The Capitals Better Halves are auctioning off their annual gift baskets. The themed baskets include autographed items and jerseys from all your favorite Capitals players. The basket also includes items that highlight each player’s unique personality.
For the Winniks, their basket highlights the couple’s love of bulldogs and liquor. Taylor Winnik and her creative mind got alcohol from every country represented on the Capitals and then had the corresponding players sign the bottles.
So yes, there is a bottle of Russian Vodka, Stolichnaya, signed by Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov.
On Monday, the Capitals spent their day at Topgolf for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Wish Upon A Par. The event gave Caps fans a unique opportunity to spend the day eating and golfing with their favorite players while raising funds for a fantastic non-profit organization. Many of the Wish Kids from Hockey Fights Cancer month attended and were reunited with their players.
The cherry on top was the beautiful 65 degree weather. Check out our favorite photos below. You’re going to love the Swede pics.
On Monday, we learned that a few Caps are vacationing together at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Today, several other teammates revealed that they were beaching it up together during the Caps’ bye week too.
Tom Wilson and his girlfriend Taylor Pischke, Taylor Chorney and his wife Haley, Brett Connolly and his fiancée Katrina, and Braden Holtby and his wife Brandi are all vacationing together in Turks and Caicos.
“Not much #Eddie #Turks #CoupleDucks,” Wilson wrote in a caption dripping with inside jokes.
That’s cool, but I’m going to need to enhance the top left of this photo.
Wednesday night, RMNB’s Nathan Sick wrote about Brett Connolly’s brilliant season and the dominance of the Capitals’ third line. The trio of Andre Burakovsky, Lars Eller, and Connollly are second in the league with a 61.6 shot attempt percentage and first in the league with an 88.1 goals for percentage.
Well don’t look now, but Big Game Brett just scored again. Connolly now has goals in three-straight games and just tied his career high in a season (12).
The Capitals are playing somewhere beyond “red hot” on the temperature scale, for the second year running. And as the team has gained momentum, nobody has shone more brightly than the third line. Of trios with more than 160 minutes at five-on-five, Brett Connolly, Lars Eller, and Andre Burakovsky are second in the league with a 61.6 shot attempt percentage and first in the league with an 88.1 goals for percentage.
Brett Connolly has without a doubt been a key piece of that on-ice success. The 24-year old has scored seven times in the last 15 games, and with his 11th goal of the season is already just one away from tying his career high. At this point, it’s looking highly likely that Caps GM Brian MacLellan’s low-risk gamble on the young forward has paid off, and he could be a huge asset going into the playoffs and beyond.
Tuesday morning, the Capitals announced that then will be hosting a new charity event this month, the Wish Upon a Par golf tournament. Wish Upon a Par will be held on Monday, February 20, at Top Golf in Ashburn, Virginia. Tickets are now on sale and include food, two and a half hours of golfing, a silent auction, and the chance to win various prizes. VIP tickets are also available. All proceeds will go to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic.
Capitals players in attendance will include Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, Philipp Grubauer, Marcus Johansson, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, TJ Oshie, Nate Schmidt, Justin Williams, Tom Wilson, and Daniel Winnik. Alumnus Rod Langway will also be in attendance.
The Washington Capitals are absolutely on fire, folks. After scoring seven goals against the Penguins Monday, the Caps went out and did it again against the St. Louis Blues.
Let me hit you up with some asinine stats. The Caps have scored five or more goals in eight of their last 11 games. They’ve also scored six or more goals in four of their last nine.
According to Tarik El-Bashir, 18 different Capitals have scored during the last 11 games. According to Ben Raby, the Caps have scored 25 times in the last four games and none of those tallies have come from Alex Ovechkin’s stick (6 assists).
Thursday in St. Louis, the Capitals chased goaltender Jake Allen twice. In the same game. Every Caps forward tallied a point by the second period.
I’m thinking this good luck can’t last forever so let’s enjoy this while it lasts. Here are all the Capitals goals from tonight.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup twice over the last four seasons (2012-13 and 2014-15). They are always at the top of the league. And they feature three of the best players in the league: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Duncan Keith. That’s why when you beat the Hawks, it’s a big deal.
That’s why Friday’s result was such a surprise. The Caps, using their blistering team speed in the neutral zone, put up a touchdown against the Central Division’s best team.
Let’s review all the goals.
The Washington Capitals’ Scarlet Caps group hosted their annual Hockey ‘N Heels event Thursday evening at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Each rink at KCI was transformed into three stations: broomball, face-off practice, and goaltending lessons. Nate Schmidt and Daniel Winnik handled broomball on the Capitals Rink while Brett Connolly, Craig Laughlin and Craig’s daughter Courtney joined the games on the Arlington Rink. Philipp Grubauer, Mitch Korn, and Brent Johnson showed the Scarlet members the ways of a netminder. Hockey Hall of Famer Rod Langway and a few other volunteers acted as refs to drop the puck for face-offs.
After the on-ice sessions, the fans were treated to three different chats with Chef Robert Wood, Head Coach Barry Trotz (emceed by NBC4’s Amelia Draper), and alumni Johnson, Laughlin, and Langway.
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