T.J. Oshie, Dmitry Orlov miss Capitals practice amid injury concerns

New injury issues come ahead of Washington’s season opener, scheduled for Wednesday against Boston.

By Samantha PellOctober 6, 2022

T.J. Oshie leaves Capitals’ preseason win early with upper-body injury

The Capitals' 4-2 win included an early exit from winger T.J. Oshie, who left after taking a hard hit into the boards.

By Samantha PellOctober 5, 2022

The Capitals’ blue line will look really familiar this season

“Everyone always says coming into camp that spots are open, but we have five guys coming back [on the blue line] that are locks,” assistant Kevin McCarthy said.

By Samantha PellOctober 4, 2022

Aliaksei Protas is ‘working to make noise’ with the Capitals

Protas, 21, has played in all four of Washington’s preseason games.

By Samantha PellOctober 3, 2022

Prospect Aliaksei Protas continues to shine in Capitals’ preseason loss

The 21-year-old center, who scored Washington's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets, continues to look like a bona fide full-time NHL player.

By Samantha PellOctober 1, 2022

Capitals get their vets into the preseason mix in a win over Red Wings

Darcy Kuemper gets his first action in goal for the Capitals and allows nothing past him in a 2-0 win on the road.

By Samantha PellSeptember 30, 2022
CapitalsAnalysis

Caps newbies Dylan Strome, Connor Brown spark preseason win over Flyers

The pair of offseason signings contributed to all three goals in a 3-1 win that also included two strong periods from new goalie Charlie Lindgren.

By Samantha PellSeptember 28, 2022

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