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Topic - Jason Chimera
With a pair of decisive victories the Caps separated themselves from the Rangers and Hurricanes.
Thanks to a strong showing from rookie goaltender Philipp Grubauer to go along with a three-goal second period, the Captials defeated the Rangers 4-1 at Madison Square Garden.
Rookie goalie Philipp Grubauer earned his first NHL victory as the Capitals moved three points ahead of the Rangers in the Metropolitan Division.
Rookie defenseman Patrick Wey will make his NHL debut tonight when the Nashville Predators visit the Capitals at VerizonCenter [7 p.m. CSN].
Center Brooks Laich stayed off the ice for the eighth straight day, raising concerns about his long-term health.
Mike Green says the Caps need to find a better way to respond to falling behind in games. 'Then why didn't he do it?' wonders Adam Oates.
Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated the second Monday of October, but that won't stop many of the Capitals from enjoying two American traditions -- turkey and football – Thursday.
For the first time in his career, Alex Ovechkin is the first NHL player to reach 20 goals in a season. He's done it in 22 games.
The Capitals hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex this morning without center Brooks Laich, who, according to a team spokesperson, is "being cautious" with a lower body injury.
Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski said he still considers Toronto his second home. He has something to prove to his old coach.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby prides himself in bouncing back from losses. He'll get that chance tonight in Toronto.
Sidney Crosby has grown accustomed to getting jeered in opposing arenas. He's sure to get an earful tonight.
After simmering for a few years, the rivalry between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby could be at a full boil Wednesday night.
Mike Green skated without pain on Tuesday, but Capitals coach Adam Oates said his game conditioning is lacking.
Nicklas Backstrom remained perfect in shootouts as the Caps remained within one point of the division-leading Penguins.
Jason Chimera said it has everything to do with getting pucks through from the blue line.
"They're going D to D and creating lanes for themselves that they never did before," Chimera said. "They work on it every day in practice, getting shots from different angles, and it's really paid dividends."