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  • Capitals defenseman Green trying experimental therapy

    As the Washington Capitals stepped onto the ice in Buffalo on Monday evening, they did so with a much-too-familiar vacancy on their defense. The game against the Sabres was the 20th consecutive and 26th of the season without Mike Green in the lineup....
  • Physical play, strong defense lift Caps past Rangers 4-1

    SABRES@ CAPITALS Friday, 7p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet For a night, the Washington Capitals showed how they can assemble a victory fueled by quick pressure on opponents to force turnovers, a willingness throughout the lineup to get involved physically...
  • Toews goal helps win gold medal for Canada

    Toews goal helps win gold medal for Canada
    SOCHI, Russia — Team Canada's journey to its second straight Olympic hockey title began six months ago not with intense strategizing, but with a game of ball hockey. Seeking a way to get players to bond when insurance costs prevented them from...
  • NHL Playoff predictions: Who will win battle of PA?

     
    It’s here, hockey fans, the greatest time of the year for puck heads: The NHL playoffs. Nothing is more exciting or less predictable, and if you want even more drama, start with the intrastate Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers series. It&#...
  • NHL Round 2 predictions: Devils a heaven-sent opponent for Flyers

     
    Before we look forward to Round Two of the NHL playoffs, let’s reflect on what was a thrilling yet sometimes disturbing Round One. It had it all, didn’t it? Savage hits – including Nashville Captain Shea Weber slamming the head......
  • NHL Playoff Predictions

     
    Ho, ho, ho. It’s Christmas Eve in April for hockey fans. NHL playoff hockey will begin Wednesday and players will be more revved up than Tiger Woods at a Miss USA contest. No other sport has such an exciting first......
  • NHL 2nd Round Playoff Predictions

     
    Wow, what a first round, huh? Only one squad got swept and half of the eight series went seven games. Round two promises to be even more ferocious with powerhouses set to collide and revenge and redemption on the line.......
  • Capitals Crush Red Wings 7-1; Hands Detroit 1st Loss of Season

    Capitals Crush Red Wings 7-1; Hands Detroit 1st Loss of Season
    The Washington Capitals are the only unbeaten team left in the NHL. The Detroit Red Wings, by a six-goal margin, lost their chance to say the same. Mike Green had two power play goals and two assists Saturday and the Capitals coasted to a 7-1 win over...
  • What has happened to the Washington Capitals?

    What has happened to the Washington Capitals?
    ¬†Something is acutely wrong with the Washington Capitals right now. You would think that a last minute loss to the Nashville Predators and an overall stretch of very porous play would do something to raise the team’s indignation level a smidge above...
  • Hard work, smart hockey pays off in Capitals 4-3 win over Coyotes

    Hard work, smart hockey pays off in Capitals 4-3 win over Coyotes
    By Michael Hoffman For More Capitals coverage check out Capitals Examiner ¬† For the Capitals Monday night, it was about working harder and just as importantly in the words of Nicklas Backstrom, ‘working smarter’ than they had in their...