Capitals Insider: Troy Brouwer


Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Capitals season review: Top six forwards

A look at those who played on the first or second line this year.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Forwards, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Capitals reflect on what went wrong

The Caps have already had four days to ponder why they’re facing a long offseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Capitals’ ‘pride at stake’ as regular season wraps up

The playoffs are out of reach, but the Capitals want to close out the regular season on a positive note if they can.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Troy Brouwer misses practice; Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom reunited on same line

Trroy Brouwer rests Wednesday, while Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom skate on the same line.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals brace for matchup with desperate Stars

Tuesday night at Verizon Center is a battle of teams fighting to reach the playoffs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Stars, Joel Ward, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss in Music City.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Preds, Injuries, John Carlson, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:43 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Patrick Wey suffers apparent head injury in fight with Predators’ Rich Clune

The rookie defenseman’s first NHL fight resulted in him being unable to finish Sunday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:43 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Preds, Fighting, Head injuries, Injuries, Patrick Wey, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov a quick study in the NHL

Eight games in to his NHL career, Kuznetsov doesn’t appear to be overwhelmed by the transition to North America.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Capitals ready to face the Kings again

Caps hope familiarity with Kings helps their cause.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:04 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Kings, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Jaroslav Halak makes smooth transition to Capitals

The veteran netminder is making a strong first impression as he takes over the Capitals’ top spot.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:55 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Kings, Contracts, Goaltenders, Jaroslav Halak, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Nicklas Backstrom’s unselfish play leads to Troy Brouwer’s 20th goal

Rather than score an empty-net goal himself, the Capitals’ top center helps Troy Brouwer reach 20-goal plateau.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:45 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Leafs, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Capitals look to stop their recent slow-start trend

The Caps have been outscored 6-1 and outshot 51-31 in the first period over the past six games.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:21 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canucks, Troy Brouwer

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 12:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Capitals try to manage expectations for Evgeny Kuznetsov

Kuznetsov’s new teammates try to avoid putting pressure on the 21-year-old.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jason Chimera, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 03/08/2014

Video: Capitals’ three-goal comeback against the Coyotes

Video: The 5:02 span in the third period that changed the course of Saturday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:37 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer

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 11:24 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Dustin Penner hoping for smooth transition with Capitals

The big winger is coming from the NHL’s first-place team to one that is on the outside of the playoff picture.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Dustin Penner, NHL trade deadline, Troy Brouwer

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 10:35 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Capitals’ familiar errors show a team stuck in place, not improving

The Capitals’ debacle in Columbus shows there is a lot of work to do.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, John Carlson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Troy Brouwer not crashing the net

Capitals winger Troy Brouwer hasn’t been generating as many shots in high-traffic areas.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Troy Brouwer

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 07:45 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Troy Brouwer looking to rediscover scoring touch

The veteran winger is riding a nine-game scoring drought heading into Friday’s game in New Jersey.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Forwards, Offense, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Adam Oates, Capitals not panicking amid six-game losing streak

Oates: “I can’t come in and all of a sudden turn into a different person. You’re going to have losing waves.“

By Katie Carrera  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Capitals stay positive, confident in play despite three-game losing streak

News and notes from the morning skate in Columbus.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, Karl Alzner, Lineups, Martin Erat, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

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 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 12:24 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Tom Wilson: ‘When you hit a guy hard and clean, you’ve got to be ready’ to fight

The Capitals rookie wasn’t surprised when he was challenged by a Buffalo forward after delivering a big but clean hit Sunday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sabres, Fighting, Tom Wilson, 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 09:22 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Capitals look on the bright side despite shootout loss in Buffalo

Coach Adam Oates ‘can’t complain’ about the Capitals’ game in loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:22 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sabres, Troy Brouwer

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 09:26 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 07:20 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Philipp Grubauer making the most of his time with Capitals

The composed 22-year-old netminder has put the Caps at ease.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:20 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goaltenders, Olie Kolzig, 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 04:06 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Washington Capitals remain enigmatic two months into the NHL season

Nearly a third of the way through the season, it’s impossible to predict which Capitals team will emerge for any given game.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:06 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Analysis, Braden Holtby, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Capitals teammates respect Martin Erat’s right to seek a trade

The Capitals don’t expect Martin Erat’s trade request to be a distraction, and they understand he wants to play more.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Martin Erat, Trades, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Adam Oates says Capitals’ second line needs to ‘work a little harder and smarter’

Troy Brouwer and Brooks Laich continue to struggle at even strength regardless of who they’re paired with.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Second line, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Laich and Brouwer not showing much chemistry together

It may be time to revisit the Brooks Laich and Troy Brouwer pairing on the second line.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Statistical analysis, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Capitals need to correct familiar problems

Allowing a quick goal against after scoring themselves and the inability to convert 5-on-3 cost the Capitals once again.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:35 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Avs, Power play, Troy Brouwer

