ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals still left wing Quintin Laing, defenseman Jeff Schultz, Capitals graduates Paul Mulvey and Slapshot visited Bren Spoil Park Elementary School in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, May Eleven, to host Capitals Hockey Classes presented by Chevy Run after Bank. The trio started out the session fielding questions by students in the school’s health club before directing a floor dance shoes clinic with 130 fourth and fifth-grade students.

Led by Mulvey, Laing in addition to Schultz instructed the students about puck-handling, moving past and shooting, before internet hosting a skills competition. Pursuing the competition, the students scrimmaged with the set of two players. The hour-long program deducted with the Capitals donating a collection of floor hockey equipment to your school.

“The students learned quite quickly the different hockey expertise,” Laing said. “The kids looked like these were having a good time trying the different dance shoes skills,” Schultz said. All students which participated in the session gotten autographed player cards from Laing and Schultz along with Caps Baseball 101 booklets and squishy pucks.

This was the 16th Capitals Hockey School clinic this holiday season. The Capitals plan two Capitals Hockey School sessions a month reaching more than 250 students through the clinics as well as donating the hockey equipment to the school so that the college students can practice what they learn.

This is the third consecutive 12 months the Capitals have conducted the program. The Caps managed 20 clinics and gotten to 2,500 local college students the past two years. During the 2009-10 year, thousands of elementary and middle school students will graduate from Handbags School presented by Chevy Chase Bank. Students will benefit from question-and-answer sessions with Limits representatives, including Caps gamers, coaches and alumni, where they will share information about their particular hockey backgrounds and enjoyment facts about hockey and the group. The Caps will train skills through verbal instruction and demonstrations and allow pupils to sharpen their approach during the interactive portions of your clinics. At the end of each check out, students will receive Hockey Information and facts booklets, squishy pucks and signed player cards to signify which they graduated from Hockey School shown by Chevy Chase Lender. Billboards unveiled to promote web site; fans at Saturday’s online game to receive free Ovechkin posters

WASHINGTON, Chemical.C. – Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin launched his own Goal Page today at, AOL®’s social networking site. Alex’utes fans will be able to see the star’ersus personal side, learn the take on upcoming games and also interact with each other and Alex.

“I made a decision this summer that I wanted to make a place online that the fans could feel in your house,” Ovechkin writes in the site’s launch. “I talked to Ted Leonsis, our operator, about setting up this page. I'm hoping [my fans] hang out, leave me a communication and talk to each other.”

 Along with the site’s launch, AOL plus the Capitals unveiled a pair of advertisements in downtown Washington, N.C., to promote Ovechkin’s Goal Page. The billboards, that feature a silhouetted and somewhat unexplainable image of the Capitals’ star along with the phrase “Do You Know #8?” are located on the 7th Street NW part of Verizon Center and also at the intersection of 13th and L streets North west.

 In addition, each fan at tomorrow night’s Capitals online game against the Buffalo Sabres at Verizon Center will receive a free poster with artwork similar to the billboards. Capitals winger Alan Haworth began an unforgettable run of goal credit scoring 24 years ago this week, in October 25, 1985. Haworth, in the fourth season with the Lids, had a slow start to the year, scoreless in the Caps’ first seven online games.

An injury to Bengt Gustafson forced Caps brain coach Bryan Murray to shuffle your forwards, and Haworth was moved to center before the Capitals sailed to Winnipeg for an Oct. 20 contest.

In that game, Haworth notched a couple goals and two assists, like the game-tying goal late in the finally period to give the Caps a spot in a 7-7 tie.

Two nights in the future, Haworth struck again with a first period goal against Dallas. When the Capitals returned house, he scored again in Oct. 29 against Saint. Louis, and yet again against the Islanders upon Nov. 1.

Five more game titles brought six more targets from Haworth and with at least a goal in each contest, Haworth’s streak stretched to a franchise history nine games. In most video games during the streak, Haworth scored their first goal of the game earlier; nine of his 13 goals during the streak have been scored in the first or second interval. 

With the Caps recording a 6-2-1 record during Haworth’s operate, fans hoped the team’s success as well as Haworth’s goal-scoring, could continue when the team required on Vancouver on Late. 15 at the Capital Centre.

By the third period, the Truck caps had built a 5-0 cause, but Haworth, aside from a first-period support, had been kept off the ranking sheet. With the game at your fingertips, Murray instructed Haworth to look for opportunities to prolong the streak.

