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Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 09/16/2012

NHL lockout begins

It’s official: The previous collective bargaining agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. and the NHL has locked out its players.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:14 AM ET, 09/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 08/31/2012

NHL labor negotiations stall

Owners and players remain at an impasse with a little more than two weeks before the current collective bargaining agreement expires.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:59 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 07/16/2012

NHL labor talks loom over offseason

Will the 2012-13 NHL season start on time?

By Katie Carrera  |  07:05 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 07/15/2012

Mike Green declines Washington Capitals’ qualifying offer

Restricted free agent Mike Green declined the Capitals’ qualifying offer, but the two sides can continue to negotiate a deal.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:23 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 06/23/2012

Capitals select Filip Forsberg, Thomas Wilson in first round of 2012 NHL draft

Washington selects Filip Forsberg and Thomas Wilson, 11th and 16th respectively, in first round of 2012 NHL draft.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 AM ET, 06/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Capitals will face Rangers in Eastern Conference semifinals starting Saturday (updated)

Washington will face the Rangers, who advances past Ottawa with a win in Game 7, for the third time in four seasons.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:34 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 04/08/2012

NHL playoffs will be a fresh start for Capitals

Washington’s uneven regular season ends with its intended goal and now, as Alex Oevchkin said, “It’s new season and it’s not going to be excuses.”

By Katie Carrera  |  12:38 AM ET, 04/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Capitals remain in reach of Southeast title, third seed in East

Thursday’s win over Florida not only clinched a playoff bert for the Capitals, it kept hope alive for a fifth straight division title and home-ice advantage for at least the first round.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 04/01/2012

Nicklas Backstrom: ‘It was a fun game to play’

Nicklas Backstrom returns to the Capitals’ lineup in 3-2 shootout win over Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:29 AM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 03/30/2012

With Tomas Vokoun injured, Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby are prepared to step up for Capitals

With goaltender Tomas Vokoun injured, Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby are prepared to step up for the Capitals down the stretch.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:29 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capitals Insider | Tags:  Michal Neuvrith

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Jason Chimera receives game-misconduct for hit on Adam McQuaid

The Capitals winger is ejected from the shootout win in the first period for a hit that knocked Adam McQuaid headfirst into the boards.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capitals Insider | Tags:  Washington Capitals, Adam McQuaid

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Tomas Vokoun leaves Capitals-Bruins game with injury

Goalie Tomas Vokoun leaves Thursday’s game in Boston because of an injury. It’s likely Vokoun aggravated the groin strain he has battled since late February.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:15 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capitals Insider | Tags:  Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:59 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Capitals in ninth place after loss to Sabres, playoff picture becoming dicey

With Washington in ninth place after their loss to the Sabres, its playoff picture is becoming dicey.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:59 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom passes neuropsychological test

Nicklas Backstrom has cleared another hurdle in his recovery now that he has passed a neuropsychological test.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:54 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:23 AM ET, 03/24/2012

Brooks Laich-Jim Slater fight was ‘spark’ for Jets vs. Capitals

The Capitals’ Dale Hunter defends Brooks Laich unexpected fight immediately after a Winnipeg goal. The opposing coach says it was the key to his team’s comeback win.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 AM ET, 03/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Capitals earn five of a possible 10 points on road trip

Washington’s road trip held a mixed bag, but the team managed to capture five of a possible 10 points and still controls its own destiny this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Braden Holtby critical of his performance in 2-1 shootout loss to Flyers

Rookie goaltender Braden Holtby is critical of his performance in the 2-1 shootout loss in Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:58 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:31 AM ET, 03/17/2012

Capitals expect NHL to review Mark Stuart hit on Marcus Johansson

Winnipeg’s Mark Stuart appeared to use his forearm to drive Marcus Johansson’s head into the end boards during the Capitals’ 3-2 loss.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:31 AM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Capitals’ top prospect, says he will remain in KHL next season

The Capitals’ 2010 top draft pick, recently named the world's top NHL prospect by Hockey News, will remain in Russia.

By Slava Malamud  |  10:22 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:12 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Capitals’ leaders send message, sparking rally past Islanders

Players say more than one teammate spoke up during the second intermission, helping spark the Capitals to a comeback win on Long Island.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:12 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Capitals say Carolina’s Jeff Skinner slewfooted Dmitry Orlov

Washington believes a play by Jeff Skinner was a slewfoot on rookie Dmitry Orlov and was “incredibly dangerous.”

