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It's no coincidence that the Caps are 12-2-1 in their past 15 games since Ovechkin and Backstrom were reunited.
Perreault, 25, told Le Journal de Montreal and La Presse, two French-language newspapers in his native province of Quebec, that he could not be patient for the remainder of his two-year contract with the Caps and that if he wasn't in the team's plans, it should trade him. He attempted to clarify what he meant in English after Thursday's morning skate.
My favorite part of the latest CBA proposal by NHL owners is the word "mutual." As in: The deal will be for six years, with a "mutual option" for a seventh. Given the increasingly strained relations between the two sides, it's hard to imagine them mutually agreeing on much of anything — now or then.
If there's one thing we're reminded of in sports, over and over again, it's that the direction of franchises can change in an eye blink. It happened fast for the Nats and Caps; will the same be true for the Redskins?
By standing pat at the trade deadline, Capitals general manager George McPhee basically is saying to the team, "Show me what you've got."
Thirty games remain for the Washington Capitals. The trade deadline is three weeks away. Tick. Tock.
The Capitals went into Bell Centre on Saturday night and took care of the Canadiens with one of their best recent performances. And they did so without Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green and Jason Arnott.
The Capitals can clinch a playoff spot Tuesday night in Philadelphia, but they’ll attempt to do so without their best player.
Washington's centerpiece trade deadline deal continued to pay big dividends Thursday night, as new Capital Jason Arnott buried an Alexander Semin feed with just 5:19 left to play in regulation in a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues at Verizon Center.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 36 shots in his third shutout of the season, and the Florida Panthers ended a six-game losing streak against the Washington Capitals with a 3-0 victory Thursday night.
"I think right now [Arnott] and [Ovechkin] and [Green] are huge players for us ... [but] it doesn't matter who's in the lineup right now," Backstrom said. "We're a hardworking club, and when we do that and we do our forecheck right and everything, it's kinda tough to stop us."
"It's gonna be scary," center Nick Backstrom said. "It's gonna be fun."