May 13, 2013 |
There was a moment Monday, one that will be lost in yet another restless offseason, in which it seemed it could be Alex Ovechkin's night. In one first-period shift, the Washington Capitals right winger crushed helpless New York Rangers defenseman John Moore in the open ice. He then tracked down Steve Eminger and delivered another blow. And before he returned to the bench, he lined up Ryan McDonagh , jarring him. The boards rattled. Verizon Center roared. But as the clock wound down, and...
November 29, 2008
Time Opponent TV Today 7 p.m. at Columbus CSN+ Tuesday 7 p.m. vs. Florida None Thursday 7 p.m. vs. N.Y. Islanders CSN ALL GAMES ON WFED (820 AM, 1500 AM) Eight players who appeared on the opening night roster were sidelined last night because of injury. Is the situation expected to improve before tonight's game in Columbus? Find out on the Capitals Insider at http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalsinsider . After donning jersey No. 47...
May 11, 2013 |
Very little can replicate the tension and tumultuousness of the third period or overtime of an NHL playoff game, when each player skates with the knowledge that one fumbled puck can change the series and the season. Make a play, be a hero. Botch a play, live in infamy. The line is thin, the stakes are high and it's all repeated, night after night. "You think about it," Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner said Saturday. "You don't want to be that guy. " Given the way the Capitals and New York...
May 15, 2013 |
After watching the Washington Capitals lose their seven-game playoff series to the New York Rangers, I've been thinking a lot about luck in sports. Most games and sports are some combination of skill and luck. Board games for little kids, such as Candyland and Chutes and Ladders, are almost all luck. You roll the dice or flip a card, and you move your piece. It doesn't take much skill. Some sports involve hardly any luck at all. In swimming, for example, the best and fastest swimmer wins.
December 14, 2009 |
The Washington Capitals have assigned center Michael Nylander to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins on a standard loan, the Capitals announced Sunday night. Under the arrangement, Nylander, who has not suited up for the Capitals since last season's playoffs, will come off Washington's 23-man roster and his $4.875 million cap hit no longer will count against the club's salary cap figure. Even with Nylander off the roster, the team still would be responsible for paying his $5.5 million annual salary...
February 3, 2009 |
Washington Capitals captain Chris Clark will have surgery on his wrist and will miss the remainder of the season, team officials said yesterday. Clark, who was hurt in the preseason and has attempted to play through the injury, is scheduled to have the procedure to repair a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist on Thursday. There is no timetable for his return, but it's believed the 32-year-old will miss at least the remainder of the regular season. It's possible he could return for the playoffs, though the Capitals would need...