By Katie Carrera  |  12:38 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capitals Insider | Tags:  dmitry orlov

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 03/03/2012

Capitals look ‘like a real timid, beaten-down hockey team’ in 5-0 loss to Devils

The Capitals look ‘like a real timid, beaten-down hockey team’ in the blowout loss to New Jersey, Troy Brouwer says.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:19 AM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 02/26/2012

Michal Neuvirth records consecutive wins for first time this season

For the first time all season, Michal Neuvirth has claimed wins in consecutive starts.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 AM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 02/25/2012

Alex Ovechkin scores in return to Capitals lineup

If there were any doubts about Alex Ovechkin’s health, the Capitals’ captain answered them with a couple of early hits and a second-period goal in a win over Montreal.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:21 AM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Dale Hunter criticizes Tomas Vokoun after Capitals fall to Senators

Capitals coach says the goalie, who was pulled in the second period of a 4-0 loss in Ottawa, “wasn’t as sharp as he should have been.”

By Katie Carrera  |  12:54 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Alex Ovechkin out against Senators

Alex Ovechkin won’t play in Ottawa because of a lower-body injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:05 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 AM ET, 02/19/2012

Mike Green says he felt ‘really good’ in first game back from surgery

Capitals fall 2-1 to Tampa Bay but there’s a bright spot as Mike Green makes it through his first game back in the lineup and feeling ‘really good’.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:48 AM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 02/18/2012

Capitals bounce back from disallowed goal to beat Panthers, 2-1

Washington players disagreed with Mike Knuble being penalized for interference instead of being credited with a tying goal, but it seemed to spark them to an important win over Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Brooks Laich ‘felt good’ against Panthers in limited role

Brooks Laich, who injured his left knee on Sunday, plays in a limited role against Florida but says he ‘felt good’ in the game.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Tomas Vokoun makes 42 saves, shuts out Panthers in Capitals’ 4-0 win

Tomas Vokoun records a 42-save shutout against his former team to lead Washington to a 4-0 win over Florida at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 02/05/2012

Dmitry Orlov takes another puck to the face

The rookie defenseman is hit on the face by a puck on consecutive days, but Coach Dale Hunter says, “He’s fine.”

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  07:24 PM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/05/2012

Alex Ovechkin after first game back: ‘I feel pretty good, fresh out there’

Alex Ovechkin didn’t have a particularly large impact in his first game back after serving a suspension, but the left wing said he felt good.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Dennis Wideman’s fluky goal is Capitals’ game winner against Canadiens

Dennis Wideman said “You feel kind of bad” about his fluky game-winner against Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:09 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capitals Insider | Tags:  dennis wideman, washington capitals

Posted at 12:56 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Capitals lose 4-2 to Florida, fall to ninth in Eastern Conference

Washington loses 4-2 to the Panthers, is knocked back to ninth place in the Eastern Conference.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:56 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Capitals’ power play proves advantageous — for Hurricanes

The Capitals’ power play proved to be more of an advantage for Carolina than thanks to sloppy turnovers and trying to be too cute.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:41 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 01/15/2012

About Brooks Laich’s disallowed goal in Capitals’ win over Hurricanes

Early in the second period against Carolina, the Capitals appeared to take a lead but Brooks Laich’s goal was waved off in an odd turn of events that continued to puzzle the players postgame.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:48 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/14/2012

Karl Alzner has first NHL fight against Lightning’s Steve Downie in Capitals’ win

Karl Alzner dropped the gloves for the first time in his NHL career Friday night against Tampa Bay’s Steve Downie.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 01/14/2012

Troy Brouwer records first career hat trick in Capitals’ win over Lightning

Troy Brouwer records his first career hat trick in Washington’s 4-3 win over the Lightning.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:14 AM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Flames’ Rene Bourque suspended five games for elbowing Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom

Brendan Shanahan suspends Calgary’s Rene Bourque for five games following his elbow to the head of Nicklas Backstrom.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:13 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:04 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Nicklas Backstrom elbowed to the head by Calgary’s Rene Bourque

