Steve Whyno covers the Washington Capitals for The Washington Times.
Karl Alzner: 'It's nice to see him go to a good team like Pittsburgh. I hope that they finish second in the Eastern Conference next to us. If we don't win, I'd like to see them win.'
Goaltender Braden Holtby made a save, and the puck bounced up and hit Ovechkin on the chin. He immediately left the ice in pain and went to the locker room.
As Tomas Kundratek and Tom Poti skate, the banged-up blue line features more questions.
Capitals have leaned on 27-year-old defensemen amid other injuries on blue line.
Analysis on a predictably slow start and Braden Holtby's performance.
Capitals forward left Islanders game in third period after taking inadvertent stick to shield from Kyle Okposo.
Defenseman should bear majority of fault despite forward putting him in rough spot.
John Tavares scores game winner as Mike Green's turnover proves costly.
Wojtek Wolski expected to play Tuesday night vs. New York after being healthy scratch for seven straight.
Ex-Capitals winger gets most lucrative deal of his NHL career, first multiyear deal since getting two for $9.2 million from Washington for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.
Capitals captain has seven goals and four assists in past seven games. 'Right now I'm scoring goals and I'm the king of the world. And a couple weeks ago I was almost in the toilet. So maybe you just forget to flush me.'
John Erskine, Tomas Kundratek take part, while Tom Poti leaves before drills begin.
An unrestricted free agent in July, the 33-year-old center wants stability for his family beyond just his hockey career. Will Washington trade him before the deadline?
First skills competition of season turns out well for Washington. Coach calls shootout 'a crowd thing.'
Nicklas Backstrom beats Henrik Lunqdvist to help Washington to within two points of final playoff spot in East.
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