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Capitals Insider: February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Bruce Boudreau wants to make sure the Capitals don't overlook the Panthers

By all accounts this set of back-to-back games against familiar Southeast Division foes Florida (on Sunday) and Tampa Bay (on Monday) is important for the Capitals. They will be playing for a valuable four points that, if obtained, could allow them to regain the top spot in the division. Wins...

By Katie Carrera  | March 5, 2011; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Quick notes from Capitals' practice

A few quick notes from the Saveology Iceplex in Coral Springs, Fla., where the Capitals are still working through a lengthy practice session: --As Coach Bruce Boudreau said he would, Mike Green has joined the team on the trip but he is watching the workout from the bench and not...

By Katie Carrera  | March 5, 2011; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Capitals pin power-play hopes on Dennis Wideman

Washington's struggles on the power play have been well-documented this season, and while the Caps didn't score during their only man advantage against St. Louis on Thursday, they had a few chances and started to show a glimmer of hope that things might turn around. Newly-acquired defenseman Dennis Wideman played...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 4, 2011; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman  
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Capitals' speedy third line looks promising

Marco Sturm steps on it during the Capitals' game against the Blues. (Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post) After one full game together, the Capitals' newly-assembled third line has already shown plenty of potential. Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson and Marco Sturm make up the so-called "Wheels Line," and all three have tremendous...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 4, 2011; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Jason Chimera, Marco Sturm, Marcus Johansson  
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Line change: Submit questions for Jason Arnott, Dennis Wideman and Marco Sturm

For the next few editions of our "Ask the Caps" video series, we're getting to know the new guys. Submit questions below for trade-deadline acquisitions Jason Arnott, Dennis Wideman and Marco Sturm. Fill out the form below to ask a question. If you'd like to be credited in the video,...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | March 4, 2011; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, Jason Arnott, Marco Sturm  
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Caps goalie Semyon Varlamov expected to miss 7 to 10 days

Coach Bruce Boudreau said goaltender Semyon Varlamov will be out an additional seven to 10 days from yesterday and will not be traveling with the Capitals on its trip to Florida and Tampa Bay. Varlamov has not skated the past three days with an apparent knee injury -- and hasn't...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 4, 2011; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov  
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Quick notes from a lightly-attended Capitals practice

Attendance is light at Kettler Capitals Iceplex this morning for an optional practice, as more than half of the Capitals' regulars apparently opted to take the morning off before the team's trip to Florida. Only six forwards and five defensemen are skating with goaltenders Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby, and...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 4, 2011; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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McPhee says Dennis Wideman trade was 'out of the blue'

Capitals General Manager George McPhee said he wasn't planning on making a deal with Florida for puck-moving defenseman Dennis Wideman, but he jumped at the opportunity when it arose at the trade deadline. "That one came out of the blue," McPhee said during an appearance yesterday on ESPN 980's The...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | March 4, 2011; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, George McPhee, Mike Green, Tom Poti  
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Note of the night from the Capitals' win against St. Louis

Washington's 3-2 victory against the Blues last night marked the Capitals' 18th win decided by one goal this season. Each of the last six wins, dating to Feb. 16 in Anaheim, have been one-goal victories. Tthe Capitals are 18-7-10 in one-goal games through the first 65 contests of the season....

By Katie Carrera  | March 4, 2011; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Morning Roundup  
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Jason Arnott's first goal with Capitals clinches a 3-2 victory over the Blues

There were numerous reasons why the Capitals' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night was important: Washington moved to within one point of Southeast Division-leading Tampa Bay and just six from Philadelphia atop the Eastern Conference; they won consecutive home games for the first time since late...

By Katie Carrera  | March 3, 2011; 11:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Jason Arnott, St. Louis Blues  
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Open thread: Capitals vs. Blues

Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center; TV: CSN; Radio: 1500 AM.shsMiniCopyright {display: none; } .shsMiniCopyrightText { display: none;} var now = new Date(); var nowSecs = now.getTime(); document.write( ' ' ); Update: 6:39 p.m. Based on warm-ups here is what the lineup should look like against the Blues: Forwards Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble...

