Capitals Insider: Jose Theodore

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 03/02/2010

Jose Theodore finds his sanctuary on the ice

(Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Capitals goaltender Jose Theodore continues to cope with the pain from the death of his infant son in August, and somehow finds the focus required to achieve success on the ice: "Obviously, it's a tough story for anybody," he said. "It's not something people are comfortable...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  05:46 AM ET, 03/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/13/2010

Theodore to start as Caps seek to end slide in St. Louis

Sorry for the delay folks, but I had to take care of a few things before blogging this afternoon. Anyway, here's what you need to know about tonight's game: Jose Theodore will start tonight at Scottrade Center as the Caps attempt to bounce back from back-to-back and head out on...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Blues, Capitals, Jose Theodore

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010

Boudreau: 'The minute I relax is the minute they relax'

Washington's Michal Neuvirth and Montreal's Carey Price each came off the ice first during their respective morning skates, so it looks like they'll be your starting netminders tonight at Bell Centre as the Caps look to tie the second-longest winning streak in NHL history. The big news this morning was...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Montreal Canadiens, Quintin Laing, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/09/2010

To beat the snow, Caps seek shelter in... Canada?

It's not often an escape from winter weather involves a trip up to Canada, but that's exactly the situation in which the Capitals find themselves. The team held an early 9 a.m. practice in order to catch a flight to Montreal before the D.C. area is hit with another heavy...

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Boudreau on Caps' streak: 'It hasn't sunk in or done anything'

Jose Theodore appears set to start tonight at MSG tonight as the Caps look to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 12 games. The veteran goalie has been a big part of the team's recent success, winning a career-best eight straight games while posting a 1.93 goals against average and...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers, Braden Holtby, Bruce Boudreau, Jose Theodore, Mike Green, New York Rangers

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 02/02/2010

Theodore set to start in Boston as Caps go for 11 (updated)

The Caps just wrapped up their morning skate here at TD Banknorth, and it doesn't appear as though there will be any surprises with the lineup. Jose Theodore came off the ice first and will start in net tonight as they go for a franchise-record 11th straight win. The veteran...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:23 PM ET, 02/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Boston Bruins, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/29/2010

Brooks Laich: 'We can't let down'

The Capitals had a short morning skate at KCI today, and while the mood was predictably upbeat in the locker room, there remained uncertainty surrounding who would be starting in goal tonight against Florida. Jose Theodore, who suffered a hip flexor Tuesday night against the New York Islanders, participated and...

By Gene Wang  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Florida Panthers, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 01/28/2010

Jose Theodore says he's ready to return (updated)

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Jose Theodore says he could be ready to return tomorrow after suffering a hip flexor injury Tuesday night on Long Island. Theodore practiced for about 40 minutes and told me afterward that he's recovering faster than expected. He said he suffered the injury in the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:53 PM ET, 01/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jose Theodore

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/28/2010

Theodore practicing

Jose Theodore, who is sidelined with a suspected hip flexor injury, is on the ice and facing shots from Tyler Sloan, Matt Bradley, Quintin Laing and the assistant coaches. Theodore doesn't seem to be having any trouble getting up and down. If all goes well, it's possible, if not likely,...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Semyon Varlamov works out, Ducks on a mission

The big news today at Kettler was the the reappearance of goalie Semyon Varlamov on the ice. It was so big that, as Varlamov finished his workout and went over to sign some autographs, a UPS delivery driver who had just finished dropping a package off at Kettler started asking...

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Anaheim Ducks, Brian Pothier, Jose Theodore, Quintin Laing, Semyon Varlamov, Tyler Sloan

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Michal Neuvirth to start against Ducks

With goalie Jose Theodore sidelined, Michal Neuvirth, who stopped all 11 shots he faced in relief last night against the Islanders, will be between the pipes tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. In his last start against the Coyotes Saturday, Neuvirth stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced in a...

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anaheim Ducks, Braden Holtby, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Goalie update: Braden Holtby arrives at Kettler

Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby were two of the first players on the ice this morning here at Kettler. They're out there right now with Quintin Laing, Brian Pothier, John Erskine, Jeff Schultz and Tyler Sloan. Coach Bruce Boudreau followed them out shortly thereafter, telling me, "you're not gonna get...

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/26/2010

Theodore set to start on the Island

Jose Theodore will start in net tonight at Nassau Coliseum as the Eastern Conference-leading Caps go for a season-best seventh victory in a row. If they win, it will match the longest streak of Coach Bruce Boudreau's tenure (he's done it twice before). Theodore will likely face Dwayne Roloson, who...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jose Theodore, New York Islanders

Posted at 12:43 AM ET, 01/22/2010

Postgame notes, Ken Campbell talks Caps-Pens

Ken Campbell of The Hockey News joined tonight's postgame video to assess the Caps' 6-3 win over the Pens: Yeah, it's just one regular season win. But this was a huge one for the Caps' collective psyche. They desperately needed it to delete all memory of their Game 7 loss...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:43 AM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jose Theodore, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/19/2010

Theodore to start, Varlamov absent again

Jose Theodore will be between the pipes tonight against the Red Wings, and by making his third straight start, the veteran appears to have regained the No. 1 role in Semyon Varlamov's absence. "He was relegated to the backup role because the kids were playing so good, [but] now it's...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Red Wings, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Theodore to start, Semin might be sidelined

Coach Bruce Boudreau said he plans to tap Jose Theodore to start tonight against the Maple Leafs as a reward for the veteran's impressive performance in relief of Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday night. The rest of the Caps' lineup, though, is unclear because of Alexander Semin's undisclosed injury. If the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexander Semin, Jeff Schultz, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/14/2010

Bruce Boudreau on Semyon Varlamov: 'Every day it's getting better'

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Here's a quick update from Post reporter Gene Wang, who got Coach Bruce Boudreau on the phone for a bit today to chat about the goalie situation and tomorrow's game against the Leafs: The Capitals are coming off consecutive road games in which their goaltending...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/07/2010

Boudreau: Karl Alzner could be back soon

One day after Karl Alzner was sent down, Coach Bruce Boudreau said the young defenseman's demotion to the Bears might only be temporary. "We're healthy with eight defensemen and we wanted that right-hand guy in there [Brian Pothier], so if [Alzner] was going to sit out a couple games, why...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boyd Gordon, Brian Pothier, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Ottawa Senators, Quintin Laing, Tomas Fleischmann