Category Archives: Coaching

Capitals Honor Peter Laviolette With Video After Becoming The Winningest American-born Head Coach In NHL History

On Saturday during their clash against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Washington Capitals honored Peter Laviolette with a special video after becoming the winningest American-born head coach in NHL history Wednesday night following the 5-1 victory over the New York … Continue reading

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Peter Laviolette Says Alex Ovechkin “Still Day-to-Day”, Hendrix Lapierre’s “Skill and Poise” Aided His Impressive Training Camp

Screen cap: @Capitals The Washington Capitals’ opening night matchup against the New York Rangers is just two days away and after making more roster moves earlier today, the team is getting closer to finalizing their lineup for the highly-anticipated contest … Continue reading

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Capitals Head Coach Peter Laviolette Confirms Vanecek Will Be In Net Monday; Lapierre, McMichael To Play

On Sunday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media following today’s training camp session at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. He gave his thoughts on goaltender Ilya Samsonov and defenseman Michal Kempny and updated on who we can expect … Continue reading

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Coaching Clashes: Pierre-Luc Dubois The Latest In Coach-Player Saga in John Tortorella’s Time In Columbus

Jerome Miron/USA Today Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach John Tortorella is an accomplished NHL Head Coach, with a Stanley Cup win just one accomplishment on a resume that includes 657 wins (the most by an American-born NHL Head Coach), two … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette: “There Will Be Guys In The Second Group Playing Games In The NHL This Year”

On Saturday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group A’s practice on the fifth day of the 2020-21 training camp. He discussed preparing for Sunday’s intra-squad scrimmage.

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette Said Thursday’s Scrimmage Will Be An Evaluation Ahead of Season Opener on Jan. 14

Screencap: @Capitals On Wednesday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group A’s practice on the third day of the 2020-21 training camp. He discussed how Thursday’s scrimmage will be an evaluation … Continue reading

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Head Coach Peter Laviolette Said Zdeno Chara Has Cleared Physicals, Will Join Capitals’ Main Group on Wednesday

Photo: @Capitals On Tuesday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group A’s practice on the second day of the 2020-21 training camp. He provided an update on defenseman Zdeno Chara and discussed … Continue reading

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Head Coach Peter Laviolette Said It “Felt Great To Be Out There” With The Capitals For The First Time

Screen cap: @Capitals On Monday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group A’s practice on the first day of the 2020-21 training camp. The regular season will start on Wednesday, January 13. The … Continue reading

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Beginnings With Bruce and Backstrom Birthday Heroics — Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers – November 23, 2007

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images During the Thanksgiving time frame, Caps fans remember past games that took place around that holiday.  They were especially memorable in 2007. This post looks at the game between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers that took … Continue reading

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Newly-Hired Capitals’ Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy: “There’s More To Lavi’s System Than Just Offense…Defense Wins Championships”

Photo: NHL.com On Thursday, Washington Capitals assistant coach Kevin McCarthy spoke to D.C. media on a conference call for the first time since joining head coach Peter Laviolette’s coaching staff to help the Capitals defense on Wednesday.

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