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Christmas came early this year for four families in the District as Capitals and Wizards players handed out toys and gifts Wednesday.
As Mikhail Grabovski prepares for a personal Reunion Weekend, with games against the Canadiens on Friday and the Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Washington Capitals' third-line center admits that he will have plenty of motivation in facing two of his former employers in back-to-back contests.
Capitals' team captain Alex Ovechkin is complaining about the officiating in the Caps Monday evening loss to the Rangers, which ended the team's playoff run.
The Game 7 loss to the Rangers in the playoffs has fans rolling their eyes. Over the past 30 years the Capitals have blown 2-0 and 3-1 series leads nine times, lost in overtime, double-overtime, triple-overtime and quadruple-overtime.
During the playoffs, Caps fans can Rock the Red right up to the buzzer without having to worry about whether they can take the subway home.
A former Washington Capitals player takes to the ice, along with some fellow Capitals alums, to help in the battle against childhood cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases which strike close to home.
Washington Capitals prospect Tom Wilson knew the odds were stacked against him. The likelihood of an 18-year-old making a Capitals roster that general manager George McPhee recently described as "ready to go" was slim at best.
If Tom Poti's first professional hockey game in more than two years is any indication, the 35- year-old's attempt at an NHL comeback could be the Capitals' early season feel good story.