Capitals Insider: Matt Hendricks


Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 12/07/2013

Catching up with Matt Hendricks

The gritty winger returns to face the Capitals as a member of the Nashville Predators.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:09 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Preds, Matt Hendricks

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 03:34 PM ET, 07/05/2013

NHL Free Agency: Mike Ribeiro to Coyotes, Matt Hendricks to Predators

Mike Ribeiro and Matt Hendricks have both signed with new teams on the first day of NHL free agency.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:34 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agency, Matt Hendricks, Mike Ribeiro, Unrestricted free agents

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Matt Hendricks prepared to hit free agent market

With no progress on an extension with the Capitals, Matt Hendricks is prepared to test the unrestricted free agent market when it opens at noon Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agency, Matt Hendricks, offseason, Unrestricted free agents

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Agent: 'No progress at all' between Matt Hendricks and Capitals

Matt Hendricks's agent says that he hasn't discussed a new contract for the gritty winger with the Capitals since the trade deadline.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agency, Matt Hendricks, offseason, Unrestricted free agents

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Capitals season review: Forwards, Part II

A look at how the players on the third and fourth lines fared this season and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:13 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Joel Ward, Joey Crabb, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Hendricks, offseason, Season breakdown, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Breaking down the Capitals' unrestricted free agents

A look at the Capitals' unrestricted free agents.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joey Crabb, Matt Hendricks, Mike Ribeiro, offseason, Season breakdown, Tom Poti, Unrestricted free agents, Wojtek Wolski

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Should the Capitals re-sign Matt Hendricks?

Matt Hendricks has become an important part of the roster, but is there cap space to bring him back?

By Katie Carrera  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agency, George McPhee, Matt Hendricks, offseason, Unrestricted free agents

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Free agents Mike Ribeiro and Matt Hendricks would like to stay in Washington

Both veterans are hoping to take advantage of what could be their final chance to earn a lucrative NHL contract.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:06 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Hendricks, Mike Ribeiro

Posted at 01:25 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Capitals players left stunned following Game 7 defeat

Another year, another frustrating early postseason exit for the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:25 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Caps-Rangers Game 7, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Matt Hendricks, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Playoffs

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Capitals 'need to be a more disciplined hockey team' in Game 7

Once again the Capitals must remind themselves that unnecessary, avoidable penalties are doing little to help their cause.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Caps-Rangers Game 6, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, Playoffs, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Capitals must turn the page, start fresh in Game 7 against Rangers

Game 7s are nothing new to the Capitals but once again they must find a way to come through in the most pressure-packed environment of any playoff series.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:24 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers Game 7, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Henrik Lundqvist, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, Playoffs, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Tom Wilson set to make NHL debut in Game 5 vs. Rangers

Tom Wilson, who will make his NHL debut in Game 5 Friday against the Rangers, brings a blend of grit and offensive ability to the Capitals' lineup.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:19 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers Game 5, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Matt Hendricks, Playoffs, Tom Wilson

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Capitals know they must remain patient against Vezina finalist Henrik Lundqvist

The Capitals know patience is critical when facing Henrik Lundqvist, who is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy for the fifth time in his career.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:44 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, Caps-Rangers Game 4, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Henrik Lundqvist, Matt Hendricks, Playoffs, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Capitals confident in aggressive, pressure-based system against Rangers

Last year the Capitals and Rangers played styles that were nearly mirror images of each other. This season, Washington is glad to have an aggressive system as it enters the postseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, Playoffs, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Capitals give mixed reviews on long layoff before Game 1 vs. Rangers

The Capitals have to wait until Thursday to start their first-round series, giving them their longest break between games all year.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:19 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Matt Hendricks, Mike Green, Playoffs

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 04/24/2013

John Erskine's key saves in Caps' win against Winnipeg

John Erskine comes up big in the Capitals' 5-3 win over the Jets by playing goalie.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:21 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Jason Chimera, John Erskine, Matt Hendricks

Posted at 12:35 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Capitals reward Adam Oates's confidence, clinch Southeast Division

