11:00 AM EST, Tue December 06, 2016
Japers' Rink Nov 22, 2016

Tuesday Caps Clips: Star Light, Star Bright

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Superstar Nicky, an Oshie-shaped void, a few red flags and more. Your savory breakfast links: Congrats are in order for Nicklas Backstrom, named the NHL Third Star of the Week. [NHL.com, ESPN, CSNMA, NoVa Caps, RMNB] A few causes for Capitals concern. Crikey. [Rink] Gazing into the void that is Caps hockey without TJ Oshie... [NoVa Caps] ... such as the penalty kill, where coach sez a group effort will be needed. [WaPo] Lars Eller is skating again, though his status for Wednesday is still uncertain... [CSNMA] ... and Paul Carey has been reassigned...

Alexander Wennberg’s late goal gives Columbus win

Alexander Wennberg’s power-play goal with 53.6 seconds remaining gave the Columbus Blue Jackets their fourth straight win, 3-2 at Washington on Sunday. After the Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom was called for high-sticking with 1:34 remaining, Wennberg took a pass from Nick Foligno and slammed the puck past goalie Braden Holtby. Alex Ovechkin’s ninth goal of the season midway through the second period gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead, but the Blue Jackets tied it 14 seconds into the third on Brandon Dubinsky’s second goal of the season. Carter assisted on Drew Doughty’s score early in...
CSN Washington Nov 20, 2016

Capitals' Barry Trotz hopes NHL considers fining Nick Foligno for embellishment

Nicklas Backstrom was having another one of those games. A goal in the first period. A sweet saucer pass to Alex Ovechkin for a power
The Cannon Nov 20, 2016

Game 16 Recap: Jackets 3 Capitals 2

Jackets’ best-ever start continues For the second time in a week, the Jackets defeat the Washington Capitals, this time in their barn. A rare matinee, the Jackets traveled to DC looking to extend their best-ever start to a season. It was all Washington for long stretches of the opening period, however, with the Caps getting on the board just 3:11 into the game. After a failed clear by Jack Johnson, Nicklas Backstrom gathered the puck and threw it on net, where it deflected off Johnson’s skate and behind Sergei Bobrovsky. 1-0 Capitals: Nicklas Backstrom (Unassisted) The Caps continued...
Raw Charge Nov 17, 2016

Quick Strikes: Life without Stamkos ... again

Well, isn’t this a bit familiar. The Bolts By now you surely know that Steven Stamkos is out indefinitely. [Raw Charge] A deeper look into the injury. [Tampa Bay Times] The Lightning can manage Stamkos’ absence. [The Score] Ben Bishop needs to stand tall amid trade rumors. Shouldn’t be so hard, right? He is 6-foot-7 after all. [BoltsJolts] But don’t bet on a trade happening any time soon. [SBNation] The League Nicklas Backstrom had a five-point night as the Capitals embarrassed the Penguins 7-1. The four ways that Evgeni Malkin had a terrible night. [RMNB] This happened before that...
Rotoworld Nov 15, 2016

Nicklas Backstrom scores in OTL to CBJ - Nicklas Backstrom (C) Washington Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom found the back of the net in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus.
Rotoworld Nov 13, 2016

Tom Wilson sees time on top line - Tom Wilson (W) Washington Capitals

Tom Wilson got to play alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Saturday.

Capitals Player News

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Barry Trotz calls Alex Ovechkin's recent spate of penalties 'unacceptable'

  • Braden Holtby

    Braden Holtby, almost singlehandedly, gets the Caps a point on the road

  • Nicklas Backstrom

    Capitals Daily Quote: 'We need to be a little more gritty'

  • Jay Beagle

    Johansson scores twice as Caps beat Sabres 3-2 in OT The Associated Press

  • Lars Eller

    Capitals vs. Sabres Second Period Thread

  • T.J. Oshie

    Caps' T.J. Oshie returns to practice Friday, updates status

  • Matt Niskanen

    Caps' Niskanen hopes to return to practice Wednesday

  • Marcus Johansson

    Caps vs. Sabres Recap: MoJo Working, Beagle Biting, Caps Win 3-2 in OT

  • Jakub Vrana

    Despite Caps' loss, Jakub Vrana has a memorable NHL debut

  • Taylor Chorney

    Monday Caps Clips: Rocket Within Reach