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Barry Trotz
Head Coach

The Washington Capitals named Barry Trotz coach on May 26, 2014. Trotz is the 17th coach in Capitals history after spending 15 seasons as coach of the Nashville Predators. Trotz was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL and the only coach in Predators history. Trotz ranks third in games coached (1,196) and wins (557) with a single franchise. ...more
Todd Reirden
Assistant Coach

The Washington Capitals named Todd Reirden assistant coach on June 25, 2014. Reirden spent four seasons, from 2010-14, as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins and worked closely with Pittsburgh’s defensemen and power-play unit. Under his guidance, the Penguins’ power play scored the most power-play goals (164) and posted the highest power-play percentage (22.3%) in the NHL since 2011. ...more
Lane Lambert
Assistant Coach

Lane Lambert was named assistant coach on June 27, 2014. Lambert spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators. Lambert was responsible for the team’s forwards and penalty kill. In his first season with the Predators in 2011-12, Lambert helped guide Nashville to the NHL’s fifth-best record during the regular season and finish among the top 10 in goals, goals against and penalty kill efficiency. ...more
Blaine Forsythe
Assistant Coach

Blaine Forsythe enters his eighth season with Washington and his fifth as an assistant coach. Forsythe joined the Capitals as a video coach prior to the 2006-07 season and was an integral member of the Capitals staff that helped lead the Capitals to the 2007-08 Southeast Division championship. ...more
Mitch Korn
Goaltending Coach

Mitch Korn was named goaltending coach by the Washington Capitals on June 24, 2014. Korn, 56, spent the past 15 seasons as the goaltending coach for the Nashville Predators and has more than 35 years of coaching experience. Korn worked with all netminders in the Nashville system during his tenure with the team and helped develop several into elite NHL goaltenders. ...more
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016