Klas Dahlbeck (D) from Carolina Hurricanes to CSKA Moskva

A defensive minded and very solid defenseman. Dahlbeck has good size, plays with nice determination and has good positioning. Does not contribute much offensively, but thanks to his his smarts in his own end and his simple play, he is quite valuable for any team. (EP 2011)

Lars Eller showed why Capitals call him their ‘secret weapon’

Lars Eller says the more he plays, the better he plays. The versatile Capitals centre showed that in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, and could get even more opportunities in big moments with the status of one Washington’s Conn Smythe Trophy favourites very much up in the air. Eller had a goal in two assists Wednesday as the… Read More »

Jets’ Tucker Poolman Ready for Deep End

It was a busy year for defenseman Tucker Poolman. His rookie professions season included his first NHL game, getting into some playoff action, his first NHL goal, and far too many stints in the press box for a young player. Next year, the expectations will be higher now that Poolman has his feet wet at the NHL level.… Read More »

Hip Check: Braden Holtby seals Game 2 with absurd save

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Capitals manage win after losing top scorer Kuznetsov early to injury

The Washington Capitals picked up a big win in Las Vegas on Wednesday, but it came at a cost. Playoff points leader Evgeny Kuznetsov was forced from his team’s 3-2 victory midway through the first period after absorbing a hit from the Golden Knights’ Brayden McNabb. So now the refs and NBC will just ignore the contact to the head of Kuznetsov?… Read More »

Eller, Holtby shine as Capitals even Stanley Cup final with Knights

Lars Eller had a goal and two assists, Braden Holtby made 37 saves, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 to even the Stanley Cup Final 1-1 on Wednesday night. Alex Ovechkin also scored for the Capitals, while Andre Burakovsky added two assists. Holtby made his biggest save late in the third period, stopping the Knights’ Alex Tuch in close. James Neal and… Read More »

Don Cherry puts Gary Bettman on the spot about Quebec City expansion

Don Cherry put NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on the spot about expanding the league back into Quebec City. Cherry and co-host Ron McLean were speaking during their Coach’s Corner segment on Wednesday night during the first intermission of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Bettman was standing… Read More »