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Puck Drop Between Capitals and Oilers at 9:30 PM EST; Holtby and Scrivens between the pipes

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Game Preview: Capitals at Oilers – 10/22/14

It’s the start of a three game road trip; the Capitals start their journey in Alberta to face off against the 1-4-1, Edmonton Oilers. This marks their second road game of the season. Power Rankings from across media outlets put the Capitals in the top ten. Their lack of a loss in regulation, combined with their improved defense and offensive power have boosted the Caps well above their ranks of the latter part of last year. The Caps have only allowed 11 goals in 5 games, boasting a impressive defensive core so far this season. Forward Jason Chimera has this...

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NHL postpones Senators/Leafs game in wake of Ottawa shootings

Downtown Ottawa is in lockdown in the wake of shootings involving more than one gunman and three locations. One suspect is dead and one soldier–shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial–has tragically died from his injuries. The NHL has postponed tonight’s game between the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs, scheduled to be played the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors to the north as this horrific story continues to unfold.

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Hockey fights cancer on a very personal level

Monday marked the beginning of the NHL’s annual “Hockey Fights Cancer” campaign. For one player, St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, the fight is on a very personal level, with his five-year-old niece having surgery and undergoing chemotherapy (and losing her hair) fighting a rare type of kidney cancer. Pietrangelo decided to show his support (and love) for her by letting her shave his head. Read more about it.

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Team Building Leading to Success on the Ice

Since the additions of Barry Trotz and Brian MacLellan to the Capitals organization, things have been…different to say the least. A lot of the success and the visible connection among the team can be attributed to the Capitals sense of being together as one, and building on their unity. Something that they’ve lacked the last few years. Just released today on Monumental Network is a CRL segment dedicated to one of their team building activites they recently participated in earlier in the year at the Naval Academy. View the video here. Also, don’t forget about the famous Capitals curling championship...

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Caps Land in Edmonton; Puck Drop Tomorrow

The Washington Capitals have flown into Edmonton this morning. Practice will take place this morning. We learned yesterday that Laich will not be traveling on this three-game road trip to Canada. We also learned that forward Tom Wilson will not be making the trip with the Caps as he was reassigned to the AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. While the status of Wilson coming back up to the Caps roster is unknown, many believe that it won’t be long before you see him in Washington again. Edmonton is 1-4-1 going into Wednesday, and Washington is 3-0-2; still undefeated in regulation....

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Devils’ Havlat Recovering from Facial Lacerations

In an odd turn of events, the New Jersey Devils’ forward, Martin Havlat, was hit by Capitals’ forward Jason Chimera and ended up running into a referee. According to many sources, the visor of Havlat somehow ended up lacerating his upper lip, and breaking his nose. As you can see the image below, the extent of the injury was quite serious… The forward basically had to “put his face back together.” Havlat was however back at practice the next day…wearing a full visor of course. He also did participate in Saturday’s game. Follow us on Twitter for up to the...

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Cruisin’ with Matt Niskanen

Capitals Red Line’s first “Cruisin’” segment this year takes a ride with defenseman Matt Niskanen as he heads to the airport. Watch.

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NHL Suspends Slava Voynov Following Domestic Violence Arrest

Perhaps learning a lesson from recent NFL developments, the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely following his arrest on domestic violence charges early Monday morning. ESPN reports on the incident, which left a woman hospitalized for treatment of injuries.

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2015 Caps Canine Calendar Photo Shoot

It doesn’t get much cuter than this. The Caps participated in a photo shoot for their 2015 calendar benefitting Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. http://www.monumentalnetwork.com/photos/2015-capitals-canine-calendar-shoot