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Game 24 Box Score And Video Highlights: Capitals 4 – Lightning 2

Scoring Summary 1st Period 07:09 WSH PPG – Alex Ovechkin (12) Wrist shot – ASST: Jason Chimera (6), Evgeny Kuznetsov (17) 1 – 0 WSH 2nd Period 18:03 WSH PPG – Jason Chimera (6) Tip-in – ASST: Evgeny Kuznetsov (18), Matt Niskanen (9) 2 – 0 WSH 19:18 WSH Marcus Johansson (4) Deflected shot – ASST: John Carlson (12), Nate Schmidt (3) 3 – 0 WSH...
Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals ground the Jets 5-3

The Washington Capitals continued their winning ways, grounding the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on a Wednesday night showdown at the Verizon Center.  Evgeny Kuznetsov led the Capitals offensively with a three point night, including a third period goal that sealed the Caps.  With a New York Rangers loss to Montreal tonight, the Caps pulled to within three standing points of the Metro Division...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis opposed to 'meddling'

Team ownership over-stepping their bounds? Not in Ted Leonsis’s house.The founder-chairman-CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals, 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, Leonsis articulated...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin lugs around his own giant bobblehead

Alexander Ovechkin is without a doubt one of the most talented NHL players of this era and perhaps even of all-time. He’s also one of the more eccentric athletes to ever strap on the skates, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising to see the Washington Capitals superstar recently spotted lugging around a giant bobblehead doppelganger of himself. Here’s Alex Ovechkin holding...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Gets Flattened By Teammate, Then Shuts Out Oilers (Video)

The only skater to get the best of Braden Holtby on Monday night was Justin Williams. And yes, that’s Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams, Holtby’s teammate. As the Capitals warmed up before their matchup with the Edmonton Oilers, Williams inadvertently ran over Holtby, crushing the netminder beneath him as he fell to the ice. Luckily for the Caps, Holtby wasn’t injured...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals' Braden Holtby crushed by his own teammate

Braden Holtby was doing his usual stretches prior to the Capitals game against the Oilers when he was suddenly crushed by teammate Justin Williams. Holtby was doing the splits when Williams fell backwards. It almost seems like Williams has no idea his flattened goaltender was beneath him. Thankfully Holtby proved to be OK, but this could have had a very bad ending. Williams...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Burakovsky to be scratched again in favor of Galiev, and he may need it

Andre Burakovsky has expressed his understandable frustration with his recent benching. But, he's not playing as well as last year, and a rest may do him some good. Dave Reginek Getty ImagesFor the second game in a row, 20-year-old Andre Burakovsky will watch the game from the press box, and Stanislav Galiev will take his spot.He's not particularly happy about it, but his head coach...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps crush the Avs, 7-3

The Washington Capitals put up three goals on the Avs in the first period and sailed for there to an impressive 7-3 win.  The win improve the Caps to 13-5-1 on the season. Justin Williams got the Caps on the board just 3:05 into the opening period.  Williams sat in the center of the net and was fed by Jason Chimera and Williams buried it.  Alexander Ovechkin would score his tenth...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals shower Avalanche with goals en route to 7-3 victory

  WHERE/WHEN November 21, 2015 Game 20 Verizon Center, Washington, DC HIGHLIGHTS The Colorado Avalanche came into tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals looking to get things back on track after a three game winning streak to start their season-long seven-game road trip was followed immediately by losing two in a row. To say things got off to a dubious start would be...
Via BSN Denver
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Alex Ovechkin Sets Mark for Most Goals Scored by Russian

After going without a goal for four games Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin finally scored his 484th career goal on Thursday versus the Dallas Stars. He surpassed Sergei Federov for the most NHL goals scored by a Russian-born player. THERE IT IS! No. 484! @ovi8 now has career goals record among Russian @NHL players! Congrats Ovi! #Gr8 #RockTheRed
Via KCM Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin still eluded by record-breaking goal

