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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – After he struck out swinging with a goaltender’s stick and creamed a blistering slapper that still lost in the hardest shot competition by 7 mph, Alex Ovechkin was still focused on winning a car. “Yeah, tomorrow,” he said. “I’m still on. I still want it.” Ovechkin already whiffed Friday night, when he […]... read more...
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  •   General Manager Brian MacLellan arrived for his chat with reporters, his first public comments since mid-November, in a jovial mood, cracking jokes and one-liners while his Washington Capitals faced the All-Star break with 32 standings points in their past 21 games. We’ll have plenty from MacLellan’s 18-minute conversation spaced out over the next several […... read more...
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  • And so we’ve come to the precipice of the 2015 NHL All-Star break, when everyone on the Washington Capitals (24-13-8, 56 points) except forward Alex Ovechkin are free to jet where they please and rest however they prefer. Even general manager Brian MacLellan, who spoke with reporters Tuesday afternoon following his team’s home matchup with the Edmonton Oilers... read more...
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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – The skills competition was just beginning Saturday night, across the hallway here inside Nationwide Arena, when reporters gathered to look at a jersey, a puck and a television screen, each part of the league’s unveiling of player tracking. The NHL was using the occasion to, for the first time, test its latest […]... read more...
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  • Inside their first losing home locker room in seven weeks, after inarguably reaching their lowest mark since late-November, the Washington Capitals searched for answers and settled on a common culprit. They had lost to the lowly Edmonton Oilers, 5-4, in a shootout. They had blown three separate two-goal leads. They had hopped into a time […]... read more...
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  • OXFORD, Ohio – The tattoos sprawl up Riley Barber’s right arm, each offering a reminder of home. His grandmother. His brothers. A ribbon for his mother, Stacy, a figure skating coach and survivor of breast cancer. The skyline of Pittsburgh. “Personal stuff,” Barber said. “Stuff like that.” He was standing inside his new home now, […]... read more...
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  • The Blackhawks made a real dark horse pick when they recalled Dennis Rasmussen to join the team in time for the ice show road trip with the injured Kris Versteeg out and Daniel Carcillo out serving his 6 game suspension. Many assumed it would be either Mark McNeill, Phillip Danault or Peter Regin but the […] ... read more...
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  • Searching for their fourth straight win, the Bruins played a solid 60-minute game, knocking off the Lightning 4-3 Tuesday night. Forty-eight hours later, the Black and Gold hosted the Rangers, a team with just two losses in their last 15 contests.... read more...
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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – Addressing reporters Saturday afternoon at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game, commissioner Gary Bettman zipped through a wide range of newsworthy items, spanning outdoor games, the upcoming salary cap and the much-ballyhooed 2016 World Cup in Toronto. In the interest of dumping as much news into one blog post as possible, here’s what […]... read more...
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