By Washington Post Sports Editors  | March 3, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (238)
Categories:  Lineups, St. Louis Blues  
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Capitals' Michal Neuvirth displays resilience in net

Updated 10:29 p.m. (Getty Images) One of the biggest determining factors in which goaltender will start in net for the Capitals this season has been the health of any particular netminder at any given moment. The seemingly constant stream of injuries in goal has been well documented, and the latest...

By Katie Carrera  | March 3, 2011; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  Michal Neuvirth  
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Line change: Have the Capitals turned a corner?

After the Capitals' 2-1 overtime victory over the Islanders on Tuesday, forward Brooks Laich -- who scored the tying goal -- said he felt Washington was moving in the right direction. "To come back and get the point and then get the win is big," Laich said Tuesday night. "The...

By Washington Post Sports Editors  | March 3, 2011; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Capitals face Blues in search of first consecutive home wins since November

The Capitals received a little help in the standings last night thanks to New Jersey's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay, which prohibited the Lightning from adding to its lead as the Southeast Division leader. If Washington were to build off of its late rally against the Islanders and win three...

By Katie Carrera  | March 3, 2011; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Braden Holtby, Marco Sturm, Semyon Varlamov, Todd Ford, Tom Poti  
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Capitals recall Braden Holtby

Washington recalled goaltender Braden Holtby from Hershey and he is on the ice with the Capitals this morning. Michal Neuvirth is also out on the ice for the morning skate and he is expected to get the start against the Blues at Verizon Center. Semyon Varlamov is day-to-day with a...

By Katie Carrera  | March 3, 2011; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth  
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Statistical analysis: Brooks Laich, chemist

Many remarked about how much chemistry there seemed to be Tuesday night between Brooks Laich and Jason Arnott in so little time, but they really shouldn't be surprised: Laich has been improving the play of his teammates all season. At even strength, the Caps see improved play across the board...

By Neil Greenberg  | March 3, 2011; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Brooks Laich, Statistical analysis  
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Nicklas Backstrom continues to play through thumb injury

It's been more than a week since Nicklas Backstrom fractured his thumb after getting slashed against the Penguins, and while the center hasn't missed any games, he hasn't looked 100 percent himself, either. Asked after practice Wednesday about how the thumb has hindered him, the 23-year-old Swede didn't say much....

By Greg Schimmel  | March 2, 2011; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
Categories:  Injuries, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Statistical analysis: A closer look at Dennis Wideman's plus-minus rating

In an effort to provide the team some insurance against a prolonged absence of Tom Poti and Mike Green, the Caps acquired Dennis Wideman from Florida for a third-round pick in 2011 and a prospect. Wideman is a puck-moving defensemen who can clearly help on Washington's ailing power play, but...

By Neil Greenberg  | March 2, 2011; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, Statistical analysis  
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Capitals sign Dmitry Orlov to entry-level deal

Capitals defensive prospect Dmitry Orlov has signed a three year, entry-level contract that begins next season, a team spokesman said. The signing was first reported by Renaud Lavoie of RDS. The contract is worth $2.1 million, according to capgeek.com. Orlov, who joined the AHL's Hershey Bears last week on a...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | March 2, 2011; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Eric Fehr optimistic about return from shoulder injury

A cheerful Eric Fehr said he felt a lot better during practice Wednesday, and the winger added that he is hopefully getting close to returning from the shoulder injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Jan. 14. Fehr said earlier this week that he is trying to...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 2, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Eric Fehr, Injuries  
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Boudreau: Mike Green will meet Capitals in Florida

Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau said Mike Green is still in Calgary with his family and the funeral for the defenseman's grandmother is scheduled for Thursday. Green will head straight to Florida and catch up with the team there over the weekend for the fathers' road trip, Boudreau said. "There was...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 2, 2011; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov  
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Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov both not at Capitals' practice; Todd Ford facing shots

Todd Ford is the only goaltender on the ice for this morning's practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. A team spokesman said Michal Neuvirth is "taking a day off", and also said Semyon Varlamov will not practice today. Varlamov suffered what is believed to be a knee injury over the weekend,...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 2, 2011; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov, Todd Ford  
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Ovechkin's 'vintage' goal clinches a two-point night for Capitals

(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) In recent weeks, Alex Ovechkin has looked like his old self. He's skated with power, driving through opposing forwards and defenders alike, not allowing anything to prohibit him from attacking the net and taking as many shots on net as space will allow. For the...

