread: Capitals vs. Senators

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Ottawa Senators Thursday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Adam Oates wants the Capitals to show Ottawa 'who we are as a team'

Ottawa, a potential first round playoff opponent, won both of the first two meetings with the Capitals this season and Coach Adam Oates wants his team to show the way they're capable of playing tonight at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sens

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Erik Karlsson will return to Senators' lineup against Capitals

Erik Karlsson is recovered from a lacerated Achilles’ tendon and will return to Ottawa's lineup tonight.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sens, Erik Karlsson, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Joel Ward skates but won't face Senators; Michal Neuvirth to start

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Braden Holtby not dwelling on puck-handling blunder

Braden Holtby made a rare puck-handling mistake in the second period Thursday that led to the Senators' game-winning goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Capitals 'sloppy' against Senators

It's been a few weeks since the Capitals looked out of sorts for much of a game, but they must ensure that their 'sloppy' play was just a one-game blip.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Mike Green

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Nicklas Backstrom injured in loss to Senators

More damaging than the end of the Capitals' winning streak could be the loss of Nicklas Backstrom, who took a puck off his left arm Thursday night in Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, Injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Senators

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Senators Thursday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:11 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Ottawa weathers injuries with mix of veteran experience and youthful enthusiasm

The Senators' mix of veterans and young players has helped them navigate a season overwhelmed by injuries to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Daniel Alfredsson, Erik Condra

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Capitals aim for ninth straight win as they visit Senators

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate in Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Line combinations

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2013

One-timers: Caps' strong start dampened by tough finish in Ottawa

Notes and analysis from the Capitals loss to Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Joel Ward, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Little mistakes doom Capitals in 3-2 loss to Ottawa

Capitals players lament a lack of attention to "details," such as allowing a momentum swinging-goal late in a period they had dominated, that led to a squandered two-goal lead.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Matt Hendricks, Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Caps line of Ribeiro, Chimera and Ward look to build on early chemistry

They've only played two games together but Mike Ribeiro, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward already like what they're seeing out of their line.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Mike Ribeiro

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Capitals stick with same lines in morning skate; Spezza out for Senators (updated)

Coach Adam Oates is using the same lines he showed at the start of the previous two games for the morning skate in Ottawa. Meanwhile, the Senators will be without Jason Spezza.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Line combinations, Ottawa Senators

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Adam Oates on Senators' Paul MacLean: 'I thought he'd be a good coach'

Caps Coach Adam Oates recalls his playing days with Senators Coach Paul MacLean.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sens