| Jun 16, 2011
| 2:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Olie Kolzig left the Washington Capitals on less-than-ideal terms after nearly two decades as a popular and productive goalie. Clearly, that rift is a thing of the past.
The man known as “Olie the Goalie” returned to the...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:14 PM
— Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee will have five selections, tied for the fewest in franchise history, when the NHL draft begins tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
The small number of draft picks doesn't bother...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:00 AM
The Capitals have started to retool their roster after another early playoff exit. They have re-signed center Brooks Laich, traded for power forward Troy Brouwer and added a few draft picks to their minor-league system. Expect more changes -- perhaps more...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:15 AM
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:
| Jul 2, 2011
The Washington Capitals were one of the busiest teams Friday when the doors to the 2011 NHL free agent market opened, as general manager George McPhee sent goalie Semyon Varlamov to Colorado for a pair of draft picks and added three veterans to the...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Expect the Capitals, who trail the Lightning by five points in the Southeast Division, to be players before the NHL's trade deadline on Feb. 28. As it's currently constituted, this team doesn't appear to be capable of going on a deep playoff run (though...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Despite the disappointment of another playoff flameout by his Pittsburgh Penguins that resulted in his coach and general manager getting fired, center Sidney Crosby put a cap on a successful regular season Tuesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas....
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:51 PM
This Blackhawks season just became a failure. There’s no other way to look at it.
The franchise’s motto is “One Goal.’’ This isn’t that goal. This is failure.
Some franchises might be happy to reach the conference...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
There'll be no hand-wringing or morning-skate shenanigans this time.
That 28-save shutout by 20-year-old rookie John Gibson to tie the Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Kings at two games apiece has earned the Ducks goaltender a...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before beating the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3, on Monday night to clinch their first-round playoff series in six games.
The Blue Jackets, closer to making...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:19 AM
While you were sleeping, the Wild were putting the Avalanche to bed for the season by completing a seven-game upset in overtime.
And so, the Blackhawks get as lucky with their second-round opponent as they did with their first when they fell into a...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:04 PM
DENVER — The worst game the Ducks played this season before Wednesday was here in their opener, a 6-1 loss capped by Colorado Avalanche rookie Coach Patrick Roy threatening to break through a glass partition to fight Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau....