Category Archives: Lineups
“We’re Excited to Get Them Going”: Peter Laviolette Talks Addition of Joe Snively, Connor McMichael to the Lineup Ahead of Game Against Ottawa
NHL Last season, the Washington Capitals saw their organization get hit with the injury bug relatively early in the season. With key players such as Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson already out while recovering from offseason procedures, an injury to … Continue reading
A ‘Grand’ Time Together: Alex Ovechkin And Nicklas Backstrom Reach 1,000 NHL Games Together
Batman and Robin. Kirk and Spock. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Heck, peanut butter and jelly or Netflix and chill. How ever you care to liken the two, they simply go together. As Alex Ovechkin so famously once said, … Continue reading
Will Michal Kempny Be A Lock In The Capitals’ Top-Six When He Returns ?
After the Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Brenden Dillon to a four-year contract before he could have hit the unrestricted free agent market, the team has four left-handed defensemen on one-way contracts: Dillon, Dmitry Orlov, Jonas Siegenthaler, and Michal Kempny. In … Continue reading
Assessing Metropolitan Division Defenses For 2020-21 Season
Metropolitan Division teams made big changes this offseason, with several significant moves coming on defense. Last month, NoVa Caps looked at Metropolitan Division goalie tandems. Now, it’s time to examine the eight teams’ projected defenses for the 2020-21 NHL season and … Continue reading
2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference Preview
How will the NHL’s Western Conference shake out after the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Continue reading
Capitals Release Roster For 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals released their 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff roster, which will be the group of players that travel to Toronto with the team on Sunday for the final week of training camp.
A Look At Fourth-Lines In The Metropolitan Division
Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Across the Metropolitan Division, teams like the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins made moves last offseason to revamp their fourth-lines while the New York Islanders arguably already had the best fourth-line in the NHL. Fourth-lines are … Continue reading
Who Will Start On Defense For Capitals In Game 1?
Photo: Nick Wass/AP When the 2019-20 NHL season paused on March 12, the Washington Capitals had been rotating defensemen in the lineup for the previous month since rookie Martin Fehervary shined in a brief stint with the big club. During … Continue reading
Todd Reirden Confirms Michal Kempny Will Be Scratched, Jonas Siegenthaler Will Draw In: Flyers at Capitals Pregame Notebook
Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden confirmed that defenseman Michal Kempny will be scratched in favor of Jonas Siegenthaler when the team hosts the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night (7 PM ET, NBCSN). This will be the first time since … Continue reading
Michal Kempny Appears To Be Scratched vs. Flyers; Braden Holtby To Start For Capitals: Tuesday’s Practice Notebook
Defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler will draw back into the lineup when the Washington Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night (7 PM ET, NBCSN) in favor of defenseman Michal Kempny after head coach Todd Reirden had a discussion with Kempny … Continue reading