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  • Joel Ward seeking new contract with Capitals before July 1

    Washington Post "Five weeks and one day from the start of free agency, the Washington Capitals have plenty pressing contractual matters on the docket for June, chief among them the statuses of four restricted free agents. Speaking recently, General Manager Brian MacLellan categorized re-signing Braden Holtby,..." May 27

  • Jay Beagle ‘would be honored’ to re-sign with Capitals

    Washington Post "Last Monday, when General Manager Brian MacLellan rattled through the Washington Capitals’ primary free agency plans, he lumped forward Jay Beagle among the restricted free agents. This was not a mistake: MacLellan knew Beagle would become unrestricted July 1, free to sign with any team seeking..." May 24

  • In new system, a career offensive year for Karl Alzner

    Washington Post "Three days after the Winter Classic, when his slick sunglasses set a new standard for coolness in outdoor hockey, Karl Alzner celebrated his second-period strike against the Florida Panthers by hollering, amid the swarming cluster of fellow Washington Capitals, “That’s my career high!” It was a..." May 23

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBSSports.com "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • What does the future hold for Eric Fehr?

    CSN Washington "In rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Capitals found themselves a second-line center who can play behind Nicklas Backstrom for the next six or seven years. If the price and term are right, the Caps may also have a third-line center for the next three years in Eric Fehr. “I really enjoy playing here,”..." May 22

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    MacLellan said a 1RW is "on the shopping list" and "is a priority...you'd like to have more stability there."

  • Barry Trotz reflects on debut season with the Capitals

    Washington Post "It wouldn’t have been a Barry Trotz news conference at Kettler Capitals Iceplex without the Zamboni roaring in the background, the ground rattling from the laundry machines and one answer branching off into four. He had met reporters almost every day since his debut season coaching the Washington..." May 17

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • What the Capitals need to do to break from their vicious Game 7 cycle

    Washington Post "The setup was all too familiar: The Washington Capitals found themselves facing another Game 7 after taking a 3-1 series lead. And, even with a chance to change their narrative, the Capitals’ results begat the same sad familiarity. It started off well. Team captain Alex Ovechkin scored the..." May 15

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    Alex Ovechkin will join team Russia at the #IIHFWorlds tomorrow #Caps

  • Derek Stepan’s OT goal lifts Rangers to thrilling Game 7 win

    New York Post "The anxiety hung in the Garden like a fog. The Rangers’ season was on the line, a Game 7 hanging in the balance — so close to going home for the summer and so close to going on to meet Tampa Bay with a spot in another conference final. Game 1 is Saturday is at 1 p.m. And then it exploded, the..." May 14

  • Ovechkin to represent Russia at 2015 IIHF World Championship

    Capitals Today "Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will represent Russia at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic. Ovechkin will travel this afternoon and will join the team prior to their semifinal game against the United States on Saturday, May 16 at O2 Arena. Ovechkin, 29, will..." May 14

  • Fehr replaces Glencross in Caps’ Game 7 lineup

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their season on the line, the Washington Capitals are favoring a familiar face over a trade deadline find. Eric Fehr steps back in the Caps’ lineup in place of Curtis Glencross against the New York Rangers in Game 7. Fehr, 29, has missed the past 10 games. He hasn’t scored in the three..." May 13

  • Ovechkin stands by guarantee, doesn’t ‘care what everybody thinks’

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin plays the game of hockey like an untamed bull, so it should come as no surprise that on Tuesday he did not back down from his prediction that the Capitals would come back to win their playoff series against the New York Rangers with a victory in Game 7 Wednesday night in New..." May 13

  • Barry Trotz not yet tipping his hand for Game 7 lines

    Washington Post "Not long into the Washington Capitals’ Game 6 loss, Coach Barry Trotz decided he had seen enough. The New York Rangers had taken a fast 1-0 lead at the 40-second mark, and soon an entirely new set of trios had formed. After keeping the corps stable for most of the postseason, an early deficit had..." May 13

  • Trotz 'loves' Ovechkin's bold prediction

    CSN Washington "Twenty-one years ago Mark Messier stood in front of cameras and microphones and guaranteed a New York Rangers victory in Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. The next night he recorded a hat trick to lead the Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Meadowlands, tying..." May 12

  • Staring down their haunted past, Trotz wants Capitals to ‘change that history’

    Washington Post "Because league rules require coaches to be available to the media each day during the Stanley Cup playoffs, Coach Barry Trotz spoke for roughly 15 minutes inside an otherwise empty practice facility Monday afternoon, while the Washington Capitals rested following their Game 6 loss to the New York..." May 11

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Trotz said Burakovsky and Gleason both got "banged up" and had equipment issues, which caused them to leave the ice.

