Capitals Trade Madison Bowey, Draft Pick to Detroit For Nick Jensen

The Washington Capitals traded defenseman Madison Bowey and a second round draft pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft to the Detroit Red Wings for Defenseman Nick Jensen. Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Third Quarter Review: 2018-2019 Season

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With the Washington Capitals having played 61 games in the 2018-2019 season, it’s time for our third quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the third quarter of the Capitals’ season (see First Quarter Review and Second Quarter Review). Continue reading

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2019 NHL Trade Deadline Deal Tracker

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As the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline approaches on February 25, NoVa Caps is tracking all of the deals that are made until the clock hits 3 PM that day. Please check back daily for any trade news. You can find all of the deals made leading up to the trade deadline below: Continue reading

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Report: Blue Jackets Acquire Matt Duchene From Senators


The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired center Matt Duchene and prospect Julius Bergman from the Ottawa Senators on Friday. Prospects Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson, a first-round pick in 2019, and a conditional first-round pick in 2020 if Duchene re-signs with the Blue Jackets are headed to the Senators in the trade. Duchene can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 but will not sign an extension with the Blue Jackets at this time. Continue reading

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What a Rush! Capitals Line Rush of the Night: No Legs To Catch The Diesel

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Tonight we introduce a new, semi-regular feature here at NoVa Caps, “What a rush!”, because everybody loves a good rush. The feature will select a favorite Capitals line rush from each game and attempt to shed a little more light on the play. So, without further ado, here is our favorite line rush from the Capitals 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto Thursday night. Continue reading

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Capitals at Maple Leafs – Inside the Numbers: Impressive Showing In Toronto

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We mentioned earlier in the week that the Capitals at Maple Leafs game was one of our 10 “measuring stick” games. One of the remaining games on the Capitals regular season schedule that should provide some insight as to how the team is shaping up for the upcoming playoffs. So how did it go? The Capitals held on for a 3-2 win. Let’s take a look at the numbers: Continue reading

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Capitals Down Maple Leafs, 3-2; Alex Ovechkin Scores For Fourth Consecutive Game

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The Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs by a final score of 3-2 on Thursday night to improve their record on their season-long six-game road trip to 3-2-0. The team is now a point behind the New York Islanders for the top spot in the Metro and has 75 points on the season, though the Islanders now have two games in hand on the Capitals. Goaltender Braden Holtby made 40 saves in the win. Continue reading

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Devante Smith-Pelly Re-assigned To Hershey

Devante Smith-Pelly is now heading to Hershey, a little more than 24 hours after being placed on waivers by the Washington Capitals. Smith-Pelly officially cleared waivers at noon on Thursday.  Senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced the re-assignment today. Continue reading

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Capitals Send Third-Round Pick And Conditional Sixth-Round Pick To Kings In Exchange For Carl Hagelin

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The Washington Capitals acquired forward Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, the team announced on Thursday afternoon, after the team placed forward Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers to make room to get Hagelin on Wednesday. The 30-year old can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Continue reading

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Devante Smith-Pelly Clears Waivers

Forward Devante Smith-Pelly cleared waivers on Thursday afternoon after the Washington Capitals put the 26-year old on waivers in order to accommodate a trade, most likely for Los Angeles Kings forward Carl Hagelin. Smith-Pelly will likely report to the AHL’s Hershey Bears. Continue reading

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