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In a young season that has been dominated by a suspension, injuries to key players, and a slow start to their season as defending Stanley Cup champions, there have been a few bright spots for the Capitals, including another historic milestone for Nicklas Backstrom, more record book climbing by Alex Ovechkin, and a strong start by Jakub Vrana. However, lost in the all the headlines is the strong start by right wing Brett Connolly, whose strong start has gone under the radar. Continue reading
The Washington Capitals clash with the Colorado Avalanche in the first meeting of the year between the two teams. The two teams split the regular season series last season with the home team dominating the visitor each time. Colorado thumped Washington 6-2 on November 16 in the Rockies while the Capitals returned the favor with a 5-2 victory in DC on December 12. Action from Pepsi Center in Denver on Friday night will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Washington+ beginning at 9 PM Eastern.
It’s a feat that few fans, if any, have ever accomplished. It will be a grueling task, one that will require a firm resolve and that will truly test one fan’s love for the sport of hockey. Many people have dreamed of one day visiting every arena in the NHL, fewer have brought that dream to fruition. But tomorrow, November 16, Rob Simpson, co-host of the NHL Network Radio show “Stellick and Simmer”, will embark on a quest to visit all 31 NHL arenas in just 31 days, starting at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, as the Stars host the Boston Bruins. And it only gets crazier from there.
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When the Capitals drafted forward Jakub Vrana with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, they did so knowing they were getting a prospect with tremendous upside and a scouting report that described him as a dangerous offensive player with some potential for a steady defensive game. And while the 22-year old Czech is in just his second full NHL season, his upside is already readily apparent. Continue reading
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey has been fined $8,467.74, the most allowable under the CBA, for unsportsmanlike conduct and interference on Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie in the Jets’ 3-1 victory over the Capitals on Wednesday night at Bell MTS Centre, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday. Oshie left the game in the third period and did not return. Continue reading
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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey will have a player safety hearing on Thursday for unsportsmanlike conduct and interference on Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie in the Jets’ 3-1 victory over the Capitals on Wednesday night at Bell MTS Centre. Continue reading
Below are the scheduled times for the Washington Capitals upcoming practices and game day ‘morning skates‘. All practices and morning skates at MedStar Capitals Iceplex are open and free to the general public. Please be advised that practice times are subject to change. [Note: You can always find the latest available schedule on the right side of our home page] Continue reading
The Washington Capitals had every excuse to lay down in their game against the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday night. They were playing tired, had to use their backup goalie, who had all of seven NHL games experience in a back to back situation, they were without steady defender Michal Kempny, and not even before the first period ended, they lost Evgeny Kuznetsov (their team point leader) so they were down an extra player. To boot, the two goals scored against them were off a terrible penalty call and a shot that ramped off John Carlson’s stick and knuckled in. Continue reading
The Washington Capitals fell to the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 Wednesday night at MTS Bell Centre in Winnipeg. The loss drops the Capitals record to 8-7-3 on the season. The Capitals conclude their three-game central division road trip on Friday when they face the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. Puck drop is set for 9PM ET. Continue reading
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov left Wednesday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets with an upper-body injury after getting hit in the head from Jets forward Brandon Tanev in the first period. He did not return and will be re-evaluated tomorrow. Continue reading