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  • ST. LOUIS – The barbs traded between Barry Trotz and Ken Hitchcock, good friends and longtime NHL coaches, date back years. There was the time Hitchcock called Trotz, “Darth Vader,” and Trotz replied by calling Hitchcock, “Lex Luthor.” Three years ago, Hitchcock also referred to Trotz as “a villain, a villainous character,” all in good […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Capitals have placed forward Brooks Laich on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 7, and recalled Chris Brown from their American Hockey League affiliate in Hershey, the team announced Friday afternoon. Laich has battled left shoulder issues since incurring the injury Oct. 18 against Florida during a collision with forward Shawn Thornton. He missed […... read more...
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  • DENVER – The lingering taste of their road trip had pivoted on a fortunate slashing penalty, a herculean goal by their captain and a stingy final six minutes, so the Washington Capitals could return home with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in their rearview mirror and a modest two-game win streak stuffed in […]... read more...
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  • ST. LOUIS – Saturday morning here at Scottrade Center, a small group of injured Washington Capitals – and defenseman Jack Hillen – worked out under the watch of assistant coach Todd Reirden, a quick conditioning skate to keep everyone in shape. Forward Brooks Laich and defenseman Dmitry Orlov, both on injured reserve, stayed late, exhausting […]... read more...
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  • GLENDALE, Ariz. – Seventeen days ago, across the country at Verizon Center, the Washington Capitals squandered a two-goal lead against the Arizona Coyotes and subsequently reached their nadir. They were criticized by their head coach for poor behavior. They called a closed-door meeting to hash out the issues. They committed nine penalties and twice allowed […]... read more...
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  • In two weeks, the television cameras from Epix will begin trailing the Washington Capitals full-time, filming for the four-episode, all-access “Road to the NHL Winter Classic” show. The crews have already been around the practice facility, setting up promotional spots and conducting interviews, and Wednesday, the network announced its air dates for the series. The [̷... read more...
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  • GLENDALE, Ariz. – With the Washington Capitals moving toward full health among their forwards corps — Brooks Laich (shoulder) and Liam O’Brien (lower body) are the lone holdouts — Coach Barry Trotz flanked center Evgeny Kuznetsov with new linemates, a move he hoped would give the 22-year-old “a little more skill to play with.” As […]... read more...
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  • The Devils enter the 3rd game of their 4 game Western Canada road trip after splitting the first 2. Coming off a shutout victory over the Oilers last night, will they be able to carry the momentum towards a victory in Calgary? read more...
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  • Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan held court for a half-hour Thursday afternoon inside a conference room at the team’s practice facility, his first comments to reporters since a five-game winless streak broke. He addressed settling into the job, thoughts on possible contract extensions and injuries. The rest of MacLellan’s thoughts have been dumped here... read more...
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  • GLENDALE, Ariz. – The unpredictability of his inaugural season helming the Washington Capitals had vexed Barry Trotz through 17 games and now, one day before the 18th, it left him searching for the proper phrase to describe the recent spat of mistakes. “That’s been a little bit of a sense of concern…frustration…I don’t have the […]... read more...
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  • They opened the locker room fast, no closed-door meeting to be held, because all the Washington Capitals understood how Friday night slipped away. They mustered little pressure against the New Jersey Devils, or not enough in time. They had 19 shots blocked, including eight on forward Alex Ovechkin, and failed to score on four power […]... read more...
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  • A slight smile crossed Barry Trotz’s face, some brief amusement found amid Friday night’s disappointment. Of course, the laugh seemed to say, his Washington Capitals would relish  flying to St. Louis almost immediately after a 1-0 loss to the New Jesery Devils. Of course, Trotz said, “you’d like to get a win right away.” Perhaps […]... read more...
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  • DENVER – The Washington Capitals stood along the boards Thursday morning at Pepsi Center, their second day here in the mountains, and wondered how to handle an altitude known for shredding lungs. Should they shed all caution and skate hard? Should they coast for several line rushes and adjust? “I don’t think there’s any black […]... read more...
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