Capitals Place Carl Hagelin On Long-Term IR, Nic Dowd On IR, Announce Nicklas Backstrom Will Miss Wednesday’s Game at Rangers With Upper-Body Injury

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The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday morning that they have placed forward Carl Hagelin on long-term injured reserve and center Nic Dowd on injured reserve. Both have missed the past six and three games, respectively, with upper-body injuries. In addition, center Nicklas Backstrom will miss Wednesday’s game at the New York Rangers with an upper-body injury. Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Beck Malenstyn, Mike Sgarbossa, Tyler Lewington and Ilya Samsonov From Hershey

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The Washington Capitals have recalled forwards Beck Malenstyn and Mike Sgarbossa, defenseman Tyler Lewington and goaltender Ilya Samsonov from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and re-assigned goaltender Vitek Vanecek to Hershey, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Continue reading

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Wednesday Night Hockey Preview: Capitals Take On Rangers In The Big Apple

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The Washington Capitals clash with the New York Rangers for the second time this season on Wednesday night. The Capitals have points in 11 straight games (10-0-1) against New York and have won the past seven meetings with the Rangers, including a 5-2 victory at Capital One Arena earlier this season on October 18. NBCSN will have the call on “Wednesday Night Hockey” from Madison Square Garden beginning at 8 PM ET. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Garnet Hathaway To Have Hearing For Spitting At Ducks’ Erik Gudbranson

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Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway will have a hearing Wednesday morning for spitting at Anaheim Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson during the brawl late in the second period of the Capitals’ 5-2 win against the Ducks on Monday night. Continue reading

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Hagelin, Dowd Out; Hathaway Awaits Possible Supplemental Discipline- News From Morning Skate

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The Washington Capitals held an optional practice on Tuesday at Medstar Capitals Iceplex ahead of Wednesday’s game in New York against the Rangers (8:00 P.M. ET on NBCSN). Here are notes from the morning skate. Continue reading

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Offsides Rule To Be Discussed At GM Meetings This Afternoon In Toronto


NHL general managers are set to meet Tuesday afternoon in Toronto. According to the NHL, the November meeting typically helps set the agenda for the annual March meetings, which are spread across three days and have led to many rule changes in recent seasons, including the coach’s challenge. Continue reading

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NHL Public Relations Releases Numbers At The Quarter Pole


The NHL Public Relations Department released their regular quarterly numbers Tuesday morning as we round the quarter pole and reflect on the first 25% of the 2019-2020 season. Continue reading

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Patience Pays Off for Panik

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WASHINGTON — After two months, 13 games played this season, and 16 shots on goal, Richard Panik finally found the cheese tonight at Capital One Arena against the Anaheim Ducks. He roared his excitement after the score as “Hey Look Ma I Made It” by Panic at the Disco blasted throughout the arena. Continue reading

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Anaheim Ducks’ Erik Gudbranson: “It’s Just Disrepsctful”

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The Capitals beat the Ducks convincingly, 5-2, Monday night at Capital One Arena. But the overriding story of the night was the melee that ensued at the end of the second period. The dust-up included the usual punches, headlocks and face washes, but also included a severe sucker punch thrown by the Ducks’ Erik Gudbranson to Capitals Garnet Hathaway. Hathaway would respond by spitting on Gudbranson, resulting in Hathaway getting ejected from the game. Continue reading

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Capitals Down Ducks 5-2; Richard Panik Scores First Goal As A Capital; Garnett Hathaway Ejected From Game

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The Washington Capitals downed the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Monday night at Capital One Arena. The win improves the Capitals record 16-3-4 (36 points) on the season, and maintains a seven-point lead over the New York Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals are back in action on Wednesday night when they visit the Rangers in New York. Puck drop is set for just after 7:30 PM. Continue reading

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