Sunday's matinee match between the Caps and the Carolina Hurricanes lived up to its billing and whets the appetite for the three remaining games between the two teams this season. Tied for the top spot in the Metro Division when the puck dropped in Raleigh, the two teams met for the first time in nearly two years on Sunday.
The House Is Rockin' - The Caps' tradition of playing home games on Thanksgiving Eve and Black Friday stretches back to the early 1980s, but it's difficult to recall a pair of games on those nights in years past that compares to the two Washington played this week, sandwiched around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Any and every Caps game at home or on the road these days offers the opportunity to witness history in the making, as Alex Ovechkin reminded us all once again in Washington's traditional Black Friday home game. The Caps captain racked up the 28th hat trick of his NHL career on Friday, helping to push the Caps past the Florida Panthers, 4-3.
Black Friday - It's Black Friday in D.C., and that means the Caps will be shopping for a couple of standings points as they do (almost) every year at this time. The Florida Panthers are in town tonight, seeking points of their own in a game that pits a pair of the League's top teams.
Six Blade Knife - For the second time in as many home games, the Caps opened up a six-pack attack on their guests, cruising to a 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. The contest was the Caps' first on home ice in 10 days, since they put a 6-1 trouncing on the Penguins here back on November 14. Both games featured goals from six different Washington skaters.
Back Home - After a weeklong excursion to the West Coast to take on the three California teams and pay their first ever visit to Seattle, the Caps are back home to start a two-game homestand. Washington will be playing its traditional Thanksgiving Eve home game tonight against Montreal, and it will host its traditional Black Friday contest on Friday against Florida.
The Assist Sensory Kits Now Available During Capitals Games at Cap One
Founded by Paige Dowd and Kodette LaBarbera, kits encourage all to feel comfortable and confident while attending events
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Assist Sensory Kits, founded by Paige Dowd and Kodette LaBarbera, are now available at Capital One Arena during Capitals home games for fans with sensory needs. Fans can request a kit at the Guest Services stand outside of section 115 on the main concourse.
Capitals Recall Michael Sgarbossa and Beck Malenstyn from Hershey
Sgarbossa has 14 points and Malentstyn has three points with Hershey this season
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have recalled forwards Michael Sgarbossa and Beck Malenstyn from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.