When stay-at-home defenseman Karl Alzner finds himself up on the rush, he looks and finds friend and defensive partner John Carlson right there with him.
It might get loud when Jaromir Jagr touches the puck Tuesday night at Verizon Center. But not in the kind of way he might like.
It fell apart for the Washington Capitals under Bruce Boudreau when defenseman Mike Green hurt his ankle and couldn't play.
Mike Green made it known Sunday night he was leaving on a jet plane — and the Washington Capitals don't know when he'll be back again.
There was something about the penalty kill in the infancy of Dale Hunter's time as Washington Capitals coach that seemed different. While there have been changes in other parts of the Capitals' game, the penalty kill has had more aggression to it despite being the same. And it has been a marked improvement.
Following the Washington Capitals' 5-4 loss to the Florida Panthers on Monday night, Jason Chimera was at a loss for words.
Tuesday's practice featured a noticeable change: Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin flanking leading scorer Nicklas Backstrom on the Caps' top line.
Growing up a Washington Capitals fan, Jeff Halpern remembers the Patrick Division fondly.
Tomas Vokoun works in Washington, but his life is still in South Florida. His wife and daughters live here despite the goaltender playing for the Capitals.