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He's not Gabby: No-nonsense Hunter leads Capitals

That goes without saying. Literally. After four playoff runs with a coach who would talk your ear off, the Washington Capitals enter this postseason with a leader who keeps his answers short, gives his assistants more authority and saves his speeches for when he really needs them.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 05:44pm EDT

Tags: Washington Capitals, Karl Alzner, Bruce Boudreau, Gabby

Backstrom in Sweden spending time with family

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is in Sweden to spend time with his family, a team spokesman confirmed to WTOP Monday.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 03:47pm EST

Tags: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals, Dale Hunter, ben raby

Neuvirth disappointed with non-start against Sharks

Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth arrived at the Verizon Center Monday afternoon prepared to start that night's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 06:44am EST

Tags: Washington Capitals, Michal Neuvirth, Dale Hunter, ben raby, Tomas Vokoun

Rangers have familiar faces for Caps' Hunter

While Dale Hunter's having coached Caps defensemen Dennis Wideman and John Carlson with the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights has been well chronicled, Sunday's game against the Rangers offered Hunter the chance to see three more of his former players.

Monday - 02/13/2012, 06:25am EST

Tags: ben raby, Washington Capitals, Dale Hunter


After shaky start, Vokoun found success

Fifteen years ago Monday, Feb. 6, 1997, Tomas Vokoun made an emergency start for the Canadiens in what quickly became a humbling experience.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 06:10am EST

Tags: ben raby, Washington Capitals, Tomas Vokoun, Caps blog

'Juice' makes return as Caps take on Islanders

Milan Jurcina is in his second season patrolling the Islanders' blue line and will hit a personal milestone tonight when he skates in his 400th career NHL game.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 03:58pm EST

Tags: ben raby, Milan Jurcina, Washington Capitals, New York Islanders


Vokoun solid in Caps' win over Penguins

Washington Capitals head coach Dale Hunter was non-committal Wednesday morning when asked if he intends to ride goalie Tomas Vokoun for the remainder of the season.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 10:00am EST

Tags: Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Mike Knuble, ben raby, Dale Hunter, Tomas Vokoun

Caps-Pens rivalry minus key players Wed. night

The Capitals begin a four-game homestand tonight at Verizon Center when they meet the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third time this season.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 02:12pm EST

Tags: Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, ben raby, Federal News Radio, Verizon Center, Dale Hunter

Defenseman Kundratek to make NHL debut with Caps

Hershey Bears defenseman Tomas Kundratek was packing up for a nine-hour bus ride to Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday afternoon when he was informed by Bears General Manager Doug Yingst that his travel plans were changing.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 02:11pm EST

Tags: Tomas Kundratek, Washington Capitals, Roman Hamrlik, Dale Hunter, ben raby, New York Rangers, Connecticut Whale, Michal Neuvirth, Hershey Bears

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