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  • Washington Capitals won't play preseason game in Baltimore this year

    Washington Capitals won't play preseason game in Baltimore this year
    The Washington Capitals have confirmed they will not be making the trip to Baltimore Arena for a preseason game this year. The NHL team had hosted the Baltimore Hockey Classic exhibition here in two of the past three years. "The Baltimore Hockey...
  • Capitals, Trotz talk about coaching job

    Capitals, Trotz talk about coaching job
    Barry Trotz met with Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick in Washington on Tuesday about the team's vacant coaching job, another indication in the mutual interest between the organization and the veteran bench boss. Trotz, 51, is widely...
  • Outside hire for coach, but GM's far from new

    After a monthlong search, the Washington Capitals have decided who will be the next to lead them behind the bench and in the front office. Washington named Brian MacLellan general manager and Barry Trotz coach Monday, giving the organization...
  • Ovechkin's overtime goal beats Red Wings, 6-5

    Ovechkin's overtime goal beats Red Wings, 6-5
    The Detroit Red Wings made their intentions clear from the start Sunday at Verizon Center. If the Washington Capitals were on the power play, Detroit would dedicate one player solely to shadowing Alex Ovechkin to take the NHL's leading scorer out of the...
  • Baltimore Hockey Classic draws low turnout at Baltimore Arena

    Baltimore Hockey Classic draws low turnout at Baltimore Arena
    If Tuesday night's Baltimore Hockey Classic, which pitted the Washington Capitals against the Boston Bruins, was any indication, Baltimore had better things to do than watch a live NHL preseason game. There were thousands of empty seats inside Baltimore...
  • Capitals stymied by struggling Rangers, 2-0

    The The New York Rangers arrived in Washington a road-weary and wayward bunch, allowing an NHL-high five goals per game and unable to establish any consistency under their new head coach. But some habits, like rendering the Capitals ineffective, appear as...
  • Baltimore-based STX plans line of ice hockey equipment

    Baltimore-based STX plans line of ice hockey equipment
    STX, which built its business through innovation on the lacrosse field, aims to play in a larger but more slippery arena — the ice rink. The Baltimore-based sports equipment maker plans to introduce a line of ice hockey sticks and protective...
  • Caps fall to Habs, 4-1; 0-3 start to season is 'embarrassing'

    The first game full of errors, poor defensive coverage and careless penalties could easily be shrugged off as growing pains for a team with a new coach and new system. Maybe even the second, too. But as the Washington Capitals foundered for a third...
  • After trade, Nash sees new hope in New York

    New York Rangers forward Taylor Pyatt initially thought the team's equipment managers might not like him as much as Rick Nash. Each day, Pyatt would glance over to Nash's adjacent locker at the team's practice facility and notice long socks, wristbands,...
  • Talking Capitals with Russian Machine Never Breaks

    Talking Capitals with Russian Machine Never Breaks
    The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, we exchanged emails...
  • Capitals' recent gains seem to be vanishing

    A little more than a month ago, the Washington Capitals called a players-only meeting in search of a wake-up call. Off to the fourth-worst start in franchise history at 2-8-1, they sat in last place in the NHL, five points out of a playoff spot. They'...
  • Lessons from loss lead to first win for Caps

    It took until the fifth try and the eighth day of the season, but the Washington Capitals finally managed to put together a complete game under the guidance of first-year coach Adam Oates and come away with a victory. Fueled by contributions from every...