CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Watch: Nicklas Backstrom threads puck through defenseman’s legs to go top shelf

Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is known as a magician on the ice, in large due to his excellent passing skills. But Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, Backstrom fired a shot that showed off his magical skills when shooting the puck. Backstrom controlled the loose puck in the offensive zone off the giveaway by the Flyers. Only thing standing in his way of a lane to Flyers’...
Via KCM Sports
7 hours ago

The Caps are hopeful Matt Niskanen avoided serious injury

PHILADELPHIAThe Capitals are hoping the injury suffered by Matt Niskanen during Wednesdays 4-1 win over the Flyers is not serious. The veteran defensemans left leg appeared to
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 hours ago

Video guys get key assists as Capitals beat Flyers 4-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A big boost from the video guys and bigger shots by Evgeny Kuznetsov got the Capitals back on the winning track. Kuznetsov scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and Washington beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the NHL-leading Capitals, who snapped a two-game losing streak. The Flyers...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kuznetsov's 2 goals lead Capitals to 4-1 win over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the NHL-leading Capitals, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Brayden Schenn had the lone goal for the struggling Flyers, who are 2-5 in their last seven games. Michal...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kuznetsov calls himself 'lucky' on both of his goals vs. Flyers

With two goals to help the Washington Capitals defeat the Flyers, Evgeny Kuznetsov calls himself 'lucky.'
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago

Breaking the scoring open, T.J. Oshie taps the puck in for 4-1 Caps lead

After Alex Ovechkin does all of the work to get the puck behind the goalkeeper, T.J. Oshie just taps the puck in to give the Washington Capitals a 4-1 lead over the Flyers.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago

The Wilson/Beagle “Weagle” Jersey

Here's a Tom Wilson AND Jay Beagle jersey.
Via Capitals Outsider
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Potential Trades in Capitals Corner

The adage states, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ The Washington Capitals have glided through this season to reign over the NHL with 24 games left on the schedule. Washington is one point ahead of the Minnesota Wild and looks primed for a deep playoff run. Although Caps fans have heard that so often in the past decade, this iteration of Capitals is meticulously built on...
Via The Hockey Writers
19 hours ago

Preview: Wednesday Night Rivalry Capitals at Flyers

Tonight’s nationally televised game for Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBC Sports Network features two teams trending in opposite directions as the NHL’s best squad the Washington Capitals travel up north to face the fading Philadelphia Flyers. This is the third of four match-ups between the divisional foes, with both teams having won a game each. However, the latest game between...
Via The Hockey Writers
19 hours ago

Injury to Burakovsky allows Capitals to evaluate depth

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) If there was ever a good time for the Washington Capitals to go through an injury, it's now. That's not a knock on Andre Burakovsky, who was a point-a-game player the last 14 games before a hand injury sidelined him until mid-to-late March. But without the 22-year-old forward, the Capitals get a chance to see what they have in youngsters like Zach Sanford,...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Laich Placed on Waivers by Toronto

Brooks Laich was placed on waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Maple Leafs, a year after being traded by the Capitals. After finishing out the final 21 games of the 2015-16 season with the Maple Leafs, Laich, now 33, has played 22 games this season with Toronto’s AHL affiliate, recording six points (one goal, five assists). Laich spoke intently about his future with the Maple Leafs...
Via CBS DC
1 day ago

Caps raise season ticket prices for ninth time in 10 years

There are two ways to look at the Capitals’ latest season-ticket price increase. On the one hand, the franchise has followed up last year’s record-setting regular season with perhaps an even more impressive 2017 campaign, which could yet set even more records and (maybe) (possibly) lead to postseason success. This is the most successful sports […]
Via DC Sports Blog
1 day ago

Vegas Golden Knights want to build a team similar to high-flying Washington Capitals of old

The Vegas Golden Knights are getting ready to assemble a roster.Golden Knights general manager George McPhee talked with Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He said he’d like to a build a team similar to the high-flying mid-2000’s Washington Capitals.“I’ve built high-flying teams in the past, offensive, entertaining teams and would like to do the same thing,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bear Among Capitals

Zach Sanford will remember it for a lifetime. He came across the ice, corralled the puck and wristed the puck into the net to give the Washington Capitals a one-goal edge, and coincidentally, Sanford’s first goal in the National Hockey League. He threw up his arms in jubilation as the puck crawled over the red line. Sanford was happy that he could finally get the first one at the...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Sidney Crosby reaching 1,000 career points is one of the greatest accomplishments in NHL history

In this scoring-deprived era in the NHL, reaching 1,000 points is an impressive milestone. It signifies a player has been at least very productive for a long time. Many times, like with Henrik Sedin last month, it happens when a player is reaching the end of his career. Sometimes, like with Alex Ovechkin last month or Joe Thornton a few years back, a player has a good amount left...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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