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Capitals Insider: January, 2013

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Maple Leafs

Discuss the game as the Capitals take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:00 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Marcus Johansson back in the lineup against Maple Leafs

After two games as a healthy scratch, Capitals center Marcus Johansson gets an opportunity to show he deserves to play.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Michal Neuvirth brings 'stability' to struggling Caps

Goaltender Braden Holtby says Michal Neuvirth "deserves" to play and understands why the Capitals are rolling with the 24-year-old Czech.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:32 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Brooks Laich takes part in morning skate in Toronto (updated)

For the first time this season, Capitals forward Brooks Laich took part in an on-ice workout with his teammates.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Leafs, Line combinations

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2013

One-timers: Caps' strong start dampened by tough finish in Ottawa

Notes and analysis from the Capitals loss to Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Joel Ward, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Don't panic (yet) about the Caps

Neil Greenberg says fans should have a little more patience, because improvement is just around the corner.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Statistical analysis

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 06:30 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Senators

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Senators.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:30 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Capitals stick with same lines in morning skate; Spezza out for Senators (updated)

Coach Adam Oates is using the same lines he showed at the start of the previous two games for the morning skate in Ottawa. Meanwhile, the Senators will be without Jason Spezza.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Line combinations, Ottawa Senators

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Oates: 'You want to win the right way'

Coach Adam Oates was surprisingly subdued after the Capitals first win because he knows they could have played better.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Adam Oates on Senators' Paul MacLean: 'I thought he'd be a good coach'

Caps Coach Adam Oates recalls his playing days with Senators Coach Paul MacLean.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sens

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Oates explains why he likes Ovechkin skating with Beagle and Crabb

Coach Adam Oates likes the way Jay Beagle and Joey Crabb can influence Alex Ovechkin to play a more straightforward style of attack.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:52 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Jay Beagle, Joey Crabb, Line combinations

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Caps adding throwback jersey for seven road games

The white jerseys resemble the team's original sweater, worn from 1974-75 through 1994-95.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Uniforms

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Alex Ovechkin back on a line with Jay Beagle and Joey Crabb in practice

Coach Adam Oates puts Alex Ovechkin back with Jay Beagle and Joey Crabb for practice Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Jay Beagle, Joey Crabb, Line combinations

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/28/2013

One-timers: Have the Capitals found line combinations that might stick?

Notes and analysis from the Capitals’ first win.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sabres, Joel Ward, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 01/28/2013

John Erskine records first goal since 2011

Goal scorer isn't the first thing that usually comes to mind when thinking of Capitals defenseman John Erskine. But he certainly adds it to the list from time to time.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:49 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sabres, Joel Ward, John Erskine

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Sabres

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Sabres Sunday afternoon.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Marcus Johansson a healthy scratch against Buffalo

After a rough start to the season, Marcus Johansson will sit out as a healthy scratch today as the Capitals host the Sabres.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sabres, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/27/2013

Winless Capitals need more from Alex Ovechkin

The Capitals are the only team in the NHL without a win and Alex Ovechkin is currently in his longest goal-scoring drought to start a season. The two are not mutually exclusive.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:01 AM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Line combinations

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/26/2013

One-timers: Lackluster special teams, abundance of penalties troublesome for Caps

Notes and analysis from the Capitals 3-2 overtime loss to the Devils.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Line combinations, One timers, penalties, Power play

Posted at 01:18 AM ET, 01/26/2013

Michal Neuvirth keeps Caps afloat against Devils

While they didn't win in New Jersey, the Capitals got a stand out performance from goaltender Michal Neuvirth.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:18 AM ET, 01/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Joel Ward, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Devils

Discuss the game as the Caps visit the undefeated New Jersey Devils.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:42 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Devils, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Alex Ovechkin to play left wing against New Jersey

After eight periods at right wing, Alex Ovechkin will be at his usual spot at left wing Friday night in New Jersey.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/25/2013

'Fragile' Caps need a bounce to go their way

These days, any surge by the opposing team throws the Caps off track. They need to find something to build off of in a hurry.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Caps-Habs, Joey Crabb, Karl Alzner

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013

One-timers: Capitals off to unsettling start

Notes and analysis from the Capitals 4-1 loss to Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, One timers

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 06:00 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Canadiens

Discuss the game as Washington hosts Montreal and attempts to avoid a 3-0 start.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:00 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Adam Oates looking for more from Marcus Johansson

Marcus Johansson will be on the fourth line as the Capitals take on the Canadiens as Coach Adam Oates looks for more out of him.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Mathieu Perreault: 'I didn't ask for a trade'

Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault says he only wants more ice time and an opportunity to prove himself to Coach Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:18 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Mathieu Perreault

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Wolski joins top line, Johansson to fourth line (updated)

Coach Adam Oates has tinkered with his line combinations ahead of tonight's game against Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Michal Neuvirth ready to face Canadiens

Neuvirth will make his first start of the season on Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Practice update: Capitals hold optional workout, Hillen skates

Coach Adam Oates explains why he decided to give the Capitals an optional skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen, Optional practice, Practice update

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/23/2013

One timers: Caps fall 4-2 to Winnipeg

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

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

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Matt Hendricks is one of the few bright spots in Caps home opener

Matt Hendricks is one of the few bright spots in Caps home opener

By Mark Giannotto  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Mike Ribeiro, Joey Crabb receive unsportsmanlike conduct penalties

The Capitals players vent their frustrations with the referees during and after the 4-2 loss to the Jets.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:34 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Joey Crabb, Mike Ribeiro, referees

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Jets

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Jets.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:17 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/22/2013

NHL makes rule changes on handling the puck, faceoffs

The NHL made a few rule changes for this season, including minor penalties for covering the puck anywhere on the ice or batting the puck while trying to win a faceoff.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jay Beagle, NHL rules

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Practice update: Joey Crabb, Tomas Kundratek in lineup against Winnipeg

Caps add defensive prospect Tomas Kundratek to the lineup against Winnipeg for a little more offense; expect energy out of Joey Crabb on the fourth line.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:29 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Joey Crabb, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Braden Holtby slated to start against Jets

Braden Holtby will make his second straight start for the Caps.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Capitals place Jack Hillen on injured reserve, recall Tomas Kundratek

Capitals place Jack Hillen on injured reserve, recall Tomas Kundratek

By Katie Carrera  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Roster moves, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Practice update: Caps stick with same line combinations

The Caps are back on the ice for practice after an off day Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lineups

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/20/2013

Joel Ward records first multi-goal game as a Capital

The winger's two-goal performance against the Lightning was a bright spot in a 6-3 loss on opening night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Lightning, Joel Ward

Posted at 01:25 AM ET, 01/20/2013

Adam Oates on Caps' 6-3 loss to Lightning: 'We got tired at times'

A lack of game conditioning and penalties helped unravel the Capitals hopes for victory Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:25 AM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Lightning, Mike Ribeiro, penalties

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 06:00 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Lightning

Discuss the Capitals season opener against Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:00 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:46 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 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 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 12:34 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Alex Ovechkin on playing penalty kill: 'I'm gonna do my best'

Alex Ovechkin talks about possibly seeing more time on the penalty kill this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:34 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Penalty Kill

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Tom Poti could return in Caps season opener Saturday

General Manager George McPhee said it's possible Tom Poti plays in the Capitals season opener at Tampa Bay Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, Tom Poti, Training Camp

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Ted Leonsis talks about the NHL lockout

Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis discusses the lockout and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:53 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Ted Leonsis will allow Alex Ovechkin go to 2014 Sochi Olympics

Ted Leonsis's full comments on whether the NHL should allow players to take part in the Olympics.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:14 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Olympics, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Tom Poti will rejoin Capitals for Thursday night practice

After a two-game conditioning assignment with the Hershey Bears, Tom Poti will rejoin the Capitals Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:41 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Poti, Training Camp

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Will Ovechkin break Bondra's goal record for a shortened season?

