4:36 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
Washington Post 7 hours ago

Caps Insider: In 501st game, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom gets 500th career point

EDMONTON, Canada — Nicklas Backstrom waited along the right half-wall, the spot where he had learned to be most patient, because who better to conduct the Washington Capitals’ explosive power play than the center who desired no spotlight? His blade bounced over the puck. Once, twice, three times, a calming influence for his teammates, torturous for the Edmonton Oilers penalty killers, who just like everyone else in the NHL, were forced to wait while Backstrom selected the vial of poison. Read full article >>
Japers' Rink 9 hours ago

Capitals vs. Oilers Recap: Caps Slip Up Against Oilers in 3-2 Loss

Despite some strong play, the Capitals lost in regulation for the first time this season. [GameCenter - Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: war-on-ice, hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick] For the second...
Washington Post 15 hours ago

Washington Capitals begin western swing with 3-2 loss to Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON — The Washington Capitals traveled westward hoping the season’s first extended trip would allow them time to bond away from the familiarity of Verizon Center. They eagerly anticipated dinners and conversation, an off-day curling trip in Calgary and, for some, the prospect of reuniting with family. Read full article >>
CSN Washington 15 hours ago

Scrivens makes 32 saves, Oilers beat Capitals 3-2

Ben Scrivens made 32 stops and the Edmonton Oilers handed Washington its first regulation loss of the season, beating the Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night.
NHL 18 hours ago
Video: Samantha King sings “O Canada” at Rexall Place

Watch: Samantha King sings “O Canada” at Rexall Place

Samantha King sings “O Canada” at Rexall Place prior to the game between the Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers.
Japers' Rink 9 hours ago
Thursday Caps Clips: Mistakes Were Made

Thursday Caps Clips: Mistakes Were Made

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The roadie starts with a bagel, Backstrom bags point #500, Alzner skates game #300, the Captain gives good interview and more. Your savory breakfast links: Early-in-the-season optimism is optimistic, but the numbers might actually back up what our eyes are seeing. [Rink, RMNB] Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's regulation loss to the Oilers from us (Recap, QuickCap, GIFs), Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Backstrom, Johansson)  NHL.com (and highlights), PHT, AP, WaPo, CSNW, Peerless, DSP (plus three stars), RMNB, GM on a...

More Capitals Rumors & News

CSN Washington 44 mins ago

Beagle anticipates return to hometown in Calgary

Jay Beagle is from Calgary and expects a large group of friends and family when the Caps travel to face the Flames.
CSN Washington 45 mins ago

Caps go curling for team bonding event

The Washington Capitals deciding to go curling for a team-bonding event.
CSN Washington 5 hours ago

Trotz-Korn relationship built on trust

Barry Trotz says having Mitch Korn around take one less thing off his plate.

In 501st game, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom gets 500th career point

EDMONTON, Canada – Nicklas Backstrom waited along the right half-wall, the spot where he had learned to be most patient, because who better to conduct the Washington Capitals’ explosive power play than the center who desired no spotlight? His blade bounced over the puck. Once, twice, three times, a calming influence for his teammates, torturous […]

Caps Insider: Postgame: In one-goal loss to Edmonton, Capitals ‘feel like we let one get away’

EDMONTON, CANADA — The reconciliation of their possession dominance and ultimate defeat began as the Washington Capitals migrated toward the team bus, bound for Edmonton International Airport and, as Wednesday turned into Thursday back home, the next stop on their road trip through western Canada. Read full article >>

Postgame: In one-goal loss to Edmonton, Capitals ‘feel like we let one get away’

EDMONTON, CANADA – The reconciliation of their possession dominance and ultimate defeat began as the Washington Capitals migrated toward the team bus, bound for Edmonton International Airport and, as Wednesday turned into Thursday back home, the next stop on their road trip through western Canada. They had just suffered the first regulation loss of this […]
CSN Washington 15 hours ago

' Would have been nicer if we won'

In a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, Nicklas Backstrom scored his 500th career point. He assisted John Carlson on the first Washington goal of the game.
CSN Washington 17 hours ago

Carlson scores, assist gives Backstrom 500th point

Nicklas Backstrom feeds John Carlson for the game tying goal in the first period against Edmonton. Carlson gets his first goal of the year, Backstrom gets his 500th career point.
CSN Washington 17 hours ago

O'Brien loses helmet trading punches with Hendricks

After a hit on Michael Latta in the neutral zone, Liam O'Brien took exception and tangled with Matt Hendricks, tackling him to the ice.
CSN Washington 18 hours ago

Live Updates: Capitals vs. Oilers in Edmonton

The Capitals take on the Oilers in Edmonton tonight. Watch live on CSN and follow real-time updates from the game here.

Capitals at Oilers: Game 6 discussion thread

EDMONTON — Good evening from Rexall Place, where the Washington Capitals (3-0-2) put their regulation unbeaten streak on the line at 9 p.m. against the host Edmonton Oilers (1-4-1), who recently scored their first victory of the season Monday vs. Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, four provinces over, the city of Ottawa locked down after shootings at […]
Alex Prewitt / Washington Post 20 hours ago

Caps Insider: Capitals at Oilers: Game 6 discussion thread

EDMONTON — Good evening from Rexall Place, where the Washington Capitals (3-0-2) put their regulation unbeaten streak on the line at 9 p.m. against the host Edmonton Oilers (1-4-1), who recently scored their first victory of the season Monday vs. Tampa Bay. Read full article >>
Alex Prewitt / Washington Post 23 hours ago

Caps Insider: Capitals defenseman John Erskine undergoes neck surgery

EDMONTON — Capitals defenseman John Erskine underwent “a successful” surgery Wednesday to repair a disk in his neck, the team announced. Initially listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Erskine did not travel with Washington on its western Canada trip. The Capitals revealed earlier Wednesday that Erskine had been placed onto regular injured reserve, before later posting news of the surgery on their website. Read full article >>

Capitals Player News

  • 1 John Carlson

    John Carlson

    Carlson scores, assist gives Backstrom 500th point

  • 1 Liam O'Brien

    Liam O'Brien

    O'Brien loses helmet trading punches with Hendricks

  • 1 John Erskine

    John Erskine

    Caps Insider: Capitals defenseman John Erskine undergoes neck surgery

  • Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin

    Teammates say Ovechkin 'completely buying in'

  • Braden Holtby

    Braden Holtby

    Caps Insider: Improved Capitals defense reflected in fewer shots against, more blocked shots

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