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#CapsSens Postgame Notebook: Shake It Up

Lineup changes spark Caps to win over Sens, Vrana scores twice and Ovechkin scores critical goal to give Caps rare multi-goal lead, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Caps coach Barry Trotz played it coy with the media on Tuesday when he was asked about the possibility of reuniting center Nicklas Backstrom and winger Alex Ovechkin, but with his team mired in an offensive rut, Trotz and his staff ultimately made wholesale changes to the team's forward lines ahead of Wednesday's game against the Ottawa Senators at Capital One Arena. 

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Lineup Shakeup Helps Caps Down Sens

Vrana records first two-goal game of his NHL career to help Caps take down Senators, 5-2

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Heading into Wednesday night's game against the Ottawa Senators, the Caps were struggling to score, particularly at five-on-five. With his team having scored just 11 even-strength goals in its previous eight games, Caps coach Barry Trotz elected to shake up his lineup.

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#CapsSens Skate Shavings: Thanksgiving Eve Game

Caps host Sens in traditional Thanksgiving Eve game, Ottawa with much different look than when Caps faced them last month, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Dating back to the 1980s, the Thanksgiving Eve home game has been virtually an annual tradition here in the District. This year, the Ottawa Senators are in town to supply the opposition for the game, which is also the third contest of the Capitals' current four-game homestand.

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Caps Clash with Sens on Wednesday

Washington's four-game homestand continues on Wednesday when the Senators supply the opposition for the Caps' annual Thanksgiving Eve game

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Nov. 22 vs. Ottawa Senators at Capital One Arena 

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

TV: NBC Sports Washington

Radio: 106.7 The Fan, Capitals Radio 24/7

Ottawa Senators 8-5-6

Washington Capitals 11-10-1

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#CapsFlames Postgame Notebook: Spinning The Wheels

Caps can't build off win over Wild as they fall to Flames

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Two nights after what might have been their most complete, top-to-bottom performance of the season in a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, the Caps took a step in the other direction with a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames.

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Flames Overpower Caps, 4-1

Four unanswered goals - including two on the power play and one just after a power play expired - help Calgary to 4-1 win over Caps in Washington

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Although the Capitals' penalty killing percentage is not in the lofty reaches of the mid- to upper-80s where it was for much of last season, the shorthanded outfit has helped deliver several of the team's recent victories with clutch kills with Washington protecting a lead and with the game on the line. 

But just as they've lived by the kill of late, the Caps died by the kill on Monday against the Calgary Flames at Capital One Arena. 

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#CapsFlames Skate Shavings: Next Quarter

Caps start second quarter with home heavy, every other day heavy stretch; fourth line is built for success if they stay together, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

With Saturday's 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, the Caps concluded the first quarter of the 2017-18 NHL regular season. The Capitals now carry forth into the second quarter, beginning with Monday night's tilt against the Calgary Flames at Capital One Arena. 

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Capitals Casino Night Tickets Now Available

Capitals Casino Night will take place on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the MGM National Harbor.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Capitals Casino Night tickets are now available. Capitals Casino Night will take place on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the MGM National Harbor. The event benefits Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and features gaming with Capitals players, a raffle, a silent auction and a live auction.

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Caps Have a Monday Night Date with the Flames

Washington closes out its season's series with the Calgary Flames on Monday night at Capital One Arena

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Nov. 20 vs. Calgary Flames at Capital One Arena 

Time: 7:00 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports Washington +

Radio: 106.7 The Fan, Capitals Radio 24/7

Calgary Flames 11-8-0

Washington Capitals 11-9-1

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#CapsGiving Returns!

Washington Capitals to host 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Celebration presented by Walmart featuring an ice resurfacer gravy boat

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals will hold their 2nd Annual #CapsGiving celebration presented by Walmart on Wednesday, September 22 against the Ottawa Senators at Capital One Arena.

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