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Trotz seeing a ‘wiser, more detailed’ Ovechkin during latest drought

Trotz seeing a ‘wiser, more detailed’ Ovechkin during latest drought

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.

Scoring without Ovechkin and Backstrom ‘a great sign’ for Caps

Scoring without Ovechkin and Backstrom ‘a great sign’ for Caps

For just the second time, five Capitals had a multi-point night when Ovechkin and Backstrom had zero.

Notes: Burakovsky returning to NHL soon, no discipline for Carlson

Notes: Burakovsky returning to NHL soon, no discipline for Carlson

Barry Trotz says of young forward, “I just need him to play.“

Alex Ovechkin and John Wall trade ugly sweaters in Caps-Wizards holiday video

Alex Ovechkin and John Wall trade ugly sweaters in Caps-Wizards holiday video

Seasons greetings from your favorite Washington pro athletes!

Why Michael Latta and Tom Wilson call Nicklas Backstrom “Dad“

Why Michael Latta and Tom Wilson call Nicklas Backstrom “Dad“

“No one touches our dad,” Wilson told viewers during the first all-access Winter Classic episode, so we asked why.

Capitals reassign rookie Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

Capitals reassign rookie Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

Coach Barry Trotz predicted Burakovsky might go down if he continues to get scratched. The move came one day later.

‘Ghost-like’ Mike Green delivered Capitals two critical assists

‘Ghost-like’ Mike Green delivered Capitals two critical assists

“He looks slow but he’s buzzing pretty fast,” forward Michael Latta said. “Hell of a player.”

Postgame: ‘Team toughness’ carried Capitals over Blue Jackets

Postgame: ‘Team toughness’ carried Capitals over Blue Jackets

Everyone had a superlative or an intangible description for what helped the Capitals end Columbus’ seven-game winning streak Thursday night.

Sidney Crosby plays first game for Penguins after case of mumps

Sidney Crosby plays first game for Penguins after case of mumps

The reigning NHL MVP gets robbed on a point-blank shot, but his team beats the Avalanche in overtime.

Capitals rally to win in overtime

Capitals rally to win in overtime

Troy Brouwer scores late in regulation, then Eric Fehr finds the net in overtime to lift Washington at Columbus.

Capitals at Blue Jackets: Game 31 discussion thread

Capitals at Blue Jackets: Game 31 discussion thread

Washington and Columbus meet again one week after Jason Chimera’s penalty in overtime at Verizon Center.

This ridiculous video justifies why NHL fined Predators winger James Neal for diving

This ridiculous video justifies why NHL fined Predators winger James Neal for diving

For the first time in history, the NHL fined a player for diving. The Predators left winger now owes the league $2,000.

A Winter Classic alumni game wasn’t scuttled because of the field quality at Nats Park

A Winter Classic alumni game wasn’t scuttled because of the field quality at Nats Park

The Nats and Caps both say that field quality had nothing to do with the decision not to hold an alumni game.

Capitals consider sending Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

Capitals consider sending Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

“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.”

As road-heavy month lurches along, Capitals look to keep points streak alive

As road-heavy month lurches along, Capitals look to keep points streak alive

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.

Capitals hope to jolt Brouwer, Johansson by moving Latta between them

Capitals hope to jolt Brouwer, Johansson by moving Latta between them

Trotz hopes Latta can help with defensive zone coverage against the surging Blue Jackets.

The top 10 D.C. sports phrases of 2014

The top 10 D.C. sports phrases of 2014

No means no, dry snitching and BBQ pierogi alert. It was a fun year.

Sidney Crosby likely to make return Thursday against Avalanche after bout with mumps

Sidney Crosby likely to make return Thursday against Avalanche after bout with mumps

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury also cleared to play after his mumps test came back negative.

Capitals know they can count on goalie Braden Holtby

Capitals know they can count on goalie Braden Holtby

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.

Carlson improves his practice habits

Carlson improves his practice habits

Defenseman John Carlson could be on track to become seventh Capital to record 50 assists in a season.

Capitals hope net-front chaos can help crack Sergei Bobrovsky

Capitals hope net-front chaos can help crack Sergei Bobrovsky

This month, Bobrovsky is unbeaten in seven appearances with a .950 save percentage. “Which is insane,” Coach Barry Trotz said.

The totally surprising shootout goal of Brooks Orpik

The totally surprising shootout goal of Brooks Orpik

“That was a hell of a goal,” forward Brooks Laich said. “That was a really nice goal.”

Marc-Andre Fleury and two more Pittsburgh Penguins might have gotten the mumps from Sidney Crosby

Marc-Andre Fleury and two more Pittsburgh Penguins might have gotten the mumps from Sidney Crosby

The NHL’s mumps outbreak is still going strong. The affected teams, unfortunately, are not.

Capitals’ power play showing signs of life

Capitals’ power play showing signs of life

Washington is 1 for 2 with the man advantage after Troy Brouwer’s goal in Tuesday’s shootout loss to Florida.

Retired goalie Tomas Vokoun reflects on career, Mitch Korn

Retired goalie Tomas Vokoun reflects on career, Mitch Korn

Living 10 minutes from BB&T Center, Vokoun visited the Capitals during their morning skate Tuesday.

‘Road to the NHL Winter Classic’ recap, Episode 1: Capitals goalie coach Mitch Korn lives out of his car

‘Road to the NHL Winter Classic’ recap, Episode 1: Capitals goalie coach Mitch Korn lives out of his car

Premiere of Epix’s four-episode series features a trip to the zoo.

Before history-making shootout, Capitals and Panthers had typically tight battle

Before history-making shootout, Capitals and Panthers had typically tight battle

“That’s what they’ve turned into,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said. “They’re stingy without the puck.“

Caps fall in longest shootout in NHL history

Caps fall in longest shootout in NHL history

For the fourth time in five meetings, there was a shootout. This time, it went 20 rounds, but the Panthers won, 2-1.

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