Capitals Insider: Mike Green


Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Capitals season review: Defensemen

A look at the Capitals’ blue-liners.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, connor carrick, Defense, Defensemen, Dmitry Orlov, Jack Hillen, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Injury updates on Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, Jack Hillen, Brooks Laich and Patrick Wey

Checking in with the walking wounded.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Patrick Wey

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Caps will be without Mike Green for at least two games

Washington may have to manage without defenseman Mike Green during final week of regular season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Mike Green injured in win over Islanders

The defenseman didn’t return to the game after suffering an injury in the first period.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:09 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Isles, Injuries, Mike Green

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 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 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 11:49 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Mike Green passed neuropsychological test, cleared for contact

A Capitals injury update.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Concussions, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Capitals will have inexperienced defense against Jets

Washington’s third pairing against the Jets will have a combined one game of NHL experience.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Defense, Injuries, John Erskine, Julien Brouillette, Mike Green, Patrick Wey, Roster moves

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Mike Green will miss third straight game with concussion

News and notes from the morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:39 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Concussions, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Injuries piling up for Capitals

With three games left before the Olympic break the Capitals suddenly see their injured list growing rapidly.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Michal Neuvirth to start against Red Wings

Mike Green and Brooks Laich are both game-time decisions.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Adam Oates expects Mike Green to play in Sunday’s Capitals-Red Wings game

The Caps defenseman skated Saturday after missing most of the week with a head injury, and his coach expects him to play Sunday.

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/01/2014

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

Notes and observations from the loss in Detroit.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Casey Wellman, Injuries, Jason Chimera, Mike Green, penalties

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Mike Green questionable to face Red Wings

News and notes from the morning skate at Joe Louis Arena.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Mike Green injured against Blue Jackets (updated)

The Capitals’ defenseman did not return to the contest.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:43 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Injuries, Mike Green

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 08:26 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 09:05 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Capitals need a more consistent Mike Green

The first three months of the season have been inconsistent for the 28-year-old defenseman.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Mike Green

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 04:41 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Could Alex Ovechkin join the 50 in 50 club?

It’s one of the NHL’s most revered milestones, and it’s not out of the realm of possibility for Ovechkin.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:41 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green

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 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 12:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Green shouldn’t worry so much about goals, says Adam Oates

Adam Oates recently sat down with the Caps defenseman and told him not to focus on the lack of goals.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mike Green

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 12:01 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Martin Erat centering second line; Michal Neuvirth to start against Canadiens (updated)

News and notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:01 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Injuries, Lineups, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Mike Green expected to face Canadiens; Oates undecided about goaltender

News and notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Injuries, Mike Green, Practice update

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 10:46 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Mike Green hopes to be ready to face Penguins (updated)

Notes from the Capitals’ practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, John Erskine, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Blues

Discuss the game as the Capitals host Jaroslav Halak and the St. Louis Blues

By Katie Carrera  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blues, Dmitry Orlov, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green, Open Thread, Roster moves

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Marcus Johansson a natural fit with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Coach Adam Oates kept Marcus Johansson on the top line for Saturday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Top line

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Mike Green won’t face Red Wings; Tyson Strachan to make Capitals debut

The defenseman will miss his first game of the season after suffering a contusion against Columbus earlier in the week.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Mike Green’s status uncertain against Red Wings

The defenseman missed a second practice but will travel with the team to Detroit.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Green, Roster moves

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Mike Green misses Capitals practice with lower-body injury (updated)

The defenseman didn’t take part in Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Orlov, Injuries, Line combinations, Mike Green, Practice update, Roster moves

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 10:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013

John Carlson finally scores

John Carlson scores the 100th point of his career, but just the second goal for a Capitals defenseman this year.

By Barry Svrluga  |  10:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, John Carlson, Mike Green

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Mike Green: ‘Nothing was working for me’ against Winnipeg

Mike Green discusses his benching late in Washington’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mike Green

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Mike Green benched in Capitals’ win in Winnipeg

Every Capital made a few mistakes Wednesday night, but it was Mike Green who the coaching staff sat for the final 9:25 of regulation and into overtime Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Jets, Mike Green

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Nate Schmidt eager to learn from Capitals’ veterans

Nate Schmidt will play in his fifth NHL game tonight in Winnipeg and has made a strong early impression with the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:24 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Capitals see results in more ‘aggressive’ defensive play

Mike Green saw some of the immediate improvements from the defensemen being more assertive in key areas of their zone.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Mike Green

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/19/2013

Martin Erat eager for opportunity on Capitals’ second line

Martin Erat on the second line and Nate Schmidt skating with Mike Green are two lineup changes worth keeping an eye on as Washington faces Columbus.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Blue Jackets, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Adam Oates reinforces positives, wants Capitals to reset after loss to Avalanche

“Let’s take one. We need one win right now,” the Capitals coach said a day after his team’s ugly loss to the Avalanche. “I want the guys to feel good. We need to win tomorrow.“

By Katie Carrera  |  02:53 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Karl Alzner, Mike Green

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Capitals players excited to host 2015 NHL Winter Classic

Eric Fehr, Mike Green and Brooks Laich all played in the 2011 NHL Winter Classic in Pittsburgh and are glad the event will come to Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:26 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Mike Green, Winter Classic

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Mike Green: Ice in Baltimore ‘wasn’t very good’ during morning skate

How will the ice conditions hold up in Baltimore?

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Hockey Classic, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, 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

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Mike Green: 'I've developed a lot' since missing the cut for 2010 Olympics

Mike Green believes he's in better position to challenge for an Olympic roster spot, but an abundance of right-handed defensemen won't help his cause.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Green, Sochi 2014

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Holtby, Green, Alzner invited to Canada's Olympic camp; Carlson, to U.S. camp; Ovechkin, Kuznetsov among Russia invitees

Three Caps are among the 47 invitees to Hockey Canada's orientation camp ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Olympics, Sochi 2014, USA Hockey

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Capitals season review: Defensemen

A look at the season that was for the Capitals' defensemen and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:08 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Orlov, Jack Hillen, Jeff Schultz, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, offseason, Season breakdown, Steve Oleksy, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Capitals head into offseason with coaching stability

For the first time in three summers there is no question of who the Capitals' head coach will be in the upcoming season, what type of system they might play or how much leeway a bench boss might have. That stability should help them in the offseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Jay Beagle, Mike Green, offseason

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 10:56 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Capitals accuse Derek Dorsett of slew-footing Mike Green

Braden Holtby accused Derek Dorsett of a "dirty slew foot" against Mike Green and Coach Adam Oates called it a "very dangerous play".

By Katie Carrera  |  10:56 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 6, Derek Dorsett, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Mike Green, Playoffs

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Capitals' power play falls flat late in Game 3

Capitals' inability to convert on late power play in Game 3 costly as Rangers capture 4-3 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers Game 3, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Playoffs

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Braden Holtby on Game 2: 'It wasn't a very hard game for me'

Braden Holtby earned his first shutout in the Stanley Cup playoffs with 24 saves in Game 2 against the Rangers, but acknowledged it wasn't an especially difficult game for him.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:13 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 2, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Mike Green, Playoffs

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 05/04/2013

'Game over' Green returns as Capitals take 2-0 series lead

Mike Green scores the game-winner eight minutes into overtime to give the Capitals a 1-0 win over New York in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:55 PM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers Game 2, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Playoffs

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 05/04/2013

Capitals stress patience when facing Rangers' penalty kill

The Rangers' aggressive penalty kill can force even the NHL's most effective power play in the regular season to tweak its strategy slightly.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:17 AM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Mike Green, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, Playoffs, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Capitals content to stay the course against Rangers

Last year it wasn't until the postseason that the Capitals truly clicked under Dale Hunter. This year, Washington doesn't need to find another gear for the playoffs but rather to keep rolling along the way it did to clinch the Southeast Division title.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Playoffs

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Capitals prepared to contend with Rangers' forecheck

The Rangers play with an extremely aggressive forecheck but the Capitals believed that they're prepared to counteract it thanks to Coach Adam Oates's fast-moving defensive system.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:29 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, 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 12:12 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Capitals ready for emotionally charged, critical game against Jets

The Capitals are well aware of the stakes, that they can secure a postseason berth with a regulation or overtime win against Winnipeg tonight and they're raring to go.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, playoff race, Southeast division

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 11:18 AM ET, 04/14/2013

Mike 'Game Over' Green strikes again

The defenseman's 15th game-winning goal, and second in as many nights, helped Washington stave off a collapse against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Lightning, Mike Green

Posted at 12:32 AM ET, 04/14/2013

More on the Capitals' lessons from a lost four-goal lead

The Capitals won Saturday night but were focused on the method and learning from blowing a four-goal lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:32 AM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning, Jason Chimera, Mike Green

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Uncertainty about Brooks Laich's groin injury cause for concern

Brooks Laich has missed four straight games and remains sidelined indefinitely by a lower body injury that is negatively impacting his groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, George McPhee, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Braden Holtby recovers from shaky start, finishes with 43 saves in win over Hurricanes

Braden Holtby was a little out of sorts at the start of Thursday's game against Carolina but recovered to finish with a career-high saves in a regular season games en route to a 3-1 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/05/2013

One-timers: Caps take over first in Southeast; Martin Erat debuts

The Capitals take over first in the Southeast, Martin Erat debuts and more notes from the 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Martin Erat, Mike Green, One timers

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 12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Capitals squander opportunity against Flyers, know more desperate games lie ahead

The Capitals 5-4 overtime loss Sunday night not only cost them an extra point but also the ability to put some distance on them and the Flyers on the playoff bubble.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Eastern Conference standings, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 03/31/2013

Untimely penalty by Troy Brouwer sparks Flyers' comeback vs. Capitals

Troy Brouwer takes responsibility for the untimely penalty that helped give Philadelphia life in the third period Sunday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:53 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 03/31/2013

Mike Green bounces back from mistake vs. Islanders with game-tying goal at Buffalo

With the memory of his costly mistake against the Islanders still fresh in his mind, Mike Green wanted to make sure he made a positive impact for the Capitals in Buffalo. He did just that, scoring the game-tying goal with 39.2 seconds left in regulation.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:24 AM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sabres, Mike Green

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 03/31/2013

Capitals erase ugly start with comeback against Buffalo

More on how the Capitals erased their "worst" start of the season to come back and capture a 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:16 AM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sabres, Karl Alzner, Mike Green

Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Islanders capitalize on mistakes by Mike Green, Brooks Laich to score game-winner

A look at the costly miscues by Mike Green and Brooks Laich that led to the Islanders' game winning goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Mike Green, Mike Ribeiro

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Adam Oates's 'Ray Bourque' rule for Mike Green

Coach Adam Oates wants Mike Green, and all the Capitals defensemen for that matter, to be involved in the play offensively. But he doesn't want them below the top of the faceoff circles. It's a strategy he picked up from his time as a teammate of Hall of Famer Ray Bourque.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, Mike Green

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Back in the lineup, Mike Green working to better protect himself on the ice

The Capitals defenseman returned to the lineup and played two games in Winnipeg with no setbacks, but he knows he must take steps to better protect himself on the ice.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Adam Oates: Mike Green a game-time decision against Jets

Capitals defenseman Mike Green is expected to take warmups in Winnipeg but it's still not certain that he will play.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:50 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Capitals morning skate: Brooks Laich on second line, Mike Green taking rushes (updated)

Notes from the Capitals morning skate in Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Jets, Line combinations, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Adam Oates on Mike Green: 'We've got to make sure he is ready'

Defenseman Mike Green says he will play Thursday at the Winnipeg Jets but Coach Adam Oates isn't so sure.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Mike Green 'still a little bit of a ways away' from return to Capitals' lineup

Mike Green skated with teammates for the first time since Feb. 27 and discussed his recovery from his groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Mike Green skates, Philipp Grubauer practices with Capitals (updated)

News and notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Mike Green 'not feeling 100 percent,' Marcus Johansson close to being cleared for contact

Injury updates on Mike Green and Marcus Johansson from Coach Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Mike Green not taking part in Capitals practice

Mike Green, who aggravated a groin injury last week, misses a second straight Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Line combinations, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Mike Green aggravates groin injury, won't travel to Winnipeg

Capitals defenseman Mike Green aggravated his previous groin injury. "It's obviously concerning because of his past history," Adam Oates said.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013

One-timers: Capitals keeping defensemen involved offensively

Coach Adam Oates has encouraged the blue liners to jump up in the play since training camp and it looks like they're all growing more comfortable with the directive.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, John Carlson, John Erskine, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/23/2013

Mike Green a game-time decision for Capitals against Devils

Mike Green will take warmups but needs to be completely confident he's ready to play before returning to the lineup. Coach Adam Oates: I can't have him go two shifts and then get hurt.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Mike Green taking the cautious route: 'Better I be safe than sorry'

Capitals defenseman Mike Green says he's feeling better but stresses that he's being cautious with his recovery.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Devils, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Mike Green 'game-time decision' against Devils (updated)

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Devils, Injuries, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Mike Green skates briefly during Capitals practice (updated)

Capitals defenseman Mike Green skates Wednesday morning but heads to the dressing room just 10 minutes into practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Mike Green remains 'day-to-day'

Capitals defenseman Mike Green tested out his lower body injury on Tuesday and remains 'day-to-day' after missing Sunday's game at the New York Rangers.

