They took the Rangers to seven games in the Eastern Conference Semis last year, and this season, the Washington Capitals are looking for improvement. First-year GM/coach combo Brian MacLellan and Barry Trotz turned heads around the league with the Caps’ breakout season, as the team logged 101 points for a second-place finish in the Metropolitan Division. Megastar Alex Ovechkin will lead Washington into battle once again this year, and with incoming difference-maker T.J. Oshie ready to hit the ground running, the East is surely in for some stiff competition. Washington Capitals tickets are on sale now! Secure your seats at the Verizon Center today and take in some of the finest hockey action in the world!
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The Washington Capitals have to win Game 6, or they will find themselves done with their season. The Penguins lead the series 3-2. Game 4 almost went to the Capitals, but the Penguins won in overtime. The Capitals scored first, thanks to Jay Beagle. However, the Penguins equalized by the end of the first period. Early in the second period, the Penguins scored again to get ahead. By the end of that period, John Carlson had scored to tie the game. Neither team scored in the third period, so the game went into overtime. However, the Penguins were the only ones to find the net. Game 6 is on May 10, and you can still get tickets for prices starting at $89.
After winning the first game of round 2, the Washington Capitals find themselves behind 2-1 against the Penguins. In the latest match, the Capitals worked hard to rally, but it was not quite enough to take the game. The teams went into the third period with the Penguins ahead 3-0. Alex Ovechkin scored eight minutes into the third period to get the Capitals on the board. In the final minute of play, Justin Williams scored another to get the game within one point. However, no one else found the net. The Capitals will look to take back the momentum from the Penguins in Game 4, which will be in Pittsburgh on May 4. You can still get tickets, for prices starting at $90.
The Washington Capitals made it through the first round of playoffs, beating the Flyers four games to two. In the final game, the Capitals shut out the Flyers, thanks in part to goalie Braden Holtby, who made 26 saves. After a scoreless first period, Nicklas Backstrom was able to find the net for the Capitals nine minutes into the second period. They were able to retain their lead, taking the game with a 1-0 victory. The Capitals face the Penguins in the second round, which starts on April 30. You can still get tickets to the first round, which will be in Washington, and catch all the playoff action in person. Prices start at $81.
One of the most anticipated and unpredictable NHL playoff matchups thus far is the Washington Capitals versus the Philadelphia Flyers. The Capitals may have ended their regular season being at the top of the Metropolitan Division, but they aren’t the top dogs over the Flyers. The Capitals and Flyers are on an even playing field as far as wins go against each other. Both teams have taken home two wins of their four regular season games. Each game was extremely tight, with one game going into overtime and another ended in a shootout. This is going to be an exciting series to watch so don’t miss your chance. Get your tickets today.
With a season record of 55-17-7, the Washington Capitals are in excellent shape as they go into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Before the postseason begins, however, the Capitals have two more home games and one away match. If you were hoping to see them live during the regular season, this is your last chance. They will be hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks on April 7th and 10th and tickets are still available for both matchups. After that, however, the Capitals will be fighting for their spot in the second round of the playoffs. Their first opponents are going to be Philadelphia Flyers who have a season record of 39-26-13.
The Washington Capitals have had a roller coaster week. While they were able to edge out back-to-back victories against the Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils last week, they took a loss against the St. Louis Blues on March 26th being completely shut out. Then the Capitals followed it up by nearly shutting the Columbus Blue Jackets out on the 28th with a final score of 1-4. There are only three home games remaining for the season, however, so be sure to come out and show your support while you still can. First up, they will be hosting the New York Islanders on April 5th. Tickets for that match start at just $28.
The Washington Capitals are preparing to enter their final two weeks of the season. With a season record of 51-15-5, the Capitals have managed to hold the number one position in the Metropolitan Division. It has been an amazing year, but there is still some excitement to be had before the post season begins. Five home games and five away games remain and the Capitals will be looking to fit in one more winning streak. Starting on March 26th, they will host back-to-back home games against the St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets. Tickets start at $80 and $34 respectively. Be sure to catch the Capitals in action one more time before the season draws to a close.
