Capitals Insider: Five thoughts


Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win in St. Louis

FIVE THOUGHTS | When most had counted the team out, Washington puts on its best performance in months.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:27 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Defense, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, playoff race

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win against the Islanders

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win on Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Devils

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-0 loss to Dallas

One for each goal against.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:14 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Stars, Five thoughts

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/30/2014

Five thoughts on Capitals’ 4-2 loss to Boston

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

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Power play

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Kings

FIVE THOUGHTS | Falling in a shootout is something that might haunt the Capitals down the stretch.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:03 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Kings, Chris Brown, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout win against the Sharks

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sharks, Chris Brown, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Penalty Kill, Shootouts, Tom Wilson

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Ducks

Washington started strong and stayed strong against Anaheim.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Ducks, Dustin Penner, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Penalty Kill, Power play

Posted at 02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Vancouver

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canucks, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Sochi, Tom Wilson

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 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 03:31 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Coyotes

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Phoenix.

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Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Jaroslav Halak, Karl Alzner

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Five Thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-0 loss to the Bruins

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss Thursday at Boston.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer

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 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 08:37 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Panthers

Notes and observations on Thursday night’s win in South Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Devils

Notes and observations from the win against the Devils.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Devils, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over Winnipeg

Notes and observations from Washington’s win.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Jets, Five thoughts, Julien Brouillette, Patrick Wey, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ loss to the Islanders

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Islanders Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Metropolitan Division, Power play, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Caps’ win over the Red Wings

Notes and observations from Washington’s 6-5 overtime win on Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:15 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Red Wings, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime win in Buffalo

Notes and observations from the win in Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:05 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sabres, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/25/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Devils

Notes and observations from Friday’s loss in New Jersey.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Michal Neuvirth, penalties

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 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss in New York

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss to the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-1 loss to the Blue Jackets

Few if any positives can be taken from Washington’s loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday, a defeat replete with mental mistakes.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Philipp Grubauer

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 08:54 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Sharks

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:54 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sharks, Five thoughts, Shootouts

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Sabres

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Tampa Bay

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/05/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-3 loss in Minnesota

Notes and observations from Washington’s fourth straight defeat.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Wild, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Penalty Kill

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to Carolina

Notes and observations from Thursday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

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 12:47 PM ET, 12/28/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Rangers

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Tom Wilson

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/24/2013

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

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss to Anaheim at Verizon Center on Monday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Ducks, Five thoughts, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-2 win in Carolina

Notes and observations from the Capitals win over Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Injuries, Joel Ward, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Power play

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 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 09:26 AM ET, 12/14/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to Florida

Notes and observations on Washington’s loss to the Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Panthers, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over Tampa Bay

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win over the Rangers

A three-goal outburst in the third period and an impressive outing for rookie goalie Philipp Grubauer paved the way to victory Sunday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-NYR, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Mikhail Grabovski, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-2 win against Nashville

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over the Predators.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Preds, Defense, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat, Patrick Wey

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to Carolina

Notes and observations from the loss to Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:02 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/01/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ overtime win against the Islanders

Notes and observations from the win over the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:03 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat

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 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 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 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 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 09:56 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Blues

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ 4-1 win over St. Louis.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Third line

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win in Detroit

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Motor City.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime win against Columbus

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ overtime win.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the Avalanche

The Capitals wrap up their brief road trip with a loss to the Avalanche and likely won’t mind not having to face that particular opponent the rest of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:04 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Avs, Five thoughts

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/10/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss in Phoenix

Notes and observations from the 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Coyotes, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Penalty Kill, Power play, Troy Brouwer

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 10:14 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss in Vancouver

From Ovechkin’s penalty shot to the battle in the faceoff circle, here are a few observations from Monday’s loss in Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canucks, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Mikahil Grabovski

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/27/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-2 loss to the Flames

Notes and observations from Saturday’s game in Calgary.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Caps-Flames, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win against Edmonton

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Edmonton.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Oilers, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout win against the Jets

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win over Columbus

Notes and observations on the Capitals’ victory against Columbus Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:36 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 10/17/2013

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

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss to the Rangers Wednesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:17 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, Five thoughts

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-2 win over Edmonton

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over the Oilers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:34 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Oilers, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, Nate Schmidt, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/13/2013

Five thoughts on Washington’s 5-1 loss to the Avalanche

Notes and observations on the Capitals 5-1 loss to the Avalanche.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Avs, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Nicklas Backstrom, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/11/2013

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

The power play comes up empty, Alex Ovechkin scores his fifth goal of the season and other notes on the Capitals loss to Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Alex Urbom, Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Michael Latta

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 10/06/2013

Five thoughts about the Capitals' 2-1 loss to the Stars

Notes and observations from the Capitals loss in Dallas Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:22 AM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Stars, Five thoughts, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals' win over the Flames

Notes on the Capitals’ win over the Flames.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flames, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals loss to the Blackhawks

Notes on the Capitals’ season opening loss to Chicago.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:17 AM ET, 09/29/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals' 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks

Notes on the preseason finale.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:17 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five thoughts, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013

Five thoughts from the Capitals' 6-3 win over the Flyers

Notes on Zac Rinaldo's hit on Mikhail Grabovski, Tom Wilson and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals 4-1 win over the Predators

Notes on Mikhail Grabovski’s place on the first power-play unit, Michal Neuvirth’s puck handling and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ preseason loss in Boston

Mikhail Grabovski makes his preseason debut, Connor Carrick scores and penalty minutes pile up.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Brooks Laich, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, NHL rules, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals 5-4 shootout loss to the Blackhawks

Five thoughts on another preseason shootout loss, this one by a 5-4 count to Chicago at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:53 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, connor carrick, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins

Thoughts on the ice, glass, Tom Wilson and more from the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Baltimore Hockey Classic, Five thoughts, Nathan Walker, Preseason, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win in Philadelphia

Joel Rechlicz scores the game-winner, John Erskine’s place in the lineup and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Joel Rechlicz, John Erskine, Michal Neuvirth, Preseason

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 09/14/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 preseason win over Winnipeg

Notes and observations from the preseason opener, including Ovechkin’s high-stick scare and the new nets.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Preseason