By Katie Carrera  | March 2, 2011; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin  
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Quote of the night from Jason Arnott: 'I can't hold anything back'

Jason Arnott knows that part of the reason the Capitals wanted to trade for him was to add another experienced leader into the dressing room. He's won a Stanley Cup, been an NHL captain, played over 1,000 regular season games, and even though he is the new guy in the...

By Katie Carrera  | March 2, 2011; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Jason Arnott, Morning Roundup  
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Capitals rally for a 2-1 overtime win over Islanders in new players' debuts

Perhaps everyone was paying a little extra attention to the Capitals' newest acquisitions Tuesday night at Verizon Center but it was hard not to notice Jason Arnott, Dennis Wideman and Marco Sturm in their Washington debuts. In Arnott's case, a pass out in front to Brooks Laich in the waning...

By Katie Carrera  | March 2, 2011; 1:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Dennis Wideman, Jason Arnott, Marco Sturm, New York Islanders  
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Open thread: Capitals vs. Islanders

The Washington Capitals (33-20-10) will debut their three newest players -- Jason Arnott, Dennis Wideman and Marco Sturm -- tonight against the New York Islanders (23-32-8). Washington rallied to win the teams' last game, 3-2, at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday. Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center; TV: CSN; Radio: 1500...

By Washington Post Sports Editors  | March 1, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (288)
Categories:  Lineups, New York Islanders  
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Jason Arnott, Dennis Wideman ready for debut with Capitals

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. When asked about how quickly he thought Jason Arnott, Dennis Wideman and Marco Sturm would be able to adjust to the Capitals' style of play on the ice, Coach Bruce Boudreau made an important point: "It's not like we got three 20-year-olds that need a...

By Katie Carrera  | March 1, 2011; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, Jason Arnott  
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George McPhee on Dmitri Orlov: 'We're pretty high on this player'

Dmitri Orlov played his first two games with the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears over the past weekend after practicing for a few days with the Capitals while Visa problems prohibited him from traveling to Canada with the Bears. The young defenseman continues to impress with each step. After finishing...

By Katie Carrera  | March 1, 2011; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Line change: Will Jason Arnott bring the same qualities to the Capitals that Sergei Fedorov did?

Capitals fans will likely say that Sergei Fedorov earned his $4 million salary when he scored with 4 minutes 59 seconds remaining in Game 7 of the 2009 Eastern Conference quarterfinals, sending Washington to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers. But the three-time Stanley Cup winner also brought...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | March 1, 2011; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Capitals recall Todd Ford

The Capitals have recalled goaltender Todd Ford from Hershey, the team announced this afternoon. This move likely means that Semyon Varlamov is unable to serve as Michal Neuvirth's backup tonight against the Islanders. Earlier today, Coach Bruce Boudreau said the original plan was for Varlamov to back up Neuvirth but...

By Katie Carrera  | March 1, 2011; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Jason Arnott likely to center Alexander Semin, Marco Sturm on Capitals' second line vs. Isles

More to come soon from Jason Arnott and Dennis Wideman, who will both debut for the Capitals tonight against the Islanders along with Marco Sturm. First, though, Coach Bruce Boudreau this morning discussed his contemplation of where to put the new players in the lineup. As has been well documented...

By Katie Carrera  | March 1, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Dennis Wideman, Jason Arnott  
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Semyon Varlamov taking part in the Capitals' morning skate

The newest Capitals, Jason Arnott and Dennis Wideman, are on the ice for the morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex as expected this morning. Also taking part in the workout is goaltender Semyon Varlamov, who suffered what is believed to be a knee injury over the weekend. Varlamov was scheduled...

