Big news for your Saturday morning: The Caps have re-signed forward Lars Eller to a five-year, $17.5 million deal worth an average value of $3.5 million.
The time of year has come for the Capitals Better Halves gift baskets auction. As in previous years, all of the baskets include autographed jerseys and Caps merchandise, along with unique items that represent some of the players’ favorite things and give fans a fun glimpse at their personalities.
Andre Burrakovsky’s includes a copy of season one of Game of Thrones and plenty of IKEA goodies, Jakub Vrana threw in his favorite cereal, and the baskets of both Braden Holtby and Nicklas Backstrom feature books that are presumably loved by the respective players.
Lars Eller has come to play this season. The Danish forward is on pace to top his single season career high in both goals and points.
His tenth goal of this season came late in the Caps 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, breathing life into the final minute before the buzzer eventually sounded.
Capitals forward Lars Eller scored the most bizarre goal of his career Friday night in Raleigh.
After the puck was jarred out of the corner, the Capitals and Hurricanes formed a rugby scrum near the crease. One team tried to clear; the other tried to score.
Lars Eller ended up being the victor after a crazy bounce.
Lars Eller has scored his 200th career NHL point, and it was a doozy.
With the Caps and Canucks tied at one goal in the first period, Lars Eller defeated a horde of Nucks solo to give Washington the lead and get a big round number in a boxcar stat.
Sunday afternoon, Lars Eller started the second half of his second Capitals season with a bang.
In the third period of a tied game against the Blues, Eller put home a rebound that sent a somewhat sleepy matinee crowd at Capital One Arena into a frenzy.
Even better, Eller’s daughter was in the building to see it.
On Thursday evening, the Capitals put on their best suits and ties for the team’s annual Caps Casino Night. All proceeds from the event, hosted in the casino ballroom of the newly opened MGM National Harbor, benefited the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.
Players interacted with fans while playing blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas Hold ’Em, and slot machines.
Lars Eller has ended the Caps goal drought. One hundred and seventy seven minutes since their last, the Caps have remembered how to hit the back of the net.
The 2018 World Junior Championship Tournament began yesterday in Buffalo, NY. This year’s tournament features two Capitals prospects (Sweden’s Axel Jonsson-Fjällby and Switzerland’s Tobias Geisser), but the WJC has another Capitals connection.
Olaf Eller, the father of Capitals forward Lars Eller, is serving as the head coach for Team Denmark.
Jakub Vrana has a lot of skill, but it was his hustle Monday night that helped open up the scoring against the Calgary Flames.
With his dad in attendance and suiting up against Jaromir Jagr for the first time in his career, Vrana turned a bad first period breakout into a beautiful goal for Lars Eller.
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