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Trotz said Eric Fehr is still day-to-day but "probably unlikely for Game 7."

  • Alexander Ovechkin guarantees Game 7 win

    New York Post "Alex (All Series, Baby, All Series) Ovechkin hasn’t scored since Game 2 of Round 2 against the Rangers, but that didn’t stop No. 8 from issuing a guarantee for Wednesday’s Game 7 at the Garden following his team’s 4-3 Game 6 home defeat Sunday. “We’re going to play our game and we’re going to..." May 11

  • Rangers somehow survive thriller, force Game 7 against Capitals

    New York Post "You could see it Henrik Lundqvist’s face, in his hunched-over demeanor, in the ebb and flow of his voice — from utter excitement to utter exhaustion. “This was the toughest one so far,” the Rangers goalie said, still struggling to catch his breath and relax on Sunday night in Verizon Center,..." May 11

  • Glencross accepts responsibility for game-ending mistake

    CSN Washington "Curtis Glencross stood in front of the cameras and voice recorders, beads of sweat rolling down his forehead, quietly dissecting one of the most emotional games of his nine-year NHL career. After scoring arguably the biggest goal of his life to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead midway through the..." May 09

  • Rangers avoid elimination, defeat Capitals in OT

    New York Post "Heart palpitations, all the way to back to Washington. These calm and cool Rangers, they always had this one in the bag, right? The one when the end of their season was less than two minutes away? The one when overtime teetered, and wobbled, and finally allowed the Garden to breathe, and then..." May 09

  • Burakovsky lifts Caps past Rangers 2-1 for 3-1 series lead

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 win over the New York Rangers Wednesday night at VerizonCenter in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifnals: How it happened: One night after Barry Trotz described him as having “boy strength,” 20-year-old rookie Andre Burakovsky flexed his biceps in a big..." May 07

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet.ca "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Capitals' Mike Green leads NHL's free agent targets

    USA Today "The New York Rangers are trying to figure out how to beat Mike Green in the playoffs, while other NHL teams are trying to figure out how to persuade the Washington Capitals defenseman to join them. Offensive-minded Green is among the more intriguing players available in this summer's free agent..." May 06

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Price, Benn, Ovechkin named Lindsay Award finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas captain Jamie Benn, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin and Montreal goalie Carey Price have been named the nominees for this year’s Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the league’s Most Outstanding Player as voted by the players." May 06

  • Jay Beagle’s goal lifts Capitals past Rangers in Game 3 of Eastern Conference semifinals

    Washington Post "They were blurs from above, streaks of red and white sweaters zipping through the Washington Capitals’ zone, a tornado swirling around the masked maker of calm. As Game 3 of these Eastern Conference semifinals rumbled toward its pulse-rattling end, when Verizon Center converted its nervous energy..." May 05

  • Rangers hold off Caps to tie series

    New York Post "It could have hung over this series like a dark cloud, the time of 1.3 seconds that remained in Game 1 when Joel Ward scored that infamous game-winner for the Capitals. But with the performance the Rangers put on the ice with Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 Game 2 win at the Garden, those 1.3 seconds..." May 03

  • Caps add some depth by recalling Schmidt

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Nate Schmidt on Sunday, and it’s not yet clear if the move was injury or performance-related (or perhaps some combination of both?). One could see why it could be about improving Washington’s mix. Much has been made about this series being about..." May 03

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    Pat Leonard @PLeonardNYDN

    Brooks "knee-on-knee" Orpik takes out Sheppard badly down low, no call. Nasty hit. Did it to Stepan a couple yrs ago in Pitt

  • How a long chat in Vegas changed Ovechkin

    CSN Washington "Among other things, Capitals coach Barry Trotz is a storyteller. So, after seeing Alex Ovechkin dominate the Rangers with an Ovi-esque goal and a Gretzky-esque pass from behind the net in the Caps’ thrilling 2-1 win over the Rangers on Thursday night, Trotz pulled the curtain back on his first..." May 02

  • Ovechkin says reason for Capitals' success is 'maturity.'

