CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

How Penguins-Capitals can determine who is better: Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin

For the first time since 2009, the NHL’s biggest stars — Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin — will meet in a postseason series. The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins open their second-round series on Thursday night in what many feel is a de facto conference championship, as these teams finished 1-2 in the East but because of the NHL’s asinine playoff system, this is...
Via The Comeback
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Do Not Move Kuznetsov: D.C. fire station by Verizon Center has Caps’ lucky charm

  When the Capitals and Penguins drop the puck on Game 1 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Thursday, the lucky Evgeny Kuznetsov figurine at the station housing Engine 2 and Rescue Squad 1 across the street from the Verizon Center will be in position. If everyone complies with the order on Lt. Stephen Kuhn’s strongly […]
Via DC Sports Blog
59 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik a 'game-time' decision for Game 1; Karl Alzner expected to play

Orpik still needs medical clearance, but Alzner said he "feels good" after a few days off.
Via Capitals Insider
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Metro Extends Hours for Capitals Playoff Game

WASHINGTON — Metro is staying open an additional hour to accommodate fans attending the playoff game between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Verizon Center. Metro will close at 1 a.m. instead of its normal Thursday closing time of midnight. Metro said in a statement that fans entering the system after midnight have to enter at Gallery Place, Judiciary...
Via CBS DC
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' penalty-kill unit ready for the Penguins' postseason-best power play

Washington's penalty kill allowed the Philadelphia Flyers one power play goal in the teams' first-round series.
Via Capitals Insider
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby named Vezina Trophy finalist

Holtby could be the third goaltender in Capitals franchise history to take home the award.
Via Capitals Insider
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie watched Game 7, says “I care a lot about those guys”

T.J. Oshie is gone, but certainly not forgotten in St. Louis. Blues fans have been checking in on the current Washington Capitals forward during the playoffs and it turns out that Oshie has been doing the same on the Blues. Ex-#StlBlues F T.J. Oshie said Game 7 vs. #Blackhawks was first full NHL game he watched on TV. "I care a lot about those guys," he said. — Stephen Whyno ...
Via Frozen Notes
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brayden Schenn suspended three games next season for hit on T.J. Oshie

Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended three games next season by the NHL for his hit to the head of T.J Oshie. The dangerous hit occurred in Game 6 of the Flyers first-round series playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Oshie corralled the puck behind the Flyers goal, and Schenn, with a full head of steam, charged at him and left his feet to make...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Capitals vs. Penguins

VitalsPittsburgh: 48-26-8 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Washington: 56-18-8 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1Season SeriesPittsburgh took three of five contests during the 2015-2016 campaign, including a 4-3 overtime victory at the Verizon Center on April 7.Playoff HistoryThe most recent postseason meeting between these teams was in 2009...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trotz provides updates on Alzner, Orpik

Barry Trotz gave updates on the status of Karl Alzner and Brooks Orpik heading into the second round.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and Washington Capitals Launch FanAngel Crowdfunding-For-Performance Campaign To Benefit “So Kids Can”

Park City, Utah – (April 27, 2016) – Sports crowdfunding-for-performance website FanAngel has launched a campaign with Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation and the Washington Capitals benefiting So Kids Can. Through MSE Foundation an...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals won because of D.C. firefighter superstitions

When it comes to sports, fans can be very superstitious. Take a step inside a Washington D.C. firehouse and you will see just the latest example of a superstition not to be messed with. At least as long as the Washington Capitals are fighting for a chance to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup above their heads this postseason. Hockey players have playoff beards. Firefighters at one Washington...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orpik returns to practice for Capitals, Alzner does not

After missing the final three games of the Capitals’ series against the Flyers, veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik was back on the ice at Kettler on Tuesday wearing full-contact navy blue.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby: I don't score the way Alexander Ovechkin does

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are going to face off in Round 2 of the NHL Playoffs, which will set the stage of reigniting the longtime rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. While the rivalry has lost steam in recent years, both Crosby and Ovechkin are still elite players. Crosby led the Penguins in scoring this season with 36 goals and 85 points...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Individual Playoff Tickets For Eastern Conference Semifinals Go On Sale Monday, April 25

ARLINGTON, Va. – A limited number of Washington Capitals individual game tickets for the 2016 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals versus the Pittsburgh Penguins will go on sale to the public on Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets are availab...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Guess what Flyers fans told Alex Ovechkin

Following Sunday’s post-game handshake between the Capitals and Flyers, which remains one of the most honorable traditions in professional sports, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was skating off the Wells Fargo Center ice when several Flyers fans began screaming at him.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals close out Flyers in Game 6 with 1-0 victory

Early in the third period, a Flyers fan held up a sign directed at Washington that read, "You'll choke."Not these Capitals, and certainly not against punchless Philadelphia.Nicklas Backstrom scored, Braden Holtby had 26 saves, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Sunday in Game 6 to win the series 4-2 and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.The...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps’ Backstrom Breaks Through vs. Neuvirth (Video)

WASHINGTON — After starting the series on the bench, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Neuvirth has dominated his former team, earning first star honors in Games 4 and 5. He blocked 72-straight shots between the third period of Game 4 and the second period of Game 6 (106 minutes), before allowing a sharp shot from Washington Capitals alternate captain Nicklas Backstrom. Here...
Via CBS DC
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brayden Schenn cross-checks Evgeny Kuznetsov

The Philadelphia Flyers were trying to force Game 5 with a win in Game 4 on Wednesday, but they had to battle their frustrations with the series as much as they had to battle the Washington Capitals.  Brayden Schenn’s anger got the best of him as he cross-checked Evgeny Kuznetsov in the back of the knee after the whistle. This hit by Schenn to the side of Kuznetsov's knee...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers penalized after fans throw bracelet giveaways on ice

The Philadelphia Flyers honored their late owner Ed Snider by having a moment of silence before their playoff game against the Washington Capitals on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. They also handed out memorial bracelets to their fans. Unfortunately, many of those bracelets hit the ice after a brawl that broke out in the third period which resulted in multiple Flyers penalties...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Becomes Capitals’ Playoffs All-Time Leading Scorer

Embed from Getty Images Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and added a assist, becoming the Capitals’ all-time leading scorer in the playoffs. Ovechkin surpassed Capitals’ legend Dale Hunter for first place on the team’s scoring list after assisting on a John Carlson third period goal. With his assist in the third period, Alex Ovechkin passed Dale Hunter (72) for first place...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

An NHL team embarrassed itself in Philadelphia. (It wasn’t the Capitals.)

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s playoff cauldron Monday night contained enough nasty poisons to suffocate the typical Capitals lineup. There was the emotional pre-game tribute to late owner Ed Snider, and the obligatory Flyers goal within the first minute of play. There was the injury to defenseman Brooks Orpik, and Philadelphia’s sizable advantage in shots on goal. There […]
Via DC Sports Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Best and worst moments from the Capitals’ rout of the Flyers in Game 3

Best and worst moments from the Capitals’ 6-1 win over the Flyers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Monday in Philadelphia. Best lead: For the first time in franchise history, the Capitals have a 3-0 series lead in a best-of-seven playoff series. The Capitals entered Monday’s game 0-7 all-time in Game 3s after […]
Via DC Sports Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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