Capitals NHL 

Alexander the Great is Finally a Champion

There are two tiers for elite, superstar athletes. Tier 1: Great player with a championship on their résumé. Tier 2: Great player with no championships on their résumé. For the first 12 years of his career, Alexander Ovechkin was a Tier 2 player. Now, in his 13th season, Ovechkin enters Tier 1 as the Washington Capitals won the first Stanley… Read More
Capitals NHL 

The most important game in the Ovechkin era

Do or die. Win or go home. Ovechkin versus Crosby. Capitals versus Penguins. The two best words in all of sports: Game 7. On Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will square off in a Game 7 to determine who advances to the Eastern Conference Finals. For the Caps, this is the most important game in the Alexander… Read More
Capitals 

Early playoff exit a familiar theme for Washington

Another year in the Alex Ovechkin era, another postseason wasted. The Washington Capitals were eliminated in the second round at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. Since drafting Ovechkin No. 1 overall in 2004, the Caps have made the playoffs eight times and have not advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. Washington entered the postseason as the… Read More
Capitals 

Orpik returns to Caps lineup for pivotal Game 6

The Washington Capitals penalty kill unit has done a stellar job against the high-powered Penguins power play unit. The Caps have allowed just goal to Pittsburgh with a man-advantage. Washington had an even bigger power play to kill off as veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik has missed the last three games due to a vicious his on Pens defenseman Olli Maatta.… Read More