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MSE Foundation and Playworks Host Hockey Extravaganza

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation teamed up with Playworks, Washington, D.C., to host its annual "Hockey Extravaganza" at Bunker Hill Elementary School in northeast D.C. on May 16.

by Washington Capitals @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation teamed up with Playworks, Washington, D.C., to host its annual "Hockey Extravaganza" at Bunker Hill Elementary School in northeast D.C. on May 16. Nearly 70 students from Playworks partner schools participated in learn to play hockey drills taught by the Capitals' street team and games led by Playworks coaches. Capitals alumni Alan Hangsleben, Paul Mulvey and Errol Rausse, as well as Capitals mascot Slapshot, played games with the students and helped teach important hockey and teamwork skills during the drills. 

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Key Summer Dates

The offseason is underway in DC, and there are several dates to be mindful of between now and the start of the 2017-18 NHL season in October.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Summer doesn't officially get underway for another month, but we're already into late May and more than a week into yet another offseason that will be a month longer than the Capitals would have liked. With that in mind, here's a look at some key dates ahead on the horizon between now and the start of the 2017-18 NHL season.

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Caps and MSE Foundation to Host Service Project at Fort Dupont

Join us on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to help spruce up Fort Dupont.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

For the eighth-consecutive year, the Washington Capitals are hosting a service project with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation at the Fort Dupont Ice Arena. Caps fans, this is your chance to get involved and give back to the community with the Washington Capitals. Join Caps Better Half Kim Trotz, Red Rockers Kathleen and Laura and Slapshot on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to help spruce up Fort Dupont. Adults and children are encouraged to participate. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

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Capitals, MSE Foundation to Host Bourbon & Cigar Fundraiser June 26

Fundraiser Proceeds to Benefit High School Scholarship Program sponsored by Washington Capitals Alumni Association

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation announced today a Bourbon & Cigar fundraising event benefitting the Washington Capitals Alumni Association (WCAA) to be held Monday, June 26, from 7-10 p.m. at the W Hotel Rooftop in Washington, D.C.

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Four Capitals to Participate in 2017 IIHF World Championship

Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), Philipp Grubauer (Germany), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia) and Dmitry Orlov (Russia) will represent their respective country at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), Philipp Grubauer (Germany), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia) and Dmitry Orlov (Russia) will represent their respective country at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France.

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Caps Draw A Game 7 Blank

An all too familiar feeling descends on DC as the Caps fail to finish in Game 7, and instead are finished off, 2-0.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

For the second straight season, the Capitals' campaign comes to a screeching halt on May 10, in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

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#CapPens Skate Shavings: The 60-Minute Season

Another Game 7 comes to DC, Caps aim to continue strong five-on-five play while Pens look to get their attack rolling.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Decisive seventh games are nothing new to these parts. Tonight's Game 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins is the 15th in Capitals history. It's Washington's sixth Game 7 in the last six years, and this is the 10th Game 7 for the Capitals since Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom came into the league. It's the fourth time Ovechkin and Backstrom will play a Game 7 as the Caps try to advance to the Eastern Conference final.

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Unleash The Fury Rally Towels at Game 7

Every fan who attends Game 7 on Wednesday, May 10, will receive rally towels.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Verizon Center is Game 7 ready! Every fan who attends Game 7 on Wendesday, May 10, will receive rally towels. Before the doors open, a look at all the towels covering all the seats at Verizon Center.

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Best of One

The Caps and Pens tangle in Game 7 in Washington on Wednesday with a trip to the Eastern Conference final at stake.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

May 10 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center 

Time: 
7:30 p.m. 

TV: NBCSN 

Radio: 104.7 FM, 1500 AM and Capitals Radio 24/7

Game 7, Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, Series tied 3-3

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#CapsPens Postgame Notebook: Suppressing Pittsburgh

Caps stifle Pens with teamwide defensive effort in Game 6, win special teams battle, get two goals from Burakovsky to force Game 7 on Wednesday.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Being down 3-1 in a best-of-seven series is never an enviable position, and it's even less so when the defending champions are the team with the 3-1 lead. But after their convincing and commanding 5-2 win over the Penguins in Pittsburgh in Monday's Game 6, the Capitals have squared this set, forcing a decisive Game 7 in Washington on Wednesday night.

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