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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Andre Burakovsky Picking Up The Pace After Slow Start

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For Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky, the 2018-19 season has been a tough one. It was a slow start for the left winger after coming off of the Stanley Cup Championship. Continue reading

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Todd Reirden On Michal Kempny Injury: “He’s Going To Miss Some Time”

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Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny left during the second period of the team’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night with a lower-body injury after Lightning forward Cedric Paquette took him down along the wall during a scrum in the second period. He did not return to the game. Continue reading

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Lightning Edge Capitals 5-4 In Overtime


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The Washington Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. The loss drops the Capitals record to 43-24-7 (93 points) on the season. The Capitals are back in action Friday night when they host the Minnesota Wild at Capital One Arena. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Prospect Chase Priskie Named Top 10 Finalist For Hobey Baker Award

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Washington Capitals‘ defensive prospect Chase Priskie was named a top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the player of the year in the NCAA, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon. You can vote for the winner through March 31 here. Continue reading

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Bears Sign Joe Snively To Tryout Agreement

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The Hershey Bears announced on Wednesday that they have signed forward Joe Snively to a tryout agreement after the Washington Capitals signed the 23-year old to a two-year entry-level contract on Monday. Continue reading

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Wednesday Night Hockey Preview: Lightning Hit The District For The First Time This Season

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The Washington Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning for the lone time this season when the Bolts come to town on Wednesday night for the first time since Game 6 of last year’s Eastern Conference Final. The Lightning beat the Capitals 6-3 in the first meeting of the season between the two teams back on Saturday. NBCSN will have the call on “Wednesday Night Hockey” beginning at 7:30 PM ET. Continue reading

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Garrett Pilon Scores Hershey Bears’ Lone Goal in OT Win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Photos)

HERSHEY, PA — The Hershey Bears extended their point streak to seven games with tonight’s win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The overtime victory also wrapped up the season series against the Bears’ Atlantic Division competitors. Hershey ended the season with a 9-2-0-1 record against WBS. Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile – Alexander Semin

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In the early years of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Capitals’ now-captain was one of two prominent goal scorers on the team that would eventually form the nucleus of the team’s core. The other, Alexander Semin, was arguably one of the best goal-scorers in franchise history and spent over a decade in D.C.. In this latest Capitals Alumni Profile, NoVa Caps looks back at the Capitals and hockey career of Semin. Continue reading

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