Nick Jensen is the most defensively responsible defender on the Caps roster. That’s nice, but kinda off-brand for the Caps.
Nick Jensen was seemingly damned by the Hockey Gods for a period of 877 days. Earlier this week though, Jensen broke the curse and scored his first goal since October 11, 2018. Now that drip-drop of offense is turning into a full-on stream.
Saturday, Jensen had his first multi-point game as a Capital, tallying a stunning goal and an assist on a grimy Carl Hagelin goal.
It got the attention of both his coach and one of the team’s offensive stars after the game.
Nick Jensen scored a goal tonight for the first time in years.
In the third period of the Capitals-Flyers game, Jensen ripped a wrist shot past Carter Hart to give the Capitals a 3-1 lead.
For Jensen, it broke a personal 165-game goalless drought. It also marked his first goal as a Capital.
Four Washington Capitals players wore a bold accessory out onto the ice during practice on Tuesday.
Ilya Samsonov, Nic Dowd, Nick Jensen, and Richard Panik all rocked pink tie dye headbands.
Nicklas Backstrom has spent the last 14 seasons in the shadow of Alex Ovechkin, but this year, Nicke is different. The elite playmaker has become the elite finisher.
Thursday against the Penguins, Backstrom hit the back of the net again. And it was a very pretty goal.
The Washington Capitals have struggled defensively early in the season. With a skinnier roster than usual to choose from, Peter Laviolette is making some changes.
Saturday, the coach tinkered with his defensive pairings, promoting Zdeno Chara and bumping Nick Jensen to the extra pairing.
After making his Capitals’ training camp debut on Tuesday afternoon, Zdeno Chara took the ice with the Capitals’ first group — essentially a very close version of the Caps opening night roster — Wednesday morning.
Chara’s signing was intriguing last week, not only because no one believed he would leave the Bruins this late in his career, but because it was not clear where he’d fit in Washington’s plans this season. Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette revealed his plans for The Big Z minutes into practice.
The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on every major sport this year and rewrote the NHL’s calendar. 2020 has been so wacky that Christmas Day, usually occurring during the second month of the regular season, fell in the NHL’s offseason.
The Capitals and their significant others went all out to celebrate Christmas. The holiday marks one of the final days the families have with each other exclusively before Capitals’ training camp begins on January 3.
Here’s how they spent the holiday.
A nor’easter dumped snow in DC Wednesday and Thursday for the first time this season. For many Capitals, the flakes were a welcome sight as many of them spent their childhoods in much colder climates.
Here’s a look at how they spent their snow day.
Washington Capitals players and their families celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, and they were still thankful despite all the challenges of the past year.
Normally, November marks the second month of the NHL season, but this year it’s the offseason. The NHL is currently examining the safest way to conduct the 2020-21 season during the pandemic.
Several players and their wives wished their followers Happy Thanksgiving and also shared what they’re grateful for.
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