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Capitals made to pay for another third-rate third period

Edinburgh Capitals, who will not have a better chance to win a match this season, put in another poor third period to lose 4-2 against Coventry Blaze at Murrayfield last night.

Edinburgh Capitals players are trying to retain a positive mindset despite the clubs woes. Pic: Ian Coyle

Capitals ace hails fans for backing team amid lack of clarity on club’s future

Edinburgh Capitals forward Callum Boyd admits the club’s supporters are “keeping the players going” as they endure a tough season both on and off the ice, which continues on Sunday at home to Coventry Blaze (face-off 6pm).

Capitals captain Michael DOrazio is at the net as the Flyers defenders clear the danger with the puck up in the air. DOrazio scored Caps first goal. Pictures: Ian Coyle

Edinburgh Capitals defeated as same old mistakes resurface

Edinburgh Capitals wilted in the third period, going down 5-1 to Fife Flyers in a flat Forth derby at Murrayfield last night, coach Dmitri Khristich blasting his players “for making the same old mistakes”, as Edinburgh handed the game to Fife in the latter stages.

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Igor Vallev scores against Cardiff Devils. Pic: Ian Coyle

Shorn Edinburgh Capitals in desperate need of reinforcements

Struggling Edinburgh Capitals go into the first of this weekend’s two games against biggest rivals Fife Flyers still without a replacement for recent departure and top scorer Marek Tvrdon.

Edinburgh Capitals captain Mike Cazzola opens the scoring at Murrayfield last night. Pic Ian Coyle

Edinburgh Capitals run out of steam against Devils

Despite a bright start Edinburgh Capitals were beaten 5-3 by Cardiff Devils at Murrayfield last night. Three goals conceded in just two minutes late in the second period proved their undoing.

Edinburgh Capitals won at Murrayfield last weekend and they now hope to slay Cardiff tonight

Business as usual for Caps as they target another victory

It’s business as usual for Edinburgh Capitals as they face current Elite League champions Cardiff Devils at Murrayfield tonight (face-off 7.30pm).

Juris Upitis, left, slams the puck home to open Capitals account as Sergei Banashkov, right, closes in. Pic: Ian Coyle

Capitals pounce as Stars lose discipline

A first-period purple patch, in which Edinburgh Capitals scored four goals in three minutes, was the key to beating Dundee Stars 5-3 at Murrayfield last night, according to Capitals forward, and man of-the-match, Sergei Banashkov.

Marek Tvrdon has returned to Slovakia due to an illness in his family. Pic: Ian Coyle

Dylan Anderson: Caps must fill void of leading scorer Marek Tvrdon

Edinburgh Capitals face off at Braehead Clan tomorrow before rounding off their weekend by entertaining Dundee Stars at Murrayfield and forward Dylan Anderson has challenged his team-mates to “step up and fill the void” left by leading scorer Marek Tvrdon, who quit the club earlier this week.

Marek Tvrdon has flown home to Slovakia. Pic: Ian Coyle

Top scorer Marek Tvrdon leaves Edinburgh Capitals

Edinburgh Capitals have lost the services of top scorer Marek Tvrdon after he asked to be released from his season-long contract to attend to a family illness.

Pavel Vorobyev was on target for the Caps. Pic: Ian Coyle

Coach wants more as Edinburgh Capitals end 13-game losing streak

Edinburgh Capitals coach Dmitri Khristich told his players to harness “that winning feeling” as his side broke a 13-game losing streak with a deserved 5-2 victory over Coventry Blaze at Murrayfield last night.

Kolesnikovs says he a more physical player and he will reunite with fellow Latvian Rihards Grigors who is not shy to drop the gloves

Nikita pledges to add some bite as Caps look to improve

Edinburgh Capitals’ recent returnee, Nikita Kolesnikovs, is hopeful a new found physical edge to his game could help Edinburgh “get going” away to Manchester Storm tonight and tomorrow’s home tie against Coventry Blaze (face-off 6pm.)

Marek Tvrdon scored twice for Capitals (library pic)

Long road back for Capitals after weekend defeats

Edinburgh Capitals’ season continues to spin out of control following a 7-2 defeat at Elite League champions Cardiff Devils in Wales last night.

Capitals feeling the heat as Flames and Devils await

Capitals feeling the heat as Flames and Devils await

Edinburgh Capitals captain Michael D’Orazio admits his team will do well just to compete away to Guildford Flames and Cardiff Devils this weekend.

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Marek Tvrdon Scores Edinburghs second goal  but they were soon behind. Pic: Ian Coyle

Edinburgh Capitals boss: Potential signings are not up to job

Edinburgh Capitals were turned over 5-2 by Braehead Clan at Murrayfield on Saturday night, the visitors thoroughly deserved their win to consign Edinburgh, in their only game of the weekend, to their tenth straight defeat.

Caps will make a decision on Saturday on the fitness of Dillon Lawrence. Pic: Ian Coyle

Capitals coach vows to fight on until reinforcements arrive

Edinburgh Capitals head coach Dmitri Khristich insists his team will continue to battle against adversity against Braehead Clan at Murrayfield on Saturday in their one and only game of the weekend (face-off 6pm).

Harry Ferguson Scores Edinburghs second goal to even the score at 2-2 with Belfast. Picture: Ian Coyle

Capitals can take heart as Scott Neil promises new players

Edinburgh Capitals were unlucky to lose 4-3 to Belfast Giants at Murrayfield last night, and goalie Jordan McLaughlin believes struggling Caps can take heart from a performance that saw the threadbare squad push Belfast “all the way”.


Dillon Lawrence explains call to shelve nose operation for good of Caps

In what has been a horrendous week for Edinburgh Capitals, that has seen three players walk out on the club, fresh injury woes and two heavy midweek defeats at Coventry Blaze and Milton Keynes Lightning, one shining light amidst the gloom is the commitment displayed by young forward Dillon Lawrence.

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Pavel Vorobyev scored for Caps. Pic: Jon Savage

Seven-goal loss to Lightning harsh on depleted Edinburgh Capitals

Edinburgh Capitals – missing several key players – were beaten 7-2 at Milton Keynes Lightning on Thursday.

Sergei Banashkov picked up an injury

Coventry 7, Capitals 1: Blaze pile more misery on Edinburgh

Edinburgh Capitals’ shambolic season continued with a 7-1 loss at Coventry Blaze tonight.

Julius Nyqvist, left, has failed to settle at the Caps. Pic: Jon Savage

Major blow for Edinburgh Capitals as three players walk out

Edinburgh Capitals have been dealt a triple blow ahead of tonight’s Elite League match at Coventry Blaze after three players walked out on the club.

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