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CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Capitals vs. Devils: Game 50 discussion thread

The Capitals are looking for their second win of the season against the Devils. Join the discussion.
Via Capitals Insider
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

AAA Keys to the Game: Capitals vs. Devils

The Caps are expecting the Devils' best shot today as they square off in New Jersey. Here are the AAA Keys to the Game.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Pulse: Caps face Devils in a matinee matchup

The Caps head to New Jersey for a matinee matchup. Join the social media conversation here while you're watching the game on CSN and be sure to stick around after the game for Caps Postgame Live.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals face a crowded calendar over the last two months of the season

Washington leads the league in points, but is well behind in games played. That’s about to change.
Via Capitals Insider
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Injured Caps Marcus Johansson, Brooks Orpik both progressing

Johansson and Orpik are likely to travel with the team next week.
Via Capitals Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Devils Preview

With Alex Ovechkin back in tow, the Washington Capitals appear poised to resume their winning ways. The visiting Capitals can build on their latest victory with a fifth consecutive win over the New Jersey Devils, who should have their No. 1 goaltender available Saturday. Back from his one-game suspension for missing last weekend's All-Star festivities, Ovechkin scored the tiebreaking...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Give Blood, Get a T.J. Oshie Bobblehead!

TJ Oshie has already received a couple of bobbleheads of himself dawning a Caps jersey, and it looks as though he'll have another to add to his mantel.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Recall Carey and Carrick from Hershey; Re-assign Ness and Sill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and re-assigned forward Zach Sill and defenseman Aaron Ness to Hershey, senior vice ...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin Nets Game-Winner in Return

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby began feeling like he was playing the first game after a summer off, and Alex Ovechkin needed a few shifts to get back into a rhythm. Once they got going, the Capitals were back to normal. Ovechkin scored the winning goal in his return from a one-game suspension and Holtby made several key saves on a late penalty kill as the NHL-best Capitals beat the...
Via CBS DC
1 day ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie scores on beautiful pass by Nicklas Backstrom

All eyes were on Alex Ovechkin tonight in his highly anticipated return against the New York Islanders, but it was T.J. Oshie that buried the first Caps goal.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Ovechkin scores winner in return vs. Islanders

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored the winning goal in his return from a one-game suspension for skipping the All-Star Game, and the Washington Capitals avoided a third straight loss by beating the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. Ovechkin scored off a pass from Nicklas Backstrom with 2:40 left to help Washington end a rare two-game skid. The Capitals hadn't lost three...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals take private tour of The White House

Members of the Washington Capitals turned an off day into a memorable one on Wednesday by taking a private tour of The White House.The team with the NHL's best record ventured to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to take a closer look at the "home" of President Barack Obama. Who knows? Should the Capitals (35-9-4) continue their winning ways, perhaps another trip to the White House will be...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Recall Aaron Ness from Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Aaron Ness from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Ness, 25, has tallied two assist...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Capitals Preview

Missing their two most important players, the Washington Capitals hardly resembled the team that dominated the season's first half in their return from the All-Star break. With Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby back in the fold, the Eastern Conference leaders attempt to avert a season-high third straight loss Thursday night against the visiting New York Islanders. Ovechkin was ineligible...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals, Minus Ovechkin and Holtby, Lose Second Straight

WASHINGTON — Beating the defending Stanley Cup and Eastern Conference champions, along with the top team in the NHL this season, says something about the upstart Florida Panthers. The way they’ve done it says even more. Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and an assist as the Panthers blew out the Capitals 5-2 Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. They’ve outscored...
Via CBS DC
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Burakovsky high-fives a dolphin in the Bahamas

Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky made a new friend during the NHL All-Star break.While teammates Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom competed in the All-Star Game on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn., Burakovsky joined mates Tom Wilson and Michael Latta in a lovely little trip to the Bahamas.Burakovsky celebrated his new friendship by extending his hand to...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov Named NHL’s “First Star” for January

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov has been named the NHL’s “First Star” for the month of January, the NHL announced today. Kuznetsov ranked second in the NHL with 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 10 games to lead...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin to Miss NHL All Star Game With Lower-Body Injury

Alex Ovechkin will miss the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Sunday at 5 pm, because of a lower-body injury. “This was a hard decision but we talk about it, coaching staff, trainers, and we tried to battle through it. But it’s stayed the same,” Ovechkin said. “I have to get ready for the rest of the year, get healthy, and I think we have a good chance to have success...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Deserve Suspension for Missing All-Star Game?

As we all know, Alex Ovechkin has opted to sit out of the All-Star game. As punishment for missing the weekend of festivities and events, the Washington Capitals’ captain has been suspended for one game following the All-Star game. When the Caps spring back into action to take on the Flordia Panthers, Ovechkin will have to sit out and wait. Here’s the question: does he deserve...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will this be the year the Capitals finally break through in the playoffs?

The Washington Capitals are the best team in the NHL. In a jumbled Eastern Conference, that much is clear. The Caps have scored the second-most goals in the league and allowed the fewest. Their plus-55 goal differential is far and away the best in the league. Alex Ovechkin is still the most dangerous scorer around. Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie were excellent offseason additions...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Washington Capitals Need Anything at the Trade Deadline?

The Washington Capitals are dominating the NHL. They sit atop the standings, and when they lose (which is rare), they rebound immediately. However, as the trade deadline looms five weeks from now (Feb. 29 at 3 p.m.), we have to ask the question: does Washington need anything, like they have in previous years? We remember our need for a goaltender around two years ago, in that horrifying...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

TV station catches Alex Ovechkin pumping gas

The Ducks/Capitals game was postponed on Friday night because of Winter Storm Jonas. So instead of covering hockey, local stations instead covered the storm and the people preparing for it. One local D.C. station managed to cover both at the same time completely by accident. WUSA’s roving cameras caught Alex Ovechkin … now with more free time … pumping gas. random gas...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin and the tough road to 500

While the romance of numbers left us a long time ago in other sports for various reasons, the 500 goal mark in hockey is still special. Perhaps more special now than it has ever been. Alex Ovechkin reached the magic mark in Washington against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, and he became the fifth fastest in NHL history to do so, reaching it in his 801st game. Considering...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals go viral in 'A Christmas Story' parody

It's a pretty magical time of year in hockey land, when NHL teams get into the spirit of the season by putting together fantastic holiday video parodies.Holiday parodies are always an internet hit, so it was no surprise that social media lit up when the Washington Capitals unleashed their version of "A Christmas Story."Really, any reference to the 1983 cult classic is going to get...
Via Yardbarker
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis opposed to 'meddling'

Team ownership overstepping its bounds? Not in Ted Leonsis’s house.The founder, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystic, got candid in a TV interview about how much owners intervene with their teams, Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post reported.In the interview with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic...
Via Yardbarker
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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