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  • VANCOUVER – In the hockey circles of Halifax, hard by the Canadian coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, the discussion always returns to Liam O’Brien. “Everyone’s talking about it,” said Capitals goaltender Justin Peters, whose brother attends school where the unlikeliest NHL story was raised. “Everyone’s really cheering him on.” From injured rookie camp invitee to […]... 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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  • The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Tom Wilson from Hershey, paving the way for his season debut after undergoing summer surgery on a fractured fibula. In the corresponding move, the Capitals demoted forward Chris Brown, who had been a healthy scratch the entire western Canada trip and skated just three of eight games this season. They exchanged a right […... read more...
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  • The soon-to-be Brooklyners visit Denver for their only trip to Denver as the Avs look to halt the Isles early-season momentum and kick start some of their own. The New York Islanders come to Denver tonight to pay our Avs their annual visit. Ma... read more...
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  • CALGARY — Thursday afternoon, in lieu of hockey practice, the Washington Capitals encountered the rare situation of feeling uncomfortable on ice. They were bused across town here to the Calgary Curling Club, just across the Bow River from the Scotiabank Saddledome, where they will face the Flames this weekend. The western Canadian players, who grew […]... read more...
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  • Capitals forward Tom Wilson spent Wednesday’s morning skate rotating with Eric Fehr as the fourth line right winger, and both exited the practice rink within moments of each other, still unsure exactly who would skate later that night against Detroit. Would it be Wilson, the 20-year-old rehabilitated from summer ankle surgery, hoping to make his […]... read more...
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  • Jason Chimera keeled over, forehead pressed into the ice, and clutched his newly misshapen nose. The Capitals forward had barreled into Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith, searching for a hit, but instead absorbed a helmet straight into his face. Smith readjusted his headgear and returned to the Red Wings bench. Chimera staggered to Washington’s side, where […]... read more...
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  • CALGARY — Before the Washington Capitals began their western Canadian road trip in Edmonton, Coach Barry Trotz poured all those seasons in Nashville into scouting the Oilers. He had learned their tendencies and gave respect to the less-heralded skaters, “not the biggest names, but they might be key names for the success of hockey teams.” In […]... read more...
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  • Despite all of the bravado to the contrary, injuries do matter, as the Blue Jackets are discovering. It's early in the season, but the challenges must be met now. Ask any coach or general manager about a team's prospects before the ... read more...
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  • VANCOUVER – As the Capitals’ backup goaltender, Justin Peters will be thrown into this type of situation a lot: starting inside the crease on the second of back-to-back nights, a fatigued group of teammates in front of him. On Sunday night here, the rousing Canadian national anthem had barely ended when the salvo began. “He […]... read more...
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  • CALGARY – Here came the requisite Alex Ovechkin question, slithered around a night when the Washington Capitals enjoyed their demoted right-winger scoring two goals, their frustrated goalie issuing some payback and their western Canada trip evening at one win and one loss. “Barry, your captain, no points in three games,” Coach Barry Trotz heard, and forgive […... read more...
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  • CALGARY – The western Canada road trip’s second stop brings the Washington Capitals to Calgary, a quick 45-minute, southward jump following their Wednesday night loss to Edmonton. The Capitals did not practice Thursday, instead hitting the curling rink for a team bonding session closed to the public. They will work out Friday before beginning the […]... read more...
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