Tag Archives: Peter Laviolette

Nicklas Backstrom on Capitals’ 2022 First-Round Exit to Panthers: “We Basically Gave The Series To Them”

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images It was a tough one to swallow Friday night. For the fourth consecutive time, the Washington Capitals suffered a first-round exit—a 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers, who won the series 4-2, in Game 6 … Continue reading

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“Overall Our Execution Wasn’t There Tonight and That’s An Area We Need to Be Better At”: Capitals Looking Forward To A Better Performance in Game 3 Against the Panthers

Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images While the absence of top-line right wing Tom Wilson certainly played a part in the Washington Capitals’ 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers in Thursday night’s Game 2, a lot of other things went … Continue reading

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Laviolette Says Vibe Is Good Heading Into Florida Series

Screen cap: @Capitals The Washington Capitals wrapped up practices at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Monday. The team will travel to South Florida this afternoon in advance of Game 1 of their first-round series with the Panthers on Tuesday night.

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Laviolette Provides Update On Ovechkin Injury Status, Believes That If Playoffs Began Yesterday, He Would Not Have Played

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette was a guest on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday morning where he provided the latest on the status of Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin was injured in the third period of Sunday night’s game against the Maple Leafs, … Continue reading

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Laviolette Indicates Capitals Goaltending Competition Is Wide Open…Again: “We’ve Got Games Down The Stretch For A Push For Somebody To Make A Case”

It’s no secret that Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek has struggled in recent games. After turning in an excellent month of March which saw him rise to the top tier of the league in most statistical categories, Vanecek has now … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom And Alex Ovechkin Reunited On Top Line, Nic Dowd Returns, Johan Larsson In, Connor McMichael The Extra: News From Capitals Sunday Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals held gameday morning skate at 10:30 this morning at MedStsr Capitals Iceplex. They return to action tonight when they host the Minnesota Wild at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.

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Laviolette’s Well-Timed Timeout Fuels Capitals Resurgence Against Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres had just taken their first lead of Friday night’s game against the Washington Capitals. But the larger concern at hand for the Capitals was the fact that the Sabres were buzzing. They had grabbed control of the … Continue reading

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“It’ll Be Fun to Have Him Back, I Think It’s Good For Our Team”, “He Brings A Lot to the Table…I Think That Strengthens Our Lineup”: Nicklas Backstrom, Peter Laviolette Speak on the Acquisition of Marcus Johansson

The Washington Capitals acquisition of longtime forward Marcus Johansson from the Seattle Kraken was one of two moves made by the team at the 2022 NHL trade deadline. As part of the deal with Seattle, the Capitals sent forward Daniel … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Passes Luc Robitaille for Most Career Points By Left Winger and Is Now 22nd in Overall Points

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored a game-tying power play goal in the third period of Friday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The goal was his 1,395th career NHL point, allowing him to … Continue reading

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Capitals Honor Head Coach Peter Laviolette For Reaching 700 Career Wins

On February 15, 2022, Washington Capitals Head Coach Peter Laviolette recorded his 700th career win as an NHL bench boss, against one of his former clubs the Nashville Predators. On the final day of February and on a night in … Continue reading

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