Capitals’ Hathaway Suspended 3 Games for Spitting

Capitals’ Hathaway Suspended 3 Games for Spitting

November 20th, 2019 NEW YORK — Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway has been suspended three games for spitting on an opponent. The NHL announced Hathaway’s suspension Wednesday after a hearing with him. He will forfeit $24,194 in salary. Toward the end of a heated brawl between the Capitals and...
Stamkos Focused on Team Success, Not Personal Milestones

Stamkos Focused on Team Success, Not Personal Milestones

November 20th, 2019 TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active players — Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau,...

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November 14th, 2019
Capitals Goaltending

The Washington Capitals have been one of the best teams in the National Hockey League to start the season and they have done that with a struggling netminder. It appears that their star goaltender is starting to right the ship which is a scary thought for the rest of the league. Also, one of the all-time greats lands a new job and the save of the night comes from Beer Town, USA. Holtby Hitting His Stride Fans in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night were treated to great goaltending matchup when the Philadelphia Flyers hosted the Capitals. Both Braden Holtby and Carter Hart were on their games, making a combined 65 saves on the night. Holtby, who made 30 saves, was the difference-maker in the shootout by stopping two of the three shots he faced to give his team a 2-1 victory. Claude Giroux was the only player to get the puck past him with a goal in the third period before scoring on his shootout attempt. Holtby was the star on Wednesday night. (Brad...
November 14th, 2019
Washington Capitals

PHILADELPHIA — T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to lift the Washington Capitals over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night. Brendan Leipsic had a goal in the first period and Braden Holtby made 30 saves for the Capitals, who extended their point streak to 13 games (11-0-2) and increased their NHL-best total to 32 points. Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers (10-5-3), who had won four straight. Philadelphia has earned at least one point in seven consecutive games (5-0-2). Carter Hart made 35 saves, including several late highlight-reel stops, in regulation and overtime for Philadelphia, but the 21-year-old netminder couldn’t stop either Washington attempt in the shootout. Carter Hart, Philadelphia Flyers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) After Jakub Voracek missed high with a backhand, Oshie beat Hart through the legs. Giroux scored over Holtby’s left shoulder to tie it, but Kuznetsov followed with a forehand high into the net and the...
November 13th, 2019
Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals are one of the hottest teams in the NHL as they are on a 12-game point streak. The Capitals have looked extremely good this season, and appear poised to make another run at a title come this Spring. In order for Washington to have a legitimate chance to win a second championship, they are going to need Evgeny Kuznetsov to step it up. Saturday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights may have sparked something for the Russian forward's season. Monday further confirmed that notion as he scored a pair of goals in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes. While his performance was great Monday night, I want to focus in on what might have been the turning point for him which was Saturday's contest. Kuznetsov Ends Goal Drought Within the opening minute of play, Dmitry Orlov sent a nifty pass towards Evgeny Kuznetsov up the middle of the ice. Kuznetsov accepted the pass with ease and came flying in on the right-wing to beat Vegas’ goaltender Marc-Andre...
November 11th, 2019
Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON — Conor Garland scored the shootout winner minutes after an apparent Capitals overtime goal was waved off by video review, and the Arizona Coyotes responded from blowing a big lead to beat Washington 4-3 Monday night. The NHL-leading Capitals' winning streak was snapped at six. The Coyotes ended their own three-game skid. Arizona blew a 3-0 lead for a second consecutive game but came away victorious this time. The Coyotes thought they lost in OT when T.J. Oshie scored, but the goal was wiped out after a replay review because the play was offside. Making a rare start for Arizona, goaltender Antti Raanta was one of the best players on the ice in making 31 saves during regulation and overtime. Raanta went spread eagle to deny Jakub Vrana 63 seconds in, made a Grade-A save on Tom Wilson less than a minute later and slid over to stop Alex Ovechkin from his patented spot on the power play in the third period. Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta (Brad Rempel-USA...