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Grubauer, Capitals shut down Devils
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - NEWARK, N.J. -- In a battle of backup goalies, Philipp Grubauer and the Washington Capitals defeated Keith Kinkaid and the New Jersey Devils, 6-2, in a New Year's Eve matin...
Kinkaid lifts Devils to shootout victory over Capitals
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- The struggling New Jersey Devils got a huge lift from their goaltender Thursday night. Keith Kinkaid stopped 43 shots, Michael Cammalleri and Jacob Josefson...
Carlson, Holtby power Capitals to rout of Lightning
Friday, December 23, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- The schedule sent the Washington Capitals a tired, banged-up opponent as an early Christmas present. They didn't squander it. Defenseman John Carlson scor...
Flyers clip Capitals in shootout
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - PHILADELPHIA -- Playing against the Washington Capitals for the first time since getting pulled in last year's first-round playoff loss, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Stev...
Price notches 250th win as Candiens halt Capitals
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- One night after a getting pulled in a loss, Montreal goalie Carey Price bounced back to collect a milestone win. Jeff Petry scored the go-ahead goal and Pri...
Capitals top Hurricanes in shootout for sixth straight win
Friday, December 16, 2016 - RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's no coincidence the Washington Capitals haven't lost since T.J. Oshie has returned to the lineup. Oshie scored late in the third period to tie it and...
Niskanen scores twice, Capitals sink Islanders
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - NEW YORK -- Matt Niskanen is known for being a shutdown defenseman. On Tuesday, his offense was impossible to stop and it was so effective that the Washington Capitals we...
Before Matt Niskanen can play, he has to pass NHL concussion protocol
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen was a full participant in practice on Saturday, but his status for Sundays game against the Vancouver Canucks is based on if he passes the...
Caps shut out road-weary Canucks
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- The milestones continue to pile up for Alexander Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals left winger became the 18th player in NHL history to score 200 power-play...
Grubauer propels Capitals past Sabres
Friday, December 09, 2016 - BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Washington Capitals continue to have the Buffalo Sabres' number. Philipp Grubauer made 27 saves and four different players scored to lead the Capital...
Backstrom, Caps top Bruins in OT
Thursday, December 08, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- Mixed emotions, critical comments and a players-only meeting were on the menu for Washington Capitals following Wednesday night's game against the Boston Brui...
Washington Capitals Recall Aaron Ness; Matt Niskanen Out
Thursday, December 08, 2016 - After getting hit face-first into the boards by Patrice Bergeron in yesterdays game, Matt Niskanen is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will be out for the Washingto...
Caps will get Oshie back tonight
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - The Washington Capitals will get a welcomed injection of offense tonight when T.J. Oshie returns to the lineup against the Boston Bruins (on NBCSN).Oshie has missed the las...
McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division.The gam...
Johansson powers Capitals to OT win vs. Sabres
Monday, December 05, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- The skidding Washington Capitals were just over six minutes away from skidding a bit more Monday night. Then Marcus Johansson found the back of the net twice,...
Lightning outlast Capitals, end 4-game skid
Saturday, December 03, 2016 - TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop and Brian Boyle helped the Tampa Bay Lightning snap their longest losing streak in more than three years. Bishop finished with 34 saves and Boyl...
Capitals Justin Williams on his season-long slump: Im getting tested right now
Saturday, December 03, 2016 - Justin Williams stood beside the bench, looked up at the video board and seemed to experience the stages of grief all within a few seconds. He had just knocked in a cross-i...
Rangers remain NHLs most valuable team, according to Forbes
Thursday, December 01, 2016 - The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHLs most valuable teams.According to Forbes, the Rangers franchise value has risen four percent in th...
Islanders' Halak blanks Caps with 38 saves
Thursday, December 01, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- In the span of four days, the New York Islanders may have turned their season around. Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season and t...
Alex Ovechkin is on track to break Wayne Gretzky's career goals record
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - Almost seven years ago, I first wrote that I thought it was possible/plausible that Alex Ovechkin could one day pass Wayne Gretzky's 894 career goals total, which was previ...
Re-signing pending UFA Alzner wont be cheap for Capitals
Monday, November 28, 2016 - Karl Alzner has been a Washington Capital throughout his entire NHL career, but that might change this off-season.Alzner, who was selected with the fifth overall pick in th...
Maple Leafs rack up 4-2 win over Capitals
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs came out of the gate sprinting. The Washington Capitals did not and never could catch up. With one goal each from Matt Martin, James ...
T.J. Oshie skates with team, but still week-to-week with upper-body injury
Friday, November 25, 2016 - A week removed from suffering an upper-body injury when he hit Detroits Riley Sheahan, Capitals forward T.J. Oshie was on the ice for the teams morning skate on Friday. But...
Goalie Grubauer helps Captials beat Sabres
Friday, November 25, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- As birthdays go, the 25th was one to remember for Philipp Grubauer. The backup goalie got a rare start on home ice Friday and then stonewalled the Buffalo S...
Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - These Knights will be Golden.As gold confetti blasted into Sin Citys neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHLs 31st franchise the Golden Knights, fina...
2016 - 2017 Metropolitan Standings
Washington 66 pts
Columbus 64 pts
Pittsburgh 63 pts
New York 59 pts
Philadelphia 50 pts
Carolina 49 pts
New Jersey 47 pts
New York 44 pts
2017 Washington Capitals Schedule (Last 10)
7 - 3
@St. Louis Blues
Thu, Jan 19
8 - 7 OT
@Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Jan 16
5 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers
Sun, Jan 15
6 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks
Fri, Jan 13
5 - 2
Pittsburgh Penguins
Wed, Jan 11
4 - 1
@Montreal Canadiens
Mon, Jan 09
1 - 0
@Ottawa Senators
Sat, Jan 07
5 - 0
Columbus Blue Jackets
Thu, Jan 05
6 - 5 OT
Toronto Maple Leafs
Tue, Jan 03
2 - 1
Ottawa Senators
Sun, Jan 01
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Daniel Winnik RW
Justin Williams RW
Mike Richards C
Taylor Chorney D
Mike Weber D
Jason Chimera LW
Evgeny Kuznetsov C
Nicklas Backstrom C
John Carlson D
Matt Niskanen D
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