CAPS News and Rumors


The following article presents across the readers all the major news from the world of the Washington Capitals hockey team. Some of the rookies on this year’s team have been exceeding the team’s expectations and impressing the fans. Some of the team’s veterans who have struggled in the past have been playing much better this season. Tipping the news iceberg for the Capitals is none other than their outstanding winger Alex Ovechkin, who has now become only the eleventh player in NHL’s history to achieve the feat of scoring a minimum of 50 goals as many as 5 times in a season. Ovechkin achieved this amazing feat when he tallied on power play in the first period against St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. The Washington winger has now tied his record with other greats such as Pavel Bure, Bobby Hull, Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull and Phil Esposito.

The Blues were beaten 4-1 by the Capitals, thereby keeping the latter alive in the play-off race. Two points from this win have taken the Capitals’ points tally to 85, which is now just four behind Columbus. The coach of the Washington team, Adam Oates, has revealed his team’s pre-game strategy about keeping focus intact for the crucial games. According to Braden Holtby, the Capitals have been able to put in the performances that were required from them in last few games. The deadly combination of Ovechkin in the right wing and Backstrom in the centre is proving to be quite a headache for the opposition. The Capitals have finally looked to get the little things right in their game and with a bit of luck and more hard work, they can actually manage to book the final play-off spot in the League’s Eastern Conference.
Many of the Capitals’ veteran players have been improving quite a bit. Ovechkin and Backstrom have both put in top-notch performances in recent games. The Capitals’ commanding performance in their 4-1 victory over the Blues re-energized both the fans and the players. If the Capitals continue to play as well as they did last week, they have a fantastic season ahead of them. You can buy Washington Capitals hockey tickets at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.

On the injuries front, Brooks Laich continues to be on the reserve list with his groin injury, while Patrick Wey’s head injury is still a matter of concern. Fans would be eager to grab Washington Capitals hockey tickets for upcoming games against Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Black Hawks & Tampa Bay Lightning.