Tagged: ‘Washington Capitals’

Capitals’ Schmidt Earning Minutes
February 23rd, 2017 at 4:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cracking the opening night roster in the NHL isn't an overnight process. However, for Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt, his NHL career began rather quickly. Undrafted, Schmidt played college hockey at the University of Minnesota. In 96 NCAA games, Schmidt racked up 12 goals and 74 points and was a plus-40. He was...

Evgeny Kuznetsov’s two goals lead Capitals to win over Flyers
February 22nd, 2017 at 11:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** PHILADELPHIA â?? Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the NHL-leading Capitals, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Brayden Schenn had the lone goal for the struggling...

Preview: Wednesday Night Rivalry Capitals at Flyers
February 22nd, 2017 at 12:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** Tonight's nationally televised game for Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBC Sports Network features two teams trending in opposite directions as the NHL's best squad the Washington Capitals travel up north to face the fading Philadelphia Flyers. This is the third of four match-ups between the divisional foes, with both teams...

Potential Trades in Capitals Corner
February 22nd, 2017 at 12:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** The adage states, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.' The Washington Capitals have glided through this season to reign over the NHL with 24 games left on the schedule. Washington is one point ahead of the Minnesota Wild and looks primed for a deep playoff run. Although Caps fans...

Perennially ‘underrated’ Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is garnering MVP talk
February 21st, 2017 at 6:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nicklas Backstrom's 61 points placed him fourth in the league entering Tuesday night's games. (Elsa/Getty Images) When Nicklas Backstrom walks by the NHL point-scoring leaderboard in the players' lounge of the Washington Capitals' practice facility, he keeps seeing a familiar name near the top: Nicklas Backstrom. "I've seen it, but I don't...