Horses, hockey . . . and curling

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

While horse show occupies Verizon Center, Capitals head west seeking wins and team-bonding.

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Caps reassign Tom Wilson (ankle) to Hershey

Caps reassign Tom Wilson (ankle) to Hershey

Wilson is expected to debut with the Bears this weekend before returning to Washington shortly thereafter.

Horses, hockey . . . and curling

Horses, hockey <span>. . .</span> and curling

While horse show occupies Verizon Center, Capitals head west seeking wins and team-bonding.

Laich will miss three games

Laich will miss three games

Capitals forward suffered left shoulder injury Saturday vs. Florida.

Kings’ Slava Voynov suspended indefinitely by NHL after domestic violence arrest

Kings’ Slava Voynov suspended indefinitely by NHL after domestic violence arrest

League acts quickly, citing collective bargaining agreement.

NHL power rankings: Pittsburgh Penguins at the top, Buffalo Sabres worse than expected

NHL power rankings: Pittsburgh Penguins at the top, Buffalo Sabres worse than expected

Sidney Crosby has at least one point in each of Pittsburgh’s first four games

O’Brien’s slip of the tongue

O’Brien’s slip of the tongue

The Capitals’ Liam O’Brien has gone from rookie camp invitee to regular season roster member to Internet sensation.

Peters earns win in first Caps start

Peters earns win in first Caps start

“It’s huge,” Coach Barry Trotz said of having a solid backup goaltender. “It is absolutely huge.“

Chimera finds the net, ‘was going really good’

Chimera finds the net, ‘was going really good’

Aside from an ill-advised penalty he later called “bad,” Chimera was stellar against the Panthers.

Postgame: Caps summit shootout mountain vs. Florida

Postgame: Caps summit shootout mountain vs. Florida

Alex Ovechkin scores the winner past Al Montoya, and the Capitals escape into their road trip with a meaningful two-point effort.

Caps forward Laich suffers apparent shoulder injury

Caps forward Laich suffers apparent shoulder injury

Brooks Laich left late in the third period Saturday and will be evaluated, with an update expected Monday.

Capitals protect their home ice

Capitals protect their home ice

Washington remains unbeaten in regulation, moving to 3-0-2 with a shootout win over Florida, 2-1.

In 500th game, Backstrom looking for 500th point

In 500th game, Backstrom looking for 500th point

Only one NHL skater ever has accomplished these feats in the same night. Backstrom could become the second.

For Caps, deeper blue line means evened ice time

For Caps, deeper blue line means evened ice time

“We’re in the money spot right now, I think,” one defenseman said.

Please be of less assistance

Please be of less assistance

Capitals Coach Barry Trotz’s ‘shoot more, share less’ directive seems to be working on Marcus Johansson.

After ‘rather tough week,’ Caps enjoy unexpected day off

After ‘rather tough week,’ Caps enjoy unexpected day off

“He probably recognizes when guys need a day to reenergize and when it’s time to work,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said.

Trotz: ‘Outside chance’ at Wilson returning next week

Trotz: ‘Outside chance’ at Wilson returning next week

A lack of additional injuries has given the Caps a safety net with Jay Beagle, allowing them to avoid rushing the forward back.

Holtby steered Caps through choppy waters

Holtby steered Caps through choppy waters

The consensus inside the Capitals locker room: A blowout win could’ve gotten away early were it not for the goaltender’s play.

Trotz: Ovechkin ‘a delight every night’

Trotz: Ovechkin ‘a delight every night’

With five goals in four games, all is well between the first-year Capitals coach and his captain.

Postgame: Caps continue offensive show in blowout win

Postgame: Caps continue offensive show in blowout win

Six players scored goals, across all four lines, and 12 players had points in the 6-2 win over the Devils.

Johannson sparks Capitals to a rout

Johannson sparks Capitals to a rout

Marcus Johansson’s second-period goal snaps a tie and sparks a scoring barrage as Washington dispatches with previously undefeated New Jersey at Verizon Center.

Caps-Devils: Game 3 discussion thread

Caps-Devils: Game 3 discussion thread

Caps continue their Verizon Center homestand and open Metropolitan Division play against the New Jersey Devils.

Caps-Devils notes: Holtby starting and the ageless Jagr

Caps-Devils notes: Holtby starting and the ageless Jagr

‘I think we were born at the same time,’ Barry Trotz joked about the forward, technically a decade his junior.

Ted Leonsis ‘hoping’ to lure President Obama to Winter Classic at Nationals Park

Ted Leonsis ‘hoping’ to lure President Obama to Winter Classic at Nationals Park

Caps owner wants Chicago sports fan at D.C. event.

Trotz: Beagle’s return imminent

Trotz: Beagle’s return imminent

“He’s getting close,” Trotz said. “I could see Jay as soon as Saturday and I expect him to play at least on the Canadian trip here.

Meet the neighborhood children who baked Mike Green birthday bread

Meet the neighborhood children who baked Mike Green birthday bread

“Mike Green is a very nice guy and he’s a nice neighbor to have,” Izzy said. “Baking bread was the least I could do him.“

Pregame notes: Trotz pleased for Nashville hosting 2016 All-Star Game

Pregame notes: Trotz pleased for Nashville hosting 2016 All-Star Game

Plus notes on faceoff work, the Niskanen-Alzner pairing and a checkup on Hershey

Capitals defensemen unleashed on offense in new system

Capitals defensemen unleashed on offense in new system

As he prepared for his first season as Capitals coach, Barry Trotz underscored the importance of his defensemen contributing offensively.

Caps need correct reads with new defensive assignments

Caps need correct reads with new defensive assignments

“That’s kind of the hard part, find yourself getting a little too aggressive at times,” defenseman Karl Alzner said.

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