7:44 PM EST, Wed December 17, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PANTHERS: Record-breaking shootout win gives Panthers some much-needed positive attention

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards A historic and extremely dramatic shootout victory over the Washington Capitals Tuesday night brought plenty of attention to a franchise not used to a whole lot of positive publicity. The Florida Panthers' rousing 2-1 victory over the Capitals...
On Frozen Pond | Miami Herald 4 hours ago

BREAKING IT DOWN: Florida Panthers' shootout win over Capitals is NHL's longest

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards THE SHOOTOUT Florida outlasts Washington in longest shootout in NHL history, winning 6-5 in Round 20. Round 1: Eric Fehr (Wsh) slapshot X; Jonathan Huberdeau (FL) snapshot wide X -- 0-0 Round 2: Nicklas Backstrom (Wsh) backhand X;...
Litter Box Cats 1 hour ago

Panthers 2, Capitals 1: Another Look At Last Night

What do the underlying stats say about the Panthers efforts last night? Aside from the obvious, record setting, 20-round, five elimination saving goal, marathon shootout last night, what else can we take from last night's game? Courtesy of www.hockeystats.ca: Just based on Corsi in all situations,...
The Cannon 1 hour ago

Cannon Blasts - December 17, 2014

News and notes from around the NHL Here are some random notes from around the NHL and even a few that pertain to the CBJ! The Hockey Writers see Matt Calvert as a "depth" forward who could/should be traded. The mumps are going around the NHL.  SB Nation looks...
NHL 9 hours ago
Video: Shootout: Capitals vs. Panthers (Abridged)

Watch: Shootout: Capitals vs. Panthers (Abridged)

The Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers battle in the longest shootout in NHL history on December 16, 2014.
CSN Washington 3 hours ago
Capitals top 5 plays of the week: Backstrom goes off

Capitals top 5 plays of the week: Backstrom goes off

Here are the five best plays made by the Capitals over the last week, including Nicklas Backstrom's hat trick against Tampa.

Capitals’ power play showing signs of life

SUNRISE, Fla. – Around 10:54 p.m., Tuesday night, those punctual in viewing the first episode of Epix’s “Road to the Winter Classic” glimpsed the expletive-laced aftermath of the Washington Capitals’ home loss to Columbus, which ended with Jason Chimera’s late interference penalty. As his players trudged into the locker room, Coach Barry Trotz tried tearing […]

More Capitals Rumors & News

John Carlson could be on track to become seventh Capital to reach 50 assists in a season

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sometime around Thanksgiving, John Carlson approached Todd Reirden, the assistant coach charged with guiding the Washington Capitals’ defensemen, and asked for a favor. Reirden envisions long-term plans grounded in daily improvements for his charges, laying out goals and the route to reach them. Now, Carlson wanted extra work getting there.Read full article >>

Caps Insider: Capitals hope net-front chaos can help crack Sergei Bobrovsky

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Six days ago, the Washington Capitals felt content chalking up their first loss in four games to the Eastern Conference’s hottest goaltender and an untimely penalty in overtime.They had fallen, 3-2, to the Columbus Blue Jackets for two major reasons: First, forward Jason Chimera committed an interference that gave Columbus a late power play converted into the game-winning goal. Second, Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves, in what became the third of five 30-save games this month, in which he has won all seven appearances, posted a 1.63 goals against average and recorded a .950...

Capitals hope net-front chaos can help crack Sergei Bobrovsky

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Six days ago, the Washington Capitals felt content chalking up their first loss in four games to the Eastern Conference’s hottest goaltender and an untimely penalty in overtime. They had fallen, 3-2, to the Columbus Blue Jackets for two major reasons: First, forward Jason Chimera committed an interference that gave Columbus a […]

The totally surprising shootout goal of Brooks Orpik

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The visitors’ bench erupted en masse, because how could it not? Tom Wilson picked up Joel Ward and hugged him, both of their helmets flipped backward in rally-cap fashion. Alex Ovechkin raised both arms into the air and kept them there. Todd Reirden grinned a can-you-believe-it grin at fellow assistant Blaine Forsythe, […]

Retired goalie Tomas Vokoun reflects on career, Mitch Korn

SUNRISE, Fla. – In the hallways of BB&T Center, a 10-minute drive from his home, Tomas Vokoun, newly retired goaltender, saw two friends approaching and smiled. Mitch Korn, his old position coach with the Nashville Predators, had brought Braden Holtby over to say hello, and Vokoun immediately pointed at Holtby’s bushy beard. “What is that?” […]

Before history-making shootout, Capitals and Panthers had typically tight battle

SUNRISE, Fla. – By the end, when the dust had settled on NHL’s longest shootout ever and the visitors had begun reconciling a loss with the thrill of making history, the box score looked like the love note of an overzealous middle-schooler. For the Washington Capitals: XXXOXXOXXOOXXXXXOXXX For the Florida Panthers: XXXOXXOXXOOXXXXXOXXO That last circle […]
CSN Washington 18 hours ago

Hershey update: Galiev heating up

Checking in with the Hershey Bears and other Caps prospects.
CSN Washington 20 hours ago

Caps lose marathon shootout with Panthers

The Capitals tried everyone but backup goaltender Justin Peters in their shootout loss.
CSN Washington 20 hours ago

Caps fall to Panthers in longest shootout in history

In the longest shootout in NHL history, Washington fell to Florida on Tuesday night. Details here.
Alex Prewitt / Washington Post 20 hours ago

Capitals vs. Panthers: Washington falls in 20th round of shootout

SUNRISE, Fla. — The puck dropped to the ice, dangling amid the cluster of bodies inside the Florida Panthers’ crease, leaving Capitals forward Brooks Laich no choice but to swing his skate ahead and hope for the best. Read full article >>
CSN Washington 21 hours ago

Goal or no goal? Caps' goal overturned due to kick

Goal or no goal? What would have been a go-ahead goal in Tuesday's Capitals-Panthers game was overturned and ruled a kick. Good call?
CSN Washington Dec 16, 2014

Capitals Pulse: Washington faces Florida

The Capitals head south to take on Florida on Tuesday night. Join the social media conversation here as you watch on CSN+.

Capitals Player News

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    Capitals’ power play showing signs of life

  • 1 Brooks Laich

    Brooks Laich

    Capitals vs. Panthers: Washington falls in 20th round of shootout

  • 1 Braden Holtby

    Braden Holtby

    The Noon Number: When Holtby Went Storen

  • 1 Nicklas Backstrom

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Capitals top 5 plays of the week: Backstrom goes off

  • 1 John Carlson

    John Carlson

    John Carlson could be on track to become seventh Capital to reach 50 assists in a season

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