Philipp Grubauer’s parents heard the news before he even had the chance to tell them.
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals.
With starting goalie Braden Holtby ill, the Washington Capitals have recalled backup Philipp Grubauer from Hershey of the AHL before Game 2 of their playoff series against the New York Islanders.
The Capitals think their size can grind down the New York Islanders. They believe point shots on goalie Jaroslav Halak, a former teammate and tormentor, will lead to juicy rebounds.
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While the Capitals are in the playoffs, Glory Days Grill will serve Poutine in honor of coach Barry Trotz.
Long the face of Capitals hockey, Alexander Ovechkin is now face of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in a new promotional video.
In his first year as GM, Brian MacLellan’s Capitals make their return to the playoffs with a remade roster.
Washington (45-26-11, 101 points) had a chance to clinch second place in the Metropolitan Division and home ice for its first-round series against the Islanders (100 points), but will await the result of the Islanders game against the Blue Jackets.
With only one game remaining in the regular season, the Washington Capitals are ready for postseason success with a defense they believe in.
The Red Rockers stopped by The Junkies’ studio to spread some Capitals Playoff cheer.
The Washington Capitals introduced their new coach.