The Phoenix Coyotes capped a strange night with what’s become their best attribute: Resiliency.
The Capitals have re-signed left winger Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension, the team announced in a press release Friday, keeping in Washington at $2 million per year through the 2015-16 season.
The Washington Capitals scored early and late in regulation before turning toward goaltender Braden Holtby, who sealed a satisfying comeback victory.
Four current Caps’ veterans – Joel Ward, Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer and Karl Alzner – were asked about rookie hazing in hockey. Here are their responses, regarding the “traditions” involving rookies that take place within the Capitals locker room.
Brooks Laich was the latest Capital to speak publicly on Philly goalie Ray Emery attacking Braden Holtby last week, saying he wasn’t surprised, having played with Emery in the past, that he would do something like that — in an interview with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday.
Joel Ward of the Capitals talked about the culture of hazing as it relates to hockey, maintaining it’s just small stuff like picking up pucks, and paying for one dinner bill a year, which serves as a team-building thing. And gave an anecdote about the hefty tab he had to pick up his rookie season.
Alex Ovechkin says he’s “able to play” after missing two games with an upper-body injury.
For a weekend at least, the Washington Capitals adjusted nicely to life without Alex Ovechkin.
The Washington Capitals were able to escape Philadelphia with a 7-0 victory and their lives Friday night, as the Wells Fargo Center transformed into the Roman Coliseum.
Joel Ward scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and Braden Holtby coasted to a shutout in the Washington Capitals’ 7-0 fight-filled rout of the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.