Matt Niskanen

Washington Capitals Show Urgency After Two-Game Skid

On a rather interesting two-game road trip against the Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche, the Washington Capitals were playing with “too …

Barry Trotz

Capitals halt Minnesota Wild’s four-game winning streak

WASHINGTON – T.J. Oshie and Dmitry Orlov scored goals in the first period and they stood up as the struggling Washington Capitals beat the Wild 3-1 …

Bruce Boudreau

Alex Ovechkin gets stitches to the lip after getting hit by puck, but he remains indestructible

It's always scary when you see a player get hit in the head with a puck. It's even scarier when you're a fan of the Caps and that player is Alex …

Alex Ovechkin

Jaromir Jagr’s never-ending NHL career fuels a league’s worth of recollections

Capitals rookie Jakub Vrana grew up in the Czech Republic, the country where Jaromir Jagr “was kind of a big deal,” he said. All young, hopeful hockey players watched when Jagr played for the national team, when he played in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League and of course when he played in the …

Sports

#CapsWild Postgame Notebook: No Passengers

"I think we've had too many passengers," Trotz said. "Everything starts with our best players. Tonight, we're going to need our best players to be …

Braden Holtby

Bounce back: Caps beat Wild 3-1

The Caps badly needed a good win and would have to get one against a hot Minnesota Wild team coming into Saturday night on a four game winning …

Washington Capitals

Wild at Capitals preview

The Wild have outscored opponents 13-4 during the past four games, including three shutouts, and have not allowed a power-play goal in six games …

Barry Trotz

Twenty games in: obvious problem is obvious

My first <i>twenty-games-in</i> article was kind of a bummer. Objectively, the Caps aren’t playing great hockey right now. There’s really no way to get …

Washington Capitals

Vrana returns and other morning notes ahead of Saturday's game against the Wild

Coming off a poor two-game road trip, Capitals Coach Barry Trotz elected to keep his lineup mostly familiar with Bruce Boudreau and a hot Wild team …

Barry Trotz

Wild Warmup: Minnesota at Washington

<b>The opponent</b><p>The Capitals are coming off a rough pair of games, losing 6-3 to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday and 6-2 to the Colorado Avalanche on …

Ice Hockey

Capitals vs. Avalanche Recap: Caps Stumble Again, Fall 6-2

Two nights after struggling against the Predators, the Caps arrived in Denver and proceeded to have yet another bad game - albeit of a different …

Washington Capitals

Capitals are roadkill in 6-2 loss at Colorado

DENVER — The doors to the locker room remained shut for slightly longer than normal as the Capitals addressed some unfamiliar complications. They’d rarely lost two games in a row over the past two seasons, much less lose them in such a lopsided fashion. There was blame to go around after a …

Sports

Fantasy mailbag: Faulk, Pavelski underachieving

<b>@peppersmurray09: Should I be alarmed by Justin Faulk's lack of success thus far?</b><p>This is a legitimate concern considering Faulk's success in recent …

Ice Hockey

Puck Daddy Bag of Mail: Will Carey Price's contract be worse than Rick DiPietro's?

Puck Daddy<p>Things are, I think, starting to get back to normal. The standings are (mostly) beginning to look more like most reasonable people would …

Pekka Rinne

Snapshot: Lightning still No. 1; Sharks rising

The Tampa Bay Lightning are tough to knock from top spot. They remain at No. 1 in this week’s edition of Snapshot, ahead of the San Jose Sharks and …

Ice Hockey

Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Avalanche Game Day

• Caps’ legend <b>Dennis Maruk</b> chats with our own Stephen Pepper on a very special episode of Japers’ Rink Radio. [Rink]<br>• Previews of tonight’s visit with …

Washington Capitals

Good and bad injury news heading into Capitals – Predators

After seeing Kyle Turris‘ successful debut during Saturday’s shootout win against the Penguins, the Predators likely daydreamed about how their …

Barry Trotz

Preds Double Up Caps, 6-3

The game - and the Capitals' two-game road trip - got off to an inauspicious start. Nashville's Craig Smith hit the goalpost nine seconds into the …

Pekka Rinne

Why Nashville's first goal should not have counted

The Caps had a tough first period in Nashville. They were outscored 2-0, outshot 16-4 and called for three penalties with a fourth washed out by a …

After missing 13 games, Matt Niskanen is back in Caps’ lineup against Predators

NASHVILLE — As the Washington Capitals ran through their rushes on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena, there was a small but significant change to the lineup. Defenseman Matt Niskanen skated out beside partner Dmitry Orlov, an indication that after 13 games out with a left hand injury, Niskanen would be …

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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Predators Game Day

Oh hey, that’s Caps players John Carlson and Matt Niskanen out at Navy for the unveiling of this year’s Stadium Series logo. Caps play Toronto here …

Washington Capitals

James Tanner - Niskanen is Back in Line-Up Tonight

After missing 13 straight games, Matt Niskanen is back.<p>He will go tonight in the game against the Predators.<p>Niskanen returns to a team that is …

Ice Hockey

Shouldering the Load

Then when fellow defenseman Matt Niskanen went down with an injury against the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 13, Carlson's role expanded even more.<p>Since …

New Jersey Devils

The AHL affiliates for the Caps, Penguins and Flyers had a Twitter war over the weekend

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are two teams the Capitals don't get along with. Those are rivalries that run deep. How deep? All the …

American Hockey League

Timeframe for Matt Niskanen's return comes into focus as Caps host Oilers

Brett Connolly will return to the Caps’ lineup when the Oilers come calling Sunday night. But we already knew that.<p>What we didn't know was this: …

Braden Holtby

Oilers at Capitals preview

The Capitals began the season 1-3-0 at home; they went 32-7-2 here last season. Washington has won four of its past five games and forward Alex …

Leon Draisaitl

Caps Close Out Season's Series with Oilers on Sunday

<b>Edmonton Oilers 6-9-1</b><p>Sunday night brings the Edmonton Oilers to the District for their lone visit of the 2017-18 season. Sunday's clash with Edmonton …

Edmonton Oilers

John Carlson and Matt Niskanen visit Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

The Capitals and Maple Leafs are preparing for the NHL's first-ever outdoor game at a service academy on March 3rd, 2018. Carlson and Niskanen …

Capitals forward Brett Connolly is expected to play vs. Oilers

Capitals forward Brett Connolly was medically cleared earlier this week after he suffered the first concussion of his career Oct. 26 in Vancouver, and it appears Sunday’s contest against Edmonton will mark his official return.<p>“That was kind of the game circled on the calendar for me,” said …

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Caps Host Pens on Friday Night

<b>Pittsburgh Penguins 9-6-2</b><p>We're more than a month into the 2017-18 NHL season now, and the Capitals are finally set to kick off their first multi-game …

Barry Trotz