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Capitals ‘clear the deck,’ begin post-deadline life with two new pieces

Capitals ‘clear the deck,’ begin post-deadline life with two new pieces

“The leaner you can be, sometimes I think it helps everybody integrate,” Coach Barry Trotz said.

Leftovers from Brian MacLellan’s post-trade deadline availability

Leftovers from Brian MacLellan’s post-trade deadline availability

The GM talks top-line right wingers, developing young forwards and assorted minor-leaguers.

For Capitals, how will newly acquired Tim Gleason and Curtis Glencross fit in?

For Capitals, how will newly acquired Tim Gleason and Curtis Glencross fit in?

Before the NHL trade deadline, Washington picked up defenseman Gleason from the Hurricanes and forward Glencross from the Flames.

Caps confident they made solid deadline moves

Caps confident they made solid deadline moves

GM Brian MacLellan acquired a veteran forward and defenseman and gave up only one player on the roster in return.

The winner of the NHL trade deadline is Jordan Leopold’s 11-year-old daughter

The winner of the NHL trade deadline is Jordan Leopold’s 11-year-old daughter

“It’s been a long couple months,” Leopold’s wife said in a radio interview, “but we’re really excited.“

General Manager Brian MacLellan recaps Capitals’ moves at trade deadline

General Manager Brian MacLellan recaps Capitals’ moves at trade deadline

In his first trade deadline as GM, MacLellan made two depth-bolstering deals, but none in the final day before the 3 p.m. cutoff hit.

Winners of the NHL’s trade deadline

Winners of the NHL’s trade deadline

Keith Yandle has 41 points in 63 games, which places him 10th on the leader board among defensemen.

Capitals reassign Andre Burakovsky to Hershey; length of stay uncertain

Capitals reassign Andre Burakovsky to Hershey; length of stay uncertain

The Capitals sent Burakovsky to their affiliate in Hershey before the trade deadline, but whether the 20-year-old might stay there hasn’t yet been determined.

Forward Curtis Glencross gets acclimated with Capitals in first practice

Forward Curtis Glencross gets acclimated with Capitals in first practice

“Just started rolling, having fun, joking around with the guys,” the newly acquired forward said. “I think I had a grin on my face probably the whole time.”

Thomas Boswell says debate of best D.C. pro athlete in last 50 years ‘starts with Ovechkin’

Thomas Boswell says debate of best D.C. pro athlete in last 50 years ‘starts with Ovechkin’

In his weekly chat, Boswell chimes in on the debate about Washington’s top pro athlete of the past half-century.

Wizards and Caps offer unusual Black History Month tribute

Wizards and Caps offer unusual Black History Month tribute

Photos pair up current athletes with famous figures they admire.

How the Capitals will handle their non-emergency recalls

How the Capitals will handle their non-emergency recalls

Forward Andre Burakovsky could find himself reassigned to Hershey, but only temporarily to gain AHL playoff eligibility.

In Capitals’ debut, defenseman Tim Gleason offered ice time balance, flexibility

In Capitals’ debut, defenseman Tim Gleason offered ice time balance, flexibility

With an early blocked shot and some apparent chemistry beside his new partner, the recently acquired Gleason enjoyed a successful first game in the District.

After three straight losses, Capitals ‘needed this one real bad’

After three straight losses, Capitals ‘needed this one real bad’

Between Holtby’s seventh shutout, Ovechkin’s 40th goal and a successful debut for defenseman Tim Gleason, Washington solved its recent woes by bashing the punching bag.

D.C. sports struggles led NBC 4 to show photos of cute doggies instead

Six straight Wizards losses and three straight Caps losses led to cute photos of puppies.

Alex Ovechkin is Larry King’s favorite hockey player, which is gr8

Alex Ovechkin is Larry King’s favorite hockey player, which is gr8

King was a former Capitals broadcaster for HTS.

Postgame: Curtis Glencross arrives in time to watch Capitals finish off Toronto

Postgame: Curtis Glencross arrives in time to watch Capitals finish off Toronto

Once Calgary asked the 32-year-old to waive his no-trade clause, Glencross began hoping for a fresh start somewhere else.

Capitals hammer Maple Leafs

Capitals hammer Maple Leafs

Alex Ovechkin scores a pair and new defenseman Tim Gleason makes debut in 4-0 win over Toronto.

Discuss Capitals vs. Maple Leafs

Discuss Capitals vs. Maple Leafs

Tim Gleason makes his Washington debut as the Capitals aim to avoid a four-game losing streak.

For newly acquired defenseman Tim Gleason, ‘real exciting’ to make Capitals debut

For newly acquired defenseman Tim Gleason, ‘real exciting’ to make Capitals debut

‘It’s a different mindset,’ Gleason said about dropping into a playoff race after being shipped from Carolina, a seller.

Vince Vaughn took the polar plunge in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey

Vince Vaughn took the polar plunge in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey

Very chill. (GET IT? Come on, guys, yes — you do stop rolling your eyes.)

Dustin Penner apologizes for Twitter jokes about rape that cost him a TV job

Dustin Penner apologizes for Twitter jokes about rape that cost him a TV job

Ex-player won’t be part of TSN NHL trade deadline coverage.

Capitals acquire Calgary Flames forward Curtis Glencross

Capitals acquire Calgary Flames forward Curtis Glencross

One day after making a defenseman-for-defenseman swap, the Capitals bolstered their forwards corps in a deal with Calgary.

Trotz: Capitals ‘a positive reinforcement game’ away from correcting course

Trotz: Capitals ‘a positive reinforcement game’ away from correcting course

“Might be as simple as that,” Trotz added. The Capitals certainly hope so.

Caps’ Jay Beagle talks family, hunting, and improving his game

Caps’ Jay Beagle talks family, hunting, and improving his game

Caps forward Jay Beagle spends time with the Tri City Eagles at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD.

Jack Hillen out, Tim Gleason in

Jack Hillen out, Tim Gleason in

Capitals, Hurricanes swap defensemen; Gleason expected to make Washington debut Sunday.

Tim Gleason excited to join Capitals, expected to debut Sunday vs. Toronto

Tim Gleason excited to join Capitals, expected to debut Sunday vs. Toronto

Goaltender Justin Peters, who spent several seasons in Carolina with Gleason, remembered the 32-year-old as a vocal locker room presence and hard-working, physical defenseman.

Capitals react to trading Jack Hillen, ‘great guy, great teammate’

Capitals react to trading Jack Hillen, ‘great guy, great teammate’

“There’s very few guys that I’ve ever met in my life that work as hard as Jack does,” defenseman Karl Alzner said.

WWE’s Hulk Hogan immortalized in Madison Square Garden with championship banner…for a night

WWE’s Hulk Hogan immortalized in Madison Square Garden with championship banner…for a night

The honor will hang permanently next to championship banners won by the New York Knicks and Rangers.

Capitals ‘not panicking’ after third straight loss, but growing trend still ‘unacceptable’

Capitals ‘not panicking’ after third straight loss, but growing trend still ‘unacceptable’

“It’s not like it’s a rah-rah speech that you see in a movie or anything,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said. “it’s not like you can just snap your fingers and be like okay we’re going to be better and it happens.“

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