WASHINGTON, DC – Admittedly, Washington Capitals Coach Adam Oates has a personal preference in the Hart Trophy race for NHL MVP, having watched captain Alex Ovechkin score 18 goals in 16 games to lead his team back from the dead to the Southeast Division lead. “I’m obviously very biased about that, so my answer would …
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No. 1 Star: Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals It’s been a pretty good week for Holtby, who on Saturday stopped 35 shots as the Capitals blanked the Winnipeg Jets 3-0. The shutout was Holtby’s third of the season and second in his past three starts. After Matt Hendricks opened the scoring midway through the second period, …
The schedule at a glance: Month-by-Month: 5 games in January 14 games in February 14 games in March 15 games in April Back-to-Back:Jan. 24 -25: vs. Buffalo Sabres (‘Canes at home – then away) Feb. 1 – 2: vs.Ottawa Senators – vs. Philadelphia Flyers (home – away) Feb. 11 – 12: vs. NY Islanders – …
The NHL decided on Tuesday that the match penalty for Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals should stand, suspending him for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Boston Bruins for this cross-check to the face of Rich Peverley:
On Wednesday, [...]
Boston Bruins goalie/White House trip skipper Tim Thomas will lead the Bruins into Washington D.C. tonight to face the Capitals for game 3 of their playoff series. And since this trip to D.C. is one that Thomas won’t be able to skip, Capitals blog Russian Machine Never Breaks invites Capitals fans to greet Thomas with cutout masks of President Obama.[...]
As expected, Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green earned a suspension for his hit to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brett Connolly on Thursday night, as Connolly was being checked along the end boards by Green’s teammate Dmitry Orlov. It was just a question of how many games; the answer from Brendan Shanahan and …
One of these days, Ovie. Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!
When Dale Hunter replaced Bruce Boudreau as the coach of the Washington Capitals on November 28, 2011, there was some question about whether Hunter, whose 11 years of coaching experience were limited to Ontario Junior hockey, could handle the transition to the NHL. When Dale Hunter replaced Bruce Boudreau [...]
At 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning, coach Bruce Boudreau discovered his time with the Washington Capitals had come to an end after 201 victories since Nov. 2007. He had emptied his bag of tricks to motivate the team. His general manager said his tank was on empty.
Yet Boudreau said he was ready to coach in the NHL again the moment the Capitals replaced him with Dale Hunter.[...]
Can Dale Hunter lead the Washington Capitals deeper into the playoffs than Bruce Boudreau? That’s the essential, and frankly the only, question that needs to be asked as Bruce Boudreau was fired Monday morning, about 12 hours after Sportsnet speculated this move could happen. Can Dale Hunter, who has coached the London Knights of the …
On Nov. 23, 2007, Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee made a decision with monumental consequences for his team. They were 6-14-1, losing nine of 10 games. The fans chanted “FIRE HANLON” during a 5-1 loss on home ice to the Atlanta Thrashers in reference to head coach Glen Hanlon, who had toiled behind the bench since 2003. [...]