The Washington Capitals suffered another first round exit yet again. It was the fourth straight year. While head coach Peter Laviolette hasn’t been responsible for all four Caps first round exits but he was behind the bench for the last two. The Caps were simply outplayed against the Boston...
'He did a good job': Caps’ GM proud of Laviolette after tough year originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. Given the way the Washington Capitals’ season ended with a fourth consecutive first-round exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs, questions were inevitable as the players and coaches broke for the offseason Sunday.
No official update on Ovechkin injury after Toronto loss originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. Alex Ovechkin left Sunday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an upper-body injury in the third period and did not return. Ovechkin lost control of the puck on a breakaway and goalie Erik Kallgren extended his stick and Ovechkin tripped over it and slammed his shoulder hard into the boards.
Laviolette looking for someone to take over No. 1 goalie job originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. Just a few weeks ago, the Capitals’ starting goaltender position looked about as locked down as could reasonably be expected. Now, there appears to be a battle for the No. 1 job...
Laviolette: Games vs. Carolina have 'brought out the best' in Caps originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. The Hurricanes came into Capital One Arena and cruised past the Capitals for a five-goal victory on Monday night, but that result was an outlier for what's transpired when the two teams have taken the ice together this season.
Laviolette not surprised Wilson is having career year at 27 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. One of the Capitals’ few bright spots in their 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night was forward Tom Wilson, who scored a goal and assisted on another to bring his season point total to 44. That tied his career-high with 17 games left on Washington’s schedule.
With just over 20 seconds left to play in the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to the Stars on Sunday, things went haywire. As a loose puck made its way toward the Capitals’ net, defenseman John Carlson and Jamie Benn frantically tried to reach the puck before it went past the cage. In the process, Benn checked Carlson, who lost his balance and slid full speed into the boards behind the net.
Laviolette feels ‘comfort’ starting Vitek Vanecek in net originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. When Capitals goalie Vitek Vanecek went down with an upper-body injury in early February, it couldn’t have come at a worse time. The 26-year-old netminder was in the midst of an impressive stretch, perhaps finally edging out Ilya Samsonov in Washington’s two-year goalie competition.
Is it time for Laviolette to call out Capitals’ goaltending? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. Of all the issues the Washington Capitals have faced this season — be it special teams, slow starts, or losing at home — poor goaltending has seemed to rear its ugly head more frequently than the rest.
Laviolette doesn’t ‘think it matters’ who Caps play in 1st round originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. The Capitals enter play Wednesday with a record 13 games over .500. Their point total of 65 would be tied for fourth-highest in the Western Conference and, if they were in the Pacific Division, they would be just one point behind the Calgary Flames for the top spot.
Alex Ovechkin reached 30 goals for the 16th season as the visiting Washington Capitals defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight road win. Ovechkin scored his 30th and 31st goals, passing Jaromir Jagr (15 seasons with 30 or more goals) and is second only to...
Laviolette calls Caps' recent play at home 'unacceptable' originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. Throughout much of the Alex Ovechkin era in Washington, Capital One Arena has typically been one of the toughest venues for visitors to play in the entire NHL. However, this season has proven to be different....
The first person Peter Laviolette saw at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday morning was one of the first people the former Nashville Predators coach thinks of when he thinks of his time with the team. Locker room attendant Craig "Partner" Baugh was there to greet Laviolette, whom he didn't want to...
Peter Laviolette stood at the podium Saturday for a post-practice interview donning a blue quarter-zip, gave a slight smile and appeared almost unwilling to talk about his looming milestone. Laviolette, in his second season as Capitals coach, is one win away from No. 700 in his NHL coaching career, which...