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(AP) - Capitals goalie Braden Holtby wasn't sure what felt worse: Sitting out a playoff game because of an illness, or watching the Capitals fall behind the New York Islanders by two goals before rallying for a victory. ''It wasn't fun. A lot less stressful playing than it is watching, that's for sure,'' Holtby said after returning to practice Saturday. ''It's something I don't want...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Capitals goalie Holtby healthy, ready for Game 3 at Isles

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Capitals goalie Braden Holtby wasn't sure what felt worse: Sitting out a playoff game because of an illness, or watching the Capitals fall behind the New York Islanders by two goals before rallying for a victory. ''It wasn't fun. A lot less stressful playing than it is watching, that's for sure,'' Holtby said after returning to practice Saturday. ''It's something...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

1st German goalie to start NHL playoff game helps Capitals

  Rookie Philipp Grubauer became the first German-born goalie to start an NHL playoff game, filling in for an ill Braden Holtby and helping the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night. "Just like every other game," Grubauer said after making 18 saves as Washington evened the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-all. That sort of calm attitude impressed...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s Behind Capitals’ Lincoln Playoff Calendar?

What will be revealed as the Capitals continue their march to the Stanley Cup? We have some theories.
Via Capitals Outsider
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Alex Ovechkin Scores First Goal of 2015 NHL Playoffs

It took him 96 minutes and nine seconds of game time in the series, but Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the 2015 NHL Playoffs. OVI! The #Gr8! @ovi8 gets another int he 2nd for the #Caps! #CapsIsles #RockTheRed #CapsPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/uVXcXF0QxG — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) April 18, 2015 Ovechkin put a rebound off Matt Niskanen’s slap shot past New York...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps sign Riley Barber to entry deal

As the Washington Capitals prepare to try and even the playoff series against the New York Islanders tonight, on the prospect end, good news is here.  The Washington Capitals have signed 2012 draft pick Riley Barber to a three year entry level deal. The 2012 sixth round forward has become one of the top prospects in the Caps system.   Barber has played the last three seasons in...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders 4, Capitals 1: Highlights, Analysis, Reaction

From the opening face-off the energy in the Verizon Center felt subdued. It took 4 minutes and 33 seconds for the game’s first shot on net. Then disaster strike for the Washington Capitals. Marcus Johansson failed to handle a pass from Troy Brouwer. The puck bounced off Johansson’s skate on to the stick of New York Islanders’ defenseman Johnny Boychuk. He was able to get the...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No Coast Bias Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015 Preview: Washington Capitals (2) vs. New York Islanders (3)

Season Recap: Washington Capitals (45-26-11, 101 Points) What do you get when you have a new defensive minded coach paired up with the offensive juggernaut that is Alexander Ovechkin? You get the 2014-2015 Washington Capitals. A team with a new outlook on defensive play under Barry Trotz and an Alex Ovechkin winning another Rocket Richard [&hellip No visits yet The post No...
Via No Coast Bias
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Falter in Season Finale, but Head into Playoffs Trending in Right Direction

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal in the first period against the Leafs (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)   The Washington Capitals headed into their regular season finale against he New York Rangers with a playoff spot already secured and their first-round opponent already decided in the New York Islanders. They still had plenty to play for...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps-Isles Playoff Tickets Are Kinda Cheap, Actually

Nearly $200 is still a pretty high average cost, but Capitals-Islanders playoff tickets are down in price versus recent Caps first-round playoff matchups. Get in tonight starting at $35, for example, by following the link above. I imagine this is because the Islanders don’t have the fanbase of the Rangers or Bruins, but it should be a good series nonetheless.
Via Mr. Irrelevant
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals: Three Round One X-Factors

The Washington Capitals head into the playoffs in second place in the Metropolitan Division with 101 points. Behind them are the New York Islanders, boasting the same point total as their division rivals. However, it seems the Caps have the advantage over the New York Islanders coming into the playoffs, though as we’ve seen before during this […] The post Washington Capitals...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

