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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aiming to jolt a struggling line that has generated just three even-strength shot attempts over the past two games, Coach Barry Trotz promoted forward Michael Latta and slotted him between Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson at the Washington Capitals’ morning skate Thursday. Though Trotz later hedged against cementing this group to face […]... read more...
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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – Late in the debut episode of Epix’s “Road to the Winter Classic,” viewers visited the Arlington bachelor pad of Capitals forwards Tom Wilson and Michael Latta. They watched the two youngsters, a second-year NHLer and rookie respectively, play table tennis and hang out by the fireplace, which Wilson insisted as a requirement […]... read more...
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  • Are these officials trolling us? Ryan Reaves and Eric Bolton dropped their mitts and were preparing to engage in what would have been a heavyweight battle. The two positioned themselves and as soon as the first punch was about to be thrown, the officials stepped in and broke things up. ... read more...
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  • The NHL is apparently tracking some statistics they aren’t sharing publicly on their website. In the era of advanced statistics, the league is aware that more and more fans want more and more ways to track and evaluate their teams and players. With that in mind, the league has been slowly rolling out some interesting and unique stats into their NHL Network broadcast.... read more...
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  • SUNRISE, Fla. — Late Tuesday night, as the Washington Capitals head to the airport, bound for Columbus, the first episode of Epix’s “Road to the Winter Classic” will air. The behind-the-scenes show starts at 10 p.m., broadcast both on television and online for those with subscriptions. Coach Barry Trotz already received a sneak peek. “I think […]... read more...
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  • It’s been a tough few games for David Backes. The St. Louis captain has been battered with pucks to the mouth and the details of his injury are nothing short of gruesome. Backes has had a lot of work done and remarkably is still playing through the pain even though he will need additional work in the future. According to the ... read more...
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  • SUNRISE, Fla. – If the morning rushes here at BB&T Center are to be followed, Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky will become a healthy scratch for the fourth time in five games Tuesday night against Florida, while forward Jason Chimera will return to the lineup after sitting one out. Coach Barry Trotz confirmed that Chimera would […]... read more...
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  • Last season, forward Alex Ovechkin logged 60 percent of his power play ice time with defenseman John Carlson and 38.7 percent with defenseman Mike Green, according to Behind The Net, with little room for anyone else. Not that another defenseman was needed to occupy the point; the Capitals led the league in power play percentage […]... read more...
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  • SUNRISE, Fla. – As their morning skate ended at BB&T Center, the Florida Panthers gathered near center ice and practiced their shootouts. It was an unusual sight, at least for a pregame workout, but fitting for a team accustomed to these nail-biting conclusions, when one or two standings points hang in the air. Twenty-eight games […]... read more...
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  • Rookie forward Andre Burakovsky will remain with the Washington Capitals during the World Junior Championships later this month, ending any lingering speculation that the 19-year-old might join Team Sweden. All signs from the organization pointed toward Burakovsky staying in the NHL rather than playing in the under-20 tournament, held from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Toronto [&... read more...
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  • SUNRISE, Fla. – In the hallways of BB&T Center, a 10-minute drive from his home, Tomas Vokoun, newly retired goaltender, saw two friends approaching and smiled. Mitch Korn, his old position coach with the Nashville Predators, had brought Braden Holtby over to say hello, and Vokoun immediately pointed at Holtby’s bushy beard. “What is that?” […]... read more...
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