Caps fan and five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky threw out the first pitch tonight ahead of the Nationals/Orioles game at Nats Park. The Bethesda native threw a perfect strike down the middle to Shawn Kelley. Before the game, Ledecky said she had practiced with her neighbors. It showed.
Tuesday afternoon, Taylor Winnik shared just how thoughtful and kind her husband, Caps winger Daniel Winnik, is.
“We were headed home to San Francisco from a wedding when we got to our gate bound for Orlando, Florida,” Taylor wrote on Instagram. “My love surprised me for my birthday and took me to Disney World for the first time! #BestHusbandInTheWorld #BigKidsForLife”
A week ago, Caps fan Katie Ledecky returned to the United States to a hero’s welcome. The legendary swimmer won four gold medals, destroyed her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle, and broke the Olympic record in the 800-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics.
The Bethesda native returned to the DC area this weekend, spending some time at Children’s National Hospital. A few hours ago, the Nationals announced that Ledecky will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Nats/Orioles game.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin on Sunday made his first public appearance since reports surfaced he got married to fiancee Nastya Shubskaya over the weekend. Ovechkin played in Slava Kozlov’s farewell hockey game in Voskresensk near Moscow. Kozlov won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings (1997, 1998) and two Gagarin Cups (2011, 2012).
In a sport of rigid uniform and equipment rules, goalie masks stand out for their creativity and insight into their owner’s personality.
For Caps’ star goaltending prospect Ilya Samsonov, that means a detailed look into his love of gaming. Over the weekend, Metallurg Magnitogorsk released photos of Samsonov’s new bucket.
This season, the 19-year-old Gagarin Cup champion will be wearing a mask dedicated to the video game series God of War.
Former Capitals draft pick Thomas DiPauli has signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
As a 2012 fourth round selection who attended college, the Capitals had until August 16 to sign him before he became an unrestricted free agent.
It became clear Thursday that DiPauli did not intend to sign with the Capitals and instead would chose the Stanley Cup champion Penguins as his landing spot.
We’re accustomed to seeing superstar players decked out in equipment from their sponsor’s line. For Bauer, the likes of Alex Ovechkin and other elite players have become the face of the company. But it seems nefarious actions are going on behind the scenes of one of the most popular hockey brands.
According to TSN, a fraud lawsuit has been filed against Performance Sports Group, which owns Bauer and Easton, another top hockey (and baseball) equipment manufacturer. On Wednesday morning, the company revealed that it is under investigation by securities regulators in the United States and Canada. Just two days earlier, the company said it was in default with its creditors.
This offseason the Washington Capitals front office staff has been thinned by Las Vegas general manager George McPhee, who has hired away three Caps employees and attempted to pluck assistant general manager Ross Mahoney away from Washington.
Now another team may be kicking the tires on a member of the Capitals braintrust. According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, Capitals assistant coach Lane Lambert “will get some consideration” for the Colorado Avalanche head coaching spot that was vacated when Patrick Roy resigned last week.
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