First Look at the Brooks Orpik Bobblehead

Earlier this week, we were lucky enough to find out the bobblehead to be given out at the Summer Inova Capitals Blood Drive will be defensemen Brooks Orpik.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Braden Holtby the Best Goalie in the NHL Playoffs?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals are a Nightmare Playoff Matchup in the Eastern Conference

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby reaches for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Washington Capitals are one of the most well built teams in hockey. Two or three years ago, I would’ve been laughed off the internet for saying that. But thanks to improved play...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the 2014-15 Washington Capitals

After missing the playoffs last season for the first time since 2006-07, the Washington Capitals have played to a 101 point season under the first year of Barry Trotz’s reign. Now, with the playoffs on the horizon, let’s take a look at how the Caps stood up to their contracts in an all-around solid year for […] The post Breaking down the 2014-15 Washington Capitals appeared...
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Head into Playoffs as Hottest Team in East

Washington Capitals’ Troy Brouwer scores past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price in the shootout of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Montreal. Washington won 5-4. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)   With the Washington Capitals locked in as the second seed in the Metropolitan division, the team is preparing for their return to the playoffs after missing...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals rookie Stanislav Galiev pranked during warmups (Video)

Stanislav Galiev was welcomed to the NHL Tuesday night by the Washington Capitals, who let him lead the team out of the tunnel for his first NHL game. At the same time, they pranking the rookie by staying back while leaving him to take the first 360 around the ice all by himself.Who says hockey players can't have a little fun?Video via NHL. This post appeared first on Holdout...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps recall Stanislav Galiev from Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Stanislav Galiev from the AHL Hershey Bears.  Galive was a third round draft selection fo the Caps in the 2010 NHL Draft.  Galiev’s recall likely has to do with injury to forward Tom Wilson.  Wilson was hit in the face with a puck during the Caps 2-1 win over Detroit on Sunday.   However, Caps forward Eric Fehr has also been hobbled...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin says he’d play in Montreal if he wasn’t with Washington

Alex Ovechkin has repeatedly stated that he’s happy with the Washington Capitals and has no desire to play for another team. The topic has come up several times, but Ovechkin has continually pledged his allegiance to the Caps. Still … it’s fun to wonder where Ovechkin would want to play if he wasn’t with the Capitals. That’s exactly what ESPN asked of the star forward and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals most favorable playoff match-ups

The playoff race in the East is narrowing. The Capitals magic number is down to six with five games to play. They can wrap up a playoff berth with two wins in their next two games. The road is going to be hard though. Every game the Capitals will play down the stretch will be […] The post Washington Capitals most favorable playoff match-ups appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green wants to play with the Capitals until he dies or retires

Mike Green is set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2014-15 season and it’s safe to assume he’d draw plenty of interest on the open market. Is Green interested in testing out free agency? Based on his comments to the Washington media, not even a little bit. In fact, he had a somewhat morbid statement regarding how he sees his career unfolding. Green’s comments...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Becomes Capitals All-Time Assist Leader

View image | gettyimages.com Nicklas Backstrom is now the greatest passer in Washington Capitals history. Backstrom became the franchise’s all-time leader in assists after picking up his 419th career assist, feeding defenseman John Carlson for a goal in the first period. Backstrom broke a three-way tie for the lead with Michal Pivonka and teammate Alex Ovechkin. https://twitter...
Via KCM Sports
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner costs himself NHL trade deadline TV job after Twitter rape joke

Former Stanley Cup champ Dustin Penner is currently without a team so he had planned to be a part of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage today.  According to a TSN press release promoting the marathon coverage, Penner would be monitoring social media: New this year, two-time Stanley Cup champion Dustin Penner joins TSN’s own Cabral “Cabbie” Richards to provide a different...
Via Awful Announcing
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

Dustin Penner on Saturday learned the hard way that rape jokes are no laughing matter. Penner, a winger who spent nine seasons in the NHL but is currently a free agent, tweeted some questions about acquaintance rape in an apparent attempt to be funny. Here is what the two-time Stanley Cup champion wrote: Penner apparently...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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