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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has arthroscopic hip surgery

  Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it is ''confident'' he will be ''completely healthy'' before the start of the 2015-16 regular season. Backstrom led the NHL with 60 assists and was sixth...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top line right wing options for the Washington Capitals

Now in their offseason, Washington Capitals’ General Manager Brian MacLellan has put finding a top line right winger to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom high on his to-do list. Here are some players who may fit the bill for Washington outside of their organization: Drew Stafford The Winnipeg Jets acquired Stafford and Tyler […] The post Top line right wing options...
Via Along the Boards
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has hip surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it is ''confident'' he will be ''completely healthy'' before the start of the 2015-16 regular season. Backstrom led the NHL with 60 assists...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joel Ward wants a new contract in Washington

Joel Ward wants to be back with the Capitals next season, the veteran forward has made no mistake in voicing that. The question will be however, do the Capitals want to re-sign him? More specifically, can they afford to?Those are both questions that will be answered in the coming weeks, as general manager Brian MacLellan also needs to look at new contracts with several potential...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals should acquire Phil Kessel

The Washington Capitals are looking to pair Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with a top talent winger according to general manager Brian MacLellan, as Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. MacLellan said a 1RW is "on the shopping list" and "is a priority…you'd like to have more stability there." — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 18, 2015 While Ovechkin played with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Police searching for man who stole glove off Islanders bench during last game at Nassau Coliseum

Long Island police are searching for a man they say stole a glove from the Islanders bench during Game 6 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The matchup against the Washington Capitals turned out to be the team's final game at Nassau Coliseum. A photo has been released of the suspect, who is seen holding a beer bottle with a CCM glove in Islander blue and orange. He...
Via The Other Paper
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stat proves the Capitals are the best at blowing two-game leads

Fans of the Washington Capitals aren’t going to want to hear or acknowledge this stat. The Capitals lost Game 7 to the New York Rangers after failing to close the series out with a two-game lead. If the two-game lead narrative sounds familiar, it’s because the Caps have blown quite a few two-game leads. WAS playoff heartache history goes on. Despite 1/3 fewer series than most...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derek Stepan goal gives Rangers Game 7 win

The New York Rangers are headed to the Eastern Conference final for the second straight season after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Rangers forward Derek Stepan scored on a rebound in overtime to give his team a 2-1 win and send the Madison Square Garden crowd into a frenzy. New York overcame a 3-1 series deficit in the conference semifinals for...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers vs Washington Capitals Game 7 Betting Odds

NY Rangers vs. Washington Capitals Game 7 betting odds, courtesy of BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin: We are going to come back and win the series

Alex Ovechkin is full of confidence despite his team losing its last two playoff games. The Washington Capitals lost Sunday to the New York Rangers in Game 6 4-3 to tie the series at three and force a Game 7. Game 7 will be played on Wednesday in New York, and Ovechkin thinks his team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin guarantees Game 7 win for Capitals

With the series between Washington and New York tied at three games a piece, Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin made a bold statement guaranteeing the Caps would win the seventh and deciding game.  “We’re going to play our game and we’re going to come back and we’re going to play Montreal or Tampa,” Ovechkin told the media scrum. Here’s Barry Trotz on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin Guarantees Game 7 Win Vs. Rangers (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin has never played in an Eastern Conference final, but he’s very confident it will happen this season. The Washington Capitals captain channeled his inner Mark Messier after losing Game 6 on Sunday night and guaranteed a win in Tuesday’s Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Alex Ovechkin still confident: "The character of this group, it shows a lot. We gonna come...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Valiant third period effort not enough for the Washington Capitals

Game 6 between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers was, in my opinion, the best game of the series so far. Throughout the entire game there was a sense of a must-win scenario. Of course, the Rangers needed to win game 6 to stay in the playoffs, but there was also pressure on the Caps to eliminate the Rangers and prevent a game 7. Both teams put forth a tremendous effort...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals look to send the Rangers packing

The Washington Capitals are one win away from knocking of the reigning Eastern Conference Champs and punching their ticket to the conference finals. But that current 3-1 lead hasn’t been a walk in the park for the Caps. In fact, each game of this series has been a nail-biting, one-goal game. There has been little […] The post Washington Capitals look to send the Rangers packing...
Via Along the Boards
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Rookie Andre Burakovsky Scores Memorable First Playoff Goal

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, celebrates his game winning goal during the third period of Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals used the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 NHL entry...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Killer B Line Stings the Rangers and Gives the Washington Capitals a Win in Game 4

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, celebrates his game winning goal during the third period of Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals have proven that they can win close games and beat...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Playing Role Of MVP In Capitals’ Impressive Playoff Run

What’s the main difference between the 2015 Washington Capitals and the previous editions of the team that failed to meet playoff expectations since Alexander Ovechkin was drafted in 2004? Goaltending. Braden Holtby has been nothing short of brilliant in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, so much so that he’s arguably the leading candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy as postseason...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Burakovsky nets two, lift the Caps to a commanding 3-1 series lead

Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first career playoff goal last night.  And then another one.  That is all the Caps needed. Burakovsky’s goals, his first coming late in the second period and his second at the beginning of the final period, were enough to down the New York Rangers 2-1 and give Washington a commanding 3-1 series lead that heads back to Madison Square Garden in...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Burakovsky’s First Two Career Playoff Goals Lifts Capitals over Rangers in Game 4

View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Capitals continue to show their depth, getting contributions from seemingly someone new each game. This time it was rookie forward Andre Burakovsky‘s turn. The Rookie scored his first two goals of his NHL playoff career, lifting the Capitals to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers, giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead. Washington...
Via KCM Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby helps the Washington Capitals take series lead

The Verizon Center was “Rocking the Red” once again and the home crowd certainly helped propel the Washington Capitals to a 1-0 victory against the New York Rangers. Braden Holtby was phenomenal Monday night in game three of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, posting his first shutout of this postseason and stopping all 30 shots that came his […] The post Braden Holtby helps...
Via Along the Boards
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kutznetsov Continues to Impress with the Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the second period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Throughout the playoffs, teams have made it a top priority of theirs to shut down the Capitals’ top offensive line...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers head into the second round without Mats Zuccarello

The New York Rangers got excellent news heading into game one of the second round against the Washington Capitals, in that they will finally get Kevin Klein back in the lineup after missing the last 7 weeks (including the first round of the playoffs) with a broken arm sustained after blocking a shot against, coincidentally, Alex Ovechkin. This means that Matt Hunwick, who played...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan throws beer at Capitals players, hits Brooks Orpik in face (VIDEO)

The Washington Capitals emerged victorious and evened the series with the New York Islanders at two games apiece with a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winner, and Islanders fans weren’t happy about it. After the game, when postgame handshakes were taking place, one particular fan threw a beer at the Capitals players. It hit...
Via The Sports Daily
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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