Chasing records tends to stymy even the best of players—and Alexander Ovechkin appears to be no exception.It has now been over a week since the Capitals’ captain tied Sergei Fedorov’s record for most NHL goals scored by a Russian-born player. The ways in which that record-breaking 484th goal have eluded him are rather remarkable.During the stretch since tying Fedorov’s record...
Via Yardbarker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up the Capitals After Six Weeks

View image | The NHL is turning a corner from the very early stages to the early/mid stages of the season.  We thought this would be a great time to evaluate each team on a relative scale using a power rankings article. Find out where Alexander Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and the Washington Capitals rank by clicking the link below. NHL Power Rankings...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Capitals support Paris before game

The Washington Capitals prepared to drop the puck just hours after horrific terrorist attacks shook Paris. In a way of paying respect to those who lost their lives and as a way of showing support, the Capitals transformed the ice into a huge version of the French flag. The National Anthem is playing, but tonight our thoughts are with Paris.
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Says Justin Williams ‘Owes Me Dinner’

View image | Following the Washington Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Philaelphia Flyers on Thursday, the talk shifted to the coach’s challenge that cost Alex Ovechkin his record-setting 484th goal of his career. For the second time in the three games a violation by teammate Justin Williams negated Ovechkin of the goal needed to surpass Sergei Federov for the...
Via KCM Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers fall to Capitals, lose 8th in last 9 games

  View image | It all continued. The losing, the listlessness, the struggles at both ends of the ice. It was easily exploited by a talented opponent. The scale did not shift in its strange way on Thursday night. The Flyers did not come with their best for an opponent higher in the standings. The Washington Capitals rolled easily behind three second-period...
Via Flyerdelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals, Wizards eschewing digital distribution for new RSN deal – for now

Washington Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis has made waves in the past by insinuating he’d consider keeping the TV rights for his two teams in-house, and making games available online through his Monumental Network. The idea of dumping a local RSN for an over the top service is also being considered by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer. But Leonsis is pumping the brakes on going...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie, Justin Williams Among Capitals’ Offensive Upgrades (Video)

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom led the league in goals and assists, respectively, last season. But beyond that veteran pair, the Washington Capitals didn’t have much help lighting the lamp. Enter T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams, who have stepped right in to aid the cause. Oshie provides a power forward mentality and already has contributed eight points, while Justin Williams...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: T.J. Oshie nearly decapitated his teammate

T.J. Oshie has gotten off to a great start with the Capitals, but things almost took a bad turn when he nearly decapitated Andre Burakovsky. Oshie’s stick was trailing behind him and his arm got caught up in Burakovsky as he passed. Via RMNB: Pretty scary moment as Burakovsky’s head whipped back and hit the ice. Thankfully, there were no injuries on the play and the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie and his wife went all out for Halloween

T.J. Oshie and his wife Lauren recently made news for having the most adorable wedding video. Those “aw, that’s cute” feelings went out the window after Lauren posted a photo of Oshie’s creepy Halloween costume. Nightmare fuel. Taking my pup for a stroll before the party
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals down the Blackhawks 4-1

After inconsistencies in the first two games of the season, Washington put together a strong, three period performance, and downed the defending Stanley Cup Champs 4-1 to improve to 2-1 on the season.  The Caps played significantly better in their own zone on defense, much more solid on the fore check, and got exceptional goal tending from Braden Holtby.   Holtby stopped 27 of...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals (Last Season: 45-26-11, 2nd in Metropolitan; lost in second round of Playoffs)Coach: Barry Trotz (602-505-60-111; 17th season, 2nd with Capitals)Key Departures: Joel Ward, Troy BrouwerKey Additions: T.J. Oshie, Justin WilliamsKey Player: Braden Holtby. Braden Holtby emerged on the national stage during the postseason last year, putting up a sterling .944...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps' Brooks Laich gets engaged to Julianne Hough

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich’s offseason started a little earlier than he might have liked, but it hasn’t been a bad summer for him, either. Laich and girlfriend Julianne Hough from “Dancing With the Stars” now are engaged. Hough announced the news on her Instagram account Tuesday. She also wrote in the caption: “We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement...
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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