Washington Capitals

The Noon Number: Turkey Day Tradition

<i>.636</i> - The Capitals’ points percentage from Thanksgiving Eve games dating back to the 2005-06 season, compiling a 6-3-2 record over that span. The …

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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Senators Game Day

• Read this, about Walter Peat’s unending struggle on behalf of his son, former Caps enforcer Stephen Peat, and let’s talk about if there’s anything we …

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Barry Trotz: Alex Ovechkin is 'a difficult player to play with'

Washington Capitals head coach <b>Barry Trotz</b> spoke to 106.7 The Fan’s Sport Junkies Wednesday morning, and had some interesting thoughts when asked why …

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Slumping Sens searching for offence

WASHINGTON -- The slumping Ottawa Senators visit the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night looking to get more pucks on - and hopefully in - the net.<p>…

Matt Niskanen

NHL Arena Bucket List: Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena

Last October, I was visiting San Francisco and decided to attend a San Jose Sharks game. I made the decision on a whim after looking at their …

Carolina Hurricanes

With parents in attendance, Jordie Benn checks younger brother Jamie Benn after whistle

The Dallas Stars defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 Tuesday night, but all anyone could talk about after the game was the Benn-on-Benn violence that …

Alexander Radulov

Talbot must be better if Oilers are to rebound from poor start

It was another forgettable outing for Cam Talbot on Tuesday night.<p>The Edmonton Oilers netminder saw just 7:35 of ice time before head coach Todd …

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Caps vs. Flames Recap: Defense Burns Out, Flames Triumph 4-1

The Capitals’ defense did not come to play Monday night, coughing up four goals to a middling Calgary squad and essentially leaving Braden Holtby out …

Braden Holtby

Best Washington Capitals Wingers: The Top 10 of All Time

The Caps have had some great wingers in their time. Some are Hall of Famers, some are team record setters while others are current superstars. In …

Five Takeaways - Leafs vs. Coyotes -11/20/17

<b>2. Leafs even things up to start second on van Riemsdyk's goal with man advantage.</b> Winger James van Riemsdyk had four goals in his past four games, …

Rick Tocchet

Duchene stays positive, Turris is rolling, Hitchcock preaches honesty

WASHINGTON — Matt Duchene insists he’s not getting inside his own head, twisting himself into mental knots because of what the numbers say.<p>After five …

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Tuesday Caps Clips: Calgary Stampeded

Your savory breakfast links:<p>Some players up, others down in this week’s Ups and Downs. [Rink]<br>• Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss …

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Washington Capitals top center Nicklas Backstrom is mired in a humbling slump, with just two even-strength assists in his last 13 games. His former linemate, Alex Ovechkin, has doesn't have an even-strength point in his last six games. As the Capitals struggle offensively (23rd in the NHL at 2.73 goals per game), many are wondering why these two aren't back on a line with right wing T.J. Oshie that generated 30 goals last season. "Just don't feel like it," was the explaination from Barry Trotz, coach of the 11-10-1 Capitals, who believes Backstrom is getting enough chances that a reunion with Ovechkin isn't warranted. "You want players to go through different experiences. They have to figure it out on their own." Oshie, who has skated just 14 minutes and 5 seconds with Ovechkin and Backstrom this season, is open to a reunion. "Yeah, whatever Trotzy thinks. My game doesn't change much. I think he's just trying to see what works," he said.

Washington Capitals top center Nicklas Backstrom is mired in a humbling slump, with just two even-strength assists in his last 13 games. His former …

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Game Day: Senators at Capitals

<b>OTTAWA SENATORS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS</b><p><b>7 p.m., Capital One Arena,</b><p><b>TV: Sportsnet East, TVA,</b><p><b>Radio: TSN 1200-AM, 94,5, Unique FM</b><p><b>THE BIG MATCHUP</b><p><b>Alex</b> …

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The Noon Number: Disciplinary Issues

<i>21</i> - Number of power-play goals given up by the Capitals so far this season, the most in the League.ust about one per game. Once one of the team’s …

What is behind the scoring troubles of Washington Capitals’ star Nicklas Backstrom?

This year, however, Backstrom has struggled in the goal-scoring department. Twenty games into the season, he has only three goals and is currently on …

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New York Islanders Getting Used To Stanley Cup Contender Status

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 04: The Pittsburgh Penguins watch their 2017 Stanley Cup Championship banner rise to the rafters behind the Stanley Cup …

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Flames' Giordano praises play of goalie Smith after win over Capitals

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano talks about his teams win over the Washington Capitals and how their goalie Mike Smith is continually giving …

Calgary Flames

Caps Today, 11/21/17 | Capital's Today

The Capitals play seven of their next eight games at Capital One Arena, and will face the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.<p>Last night’s loss to the …

Barry Trotz

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Flames

Momentum? What is momentum? ‘Tis but a meaningless construct with no bearing on the real world.<p>Or the Caps.<p>Anyway... rank away.

Five Questions with Joe Hockey

People call him Mr. Hockey.<p>No, he's not Gordie Howe. He's Joe Hockey, Australia's ambassador to the United States, so Ambassador Hockey and Mr. …

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Capitals vs. Flames Third Period Thread

A Lars Eller penalty led to a Calgary power play, which in turn led to a Matthew Tkachuk loose puck smash home and a 2-1 Flames lead heading into the …

Caps vs. Flames Game Thread

Game 22 of 82<p>Monday, November 20, 7:00 PM ET<p>Capital One Arena<b><br>Broadcast Info:</b> NBCSWA, WJFK, Capitals Radio 24/7<p>Previews of tonight's visit with …

Capitals vs. Flames Second Period Thread

Jakub Vrana showed off his wheels and slung a gorgeous assist to a crashing Lars Eller to cash in for the Capitals, and Johnny Gaudreau answered for …

Johnny Gaudreau

Gaudreau leads Flames to win over Capitals

WASHINGTON -- Johnny Gaudreau extended his career-best point streak to 10 games with a goal and an assist, Mike Smith made 29 saves, and the Calgary Flames defeated the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night.<p>Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each added a goal and an assist and Mark Giordano scored …

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Pens Points: Thankful for This Break

<b>Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning...</b><p>It was announced last night that the Penguins and Flyers will meet for another outdoor game, this …

Kris Letang

John Wall’s knee feels better and so do Wizards in win over Bucks

MILWAUKEE — The joy of defense showed on John Wall’s face. He had just taken a charge by Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton, who tried side-stepping his way past Bradley Beal but spun into the waiting Wall in the paint. And after the whistle blew for an offensive foul, Wall got to his feet, …

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Washington Capitals: 3 Bold Predictions for the 2017-18 Season

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images<p>There are multiple bold predictions that can be made about the Washington Capitals during the 2017-18 …

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The Noon Number: Keep the Home Fires Burning

<i>33.3</i> - The Capitals shots-per-game rate over their last four games at home, including a season-high 43 shots Saturday night against the Wild - one of …

#CapsGiving Returns!

Fans are encouraged to purchase the #CapsGiving ticket package (use promo code TURKEY) to receive their limited edition ice resurfacer gravy boats …

Thanksgiving