Hockey Archive: 2011
Capitals Beat The Best Of The East
The Washington Capitals' play against the Eastern Conference's top team, the New York Rangers, was the polar opposite of the way the Caps played during their previous game, against the Buffalo Sabres.
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Will There Ever Be Another Olie?
Stephen London has a question: Why can't any Washington goalie not named Olaf Kolzig perform well for a span of more than three or four games?
If Every Period Could Be The Third...
Friday night, when the Capitals were down three goals, they won the third period 3-0 and tied the game, before losing to the Devils during the shootout.
Caps Get Win In Knuble's 1,000th
On a night that featured a pre-game tribute to Mike Knuble and his 1,000 career games, the Washington Capitals got a much-needed win against the Nashville Panthers.
Caps Need More Time For New System
Despite the final score, the Capitals looked on top of their game for the most part during Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Avalanche.
New Confidence Inspires Team
After being out-shot during the first period, the Capitals came back furiously outshooting the Jets 21-12 in the final two periods.
Flyers Show Holes In Capitals
The Philadelphia Flyers came to Washington, D.C., Dec. 13 without the NHL leader in points, Claude Giroux. That being said, the Flyers looked like as if they didn't miss him much, as they came away with a 5-1 win against the hometown Washington Capitals.
The 15: Greatest Retired Capitals Of All Time
PressBox ranks the top 15 retired Washington Capitals, considering not just statistics but also fan popularity, community involvement, leadership and dedication to the team.
Hunter's Caps Get Revenge
The Washington Capitals have had a great two-game stretch, and beating the Ottawa Senators on the road is a good sign of things to come.
What Realignment Means For Caps
Stephen London thinks the new alignment of the NHL is both bad and good for the Washington Capitals.
Two Close Games For Caps
Head coach Dale Hunter and the Washington Capitals got the first win under the new regime against the Ottawa Senators Saturday night.
Too Early To Judge Hunter
The past two games, the Capitals have not finished with wins, but a lot has improved with their play.
New-Old Look Would Benefit Caps
Phil Jackman thinks area Washington Capitals fans have to be hoping and praying that NHL realignment isn't too far down the road.
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A Hard Loss, But Signs Of Life
During the Washington Capitals' 23rd game of the 2001-2012 season, there were a couple of firsts for the team.
Caps Hand Reins To Former Captain
After starting the season at 12-9-1, the Washington Capitals have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with former captain Dale Hunter.
Phoenix Pushes; The Capitals Push Back
The Capitals have been in a bit of a rut recently, losing six of the previous seven, but they changed their ways when the three-game road trip came to an end and they got a come-from-behind, 4-3 win at home.
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Caps Defense Contributing To Recent Slump
There are multiple reasons why the Washington Capitals have been in a slump after starting the season 7-0.
Caps Hit Road For Three-Game Trip
The Capitals need to work on their fundamentals as they start off on a three-game road trip with stops in Nashville, Winnipeg and Toronto.
West Coast Is Not Kind To Capitals
In Edmonton, the Capitals at least tried hard to get the game back. In Vancouver, the team looked non-existent during the third period.
Tomas Vokoun: Will He Slow Down?
During the last five games Tomas Vokoun has started for the Capitals, his goals-against average is an impressive 1.2.
Third Line Helping Caps To 4-0 Record
The way the Capitals have been playing is a little bit suspect, but it may just be early season rust.
Two Caps Wins, Two Starting Goalies
The Washington Capitals started the season with back-to-back wins, but there was a little controversy when the starting goalie for the first game was announced.
Capitals 2011-2012 Season Preview
As Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals prepare for Saturday's season opener at the Verizon Center, here's a look at what to expect this season.
Pro Hockey Returns To Baltimore
There was a sea of red at 1st Mariner Arena Tuesday night as the Washington Capitals played their first preseason game in Baltimore since Oct. 2, 1992.
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