Caps Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Dallas Stars – October 17, 1995

The Washington Capitals beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Saturday night for their first regulation win in Dallas since October 17, 1995.  In our latest Caps Retro Recap, we take a look back at the Capitals last regulation win in “Big D” prior to last night. Continue reading

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Capitals Down Dallas 4-1; End Three-Game Losing Streak

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The Washington Capitals defeated the Dallas Stars by a score of 4-1 at American Airlines Center on Saturday night to snap their three-game losing streak and get their first regulation win in Dallas since 1995. The Capitals are now 3-1-2 this season and pulled within two points of the Carolina Hurricanes for the Metropolitan Division lead. Goaltender Ilya Samsonov made 23 saves in the win. Continue reading

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Shining In Dallas: Through Two Periods of Play, Capitals Perfect Against the Stars

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Heading into their Saturday night tilt against the Dallas Stars, the Capitals had a lot riding on their shoulders, having come off three straight losses and the fact that the team had not won a game against Dallas in the Lone Star State in regulation since 1995. However through two periods of play, the visitors have the home team on their toes with a 2-0 lead and an excellent penalty kill showing through 40 minutes. Continue reading

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Bears Beat Phantoms 4-3 (OT); Travis Boyd Wins It In Overtime

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The Hershey Bears beat the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4-3 Saturday night at the PPL Center in Allentown. The two teams alternated goals in the first frame for a 2-2 tie at the first intermission. After a scoreless middle frame, the Phantoms would re-take the lead early in the final frame, but the Bears would answer once again for a 3-3 tie late in the final frame, sending the game to overtime. Travis Boyd would win it with one second remaining in overtime. The win improves the Bears record to 1-1-1-0 on the season. The Bears are back in action on Sunday when they return home to host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Giant Center. Puck drop is set for just after 5:00 PM. Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov To Start Tonight; Nic Dowd Back In The Lineup

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Center Nic Dowd will draw back into the lineup for the Washington Capitals when they visit the Dallas Stars on Saturday night (8 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) in favor of forward Chandler Stephenson, who will sit as a healthy scratch. Forwards Garnet Hathaway and Brendan Leipsic will skate alongside Dowd. More news heading Saturday’s game can be found below: Continue reading

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The Capitals Fourth Line Center Position: Nic Dowd vs. Chandler Stephenson

It was expected that the Washington Capitals would have some shaking-up to do to their lineup once Evgeny Kuznetsov returned from his three-game suspension earlier this week, mainly with regards to freeing up salary cap space so that the Capitals could fit under the salary cap ceiling. After the relatively unsurprising moves of sending down Travis Boyd and Martin Fehervary, many likely expected that Chandler Stephenson would be the player healthy scratched for Kuznetsov’s 2019-20 NHL premiere.  We know now that wasn’t the case.  Continue reading

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Tyler Lewington’s Quiet Ascension To The NHL

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When Washington Capitals training camp kicked-off back in mid-September, there were several unanswered questions related to the teams roster. How will the Caps get under the salary cap? Who will replace Evgeny Kuznetsov during his three-game suspension? Will the organization extend Nicklas Backstrom or Braden Holtby? When will Michael Kempny return from injury? With these plotlines dominating the main-stream coverage, it was easy for a feel-good story to fly under the radar. That story is defenseman Tyler Lewington making the roster out of training camp.  Continue reading

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Washington at Dallas Preview: Capitals Go Dancing With The Stars On Saturday

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The Washington Capitals clash with the Dallas Stars for the second time this week and the final time this season at American Airlines Center on Saturday night. The Stars won 4-3 in overtime at Capital One Arena on Tuesday after trailing twice for their third consecutive overtime victory against the Capitals. Action from “The Big D” can be seen on NBC Sports Washington beginning at 8 PM ET. Continue reading

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Early October Fun Around the NHL: Highlight Goals, Stick Throws, and Crowd Taunts

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What an eventful week and a half of hockey to begin the 2019-20 NHL regular season.  Every crazy little thing has happened around the league so far.  There have been some highlight reel goals, amazing saves, big hits, and plenty more. Continue reading

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A Look At The Philadelphia Flyers’ New “Rage Room”

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Everyone has their own ways of letting out frustration after a loss. On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers announced a way fans can blow off some steam before, during or after the game in the newly created “Rage Room”.  Continue reading

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