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Monday Caps Clips: Cuts and Scrapes

Monday Caps Clips: Cuts and Scrapes

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The roster gets another reduction, the forwards duke it out and more. Your savory breakfast links: The Caps made another round of cuts, reducing the roster by 17 players. [WaPo, CSNMA, NoVa Caps] This latest set of cuts sends 16 players to the Hershey Bears, who open their training camp today. [NoVa Caps, Chocolate Hockey] That leaves 36 players still vying for jobs - including forwards Tyler Graovac and Alex Chiasson, who are both very much in the mix for opening night. [WashTimes, FiCP, THW] Leftover pics from the Caps-Canes battle on Saturday....
Becca H / Japers' Rink Sep 24, 2017
Saturday Caps Clips: Stormy Weather

Saturday Caps Clips: Stormy Weather

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Another lopsided loss for the Caps, the law finally catches up with Wilson and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz), NHL.com, CSNMA, NoVa Caps, News & Observer, and Canes Country. Of course he scored. Of course. [RMNB] By the end of the game, Nathan Walker, Jay Beagle and Devante Smith-Pelly were playing as a trio... might that be Barry Trotz’s fourth line? [CSNMA] News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate and training camp festivities. [Rinkside...
Japers' Rink Sep 23, 2017
Saturday Caps Clips: Blues Snooze; Capitals vs Hurricanes Game Day

Saturday Caps Clips: Blues Snooze; Capitals vs Hurricanes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Centennial Fan Arena was fun; the actual game sure wasn’t. Your savory breakfast links: The Caps’ early-season schedule will present some challenges. They’ll have to work hard to not find themselves in a mid-November standings points hole. [Cheerless] Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s shutout loss from Vogs, NHL.com, CSNMA and NoVa Caps. The lone bright spot? Tyler Graovac. Caps 365 | Positive from tonight's exhibition loss is standout 4th liner Tyler Graovac. #CapsCamp pic.twitter.com/fDNDKIKUlh— Washington...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Sep 22, 2017
The Noon Countdown: How Do You Like Them Apples?

The Noon Countdown: How Do You Like Them Apples?

A look at John Carlson’s work with the extra man 13 - Number of days remaining until the 2017-18 season. But it’s also... ...the number of power-play assists earned by John Carlson in 2016-17, which led all defensemen and was third-best among all Caps. Carlson tied his power-play total from 2014-15, which is his second-highest total behind only his 17 assists with the extra man back in 2013-14 (in 10 more games than he played last season).
Japers' Rink Sep 22, 2017
Preseason Ponderings: What Could Torpedo the 2017-2018 Season?

Preseason Ponderings: What Could Torpedo the 2017-2018 Season?

Keeping an eye on factors that could make this year a difficult one Looking at questions, concerns, issues, and milestones the Capitals might face this season, we ask the question, “apart from injury, what would be the one factor that could torpedo the Washington Capitals 2017-18 season?” First we need to define just what “torpedo the Washington Capitals 2017-18 season” means. Quite simply, it would be a failure to reach the postseason. Think it can’t happen? Recall that when the Caps entered the 2011-12 season they were coming off three consecutive 100-plus point seasons, and...
Japers' Rink Sep 22, 2017
Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blues Game Day

Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blues Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The NHL’s Centennial Fan Arena and the St. Louis Blues roll into town, some campers leave town, Holtbeast is Holtbest and more. Your savory breakfast links: If there were any previews of tonight’s game, they would be posted here. Rosters and such should be available sometime today. Training camp took the day off yesterday, which was an ideal time for the team to announce its first round of cuts. Eleven players were returned to their junior or overseas teams. [CSNMA, WaPo, NoVa Caps] With the first week of camp in the books, here’s some...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Sep 21, 2017
The Noon Countdown: Down and Out

The Noon Countdown: Down and Out

A look at a rare occurrence for the 2016-17 squad 14 - Number of days remaining until the 2017-18 season. But it’s also... ...the number of regulation losses for the Capitals in 2016-17 when trailing after two periods, fewest in the League. The Caps only went into the third period behind a total of 22 times last year, which was bested only by Minnesota’s 21.
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 21, 2017
Canadiens vs. Capitals game recap: The big name forwards came as advertised

