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Peter Laviolette feels Capitals can still win in 2021-22

Despite finishing the condensed 2021 regular season as one of the NHL's best teams, the Washington Capitals were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third consecutive season. With an aging roster and three consecutive early exits from the postseason, some fans are beginning to...
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Peter Laviolette remained vague, but Craig Anderson appears in line to start in net

Coach Peter Laviolette remained vague on purpose. The Washington Capitals coach doesn’t see any reason to tip his hand, unveiling how the lineup will look before he must. But even as Laviolette shied away from providing any details of what the lineup might be come Monday night, when Washington faces the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the opening-round series, Craig Anderson appears primed to start in net.
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Peter Laviolette, master motivator, is known for his pep talks. Here’s why they work.

Washington Capitals Coach Peter Laviolette’s booming voice is distinct. He’s got that growl, that Boston accent. His former and current players know it well, from practices, games and his signature pregame speeches. These speeches, a couple of which have been famously captured on national television, are one of Laviolette’s many...

Peter Laviolette updates Capitals' injury situation

There are lots of question marks in the Capitals' lineup right now, but head coach Peter Laviolette does not have many answers just yet. "Everybody is still day-to-day with lower body [injuries]," Laviolette said on Monday morning. There were very few individual updates beyond that. T.J. Oshie was not on...

Peter Laviolette unsure how long center Lars Eller will be out

The Capitals were without center Lars Eller on Thursday night against the Flyers due to a “family matter.” It’s unclear what the situation is surrounding Eller’s absence. Sans their third line center, the Capitals skated just 11 forwards and seven defenseman in a 5-3 win over the Flyers at Wells...

Peter Laviolette on the hit that got Tom Wilson suspended 7 games

Washington Capitals coach Peter Laviolette reiterated his supported for suspended right winger Tom Wilson on Monday, the morning after the Caps played their first of seven games without Wilson. Wilson was suspended over the weekend for his hit on Bruins defeseman Brandon Carlo late last week. "I mean listen, we're...
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Peter Laviolette sees nothing wrong in Tom Wilson’s nasty hit on Brandon Carlo in Capitals-Bruins game

The game between the Washington Capitals and the Boston Bruins on Friday was not safe from another one of Tom Wilson’s familiar nasty hits, this time with Brandon Carlo being on the receiving end in the first period of the contest. Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette claimed that he witnessed the play transpire but still insisted that his team didn’t do anything wrong.

Caps coach Peter Laviolette labels Wilson's check on Carlo as 'just a hit'

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been offered an in-person hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety to review his hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo from Friday night's game at TD Garden. The Bruins were furious at the hit, which resulted in Carlo leaving the game and...
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Peter Laviolette gets teams to believe in him fast. His former players explain why.

Washington Capitals Coach Peter Laviolette knows not every player is a perfect match for a coach and not every coach is a perfect match for a player. He also knows there is no exact science when it comes to coaching, trying to lead a team in the right direction to reach the end goal — hoisting the Stanley Cup.

Peter Laviolette thought his new lines worked against the Penguins

In an effort to boost their offense throughout the top nine, the Capitals mixed up their lines ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Penguins trying to spread out the skill on three lines. The offensive issues plagued them again, though, as the Capitals dropped a 3-2 overtime game at Capital...

Peter Laviolette: 'It is not about me' after first win as Caps coach

New Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette may have felt good after his first win behind the Washington bench, but made sure to deflect postgame attention to the ones who executed his gameplan on the ice. When asked if the veteran head coach ever gets tired of winning, Laviolette made sure...

Peter Laviolette, the Capitals, and Discipline

Perhaps you heard that a new bench boss for the has arrived in the Nation’s Capital. Peter Laviolette’s next tour of duty in Washington comes on the heels of the departure of Todd Reirden, whose tenure will be remembered primarily as an underachieving two-year epilogue to the Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup run.