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Capitals-Avalanche: Green, Morrisonn Hurt as Washington Buries Colorado 6-1

December 16th, 2009
Tomas Fleischmann scored twice, Jose Theodore allowed just one late goal, and the Washington Capitals cruised to a 6-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche before an announced crowd of 14,172, on the second game of a four-game road trip. The Caps (21-7-6) were up 5-0 toward the end of the second ...

Capitals Need Overtime To Take Care Of League-Worst Carolina

December 11th, 2009
For most of the night at Verizon Center, if you didn't know which team had the most points in the league and which had the least, you would have had a difficult time telling. But something—maybe even a commercial break video played a period earlier than normal —finally woke up the ...

Capitals-Sabres: Washington Struggles in 3-0 Shutout to Ryan Miller, Buffalo

December 10th, 2009
The Washington Capitals were shut down by Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and the rest of his defensive teammates, accumulating 35 shots—but very few second chances—and leave the snowy, windy city shut out for the first time this season, losing 3-0 before a spirited crowd of 17,982 at HSBC Arena. The Capitals, ...

Minus Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Tame Toothless Panthers 6-2

December 3rd, 2009
Washington, D.C.—The Washington Capitals received six goals from five different players, and goalie Semyon Varlamov was not dented until well after the outcome had been decided, as the Caps cruised to a 6-2 win over a very tired Florida Panthers team, before not quite a capacity crowd at Verizon Center. Florida was playing its ...

Alex Ovechkin Suspended Two Games: Is He Aggressive, Reckless, or Dirty?

December 1st, 2009
According to ESPN.com, and confirmed by Capitals Insider, Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for two games following his second game misconduct ejection in three games for the kneeing major he was assessed in Monday night's 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. "I regret that this has happened," Ovechkin said in a ...

Injury To Alex Ovechkin Overshadows Capitals Win Over Carolina

November 30th, 2009
The Washington Capitals got two goals from Nicklas Backstrom and 38 saves from Jose Theodore, making his first start in over two weeks, to beat Southeast Division foe Carolina on the road, 3-1. But more importantly to the Capitals (16-5-6) was an injury to their two-time reigning Hart Trophy winner, Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin, trying to ...

Rookie Karl Alzner Plays Important Role in Washington Capitals Win Over Montreal

November 28th, 2009
The Washington Capitals stormed out of the gates, going up 2-0 midway through the first period.  But the home-standing Montreal Canadiens scored three straight goals in the second and third periods and looked to be controlling the game. But Eric Fehr snuck a rebound attempt underneath Carey Price with 11.4 ...

Washington Capitals’ Semyon Varlamov Growing Into No.1 Role, Shuts Out Sabres

November 26th, 2009
Washington, D.C.: Semyon Varlamov made the saves, Alex Ovechkin and Eric Fehr scored the goals, and the Caps' penalty killers put the clamps on in the third period, as the Washington Capitals shut out the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 before a capacity crowd at the house that Abe Pollin built, in ...

Capitals-Senators: Caps “Collapse” in Third, Lose to Sens 4-3 in OT

November 24th, 2009
The Washington Capitals, as they have so many times this season , dominated through two periods, taking a 3-1 lead into the final frame against the Ottawa Senators Monday evening. What followed was "a collapse by 20 guys and I don't know how else to sugarcoat it," according to coach Bruce ...

Capitals-Canadiens: Caps’ Last Shot Rings Post, Not Bell in 3-2 Loss to Habs

November 20th, 2009
With 19 seconds remaining in the game and trailing by one, Mike Green hit the right post flush and the puck gently came to rest underneath Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, and the Washington Capitals' best chance to tie up a game they struggled in was whistled dead.  Two ensuing faceoffs ...