Washington Capitals News and Rumors

  • Barry Trotz fires back at Glenn Healy for comments on Alex Ovec…

    Barry Trotz fires back at Glenn Healy for comments on Alex Ovechkin's mom

    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…
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  • Capitals players really commit to Calgary trip, wear cowboy hat…

    Capitals players really commit to Calgary trip, wear cowboy hats

    washingtonpost.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…
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  • It’s feast or famine – beat them or beat it – for NHL coaches t…

    It’s feast or famine – beat them or beat it – for NHL coaches these days

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • THN Analytics: Visualizing the trade

    THN Analytics: Visualizing the trade

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Can Nicklas Backstrom become the highest-scoring Swede of all-t…

    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…
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  • Around the League notebook for Wednesday, Oct. 22

    Around the League notebook for Wednesday, Oct. 22

    NHL.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...
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  • Scrivens makes 32 saves in Edmonton Oilers 3-2 win over Washing…

    Scrivens makes 32 saves in Edmonton Oilers 3-2 win over Washington Capitals

    NHL.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 ...
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  • Here's How "O Canada" Sounded Tonight In Edmonton

    Here's How "O Canada" Sounded Tonight In Edmonton

    deadspin.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…
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  • Capitals defenceman John Erskine has surgery to repair disk in …

    Capitals defenceman John Erskine has surgery to repair disk in neck

    NHL.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...
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  • Is Barry Trotz a magic man? Early Capitals’ advanced stats say …

    Is Barry Trotz a magic man? Early Capitals’ advanced stats say yes

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Look at all these Canadians who showed up to watch the Capitals…

    Look at all these Canadians who showed up to watch the Capitals practice

    washingtonpost.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…
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  • Capitals reassign forward Wilson to Hershey

    Capitals reassign forward Wilson to Hershey

    NHL.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 ...
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  • Getting To Know: Jim Thomson

    Getting To Know: Jim Thomson

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Huberdeau dazzles in shootout with homage to Swedish legend

    Huberdeau dazzles in shootout with homage to Swedish legend

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Martin Havlat sits for Devils as face recovers from gruesome la…

    Martin Havlat sits for Devils as face recovers from gruesome lacerations (Photo)

    yahoo.com NHL.com Oct 18 (7 days ago)
    Martin 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,…
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  • Anze Kopitar plus dog equals adorability overdose (Photo)

    Anze Kopitar plus dog equals adorability overdose (Photo)

    yahoo.com Oct 17
    There’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.…
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  • The Capitals shot a calendar with dogs today. Happy Friday!

    The Capitals shot a calendar with dogs today. Happy Friday!

    If 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. !!!!!!!!!!!!…
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  • Ovechkin, Caps end Devils' bid at 4-0 start

    Ovechkin, Caps end Devils' bid at 4-0 start

    ESPN.com NHL.com Oct 16
    Alex 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.
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  • Check out these pictures of Alex Ovechkin and some dude named B…

    Check out these pictures of Alex Ovechkin and some dude named Brad (Pitt)

    Capitals 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…
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  • Watch John Scott score a goal on purpose. This is weird

    Watch John Scott score a goal on purpose. This is weird

    This 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…
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  • Irwin, Scott unlikely goal-scores; Sharks improve to 3-0 with 6…

    Irwin, Scott unlikely goal-scores; Sharks improve to 3-0 with 6-5 shootout win over Capitals

    NHL.com Oct 14
    WASHINGTON - 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...
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  • John Scott blows past Brooks Orpik, scores third career goal (V…

    John Scott blows past Brooks Orpik, scores third career goal (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 14
    Has 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…
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  • Video - Capitals Edge Panthers In Shootout 00:52

    Capitals Edge Panthers In Shootout

    Oct 18
    Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout of the Capitals' 2-1 win over the Panthers.
  • Video - Ovechkin Scores In Caps' Win 00:57

    Ovechkin Scores In Caps' Win

    Oct 16
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his fifth goal of the season in the Capitals' 6-2 win over the Devils.
  • Video - Sharks Win In Shootout 00:48

    Sharks Win In Shootout

    Oct 14
    Joe Pavelski's shootout goal lifted the Sharks past the Capitals 6-5.
  • Video - Ovechkin Carries Capitals 00:46

    Ovechkin Carries Capitals

    Oct 11
    Alexander Ovechkin scored twice in the Capitals' 4-0 win over the Bruins.

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