Washington Capitals Wiretap

Maurice, Reirden, Cooper, Peters Named All-Star Game Coaches

Jan 7, 2019 1:38 AM

The four coaches for this month's NHL All-Star Game will be Paul Maurice of Winnipeg, Todd Reirden of Washington, Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay and Bill Peters of Calgary.

Each of the teams is a division leader -- Winnipeg (Central), Washington (Metropolitan), Tampa Bay (Atlantic) and Calgary (Pacific).

The NHL All-Star Weekend is Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, California.

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Ovechkin To Skip All-Star Game To Rest For Second Half

Jan 2, 2019 12:59 PM

Alex Ovechkin, who was named the captain of the Metropolitan Division team for the All-Star Game on Jan. 26, has informed the NHL that he will skip the festivities to rest for the second half of the season.

The Capitals captain leads the league with 29 goals.

"My body needs a rest," he said after practice on Wednesday.

Deciding to skip the game means that Ovechkin will have to also sit out the game before or game after the contest, per NHL rules.

 

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Tom Wilson's 20-Game Suspension Upheld

Oct 26, 2018 2:24 AM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman believes that Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson needs "an appropriate wake-up call" to re-evaluate his reckless play, which is one reason he upheld Wilson's 20-game suspension in a ruling on Thursday.

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Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game

Oct 14, 2018 12:41 AM

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews scored his 10th goal in Toronto's sixth game of the season, thanks to a late-third-period tally Saturday night in a 4-2 win over the Capitals.

Matthews joins Mario Lemieux (11 goals in 1988-89) as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

 

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NHLPA Files Appeal Of Tom Wilson's Suspension

Oct 6, 2018 2:33 AM

The NHL Players' Association has filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Wilson after the Capitals forward was suspended 20 games for an illegal check to the head.

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Alex Ovechkin And Wife Welcome Son

Aug 19, 2018 1:19 PM

Alex Ovechkin has a reason to keep celebrating, as the Washington Capitals captain became a father for the first time Saturday.

Ovechkin's wife, Nastya Ovechkina, gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named Sergei Aleksandrovich Ovechkin.

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Capitals Re-Sign Tom Wilson To Six-Year, $31.02M Deal

Jul 28, 2018 9:33 AM

The Washington Capitals have re-signed Tom Wilson to a six-year, $31.02 million deal.

The contract carries a $5.17 million salary-cap hit through the 2023-24 season. 

Wilson had 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points last season. 

The 2012 first-round pick became a top-line winger this past season playing with captain Alex Ovechkin.

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Caps Bring Back Brooks Orpik

Jul 24, 2018 7:14 PM

The Capitals are bringing back Brooks Orpik, a leader on Washington's Stanley Cup-winning team.

The 37-year-old defenseman signed a $1 million, one-year contract with $500,000 in performance bonuses. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the move Tuesday about a month after trading Orpik to Colorado to clear salary-cap space.

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Capitals Re-Sign Madison Bowey

Jul 19, 2018 7:59 PM

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a two-year deal worth $2 million.

General manager Brian MacLellan announced the contract Thursday.

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Capitals Re-Sign Michal Kempny

Jun 29, 2018 5:36 PM

Defenseman Michal Kempny has re-signed with the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals for $10 million over four years, it was announced Friday.

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Capitals Name Todd Reirden Head Coach
The champion Capitals promoted their Associate coach Todd Reirden to head coach on Friday.

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Capitals, Devante Smith-Pelly Agree To One-Year Deal
Playoff star Devante Smith-Pelly has agreed to a one-year, $1M deal with the Capitals.

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Avs Buy Out Brooks Orpik
Veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik is now an unrestricted free agent.

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Capitals, John Carlson Agree To Eight-Year, $64M Deal
John Carlson set career highs with 15 goals and 53 assists in 2017-18 for the champion Capitals.

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Capitals Trade Orpik, Grubauer To Avs
The Capitals cleared salary cap space and found a potential starting goaltender in a deal with the Avalanche on Friday.

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Isles Name Barry Trotz Head Coach
Barry Trotz left the Stanley Cup champion Capitals over a contract dispute.

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Capitals To Raise Banner October 3
The Capitals will raise their first championship banner on October 3 against the Bruins.

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Barry Trotz Leaves Capitals After Winning Stanley Cup
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has resigned from the team, and has become a free agent.

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Capitals, Barry Trotz Begin Extension Talks
Capitals GM Brian MacLellan wants to sign coach Barry Trotz to an extension.

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Capitals Will Try To Re-Sign Coach Barry Trotz
Brain MacLellan will try to re-sign Barry Trotz, John Carlson and other free agents.

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Capitals Capture Stanley Cup, Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy
The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup on Thursday night in Las Vegas, defeating the Golden Knights 4-3 on a third period goal by Lars Eller.

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Capitals Win Game 4, Take Commanding Series Lead
The Capitals beat the Golden Knights by the score of 6-2 on Monday night, scoring three first-period goals.

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Golden Knights To Play Tomas Tatar In Game 4
Tomas Tatar was acquired at the trade deadline from the Red Wings, and has not played since May 16.

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Capitals Win To Take 2-1 Series Lead
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the second goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights.

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Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov Appears Ready For Game 3
Evgeny Kuznetsov participated in a full practice with his Capitals' teammates on Saturday morning.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 600th Career Goal
Alex Ovechkin scored twice Monday night as the Capitals beat the Jets 3-2 in overtime.

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Capitals Sign GM Brian MacLellan To Extension
GM Brian MacLellan and coach Barry Trotz were hired at the same time in 2013 by owner Ted Leonsis and team president Dick Patrick.

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Capitals Send Draft Pick To Hawks For Michal Kempny
The Blackhawks receive a conditional 2018 third-round draft pick from the Capitals.

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NHL Names All-Star Captains
All-Star Weekend will be held January 27-28 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

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Nathan Walker Becomes First Australian To Play In NHL
Nathan Walker scored his first career goal for the Capitals on Sunday.

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