Washington Capitals center prospect Connor McMichael said on Thursday that “It was good to get out with the team again” after getting out of a seven-day quarantine. He participated in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships, which ended on January 5.
On Thursday, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie spoke to the media on a Zoom call following today’s practice prior to Friday’s home opener against the Buffalo Sabres. He discussed the recent news of four Capitals players on the NHL’s COVID-19-related absences list and how different tomorrow’s first game at Capital One Arena will be with no fans. Continue reading →
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman Dmitry Orlov both have COVID-19 antibodies, according to Ovechkin’s wife Nastya. Both, along with goaltender Ilya Samsonov and center Evgeny Kuznetsov were placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Wednesday following a team fine of $100,000. Continue reading →
Virginia sports betting is launching on Thursday, according to information released on Wednesday by FanDuel. The announcement was later amended to say the product launch would be made “soon”. Continue reading →
After allowing an average of 3.44 goals-per-game in the final 32 games of the 2019-20 regular season and signing four defensemen in the offseason, the Washington Capitals have allowed at least three goals in three of their four games so far this season (and an average of 3.25 goals-against per game overall, tied for the 10th-most in the NHL). It is early but perhaps it is time to make some changes ahead of this weekend’s series vs. the Buffalo Sabres as the Capitals have eight defensemen on the NHL roster. NoVa Caps evaluates the Capitals’ defensemen through four games. Continue reading →