To break Peter Bondra's mark of 34 goals set during the last 48-game shortened season, Alex Ovechkin must average a goal every 1.3 games.

By Neil Greenberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Statistical analysis

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Capitals hold open practice Thursday night at Verizon Center

Capitals look to mend fences with fans at open practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fans, NHL lockout, Training Camp

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Caps return prospect Tom Wilson to OHL's Plymouth Whalers

After taking part in four days of training camp, Tom Wilson was returned to his junior team.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

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

Adam Oates 'absolutely' would use Alex Ovechkin on penalty kill

Coach Adam Oates explains why he would use Alex Ovechkin on the penalty kill.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:02 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Penalty Kill, Training Camp

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin will be torchbearer for 2014 Sochi Olympics

Alex Ovechkin "proud" to be named a torchbearer for 2014 Sochi Olympics.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Forbes: Caps worth $250 million, lost $1 million in 2012

Forbes' annual NHL valuations are out.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Calle Johansson on encouraging defensemen to join the rush

Assistant coach Calle Johansson's full comments about how the Capitals want all defensemen to be prepared to jump up in the play.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:56 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Calle Johansson, Training Camp

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Joey Crabb looks to forge role with Caps

After long road trips in the ECHL during the lockout, Joey Crabb is ready to find his place with the Capitals.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps roster, Caps' preseason, Caps' training camp, Joey Crabb, Training Camp, Washington Capitals

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Caps work out some kinks in scrimmage

Scrimmage gave Caps some game experience heading into opener.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training Camp

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Caps will need group effort to make up for Brooks Laich's absence

Several players will take over his role.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:52 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Capitals, Capitals injuries, Training Camp

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Updated: Ovechkin, Johansson collide but both say they're 'OK'

Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson give a scare Tuesday as they collide in a scrimmage but both have returned to the ice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Training Camp

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Capitals assign Cam Schilling to Hershey

Long shot bid for a roster spot ends for now.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cam Schilling, Capitals, Caps roster, Defense, Training Camp

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Mike Green savors 'clarity' from new coaches

The Capitals' new coaches have 'definitely given the green light for defensemen to get up in the play.'

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Oates expects both Holtby and Neuvirth to play a lot in shortened season

Coach Adam Oates talks a bit about how he plans on using the goaltenders.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Capitals practice update: Line combinations

Check out the line combinations from Monday's training camp.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Training Camp

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Tom Wilson happy to be part of Caps training camp

Tom Wilson, who was selected by Washington with the No. 16 pick in the 2012 NHL draft, was a surprise inclusion to the Capitals training camp roster.

By Mark Giannotto  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Brooks Laich 'not quite ready to go'

A nagging groin injury will likely prevent the forward from being ready for the start of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Eric Belanger, George McPhee

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Eric Fehr is happy to be back with Capitals

The right wing is officially back with Washington, where he spent his first six NHL seasons, after his one-year deal with the Capitals is annouced.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:24 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fehr, Training Camp

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/13/2013

Brooks Laich not on the ice for the start of Capitals camp

Check out the lines and defensive pairings from the first day of Capitals training camp

By Katie Carrera  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Training Camp

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/13/2013

Updated: Caps send Tom Poti to Hershey for conditioning assignment

Tom Poti heads to Hershey for a conditioning stint.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Poti, Training Camp

Posted at 10:46 PM ET, 01/12/2013

Capitals schedule released

Breaking down the Capitals schedule.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:46 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012-13 season, NHL lockout, Schedule

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 12:51 PM ET, 01/12/2013

Capitals set to sign Eric Fehr

The Capitals are planning to bring back right wing Eric Fehr for more forward depth, assuming he passes a physical.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fehr, Training Camp

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/12/2013

Michal Neuvirth, Wojtek Wolski join Capitals skate

Most of the Capitals take part in one final informal workout before the start of training camp Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth, Training Camp, Wojtek Wolski

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 11:58 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Nicklas Backstrom: 'No concussion'