By Katie Carrera  | March 1, 2011; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
 
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George McPhee doesn't believe trades will disrupt Capitals' chemistry

At the trade deadline in 2009-10, General Manager George McPhee brought in four players: Eric Belanger, Joe Corvo, Scott Walker and Milan Jurcina. Only the first three would suit up for the Capitals in the remainder of that season and as a whole the transactions, in retrospect, would yield mixed...

By Katie Carrera  | March 1, 2011; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  George McPhee, Trade deadline  
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Rate the Capitals' trade deadline moves

By 3 p.m. yesterday, the Capitals were an older, more experienced team as General Manager George McPhee traded for center Jason Arnott from New Jersey and defenseman Dennis Wideman from Florida to go along with Saturday's waiver pickup of Marco Sturm. How did McPhee do in his efforts to make...

By Washington Post Sports Editors  | March 1, 2011; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, Jason Arnott, Marco Sturm, Poll, Trade deadline  
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Marco Sturm fitting right in with Capitals

(Getty Images) After Marco Sturm's first practice in Washington on Monday, the warm feelings surrounding the winger were pretty clear: Even if Sturm is not 100 percent healthy, the Capitals are happy to have him. Washington claimed Sturm off of waivers on Saturday, and several of his new teammates...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 1, 2011; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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McPhee: Mike Green to miss 'a couple of weeks' with head injury

Capitals General Manager George McPhee said Mike Green will be out "a couple of weeks" after the defenseman was hit in the head for the second time in two weeks Friday against the Rangers. Green has missed seven of the past nine contests since a puck struck him in the...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | February 28, 2011; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (254)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, George McPhee, Mike Green  
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Capitals GM George McPhee: 'I'm really happy with what we've acquired'

General Manager George McPhee said he was pleased with the Capitals' trade-deadline acquisitions of center Jason Arnott from New Jersey and defenseman Dennis Wideman from Florida because they address "specific needs" going into the postseason. "I'm really happy with what we've acquired," McPhee said in a news conference at Kettler...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | February 28, 2011; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  David Steckel, Dennis Wideman, George McPhee, Jason Arnott  
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Dennis Wideman: 'Hopefully I fit right in' with Capitals

Dennis Wideman hadn't heard that the Capitals might be pursuing him, but the 27-year-old defenseman told reporters on a conference call this afternoon that he's excited to join Washington and be back in the playoff picture. "My first reaction was excitement," said Wideman, whom Washington acquired from Florida in exchange...

By Katie Carrera  | February 28, 2011; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
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Capitals acquire center Jason Arnott from New Jersey Devils in exchange for David Steckel

(Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The Capitals took it down to the wire but finally got their second-line center, acquiring veteran Jason Arnott from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward David Steckel and, as first reported by Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, a second-round pick in 2012. The trade was first...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | February 28, 2011; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (200)
 
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Semyon Varlamov still day-to-day, Eric Fehr practices

Some non-trade related notes from Kettler Capitals Iceplex: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov did not practice today and Coach Bruce Boudreau said after the workout that the 22-year-old netminder is still day-to-day. Varlamov is officially out with a lower-body injury, but it is believed he is dealing with a knee problem. Jared...

By Greg Schimmel  | February 28, 2011; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (266)
Categories:  Eric Fehr, Semyon Varlamov  
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Mike Green expected to miss at least the next two games

While Dennis Wideman provides defensive depth for the Capitals, the uncertain health of both Mike Green and Tom Poti makes him an even more important addition. Green, who is in Calgary with his family following the death of his grandmother, will likely miss the next two games, but Coach Bruce...

By Katie Carrera  | February 28, 2011; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, Injuries, Mike Green, Tom Poti  
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Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau on Dennis Wideman trade: 'I think it's a great pickup'

Newly-acquired defenseman Dennis Wideman is a right-handed shot -- something in short supply on the Capitals' blue line. The six-year veteran, acquired from Florida in exchange for prospect Jake Hauswirth and this year's third-round draft pick, is a puck-moving defenseman who can help Washington's speed and transition game, particularly with...

