10:10 PM EDT, Mon May 04, 2015
Japers' Rink 1 hour ago

Capitals vs Rangers Third Period Thread

With a rare bit of secondary scoring, Jay Beagle lit the game's first lamp for the Washington Capitals. They, blessedly, took the lead to the second intermission. Third period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Washington Post 1 hour ago

DC Sports Bog: Watch the ‘Star Wars’-inspired intro video from Game 3 of the Caps-Rangers series

Before the puck dropped on Monday’s Game 3 of the Capitals and Rangers’ second-round series, a “Star Wars”-inspired intro video was shown on the Verizon Center video board. The two-minute video described the outcomes of Games 1 and 2 and what to expect in Game 3, when the “Blueshirts are wearing...
Japers' Rink 1 hour ago

Capitals vs Rangers Second Period Thread

If you were anticipating a low-scoring affair, you might have been on to something. Scoreless after one. Second period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Washington Post 2 hours ago

Caps Insider: Capitals vs. Rangers: Game 3 discussion thread

To hear Coach Barry Trotz tell it, the reason the Washington Capitals have become so adept at rebounding after losses, at moving beyond disappointment and fixing their mistakes, comes from nothing more than the sinking feeling of watching another team celebrate. And in this way, they were not unlike...
NHL 10 hours ago
Video: Spin Cycle x2

Watch: Spin Cycle x2

Alex Ovechkin with a beautiful spinning set up but Henrik Lundqvist responds with a cartwheel stop in game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoff matchup.
CSN Washington 2 hours ago

Leonsis joins CSN for exclusive pre-Game 3 interview

Things are going well for two local teams in the playoffs, both of which happen to be owned by Ted Leonsis. He spoke with our Jill Sorenson before Game 3 in D.C.

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CSN Washington 5 hours ago

Young Capital may get first taste of playoff hockey in Game 2

One young Capitals will get his first taste of playoff hockey in Monday's Game 2. That, plus lineups from Chuck Gormley.
Washington Post May 3, 2015

With Wizards and Capitals success, Ted Leonsis is basking in a double dose of glory

On the morning of April 22, Ted Leonsis awoke with a dull but persistent ache in his shoulders and neck. Why did this have to happen now, in the middle of the NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs? What in the world could have caused it? And then it hit him: He had an exceedingly rare but acute case of double-owner neck strain.Read full article >>

Capitals staying loose, confident heading into Game 3 against the Rangers

As the Washington Capitals finished practice Sunday afternoon, their only time together for on-ice tweaks before hosting Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night, forward Jason Chimera entered the locker room and looked for a target. He slipped off his red jersey and tip-toed across the carpet, holding it like a matador’s cape. Sneaking behind a team official, he hurled the sweat-soaked sweater over the official’s head, cackled and danced away, another successful prank pulled by the team’s resident jokester.Read full article >>

Caps Insider: Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Game 2 goal another example of his ‘really, really good’ growth

Grab a handful of the Washington Capitals’ most memorable moments during this still-young postseason — beer bottles crashing onto the ice at Nassau Coliseum, game-winning goals scored by Nicklas Backstrom and Joel Ward, either of Alex Ovechkin’s howitzers against the New York Rangers— and one stands out as the most gleeful.Read full article >>
CSN Washington May 3, 2015

Caps' reliance on Holtby this season was not by design

Barry Trotz has leaned heavily on Braden Holtby this season, but that was not his plan going in.
CSN Washington May 3, 2015

Caps return home to face NHL's best road team

The Caps return home for Games 3 and 4, but will they be able to take advantage of home ice against the NHL's best road team?

Caps Insider: Nate Schmidt recalled from Hershey, Tim Gleason receives maintenance day

UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): Gleason returned to the ice midway through practice and took line rushes with Green. The original post is below.***In between Games 2 and 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, returning home to host the New York Rangers for a pair at Verizon Center, the Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Nate Schmidt from their minor-league affiliate, a move evidently corresponding to an injury on their blue line.Read full article >>
CSN Washington May 3, 2015

Capitals know they're in for a long series against Rangers

News, notes and leftover observations as the Capitals move past their 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday and return to Kettler Capitals Iceplex today for an 11 a.m. practice in preparation for Monday night’s Game 3 at Verizon Center.

Rangers even series with Capitals

The New York Rangers needed to bounce back after a tough loss to the Washington Capitals. Kreider scored 38 seconds after the opening face-off and the Rangers defeated the Capitals 3-2 in New York on Saturday, tying their Eastern Conference semifinal series at 1-1. “I think it helped us a lot to get back on track and not think too much, just play our game and get the building going,” said New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who made 30 saves. Nikita Kucherov scored at 2:06 of the second overtime to give Tampa Bay victory at Montreal in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal...
Washington Post May 2, 2015

Jenkins: Sally Jenkins: Capitals get caught snoozing vs. Rangers, wake up with the series tied

NEW YORK – The question was: Would the Washington Capitals wake up before the dinner hour? They were late sleepers, still rolling out of bed when the New York Rangers scored their first goal, and their doziness cost them something precious — a chance to get the upper hand over the Rangers and make this Eastern Conference playoff series something other than a protracted siege. Read full article >>
CSN Washington May 2, 2015

Lundqvist on Ovechkin: 'He definitely surprised me'

Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist knew Alex Ovechkin was an elite talent, but even he was surprised by Ovechkin's kneeling goal.
Washington Post May 2, 2015

Caps Insider: Even after his ‘sick’ goal, Alex Ovechkin no longer surprises

NEW YORK—Alex Ovechkin scored a league-leading 53 regular-season goals, so his Capitals teammates have long passed the point of surprise when he makes a dazzling play or shoots a laser into the net. But even by those standards, his goal in the second period Saturday was special.Read full article >>

Caps Insider: Returning home with a split, Capitals pluck the positives from their Game 2 loss

NEW YORK — To spin Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 loss in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals forward, as the Washington Capitals tried, the best place to start would be inside their locker room at Madison Square Garden. There was frustration over the two-goal deficit at the end of the first period, sure, and disappointment over their inability to equalize down the stretch. But, on paper, they would return home tied 1-1. In their minds, skipping town in this fashion wasn’t all that shabby.Read full article >>

Capitals Player News

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    Alex Ovechkin

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  • 1 Evgeny Kuznetsov

    Evgeny Kuznetsov

    Caps Insider: Ted Leonsis talks Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov

  • 1 Andre Burakovsky

    Andre Burakovsky

    Caps Insider: Burakovsky-Beagle-Brouwer line looking for more offenisve production

  • 1 Tim Gleason

    Tim Gleason

    Caps Insider: Defenseman Tim Gleason says he will play in Game 3 against the Rangers

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