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Alex Ovechkin thinks rookie hazing is ‘stupid’
Alex Ovechkin and Adam Oates think serious rookie hazing has no place in the NHL.
By Barry Svrluga|Capitals Insider|8 hours ago
Caps switch up lines
Wilson staying with Caps
Caps' woes rooted in defensive play
Holtby's 'huge' save against Oilers
Eric Fehr on being the odd man out: ‘It’s not easy to take’
Veteran forward Eric Fehr is the odd man out of the Capitals' new-look lines, and after they clicked in a 6-2 win Tuesday, he could find himself on the outside looking in for the foreseeable future.
By Chelsea Janes|Eric Fehr|8 hours ago
Tom Wilson scores first NHL goal, survives shaving cream attack
Capitals' rookie Tom Wilson scored his first NHL goal Tuesday night -- and got shaving cream in his eyes.
By Barry Svrluga|Adam Oates|12 hours ago
Open thread: Capitals vs. Islanders
Discuss the game as the Capitals host the New York Islanders Tuesday night.
By Barry Svrluga|Caps-Isles|November 5
Alex Ovechkin will play vs. Islanders
After missing two games with a right shoulder injury, Alex Ovechkin will play tonight against the Islanders at Verizon Center.
By Chelsea Janes|Alex Ovechkin|November 5
Jason Chimera named NHL’s third star of the week
Capitals' forward Jason Chimera was named the NHL's third star of the week for a six-point performance last week.
By Chelsea Janes|Jason Chimera|November 4
Capitals changing up the lines for Ovechkin’s return
Adam Oates shuffled his lines in a big way for practice Monday in anticipation of Alex Ovechkin's return, but the changes may not stick.
By Chelsea Janes|Line combinations|November 4
Alex Ovechkin practices fully, ‘probably going to play tomorrow’
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin practiced fully and seemingly uninhibited Monday, flying around the ice and firing pucks at the net with regularity.
By Chelsea Janes|Alex Ovechkin|November 4
John Carlson finally scores
John Carlson's goal Saturday night was the 100th point of his career -- but just the second goal for a Capitals defenseman this year.
By Barry Svrluga|John Carlson|November 3
Open thread: Capitals. vs. Panthers
The Capitals return home after their most lopsided win of the season, a 7-0 thrashing at Philadelphia that featured an alarming fight between Flyers goaltender Ray Emery and Caps netminder Braden Holtby – who wanted no part of the fight. Emery, according to, will not be suspended by the NHL. Holtby (5-5-0, .921 save […]
By Barry Svrluga|November 2
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