By Eric Detweiler  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Mike Green

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Mike Green skates briefly; Brooks Laich and Marcus Johansson not at practice

Mike Green skates briefly; Marcus Johansson and Brooks Laich miss practice.

By Eric Detweiler  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/17/2013

Mike Green out against Rangers

Mike Green will miss the Capitals' game against the Rangers tonight with a lower-body injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/16/2013

Mike Green's status uncertain for Sunday's game at Rangers

The Capitals defenseman skates briefly Saturday and may miss Sunday's game against the Rangers with a lower-body injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green

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 01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich, Mike Green named Capitals' alternate captains

Coach Adam Oates announces the alternates to Alex Ovechkin; it's the first time Green will wear the 'A.'

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Captains, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 01/12/2013

Mike Green healthy, ready to start new season

The lockout gave the Capitals defenseman ample time to recover from sports hernia surgery.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:41 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Green, Training Camp

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/11/2010

In-game chat: Caps vs. Bruins

Washington Post reporter Gene Wang will be your master of ceremonies for the final in-game chat of the regular season beginning at noon, when the Capitals play the Boston Bruins at Verizon Center. Join the discussion below: Caps vs. Bruins...

By Gene Wang  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Boston Bruins, Capitals chat, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010

Boudreau: 'The minute I relax is the minute they relax'

Washington's Michal Neuvirth and Montreal's Carey Price each came off the ice first during their respective morning skates, so it looks like they'll be your starting netminders tonight at Bell Centre as the Caps look to tie the second-longest winning streak in NHL history. The big news this morning was...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Montreal Canadiens, Quintin Laing, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/09/2010

To beat the snow, Caps seek shelter in... Canada?

It's not often an escape from winter weather involves a trip up to Canada, but that's exactly the situation in which the Capitals find themselves. The team held an early 9 a.m. practice in order to catch a flight to Montreal before the D.C. area is hit with another heavy...

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/05/2010

Mike Green eager to get back in lineup

Defenseman Mike Green is due back for tonight's game against Atlanta after serving a three-game suspension for an elbow to the head of Florida Panthers forward Michael Frolik during the first period of last Friday's 4-1 victory. Green took part in this morning's skate at KCI and said he felt...

By Gene Wang  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Green

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Boudreau on Caps' streak: 'It hasn't sunk in or done anything'

Jose Theodore appears set to start tonight at MSG tonight as the Caps look to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 12 games. The veteran goalie has been a big part of the team's recent success, winning a career-best eight straight games while posting a 1.93 goals against average and...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers, Braden Holtby, Bruce Boudreau, Jose Theodore, Mike Green, New York Rangers

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/22/2010

Updates on Semyon Varlamov and Mike Green

After missing last night's game in Pittsburgh, defenseman Mike Green practiced today but said he was somewhat limited and is unsure about his status for tomorrow's game against Phoenix. Again, he declined to say what's ailing him. "It's better," Green said. "It's one of those things if [I] was out...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 01/21/2010

Mike Green: 'We have a chip on our shoulder'

Thanks again to the fine camerawork of Dan Steinberg, here's Mike Green on tonight's game: One reporter asked if it felt like the playoffs with so many reporters and cameras around. "No. No," Green said. "It's just a regular-season game on the way to the playoffs, and it's obviously a...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:42 PM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Green, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/21/2010

Jose Theodore vs. Brent Johnson

Caps vs. Pens. Alex vs. Sid. And, of course, Brent vs. his former teammates. Tonight's game has got it all. But since the first two rivalries have been done to death, let's talk about the other one, shall we? Brent Johnson spent the previous four seasons in Washington and was...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Mike Green, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Theodore to start, Semin might be sidelined

Coach Bruce Boudreau said he plans to tap Jose Theodore to start tonight against the Maple Leafs as a reward for the veteran's impressive performance in relief of Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday night. The rest of the Caps' lineup, though, is unclear because of Alexander Semin's undisclosed injury. If the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexander Semin, Jeff Schultz, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 12/30/2009

Green: 'I really wanted to be a part of that team'

While he's disappointed to have missed the cut for Team Canada, Caps defenseman Mike Green says he won't allow the letdown to derail him. "I always feel like when things don't go well, or people have their own opinions of you, you strive to prove them wrong," Green told reporters...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  05:44 PM ET, 12/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Green, Olympics