Canadiens vs. Capitals game recap: The big name forwards came as advertised

It’s only pre-season but there is a lot to be excited about The Montreal Canadiens outplayed, outshot and out-chanced the Washington Capitals but still came away with a 4-2 loss. After Artturi Lehkonen took a penalty after getting caught up with Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov broke into the zone on an innocent-looking play, danced around Mark Streit and beat Carey Price to make the score 1-0. Evgeni Kuznetsov walks through the Habs penalty kill and opens the scoring for the Capitals pic.twitter.com/YLaoEZMvuX— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) September 20, 2017 Five minutes later, Nikita...
Japers' Rink Sep 21, 2017
Thursday Caps Clips: Answering the Bell Center

Thursday Caps Clips: Answering the Bell Center

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A better effort and fewer penalties plus goals from Kuzy Vrana and DSP made for a nice preseason win. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s 4-2 win from Vogs, NHL.com, WaPo, CSNMA, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and Habs World. Jakub Vrana impressed... [WaPo, CSNMA] Vrana or Kuzy? You tell us. #CapsCamp pic.twitter.com/Z9WGr7odWR— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 20, 2017 ... no pressure man, no pressure. [CSNMA] Hey, and Madison Bowey looked pretty good too. [FiCP] Don’t sleep on Devante...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 20, 2017
Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

The Canadiens enter a star-studded lineup for tonight’s game. The Montreal Canadiens take to the Bell Centre ice tonight in their second match of the pre-season, hosting the Washington Capitals in the first of back-to-back games. Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty will highlight tonight’s Canadiens lineup. The Capitals haven’t brought maky stars on the trip, but the ones who did arrive in Montreal are superstar talents. Alex Ovechkin and centreman Evgeny Kuznetsov will be taking a regular shift while the coaching staff will be monitoring a few of the less experienced players in the...
Blueshirt Banter Sep 20, 2017
30 Days of Lundqvist: The Washington Marathon

30 Days of Lundqvist: The Washington Marathon

Over Henrik Lundqvist’s career he’s been to the playoffs a lot – with 128 playoffs games over his 11-year career – and there’s no other opponent he’s battled more than the Washington Capitals. Over the last 11 years, the Rangers and Capitals have faced off in the playoffs 33 times dating back to 2009, and there have some memorable moments between the two teams. Shayna recently talked about one of those memorable moments, with Lundqvist’s back-to-back shutouts in 2013 against the Capitals, but I want to go back a year and talk about quite possibly the most bizarre game the two...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Sep 20, 2017
The Noon Countdown: Ready, Brett, Go!

The Noon Countdown: Ready, Brett, Go!

A look at Brett Connolly’s first outing with the Caps 15 - Number of days remaining until the 2017-18 season. But it’s also... ...the number of goals scored by Brett Connolly in 2016-17, topping his previous career high (12) set back in 2014-15 with the Lightning. Connolly struggled at times to crack the Caps’ lineup last season, but when he did, he produced - and at a fairly efficient clip. His career year translated into a new two-year contract with the team over the summer, and with a few more openings available this year Connolly has a chance to make a bigger impact in 2017-18.
Becca H / Japers' Rink Sep 20, 2017
Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Canadiens Game Day

Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Canadiens Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head to Montreal, available roster spots abound, and more. Your savory breakfast links: Previews of tonight’s preseason tilt against the Habs from Vogs, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Eyes on the Prize for the other side of tonight’s matchup. Here’s what the Habs’ side should look like tonight, including Jonathan Drouin’s Montreal debut. [EoTP, Hockey I/O] Former Cap Karl Alzner, who likely won’t be in the lineup tonight, is missed by his old pals. [TVA] A few leftovers from Monday night’s loss in Newark....
Becca H / Japers' Rink Sep 19, 2017
Tuesday Caps Clips: Devilish Start

