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Holtby, Grubauer to split next two games in Florida

washingtonpost.com - Dec 9, 2015

Philipp Grubauer hasn't played in three weeks.

Canadiens likely to terminate Semin's contract

cbssports.com - Dec 9, 2015

Canadiens likely to terminate Semin's contract

Canadiens ready to cut ties with Alexander Semin

edmontonsun.com - Dec 9, 2015

Alexander Semin’s time in Montreal is over, and his NHL career may not be far behind.

Watch highlights of Red Wings' 3-2 shootout loss to Washington Capitals

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

The Red Wings earned a point for the 11th straight game, their longest streak since 2010.

T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov score in shootout as Capitals defeat Red Wings

washingtontimes.com - Dec 9, 2015

For 65 minutes, Jimmy Howard played brilliantly in goal for the Detroit Red Wings. Then, quite suddenly, his domination of the Washington Capitals ended. T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout, and the Capitals got a key goal from Alex Ovechkin in a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. ...

Jimmy Howard "Just two good moves. It’s just too bad, Would have liked to pick up the extra point."
barry trotz "Everybody talks about the shooters, but we’ve got a pretty good goaltender and we feel confident if we get to that point,"
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Overtime penalty kill preserves Capitals' eventual victory over Red Wings

washingtontimes.com - Dec 9, 2015

Nate Schmidt knew the Washington Capitals were in for a challenge. The three-on-three overtime format installed by the NHL prior to the season has already tested teams in any number of ways — including the Capitals, who had lost to the Winnipeg Jets in the extra period in their previous ...

barry trotz "They really didn’t get a chance, They had one really little look that Holts was real solid on. I thought we did a real good job. Kudos to the guys who were out there. You know you’re going to have to sacrifice. You know you’re going to have block shots, all those things. They got it done, so it was really good."
Matt Niskanen "It always comes out at what turns out to be a huge moment in the game, those types of kills, because there’s so much ice out there,"

Capitals rally past Red Wings, 3-2, to go back into first place

washingtonpost.com - Dec 9, 2015

Ovechkin scores equalizer midway through third and Oshie, Kuznetsov score in shootout to cap comeback.

Matt Niskanen "We’re growing as a team, I think, Different situations, different types of games, you recognize ebbs and flows and momentum swings and grab a hold of it and try to take things over and get back to what you do well, and much better so far this year. That’s some good growth there. A good characteristic to have: find ways to win no matter what type of game it is."
Braden Holtby "I think that comes from us not getting too low at the low points, so we’re ready to go, just hold on, keep pushing forward, and when momentum comes our way we’re ready to grasp it, And we did that well today."

Red Wings postgame: Tomas Jurco scores first goal, OK to play Thursday after receiving cut

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

The Red Wings lost a 3-2 shootout in Washington but gained at least one point for the 11th straight game.

Capitals rally in third and defeat Red Wings in shootout

mlive.com - Dec 8, 2015

WASHINGTON - Jimmy Howard was stellar during 65 minutes of regulation play and overtime, but once again did not fare well in the shootout. T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout to lift the Washington Capitals to a...

Verizon Center honors Mike Green with 'thank you' video

washingtonpost.com - Dec 8, 2015

He deserved the recognition from his former home crowd.

Second-period analysis: Red Wings 2, Capitals 1

mlive.com - Dec 8, 2015

WASHINGTON - An unlikely duo combined to give the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 lead over the Washington Capitals after the second period Tuesday at the Verizon Center. Tomas Jurco, playing just his seventh game, scored his first goal of...

First-period analysis: Red Wings 1, Capitals 1

mlive.com - Dec 8, 2015

WASHINGTON - The Detroit Red Wings recovered from shaky start to Tuesday's game and are tied 1-1 with the Washington Capitals after the first period at the Verizon Center. Henrik Zetterberg ended a 14-game goal-scoring drought with his fifth goal...

Capitals vs. Red Wings: Game 26 discussion thread

washingtonpost.com - Dec 8, 2015

Mike Green is back in Verizon Center as the Capitals host the Red Wings. Join the discussion thread.

Detroit Red Wings notes: Mike Green feeling more comfortable, getting more active offensively

mlive.com - Dec 8, 2015

WASHINGTON - Mike Green returned to Washington on Tuesday, lately looking more like the dynamic offensive threat he was on the Capitals blue line the past 10 years. After a slow start, followed by a shoulder injury that sidelined him...

Mike Green "There's times where there's openings for defensemen to jump up, I'm definitely feeling confidence enough to do that, especially with these guys. The forwards come back and help out and that makes my job a lot easier."
Mike Green "His commitment to execute -- really, every play is executed from him and that's hard to do in this league, especially night after night, He thinks the game, he's a smart player and he makes it look a lot easier than it is."

Mike Green says he was 'just a piece of the puzzle' in building hockey in Washington

washingtonpost.com - Dec 8, 2015

The beloved former Cap returns to Verizon Center, where he'll likely always be remembered for his time on the team.

