Alzner makes adjustments in new system

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As Capitals defenseman adapts to new style of play, Coach Barry Trotz would like to see more physical play.

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Caps looking to establish presence at home

Caps looking to establish presence at home

The Capitals have dropped three of five this month at Verizon Center, and are 4-3-3 there this season.

Caps reassign Brown, clear space for Laich’s return

Caps reassign Brown, clear space for Laich’s return

Brown will play Saturday for the Bears, while Laich and Liam O’Brien are both possibilities for Wednesday.

Alzner makes adjustments in new system

Alzner makes adjustments in new system

As Capitals defenseman adapts to new style of play, Coach Barry Trotz would like to see more physical play.

Toronto Maple Leafs fans blow Americans’ minds by memorizing all the words to the U.S. National Anthem

Toronto Maple Leafs fans blow Americans’ minds by memorizing all the words to the U.S. National Anthem

A technical glitch that cut out the microphone of the singer could’ve been the end, but an arena full of Canadian fans kept it going, word-for-word.

Caps bring back rookie dinner tradition

Caps bring back rookie dinner tradition

“If you’re having a rookie dinner in the NHL,” forward Tom Wilson said, “that’s a good sign, and you’re on your way to living the dream.”

Offseason changes paying off for Pittsburgh Penguins

Offseason changes paying off for Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins not only parted with the players who dragged them down, but added a solid piece at a smart price.

Over past five games, Holtby among NHL’s best

Only one goale, Jaroslav Halak, has a better save percentage since Nov. 7 than the Capitals’ starter.

Postgame: Capitals deem road trip ‘pretty successful’

Postgame: Capitals deem road trip ‘pretty successful’

The Capitals won their second straight one-goal game, twice blowing the lead against Colorado but returning home with a small streak.

Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is charged with felony domestic violence

Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is charged with felony domestic violence

The Russian player, who helped Los Angeles win two Stanley Cups, faces up to nine years in prison and/or deportation.

Ovechkin’s winner ends drought

Ovechkin’s winner ends drought

Without a goal for four games, the Capitals star delivers the game-winner with a stunner in a victory at Colorado.

Capitals-Avalanche: Game 19 discussion thread

Capitals-Avalanche: Game 19 discussion thread

The Capitals wrap up their three-game road trip, approaching the quarter mark of their regular season.

Caps seeking more production from top line

Caps seeking more production from top line

Victimized by tighter games recently, the Capitals are looking to get their brightest stars shining again.

Caps want shorter shifts in high-altitude Colorado

Caps want shorter shifts in high-altitude Colorado

“I don’t think there’s any black and white way to figure it out,” forward Tom Wilson said. “You just have to grind through it and hopefully your body adjusts.”

Fehr trying to stay ‘even keel’ amid unpredictability

Fehr trying to stay ‘even keel’ amid unpredictability

Barry Trotz explained his deployment of Fehr by saying he wants the forward “to be going through some of those difficulties”

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson is bankrupt, thanks to his parents

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson is bankrupt, thanks to his parents

They took out as many as 18 loans against his future earnings, all at exorbitant interest rates.

Caps’ Orlov nearing return

Caps’ Orlov nearing return

The defenseman’s recovery from a broken wrist has had some setbacks, but he is poised to add depth at the blue line.

Laich admits he ‘rushed back’ from shoulder injury

Laich admits he ‘rushed back’ from shoulder injury

Plus an injury update on Liam O’Brien, and a day off for four Capitals veterans.

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Redskins fall apart on and off the field, Wizards' Beal set to return

Redskins fall apart on and off the field, Wizards' Beal set to return

The Post's Scott Allen, Keith McMillan and Dan Steinberg join Gene Wang to discuss the Redskins' loss to Tampa Bay and the fallout from quarterback Robert Griffin III's comments, preview Bradley Beal's return to the Wizards and debate whether the Capitals' inconsistent play could keep them from making the playoffs.

Epix announces dates for all-access Winter Classic series

The show will premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 16, roughly two weeks after the cameras begin following the Capitals full-time.

In Arizona, Caps get another strong effort from Holtby

In Arizona, Caps get another strong effort from Holtby

Over the past four games, Holtby has allowed six total goals and posted a save percentage of .949.

Ted Leonsis again says Monumental Network could be an alternative to Comcast SportsNet

Ted Leonsis again says Monumental Network could be an alternative to Comcast SportsNet

Wizards and Caps owner talks again about his broadcast future.

Postgame: Four killed penalties helped Caps survive

Postgame: Four killed penalties helped Caps survive

Washington emerged from a tumultuous second period tied with its hosts, which in turn led to a 2-1 overtime victory.

Capitals defeat the Coyotes in overtime

Capitals defeat the Coyotes in overtime

Eric Fehr scored the game-winner in overtime as the Capitals overcame another anemic offensive performance to beat Arizona.

Capitals-Coyotes: Game 18 discussion thread

Capitals-Coyotes: Game 18 discussion thread

Share your thoughts on the second game of Washington’s three-tilt road trip, this time in the only city where temperatures are above 40 degrees.

Latest tweaks give Kuznetsov ‘a little more skill to play with’

Latest tweaks give Kuznetsov ‘a little more skill to play with’

Against Arizona, Kuznetsov will apparently skate beside Eric Fehr and Chris Brown.

Buffalo snow is proving fun for Bills players, while Sabres worry about fans showing up to Tuesday’s game

Buffalo snow is proving fun for Bills players, while Sabres worry about fans showing up to Tuesday’s game

Parts south of the city are expected to accumulate five to six FEET of snow by Thursday!

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Could Capitals' inconsistency keep them from playoffs?

Could Capitals' inconsistency keep them from playoffs?

A quarter of the way through the season, the Post Sports Live crew evaluates the Capitals' performance and debates whether the team could make the playoffs.

Martin Brodeur, 42, says he hasn’t retired, is waiting for an NHL team to call

Martin Brodeur, 42, says he hasn’t retired, is waiting for an NHL team to call

“For me, it’s not about ego or anything. I just love to play the game, and I know I could help a team out, somehow,” he says.

On face-offs and behind the net, Caps allowing ‘free goals’

On face-offs and behind the net, Caps allowing ‘free goals’

The Caps have allowed three face-off goals in the past four games and succumbed to goaltending gaffes in their past two.

Whirlwind brings Brown back to Arizona

Whirlwind brings Brown back to Arizona

Capitals forward Chris Brown has had a hectic week, but he is relishing the opportunity to face his former team.

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