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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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  • For the first time this season, a member of the Washington Capitals has been fined by the NHL under its new embellishment policy when forward Tom Wilson was docked $2,000 for his second offense this month. According to a release issued Friday afternoon, Wilson received a warning for an embellishment minor taken on March 1 […]... read more...
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  • The emotions had dissipated and the moment had long since passed, so Friday afternoon became simply about welcoming old friends into a new home. Capitals Coach Barry Trotz had already gone through the reunion tour in Nashville during mid-January, with all the attention befitting the only coach in franchise history before his dismissal last summer, […]... read more...
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  • The pregame scouting report broke into defenseman Karl Alzner’s mind as, for the first time all season, he chose a target, aimed and fired. He always shot blocker-side during practice – just ask Braden Holtby, he’d say later – and it just so happened that goaltending coach Mitch Korn had singled out the same spot […]... read more...
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  • For the first time since the Washington Capitals (40-24-10, 90 points) drafted him 11th overall in 2012, Nashville Predators (46-21-8, 100 points) forward Filip Forsberg will play at Verizon Center in an NHL game. Of course, the deal that shipped the 20-year-old Swede still lingers raw in the minds of many Capitals fans, if only […]... 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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  • NEW YORK — Sunday afternoon, the Washington Capitals (40-25-10, 90 points) bused over to Madison Square Garden, unaware of the opportunity awaiting their hosts. With a victory against their Metropolitan Division rivals and a regulation loss by the Islanders, the juggernaut New York Rangers (47-20-7, 101 points) can become the first Eastern Conference team to clinch... read more...
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  • Per Mike Vogel, it looks as if Barry Trotz will (unsurprisingly) stick with the same lineup that skated out of Madison Square Garden with two points on Sunday, so expect to see these lines and defensive pairings in front ... read more...
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