Jason Chimera "You see them all over the place, [Green] helped build hockey in the D.C. area and the Virginia area, for sure. And I think you can [also] name guys like Ovi and Backy: probably the three biggest names in [recent] Caps history in helping build hockey in this city’s culture."
Mike Green "I mean, I was just a piece of the puzzle, really, I didn’t do anything spectacular other than enjoy playing the game here. You know, we enjoyed when the fans would come out and watch, and like I said, I was just a piece of the puzzle. It’s exciting to see how far it’s come, though, since when I first started."
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Red Wings Gameday: Washington Capitals among NHL's top teams at both ends of ice

mlive.com - Dec 8, 2015

Both teams are among the hottest in the NHL. Detroit is 7-0-3 in the last 10 games while Washington is 7-1-2.

Mike Green, former Capitals defenseman, settling into new role with Red Wings

washingtontimes.com - Dec 8, 2015

His work finished and his body spent, Mike Green skated toward the visitor's bench at Verizon Center, pulled up along the boards and lurched forward, leaning on the butt of his stick. There, a Detroit Red Wings staffer met him with a simple request: Would he mind stopping for a ...

Mike Green "The transition was fairly easy, It took us a while to sort of get settled in our home and whatnot, but as far as the hockey goes, everything went smooth."
Mike Green "I mean, I was just a piece of the puzzle, really, I didn’t do anything spectacular other than enjoy playing the game here."

Canadiens send Semin to minors after he clears waivers

edmontonsun.com - Dec 8, 2015

Montreal Canadiens forward Alexander Semin was assigned to St. John’s of the American Hockey League on Tuesday after clearing waivers.

Alexander Semin and the NHL need to move on from each other

sbnation.com - Dec 8, 2015

It's not working here for the talented winger. Maybe it will work elsewhere. Accepting defeat is perhaps the toughest thing for anyone with pride to do. Especially when it means surrendering your dream or goals. Especially when you've invested years of your life trying to make those goals attainable. So you hang on despite the growing futility. You keep running headlong into that brick wall

Red Wings' lineup vs. Capitals: Jimmy Howard looks to extend personal four-game winning streak

mlive.com - Dec 8, 2015

WASHINGTON - Petr Mrazek kept Alex Ovechkin off the scoresheet in two strong outings against Washington last month, but that task tonight goes to Jimmy Howard, who'll be starting in goal for the Detroit Red Wings against the Capitals...

Karl Alzner and Marcus Johansson both in the lineup

washingtonpost.com - Dec 8, 2015

Brooks Orpik will miss a 12th straight game.

Marcus Johansson "I think I needed a few days just to rest, I was a little banged up, and it feels good right now, and I’m excited to play tonight. … It’s never fun to miss a game."

Veteran F Semin goes unclaimed, sent to AHL

cbssports.com - Dec 8, 2015

Veteran F Semin goes unclaimed, sent to AHL

Tuesday Picks: Capitals to cool off Red Wings

cbssports.com - Dec 8, 2015

Tuesday Picks: Capitals to cool off Red Wings

Canadiens put Alexander Semin on waivers

edmontonsun.com - Dec 7, 2015

The Montreal Canadiens have placed winger Alexander Semin on waivers.

Streaking Red Wings preparing for stiff test against powerful Washington Capitals

mlive.com - Dec 7, 2015

The Red Wings have earned a point in 10 straight games entering a game against one of the NHL's top offensive teams.

Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson questionable for Tuesday's game

washingtonpost.com - Dec 7, 2015

Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said he'll know tomorrow morning if either player will be in the lineup.

Capitals blocking more shots on the penalty kill

washingtonpost.com - Dec 6, 2015

Washington's penalty kill has blocked 27.5 percent of opposing teams' shot attempts.

Karl Alzner "All you can do is just keep telling yourself to take it, It seems to get the guys pretty fired up when we see clips and video every now and then of guys blocking shots. It’s fun to get a little recognition for that."
Karl Alzner "We’re getting better at picking our spots, when we need to go down and when we need to stay up, For me, a big thing is the PK blocks. Being able to take away a shooting lane, the passing lane, the middle and the passing lane down all at the same time, I think we’re just getting more familiar with that. Some games, pucks just hit us, you know? You don’t have to do much."
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Capitals recall defenseman Aaron Ness

washingtonpost.com - Dec 6, 2015

Brooks Orpik has been retroactively placed on injured reserve and can be activated at any time.

Hellebuyck has everyone's hopes up

winnipegfreepress.com - Dec 5, 2015

He’s played 184 minutes and 40 seconds in the National Hockey League, a total of three games plus a few minutes of overtime. But there’s little doubt the consensus from Winnipeg Jets fans is the No. 1 guy in net should be Connor Hellebuyck, today, tomorrow — and most likely for...

Tyler Myers "The one thing you notice right away is how calm he is for a young guy, All the guys will tell you they think he’s the real deal."

Barry Trotz has yet to win a coach's challenge this season

washingtonpost.com - Dec 5, 2015

Another review went against the Capitals in a 2-1 overtime loss to Winnipeg on Saturday.

Nicklas Backstrom "You’ve got to take a chance when it’s a close call like that, You actually put the refs in a really tough position. It takes a long time to review it. We gave it a shot, but we haven’t had any luck on these coach’s challenge."
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