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 12:24 AM ET, 11/02/2013

Braden Holtby, Ray Emery brawl as Capitals’ win turns into fight night in Philadelphia

Washington’s 7-0 win was a bit overshadowed by third-period fireworks in Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 AM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Joel Ward, Ray Emery, Troy Brouwer

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 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 12:30 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Troy Brouwer on collision with Derek Stepan: ‘I pride myself on being an honest player’ (updated)

Troy Brouwer says his hit on Derek Stepan was accidental. “I pride myself on being an honest player and tried to get out of the way without causing as much damage as possible.“

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, NHL discipline, Troy Brouwer

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 12:09 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Braden Holtby’s ‘huge’ save in Capitals’ 4-2 win over Oilers

Holtby’s key save kept the game tied Monday night, allowing the Capitals offense time to establish a lead of their own.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:09 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Oilers, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Brooks Laich: Capitals’ second line ‘can play better’

Brooks Laich says the unit will get there, but they’re just a little snakebit at the moment.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Oilers, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/13/2013

Troy Brouwer after loss to Avalanche: ‘Our talent level’s there, our effort’s not’

Several veterans call in to question the Capitals’ work ethic after they fall to 1-4-0.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 AM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Avs, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/12/2013

Patrick Roy makes first visit to Washington as Avalanche coach

Alex Ovechkin says he’s looking forward to seeing former goaltending great Patrick Roy behind the bench tonight.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Avs, Lineups, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Capitals' second line 'still a work in progress'

The Caps' second line has yet to create a goal as a unit, but Oates is confident that the offense will come.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Forwards, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 10/06/2013

Capitals need to find their bearings at even strength

The team has been outscored 10-3 at even strength through its first three games.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:14 PM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Eric Fehr, Even strength, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

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 12:54 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Capitals will be bystanders for Stanley Cup banner raising

Brooks Laich: "I'm sure it's going to [tick] me off watching it"

By Katie Carrera  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013-14 Season opener, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Capitals roster notes from George McPhee, Adam Oates as team enters final three preseason games

General Manager George McPhee and Coach Adam Oates discuss a number of subjects that offer a window into how they’ll shape the opening night roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps roster, George McPhee, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Grabovski ready to make Capitals debut, Carrick signs pro deal

Capitals’ biggest free agent set to make his debut in Washington’s preseason game in Boston.

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, capitals, connor carrick, Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Mikhail Grabovski will attend Caps’ first preseason game, visa issues remain (updated)

Mikhail Grabovski is expected to practice with the team on Sunday at KCI.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Backstrom on Mikhail Grabovski: 'I think we needed him'

Nicklas Backstrom on the Capitals' signing of unrestricted free agent center Mikhail Grabovski: "I think we needed him"

By Katie Carrera  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Capitals season review: Forwards, Part I

A look at how the players who finished the season on the Capitals' top two lines fared and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, offseason, Season breakdown, Troy Brouwer

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 08:51 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Capitals must adapt after Rangers dictated play early in Game 4

In Game 4 the Rangers dominated play early with an aggressive forecheck and by preventing Washington from making clean breakouts. It's the Capitals' turn to adapt.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:51 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Playoffs, Troy Brouwer

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 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 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 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 01:02 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Capitals hope to take advantage of tired, 'maybe a little sloppy' Winnipeg

The Jets are in desperation mode and a loss would severely damage their postseason hopes, but the Capitals are hoping to take advantage of a tired foe playing on the second night of back-to-back games.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Ondrej Pavelec, playoff race, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Capitals' second line success providing offensive balance

The Capitals' top offensive talents continue to produce, but in the past five games so has the second line.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Alex Ovechkin closing in on Rocket Richard Trophy

With two goals against the Canadiens, Alex Ovechkin moves closer to another Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Mike Ribeiro, Rocket Richard Trophy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/20/2013

Martin Erat starting to find his footing with Capitals

Back from injury, Martin Erat is starting to find his way with the Capitals and establish chemistry with his linemates.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Caps believe Jay McClement should have been penalized for hit on Nicklas Backstrom

The Capitals thought there should have been a penalty on Jay McClement's hit that sent Nicklas Backstrom into the boards in the first period Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Jay McClement, Nicklas Backstrom, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Alex Ovechkin's defense of Nicklas Backstrom 'shows team toughness'

More on how Alex Ovechkin's quick defense of Nicklas Backstrom sparked the Capitals and sent a statement of team toughness and unity.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Nicklas Backstrom, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Troy Brouwer relishing role as a shooter, scorer

More than any other season in his career, Troy Brouwer has been asked to be a shooter at even strength and on the power play and has taken advantage of the adjusted role.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Forwards, Offense, Troy Brouwer

