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Pension Plan Puppets

Preview: Maple Leafs at Capitals

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ A strange afternoon game against a fairly familiar team. Washington Capitals @ Toronto Maple Leafs05:00 PM at Scotiabank ArenaWatch on: NHLN, TSN4, NBCSWA The Leafs last game was at home on January 27 against the Ottawa Senators, which Toronto lost by a score of 6-2. The Leafs have a record of 30-12-8 so far. The Washington Capitals last played at home on January 26 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Capitals won by a score of 3-2, and their current league record is 26-19-6. Them Plagued by injuries early, the Capitals are having a hard time...


Maple Leafs’ Murray dealing with ankle injury, Samsonov to start vs. Capitals

Matt Murray will undergo testing to determine the severity of the ankle injury.


Capitals’ Wilson exits with lower-body injury against Avalache

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson exited Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche with a lower-body injury after blocking a shot from Brad Hunt in the second period.

The Hockey Writers

Capitals News & Rumors: Wilson Injury, Ovechkin & Trade Talks

In this Washington Capitals news and rumors update, Tom Wilson exited the game against the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday night with a lower-body injury. Meanwhile, Alex Ovechkin continues his race to…

Knights On Ice

Golden Knights bounce back, crush Capitals in 6-2 blowout

Photo by Ethan Miller/ Vegas finishes its seven-game homestand with a 3-4-0 record. The Vegas Golden Knights came out flying and scored early and often in a lopsided 6-2 victory against the Washington Capitals Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. The win snapped Vegas’ season-long three-game losing streak in the final installment of a seven-game homestand (3-4-0). It was a dominant effort by the Golden Knights, who did it by committee against a Capitals squad missing captain Alex Ovechkin, who was a late scratch with a lower-body injury. The Capitals were listless for...


Capitals’ Ovechkin out vs. Golden Knights, day-to-day with lower body injury

Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin is out for Saturday night’s tilt against the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and the star winger has been listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury according to the team.

The Hockey Writers

NHL Rumors: Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres, Capitals, Bruins

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is talk that Ivan Provorov could be moved by the Philadelphia Flyers. Meanwhile, could a potential injury to Patrick Kane shut down any future…

Puck Prose

Washington Capitals set to add Backstrom and Wilson back into lineup

The Washington Capitals have played the majority of this season shorthanded. John Carlson was placed on injured reserve a few days ago, Connor Brown and Carl Hagelin have also been out with injuries. Most importantly, Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson haven’t played yet this season. That will change soon. The Washington Capitals are set to […] Washington Capitals set to add Backstrom and Wilson back into lineup - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL


Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom set to make season debut Sunday vs. Blue Jackets

Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom, who has been out all season recovering from hip surgery, will return to the lineup Sunday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On the Forecheck

Nashville Predators 3, Washington Capitals 2: Depth, goaltending give Preds win

Photo by Patrick Smith/ They continue to beat the odds. The Nashville Predators arrived at Capital One Arena on the second half of a back-to-back to take on the Washington Capitals, having won yesterday on the back of a record-breaking performance of Juuse Saros in goal. The Preds’ offensive woes seem somewhat mitigated of late, but despite injuries, Alexander Ovechkin’s Capitals are a formidable foe even on the second half of their own back-to-back. First Period Tommy Novak continued his scoring ways early, picking off a pass from Washington’s Erik Gustafsson...

On the Forecheck

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Road trip with the family

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Road trip!!!!!!!!! Nashville News Nashville’s Upcoming Road Trip Will Define Their Season | On the ForecheckWhat do the Preds need out of this coming road trip? I have some thoughts here. Around the League Capitals, Kuznetsov join Big Hat trend after Commanders' RobinsonBIG HATS! DeBrusk placed on long-term injured reserve by BruinsJake DeBrusk was placed on long-term injured reserve by the Boston Bruins on Thursday with a hand and lower-body injury sustained in a 2-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2023 Discover...


Capitals’ John Carlson ‘a little bit more back to normal’ after scary injury

Defenseman John Carlson attended the Capitals’ home game against the Buffalo Sabres and was in good spirits when meeting with coaches, 11 days removed from a puck striking the side of his head and sending him to the hospital.


With Backstrom, Wilson near returns, Capitals want them ‘integrated in quickly’

Just over eight months after Tom Wilson tore his left ACL and six months since Nicklas Backstrom addressed a chronic injury in his left hip, both players are closing in on their returns to action for the Capitals.

Visor saves Tom Wilson by stopping deflection to face

A shot was tipped up and caught Tom Wilson right in the visor, saving the Capitals forward from a gruesome injury.