Coach Adam Oates has remained consistently confident in the Capitals' ability to succeed no matter what stage of the season they were in. Tuesday night, they rewarded his faith and clinched the Southeast Division title.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:35 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets, Matt Hendricks, Nicklas Backstrom, playoff race, Southeast division

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 09:25 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Matt Hendricks plays through scratched cornea; Capitals send Nate Schmidt to Hershey

Matt Hendricks says he's "good" after playing with a scratched cornea and a few notes on the Capitals' recent roster moves to send several defensemen to Hershey.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:25 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, Hershey Bears, Matt Hendricks, Nate Schmidt, Roster moves, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green put on a show as Capitals trounce Carolina

The Capitals' biggest stars lead the comeback against the Hurricanes en route to a 5-3 win Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:25 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canes, Matt Hendricks, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

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 03:38 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Matt Hendricks on fighting the Bruins

The Capitals forward shared his side of everything that happened with the Bruins in Washington's 4-1 loss on Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam McQuaid, Caps-Bruins, Matt Hendricks, Shawn Thornton

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Tomas Kundratek tests right leg, Braden Holtby to start against Sabres

Tomas Kundratek skates briefly, Matt Hendricks is ready to play against Sabres and other notes from the Caps optional skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sabres, John Erskine, Matt Hendricks, Practice update, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 12:34 AM ET, 03/17/2013

Bruins force Matt Hendricks into 'joke' fight

Of all the fights that ensued at TD Garden Saturday, when the Bruins cornered Matt Hendricks and forced him to fight drew the ire of the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:34 AM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam McQuaid, Caps-Bruins, Matt Hendricks, Nathan Horton, Shawn Thornton

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin: 'You can't say nothing' to referees

Unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties aren't a new phenomenon for the Capitals this season, but it's definitely something they can avoid.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Matt Hendricks, Mike Ribeiro, penalties

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/02/2013

Aaron Volpatti to make Caps debut against Jets

Winger Aaron Volpatti will get '"thrown to the wolves" Saturday afternoon as he makes his Capitals debut at Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Caps-Jets, Matt Hendricks

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/02/2013

Capitals turn to Matt Hendricks for top-line duty

There's been a revolving door at top-line left wing for the Capitals and now it's Matt Hendricks's turn to try and fit.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Jets, Matt Hendricks, Wojtek Wolski

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Mike Green not taking part in Caps' practice

Mike Green isn't on the ice for Caps practice, which features a few different line combinations.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Line combinations, Matt Hendricks, Practice update, practice upddate, Wojtek Wolski

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Capitals encouraged to try cut-resistant, Kevlar-reinforced socks

The Capitals were encouraged to try out cut-resistant socks in Wednesday's practice. There were mixed reviews but many say they'll make the switch.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:07 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jay Beagle, Karl Alzner, Kevlar socks, Matt Hendricks, Roman Hamrlik

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Caps discuss Kevlar socks in wake of injury to Senators' Erik Karlsson

Ottawa's Erik Karlsson suffered a cut Achilles tendon Wednesday night, an injury that could prompt more players to use socks reinforced with Kevlar.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:04 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fehr, Erik Karlsson, Injuries, Matt Hendricks, Nicklas Backstrom, Ottawa Senators

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 03:03 PM ET, 02/02/2013

One-timers: Adam Oates says Alex Ovechkin played 'best game' vs. Flyers

Notes and analysis from the Capitals win over the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:03 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, John Carlson, Matt Hendricks, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers, Wojtek Wolski

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 02/02/2013

John Erskine faces disciplinary hearing for elbow (updated)

The Capitals defenseman could face supplemental discipline for elbowing Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 AM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, John Erskine, Matt Hendricks, NHL discipline

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 12:31 PM ET, 01/23/2013

One timers: Caps fall 4-2 to Winnipeg

Notes and analysis from the Capitals’ 4-2 loss to Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Matt Hendricks, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Capitals players offer apologies to fans

Several Capitals players apologize to fans for the lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fans, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, NHL lockout, Troy Brouwer