Chandler Stephenson‘s 2018-19 season revealed one undeniable truth: guy is allergic to offense.
Over the next two weeks, the Washington Capitals have three games against the NHL’s best team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa took the Capitals to the breach in the Eastern Conference Final last May before relenting in Game Seven. These regular-season games will be a measuring stick for the Capitals to see just how good they really are this season.
“We’re going to have to go through them if we’re going to do it again,” Tom Wilson said to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.
With such huge stakes in front of them, the team used their off day on Friday to prepare.
By tanning. On the beach.
At first glance, one might think that All-Stars Braden Holtby and Hardest Shot winner John Carlson had the best vacation of all the Washington Capitals. You would be wrong.
The Capitals are returning for a Thursday morning practice ahead of a Friday night game against the Calgary Flames. Here’s what your favorite Caps players got up to during the All-Star Break and 2019 bye week!
Grab your digital bidding paddles, Capitals fans. The Better Halves are back once again, auctioning off their annual themed gift baskets. As always, the baskets include autographed Capitals memorabilia, from jerseys to commemorative Stanley Cup championship merchandise, but also a few weird and wonderful surprises.
So if you’ve ever felt a desire to own signed fishing gear from Pheonix Copley, a signed four-person tent from Matt Niskanen (you’ve got to be prepared for the desert island, after all), or even some signed salami from Jonas Siegenthaler, then this is the auction for you.
Halfway through the second period of Monday’s matchup in Capital One Arena, Braden Holtby decided to show off his offensive prowess. He assisted on the Capitals third goal of the game.
Is there anything Holtby can’t do?
Last year for Christmas, the Caps gifted fans a butchering of their favorite holiday songs.
This year, the Caps have produced another album in the form of a Christmas card video, and this one features puns about winning the Stanley Cup sprinkled in.
Monday afternoon, the Washington Capitals made their annual visit to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Donning their red home jerseys and Christmas-themed hats, the players interacted with children, while signing autographs and taking photos.
“It’s just about whatever [kids] want us to do,” John Carlson said to the Capitals about the annual event. “As much or as little as they want us to participate in things. Whatever we can do to bring smiles – that’s our focus.”
On Wednesday night, Nic Dowd, Chandler Stephenson, Brett Connolly, and Pheonix Copley hosted a holiday party at Medstar Capitals Iceplex for local families.
The party was held in conjunction with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation’s Family-to-Family program. The program was created by the Washington Wizards 22 years ago to spread holiday happiness to underserved families in the DC area.
Before the season began, the Capitals were challenged to draw the Weagle logo during Media Day.
While in their full gear, players such as Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Andre Burakovsky, were given a marker and tried to recreate the team’s shoulder patch from memory on a whiteboard.
Despite the fact that the players are exposed to the logo multiple times a day and it was literally on the gear they were wearing, the results were terrible. Maybe even concerning.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to one of the greatest nights of the season. The Washington Capitals are holding their annual Halloween Party at the Russian restaurant Mari Vanna.
Technically, Halloween is this Wednesday, but since the Capitals will conclude their four-game road trip in Montreal Thursday night, they decided to hold the jamboree this evening. The team, perhaps strategically, also made Monday an off day.
This year’s costumes are awesome once again. Let’s review!
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