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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Capitals react to Steven Stamkos’s injury

The NHL will be without one of its top young stars indefinitely after Steven Stamkos suffered a broken tibia Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Around the NHL, Nicklas Backstrom, Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos on why NHL players should participate in the Olympics

Comments from Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos on why NHLers should take part in the Olympics.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:42 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom Steve Yzerman, Olympics, Sochi 2014, Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Jack Hillen leaves Capitals season opener with injury

Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen was forced to leave the game after suffering a left shoulder injury in the second period.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:04 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Adam Oates to make Capitals debut where his coaching career began

Adam Oates and the Lightning reflect on his time in Tampa Bay as an assistant coach.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:26 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Martin St. Louis, Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

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

Tom Poti to make his return in Capitals season opener

Tom Poti is expected to make his comeback tonight against the Lightning and Coach Adam Oates explains why he will use seven defensemen in the season opener.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:05 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tom Poti

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 02/01/2010

Morning roundup: Caps win 10th straight

(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) The Capitals matched a 26-year-old franchise record of 10 straight wins with yesterday's 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Verizon Center: For much of Sunday's matinee, Alex Ovechkin appeared to be a step off his game. Shots he normally puts on net...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  09:54 AM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning roundup, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/13/2010

Boudreau on Bradley, Erskine and no excuses

Tidbits from this morning's skate at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla: *Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau said he was informed that the instigator penalty levied on Matt Bradley during Tuesday night's 7-4 loss to Tampa Bay had been rescinded after a review of the game videos. Boudreau, who said he...

By Amy Shipley  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida Panthers, John Erskine, Matt Bradley, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/13/2010

No discipline for Matt Bradley

Matt Bradley won't face any disciplinary action for leaving the bench prior to fighting Steve Downie last night, I'm told by a league spokesman. In the third period of last night's 7-4 loss in Tampa, Bradley came to Alex Ovechkin's aid after the Capitals' captain squared off to fight Downie....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Bradley, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 01:04 AM ET, 01/13/2010

More on the Ovechkin-Downie-Bradley incident

Remember that story I wrote the other day about the Caps being more disciplined and how their penalty kill was facing fewer shorthanded situations because of it? Well, it's a good thing I wrote it when I did, because my editors might not have let it get in the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:04 AM ET, 01/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Matt Bradley, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 01/12/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Lightning

Michal Neuvirth will start in goal tonight as the Caps go for their fourth consecutive win overall and 13th in a row over the Lightning (that includes a seven game winning streak at St. Pete Times Forum). Neuvirth is expected to oppose Tampa Bay's Mike Smith. Looks like the only...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  06:50 PM ET, 01/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/12/2010

Boudreau on Schultz: 'He's playing the best he's played in his career'

A strange road trip got a little stranger this morning in Tampa, where the Caps were not able to have a morning skate because the ice was not ready. I'm told new ice was put down Sunday night after the circus left town, but Lightning officials were concerned about the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Schultz, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/11/2010

Erskine 'questionable' and other notes

The Caps just completed a brisk practice at the Lightning's facility in Brandon, Fla. This was one of those weird road practices where the players got dressed at the game rink, bussed to the practice rink, then bussed right back. That means there wasn't much time for post-practice interviews, but...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Erskine, Michal Neuvirth, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tom Poti

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 01/11/2010

Erskine not practicing

Defenseman John Erskine is not on the ice with his teammates at Ice Sports Forum this morning, which could mean the Caps' toughest defenseman is out for tomorrow's game against the Lightning. Erskine suffered an undisclosed injury Saturday in Atlanta and missed almost all of the third period. With Erskine...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  11:07 AM ET, 01/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Erskine, Tampa Bay Lightning