DC Sports Bog: Capitals


Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Joel Ward to throw ceremonial first pitch for Jackie Robinson Day

Caps forward wears No. 42 because of Jackie Robinson and will throw out the first pitch as part of Jackie Robinson Day.

By Scott Allen  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Joel Ward, Nationals

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Which team should Capitals fans root for in the Stanley Cup playoffs?

Not the Penguins, despite what a map of Facebook Likes shows.

By Scott Allen  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, NHL

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Once again, Wizards and Capitals fail to make playoffs in same season

D.C.’s NBA and NHL franchises have made the playoffs in the same season one time since 1988.

By Scott Allen  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Wizards

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Cancel your Caps playoff heartbreak plans

Wait ‘til next year comes early this season.

By Scott Allen  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Joe B., Locker and Laich on the Halak firestorm and facing a former team

Brooks Laich circles the date every time the Caps play the Senators.

By Scott Allen  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Craig Laughlin, Joe Beninati

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/09/2014

A look back at Alex Ovechkin’s five 50th goals

Capitals winger becomes the 11th player with five 50-goal seasons.

By Scott Allen  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 02/11/2014

When the Caps scrimmaged the U.S. hockey team at the Cap Centre

Twenty-two years ago, the Caps helped America’s hockey team get ready for the Olympics.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:23 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Olympics

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Braden Holtby on his fight with Ray Emery

Caps goalie reveals that he wasn’t hurt when he was punched repeatedly, because he has a hard head.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Capitals, ESPN 980

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Caps pose for amazing photos with dogs

Ovechkin and several Caps teammates posed for amazing photos with dogs for a calendar that will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:57 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals, Caps, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/01/2013

D.C. sports and the shutdown

Many people attempted to make hilarious jokes linking the federal government's shutdown with D.C. sports teams.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin playing street hockey (Video)

The Caps star surprised a few passers by on F Street

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals, Caps, Fans

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Decibel meters come to Verizon Center

Popular feature from the old Capital Centre makes its debut at Caps game.

By Ben Sumner  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bring the Noise, Capitals, Caps

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Ovi's new commercial is awesomely confusing

I have no idea what's going on in this ad, and I don't think it matters.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals, Caps

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Morning Pixels: Dallas Cowboys twitter blunder

Perhaps the Cowboys could learn some things from Washington D.C. teams.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:33 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Caps, DeJon Gomes, John Wall, Morning pixels, Nationals, Nats, Nicklas Backstrom, Redskins, Troy Brouwer, Wizards

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Mike Green's lockout beard

Coming back from the Canadian wilds, or wherever he was, Mike Green looks ready for the playoffs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, John Carlson, John Erskine, Mike Green, NHL lockout

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin's T-shirt game remains strong

On his first day meeting the D.C. media crew this season, Alex Ovechkin's shirt praises his looks.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Morning Pixels: Happy Holidays

Safe travels, everyone!

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:21 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Caps, Danny Espinosa, Denard Span, Jay Beagle, Morning pixels, Nationals, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Alex Ovechkin's new Nike commercial

Perhaps "Fruit Finisher" will catch on.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:23 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals, Caps, NHL lockout, Nike

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Fans at Verizon Center chant 'Fire Bettman'

Some fans did not find last night's AHL showcase a suitable replacement for NHL action.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Caps, Hershey Bears

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/02/2012

ESPN the Magazine’s D.C. issue

Here's the cover image and a list of stories from this week's D.C-themed issue of ESPN the Magazine.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, ESPN, Media, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Morning pixels: Leonsis responds to being called ‘cheap’

Leonsis responds and saying goodbye to Mike Knuble.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:08 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Mystics, Nats, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, Caps, Nationals, Nats, Dan Dnyder, Ted Leonsis, Mike Wise, Mike Knuble, Mystics, Matee Ajavon, Natasha Lacey

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Alex Ovechkin and Vladi­mir Putin

Ovi finally got some face time with the Russian leader.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps | Tags:  Caps, Capitals, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Morning pixels: Talking about beanball is not OK

Who is really old-school, America’s most beautiful city and what to do if you see a dinosaur in the woods.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:23 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Capitals, Bryce Harper, Brooks Laich

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Braden Holtby’s mom reacts to close calls in overtime

Watching your goalie son star in the NHL playoffs is clearly a stressful way to spend an evening in Washington.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:29 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps | Tags:  Capitals, Braden Holtby

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Morning pixels: Ovi’s time on ice

Even in a win, Ovi’s lack of playing time is the story of the night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:03 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Terps, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  Capitals, Alex Ovechkin, Nationals, Wizards, Redskins

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Caps take pictures with dogs, raise $31,000 for charity

A calendar of pics with Caps players and dogs raised money for the Washington Animal Rescue League.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps | Tags:  Capitals, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer, Jeff Schultz

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Discovery passes local sports venues

During its tour of the D.C. area, the space shuttle zoomed by Comcast Center, RFK Stadium, and the Caps’ and Redskins’ facilities.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discovery, Redskins Park, RFK Stadium, Comcast Center, Capitals Kettler Iceplex

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Caps in photos: Bohlieve shirt, keys to victory and Ovechkin’s dad

It looks like “Believe” might be the best way to think about the postseason.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps | Tags:  Capitals, Natty Boh

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Confused Caps fan wears a Pens hat

It take a lot of courage for a Caps fan to wear a Penquins hat.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps | Tags:  Capitals, Penguins

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Morning pixels: Enjoy being a D.C. sports fan today

The pressure is off fans, if only for a moment.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  Nationals, Capitals, Redskins, Wizards, Gregg Williams

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Morning pixels: A tale of two teams

A win, a loss, and some Busta Rhymes wordplay.

By Sarah Kogod  |  08:56 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, D.C. United, Nats, Wizards, Terps | Tags:  Maryland, Wizards, Capitals, DC United

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/29/2012

The Eight with Alex Ovechkin

Where we learn a little more about the Great 8.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps | Tags:  The Ten, Alex Ovechkin, Capitals

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Morning pixels: Desperate times for Capitals

The Caps are in a bad way, former D.C. sports folks are making news and beware of geese.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Redskins, Nats, Terps, Wizards | Tags:  Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, Redskins, Mike Shanahan, Morning Pixels, Terps

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Brooks Laich doesn’t want to talk about Sidney Crosby

When asked about the Pens’ captain’s assists, the Caps forward said “whatever”.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps | Tags:  Capitals, Brooks Laich, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 03/05/2011

David Gregory Unleashes the Fury

David Gregory tapes a screaming spot for the Caps

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:32 PM ET, 03/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Capitals, David Gregory, Unleash the Fury