New coach, same story for the Washington Capitals in the month of November.
Matt D'Agostini's wrap-around goal at the 8:54 mark of the second period put the visiting St. Louis Blues up 2-1, a lead that they wouldn't surrender.
Nicklas Backstrom opened the scoring for the homestanding Caps with his 8th goal of the season at 10:15 of the first. His goal was met with a response about five minutes later from the Blues and T.J. Oshie.
D'Agostini gave the Blues the lead in the second period with a great individual effort. He blasted a slapshot that handcuffed Tomas Vokoun, then collected the rebound and whee...
After a hot 7-0 start to the season, the Washington Capitals and their sky-high expectations were off and running.
Then the rest of the league caught up, sending the Capitals into tailspin searching for answers, a tailspin that included a 5-7-1 November record, with just one game left on Tuesday.
The scapegoat of the tailspin is coach Bruce Boudreau, who was relived of his coaching duties early Monday. Former Caps captain Dale Hunter has been named head coach, he was present at practice on Monday afternoon.
Boudreau will be a tough act to follow, however, as he led the Caps to the playoffs in each of his four full sea...
After opening up a 3-0 lead on the road, the New York Rangers never looked back.
Ruslan Fedotenko scored twice for New York, who also got goals from Brad Richards, Artem Anisimov, Marian Gaborik and Brian Boyle to defeat the Washington Capitals 6-3 on Black Friday at Verizon Center.
The Rangers opened up a 3-0 lead early in the second period lead thanks to goals from Gaborik, Fedotenko and Anisimov.
Washington responded with back-to-back goals from Troy Brouwer and John Carlson to come within a goal at 3-2 at 12:52 of the second period. But a Brian Boyle goal off a brutal turnover by Marcus Johansson in his own zone stretched the Ranger lead to 4-2 before the...
Jason Chimera scored two goals including the overtime winner on Wednesday night as the Washington Capitals edged the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 at the Verizon Center.
Washington opened the scoring 5:23 into the 1st period as Alex Semin took a pass from a streaking Alexander Ovechkin and beat an out of position Ondrej Pavelec.
The Jets tied the game just past the 13-minute mark when Kyle Wellwood made a nifty pass in the neutral zone to Nick Antropov, who dished it to captain Andrew Ladd who put home his 7th of the season to tie the game at 1.
Twelve seconds later, Jason Chimera scored his 7th of the season on a pass from Brooks Laich at the half boards and once aga...
Wednesday night marks the second meeting of the season between two Southeast Division teams when the Washington Capitals (11-7-1) host the Winnipeg Jets (8-9-3).
While the Caps enjoyed their first win in five games, the surging Jets are riding their first 3-game winning streak of the season, which includes a decisive win over the Capitals in Winnipeg on November 17th.
In that game, the Jets were forced to deal with early adversity when Alex Semin scored short-handed 3:53 into the first. Just under 4 minutes later, Evander Kane put home his 1st of 2 goals of the night en route to a 4-1 win for Winnipeg.
The Jets are coming off of another offensively focused...
The Washington Capitals finally showed some of the offense they've been accustomed to over the years by beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 Monday night at Verizon Center.
After falling behind 2-0 on two shorthanded goals, one on a penalty shot, the Caps offense woke up thanks to a couple of hometown bounces.
John Carlson's blast from the point hit a stick and deflected past Jason Labarbera to make it 2-1. Then it was rookie Cody Eakin's turn to get a bounce. Eakin ripped a slap shot of Keith Yandle's stick and off Labarbera's and into the net to tie the game at 2-2.
The Caps then seized the momentum, getting third period goals from Nick...
The Caps have lost four straight (0-3-1), six of its last seven (1-5-1) and seven of its last 11 (3-7-1) heading into tonight's matchup with the Phoenix Coyotes.
That 7-0 start to the season seems like ages ago for the struggling Caps, who have scored just three goals in their past three games. The once-high powered Caps haven't scored more than three goals in a game yet this month.
It's been an ugly November for the boys from D.C., even including a superstar/coach spat earlier between Alex Ovechkin and Bruce Boudreau.
The Caps hit rock bottom with Saturday's 7-1 loss at Toronto, a game in whic...