Washington Capitals News and Rumors

  • Sunday's NHL Capsules

    Sunday's NHL Capsules

    NHL.com ESPN.com Updated 4 hours ago
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two goals in the third period to rally the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Ovechkin had a goal in each of the first two periods, and...
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  • Predators' early flurry downs Caps 4-3, becomes 1st team in Wes…

    Predators' early flurry downs Caps 4-3, becomes 1st team in West to clinch playoff berth

    NHL.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    WASHINGTON - Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Mat...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Goaltending questions for several teams as off-s…

    Rumor Roundup: Goaltending questions for several teams as off-season nears

    thehockeynews.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch lists the San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames “and possibly” the St. Louis Blues as teams that could seek goaltending this summer. Free agency is one reason these clubs co…
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  • Capitals star Ovechkin meets soccer icon Messi

    Capitals star Ovechkin meets soccer icon Messi

    NHL.com washingtonpost.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is used to meeting fans who are in awe of him, but Friday it was his turn. Ovechkin and teammate Evgeny Kuznetzov, along with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, met soccer star Lionel M...
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  • Tom Wilson fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment

    Tom Wilson fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment

    yahoo.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    You’d figure if a player on the Washington Capitals was fined for diving/embellishment, it would be Alex Ovechkin. Nope, in this case it’s tough guy Tom Wilson, who got nailed for his second offense for a game March 19 against Minnesota. Check out the v…
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  • NHL fines Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,000 for emb…

    NHL fines Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,000 for embellishment vs Minnesota

    NHL.com ESPN.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was fined $2,000 by the NHL on Friday for embellishment. The NHL announced the fine on Friday. Wilson received a minor penalty for embellishment during a game against Minnesota on March ...
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  • Ronald McDonald is a Capitals fan and he’s loving it

    Ronald McDonald is a Capitals fan and he’s loving it

    washingtonpost.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    A warning to Capitals fans who are afraid of clowns: Ronald McDonald is at the Verizon Center tonight. And he was digging the team taking a 1-0 lead early on Karl Alzner’s goal. Ronald McDonald is pumped about that goal. #Caps — Howln Mad Murphy (@howln…
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  • Wild-card primer: who makes it and who misses in the East and W…

    Wild-card primer: who makes it and who misses in the East and West?

    thehockeynews.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    When the NHL changed the playoff format to include wild-card teams last season, it’s unlikely even they could have imagined a scenario in which the races for the final playoff berths in each conference would be this tight. With less than 10 games remain…
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  • Was the Caps trade of Flip Forsberg the worst trade in D.C. spo…

    Was the Caps trade of Flip Forsberg the worst trade in D.C. sports history?

    washingtonpost.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    Saturday afternoon, Washington Capitals fans will finally get a chance to see Filip Forsberg play a game on Verizon Center ice. But, he’ll be wearing a Nashville Predators uniform; Forsberg was dealt away two years ago in may have been the worst trade b…
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  • Boudreau, Ducks see captain Ryan Getzlaf as Hart Trophy candida…

    Boudreau, Ducks see captain Ryan Getzlaf as Hart Trophy candidate

    NHL.com Mar 25 (5 days ago)
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens will likely win the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP, and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals has earned plenty of deserved chatter, too. But the Anaheim Ducks don't want anyone to forge...
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  • Post Sports Live: Postseason priorities for Wizards, Capitals

    Post Sports Live: Postseason priorities for Wizards, Capitals

    washingtonpost.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    The Washington Post’s Scott Allen, Neil Greenberg and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to debate which team can upset Kentucky in the NCAA tournament and which local school will fare better next year. The panel also analyzes Matt Williams’s decision to…
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  • Rangers' Lundqvist targets weekend return to lineup

    Rangers' Lundqvist targets weekend return to lineup

    NHL.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    NEW YORK -- New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is targeting a return to the lineup this coming weekend. The Rangers play at the Boston Bruins on Saturday and at home against the Washington Capitals on Sunday. "That's my goal, yeah," Lund...
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  • Former NHLer Stephen Peat surrenders to police in B.C., charged…

    Former NHLer Stephen Peat surrenders to police in B.C., charged with arson

    thehockeynews.com Mar 23 (6 days ago)
    Former NHL right winger Stephen Peat, who appeared in 130 games for the Washington Capitals from 2001-2005, surrendered to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia last week and stands accused of arson in connection with an alleged attempt to b…
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  • NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tourn…

    NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tournament

    thehockeynews.com Mar 23 (7 days ago)
    College hockey’s Frozen Four kicks off this week with 16 teams gunning for a spot in Boston, where the semifinal and final will be held in April. Regionals spread the squads across four cities and there is a lot of firepower at this year’s installment. …
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  • ECHL goaltender sets league record, approaches hockey history

    ECHL goaltender sets league record, approaches hockey history

    Jeff Jakaitis of the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays — the affiliate of the Washington Capitals — has already helped his team break the league record for consecutive victories, but he himself is on his way to accomplishing something much greater. In Fri…
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  • When will the Anaheim Ducks pick a playoff starting goaltender?

    When will the Anaheim Ducks pick a playoff starting goaltender?

    yahoo.com Mar 20
    Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau has this strange ability to watch even his mightiest teams fail in the playoffs. His 2009-10 high-flying Capitals ousted by a hot goaltender in the first round. His 2010-11 East top-seeded Caps got swept by Tampa in the seco…
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  • Alex Ovechkin is ready for the playoffs in new NBC commercial

    Alex Ovechkin is ready for the playoffs in new NBC commercial

    Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin added to his league-leading goal total with his 47th in Thursday’s 3-2 win at Minnesota. With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Capitals, who are tied for third in the Metropolitan Division with 88 points, have…
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  • Alex Ovechkin scores 2 goals to help Capitals edge Wild 3-2

    Alex Ovechkin scores 2 goals to help Capitals edge Wild 3-2

    NHL.com Mar 19
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, helping lift the Washington Capitals past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Thursday night. Evgeny Kuznetsov also had a goal, and Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 30 shots as the Capitals won their third s...
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  • Justin Peters’ new mask turns Honest Abe into frightening dog

    Justin Peters’ new mask turns Honest Abe into frightening dog

    Justin Peters’ nickname, ‘Pete-Dawg,’ has made an appearance on his NHL masks in some way, shape or form since he made his NHL debut in 2009-10. Never has the “dawg” been so dapper, though. For his newest mask, Peters teamed up with DaveArt’s David Gunn…
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  • Caps teammates Tom Wilson and Michael Latta have a blast making…

    Caps teammates Tom Wilson and Michael Latta have a blast making NCAA tournament picks

    Capitals teammates, roommates and best bros Tom Wilson and Michael Latta filled out an NCAA tournament bracket on Wednesday. It takes the two forwards 12 minutes to complete their bracket and reveal their champion, and while that’s twice as much time as…
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  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout 01:00

    Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout

    Mar 16
    Evgeny Kuznetsov's shootout goal lifted the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak 00:48

    Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak

    Mar 15
    Braden Holtby had 32 saves in Washington's 2-0 win over Boston, which ended the Bruins' five-game winning streak.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.

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