3/18/16 - The Washington Capitals are heading to the playoffs after they beat the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime. With just three minutes left in the overtime period, Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals to bring them ahead. This win makes the Capitals the first to clinch a spot in the playoffs, and the Capitals also avoided turning their back to back losses into a three-game losing streak. Justin Williams scored in the second period, but the Hurricanes equalized later in the period. After a scoreless third period, the game went into overtime. The Capitals may have clinched their playoff spot, but that doesn't mean they will relax. They host the Predators on the 18th, and you can still get tickets for prices starting at $71.
2/12/16 - The Washington Capitals beat the Wild on February 11 to bring their winning streak to five games. Alex Ovechkin had a hat trip in the second period to bring the Capitals ahead 3-1. This was the first time since 2008 that Ovechkin has scored a hat trick in the same period. Early in the third period, the Wild had another goal to bring the game within one point. Jason Chimera scored to add some cushion before the Wild scored again, but the Capitals were able to come away the victors. The Capitals head to Dallas to play the Stars on the 13. Tickets remain available to catch the game in person for prices as low as $19.
2/5/16 - Despite two recent losses, the Washington Capitals are still looking red-hot at first place in the Metropolitan Division. They managed to snap their unusual losing streak last night when the New York Islanders came to visit, defeating the opposing team 3 – 2 decisively. Washington managed to score a single goal in every period, and the Islanders simply couldn’t keep pace in the second. The Capitals will no doubt be looking to finish their season strong, as the playoffs are just around the corner. Washington looks good heading into the home stretch, so come support them at their next home game on Sunday, February 7, against the Philadelphia Flyers. Tickets are $37.
1/29/16 - All hockey fans are looking forward to the All-Star weekend, but there is one face they will be missing. Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals will not be participating in the festivities due to a lower-body injury that requires rest. The team is currently the best in the league and in a good spot heading towards the postseason, but naturally the Caps want their star player to be in good shape. NHL rules will require Ovechkin to sit out Tuesday’s game versus the Panthers, but he will likely be back on the ice Feb. 4 against the Islanders at the Verizon Center. Get yourself a pair of tickets today! We have a great selection of seating available now for just about any budget.
1/22/16 - It’s good to be the Washington Capitals. With a commanding 35-8-3 record, they are sitting nearly unrivaled at first place in the Metropolitan Division. They tacked on win number 35 on Tuesday night, when they paid a visit to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Although the Blue Jackets managed to score three times against the Capitals, it simply wasn’t enough to keep pace. Washington scored twice in the first period, three times in the second period, and once in the final period to win the matchup a dominating 6 – 3. They won’t have much of a challenge tomorrow night when the Anaheim Ducks come to visit Washington DC. Tickets are $17 and up.
1/15/16 - The Washington Capitals have a lot to celebrate lately. Not only are they enjoying the view from the top spot in the Metropolitan Division, they are celebrating Alex Ovechkin’s 500th career goal. They honored the captain with a short ceremony before Thursday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. Players from many teams across the league congratulated Ovechkin in a video that was a part of the celebration. There’s a reason this guy is so respected among his colleagues; he’s made the accomplishment quicker than all but four NHL players. The Caps are set to host the Rangers at home this Sunday, Jan. 17. Join the rest of the screaming fans at the Verizon Center as Ovechkin begins the journey toward 600 NHL goals!
1/8/16 - The Washington Capitals were able to snap a rare two-game losing streak on Tuesday night, defeating the Boston Bruins on the road 3 – 2 at TD Garden. Washington is still ranked at first place in the Metropolitan Division with a commanding 29-7-3 record, despite losing back to back games over New Year’s weekend. Their first loss in recent history came at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes, who beat them 2 – 4. In their very next game, the Capitals lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a crushing shootout. It’s always hard to be at the top, when everyone wants to take you out! The Capitals play the Ottawa Senators at home on Sunday.