Nicklas Backstrom didn’t finish Tuesday’s game against Calgary after he was elbowed in the head by Rene Bourque.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:13 AM ET, 01/01/2012

Capitals make furious third-period rally to defeat Blue Jackets

Washington’s furious third-period comeback against the Blue Jackets marks the team’s third straight win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:13 AM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 12/31/2011

George McPhee says Evgeny Kuznetsov should be in NHL in 2012-13

General Manager George McPhee says top prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov should be in the NHL in 2012-13.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:15 AM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Michal Neuvirth’s shutout leads Capitals past Jets

Michal Neuvirth’s first shutout of the season leads the Capitals past Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin: ‘I don’t try to spear somebody’

Alex Ovechkin said he didn’t intend for his stick to jab Ottawa’s Chris Neil in the midsection during the second period Wednesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:12 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Alex Ovechkin shows spark in Capitals’ win over Senators

The Capitals captain shows some of his old offensive swagger vs. Ottawa, and could draw attention for an apparent spear of Chris Neil

By Katie Carrera  |  12:12 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:24 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Capitals find their first taste of offense under Dale Hunter

Washington finds its first taste of offense under Dale Hunter, doesn’t get rattled against Senators.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Dale Hunter’s system creates opportunity for John Erskine

John Erskine had a rather strong all-around game against Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Capitals lacking offense in 2-1 loss to Penguins

Washington continues to struggle offensively, held to just two goals and has been outshot 65-36 in a pair of games under Dale Hunter.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:38 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 11/27/2011

Capitals face tough questions once more after loss to Sabres

The likelihood of changes to Washington’s lineup or coaching staff appears to increase with each subpar outing, the latest a 5-1 defeat in Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 AM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Capitals suffering from self-destructive tendencies

Lengthy lapses have become an undeniable trend for the Capitals this season, and Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Rangers provided further evidence.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:31 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Capitals’ penalty kill key in win over Winnipeg

Capitals’ penalty kill stars in the second period, provides a key moment for the home team.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:17 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 11/19/2011

Capitals' slide continues with 7-1 loss to Maple Leafs

Washington suffers its worst loss of the season, 7-1 to Toronto on Saturday night. Where do they go from here?

By Katie Carrera  |  11:59 PM ET, 11/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/19/2011

Capitals look to get slumping power play on track

Key among the deficiencies in the Capitals’ recent slide is their lack of success on the power play, which has gone 4 for 38 in the past 10 games.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:48 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Brook Laich’s missed opportunity is turning point against Jets

Brooks Laich’s missed shot on a short-handed, two-on-none rush proves to be a costly turning point against the Jets for Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:48 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/13/2011

Brooks Laich plays full game as a defenseman for Capitals

Brooks Laich talks about playing defense for a full game on Saturday against the Devils. He skated 23 minutes 26 seconds on a night when the Capitals were already without regulars Mike Green and John Erskine because of injury

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 11/12/2011

Roman Hamrlik injured in Capitals’ loss to Devils

The defense suffers yet another blow to its collective health as Roman Hamrlik leaves Saturday’s game with an injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 PM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Mike Green injured in Capitals’ win over Devils

Mike Green returned to the lineup Friday, but only briefly as he suffered another injury that limited him to only 7:44 of ice time against the Devils.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 11/06/2011

Alex Ovechkin has bounce-back outing in Capitals loss

Alex Ovechkin scored for the first time since Oct. 29 and was a consistently forceful presence against the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:31 AM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/06/2011

Capitals’ deviation from game plan is costly against Islanders

Washington deviated from its game plan against New York, a habit it must learn to correct as the season goes on.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 11/05/2011

Tomas Vokoun: ‘I didn’t help the guys much’ in Capitals’ loss to Islanders

Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves in a 5-3 loss to the Islanders but it simply wasn’t the veteran goaltender’s night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:29 PM ET, 11/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:43 AM ET, 11/05/2011

Cody Eakin joins Capitals’ shaving-cream-pie club by scoring first NHL points

Rookie Cody Eakin’s reward for scoring his first NHL points, including a goal? A shaving-cream pie in the face, in keeping with Capitals tradition.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:43 AM ET, 11/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 10/29/2011

Capitals on guard against Canucks’ Henrik and Daniel Sedin

Key to Washington’s success agains the Canucks will be its ability to minimize the damage done by Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:33 PM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 10/29/2011