“He [Murray] told me to get up to the red-colored line and wait for the puck for just a breakaway,” Haworth told reporters. “I appreciated that.”
Robert Fachet of The Washington Post wrote that when Haworth was sent out on the ice for a late-game penalty kill, “the crowd of 14,248 roared every time he touched this puck.” On March 13, 1987, heading into a matchup in the home against Toronto, it was pretty sure that the Washington Capitals were in the midst of one of their most disappointing seasons. At 29-31-8, your Caps were still well put to make the Stanley Cup playoffs, yet a far cry from where they had been simply a year prior.

The Caps concluded the 1985-86 season with 107 factors, most in team history, and a formidable record: 50-23-7.

But the particular Caps stumbled out of the door in the fall of 1986, since three of their stars – Sawzag Christian, Bob Carpenter (who does be traded to the Rangers midway through the season), along with Mike Gartner – got off to gradual starts. That, coupled with this retirement of Bengt Gustafsson (who would resume play in 1987-88), left the actual Caps searching for answers.

After some sort of three-game losing streak in Walk leading up to their game contrary to the Maple Leafs, Capitals head mentor Bryan Murray had his players carry out wind sprints at the end of training in a session that lasted more than an hour and a half.

“You can find big times – 12 online games to go – and we’ve got to play well,” Murray said. “An individual can’t take any more conditions where it’s a almost nothing game; there are no games which is to be that way for the rest of this year.”

The Caps’ electrical power play was particularly vexing with regard to Murray, a unit which had been near the bottom of league for the majority of 4 seasons. During the three-game losing streak, your Caps were just 2-for-18 about the power play.

Murray pulled besides his special teams following your grueling practice on Walk 11 and spent time taking care of the man advantage.

“I don’t think there’s the respect for our power play that there should be,” Murray said. “I think the simple fact we don’t take advantage of it makes them (opponents) more prepared to try things.”

The work the particular Caps put in that afternoon paid dividends when the Caps had taken the ice at the Funds Center to face Toronto 48 hrs later. You actually signed with the Washington Richesse on August 12, 2006. What do you recall concerning your thought process following the signing?

Bryan Muir (BM): “It turned out a very good opportunity for me realizing where the Capitals were of their growth as a team. After having the whole [Jaromir] Jagr thing happen they were form of rebuilding. I was looking forward to a fantastic opportunity to come to camp and check out and make the team. I had the ability to make the team and I found themselves making it, so it was a really good situation for me and I was just excited to be in a spot in which I could have the opportunity to play. You played for the Capitals for two seasons (2005-06 and 2006-2007). What do you think has changed the most about the team?

BM: I was there in the early a long time which were kind of the growing times and I sat in the arena with around 5,1,000 to 7,000 followers at games. I actually went along to a playoff game against the Ranger this year and it was exclusive to see the sea of reddish and the amazing fans who may have come to support the team. An individual knew that they were always there yet everyone loves a winner and the Truck caps have done very well with Ovechkin. For me it was nice to be right now there for the beginning of that with him or her because I got see your pet grow as a player so that as a person and kind of aid pull that team along. It was nice to be a some of it for two years and now to view the success that’s there, thanks to the owners and to everybody in the organization who has helped bring it along. We know you actually attended a playoff game from Verizon Center this season, what was it like to watch your former team as a fan?

BM: It’ohydrates great! I still have some contacts with the guys. If they come up to Toronto I go down-town to see them. I have a fresh son that loves tennis and Ovechkin is his favourite player so we get to decrease and meet them. Nevertheless to see that culmination associated with hard work and what the people did in the organization, the players at the same time, it’s a battle to move through those bad times when you are aware that things aren’t the greatest but you’re growing as a team, you’re growing as an organization. I do think the leadership in the group has been great to get these people where they have, and now being there and hopefully stay with top and win anything. It [this year’s postseason] was frustrating to see, I ended up about to New York for the Game 7 playoff game when they ended up sacrificing against the Rangers, but to find out the old faces and a lot of people guys – Greenie [Mike Green], Laicher [Brooks Laich], Ovi [Alex Ovechkin] and [Alexander] Semin – they’re even now around and some of the different guys are still around such as Olie Kolzig, who’s now the goalie trainer. I saw him throughout Toronto and I saw them at one of the playoff games and several of the old faces inside the organization, from Liz [Elizabeth Wodatch, director regarding community relations] to Katy Headman [director of group operations] to other people, it’s been recently nice and they welcome you with open arms. You’re portion of that family and it seemed to be great to be a part of.