    North Jersey "Troy Brouwer chuckled when told teammate Alex Ovechkin had used the word "maturity" to describe the necessary evolution this Washington Capitals team has been going through this season. Ovechkin, 29, can still be a bit goofy at times, so maybe that’s not a word the Capitals captain has been..." May 02

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    AHL Communications @AHLPR

    Philipp Grubauer @TheHersheyBears becomes the 5th goalie ever to win a game in #CalderCup and #StanleyCup Playoffs in the same postseason

  • Capitals stun Rangers at buzzer

    Washington Post "Seven seconds until overtime Thursday night, until the green light flickered, the third period ended and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals moved to sudden death. The puck sat in the corner, pinned against New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle’s skate, waiting for the final horn to blare...." May 01

  • Rangers’ McDonagh reveals way to stop Ovechkin’s go-to move

    New York Post "Here’s the thing about the Rangers shutting down the Capitals’ potent one-two punch of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom: They’ve already done this. “Sometimes it comes down to their top guys and us shutting them down,” goalie Henrik Lundqvist said after Wednesday’s practice. “That’s what we..." April 30

  • Ovechkin, Price, Tavares voted Hart Trophy finalists

    NHL.com "Forward Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and forward John Tavares of the New York Islanders are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team," the..." April 30

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

  • Capitals forward Fehr to miss Game 1 vs. Rangers

    NHL.com "Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr will not be available to play against the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN), Capitals coach Barry Trotz said Wednesday. Fehr, listed as day-today because of an upper-body..." April 29

  • Capitals rewrite their history with clutch Game 7

    CSN Washington "The storyline heading into Monday night's series finale between the Capitals and New York Islanders was Washington's troubled history in Game Sevens. Yet it was the Caps who walked away with the 2-1 victory after a dominant team performance and clutch goals from Joel Ward and Evgeny..." April 28

  • new york rangers twitter boycotts all capitals

    Sportsnet.ca "We see what you did there, New York Rangers. In a troll move of Paul Pierce proportions, the Rangers official Twitter account began boycotting capital letters once their second-round matchup with the Washington — wait for it — Capitals was set Monday night. Pretty sneaky, New York. You are..." April 28

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule scenarios

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28

  • After sitting three straight, Glencross to play for Caps tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals are going with veteran experience over youth for tonight’s Game 7 against the Islanders. Trade deadline pickup Curtis Glencross, who’s been a scratch for the last three games, will draw back in tonight — likely at the expense of rookie Michael Latta. Glencross, 32,..." April 27

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    Zac Boyer @ZacBoyer

    Trotz said he'd look for Glencross to be in the Game 7 lineup.

  • Chimera in brief altercation with Islanders fan

    CSN Washington "If there is one thing we’ve learned about the Capitals and Islanders in this first-round playoff series that resumes with Game 7 on Monday night at Verizon Center, it is that they don’t like each other. And the fans are certainly getting a sense of that anger. Moments after the final horn..." April 26

  • Islanders force Game 7 against Capitals

    New York Post "The Islanders’ season — and building — will live at least one more day. A dramatic goal from Nikolay Kulemin midway through the third period gave the Islanders a late lead, and they managed to hold on for a 3-1 win over the Capitals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday to force a Game 7 in Washington..." April 26

  • Islanders 'incensed' over Brooks Laich's Visnovsky comments

    CBSSports.com "The entire series between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals has been intense. The tension is at an all-time high coming out of Game 4, however. A lot of that stems from the hit that Caps forward Tom Wilson delivered on Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky in the second..." April 24

  • Capitals dominate Islanders in Game 5, move within one win of advancing

    Washington Post "They had been speared in the groin and slashed in the knees and hacked in the gut, willing victims to the frustration of their visitors, human piñatas stuffed only with bliss. “Bring it on,” forward Jason Chimera thought, because when the New York Islanders began lashing out with their sticks, the..." April 24

  • Capitals beat Islanders in OT, even series 2-2

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 overtime win over the New York Islanders Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series: How it happened: Nicklas Backstrom finished off a dominant performance when he scored his third goal of the series with 8:51..." April 22

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