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30 min ago | Rink Royalty

Kings Going to the Show, Not HBO

January 25, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings walk into the stadium before of the Stadium Series hockey game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Kings will be part of an inside access documentary.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Pacific Division, Mike Richards, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL Northeast Divison

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The man who teaches the men in net

Five goalie camps down and two more ahead on another beloved summer circuit, Mitch Korn hopped from his equipment van outside the Ice Time Sports Complex with a throaty cold and an eager grin. The previous session in Connecticut had ended that afternoon, a Monday in late July, so the operation quickly rumbled toward this one-rink city, chosen because Korn's sister lives nearby and that means free laundry.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Justin Peters, Braden Holtby, NHL Players, Barry Trotz, NHL Southeast Division, Nashville Predators, NHL Central Division

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Injury notes: Orlov skates with Caps vets

As he continues to heal from offseason wrist surgery, Dmitry Orlov returned to the ice at the team's practice facility Monday, skating with the veterans and warming up before departing into the locker room as they moved onto a more intense workout. The defenseman broke his left wrist while playing with Team Russia during its IIHF World Championships gold-medal run and had surgery May 22. The operation was performed by Dr. Charles Melone, a hand specialist whose clients have included stars from all major professional sports.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Dmitry Orlov, NHL Players, Ice Skating, Winter Sports, Tom Wilson, John Erskine, Philipp Grubauer

12 hrs ago | Japers' Rink

The Noon Countdown: 40 Down...

Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look at the Caps' ability to shut down games when leading after two ...the number of wins earned by the Capitals in 2013-14 when leading after forty minutes, in 28 total attempts. The Caps' four losses when leading after two periods all came by way of overtime or the shootout, earning 52 of a possible 56 points in those situations .


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

16 hrs ago | Broad Street Buzz

Ed Snider, Scott Laughton, Flyers Rookie Camp: Fly Over

Sep 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports "I think Ron has established a philosophy that is probably long overdue.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Laughton, NHL Players, Brayden Schenn, Ron Hextall, NHL Atlantic Division, NHL Southeast Division

20 hrs ago |

2014-2015 NHL preview: Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals with Alex Ovechkin are supposed to be good. They are supposed to contend for the Cup and stuff.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer, Mike Green, NHL Players

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Caps notes: Herbert focused on being a a robota

Nathan Walker, shown here during development camp, had a fun time back home in Australia after becoming the first of his country drafted into the NHL. The freshman season went smoothly enough for Caleb Herbert at Minnesota-Duluth.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Troy Brouwer, Madison Bowey, NHL Players

The Washington Post

Kolzig slated to work with younger Caps goalies

JULY 7:Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz talks with the media at the Washington Capitals developmental camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex July 7, 2014 in Arlington, VA. Wrapping up a third day of Capitals rookie camp, here are some leftover notes from earlier conversations with Coach Barry Trotz.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Braden Holtby, Dmitry Orlov, Andre Burakovsky, Philipp Grubauer, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

Sabre Noise

Washington Capitals: Buffalo Sabres Opponent Outlook

Apr 13, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; The Washington Capitals players wave to fans after their final game of the season against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Verizon Center. The Lightning won 1-0 in a shootout.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Buffalo Sabres, NHL Northeast Divison, NHL Eastern Conference


Ranking the NHL's Best Remaining Unrestricted Free Agents in 2014 Offseason

With less than a week to go until NHL teams open their main training camps for the 2014-15 season, the clock is now ticking for the unrestricted free agents who have yet to lock down their next jobs. Some players are scattering for Russia's KHL, the European leagues and the American minor leagues but the highest-level talent that remains is holding steady in North America - still looking for that NHL deal.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Dustin Penner, NHL Players, Anaheim Ducks, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry

E! Online

Julianne Hough Dishes on Boyfriend Brooks Laich's Dance Skills...

Maksim Chmerkovskiy won't be competing this season on Dancing With the Stars , so there won't be that issue when Julianne Hough takes a seat as the newest member of the judging panel on Monday. But despite that drama going out the window, there is the interesting added element of sister judging brother when Derek Hough takes the floor with partner Bethany Mota .


Related Topix: Sports, Brooks Laich, NHL Players

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Under Trotz, Capsa Green wants to produce a like I used toa

Mike Green came back to Washington married, honeymooning in the south of France, and arrived at Kettler Capitals Iceplex to find the rink buzzing with bodies. "It was a definitely a long summer," said Green, one of the later returnees during an offseason in which everyone seemed to report earlier than usual.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Mike Green, NHL Players, Brooks Orpik, Alex Ovechkin

Capitals Outsider

Caps Announce Ovechkin Bobblehead Night

The Caps are celebrating their 40th season this year with fun-filled special events and awesome promotions and giveaways. Thankfully, one of the two giveaways is a bobblehead of captain and face of the franchise, Alex Ovechkin .


Related Topix: Sports, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players

The Washington Post

Capsa Schilling expects battle for spot on blue line

The last Capitals free agent to re-sign with the organization, defenseman Cam Schilling returned to the team practice facility this week feeling relieved, with a big chance ahead. "I think anytime at camp, it's time for you to bring your game and show everybody what you have," he said.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Jack Hillen, John Erskine, Connor Carrick, Dmitry Orlov, NHL Players, Nate Schmidt

The Washington Post

Injured Caps Wilson, Orlov on a open time framea for return

Dmitry Orlov, shown here last season, recently returned to the ice to skate after undergoing wrist surgery. As the Washington Capitals continued their daily veterans skates on Thursday morning, in the winnowing days leading toward training camp, only a few bodies remained missing from the team's practice facility.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Dmitry Orlov, NHL Players, Jack Hillen, John Carlson, John Erskine, Tom Wilson, Entertainment

Japers' Rink

Friday Caps Clips: For the Kids

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Rookie camp gets underway, the captain's back on ice, the NHL rolls out new rules and more. The crowded blueline, roles for Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr , camp crushes and more in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov, Tom Wilson, Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, NHL Players

Japers' Rink

A Tale of Two Phenoms - Part I

Now, we thought it might be an entertaining diversion to contemplate what might have happened if the Caps won the 2004 lottery, then won the 2005 lottery as wella ] "So let's get started. It feels good to finally be able to say... the first selection in the two thousand and five NHL entry draft belongs to the Washington Capitals ."


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Radoslav Suchy

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Rant Sports

5 Must-See Games for the Washington Capitals in the 2014-15 Season

The Washington Capitals are a team looking to return back to form after missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. A number of upgrades on a defense, a new coach and the return of a high-powered offense should help the Caps return to the postseason in 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin

HBO says it won't do '24/7' this season

HBO will not broadcast "24/7" leading up to this season's Winter Classic, a spokesman for the network told The Canadian Press. Beginning in 2011, HBO's show went behind the scenes with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals in the weeks before the game.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Southeast Division

Washington Capitals prospect Jakub Vrana teams with former Hershey Bears in Sweden

Washington Capitals prospect Jakub Vrana says he is enjoying playing on a line with former Hershey Bears Jeff Taffe and Jacob Micflikier with Linkoping in the Swedish Elite League. The 2014 first-round draft pick strongly indicated that playing for the Bears in 2014-15 likely isn't an option.


Related Topix: Sports, Mattias Sjogren, Jacob Micflikier, Andre Burakovsky, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division