Capitals are good at talking trash

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Washington’s Tim Gleason, Michael Latta and Tom Wilson are among those who can chirp with the best in the league.

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Capitals are good at talking trash

Capitals are good at talking trash

Washington’s Tim Gleason, Michael Latta and Tom Wilson are among those who can chirp with the best in the league.

Notes: Jay Beagle not traveling on road trip; Orlov could join Capitals

Notes: Jay Beagle not traveling on road trip; Orlov could join Capitals

Plus Barry Trotz tells an April Fools’ story that’s more about him just crashing into a plastic milk crate.

Final three road games represent ‘a real big trip’ for the Capitals

Final three road games represent ‘a real big trip’ for the Capitals

With any type of win against Montreal and a regulation win over Ottawa, the Capitals would punch their playoff ticket.

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

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

Capitals captain becomes just the sixth player to reach 50 goals six times.

New Caps Radio 24/7 audio channel features player music, game broadcasts and more

New Caps Radio 24/7 audio channel features player music, game broadcasts and more

Channel will provide a year-round soundtrack for Capitals fans.

New-look top line succeeding with ‘pretty good balance’

New-look top line succeeding with ‘pretty good balance’

In two games together, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Joel Ward and Alex Ovechkin have combined to produce three even-strength goals.

Appreciating Alex Ovechkin’s sixth 50-goal season

Appreciating Alex Ovechkin’s sixth 50-goal season

Ovi’s teammates and coach reflect in awe on his accomplishment.

Ovechkin scores 50th in Caps’ win

Ovechkin scores 50th in Caps’ win

He joins select company as he reaches the 50-goal mark for a sixth time and hits 472 goals for his career — tying him with Peter Bondra for the club’s all-time lead.

Ovechkin records sixth 50-goal season

Ovechkin records sixth 50-goal season

The Capitals star also tied Peter Bondra for the franchise record with 472 goals.

Discuss Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Discuss Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Carolina sits below 70 points on the season but has been playing well lately. The Capitals can’t afford a letdown.

In Carolina, Capitals meet their last opponent not fighting for the playoffs

In Carolina, Capitals meet their last opponent not fighting for the playoffs

After the Hurricanes visit Verizon Center, Washington closes its regular season with five games against teams all fighting for playoff spots.

Arrest warrant out for ex-NHL player Andre Deveaux who slashed player before game

Deveaux took his stick to the leg of a player in Sweden last week causing wide public outrage.

Nearing another 50-goal season, Ovechkin continues shattering records

Nearing another 50-goal season, Ovechkin continues shattering records

On his next goal, Ovechkin will at once record his sixth 50-goal season and tie Peter Bondra for the franchise’s all-time record.

Jason Chimera’s big night provides latest secondary scoring boon

For the second straight game, one Washington forward broke a double-digit goal drought with a multi-score afternoon.

Holtby rebounds against Rangers after shortened start at home

‘We’re never worried about Holts,’ forward Eric Fehr said. ‘He’s been steady for us back there.’

At Madison Square Garden, ‘a big win’ for the Capitals

At Madison Square Garden, ‘a big win’ for the Capitals

Jason Chimera scored twice, Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Washington rolled over New York for the first time this season in an important confidence-booster.

Ovechkin, Chimera power Capitals

Ovechkin, Chimera power Capitals

Jason Chimera scores two goals, and Alex Ovechkin ends a recent drought with a pair to lift Washington to a 5-2 victory over the Rangers.

Capitals at Rangers: Game 76 discussion thread

Capitals at Rangers: Game 76 discussion thread

Washington meets New York for the third time this season, having lost the first two meetings by two goals each.

Pregame notes: Ovechkin, Backstrom need ‘more speed into their game’

Pregame notes: Ovechkin, Backstrom need ‘more speed into their game’

Backstrom and Ovechkin are both nursing three-game point droughts, plus notes on goaltender Braden Holtby climbing back into the saddle and Ovechkin’s embellishment penalty vs. Nashville.

Brouwer ends personal goal drought, but in defeat, ‘it doesn’t matter’

Brouwer ends personal goal drought, but in defeat, ‘it doesn’t matter’

Brouwer last scored on Feb. 25, but the bitterness of a 4-3 loss to Nashville overpowered the feelings of finally finding the net.

With Rangers up ahead, Capitals ‘can’t worry’ about loss to Nashville

With Rangers up ahead, Capitals ‘can’t worry’ about loss to Nashville

With another 100-point team ahead, the Capitals had little time to stew over allowing three first-period goals and falling at home.

Postgame: Disastrous first period crushed Capitals against Predators

Postgame: Disastrous first period crushed Capitals against Predators

Two goals by forward Troy Brouwer made Saturday afternoon competitive, but the Capitals spent two periods fighting uphill, back from a 3-0 deficit.

Capitals’ comeback falls short

Capitals’ comeback falls short

After Nashville forces out Braden Holtby, Washington loses despite a late rally fueled by Troy Brouwer.

Capitals vs. Predators: Game 75 discussion thread

Capitals vs. Predators: Game 75 discussion thread

Coach Barry Trotz gets his rematch against his old club and Washington begins its toughest back-to-back of the season.

Pregame notes: Trotz calls for repairs at Verizon Center

Pregame notes: Trotz calls for repairs at Verizon Center

Plus forward Troy Brouwer considers his 12-game goal drought and leftovers from today’s print story on Curtis Glencross.

Los Angeles Kings will be dangerous in the playoffs, if they get in

Los Angeles Kings will be dangerous in the playoffs, if they get in

One of the best tools for measuring possession at our disposal is even-strength shot attempt differential adjusted for score effect

Glencross continues his wild ride

Glencross continues his wild ride

Newly acquired Capitals forward will play in his 500th career NHL game Saturday afternoon.

RGIII and Alex Ovechkin meet Lionel Messi

RGIII and Alex Ovechkin meet Lionel Messi

Griffin, Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov attend Messi’s practice at FedEx Field.

Barry Trotz focused on rematch with Predators

Barry Trotz focused on rematch with Predators

“Don’t want them to rally around me,” Trotz said. “I want them to rally around each other, so they recognize we didn’t play well as a group.“

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