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The Capitals captain has scored in one of the past 10 games. To his coach, because Washington is still winning, this is not cause for alarm.
For just the second time, five Capitals had a multi-point night when Ovechkin and Backstrom had zero.
Barry Trotz says of young forward, “I just need him to play.“
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“I’m not Bud. I’m Voracek!“
“No one touches our dad,” Wilson told viewers during the first all-access Winter Classic episode, so we asked why.
Coach Barry Trotz predicted Burakovsky might go down if he continues to get scratched. The move came one day later.
“He looks slow but he’s buzzing pretty fast,” forward Michael Latta said. “Hell of a player.”
Everyone had a superlative or an intangible description for what helped the Capitals end Columbus’ seven-game winning streak Thursday night.
The reigning NHL MVP gets robbed on a point-blank shot, but his team beats the Avalanche in overtime.
Troy Brouwer scores late in regulation, then Eric Fehr finds the net in overtime to lift Washington at Columbus.
Washington and Columbus meet again one week after Jason Chimera’s penalty in overtime at Verizon Center.
For the first time in history, the NHL fined a player for diving. The Predators left winger now owes the league $2,000.
The Nats and Caps both say that field quality had nothing to do with the decision not to hold an alumni game.
“If he’s not playing in the next games here on a fairly regular basis,” Trotz said, “then I’m going to have him go to Hershey for a bit and play lots of minutes.”
The Capitals have a season-long six-game points streak going, and the road ahead contains both sub-.500 teams and those Washington hopes to catch.
Trotz hopes Latta can help with defensive zone coverage against the surging Blue Jackets.
No means no, dry snitching and BBQ pierogi alert. It was a fun year.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury also cleared to play after his mumps test came back negative.
After an early-season hiccup in which he allowed 12 goals in three starts, the 25-year-old has been one of the NHL’s sturdiest goaltenders.
Defenseman John Carlson could be on track to become seventh Capital to record 50 assists in a season.
This month, Bobrovsky is unbeaten in seven appearances with a .950 save percentage. “Which is insane,” Coach Barry Trotz said.
“That was a hell of a goal,” forward Brooks Laich said. “That was a really nice goal.”
The NHL’s mumps outbreak is still going strong. The affected teams, unfortunately, are not.
Washington is 1 for 2 with the man advantage after Troy Brouwer’s goal in Tuesday’s shootout loss to Florida.
Living 10 minutes from BB&T Center, Vokoun visited the Capitals during their morning skate Tuesday.
Premiere of Epix’s four-episode series features a trip to the zoo.
“That’s what they’ve turned into,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said. “They’re stingy without the puck.“
For the fourth time in five meetings, there was a shootout. This time, it went 20 rounds, but the Panthers won, 2-1.
With more than 1,100 games under Ryan Zimmerman’s big league belt, how does the Nationals star prepare for 162 games in 182 days?
Inside the season with the nation’s top-rated football prospect, Woodbridge’s Da’Shawn Hand.
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