Rapid Rewind: Bang Bang. Capitals 4, Blue Jackets 2

Alex Ovechkin recorded two goals for the second consecutive game, Dennis Wideman collected three points in three minutes, and Tomas Vokoun made 35 saves Saturday night as the Washington Capitals put together a brilliant third period comeback to knock off the Columbus Blue Jackets inside Nationwide Arena.  Down 2-0 after two periods, the Caps got […]

Rapid Rewind: Heating Up. Capitals 3, Sabres 1

WASHINGTON – Finally, it all seems to be coming together.  Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and Tomas Vokoun made 25 saves Friday night to lead the Washington Capitals to their second win in a row, this time 3-1 over the Buffalo Sabres inside Verizon Center.  In doing so, they also extracted some revenge on a […]

Practice: Dec. 29

The Washington Capitals were on ice for a practice Thursday morning as they prepare to meet the Sabres Friday night at Verizon Center.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex: The lines were the same as they were for Wednesday night’s win over the Rangers: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Semin, Ward-Laich-Chimera, Johansson-Halpern-Brouwer, and Knuble-Hendricks-Beagle-Perreault. Mike Green also took his third […]

Rapid Rewind: Top Gun. Capitals 4, Rangers 1

WASHINGTON – For one night, at least, the Washington Capitals looked like the team everyone knows they can be.  Alexander Semin scored two goals for the first time this season, Alex Ovechkin recorded two points in a game for the first time in 23 contests, and Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves in his first start […]

Practice: Dec. 27

The Washington Capitals were on ice Tuesday morning for a practice as they prepare to try and right the ship against the Conference-leading Rangers on Wednesday night.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex: Mathieu Perreault, who left Monday night’s game against the Sabres because of an upper-body injury and stayed in Buffalo overnight for observation, […]

Rapid Rewind: Speared. Sabres 4, Capitals 2

The Washington Capitals were embarrassed, again, by the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night, falling 4-2 inside First Niagara Center.  Michal Neuvirth was pulled after half a period after allowing three goals, and Tomas Vokoun was solid in relief but by then the damage was already done.  Matt Hendricks and Alex Ovechkin made it look more […]

Gameday: at Buffalo, Dec. 26

The Washington Capitals are in Buffalo, New York, this evening to take on the Sabres in a Boxing Day clash as they attempt to gain some momentum heading out of the Christmas break. The Caps come into tonight’s game having gone 5-4-1 over their last ten, including their last game, a 4-3 overtime loss against […]

World Juniors Special for Carlson, Alzner

For most of their professional careers, Capitals defensemen John Carlson and Karl Alzner have been attached at the hip.  Carlson, 21, and Alzner, 23, who were drafted two years apart, began their professional journeys with the Caps’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears, developing alongside current Caps like Michal Neuvirth, Mathieu Perreault, and Jay […]

Rapid Rewind: A Point is a Point. Devils 4, Capitals 3 (SO)

The Washington Capitals were oh so close on Friday night, erasing a pitiful second period with an outstanding third one and clawing a point out of the Devils that they certainly did not deserve throughout the first two thirds of the game.  Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera were the goal scorers, Chimera twice, as the […]

Practice: Dec. 22

The Washington Capitals were on ice for a practice Thursday afternoon as they prepare to take on the New Jersey Devils Friday night in Newark.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex: Mike Green skated before practice for about 30 minutes and then remained on ice for about 15 minutes into the practice, taking rushes with […]

Large and In Charge

Ever since John Erskine had his breakout performance last season, a debate has been going on between Capitals bloggers, fans, and media: when the lineup is fully intact among defensemen, does Erskine or Jeff Schultz deserve to get the call on a nightly basis?  Under Bruce Boudreau, the answer was almost always Schultz.  Boudreau had […]

Rapid Rewind: Vintage. Capitals 4, Predators 1

WASHINGTON – Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist and Michal Neuvirth made 20 saves as the Washington Capitals rebounded and brought home a convincing 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday Night.  The Caps opened very well and never trailed, but fell back a bit in the middle part of the game […]

Do the Washington Capitals Pass Too Much?

If you’ve been in the stands for a Caps game the last two seasons recently, you’ve probably heard many of your fellow fans yell one (or all) of the following, especially while the Caps are on the Power Play: SHOOT THE PUCK! OH COME ON! SHOOT IT! DAMN IT, SHOOOOOT! Clearly, fans think the team […]

Practice: Dec. 19

The Washington Capitals were on ice Monday morning at 10:30 as they prepare for Tuesday night’s game with the Nashville Predators.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex: Mike Green skated by himself for about 40 minutes before practice began, and left the ice as soon as the rest of his teammates came on for practice. […]

System Failure

Dale Hunter was the wrong choice to be the head coach of the Washington Capitals. Now that that is out of the way, let me say first that letting Bruce Boudreau go was the correct call by George McPhee.  Boudreau was, and still is, a fantastic coach who did wonderful things for the Capitals organization […]