Vitek Vanecek’s Mindset is “Working Hard In The Practice…Focus On The Hockey” Regarding Starting for the Capitals

On Monday, Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek spoke to the media following today’s practice at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. He discussed feeling confident after starting two games and carrying that momentum through the season. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom’s Hip Recovery Process “Still At The Beginning”

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media on Monday that Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who was placed on long-term injured reserve prior to the start of the season, has skated but remains at the “beginning” of the recovery from a hip injury sustained last season. The 33-year-old cannot play until Saturday, November 6, when the Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers, due to LTIR rules. Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Named NHL’s 2nd Star Of The Week


Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL’s second star of the week on Monday. Los Angeles Kings’ forward Anze Kopitar was awarded the league’s first star of the week, recording four goals and three assists in two games played. Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos was named the third star of the week with three goals and four assists in three games played. Continue reading

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Despite Blunders, TNT’s Capitals-Rangers Debut Sets All-Time Record For Second Night Of NHL Season

 

It may not have been perfect. Well, it was far from that.

TNT had significant blunders in their network debut on Wednesday, most notably talking over goals by Justin Schultz and Hendrix Lapierre (his first career NHL goal) while focusing on a discussion in the studio. Continue reading

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Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Scores In Bears 2-1 Win Over Phantoms

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The Hershey Bears downed the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Giant Center. The victory gives the Bears a 2-0-0 record to start the 2021-22 season. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Climbs To Fifth Place On NHL’s Total Goals List

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Left-wing Alex Ovechkin scored the 804th goal of his NHL career (regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs combined) in the Washington Capitals2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena on Saturday, which propelled him past Mark Messier for fifth on the league’s all-time goal list. Continue reading

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Bolted Down: Capitals Lose To Lightning In Overtime – A Look At The Numbers

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In what was a tight, defensively focused affair between old Southeast Division rivals, the Washington Capitals squandered away a power play in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning, resulting in a Steven Stamkos overtime winner. The Caps move to 1-0-1 on the season. Continue reading

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Capitals Fall to Lightning 2-1 In Overtime, Alex Ovechkin Scores Third Goal of the Season

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena on Saturday night in overtime by a score of 2-1. The win-loss brings their record to 1-0-1 on the young 2021-22 season. Continue reading

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Brett Leason, Lucas Johansen, Kody Clark And Garrett Pilon Score In Bears 5-2 Win Over Charlotte On Opening Night

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The Hershey Bears downed the Charlotte Checkers 5-2 in the Bears season opener Saturday night at Giant Center. The victory gives the Bears a 1-0-0 record to start the 2021-22 season. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Nets Third Goal of the Season, Career Goal No. 733 Saturday Night Against Lightning

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Even though it’s only the second game of the season, The Great Eight continues to stay hot. On Saturday during their clash against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his third goal into the 2021-22 season and career goal No. 733, which puts him nine goals shy of passing Brett Hull for fourth on the NHL’s all-time goals list. Continue reading

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