By Katie Carrera  | February 28, 2011; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, Mike Green  
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Capitals trade for defenseman Dennis Wideman

(Getty Images) The Capitals' Mike Vogel reports that Washington has sent prospect Jake Hauswirth and this year's third-round pick to the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Dennis Wideman. The move gives the Capitals' blue-line corps a bit more depth, as Tom Poti and Mike Green are both dealing...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | February 28, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
 
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Jared DeMichiel practicing with Capitals, David Steckel leaves practice

Some news and notes from the Capitals practice at KCI with just under four hours to go until the NHL trade deadline at 3 p.m.: --Semyon Varlamov is not on the ice with the team this morning. He's officially listed by the Capitals as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury but...

By Katie Carrera  | February 28, 2011; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
Categories:  David Steckel  
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On Hockey: As trade deadline nears, Capitals shouldn't be finished yet

Plucking Marco Sturm off the waiver wire Saturday was a good start for the Washington Capitals, who, somewhat inexplicably, still can't score consistently, either at even strength or on the power play. But fans had better hope it's not General Manager George McPhee's only move before today's 3 p.m....

By Tarik El-Bashir  | February 28, 2011; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
Categories:  El-Bashir On Hockey, George McPhee, Trade deadline  
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Ask the Caps: Mathieu Perreault answers your questions

Before leaving for Hershey, Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault answered questions submitted by Post readers. The fan favorite, who was reassigned Saturday to the minor league Bears, explains how he got the nickname "little dog" and reveals what he eats before every game. Check out the video below: Your Browser...

By Washington Post Sports Editors  | February 28, 2011; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Mathieu Perreault  
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Monday morning must-read: How the Capitals demonstrated the art of the rebuild

On the day of the NHL's trade deadline, The Globe and Mail decided to take a look at the unpleasant side of this day that captures the attention (and imagination) of hockey followers unlike any other time in the regular season: How unsuccessful teams sell off assets to rebuild. The...

By Katie Carrera  | February 28, 2011; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  Morning Roundup  
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Leonsis on the trade deadline: 'I am hopeful we can add some vets'

While the Capitals made several roster moves Saturday, including acquiring Marco Sturm off waivers, the possibility remains that more new players will join the team before Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline. General Manager George McPhee always plays his cards close to the vest, but if comments from Capitals majority owner...

By Katie Carrera  | February 27, 2011; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (267)
Categories:  Ted Leonsis  
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Capitals assign Todd Ford to Hershey

The Capitals have reassigned goaltender Todd Ford, who served as Michal Neuvirth's backup last night on Long Island, to the Hershey Bears. Hershey has a game this afternoon against Bridgeport. This may mean that Semyon Varlamov, who is officially listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury though it's believed the...

By Katie Carrera  | February 27, 2011; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Marco Sturm 'always hated to play against' Capitals

After the Capitals acquired Marco Sturm on Saturday, the veteran left wing discussed his health and how he believes it won't limit his availability to be in the Washington lineup on a nightly basis. One of the first things Sturm said about his impression of the Capitals, though, was that...

By Katie Carrera  | February 27, 2011; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
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Michal Neuvirth bounces back to help keep Islanders at bay

Michal Neuvirth didn't find out until the morning skate on Saturday that he'd be starting against the Islanders. But when Semyon Varlamov came up injured, Neuvirth had no choice but to be ready. "I always want to know the day before that I'm going to play if I can, but...

By Katie Carrera  | February 27, 2011; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Michal Neuvirth  
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Capitals shift momentum and score three unanswered goals to defeat Islanders 3-2

The Capitals needed to win at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Saturday night. After being embarrassed at home by the Rangers the night before, Washington couldn't force its collective moral and confidence to endure another significant blow. That's why Coach Bruce Boudreau called a timeout in the second period with...

By Katie Carrera  | February 27, 2011; 12:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, Mike Knuble, New York Islanders  
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