Road Closures for Caps-Islanders Game

One of the benefits of living in Washington DC is all the great events to which we have access, like the lighting of the White House Christmas tree today. One of the downsides to living and going to events, like a Capitals game, is all the traffic and road closures that go with DC special…

Capitals to Host First Heritage Night of Season: Grubi Night!

The Washington Capitals will host four country-inspired heritage nights this season. First up is German Heritage Night on Thursday. Ticket packages include a special German-style Caps beer stein and access to a Q&A with goalie Philipp Grubauer following  game. Ticket packages are still available here. Available tickets are running from $49 to $119 a seat,…

Matt Niskanen Likely for Thursday Caps-Islanders

Matt Niskanen was looking pretty happy to be skating with his teammates on Wednesday. He seemed none the worse for wear and coach indicated in the post-practice presser that if everything checks out, Nisky will be skating on Thursday. Niskanen is certainly one of Coach Trotz’ favorite players He has repeatedly spoken about his consistency…

Jakub Vrana Called Up for Caps (Sanford Down)

By Chris Cleveland In a surprise move Jakub Vrana and Paul Carey have been called up to the Caps roste0r while Zack Sanford has been sent to the AHL Hershey Bears. Trotz gave Sanford a fair shot for sure; he kept him up here a lot longer than people thought he would. That being said,…

Trotz Post Practice Thoughts 11/30/16

After a day off and a night of gambling, Coach Barry Trotz put the team through the drills this morning and continued to evaluate the lines and the health of players T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen.  Here are our fav takeaways from his presser after: On the Lines: “I put the old group together last…

Should We be Worried About TJ Oshie’s Injury?

In short yes, but this wouldn’t be much of a blog post if I answered only in short. Remember that article I wrote about Ovechkin? On November 18 he took an awful hit from the Red Wings’ Riley Sheanan and is out with an upper body injury. No one knows how long he will be…

Thanksgiving Week in Photos…

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and let me tell you I was feeling very thankful for the 4-3 win over the Blues, and the 3-1 win over the Sabres. Because of the holiday we are little behind on our gallery posts so we figured why not combine the two games and give you…

Caps Raked by Leafs in 4-2 Loss

On Saturday, the Washington Capitals headed to Canada to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in their second game of a back-to-back. After winning against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, and winning 4 of their last 5, the Caps were looking to keep gaining ground in their division and inch closer to the red hot,…

Oh Season of Giving

I started giving blood after my dad passed away in July 2015. I was already signed up for the blood drive before my dad was even sick,  so after he passed two days earlier, I went to Ketler to give blood in honor of my dad. As soon as I got inside the ice rink…

Capitals Beat Sabres in 3-1 Win

While tonight’s 3-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres was void of much excitement, it wonderfully showcased all of what the Capitals have worked hard on during the off-season, such as their early scoring and penalty kill. The first period was lackluster to say the least. Other than Daniel Winnik’s early goal at 5:08, nothing of…

Oshie Returns to the Ice

Oshie returned to practice foe the first time since being listed as week-to-week with an upper body injury. Of course he won’t be in the lineup just yet but this is great first step! Here’s some photo evidence of the first skate: