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Washington Capitals week in review, Week Two (2-0-1; 3-0-2)

Photo cred: photos.nj.com San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals (L, 6-5 SO) A key for the Capitals to win this game was to have a quick start. Unfortunately, the Caps didn’t do that. In the first 10 minutes of the first period, Braden Holtby let in 3 goals on 7 shots. After the third goal, Barry Trotz had seen enough and pulled Holtby for back-up goalies Justin Peters. Peters...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: John Erskine is Placed on IR

Washington Capitals veteran defenseman John Erskine was placed on the injured reserve Wednesday. Mike Halford from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Erskine has undergone corrective neck surgery and will begin rehab over the next few weeks. #476882757 / gettyimages.comJohn Erskine has not played in any of the Caps first five games this season. Erskine completed his surgery on Wednesday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals defenseman John Erskine has surgery for disk in neck

  Capitals defenseman John Erskine has had surgery to repair a disk in his neck. The team announced Erskine's operation on Wednesday, before Washington played a game at the Edmonton Oilers. Erskine is scheduled to start his rehabilitation program in the next few weeks, the Capitals said. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman has not appeared in a game this season. He has played...
Via AP on Fox
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Capitals D Erskine has surgery for disk in neck

WASHINGTON (AP) Capitals defenseman John Erskine has had surgery to repair a disk in his neck. The team announced Erskine's operation on Wednesday, before Washington played a game at the Edmonton Oilers. Erskine is scheduled to start his rehabilitation program in the next few weeks, the Capitals said. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman has not appeared in a game this season...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps After Five

Barry Trotz has earned rave reviews during his early tenure in DC. (PHT) The Washington Capitals are currently on their annual swing through western Canada, scheduled to play games in the next week against the Oilers, Canucks, and Flames.  With five games already in the books, the Capitals have collected eight standings points, with three wins and the only blemishes on their record...
Via Rock the Red
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps Go for Third Straight Win

So far this season, Caps goalies Braden Holtby and Justin Peters are playing well. (Caps Outsider) The Washington Capitals (3-0-2, 8 pts) won their second game in a row by a final score of 2-1 after a shootout, when they played the Florida Panthers (1-2-2, 4 pts) on Saturday night. The offense slowed down a […]
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich Will Not Travel With Team. Tom Wilson Sent to Rehab Assignment in AHL

The Washington Capitals made a few decisions on two injuries players as the team heads out west for a three game road trip through Canada. Jason Brough from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Brooks Laich will not join the team on the road trip. Brough also reported that forward Tom Wilson will be sent down to AHL Hershey for practice and two games.#476994865 / gettyimages.comBrooks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps assign Tom Wilson to Hershey, Jay Beagle returns

The Washington Capitals have assigned F Tom Wilson to AHL affiliate Hershey Bears.   Wilson has not played in the first five games this season due to rehabilitation of a broken fibula that led to surgery during the off-season. Wilson will debut in Chocolatetown this weekend.  He will likely play a few rehabilitation and conditioning games in the AHL before getting the recall to...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals have Improvements to Make in First-Period Play

Despite shoddy first period play and inconsistencies on the face-off, the Washington Capitals stumbled to a 2-1 record in their first three game home stand Washington lurched to a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers Oct. 18. The Caps took the game in a shootout, after notching just one goal at the end of the first period. The goal came off a feed from Joel Ward, who slung the puck...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich leaves game after hit from Shawn Thornton

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich left Saturday night's game against the Florida Panthers and did not return, as reported by Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post. The injury occurred with just about five minutes left in the game, when Laich received a hit from Panthers winger Shawn Thornton. He's considered day-to-day until more information is known. The hit did not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin hangs out with Brad Pitt at movie premiere

Alexander Ovechkin and Washington Capitals teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov were among the many luminaries who strolled the red carpet while attending the premiere of “Fury” at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. during a special screening on Wednesday night. While hobnobbing with the beautiful people, Ovechkin and his teammates ran into who else but […] The post Alexander...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz praises Alex Ovechkin, disputes previous claims

When Barry Trotz accepted the job in Washington, fans and analysts wondered how his style would be received by the Capitals. Specifically, what would the relationship be between Trotz and Alex Ovechkin? So far, it sounds like things are going very well. Trotz told USA Today that coaching Ovechkin has been far more pleasurable than he was led to believe. “For all of the questions...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ovechkin stars in bizarre Russian music video

Washington Capitals’ star Alex Ovechkin is in the spotlight, but this time it isn’t for hockey or taking a fan on a sushi date. The NHL’s goal-scoring leader in 2013-14 can now cross off “starring in a pop music video” from his bucket list. Russian singer Katyla Lel released her new music video”Пусть говорят” — which translates to “Let Them Talk...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Opening Weekend: What Have We Learned?

  Andre Burakovsky celebrates his 1st NHL goal Oct. 9 against Montreal Following an opening weekend that consisted of one win and one loss, Washington Capitals fans have some time to sit back and digest the weekend’s game action. Before Tuesday’s contest against the San Jose Sharks, players, coaches and fans are all asking the question: two games into Washington’s 40th anniversary...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin's dive vs. Montreal was amusing

The NHL may have their first act of embellishment worthy of a review after Alex Ovechkin tumbled to the ice in hilarious fashion when the Capitals took on the Canadiens. PK Subban’s stick brushed up against Ovechkin, sending the forward sprawling on the ice. Subban was hilariously called for hooking on the play. Here’s the dive in question, via Reddit Hockey: Maybe Ovechkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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