yahoo.com Updated Oct 24 (yesterday)You may rip Alex Ovechkin all you want, but don't you dare talk about his mother! That seems to be the feeling around the Capitals at the moment after former NHL goaltender Glenn Healy ranted about the player, and his mom, on Sportsnet in the video belo…Upvote Share Tweet
Capitals players really commit to Calgary trip, wear cowboy hatswashingtonpost.com Oct 24 (yesterday)Man, you know what looks like a chill place to visit? Calgary. There are so many activities there! You can go curling. You can wear cowboy hats. There’s … some other stuff, too, probably. This morning, I Googled “what are the cool things to do in Calgar…Upvote Share Tweet
It’s feast or famine – beat them or beat it – for NHL coaches these daysthehockeynews.com Oct 24 (yesterday)The coaching business in the NHL is about to get crazier thanks to the pending free agency of Red Wings bench boss Mike Babcock, who almost assuredly will set a new record for a coach’s salary whether he stays in Detroit or moves on to a new place of em…Upvote Share Tweet
THN Analytics: Visualizing the tradethehockeynews.com Oct 23 (yesterday)By Benjamin Wendorf – special to THN Midseason trades are a bit of a curiosity in the NHL; they’re usually, at least on one side, expressions of immediate purpose – though intuitively both teams are getting someone they want. From a player’s perspective…Upvote Share Tweet
Can Nicklas Backstrom become the highest-scoring Swede of all-time?thehockeynews.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Nicklas Backstrom quietly scored his 500th career point against the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night. He did it quietly because Backstrom does everything quietly. That has something to do with the fact that he’s…Upvote Share Tweet
Around the League notebook for Wednesday, Oct. 22NHL.com Oct 23 (3 days ago)WEDNESDAY RESULTS Home Team in CAPS Toronto Maple Leafs, OTTAWA SENATORS - PPD Philadelphia Flyers 5, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 3 EDMONTON OILERS 3, Washington Capitals 2 ANAHEIM DUCKS 4, Buffalo Sabres 1 ANDERSEN, PERRY HELP DUCKS SOA...Upvote Share Tweet
Scrivens makes 32 saves in Edmonton Oilers 3-2 win over Washington CapitalsNHL.com Oct 23 (3 days ago)EDMONTON - Ben Scrivens made 32 stops as the Edmonton Oilers won their second game in a row, handing the Capitals their first loss in regulation this season with a 3-2 victory over Washington on Wednesday. Justin Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ...Upvote Share Tweet
Here's How "O Canada" Sounded Tonight In Edmontondeadspin.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)Tonight's Capitals-Oilers game in Edmonton is the only NHL competition in Canada after the postponement of the Leafs-Senators game . We brought you how the U.S. performed "O Canada" earlier (viewable below); here's Samantha King's rendition at…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)WASHINGTON - Capitals defenceman John Erskine has had surgery to repair a disk in his neck. The team announced Erskine's operation on Wednesday, before Washington played a game at the Edmonton Oilers. Erskine is scheduled to start his reha...Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)By Dom Luszczyszyn It’s still too early to make any meaningful judgments, but so far it looks like the Washington Capitals’ biggest problem has been solved. The Caps have been a notoriously abysmal defensive team for a while now, and missing the playoff…Upvote Share Tweet
Look at all these Canadians who showed up to watch the Capitals practicewashingtonpost.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)I don’t know what else there is to do in Leduc, Alberta, but on Tuesday, it seemed like the coolest possible option might have been attending the Washington Capitals practice at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Look at how many people showed up! Caps practi…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)The Washington Capitals reassigned forward Tom Wilson to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, the team announced Monday. Wilson, who has missed the first five games of the season with a lower-body injury, is expected to debut with ...Upvote Share Tweet
Getting To Know: Jim Thomsonthehockeynews.com Oct 19 (6 days ago)Status: NHL right wing from 1986-1993 with Hartford, Washington, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Ottawa. DOB: December 30, 1965 In: Edmonton, Alberta First Hockey Memory: “I borrowed a pair of skates. I grew up in a mobile house park, Westview Vill…Upvote Share Tweet
Huberdeau dazzles in shootout with homage to Swedish legendthehockeynews.com Oct 18 (7 days ago)In a game that involves the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals going to a shootout, you’d expect the highlight of the night to be something off the stick of Alexander Ovechkin. Not tonight. The former Southeast Division rivals battled to a tightly…Upvote Share TweetMartin Havlat’s face is quite different than it was a couple of days ago. On Thursday, he was shoved into the boards behind the Washington Capitals’ net and also made contact with referee Darcy Burchell. The end result was messy: Fortunately for Havlat,…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 17There’s a storied history between hockey players and cute dogs, whether it’s Joe Juneau’s hockey card or David Backes saving the strays of Sochi from Putin’s canine death squads or the Washington Capitals’ annual players and pups calendar, shooting now.…Upvote Share Tweet
The Capitals shot a calendar with dogs today. Happy Friday!washingtonpost.com Oct 17If we’re being honest, it was already a pretty chill day on the Internet. Kevin Durant used the word “blankey” on Instagram. We found a way to work “The Bachelor” onto this blog. You know, normal stuff. Then I checked Twitter, and saw this. !!!!!!!!!!!!…Upvote Share TweetAlex Ovechkin scored in his third straight game, Braden Holtby made 26 saves and the Washington Capitals beat New Jersey 6-2 on Thursday night, handing the Devils their first loss.Upvote Share Tweet
Check out these pictures of Alex Ovechkin and some dude named Brad (Pitt)washingtonpost.com Oct 16Capitals teammates Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov on Wednesday night visited the Newseum for the premiere of “Fury,” a World War II film starring Brad Pitt. I don’t know why Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Orlov were there, exactly, but it loo…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch John Scott score a goal on purpose. This is weirdthehockeynews.com Oct 15This is a public service announcement. It’s safe to climb out of your fallout shelters. Apologies if you dipped into your tomato soup reserves. Turns out the world did not explode last night. Nothing melted. The walking dead do not roam the Earth. The o…Upvote Share Tweet
Irwin, Scott unlikely goal-scores; Sharks improve to 3-0 with 6-5 shootout win over CapitalsNHL.com Oct 14WASHINGTON - Matt Irwin and John Scott were unlikely goal-scorers, and the previously stingy San Jose Sharks finally sprung a leak or two Tuesday night before coming away with a 6-5 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals. The Sharks le...Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 14Has there been a signing in the NHL more ridiculed? Questioned? Met with mouths agape at the shortsightedness of it? But enough about Brooks Oprik of the Washington Capitals. Look at what John Scott did to him on Tuesday night! The San Jose Sharks’ infa…Upvote Share Tweet
Capitals Edge Panthers In ShootoutOct 18Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout of the Capitals' 2-1 win over the Panthers.
Ovechkin Scores In Caps' WinOct 16Alexander Ovechkin scored his fifth goal of the season in the Capitals' 6-2 win over the Devils.
Sharks Win In ShootoutOct 14Joe Pavelski's shootout goal lifted the Sharks past the Capitals 6-5.
Ovechkin Carries CapitalsOct 11Alexander Ovechkin scored twice in the Capitals' 4-0 win over the Bruins.
Football for BreakfastOct 24I have no idea what’s going to happen Sunday when the NFL puts the Detroit-Atlanta game from London on national TV at 9:30 in the morning on the East Coast. No one does. But I do know a lot of important people are wondering about it. “I am as curious as…
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NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles LakersOct 23With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
Little clarity in surprising NFC -- John Clayton's First and GoalOct 23John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.