Paul Carey Will Replace Brett Connolly in Game 2

Paul Carey took line rushes on the 4th line with Daniel Winnik and Jay Beagle at Saturday’s morning skate. He will replace Brett Connolly in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Continue reading

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Images From Capitals’ Morning Skate (PHOTOS)

The Capitals returned to practice Friday morning to begin preparations for Game 2 of their second round tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins. NoVa Caps photographer Debbie Pierce was on hand to capture a few of the images from the team’s morning skate at Kettler Capitals IceplexContinue reading

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Capitals Daily Report: Let’s Try This Again


The Capitals held an optional practice today at Kettler to try to correct some things from Game 1’s 3-2 loss. They’ll get another crack at them tomorrow night at the Phone Booth.  Continue reading

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Caps Fan Tosses Beer at Sidney Crosby

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Frustrations and tempers began to boil over Thursday night following two quick goals by the Penguins Sidney Crosby, all in a span of 52 seconds. The maddening minute of hockey even caused one Caps fan to part ways with his $12 beer.  Continue reading

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Capitals versus Penguins – Game 1 Stats and Analysis

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The Capitals dropped Game 1 to Pittsburgh in Washington by a final score of 3-2. After falling down 0-2 early in the second period, the Caps’ battled back. With goals from captain Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington tied the game and had every ounce of momentum on their side late in the game.  Continue reading

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Penguins Beat Capitals 3-2, Take 1-0 Series Lead

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinal on Thursday night at Verizon Center. The Penguins take a 1-0 lead in the series. Game 2 of the series is set for Saturday at Verizon Center. Puck drop is 8:00 pm. Continue reading

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Perspective: Battle Tested and Ready for Pittsburgh

T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, Karl Alzner
Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The date was May 10th, 2016. The site was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the building that houses the biggest rival of the Capitals: the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Capitals were staring at a 3-1 series hole in the best of seven series, but did their job in the previous game and staved off elimination on their home ice. Now as this series shifted to enemy territory, Washington was staring at another hole: down 3 goals to none.  Continue reading

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History Behind A Number: No. 55

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Throughout the Capitals’ 42 years in existence, they’ve issued a total of 87 different jersey numbers to the hundreds of players that have suited up in the District. In NoVa Caps’ feature, History Behind A Number, NoVa Caps’ writer Michael Fleetwood looks at a few notable players that have worn a given number. Today’s number: No. 55.
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Meet the Prospects – Siegenthaler Here To Stay

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You may remember the hype surrounding a certain defenseman who joined the Hershey Bears at the end of last season. You may also remember his departure. There was similar hope at the beginning of this season that Jonas Siegenthaler would come to Hershey and round out a pretty solid group of defenders, but at the last-minute, the 19-year-old from Zurich, Switzerland departed for Zurich SC of the Swiss-A League. But he’s returned, and this time, the second round pick (#57 overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft appears poised to stay.
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Capitals Daily Report: It’s “Go” Time

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The Capitals held an optional skate today to get ready for Game 1 tonight against the Penguins. The optional skate was well attended as even Alex Ovechkin was present. Karl Alzner is still recovering from an undisclosed upper body injury and is ruled out for tonight. Puck drop is at 7:30 PM.  Continue reading

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