1/1/16 - Talented centers are a hot commodity in the NHL, and one team in need is the Washington Capitals. They have not been secretive about the fact that they’re scouting for the position or the fact that they’re looking into Mike Richards, formerly with the Kings. Many scrutinize the prospect for his legal issues that got him kicked off the LA team and for his declining productivity in recent years. Some argue that there are better options out there that will give some added depth to the forward spot. The Caps play the next five on the road and won’t be back at the Verizon Center until Jan. 10 against the Senators.
12/25/15 - Heading into the NHL’s holiday break, the Washington Capitals have got to feel good about their current position in the league. They’ve won all but two games in the month of December and are on a six-game winning streak, the current longest in the league. Washington is also holding strong at the top of the Metropolitan Division standings, not an easy task when your rivals include powerhouse teams like the Rangers, the Flyers and the Penguins. When play resumes on Saturday (Dec. 26), the Caps will be rested and ready to face the Montreal Canadiens at the Verizon Center in Washington DC. The game is days away, but tickets can be purchased now for $104 and up.
12/18/15 - It’s a great time to be a fan of the Washington Capitals. They are looking all but unstoppable heading into the final stretch of the season and standing tall with a 21-6-2 record. Their latest victory came against the Pittsburgh Penguins on the road on Monday night, where they shut down the home team 4 – 1 and made it look easy. The Capitals will now head home to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, December 18. Come find out if Washington can keep their winning record alive this Friday. Tickets to the matchup are currently on sale and available for as little as just $48. Don’t miss this one!
12/11/15 - When it seems that all other NHL teams are crumbling, there’s still one dominating force in hockey. That force just so happens to be the Washington Capitals, who have won an impressive eight of out their last ten matchups. The latest victory came against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was an epic showdown. Washington managed to overtake Detroit in the end, but only after a scoreless overtime send the game into a shootout. The Capitals scored two points in the shootout and ultimately won the game 3 – 2 at home. It was an exciting match for all who attended. Catch Washington at their next home game on Wednesday, December 16.
12/4/15 - The Washington Capitals look all but unstoppable coming off of their fifth win in a row. Washington has been on a winning tear ever since defeating the Colorado Avalanche two weeks ago. They most recently beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 – 2 and are now gearing up for a duel with the Montreal Canadiens on the road. They’ll remain on the road to play the Winnipeg Jets before coming back to Washington to face the Detroit Red Wings. Come support the home team and keep them keep their winning streak alive next Tuesday against the Red Wings. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased for $30 and up.
11/27/15 - The Washington Capitals have looked great in their last two games. They first dominated the Colorado Avalanche 7 – 3, with the offense looking brilliant on Saturday at home. Washington then faced the Edmonton Oilers and shut them out 1 – 0 at home yesterday. It looked like the game was going to head into extra time, but the Capitals managed to score the only goal of the match in the final period. Washington will next face the Winnipeg Jets when they come to visit Verizon Center tomorrow. Come show the home team your love and cheer them on to another win. Tickets to tomorrow’s game currently start as low as $18.
11/20/15 - The Washington Capitals haven’t played since Saturday, but they have been doing plenty to keep things interesting. Alex Ovechkin, captain for the team, has been in somewhat of a drought lately as far as scoring goals goes, and that’s something he, along with the rest of the team, would like to fix. During practice Monday, fans were excited to see Ovechkin practice once again with center Nicklas Backstrom, who suffered a hip injury that kept him off the ice for several weeks. The Caps have two great players to fill the center position, which will hopefully give the team some more flexibility and the boost it needs on offense. Don’t miss Thursday (Nov. 19) night’s game at the Verizon Center as Washington takes on Dallas.
