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Matt Hendricks Leads Tough-Minded Capitols into Game 3 Matchup with Rangers: “I want those guys to really dislike me”

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The Washington Capitals might’ve come into the NHL playoffs as the Eastern Conference’s number seven seed but they have hit their stride and riding a wave of momentum. After pulling the upset in the first round against the number two seeded Bruins, the Caps have set their sights on the ...

Joel Ward on Racist Reactions to his Series-Winning Goal:

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Joel Ward picked a good time to score his first goal since Feb. 24. Ward's overtime winner Wednesday night in Boston sent the Bruins packing and the Capitals to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But there's an unfortunate side to his heroic story, as Ward quickly fell ...

Washington Capitals Fire Bruce Boudreau, Opening Door for Start of Dale Hunter Era in D.C.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Bruce Boudreau was fired on Monday as the head coach of the Washington Capitals despite his team starting 12-9-1 in the 2011-2012 NHL season. That record may cut it for some coaches, but for the Capitals, expectations were much higher than that, and the team's recent play suggested a change ...

2011-2012 NHL Previews: Washington Capitals Still Unsure About Goalie Situation, Banking on Alex Ovechkin Having Monster Season

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The Washington Capitals went 3-3-1 in the preseason and are set for the new 2011-2012 NHL season as they try to put yet another disappointing postseason showing last year behind them. One of the primary question marks surrounding the Capitals is whether Tomas Vokoun or Michal Neuvirth gives the team ...

Chris Cooley Wishes He Played For The Washington Capitals

Friday, May 6th, 2011

While everyone is bashing the Washington Capitals after getting swept out of the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Redskins tight end has a message to fans in the D.C. area: hey, at least the Capitals aren't the Redskins. OK, maybe he didn't exactly say that, but I wouldn't ...

Bruce Boudreau And The Washington Capitals Hope To Finally Make Some Noise In The Playoffs

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

To say the top-seeded Washington Capitals are feeling the heat this time around in the postseason would be a severe understatement. The Capitals have wrapped up their fourth consecutive division title, but only have one playoff series victory to show for it. It seems like each of the last four ...

After An Emotional Winter Classic Victory Mike Knuble Feels “Very Confident” The Caps Can Turn It Around

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The Winter Classic has become a staple of the NHL since its inception at Ralph Wilson Stadium in 2008. The Pittsburgh Penguins have appeared now in two of the four Winter Classic games, hosting the venue for the first time at the start of the new year. The Washington Capitals ...

Alexander Ovechkin’s Capitals Have Surged to First Place

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Alexander Ovechkin is widely considered the best hockey player in the world and is the face of the NHL, but you may have already known that from his dazzling highlight reels and habitual lamp lighting.  What separates him from other greats like Sidney Crosby is his ability to fire over ...

Sidney Crosby Versus Alex Ovechkin

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

A dream matchup.  That's what this second round playoff series is for the NHL - Alex Ovechkin versus Sidney Crosby.  Arguably the two best players in the game, two contrasting styles, from two different parts of the world.  The NHL has always marketed their game as more of a team ...