Brooks Laich expects visors to be mandatory in NHL in five to 10 years

Brooks Laich is one of several Capitals who don’t wear a visor but he expects the use of the plastic shield to be mandatory for players coming into the league in five to 10 years.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:15 AM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 AM ET, 10/23/2011

Mike Green ties career high for points in a game as Capitals rout Red Wings

Mike Green records four points as Washington routs the Red Wings, 7-1, Saturday night at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:07 AM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Capitals pick up win, some cuts along the way against Flyers

Washington captures its sixth straight win but not without a few nicks, bumps and bruises along the way.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 10/16/2011

Capitals win ugly vs. Senators, 2-1

Capitals don’t mind winning ugly too much, as long as they keep improving as they move forward.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:37 AM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Capitals top Lightning, 6-5, in shootout

In a strange, back-and-forth game Washington defeats Tampa Bay 6-5 in a shootout Monday at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:54 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 10/02/2011

Mathieu Perreault earns praise after Capitals defeat Blackhawks in preseason finale

Coach Bruce Bourdreau says the 23-year-old center, who had a team-high five points in the preseason while fighting for a roster spot, was “our best player all of camp.”

By Katie Carrera  |  10:25 PM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 AM ET, 10/01/2011

Capitals vs. Sabres: Building chemistry is goal of 4-3 shootout win

Coach Bruce Boudreau and the Capitals are encouraged that a strong third period will help build chemistry and confidence as the preseason winds down.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 AM ET, 10/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Capitals vs Blue Jackets: Open thread

Discuss the Capitals’ preseason game against the Blue Jackets here.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:50 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Capitals-Blackhawks: Takeaways from third preseason game

Washington remains winless in the preseason and Coach Bruce Boudreau expresses frustration after a 3-2 loss in Chicago.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:54 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Capitals at Blackhawks: Open thread

Open thread for the Capitals’ third preseason game.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:25 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Jeff Halpern, Roman Hamrlik and Joel Ward make good first impressions with Capitals

Offseason pickups Joel Ward, Roman Hamrlik and Jeff Halpern make a strong first impression as Washington falls, 4-3 in overtime, to Columbus in the preseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Live chat: Capitals at Blue Jackets

Join the live chat as the Capitals face the Columbus Blue Jackets for their second preseason game of the year.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:46 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:51 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Dmitry Orlov shines as Capitals fall to Flyers, 3-2, in rookie game

Defensive prospect Dmitry Orlov is dangerous on both offense and defense in Washington’s 3-2 loss at Philadelphia in a rookie game.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:51 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Statistical analysis: Rangers’ Girardi and Staal can’t shut down Ovechkin

New York’s Dan Girardi and Marc Staal quieted Caps star Alex Ovechkin in the regular season, but in the playoffs, it’s a different story.

By Neil Greenberg  |  08:44 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Statistical analysis: Sizing up the New York Rangers

A statistical look at the Capitals’ first-round playoff opponent.

By Neil Greenberg  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Capitals defeat Panthers, 5-2; Sean Collins scores second NHL goal

Sean Collins scores his second NHL goal, and first since 2009, in the win.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:43 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Alex Ovechkin reaches 300 career goals as Capitals defeat Toronto, 3-2, in shootout to capture division title

Alex Ovechkin reaches 300-goal plateau in win.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Alex Ovechkin comes out hitting in first game back

Left wing comes out hitting, but timing still needs some work.

By Gene Wang  |  12:01 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 03/27/2011

Capitals, Braden Holtby shut out Canadiens, 2-0

Braden Holtby notches his second career NHL shuout as Washington claims its 14th victory in 17 games.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:06 AM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/18/2011

George McPhee: Alex Ovechkin ‘was not himself earlier this year but he certainly is now’

Capitals general manager asked in radio interview what to make of Alex Ovechkin’s up-and-down season.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Capitals’ Michal Neuvirth displays resilience in net

One of the biggest determining factors in which goaltender will start in net for the Capitals this season has been the health of any particular netminder at any given moment. The seemingly constant stream of injuries in goal has been well documented, and the latest setback came when Semyon Varlamov suffered a knee injury just before he was scheduled to start on Long Island this weekend.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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