CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Caps' Braden Holtby could soon join some select company

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby can join some elite company Tuesday night in Minnesota. With a victory, Holtby would become just the third netminder in NHL history
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 hours ago

Alzner is ready to get the playoffs started

Caps Defenseman Karl Alzner told the Junkies he's ready to get the post-season started but acknowledges how important the remaining games are.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 hours ago

Oh, Canada – Garrett Mitchell Takes “Fun With @Mitchey1_0” North of the Border

He’s “trained” all year for this – the long layover in Toronto on the return trip from St. John’s. And he’s come up with some creative tricks on the ice for the media during warm-ups, but he’s saved his best for the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Armed with a $5, some dental floss, and tape, Mitchell trolled the airport, with his latest trick, disappearing...
Via NoVa Caps
20 hours ago

Capitals Daily Report: Caps Hold Picture Day and Practice Before Hitting the Road

The Capitals had their annual team photo taken this morning and then held one last practice before departing for their season-long five game road trip. For many fans, it was their last chance seeing the Capitals until they return home next Wednesday night to host the Rangers. First stop on the trip is a journey north to Minnesota to take on the Wild tomorrow night. Oh and check out...
Via NoVa Caps
22 hours ago

‘You’re just trying to get it as big as possible’: Capitals do photo day right

There was more excitement than usual for the Capitals’ team photo day Monday after Justin Williams, who sported a ridiculously poofy coif to last year’s shoot, solicited hairstyling advice on Twitter last week. Williams didn’t disappoint with his look and neither did teammate Andre Burakovsky, who stood to Williams’s right. “I tried to get us to stand next […]
Via DC Sports Blog
1 day ago

Justin Williams, Andre Burakovsky Go Full ‘Step Brothers’ for Team Photo

 Justin Williams and Andre Burakovsky know how to do picture day. When the Capitals took the ice at Kettler for a team photo Monday, Williams and Burakovsky unveiled their “Step Brothers” themed hair to the onlooking world. Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter  
Via CBS DC
1 day ago

Capitals Team Photo: Things Got a Bit Hairy

The Capitals took their annual team photo Monday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. NoVa Caps photographer Joe Noyes was on hand to capture a few of the images from the photo session.  Andre Burakovsky pulled out his best “Ace Ventura” hair-do the the event. Oh yeah, the team photo:
Via NoVa Caps
1 day ago

One-on-One: Shattenkirk Talks Capitals, Orpik & Playoffs

It hasn’t even been a month since Kevin Shattenkirk joined the Washington Capitals, but upon first glance, it doesn’t seem that way. In fact, the 28-year-old blueliner didn’t take long to adjust to his new team at all. At Friday’s practice, Shattenkirk was going through the routine drills with his teammates, a smile on his face. In such a short time, he has fit in perfectly...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Very good dog plays fetch with puck on Verizon Center ice

Here’s a dog on the ice at the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Capitals. Could this video benefit from further context? Maybe. Does it need further context, though? Absolutely not: pic.twitter.com/UWMZ75TVmE — CSN Capitals (@CSNCapitals) March 26, 2017 What a good doggie! Frankly, there should be more dogs on ice videos, feels like that’s an underexplored dog video...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin, Practicing in Those Bazillion Dollar Skates

Alex Ovechkin skated out for warmups in Vapor 1X skates which features designs of Washington's Capitol Building and Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral.
Via Capitals Outsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin to wear custom skates honoring U.S., Russia

Alexander Ovechkin has consistently stated his love for both his native Russia and the United States. So it is perfectly fitting that the Washington Capitals superstar will pay homage to his homeland and adopted country with a pair of custom skates during Thursday’s home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.Believed to be the first time an NHL player has ever donned custom-styled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals clinch playoff spot by beating Lightning 5-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) T.J Oshie had three goals and an assist, Justin Williams and John Carlson had early third-period goals, and the Washington Capitals clinched a playoff spot by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday night. Oshie scored twice, including an early power-play goal, as the Capitals took a 2-0 lead midway through the first. He completed the hat trick with an...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman thinks NHL participation at the Olympics has 'no positive impact'

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman still doesn’t think sending the league’s players to the Olympics matters.Jason Botchford of the The Province got this lovely quote from Bettman, where the commish said the NHL’s participation in the Olympics has had “no positive impact.” Bettman elaborated on his comments during a radio interview on Sportsnet. Foolishly, he called the events...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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