11/13/15 - The Washington Capitals took the opportunity to remind the world that there are more important things in life than hockey. After Friday’s tragedies in Paris, the Caps decided to honor France by lighting up the ice in the colors of the nation’s flag. With so much turmoil going on in the world, it’s nice to know that the tragedy and violence aren’t forgotten. The game against the Flames ended in a 3-2 overtime loss for the Caps, who will be looking to redeem themselves this Wednesday in Detroit. After Wednesday’s game, Washington will have a five-game home stretch beginning on Thursday, Nov. 19, against the Dallas Stars. Get tickets today for only $19 and up.
11/6/15 - When the Washington Capitals fell to the Penguins last week, they recovered nicely and went on to beat the Blue Jackets and the Panthers before the week ended. This week got off to another rough start, and the Caps are looking for a similar comeback after losing to the New York Rangers Tuesday evening. This was just the first of five games between the two teams this season, so bragging rights are still up for grabs, although the next meeting won’t happen until late December. There’s plenty of hockey to play until then. Washington will host the Maple Leafs this Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Verizon Center. Tickets are on sale now starting at $34.
10/30/15 - The Washington Capitals were looking strong heading into last night’s matchup after winning a staggering five games in a row. All of that came to a screeching halt, however, when the Capitals lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 1 – 3. Both teams were scoreless heading into the final period, when all of a sudden the Penguins mounted fierce attack to score three goals. Although the Capitals managed to take away a goal of their own, it simply wasn’t enough to keep up with Pittsburgh. They will look to restore their winning streak at their next matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, October 30. Tickets currently start at just $19.
10/23/15 - So far this season, defense has played a key role in the success of the Washington Capitals. They have not only managed to get the puck in the net on a consistent basis, but are keeping the scores lopsided in their favor. They have only allowed 12 goals, which averages to less than two per game, all while earning 19 for themselves. In a game Tuesday evening, the Capitals kept Calgary scoreless, beating them in a 5-0 shutout. After playing back-to-back road games against the Canucks and the Oilers, they will return home to take on the Penguins at the Verizon Center-DC on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Tickets are available now for purchase. Prices start at $44.
10/16/15 - The Washington Capitals suffered a brutal defeat on Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks, getting shut out 5 – 0 at home. It was a deflating loss for the Capitals who started their season with a win on opening night. They beat the New Jersey Devils 5 – 3 at home, but unfortunately that momentum didn’t last for long. The Capitals will now look to regroup heading into their final home matchup before a three-game road trip. They’ll take on the Carolina Hurricanes this Saturday, October 17 at Verizon Center. Come show the Capitals your unwavering support before they hit the road. Tickets to Saturday’s game are priced starting at $24.
10/9/15 - Just like a lot of teams in the NHL, the Washington Capitals have yet to start their 2015-2016 season. This doesn’t mean that the Capitals aren’t charged and ready to go. The Capitals are ready to hit the smooth ice on home turf on October 10 against the New Jersey Devils. The Capitals have made some major changes to their lineup, including their goaltender position. Phillip Grubauer was decided to be the backup goalie on Monday for the new starting goalie, Braden Holtby. Grubauer was the starting goalie last year, but will be there to take Holtby’s position whenever necessary. See the Capitals play live this weekend when you purchase your tickets today.
9/18/15 - Although they enjoyed quite a successful regular season in 2015-16, the Washington Capitals ultimately came up shy of their goal. The Caps went down in the second round, falling to the NY Rangers in seven games of a hotly-contested series. With a 45-26-11 record last year and one of the game’s most talented players in Alex Ovechkin, it appeared the sky was the limit for Washington. They didn’t have the firepower sufficient to take home the crown, however, and Washington’s front office used the offseason to touch-up a team seemingly on the cusp of greatness. Did they tinker enough to find the winning formula? Find out in-person with NHL tickets, on sale now! Get preseason seating at the Verizon Center for Monday night’s match between the Hurricanes and Capitals—tickets start at just $2!
