Washington Capitals 2014 News and Updates
3/10/14 – Evgeny Kuznetsoc signed with the Caps Saturday but did not play in the home game against Phoenix that night. Instead, the 26th overall pick in the 2010 Draft is expected to make his NHL debut tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Washington will continue their fight for a playoff spot, currently just one point out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Washington Capitals tickets for the Ovi vs. Sid rivalry game are averaging $124, the second most expensive game remaining in the regular-season at Verizon Center-DC.
3/3/14 – The Caps are inching toward a playoff spot at fourth in the Division and just one point behind third place New York. Playing back-to-back games against Philadelphia, Washington has a chance at redemption Wednesday night on the road. Sunday’s matchup finished with a 5-4 overtime win for the Flyers, their 11th third-period comeback of the season. The previous night, however, Washington engineered a 4-2 win over the East’s second best team, Boston. Alex Ovechkin reached 800 career points, becoming the second player in franchise history to hit the mark.
2/25/14 - One of six teams within three points of the last wild-card spot in the East, the Capitals must finish the regular season on top of their game. Seven weeks remain to the NHL Playoffs and a berth for Washington would give the Capitals their seventh straight. Mike Green (concussion) and Mikhail Grabovski (ankle) are expected back in the Washington Capitals lineup Thursday in Florida and they’ll be leaned on as Washington still has to play the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh twice, second place Boston three times, and on-the-bubble Philadelphia and Los Angeles two times as well.
2/19/14 – Can the 2014 Olympic Games spark a surge in the Capitals as they return to NHL-play Feb 27? Washington will play two road games before returning to the Verizon Center-DC Mar 2 against the Philadelphia Flyers. If we translated a recent tweet from Evgeny Kuznetsov correctly, the 26th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft will be joining the squad shortly (after the KHL season is over). With an expected arrival in late March, it’s time to grab your Washington Capitals tickets now for remaining home games. The most in-demand game in DC will be played Mar 29 against the Boston Bruins.
2/3/14 – The Caps sure know how to put on a show for their fans! Jason Chimera opened the scoring in Sunday’s 11-goal game in Washington and Alex Ovechkin finished it off with the final goal in OT to secure a 6-5 victory at the Verizon Center. Three of the last four games that the Capitals have played in, have gone to a shootout or overtime. Will tomorrow’s game against the New York Islanders be another nail biter? Washington Capitals tickets are just $15 to get in the door, so why not be there to catch all the action? Don’t miss out on Caps hockey before the Olympic break! Washington will play all three remaining games before the 2.5-week hiatus at the Verizon Center and Capitals tickets are as low as $5 (Devils).
1/29/14 – Just before the Olympic break, the Capitals have the league's third-best power-play unit with a success rate of nearly 23 percent. Forward Alexander Ovechkin is leading the NHL in goals scored by ten; the Caps captain has a total 38 goals and 17 assists in 49 games and is dominating his competitors. Like most teams in the league, Washington Capitals tickets are down in price since the start of the season (-20%). Currently averaging $114 for games at Verizon-DC, Caps fans can get in the building for $10 or less to half of the Washington Capitals remaining home games.
Washington Capitals 2013-2014 Season
The Capitals again fell short of their Stanley Cup goal in 2012-13, eliminated in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the New York Rangers
. Without any major free agent acquisitions, the pressure will be on superstar Alex Ovechkin to take the team to new heights. The average price for Capitals tickets at the Verizon Center for the upcoming season is $127. The 4/11 game against the defending champion Blackhawks is most expensive of the season, averaging $173.
For much of the 21st Century, the Washington Capitals have provided many of the sporting highlights in the nation's capital, while the other professional franchises — the Nationals, Redskins, Wizards, and DC United — were struggling with mediocrity. Much of the Caps success came at the hands and skates of Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin, who was drafted in 2004 but joined the club in 2005 due to the loss of the 2004-05 season. After a pair of struggling seasons, the Caps finally broke into the playoffs in 2008, with the first of four division-leading seasons. However, each of the last five seasons, the Capitals season has fallen short of the goal of hoisting the Stanley Cup, with the team dropping seven-game series in either the first or second round of the playoffs in four of those five seasons. This season, the Caps have gotten off to a slow start and stand at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and Verizon Center observers are wondering if "Ovie" has lost a little of his luster. Ovechkin is leading the Caps in goals scored, gaining a tie with Troy Brouwer after a recent hat trick (his 11th in his career); while center Mike Ribeiro leads the way in overall points scored and assists. Another center, Nicklas Backstrom, is struggling to put the puck in the net, although he is second on the team in assists. Goaltenders Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth are not making it easy for the Caps to make any progress in the standings, as each goalie is allowing on average over three goals per game while saving less than 90 percent of shots.
Washington Capitals tickets at the Verizon Center average $108 this season. Despite the team's slow start, they continue to be one of the more popular NHL home teams. Upcoming games on the Caps schedule versus Eastern Conference rivals include the New York Rangers (3/10), Buffalo Sabres (3/17), Boston Bruins (3/5, 4/27), and Tampa Bay Lightning (4/7, 4/13). Capitals hockey fans can find cheap Washington Capitals tickets from $20-$40 in the Upper Concourse at many 2013 home games, including matchups with the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders. Those checking out the Capitals on the road will pay an average of $106, about the same as home games in DC.