Erik Gustafsson could be the final piece needed for the Caps’ defense

Erik Gustafsson still needs to prove himself through the rest of camp, but so far he appears to be a lock for the third-pair role.

By Samantha PellSeptember 27, 2022

With Nicklas Backstrom out, Caps’ Connor McMichael has a ‘great opportunity’

Second-year player Connor McMichael says center is his natural position, and he is focused on winning the position battle.

By Samantha PellSeptember 26, 2022
CapitalsAnalysis

Anthony Mantha will need to deliver, and more from Caps’ preseason opener

Mantha had the opening goal and depth goalie Zach Fucale looked strong as the Capitals fell to the Sabres, 4-3, in overtime to begin preseason play.

By Samantha PellSeptember 25, 2022

Goaltender Charlie Lindgren’s winding NHL road leads him to Washington

Stops in Montreal and St. Louis have prepared goaltender Charlie Lindgren for his latest role as top backup to Darcy Kuemper with the Capitals.

By Samantha PellSeptember 24, 2022

Caps newcomers Dylan Strome and Connor Brown look to make a quick impact

Strome and Brown are expected to fill holes in Washington's lineup after injuries to Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom.

By Samantha PellSeptember 23, 2022
Perspective

Nicklas Backstrom needs to know he doesn’t owe anything to anyone

Few Capitals have done as much as the longtime center. But still he wants to do a little more.

By Barry SvrlugaSeptember 23, 2022

Nicklas Backstrom ‘optimistic’ about return, but Caps’ injury woes linger

Backstrom on Thursday said he was “pain free” for the first time in years after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery.

By Samantha PellSeptember 22, 2022
Analysis

Capitals open training camp with a new goalie and the same expectations

Washington will open its six-game preseason slate Sunday afternoon at Capital One Arena against the rebuilding Buffalo Sabres.

By Samantha PellSeptember 22, 2022

Capitals discontinue live organ music, ending Bruce Anderson’s 22-year run

Bruce Anderson said he was "blown away" by the response from Capitals fans after he shared the news on social media.

By Scott AllenSeptember 21, 2022

Capitals name Scott Allen to coaching staff, replacing Scott Arniel

Allen will mostly work with Washington’s forwards and the penalty kill.

By Samantha PellJuly 25, 2022

Capitals expect competitive training camp with new acquisitions

“You're going to have a lot of good players vying for ice time playing in the lineup, so I think it's a good situation for everybody,” GM Brian MacLellan said.

By Samantha PellJuly 20, 2022

New Caps Dylan Strome and Connor Brown got the call and relish the chance

The forwards, who are committed to Washington for just one season, are in line to make an immediate impact.

By Samantha PellJuly 19, 2022

At Caps development camp, guest coach Laura Schuler feels ‘right at home’

Schuler, an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota at Duluth's women's team and former Olympian, is working with the Capitals staff this month.

By Caroline PinedaJuly 15, 2022

Capitals sign a pair of draft picks to entry-level contracts

No. 70 overall pick Alexander Suzdalev and 85th selection Ludwig Persson receive three-year deals on final day of development camp.

By Gene WangJuly 15, 2022

Capitals boost center depth by signing Dylan Strome to a one-year deal

Strome, a 25-year-old who scored 22 goals for Chicago last season, could fill in for Nicklas Backstrom as Washington's second-line center.

By Gene WangJuly 14, 2022

Capitals sign goaltender Darcy Kuemper as NHL free agency begins

“Super excited for the new opportunity,” Kuemper said Wednesday in a video conference call. “I think this is a team that can win it.”

By Samantha PellJuly 13, 2022

Capitals have no goalies on their roster after passing on Ilya Samsonov

Samsonov will be an unrestricted free agent and Vitek Vanecek is in New Jersey, so Washington has work to do when free agency opens Wednesday.

By Samantha PellJuly 11, 2022

Capitals trade goalie Vitek Vanecek to New Jersey for draft picks

Ilya Samsonov, a restricted free agent, is lone NHL goaltender remaining on Washington's roster.

By Samantha PellJuly 8, 2022

NHL draft: Capitals nab Russian Ivan Miroshnichenko with 20th pick

Miroshnichenko was considered a top-10 pick before he received a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis in March.

By Samantha PellJuly 7, 2022

Nicklas Backstrom plans to play next season, Caps’ GM says

“The anticipation is Nick’s coming back at some point," Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan said.

By Samantha PellJuly 6, 2022