5/15/15 - Once owners of a commanding 3-1 lead in their second-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Washington Capitals now face a decisive Game 7 on the road against the Rangers. New York fought their way back into the series behind goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who helped propel his squad to dramatic 2-1 and 4-3 victories at home and on the road respectively. The Caps must now accomplish the somewhat rare feat of claiming a Game 7 on the opponent’s ice in order to advance to Round 3 and the Eastern Conference Finals. Tickets are on sale now so you can be a part of this much-anticipated showdown between two of the NHL’s best! Limited seats are available for Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden starting from $520.
5/6/15 - Having snatched home ice advantage in their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Rangers, the Washington Capitals look to take a commanding 3-1 lead with a victory on Wednesday evening. The Caps took a hard-fought 1-0 win on Monday night behind Braden Holtby’s perfect 30-save game—and his second career playoff shutout, no less. Not typically known for his scoring, Jay Beagle put in the game’s lone goal to lift Washington to the 2-1 advantage entering Game 4 at the Verizon Center. Tickets are on sale now for this crucial game in the series, with seats starting at $94. Can the Caps remain in the driver’s seat, or will New York fight their way to a 2-2 tie? Come out and experience the excitement of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in person!
4/29/15 - Despite a history of misfortune in deciding playoff games, the Washington Capitals were ready for the challenge on Monday night. The Caps claimed a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders in Game 7 of their opening-round Stanley Cup Playoff series, advancing to the second round where they will face off with another dangerous New York team in the Rangers. The Caps will hope for more offense from Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has scored three times thus far in the postseason including a dazzling goal late in the third period to close the door on the Islanders, lifting his squad into the second round. Tickets for Round 2 games at the Verizon Center are on sale now! Get yours starting at $102, but act quickly because supplies are limited!
4/24/15 - The Washington Capitals are one game down in the divisional semifinals against the Islanders. In the first match, the Islanders won 4-1, but the Capitals were able to come back on the 17th and win 4-3 after being behind for the first two periods. The third match off between the teams was on the 19th and was a close one. The Islanders got on the board first in the second period, but the Capitals were able to tie up the game with a goal by Nicklas Backstrom during the third period, taking the game into overtime. However, the Islanders were the ones to get the puck into the goal for the win. The teams play again on the 21st to see who will win this best of seven series and advance. Tickets remain available, with prices starting at $152.
4/17/15 - After winning two games in a row, the Washington Capitals ended their regular season with a 4-2 loss against the Rangers. The Rangers were the first to score, and were ahead 3-0 before the Capitals finally managed to get a puck in the net when Alex Ovechkin scored six minutes into the second period. The Rangers scored again, but Stanislav Galiev scored late in the third period to reduce the deficit. The goal was Galiev's first goal for the Capitals in his career. Despite the loss, the Capitals ended the season second in the Atlantic Division and secured home ice advantage for the playoffs. They play the Islanders in the divisional semifinals, with the first game in D.C. on April 15. Tickets remain on sale, starting at $36.
4/7/15 - With two games left in their regular season slate, the Washington Capitals have positioned themselves for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, should the standings hold. They’re in fourth place at the moment, a point ahead of the New York Islanders, who have a game in hand on the Caps.
3/31/15 - It’s looking more and more as though the Washington Capitals will go into the Stanley Cup playoffs as the No. 7 team – and first wild card – in the Eastern Conference. If the current standings hold, this would pit the Caps against the New York Rangers in the first round; Washington has won just once in three meetings between the teams this season, with one game left between them.
3/24/15 - Fourth in the Metropolitan Division and seventh overall in the Eastern Conference, the Washington Capitals are jockeying for final position in the conference with Pittsburgh and Detroit, both above the Caps, and Ottawa, three points behind. With nine games to go, the Caps are unlikely to secure a top-four berth that would ensure home ice in the first round
3/18/15 - Back-to-back victories for the Washington Capitals have helped to solidify their hold on the top wild card in the Eastern Conference, as they hold a four-point advantage over the Boston Bruins and a nine-point edge over the first team outside of the postseason in the Ottawa Senators. The Capitals have gone 5-5-0 over their last 10 games, taking a crucial 2-0 victory over Boston on Sunday before prevailing 4-3 in Monday’s shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres. Washington will finish out this week with a pair of road games, beginning with the streaking Minnesota Wild on Thursday and ending with the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday evening. Limited seats are still available for Caps vs. Wild at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, and you can grab tickets starting at $100 if you act quickly!
