Category Archives: Daily Report

Brian MacLellan Met With Media Friday Morning, Talked About Trotz’s Future With Capitals

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan met with the media on Friday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. One of the big questions he was asked was Barry Trotz’s contract. Trotz is in the final year of … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Opportunity for the Capitals: “To Earn the Right to Keep Playing” – Barry Trotz

Trailing 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Washington Capitals fed off the energy from the home crowd, hit their opponents, and scored timely goals to earn the opportunity that they get tonight: Game 7 … Continue reading

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Capitals Lines at Morning Skate prior to Game 7: Plus Someone New Takes the Hot Lap!

The Washington Capitals will square off with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night in Game 7 with a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals on the line. The winner will take on the Vegas Golden Knights, who have been … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky Looks to Turn His Game Around on the Biggest Stage

Sometimes in the playoffs, unsung heroes come up big. Andre Burakovsky enters tonight’s Game 6 with zero points in six postseason games. The latest slump, which included an upper-body injury in between, prompted coach Barry Trotz to list him as … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Says He Needs to Change His Gum from Mint to Bubble

As the Washington Capitals came off the ice from morning skate Monday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, select players were sitting at their lockers ready to talk to the media. During the Evgeny Kuznetsov scrum, he was his usual funny and … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Embarks on his Biggest Game of his Career: “Tonight is the Night”

Photo: @Capitals As the Washington Capitals wrapped up their morning skate on Monday, Alex Ovechkin spoke to the media prior to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. For the first time all playoffs, the Capitals are on the brink … Continue reading

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The Capitals Will Look To “Life Lessons” They’ve Learned to Keep Season Alive

Photo: Nick Wass/AP After taking a commanding 2-0 lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Capitals are now facing elimination from the playoffs after a defeat in Tampa Bay on Saturday night. As a result, the … Continue reading

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How the Capitals will Line Up for Saturday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals (Changes!)

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals are back in Tampa after dropping their last two games at home. The Tampa Bay Lightning have evened the series at two, setting up a crucial Game 5 on Saturday night. One of these teams … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Practices with Top Power Play Unit at Thursday’s Morning Skate

As the Washington Capitals prepared for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, one big storyline both reporters and fans kept their eyes on was Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom has missed the last four games with a right hand, upper-body injury … Continue reading

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How the Capitals Could Line Up for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals

The Washington Capitals held a morning skate Thursday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex prior to Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Final series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Based on the line rushes, here is how the Capitals could line up. 

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