The Caps have returned home from an unsuccessful road trip and will meet the Habs in hockey combat. Here’s your injury report.
The Washington Capitals come into Thursday night action against the Montreal Canadiens having lost five of their seven games in the month of February. A western road trip saw the Caps comeback to beat Colorado, but lose two in a row to the Coyotes and Golden Knights. It’s time to bust this slump.
Puck drop is at the normal 7 PM and I’ll be back for your recap.
The Washington Capitals returned from their extended break away from the rink and handed an Ovi-less loss to the Montreal Canadiens. The Caps shook off the rust quick, taking down the Habs 4-2.
The Caps out-shot the Habs 41 to 33 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 52 to 48.
The Caps got back in action after the All-Star break with a fun-yet-Ovi-less win over the Canadiens in Montreal.
The Canadiens scored first, a one-on-zero as Jeff Petry eludes the Caps defense. Washington replied late in the first period as Tom Wilson took a sweet below-the-goal-line pass from Jakub Vrana.
The Caps added two more goals in the second period: one, an own-goal by Petry and awarded to Brendan Leipsic; and two, a gorgeous sequence finished off by Vrana but made possible by Kuznetsov’s awesome forecheck.
Dale Weise got one back in the third period was the Caps turtled, but Holtby bailed ’em out on the rest. Nicky Backstrom finished it off with an empty-netter.
The Washington Capitals are back on the ice for NHL play for the first time in nine days. They will return to said play on the road in Montreal against the Canadiens.
Puck drop is at 7:00 PM and Peter will have your recap.
Ilya Kovalchuk has finally found a new landing spot after being released by the Los Angeles Kings in December.
The Russian forward has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens that will pay him $700,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 in the AHL.
The $700k is the NHL’s minimum salary.
A meeting with the Montreal Canadiens awaited your Washington Capitals on Friday night. The Caps came into the festivities with an 8-0-1 record against Eastern Conference opposition. Could they stay undefeated in regulation against beasts from the East?
Phillip Danault opened the scoring in the second period after being left alone in front. Shea Weber blasted a slap shot about 600 miles per hour to give the Habs a two goal lead. Jordan Weal made it three and Nick Suzuki, four.
Alex Ovechkin got one back on the power play and Evgeny Kuznetsov put a second home on a breakaway. Tomas Tatar sealed it with an empty netter.
Canadiens beat Caps 5-2.
The Washington Capitals take their 13 game point streak into action against the Montreal Canadiens tonight at Capital One Arena. The Caps will also be looking to sustain their 8-0-1 record against Eastern Conference opposition this season.
They’ll drop the puck at 7 PM and you’re stuck with me on recap again.
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