3/10/15 - It’s a crowded field in the Eastern Conference, and it’s likely anyone’s guess where the Washington Capitals will end up once the Stanley Cup playoffs start next month. The Caps currently sit in seventh place in the East with 82 points, but a hot streak combined with anyone of the teams above them going cold, figuratively speaking – including Montreal and the New York Islanders, at the top of the conference – could put them with home ice advantage.
3/3/15 - The Washington Capitals snapped a three game losing streak last weekend with a 4-0 shutout of Toronto at home at the “Phone Booth” – the local name for the downtown Verizon Center. Goaltender Braden Holtby turned away 32 shots while the penalty kill was a perfect 4-for-4 on the night.
2/24/15 - Even though the Washington Capitals lost their last time out (breaking a five game winning streak), they’re still within striking distance of the top of the Metropolitan Division. The Caps, on 76 points, are just four points shy of the division-leading N.Y. Islanders, while two points back of the second-place N.Y. Rangers and a single point behind Pittsburgh.
2/18/15 - Winners of their last two, the Washington Capitals finished up a four game road trip with a physical 3-1 win over Metropolitan Division rival Pittsburgh earlier in the week. Goaltender Braden Holtby stopped 32 of 33 shots in the game and the Caps’ penalty kill shut down the Penguins on three occasions.
2/10/15 - With three wins and two losses, it’s been mostly a successful February for the Washington Capitals. Even though their last outing resulted in defeat, the Caps are right in the thick of the chase for the Metropolitan Division title, currently in third place just two points back of Pittsburgh, and three back of the New York Islanders.
2/3/15 - Since the league returned to action following the All-Star break in Columbus, the Washington Capitals have dropped their last two straight, and three out of their last four. The lone win for the Caps came on January 28 in a 4-0 shutout of Pittsburgh.
1/27/15 - As the second half of the NHL season kicks off, the Washington Capitals are barely in the playoff hunt. The Caps stand tied for seventh with Boston as play resumes on Tuesday. Alex Ovechkin had a busy time as the Caps’ representative at the All-Star Game, participating in the Skills competition as well as the main event.
1/13/15 - Since knocking off Chicago in the Winter Classic, the Washington Capitals have made a strong move towards the top of the Metropolitan Division. The Caps are in the thick of the chase, currently in third place but just three points behind the New York Islanders.
1/6/15 - It was a storybook ending to a textbook marquee event for the league on New Year’s Day. The Washington Capitals, hosting the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park, south of the U.S. Capitol, raced out to a quick two goal lead in the first period, but needed a gamewinner with just seconds left for a 3-2 win over Chicago.
12/23/14 - As Pittsburgh and the New york Islanders establish some separation at the top of the Metropolitan Division, the Washington Capitals are standing still while the other New York squad, the Rangwers, claw their way back into the race. The Caps are one of just two Eastern teams with 10 or more road victories.
12/9/14 - After dropping three of four to end November, and falling once more to start the month of December, the Washington Capitals have gotten back on a winning path. That path has led to wins over New Jersey and Carolina before heading to Florida to take on Tampa Bay.
12/2/14 - In the stretch of a week, the Washington Capitals lost three of their four games, with the sole win coming at home against the surging New York Islanders. However, on a positive note, the Caps converted a power-play opportunity in each of the four games, converting two of two opportunities alone in an overtime loss to the Isles on Long Island.
11/11/14 - After a tough spell which saw the Washington Capitals lose five straight, the Caps got back on the winning track, taking back to back games from Chicago and Carolina. The Caps find themselves in the middle of the Metropolitan Division standings, six points behind Pittsburgh.
