Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara left the team’s game against the New York Islanders on Thursday night with a suspected left knee ligament injury following a collision with Islanders captain John Tavares. The veteran defenceman is expected to be out 4-6 weeks, at which time Boston will evaluate whether Chara needs surgery.
A game that should of been an easy two for the Caps, had them walking away with their first regulation loss. Some interesting key points from this game… Backstrom recorded his 500th NHL career point. Andre Burakovsky notched his fourth assist, bringing him up to six points on the season. Karl Alzner played in his 300th NHL career game. The worst ranked team in the league beat the Caps. A full recap of the game and interviews and highlights can be found here. For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, @In2Caps.
The old grinder and fighter, Matt Hendricks is still a fan favorite among Washington supporters even though he’s not part of the organization anymore. After failing to renew his contract at the end of 2013, signing with the Predators, and bouncing around a few cities, he has found home in Edmonton. Last night, Liam O’Brien, the Capitals newly signed forward dropped the gloves with Matt Hendricks. The old versus the new. See the video and story.
Mr. Hockey: My Story, a memoir by the great Gordie Howe, hit the shelves on October 14. Sadly, Howe, 86, is suffering from a form of dementia and is not able to do any media events around the book release. The book publisher, however, released the transcript of an interview (conducted via e-mail in September) between Wayne Gretzky and Howe. It’s pretty special and worth the read for any fan of the game of hockey.
Former Washington Capitals (and Washington Wizards) minority owner Jonathan Ledecky has teamed up with overseas investor Scott Malkin to purchase a minority stake in the New York Islanders from current owner Charles Wang. Ledecky and Malkin will take over majority control of the Islanders from Wang prior to the 2016-2017 season.
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.
Is Crosby an idiot or brilliant? You decide. (You can probably guess which way we would go.)
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.
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...
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...