Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals surveys the ice

New-look Caps have new attitude

As if sacking the head coach and general manager at the end of last season, signing high-profile free agents to bolster a weak defensive corps, nabbing Barry Trotz as a new head coach and bringing in fresh goal...
Troy Brouwer warms up in Raleigh. The Capitals beat the Hurrican

Caps set record in season finale loss

After a season during which they never seemed to find consistency or an identity, Sunday afternoon the Capitals went out, appropriately, with a whimper. Washington’s 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning marked...
Claude Giroux

Caps lose their cool, drop game to Flyers

Dmitry Orlov could have been the hero in the Caps matinee game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. Instead, he and the Capitals found a new way to lose a two-goal lead. This time, though, they couldn’t...
NY Islanders Right Wing Michael Grabner. (Brandon Titus/ Inside Hockey)

Caps shut out by lowly Islanders

In a game with several thrilling chances, near misses and quality goaltending by both teams, an unassuming third-period shot from the point ended up determining the outcome of the Capitals-Islanders tilt, a 1-0...
NHL 2011 - Oct 20 - Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers

Miller, Sabres sneak by Caps in shootout

On the surface, the Capitals 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres, which came in their 13th shootout of the season, was largely forgettable. A mentally and physically fatigued Washington team failed to dictate the pl...