Tuesday Caps Clips: Devilish Start

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps fall in a penalty-filled outing in Newark, dissecting the blueline battle and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from NHL.com, WaPo, CSNMA, , NoVa Caps, RMNB, and NJ.com. Nathan Walker made a big statement in his first preseason game, scoring the lone goal for the good guys as he continues his quest to make history. [Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps] So. Many. Penalties. [NoVa Caps] New Jersey’s Nico Hischier and Caps prospect Jonas Siegenthaler are part of a new wave of Swiss players...
All About the Jersey Sep 18, 2017
Preseason Gamethread #1: New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals

Preseason Gamethread #1: New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals

Tonight is the first game of the New Jersey Devils’ preseason. There are only two games at the Rock this September; they will host the Washington Capitals tonight for the first one. This is a gamethread where users can discuss the game as it happens. Welcome to the Preseason. The New Jersey Devils will play seven games in six days over the next two weeks. There are only two in Newark this year and this the first one. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. the Washington Capitals (SBN Blog: Japers’ Rink) The Time: 7:00 PM ET The Broadcast: If you’re outside of the area, NHL.TV will...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Sep 18, 2017
The Noon Countdown: Killin’ It at Home

The Noon Countdown: Killin’ It at Home

A look at how the Caps’ penalty kill clicked at home 17 - Number of days remaining until the 2017-18 season. But it’s also... ...the number of power-play goals given up by the Capitals at home in 2016-17, tied for the second-fewest in the League. The penalty killers had plenty of time to practice, given the fact that the Caps found themselves shorthanded a whopping 129 times at Verizon Center (sixth-most) - and checked in with the second-best home penalty kill (86.8%, behind only Boston’s 88%).
All About the Jersey Sep 18, 2017
Preseason Preview #1: New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals

Preseason Preview #1: New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals

The New Jersey Devils will begin their preseason tonight with the Washington Capitals being one of two teams to be visiting the Prudential Center during this preseason. Here is the preview for the game. Welcome back to hockey. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. the Washington Capitals (SBN Blog: Jaspers’ Rink). The Time: 7:00 PM EST The Broadcast: No Devils home television broadcast. CSN-DC will broadcast for the Washington Capitals. According to Andrew Gross of The Record, there will be no radio broadcast for the Devils tonight, either. Who the Teams Will Dress: Here is what you...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Sep 18, 2017
Monday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Devils Game Day

Monday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Devils Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The first preseason scrimmage is in the books, the first preseason game lies ahead, and more. Your savory breakfast links: Previews of tonight’s preseason opener against the Devils from Vogs, NJ.com, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at All About the Jersey for the other side of tonight’s matchup. The Caps won’t be dressing a ton of veterans for the first game of the preseason, with the focus on auditioning their young blueliners. [WaPo] One veteran who will be dressing? Marcus Johansson, who will don the red and...
Japers' Rink Sep 17, 2017
Sunday Caps Clips: Training Camp, Day Three

Sunday Caps Clips: Training Camp, Day Three

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The first scrimmage is upon us - on the way to tomorrow’s first preseason game. Your savory breakfast links: Day Three of training camp gets underway today at 9:00am when Group Red and Group Blue practice separately, then hold a scrimmage on the Caps Rink at 9:45. Group White skates at 12:30pm... ... and the scrimmage lineups are available here. [NoVa Caps] You know who’s looking good in camp? Jakub Vrana, that’s who. And he’s getting some time on Backstrom’s wing. [NoVa Caps] Another guy making a good impression is Alex Chiasson, who...
Japers' Rink Sep 16, 2017
Saturday Caps Clips: Training Camp, Day Two

Saturday Caps Clips: Training Camp, Day Two

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Everyone skates, Ovi speaks, and parsing the camp lines and d-pairings. Your savory breakfast links: Day Two of training camp gets underway at 9:30am when Group Blue takes the ice on the Arlington Rink. Group White skates at 11:00, and Group Red laces up at 12:30. The full roster (by group) is available here... ... and here’s a breakdown of how they lined up on Day One. [CSNMA] Season storylines. [NHL.com] For the first time in a couple of years, the camp battles are meaningful. There’s room on the roster for some of the youngsters, and...

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