Every step you take, they’ll be tracking you

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Several Capitals consider the pluses and minuses of the player-tracking technology on display at last week’s NHL All-Star Game that is poised to change the game.

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Capitals at Canadiens: Game 49 discussion thread

Capitals at Canadiens: Game 49 discussion thread

Start your Saturday, or enjoy your brunch, with afternoon hockey.

Leftovers from discussions with the Capitals about player tracking

Leftovers from discussions with the Capitals about player tracking

Players -- those who would actually be wearing the computer chips collecting data -- sound off on the possibilities of tracking.

Every step you take, they’ll be tracking you

Every step you take, they’ll be tracking you

Several Capitals consider the pluses and minuses of the player-tracking technology on display at last week’s NHL All-Star Game that is poised to change the game.

First-line role latest for Jay Beagle, the Capitals’ ‘utility infielder’

First-line role latest for Jay Beagle, the Capitals’ ‘utility infielder’

“The one thing you know with Beags is what you’re getting every night,” Coach Barry Trotz said.

Trotz: ‘Nothing’s been ruled out’ with Dmitry Orlov’s injured wrist

Orlov’s latest doctor’s appointment was Wednesday, from which the defenseman emerged still stuck in injury purgatory.

The time Redskins kicker Chip Lohmiller won the Capitals’ fastest shot competition

The time Redskins kicker Chip Lohmiller won the Capitals’ fastest shot competition

Lohmiller’s hockey skills were mentioned during Wednesday’s Capitals-Penguins game.

Martin Brodeur’s place in NHL history is open to debate

Martin Brodeur’s place in NHL history is open to debate

Brodeur is a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, but he shouldn’t be considered the best goaltender ever. In fact, he might not even be worthy of a spot in the top five.

Michael Latta, given rare chance this month, proved himself vs. Pittsburgh

Michael Latta, given rare chance this month, proved himself vs. Pittsburgh

With a nifty dangle move and several walloping punches thrown in defense of teammates, Michael Latta will make it hard for Coach Barry Trotz to bench him this weekend in Montreal.

Fehr earns praise after stymying Crosby

Fehr earns praise after stymying Crosby

Eric Fehr dominates his matchup with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby in the Capitals’ 4-0 victory and receives kudos from Coach Barry Trotz for the effort.

With 12th goal this month, Alex Ovechkin overtook NHL’s lead

With 12th goal this month, Alex Ovechkin overtook NHL’s lead

With his fourth two-point effort in five games, Oveckhin is on a blistering pace and is the only NHLer with double-digit goals this month.

Shutting out Pittsburgh ‘a good reminder’ for Capitals after four-game slide

Shutting out Pittsburgh ‘a good reminder’ for Capitals after four-game slide

When the Capitals play how they hope to, dictating the pace and matching physicality, the games will look like this 4-0 beating of the Penguins.

Caps show some punch, end skid

Caps show some punch, end skid

Capitals handle rival Penguins, 4-0, in a fight-filled contest that snapped their four-game losing streak.

Discuss Capitals vs. Penguins

Discuss Capitals vs. Penguins

Braden Holtby will start again, Michael Latta will start for only the third time this calendar year, Sidney Crosby returns for Pittsburgh and Maxim Lapierre debuts.

Brooks Laich: Rivalry night against Pittsburgh ‘a game we must have’

Brooks Laich: Rivalry night against Pittsburgh ‘a game we must have’

All but eight Capitals participated in the optional morning skate, trying to sweat out the lingering frustration of Tuesday’s loss in Columbus.

Capitals and Wizards share national TV spotlight for the second time in two weeks

Capitals and Wizards share national TV spotlight for the second time in two weeks

Both teams have fared well with a national audience this season.

Road gets tougher for Capitals to end current slide

Road gets tougher for Capitals to end current slide

With four straight defeats behind them, including two against losing teams, the Capitals look ahead to see three 60-point juggernauts barreling toward them.

‘No excuses’ from Capitals after fourth straight loss

‘No excuses’ from Capitals after fourth straight loss

The Capitals have scored 14 goals over their past four games bridging the all-star break, but have allowed 17. This did not sit well with Coach Barry Trotz.

Capitals’ skid reaches four

Capitals’ skid reaches four

Blue Jackets keep Washington on the ropes with 4-3 win, extending the team’s struggles from before the all-star break.

Cover boy on Penguins programs is some guy named ‘Sindey Crosby’

Cover boy on Penguins programs is some guy named ‘Sindey Crosby’

Oh, and this happened while the superstar had to sit out the game with an injury -- on his bobblehead night.

Discuss Capitals at Blue Jackets

Discuss Capitals at Blue Jackets

After the highest-scoring all-star game in history, the Capitals and Blue Jackets get back to work, both at different crossroads.

Cam Schilling had just started vacation when the Capitals called him up

Cam Schilling had just started vacation when the Capitals called him up

Schilling flew from Philadelphia to Atlanta to Ft. Myers to Atlanta to Philadelphia, then from Harrisburg to Chicago to Columbus. He was tired.

Post Sports Live: Super Bowl storylines

Post Sports Live previews the Super Bowl and list priorities for new Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

Martin Brodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues’ front office

Martin Brodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues’ front office

Brodeur has the most wins in NHL history, is a lock for the Hall of Fame.

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What do Capitals need to change?

What do Capitals need to change?

The Post Sports Live panel looks at where the Capitals can improve in the second half of the season.

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Super Bowl predictions and priorities for new Redskins defensive coordinator

Super Bowl predictions and priorities for new Redskins defensive coordinator

The Washington Post's Neil Greenberg, Mike Hume and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to preview Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, list priorities for new Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry, and analyze how the Wizards have handled tough losses this season.

A conversation with Brooks Orpik about his ‘frustrating’ penalties

A conversation with Brooks Orpik about his ‘frustrating’ penalties

The defenseman has committed 22 minors this season, five more than any other skater on the Washington Capitals and 10th most in the NHL.

Barry Trotz has a new mission: Save Foley, a tiger at the Columbus Zoo

Barry Trotz has a new mission: Save Foley, a tiger at the Columbus Zoo

The Capitals Coach loves him some big cats.

Caps are recharged and ready

Caps are recharged and ready

After the all-star break, the Capitals return to action Tuesday night to start a tough stretch of schedule against the Blue Jackets in Columbus.

Back from all-star break, Capitals preach better ‘puck management’ while leading

Back from all-star break, Capitals preach better ‘puck management’ while leading

Washington limped into vacation by blowing a two-goal lead against Edmonton, and now must navigate the tricky landscape of protecting an advantage.

The potential impact of player tracking in the NHL

The potential impact of player tracking in the NHL

The tested “active tracking,” essentially embedding chips into players’ sweaters and jerseys.

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