Capitals revamp goaltending with addition of Kuemper, Lindgren

Capitals revamp goaltending with addition of Kuemper, Lindgren

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is examining where each team stands in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which starts Oct. 7. Today, the Washington Capitals: 2021-22 season: 44-26-12, fourth in Metropolitan Division; lost in first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs Key arrivals Darcy KuemperG: After winning the Stanley … Read more

Washington Capitals Sign Dylan Strome

Washington Capitals Sign Dylan Strome

5:46 p.m.: The Washington Capitals have made the deal officialbringing Strome to the United States’ capital on a one-year, $3.5MM deal. 4:35 p.m.: According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedmanthe Washington Capitals are expected to sign top unqualified RFA Dylan Strome to a one-year contract worth $3.5MM. For Washington, this is an important signing to give them … Read more

Goalie Notes: Kuemper, Murray, Campbell

Goalie Notes: Kuemper, Murray, Campbell

When the Colorado Avalanche acquired Alexander Georgiev from the New York Rangers earlier this week, it became abundantly clear that the Avalanche would be moving forward without their Stanley Cup-winning starting goalie, Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper is set to hit the market on Wednesday, and with other pending free agents such as Valery Nichushkin, Nazem Kadri, … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

Wilson out for Capitals in Game 2 against Panthers

Wilson out for Capitals in Game 2 against Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — Tom Wilson will not play for the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena on Thursday (7:30 pm ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The forward sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of a 4-2 victory in Game … Read more

3 Keys: Capitals at Panthers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

3 Keys: Capitals at Panthers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

(WC2) Capitals at (1A) Panthers 7:30 p.m. ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA Washington leads best-of-7 series 1-0 The Florida Panthers are determined to rebound against the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at FLA Live Arena on Thursday after losing 4-2 in Game 1 on Tuesday. The Panthers reviewed … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

Ovechkin to play for Capitals in Game 1 against Panthers

Ovechkin to play for Capitals in Game 1 against Panthers

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin will play for the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). Ovechkin smiled and said “we’ll see” when asked if he will play Tuesday, but the forward will return … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers vs. Capitals first-round preview

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers vs.  Capitals first-round preview

(1A) Florida Panthers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals Panthers: 58-18-6, 122 points Capitals: 44-26-12, 100 points Season series: FLA 2-1-0; WSH 1-1-1 Game 1: Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, BSFL, NBCSWA, SN360, TVAS) All eyes will be on the Florida Panthers as they start the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals. The Panthers won the … Read more

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad could be back in the lineup when the Panthers host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The defenseman was a full participant at practice Sunday after he missed the final 21 games of the regular … Read more