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Verizon Center staff are happily preparing to host professional hockey games once again.
Fifteen members of the Washington Capitals took part in an informal skate Wednesday morning at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, but the team's No. 1 center was noticeably absent.
Less than 24 hours after Alex Ovechkin touched down at Dulles International Airport, the Washington Capitals' captain skated with nine of his teammates Tuesday morning at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
The days of a physical ticket are going by the wayside for season ticketholders.
The Nationals are bringing the baseball playoffs to the city for the first time since 1933, while the Capitals have been locked out by the NHL, and the preseason games have been canceled. The combination could either help or hurt businesses surrounding Nationals Park and the Verizon Center.
The Washington Capitals have signed forward Tom Wilson to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Washington Capitals are banking on two-time Norris Trophy finalist Mike Green returning to his old form. The defenseman has no doubts that he can again produce the offensive numbers that made him one of the NHL's most gifted blueliners from 2008 to 2010.
Former Washington Capitals forward Alexander Semin remains without a contract for next season and it is not yet known if the Russian sniper will return to the NHL or sign with a team in Russia's KHL.
Of the 46 prospects at the Washington Capitals' development camp this week, only a handful will be invited to the team's main training camp in September. Within that smaller group, there may only be one or two players with any shot at making the Caps' opening night roster.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed restricted free agent Mathieu Perreault to a two-year contract.