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  • EDMONTON — When the Washington Capitals took the Verizon Center ice for their season opener two weeks ago, introduced separately for individual recognition, Jay Beagle stood on the bench, dressed in a suit, wishing he could be wearing skates instead. The public address announcer had called Beagle’s name, just like for all the other hurt […]... read more...
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  • CALGARY – In Alex Ovechkin news unrelated to his personal relationship with Coach Barry Trotz, which has hogged the spotlight during Washington’s western Canada trip, the Capitals forward has registered just two shots on goal in each of the past two games, all but one of which came during the final period. “I think it’s […]... read more...
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  • With the homestand hanging in the balance, the shootout monkey clinging to their backs Saturday night, Capitals Coach Barry Trotz turned to assistant Blaine Forsythe and delegated the responsibility of choosing a third skater. Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, two slick left-handers, had already poked pucks past Florida goaltender Al Montoya and, because Washington... read more...
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  • Despite scoring the first goal and leading 3-2 late in the second period, the Bruins wilted in Montreal’s home opener, giving up four of the final five goals of the game – including an empty netter – as the B’s fell to the Habs 6-4.... read more...
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  • CALGARY – Andre Burakovsky strode confidently down the hallways of Rexall Place, past the reporters clustered around Coach Barry Trotz, and opened the door to what he assumed would be the visiting lockers. Instead, it was an administrator’s room, and Burakovsky had no time to apologize to General Manager Brian MacLellan before scurrying away, quite […]... read more...
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  • EDMONTON, CANADA – Before the Washington Capitals left for their annual western Canada road trip, before Coach Barry Trotz could finalize a decision on forward Tom Wilson’s rehabilitation route, he told reporters Wilson would “probably” appear during the tail section of the sojourn through Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Shortly after came word that Wilson would […... read more...
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  • EDMONTON — Capitals defenseman John Erskine underwent “a successful” surgery Wednesday to repair a disk in his neck, the team announced. Initially listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Erskine did not travel with Washington on its western Canada trip. The Capitals revealed earlier Wednesday that Erskine had been placed onto regular injured res... read more...
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  • Crosby is the best player in the world but his lack of patience and self control can at times take himself out of a hockey game better than anyone could do themselves. That's why Crosby's performance Saturday night in Nashville with a goal ... read more...
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  • For the first time this season, the New Jersey Devils won in overtime thanks to Jaromir Jagr beating Robin Lehner on his only shot. This recap goes over which Ottawa Senators gave the Devils problems and special teams issues among other observations. read more...
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  • EDMONTON, CANADA – At his corner stall deep inside the Edmonton Oilers locker room, winger Matt Hendricks turned off the music and bounded from his chair. Old faces from Washington had approached, and Hendricks offered everyone an enthusiastic handshake, even the one he didn’t recognize. A favorite among Capitals fans for two seasons, known for […]... read more...
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  •   The Nashville Predators (5-1-2) played host to the Pittsburgh Penguins (4-2-1) on Saturday night for a Western Conference vs Eastern Conference clash. The Eastern Conference Penguins would come out with the win in pretty dominant fashion over the Predators. Nashville came into Saturday’s game as the only team without a regulation loss to their […] ... read more...
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  • CALGARY – They warned us about the torturous stairs of McHugh Bluff, the wooden planks which blast your leg muscles into Smuckers jars, and for this we can claim neither excuses nor ignorance. “Three-quarters of the way up,” Jay Beagle said, “you should be walking. And the fifth time you should be crawling, because that’s what […]... read more...
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