Capitals’ T.J. Oshie out of playoffs with broken clavicle

Hockey 04/21/19, 11:58

Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle.The team announced Oshie's surgery Sunday afternoon. Coach Todd Reirden had already called Oshie out indefinitely earlier in the week.Oshie was injured late in Game 4 at the ...

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Sports 04/19/19, 15:40

Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games apiece. Along ...

‘Good luck!’ Lightning carry burden of Presidents’ Trophy

Sports 04/09/19, 01:02

Jon Cooper and Todd Reirden were coaching at the All-Star Game in January when the topic of winning the Presidents' Trophy came up.With Cooper's Tampa Bay Lightning cruising toward winning it as the NHL's best team, he asked the Washington coach how to handle it. Reirden was less than helpful."I ...

Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit

Hockey 03/24/19, 02:57

The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions. "We're human beings, and people share different opinions and different political views," veteran team leader Brooks Orpik said. "It's no different than anybody else. People that are friends vote for ...

Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny out indefinitely

Hockey 03/22/19, 12:15

The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals have lost top-four defenseman Michal Kempny to an injury.Coach Todd Reirden said Friday that Kempny is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Kempny appeared to injure his left leg in an overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, when he needed helped getting to ...

Washington Capitals put playoff hero Smith-Pelly on waivers

Hockey 02/20/19, 13:37

The Washington Capitals have placed winger Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline.Smith-Pelly was put on waivers Wednesday after winger Dmitrij Jaskin did not practice in Toronto. Coach Todd Reirden told reporters the plan was to waive Jaskin but the team changed course and put Smith-Pelly ...

Smith-Pelly starts in return to Chicago after racist taunts

Hockey 01/20/19, 17:12

Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden wanted to show his support for Devante Smith-Pelly.So he sent his line out to center ice for the opening faceoff.Smith-Pelly got the start Sunday in his first game in Chicago since the black forward heard chants of "basketball, basketball, basketball" while he was sitting in ...

Islanders beat Caps in Trotz’s return, move into first place

Hockey 01/18/19, 22:14

Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals, Thomas Greiss made 19 saves for the shutout and the New York Islanders moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division by beating the Capitals 2-0 Friday night in Barry Trotz's return to Washington.Trotz's Islanders have won four in a row and ...

Capitals’ Holtby to return from eye injury, start vs. Isles

Hockey 01/18/19, 11:42

All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to start for the Washington Capitals on Friday night against the New York Islanders after missing two games with an eye injury.Holtby says his left eye is back to normal. Coach Todd Reirden says the team wouldn't call up another goalie.The eye injury lingered ...

Summer coaching changes paying major dividends across NHL

Sports 01/09/19, 02:14

It wasn't the 15-hour flight to China for training camp that had general manager Brad Treliving's head spinning.It was the pace of Bill Peters' first practice as coach of the Calgary Flames."I was tired watching it," Treliving said.Peters has lost no time in helping the Flames improve and reach first ...

‘Back-to-back!’ Banner night for Ovechin, Cup champ Capitals

Hockey 10/03/18, 20:38

A Stanley Cup championship banner rose to the rafters at the home of the Washington Capitals for the first time, and everyone in attendance Wednesday night got to relive the sheer excitement of it all.Alex Ovechkin and the other players, who craned their necks to see the video montages of ...

Blues’ Bortuzzo suspended 2 preseason, 1 regular-season game

Hockey 09/28/18, 04:01

St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was suspended Thursday for the final two preseason games and the regular-season opener for an elbow to the head of Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny.The NHL's department of player safety announced the suspension. Bortuzzo will miss exhibition games against Dallas and Washington and then ...

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