Capitals’ Tom Wilson on Monday’s “Routine Hockey Scrum”: “You’re Taught To Stand Up For Your Goalie, So That’s What I Was Doing”

On Friday, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson spoke to the media following morning skate. He discussed the aftermath and reactions since Monday’s game against the New York Rangers and reiterated that he is “good to go” for tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington, NHL Network). Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin, Justin Schultz Out, Daniel Sprong Will Play Tonight


Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin did not participate in the team’s game-day morning skate on Friday and will not play against the Flyers Friday night at Capital One Arena. Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Is On COVID-19 Protocol Lis

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette met with the media following the team’s morning skate on Friday. In the call he said that both Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov are on the league’s COVID-19 protocol list. Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Participated In Morning Skate, Is “Good To Go” Tonight

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson participated in the team’s gameday morning skate on Friday morning and will be able to play tonight. Wilson suffered an “upper body injury” in the second period of Wednesday night’s slugfest with the Rangers and did not return.  Continue reading

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Philadelphia at Washington Preview: Capitals Start Three-Game Season-Closing Homestand vs. Flyers

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The Washington Capitals end their season series against the Philadelphia Flyers with back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday in the nation’s capital. After the Flyers took the first meeting of the season between the two teams, their fifth straight victory against Washington, the Capitals have taken the last five games against them, including a 6-1 win at home on April 13 and a 6-3 win in Philadelphia four days later. NBC Sports Washington will broadcast both games locally starting at 7 PM each night. NHL Network will also telecast Friday’s game nationally. Continue reading

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Rangers’ Pavel Buchnevich Suspended One Game For High-Sticking Capitals’ Anthony Mantha

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday that New York Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended for one game after high-sticking forward Anthony Mantha in the team’s 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The Rangers visit the Boston Bruins on Thursday (7 PM ET, NBCSN) and face them again at TD Garden on Saturday. Continue reading

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Capitals Loan Michal Kempny To AHL Hershey On Conditioning Stint

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The Washington Capitals announced on Thursday afternoon that they have assigned defenseman Michal Kempny to the AHL’s Hershey Bears on a conditioning loan. Continue reading

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Spencer Carbery Primed For Future Job In Washington


When Spencer Carbery was named the head coach of the Hershey Bears on June 26, 2018, the franchise was coming off its worst season in a quarter of a century. The club was struggling and Carbery was charged with restoring the Bears to their customary spot near the top of the American Hockey League (AHL) standings. Continue reading

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Rangers Fined $250,000 After Releasing Statement Calling George Parros “Unfit” For Leading Department Of Player Safety

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The NHL announced on Thursday that the New York Rangers have been fined $250,000 after releasing a statement on Tuesday where the organization called NHL Department of Player Safety head George Parros “unfit” for the position. Continue reading

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Rangers’ Pavel Buchnevich Will Have Hearing With NHL’s Department Of Player Safety For High Sticking Capitals’ Anthony Mantha

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The NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday morning that New York Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich will have a hearing for high-sticking forward Anthony Mantha in the team’s 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Continue reading

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