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Lockout Hockey: Watch Dynamo Moscow’s Alex Ovechkin on ESPN2
October 5th, 2012 at 12:46 PM
While it's not the Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils, Caps fans will get to watch their superstar Alex Ovechkin perform two days before the already cancelled season-opener.  Small victories, friends. Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy gets a stick-tap for alerting us of ESPN's announcement to televise Dynamo Moscow (Ovechkin's team) vs. Lev on ESPN2 on...

Capitals 101 “Players to Watch” Statistics During Washington Capitals Season
July 6th, 2012 at 8:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** Since Dec. 13, 2011, Capitals 101 has been covering each game of the Washington Capitals for Sports Media 101. Frequent readers know that one of the staples of my coverage is the pre-game "Players to Watch" that are included in the preview article. (Example) During the dog days of summer, writing material...

With Adam Oates Coaching the Washington Capitals, Will Alex Ovechkin Move to Right Wing?
June 27th, 2012 at 12:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** It was quite the Tuesday for Adam Oates. At 9:16 EST this morning, TSN's Darren Drager broke the news that Oates would become the 16th head coach of the Washington Capitals. A few hours later at 12:44, the Capitals made the official announcement regarding the hiring of the former superstar who...

Adam Oates Hired as Head Coach of Washington Capitals
June 26th, 2012 at 2:07 PM
Thanks, Darren Drager. As first reported by the TSN hockey insider and now officially confirmed by the Washington Capitals, Adam Oates has been hired as the next head coach of the Washington Capitals. I'm not gonna gloat to those who heavily opposed this article that pushed for Oates to be the next...

Assistant Coach Dean Evason Hired to Coach AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals
June 19th, 2012 at 6:00 PM
A little more than a month after Dale Hunter's departure, long-time Washington Capitals Assistant Coach Dean Evason shrunk the current Capitals bench staff to one after accepting an offer to coach the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. Assistant Jim Johnson is now the only man of the three that is still employed...

Why Adam Oates Should Coach the Washington Capitals
June 13th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
My bad. When the first part of Capitals 101's offseason plan was published, veterans Bob Hartley and Paul Maurice were listed as the top two candidates to replace Dale Hunter. The problem with those choices is that it was based on who I thought was the best coach available, not the...

Goal Highlight for Each Forward on the 2011-12 Washington Capitals
May 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Regardless of the result, the 2011-12 Washington Capitals were a pleasure to watch. There were certainly numerous highlights along the way. Here is a link to a memorable goal from each of your Caps forwards over the course of the season. (playoffs included) Alex Ovechkin Ovi's jaw-dropping tally in which he danced around...

Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin Help Team Russia Win Gold Medal
May 20th, 2012 at 4:07 PM
SPOILER ALERT: This game has not yet been televised. If you'd like to see the action unfold, the game will be shown at 9 p.m. tonight on NBCSN. ***PHOTO1*** More than a week after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in dramatic fashion, Russian natives Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin...

Work in Progress: Washington Capitals’ Offseason Plan (Part One)
May 16th, 2012 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** This may be the most difficult offseason that George McPhee will endure since he became GM of the Washington Capitals in 1998. The Capitals exceeded (late-season) expectations in getting one win away from their first Conference Final appearance since that '98 Cup run. However, the end result was still a second-round...

Washington Capitals’ Dale Hunter Steps Down as Head Coach
May 14th, 2012 at 12:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** Well that didn't take long. Two days after the Washington Capitals were eliminated in Game 7 by the New York Rangers, Dale Hunter has decided he will step down as head coach. The decision comes following speculation that Hunter would return to his family in London after it was reported that...

Alex Ovechkin Nearly Scored from His Keister, Now Must Step up in Game 7 (PHOTOS)
May 10th, 2012 at 11:51 PM
In the Washington Capitals Game 6 victory over the New York Rangers, star winger Alex Ovechkin played like one of the best players in the world. There was no doubt about it. The captain scored the opening goal 88 seconds into the game, ripped a crossbar while falling to his stomach,...

Washington Capitals Defeat New York Rangers 2-1, Force Game 7
May 9th, 2012 at 10:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** To Game 7 we go. Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots as the Washington Capitals held on to defeat the New York Rangers by a score of 2-1 at the Verizon Center Wednesday night. Alex Ovechkin scored an early power play goal and the Capitals never looked back as they produced a...

Washington Capitals Must Be Quick on Draw to Win Face-offs in Game 6
May 9th, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: NBC Sports Network Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 6 New York leads Washington 3-2 ***PHOTO1*** Before this series began, Capitals 101 published three keys that the Washington Capitals needed to concentrate on in order to defeat the New York Rangers. One of those keys was dominating in the face-off circles. The Rangers entered...

What Just Happened? Washington Capitals Drop Game 5 in Overtime to New York Rangers
May 7th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Dale Hunter behind the bench in Game 4 alongside his players. ***PHOTO1*** 6.7 seconds. That's all that remained between the Washington Capitals and a 3-2 series lead over the New York Rangers. Unfortunately, Brad Richards tied the game at two with 6.6 left and Marc Staal scored just 1:35 into overtime as the Rangers...

Stars Step up as Washington Capitals Even Series with New York Rangers
May 5th, 2012 at 4:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** Happy Cinco de Mayo. The Washington Capitals won on the holiday for the first time in its existence with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center. Mike Green notched the game-winning power play goal with 5:48 remaining to even series at two games apiece...

New York Rangers Defeat Washington Capitals 2-1 in Triple Overtime Marathon
May 3rd, 2012 at 12:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** This hurts, bad. But this series has a long way to go. Marian Gaborik scored the game winning overtime goal 14:41 into the third overtime on Thursday morning (yep) to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. The marathon lasted about five hours, and it was...

Washington Capitals Host New York Rangers in Hopes of Continuing Verizon Dominance
May 2nd, 2012 at 3:34 PM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: NBC Sports Network Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 3 Series tied 1-1 ***PHOTO1*** Two days after knotting the series up at one game apiece with the New York Rangers, the Washington Capitals look to take control of the seven-game set tonight at the Verizon Center. Although previous years' success doesn't have much correlation...

Alex Ovechkin Notches Game Winning Goal as Washington Capitals Even Series with New York Rangers
April 30th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Earlier today, Capitals 101 spoke about the need for Russian power in Game 2. The Great 8 answered. ***PHOTO1*** Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal with 7:27 remaining to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Ovechkin's power play tally came via...

Washington Capitals in Need of Russian Power for Game 2 Versus New York Rangers
April 30th, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: NBC Sports Network Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2 New York leads Washington 1-0 ***PHOTO1*** Countrymates Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin often found ways to guide the Washington Capitals to victory in the regular season. It seemed as though one of the Russians was making a big play in every desperate win...

Washington Capitals-New York Rangers Game 1: PHOTOS
April 28th, 2012 at 6:24 PM
Artem Anisimov scores the first goal of the game on a wrap-around. It was one of the three goals that Braden Holtby allowed, and this one was probably the softest. ***PHOTO1*** Marcus Johansson gets hauled down while on a breakaway by Anton Stralman. He was still able to get the shot off...