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  • Capitals allow 3 goals in 3rd, lose season opener, 6-3

    No one expected the Washington Capitals' season opener to be perfect. Not after just six days to learn a new system from a new head coach, not when there's chemistry to establish, communication to pin down and players on the roster without professional...
  • 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...
  • Scoring low but excitement high at Baltimore Hockey Classic

    Scoring low but excitement high at Baltimore Hockey Classic
    The outcome wasn't what fans had hoped for, but Baltimore rocked the red Tuesday night. On the night when professional ice hockey returned to Baltimore for the first time since 1997, a sellout crowd of an announced 11,082 fans packed 1st Mariner Arena...
  • Coffee Companion -- 6/17: O's conquer Canada, lose Guthrie

    Coffee Companion -- 6/17: O's conquer Canada, lose Guthrie
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back: The...
  • Ovechkin and the Capitals help Virginia man win the lottery

    Ovechkin and the Capitals help Virginia man win the lottery
    The Capitals have had trouble cashing in this season, but playing five Washington forwards paid off for Jimmy Smith, a Capitals fan from Alexandria, Va. Smith won the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game last month with the lucky combination of 8-19-21-22-28,...
  • Despite injuries and poor play, Caps see no deals to make

    With his Washington Capitals outside the playoff picture and no sign of when the franchise center will return to action, general manager George McPhee chose to not make a move before the NHL trade deadline passed Monday. McPhee said that while he did...
  • Tight matchup turning into a hit

    W It was Brooks Laich who pointed out late Monday night that one never knows when a Stanley Cup playoff series will turn chippy — or worse — but that it is almost inevitable. "Sometimes it happens right away in the first game, sometimes it...
  • Caps composed, confident heading into Game 7 with Bruins

    As the Washington Capitals sat in the dressing room at their Arlington, Va., practice facility ahead of a flight to Boston for a final showdown with the Boston Bruins in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, the mood was noticeably loose....
  • Five reasons the Bruins could be headed for ruin against Caps

    The defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins captured the Northeast Division by a comfortable 10-point margin, capped the regular season on an impressive 9-2-1 run and finished tied for second in goals scored with 3.17 per game. They're led by the...
  • Favorites from Catonsville High's top athletes

    Catonsville High senior Rachel Schwaab and junior Deb Milani were the Catonsville Times Co-athletes of the Year. The three-sport athletes recently responded about some of their favorite things and superstitions from the past year. Favorite Comet moments...
  • Blues beat Caps 2-1 in Hunter's debut as coach

    Former Washington Capitals great Dale Hunter earned the applause of the sellout crowd Tuesday night at Verizon Center for his NHL coaching debut behind the home team's bench. There were video montages of his fights and goals, replays of Hunter's...
  • Backstrom, Semin, Ovechkin score as offense finds stride

    Over the past week, the Washington Capitals wondered where their offense had gone, but Tuesday night at Verizon Center against the stingy Nashville Predators they found the power switch again. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin...