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  • Ever since Chris Phillips, Chris Neil, and Zack Smith went down with injuries, the team has gone on a magical run. Even with the loss to the New York Rangers last night, they still barely sit in a playoff spot. Of course lots of this amazing stretch are due to luck, but the team has […] ... read more...
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  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Since the Washington Capitals had squandered their last gift of extended rest, laying eggs against New York and Dallas following two days off, Coach Barry Trotz quickly squelched the possibility of a repeat scenario. Instead, with his team idle until Wednesday, Trotz envisioned treating three practices like training camp, perhaps not in intensity [&#... read more...
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  • The Washington Capitals had already snatched a 3-2 overtime victory over the New Jersey Devils that Coach Barry Trotz felt they had no business winning, and now the out-of-town scoreboard at Verizon Center glowed with more gifts from across the continent. The Boston Bruins fell in overtime. So did the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators and […]... read more...
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  • Friday morning, the Washington Capitals reassigned defenseman Dmitry Orlov to their American Hockey League affiliate in Hershey, a formality that finally grants the injured 23-year-old clearance to play his first professional game in almost one year. Sidelined this entire season after undergoing surgery on a broken wrist suffered during the 2014 IIHF World Championships,... read more...
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  • WILMINGTON, Mass. — David Krejci practiced with the Boston Bruins on Wednesday for the first time since he suffered a partially torn MCL in his left knee on Feb. 20. The top-six center also participated in Tuesday’s morning skate. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said Krejci is “progressing well” in his recovery and this weekend’s back-to-back against the Florida Panthers a... read more...
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  • Once the Washington Capitals returned to their practice facility Thursday morning, an extended and somewhat unwelcome interruption to their schedule finally nearing its end, Coach Barry Trotz looked at the upcoming gantlet and somehow found pleasure amid the Eastern Conference’s toughest closing schedule. Six of his team’s final nine games will be against teams in [̷... read more...
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  • (UPDATED at 12:47 p.m. to include comments from Trotz) The Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate received an influx of bodies Tuesday, welcoming two reassignments from the NHL and two overseas prospects. Defenseman Dmitry Orlov, who has spent the season on long-term injured reserve after undergoing wrist surgery May 22, 2014, moved one step closer to returning […... read more...
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  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Washington Capitals defenseman Tim Gleason, who missed Thursday night’s win over Minnesota with an apparent elbow injury – officially listed by the club as an upper-body issue – will be a game-time decision for their meeting with the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre, Coach Barry Trotz said. Gleason practiced with the Capitals […]... read more...
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  • Per the Carolina Hurricanes’ official team site, the team has signed 2013 3rd round draft pick Brett Pesce to a three-year, entry-level contract. On the NHL level, the deal will pay him $650,000 in 2015-2016, $700,000 in 2016-2017, and $800,000 in 2017-2018. The deal will pay him $70,000 each year in the American Hockey League. Pesce […] ... read more...
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  • Asked Thursday afternoon about their former coach returning to his old rink, the Washington Capitals’ responses ranged from welcoming to politely diplomatic to downright disinterested. The New Jersey Devils have already visited Verizon Center twice this season, but not since former coach Pete DeBoer was replaced by the triumvirate of general manager Lou Lamoriello, assis... read more...
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