Tag Archives: Defensemen
Scott Taestsch/Getty Images Over the course of his NHL career, Dmitry Orlov has been among the most durable of the Washington Capitals’ defensemen, and on Saturday night, provided the overtime heroics against the Detroit Red Wings.
Photo: NBC Sports After the Washington Capitals dealt defenseman Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for second-round picks in the 2022 and 2023 NHL Drafts (the second of which was dealt to the Seattle Kraken in exchange for … Continue reading
Photo: Joe Sargent/Getty Images 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 … Continue reading
Photo: Getty Images After the Washington Capitals gave up an average of 3.44 goals-per-game from December 22 onward (the most among the 24 teams that were invited to the NHL’s return-to-play plan) and saw their defensive lineup turn into a … Continue reading
How will the NHL’s Western Conference shake out after the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Continue reading
One notable Washington Capitals tradition has been defensemen who were also great contributors on the offensive end. Throughout the years, the Capitals have had eight defensemen on their roster who have topped 20 goals.
Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Following the acquisition of Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks on February 18, Washington Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden has been tinkering with different combinations of defensive pairings. This is often a challenging undertaking, … Continue reading
Since he took over from longtime incumbent George McPhee in 2014, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has overseen the return of the team to a perennial Stanley Cup contender. An interesting anecdote on MacLellan’s resume as General Manager has … Continue reading
Jana Chytoliva/Freestye Photography/Getty Images While Alex Ovechkin passing Mark Messier for eighth all-time in Goals Scored was the major storyline in the Capitals’ Friday night victory against the Ottawa Senators, defenseman John Carlson made history in his own right, becoming … Continue reading
Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Capitals defenseman John Carlson is having himself a banner season, one that has garnered the attention of many outside Washington, and rightfully so. As the most productive defenseman in the league this season, and one … Continue reading