11/4/14 - So far this season, all four divisions feature most of their teams in tightly clustered packs, with just a handful of points separating division leaders from teams in the bottom of their division. One of these teams, the Washington Capitals, is in the Metropolitan Division’s cluster; while in sixth place (out of eight teams), the Caps are just five points behind division-leading Pittsburgh.
10/28/14 - While Alex Ovechkin has been leading the Washington Capitals in goal-scoring (five goals so far), it’s been Mike Green who has been quietly having a solid all-around season so far. Green leads the Caps not only in assists, but plus-minus as well.
After the Washington Capitals missed last year’s postseason, the franchise kept their talented core, but moved the staff surrounding them. With a new GM, coaches and some additions on the roster, the Capitals look primed for a run in this year's playoff chase. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green and Braden Holtby return for the 2014-2015 season, and welcome new additions Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen (former Pittsburgh defensemen). Washington narrowly missed the postseason last year, short by just three points, and this renewed squad isn't keen on letting that happen again. Their bulked-up blue line, with “the guy” Holtby in goal, have generated a strong defensive core that will ensure strong chances at making it back into contention.
Welcome your new head coach Barry Trotz to the rink at the Verizon Center. Trotz will kick off his first year alongside rookie GM Brian McLellan on Oct. 9 against the Montreal Candiens. The highlight of the 2014-2015 season is the Jan. 1 Winter Classic, to be hosted in Washington against the Chicago Blackhawks. Trotz will face his former team, the Predators, when the Caps travel to Nashville on Jan. 16. With their all new operations, and offseason signings, Washington is in win-now mode and looks stellar on paper. Can they power through their 82-game slate unscathed? Score Washington Capitals tickets for the upcoming season and see if this team can take it back to the top!
4/7/14 – With four games remaining on the Capitals schedule and four points behind Columbus who holds the second wild card spot, Washington’s playoff hopes stay faint. They did however manage to snap a five-game losing streak over the weekend with a 4-3 shutout win over the Islanders. High scoring outings aren’t the problem for the Capitals; it’s the 0-25-6 record when scoring two or fewer goals this season that has fans on edge. The previous night in New Jersey, Washington dropped a 2-1 match to the Devils. Tuesday night’s game in St. Louis is a crucial one for the Caps – if they lose to the Blues, Detroit earns at least one point in its games against Buffalo, and Columbus wins versus Phoenix, Washington would miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season.
4/1/14 – After three straight losses, the Washington Capitals playoffs hopes took a backhand. With just seven games left in the regular-season, the DC-based squad will try to squeeze past Detroit and Columbus who remain the first and second wild-card spots respectively. Keep in mind, that the Red Wings and the Blue Jackets own the first tiebreaker of more combined regulation and overtime wins. Following tonight’s meeting at home against the Dallas Stars, the Capitals have just two regular-season games remaining at Verizon Center–DC.
3/24/14 – The Caps won in San Jose for the first time since 1993 and will look to keep up momentum from their California trip (won 2 of 3) heading into the final stretch before the postseason. Washington became the second team this season to earn five out of six possible points from consecutive road games against San Jose, Los Angeles, and Anaheim, all whom rank in the top eight in the league in points. Just one point behind Toronto and Detroit in the Eastern Conference wild-card standings, the Capitals have their eye on securing a seventh straight playoff berth. The Kings visit Verizon Center-DC Tuesday (avg. $87) for a rematch of Thursday’s 1-2 SO loss in Los Angeles.
3/18/14 – With NHL playoff hopes on the line, the Washington Capitals head off on a difficult West Coast road trip to face three of the league’s top eight teams – Anaheim (Tues), Los Angeles (Thurs), and San Jose (Sat). With 13 games remaining in the regular season, the Caps sit two points out of the final wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and will have to keep winning to earn a seventh consecutive postseason berth. Longtime Capitals forward, Brooks Laich, underwent a procedure to release a tight adductor in the thigh and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks.
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.