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

The Stanley Cup Daily – Getting the Clearer Picture

NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 News In sad news, Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk has passed away after his long battle with cancer. Announced by his son Eric before the day's games began, Dale played for the Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, and Philadelphia Flyers. https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/1295798902797393920?s=20 https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/1295801167537229834?s=20 https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1295803972704509952?s=20Continue reading The Stanley Cup Daily – Getting the Clearer Picture

*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

The Stanley Cup Daily – Continuing the Grind

NHL News and Notes from Sunday, August 16th, 2020   News The NHL Department of Player Safety has announced that they have fined Vegas Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty $2500 for slashing forward Alex DeBrincat of the Chicago Blackhawks. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/1295194365506314242?s=20   Game Recaps Washington Capitals v. New York Islanders - 12p EST Start Time To … Continue reading The Stanley Cup Daily – Continuing the Grind

The Stanley Cup Daily – Gaining/Growing the Lead

NHL News and Notes from Friday, August 14th, 2020   Game Recaps Arizona Coyotes v. Colorado Avalanche - 2p EST Start Time For Friday the games would start out west in Edmonton as the Coyotes look to even their series with the Avalanche. In the first period Nathan MacKinnon would score 3:40 in the game … Continue reading The Stanley Cup Daily – Gaining/Growing the Lead

The Stanley Cup Daily – Getting Back on Track

NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, August 12th, 2020   News The Pittsburgh Penguins announced a shakeup to their coaching staff as they will not be renewing assistant coaches Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin, and Mark Recchi for the 2020-21 season. The search for new assistant coaches for head coach Mike Sullivan has begun immediately. https://twitter.com/penguins/status/1293557919364132874?s=20Continue reading The Stanley Cup Daily – Getting Back on Track