Monsters Beat Bears 5-2


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The Hershey Bears fell to the Cleveland Monsters 5-2 Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The loss drops the Bears record to 36-23-3-4 (79 points) on the season. The two teams conclude their weekend set on Sunday. Game time is set for 3:00 PM. Continue reading

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NHL Game Of The Week Preview: Capitals Finish Season Series With Flyers in Sunday Matinee

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The Washington Capitals look to finish the season sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers when the two teams meet on Sunday afternoon at Capital One Arena. After a 5-3 victory against the Flyers on January 8 at home, the Capitals took another 5-3 decision at Wells Fargo Center on March 6 before beating the Flyers again by a score of 5-2 in the City of Brotherly Love eight days later. NBC will have the coverage beginning at 12:30 PM ET. Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Tyler Lewington From AHL Hershey

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The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Tyler Lewington from the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Saturday afternoon. This likely serves as a corresponding move as defenseman Michal Kempny, who suffered a lower-body injury after wrestling with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette in a scrum during the second period of the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Lightning on Wednesday, could be out indefinitely. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Acquisition Of Carl Hagelin Proving To Be Another Solid, Quiet Add

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After the Washington Capitals‘ “under the radar” move of acquiring defenseman Michal Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick led to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, the team decided to go with the same approach and acquired forward Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a third-round pick in 2019. in addition, a sixth-round pick will he sent to the Kings should the Capitals go past the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Continue reading

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Capitals Practice News and Notes: Carl Hagelin Returns; Evgeny Kuznetsov Is Sent Home


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The Capitals were back to work Saturday morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex following their disappointing 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild Friday night at Capital One Arena. The Capitals have dropped two straight for the first time since January, but remain three points ahead of the New York Islanders for first place in the Metro. The Capitals next host the Flyers Sunday afternoon at 12:30 PM. Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Wild – Inside The Numbers


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You can’t win them all. After having a great game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Washington Capitals put up a dud against the Minnesota Wild. But it’s important to remember the Caps were playing their third game in four nights, which is always tough, especially when considering the Lightning game felt like two games after they fired off nearly 60 shots that game. Continue reading

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Wild Tame Capitals 2-1; Brett Connolly Scores Again


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The Minnesota Wild edged the Washington Capitals 2-1 Friday night at Capital One Arena. The loss drops the Capitals record to 43-24-8 (94 points) for the season. The Capitals are back on the ice Sunday afternoon when they host the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is 12:30 PM. Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Out “Indefinitely”

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Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden that defenseman Michal Kempny, who suffered a lower-body injury after wrestling with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette in a scrum during the second period of the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Lightning on Wednesday, will be out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. He also stated that his leg is still getting looked at. Reirden did not give Kempny an expected return date. Continue reading

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Nova Caps Mailbag: Your Questions About Tampa Bay, The Slingshot Formation, and Brooks Orpik’s Stickwork

mail bagIn the midst of a busy stretch of games, including some so-called measuring stick contests, we dipped into the old NoVa Caps mailbag to answer your questions. Continue reading

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Minnesota at Washington Preview: Capitals Host Wild On Friday

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The Washington Capitals will face the Minnesota Wild for the second and final time this season at Capital One Arena on Friday. The last time these teams saw each other was on November 13 at Xcel Energy Center in a 5-2 win for the Capitals. Action from the District can be seen on NBC Sports Washington regionally or NHL Network for those outside the DMV beginning at 7 PM ET. Continue reading

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