I'm 100 percent" -- Backstrom said.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Head injuries, Nicklas Backstrom, Training Camp

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Nicklas Backstrom skating with Caps

Nicklas Backstrom is skating with teammates just two days after visiting a specialist in Michigan, likely a positive sign.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:08 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nicklas Backstrom, Training Ca

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Tom Wilson will attend Caps training camp

Tom Wilson will attend Caps training camp

By Katie Carrera  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Brooks Laich on lockout: 'We just punched our sport in the face'

Brooks Laich is back in Washington, dishing on everything from the lockout to his time in Switzerland and his excitement to play for Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, NHL lockout

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Brooks Laich, Tom Poti are back in Washington

Brooks Laich skated for less than an hour primarily alone Thursday morning, apparently testing an injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Cam Schilling, Joel Ward, Joey Crabb, Tom Poti, Training Camp

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/09/2013

NHL Board of Governors ratifies new CBA

"I am sorry" -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

By Katie Carrera  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Troy Brouwer: 'This team revolves around Nicky Backstrom'

Teammates hope the No. 1 center's injury isn't too serious, because they need him to be at their best.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Head injuries, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Nicklas Backstrom visiting specialist in Michigan

Nicklas Backstrom is visiting a specialist in Michigan, the Capitals confirm.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:07 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nicklas Backstrom

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 07:10 AM ET, 01/09/2013

George McPhee: Dmitry Orlov probably won't be ready for start of season

The Capitals' general manager discussed the defenseman's injury status, Tom Poti's goal of taking part in training camp and if there will be any additional players invited.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:10 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/08/2013

NHL planning to open training camps on Sunday

The NHL is targeting Sunday as the start of training camps, with the regular season slated to begin Jan. 19.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Daly, NHL lockout, Schedule

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Nicklas Backstrom's status uncertain for training camp

Capitals General Manager George McPhee said he can't offer an update on the Swedish center's health until the new CBA is ratified.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, George McPhee, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin: 'It's nice to be back'

Alex Ovechkin talks about returning to Washington now that the lockout is over.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013

A look at how many games the Caps played during the lockout

The Caps are preparing for a quick turnaround.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Training Camp

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin is back on the ice in Arlington (updated)

Ovi's back.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:33 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Tom Poti hopes to take part in Capitals training camp

It's been nearly two years since Tom Poti last played an NHL game, but the defenseman is pain-free and plans to arrive in Washington this week for Capitals training camp.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:22 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Poti

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 11:28 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Capitals getting back to normal in Arlington

The new CBA might not be ratified yet, but the players are back in the Capitals dressing room in Arlington.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Beagle, John Carlson, NHL lockout

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Alex Ovechkin to return to Washington early this week

Despite suggesting that he might stay in Russia after the lockout ended, Alex Ovechkin will return to Washington early this week.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:15 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, NHL lockout, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Ted Leonsis thanks Caps fans for patience during lockout

Caps owner thanks fans for "patience, support and understanding" during the NHL lockout, which finally is coming to an end after a marathon bargaining session on Day 113.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:55 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 01/06/2013

Capitals react to the end of the NHL lockout

Several Capitals share their initial reaction to the end of the lockout on Twitter.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:06 AM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 01/06/2013

NHL lockout: Owners, players reach tentative agreement on CBA framework

The NHL and NHLPA have reached an agreement on the framework of a new CBA. Hockey is back.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:40 AM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Jason Chimera: 'I don't trust Gary Bettman right now'

Negotiations remain in a fragile state, so don't get too excited just yet.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:16 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, NHL lockout

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/03/2013

NHLPA doesn't file disclaimer, 'some progress' made in labor negotiations

The NHLPA doesn't file disclaimer and will resume negotiations with the NHL Thursday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/02/2013

NHLPA reviewing league's latest offer, facing disclaimer deadline

The back-and-forth between the two sides continues as the union's self-imposed deadline to file a disclaimer of interest approaches.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Nicklas Backstrom

 

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