Official! Capitals Name Laviolette Head Coach

The Washington Capitals have officially announced Peter Laviolette as their new head coach. https://twitter.com/Capitals/status/1305861206272548864?s=20 A Little History Laviolette, who was relieved in Nashville as the Predators head coach on January 6th, 2020, has coached in 1,210 career NHL games with a 637-425-25-123 record. In the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Laviolette has made an appearance 11 … Continue reading Official! Capitals Name Laviolette Head Coach

Report – Peter Laviolette Next Capitals Coach

This morning reports are coming in that Peter Laviollete will become the next head coach of the Washington Capitals as reported by Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1305842584925999106?s=20 It's been reported before that Laviolette was one of three head coaches with substantial coaching experience to be interviewed by the Capitals. The other two … Continue reading Report – Peter Laviolette Next Capitals Coach

What’s next for the Capitals?

Yesterday the Washington Capitals fired their head coach Todd Reirden after two consecutive first round playoff exits since winning the Stanley Cup back in 2018. The Capitals won the cup under then head coach Barry Trotz who has since moved onto coach the New York Islanders. The Capitals haven’t had that same success in the … Continue reading What’s next for the Capitals?

Ovechkin Named Cover Athlete for NHL 21

EA Sports has announced that Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is the new cover athlete for EA NHL 21. https://twitter.com/EASPORTSNHL/status/1297911845639028738?s=20 This marks the second time Ovechkin has graced the cover for EA NHL as he was on the cover for EA NHL 07. Also with EA NHL 21 will be the "The Great Eight Edition". … Continue reading Ovechkin Named Cover Athlete for NHL 21

Caps Relieve Reirden as Coach

This morning the Washington Capitals announced that they have relieved head coach Todd Reirden after two seasons behind the bench after taking over for Barry Trotz. https://twitter.com/Capitals/status/1297548922106388482?s=20 In his two seasons with the Capitals as head coach, Reirden would lead the Caps to a 89-46-16 record during the regular season, but during the playoffs would … Continue reading Caps Relieve Reirden as Coach

It’s Not Goodbye…, Caps drop Game 5, Eliminated in First Round for 2nd Straight Year.

Goaltender Record GAA / SV% Washington Capitals Braden Holtby 2-5-1 2.07 / .867 New York Islanders Semyon Varlamov 7-2-0 0.00 / 1.000 TLDR: Capitals drop do-or-die Game 5 by a score of 4-0, and thus have been eliminated by the New York Islanders. For a second consecutive year, Washington failed to advance beyond the first … Continue reading It’s Not Goodbye…, Caps drop Game 5, Eliminated in First Round for 2nd Straight Year.

*UPDATED* Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Game 5 Preview

 GoaltenderRecordGAA / SV%Washington CapitalsBraden Holtby2-4-1.923 / 2.03New York IslandersSemyon Varlamov6-2-0.897 / 3.10 Raise your hand if you thought we’d see a Game 5. It’s okay, you can be honest. In a twist of fate, the Washington Capitals avoided elimination on Tuesday night and thus avoided being swept in the First Round for the first time … Continue reading *UPDATED* Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Game 5 Preview

*UPDATED* Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders: Game 4 Preview

  GoaltenderRecordGAA / SV%Washington CapitalsBraden Holtby1-4-11.88 / .941New York IslandersSemyon Varlamov6-1-00.94 / .957 Game 4 between the Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders is a do-or-die, win-or-go-home elimination game. If the Caps lose on Tuesday evening, it will be for the second time in back-to-back years that Washington is sent home during the First Round … Continue reading *UPDATED* Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders: Game 4 Preview

On the Brink: Vrana fails to deliver and Barzal wins it in OT, Caps down 0-3, facing elimination

  GoaltenderRecordGAA / SV%Washington CapitalsBraden Holtby1-3-21.88 / .941New York IslandersSemyon Varlamov6-1-00.94 / .957 TLDR: Jakub Vrana fails to bury on a breakaway, and Mat Barzal pots the overtime game-winner to bring the Caps one game away from elimination. Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday August 18th at 8:00pm EST. Not saying we as Caps fans need … Continue reading On the Brink: Vrana fails to deliver and Barzal wins it in OT, Caps down 0-3, facing elimination

Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders: Game 3 Preview

  GoaltenderRecordGAA / SV%Washington CapitalsBraden Holtby1-3-14.07 / .871New York IslandersSemyon Varlamov5-1-02.00 / .920 The Washington Capitals are on the brink of elimination, and being swept by the New York Islanders in Round 1. They’ve dropped their first two games, with Friday’s Game 2 loss being arguably worse than Game 1. No one is scoring, except for … Continue reading Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders: Game 3 Preview