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 11:22 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Braden Holtby stellar with 35-save outing against Islanders

Braden Holtby stops 35 shots against the Islanders in his 10th consecutive start. The 23-year-old netminder has started 27 of Washington's 37games this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Goalies, Troy Brouwer

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 11:21 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Steve Oleksy's hit, fight swings game for Capitals, but they can't hold on against Flyers

Steve Oleksy swings the momentum with a big hit and ensuing fight that led to a Caps power play.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Jakub Voracek, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer, Zac Rinaldo

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 04:32 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Caps weigh in on Jarome Iginla trade

The Capitals discuss the trade heard round the NHL that sent Jarome Iginla from Calgary to Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Calgary Flames, Jarome Iginla, Karl Alzner, Pittsburgh Penguins, Trade deadline, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Capitals need to replicate winning performance against Jets

Washington played one of its most complete games in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Jets. Now the Capitals must do it again Friday night against the same Winnipeg squad.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:08 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Alex Ovechkin leads the way in Capitals' 4-0 win against Winnipeg

From start to finish, Alex Ovechkin was involved in the Capitals' 4-0 win over the Jets contributing everything from three points to a strong back check to several big hits.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:08 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Capitals reinforce power-play details before taking on Jets

The power play has been a source of strength for the Capitals this year, but the unit hasn't been quite as consistent over the past 10 games. So Coach Adam Oates put the Capitals through power play drills to reinforce the group's reads.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Brooks Laich to make season debut vs. Penguins

Brooks Laich will make his season debut after missing the first 28 games of the season with a groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Groin injuries, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Marcus Johansson cleared for contact; Troy Brouwer back on the ice (updated)

The forward was one of 11 Capitals to hit the ice for Wednesday's optional practice, but there still is no clear timetable for his return to game action.

By Andrew Simon  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Troy Brouwer sick, misses Capitals' morning skate (updated)

Troy Brouwer is sick and was told to take the morning off ahead of the Capitals' game against the Bruins at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:33 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Bruins, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Capitals hope to 'hang' with Bruins

Washington's focus is the test the Bruins pose at this stage in the season, not its playoff victory of nearly four months ago.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:39 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 03/02/2013

Holtby stays calm, lets the system do its work in shutout

Holtby stays calm, lets the system do its work in shutout

By Katie Carrera  |  09:21 PM ET, 03/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Troy Brouwer criticizes former Capitals teammate Alexander Semin

Troy Brouwer takes aim at his former teammate, questioning Alexander Semin's work ethic. Some nights you didn't even know if he was gonna come to the rink, Brouwer said.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexander Semin, Caps-Canes, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Braden Holtby stops penalty shot at key juncture for Caps vs. Devils

The save midway through the second period helped the Capitals continue building momentum en route to their 5-1 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:13 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Devils, Penalty Shot, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:36 AM ET, 02/13/2013

More on the Capitals' comeback against Florida

Check out some additional quotes and accounts of the goals that made up the Capitals' third-period rally against the Panthers Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:36 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Panthers, Eric Fehr, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 02/10/2013

Unit of Mathieu Perreault, Eric Fehr and Joel Ward stands out for Capitals

The three forwards had never played on a line together, but against the Panthers they might have been the Capitals' best combination.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:27 PM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Panthers, Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, Mathieu Perreault, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/10/2013

One-timers: Caps 'did a lot of things well' against Panthers

Notes and analysis from the Capitals' 5-0 win over the Panthers

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Panthers, Mathieu Perreault, One timers, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 02/10/2013

Braden Holtby records shutout, assist in Caps' win over Panthers

Braden Holtby came through for the Caps with a strong performance and a fancy highlight-reel assist in the 5-0 win over the Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:28 AM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Panthers, Goaltenders, Mathieu Perreault, Troy Brouwer

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 12:41 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Capitals 'outworked' in 4-1 loss to Montreal

As the Capitals look for answers following another disastrous defeat, they point to one common trait: work ethic.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:41 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Joey Crabb, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Leonsis: Lockout didn't damage relationship with Capitals players

Capitals owner Ted Leonsis was a member of the NHL's negotiating committee during the lockout but said the dispute didn't damage his relationship with the players.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, NHL lockout, Ted Leonsis, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/11/2013

No 'ill feelings' between Troy Brouwer, Roman Hamrlik

Troy Brouwer, Roman Hamrlik put their war of words from the lockout behind them.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Roman Hamrlik, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Alzner, Brouwer, Johansson among new arrivals on the ice

A total of 15 players are taking part in the informal skate Wednesday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Schultz, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Nicklas Backstrom, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

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

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Troy Brouwer frustrated by comments from Roman Hamrlik and Michal Neuvirth

The Capitals' alternate NHLPA representative does not agree with his two teammates' views about the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:12 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth, NHL lockout, Roman Hamrlik, Troy Brouwer