John Carlson was a mainstay for the Capitals during the regular season. In fact, the rookie defenseman was one of just three players to appear in all 82 games.
Right wing Mike Knuble is back on the ice for the Washington Capitals in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning after missing three consecutive playoff games.
Karl Alzner's prolific playoff beard belies his 22 years of age and first real opportunity to be a No. 1 defenseman in the NHL. But wisdom derived from childhood taught him a very important lesson that he and Capitals defense partner John Carlson are putting into practice.
A puzzling decision to let Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley back into the season opener led to significant improvement in the detection and treatment of concussions during the rest of the 2010 season, a key NFL medical consultant said Monday.
It's scary how young the Capitals still are. They've been good for four seasons now - good enough to win four straight Southeast Division titles, good enough to earn the first seed in the playoffs the past two years. Yet you scan their roster and you count 10 players - none older than 25 - who have helped them get where they are.
The real season is almost here as the Capitals try to put last year's playoff flameout in the past. But before it all gets under way Wednesday night, the Washington Times' Stephen Whyno hands out some invisible hardware.
Rewind two seasons and there were the Capitals, a young team trying to win the franchise's first playoff series in 11 years. After two games at home, they were down 2-0, and then 3-1 after four. But they still managed to come all the way back to beat the New York Rangers.
More than a half-hour after the Capitals wrapped up a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over the Sabres, Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t quite aware of what it meant.
It's becoming increasingly unlikely that the Capitals and Hurricanes will face off in the first round of the playoffs. But Tuesday night's game was a showcase of one team in desperation playoff mode and another trying to shift into that gear.