Elite and Leading By Example: Evgeny Kuznetsov Has Emerged As One of the NHL’s Best Players and One of the Capitals’ Most Valuable Leaders

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Since he joined the Capitals at the tail-end of the 2013-14 season, center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s game as a player has evolved by leaps and bounds. At one time considered the best player not playing in the National Hockey League. Kuznetsov’s offensive talent is undeniable and in his fifth full season in the NHL, the former first-round pick (26th overall in 2010) is quickly becoming one of the NHL’s best players and one of the Capitals’ most important leaders. Continue reading

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Bears Beat Checkers 2-0, Hand Charlotte Their First Loss Of The Season

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The Hershey Bears beat the Charlotte Checkers 2-0 Saturday evening at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. The victory improves the Bears overall record to 2-5-1. The loss is the first of the season for the Checkers, who fall to 5-1-0. The Bears are off until Friday when they visit the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Wilkes-Barre. The Bears will return home next Saturday to host the same Penguins at Giant Center.  Continue reading

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Bears Assign Milner To South Carolina

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The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Parker Milner to the club’s ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays.  Continue reading

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After Demotion To Fourth Line, What’s Next For Andre Burakovsky?

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Going into last season with the departures of forwards Justin Williams and Marcus Johansson due to salary cap constraints, the Capitals were hoping forward Andre Burakovsky could slide into one of those spots and replace some of that production (48 goals) that walked out the door. He found chemistry on the top line with forwards Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie at the end of the team’s series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017, where he recorded three goals and four points in two games. Unfortunately for the Capitals and Burakovsky, it hasn’t worked out as they had hoped.  Continue reading

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Jason Fitzsimmons’ Day With the Stanley Cup in Charleston, South Carolina

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On Friday, 10/19, the Stanley Cup was in Charleston, South Carolina, for a day with Capitals’ scout Jason Fitzsimmons. The Cup also spent part of the day with the South Carolina Stingrays, and will make an appearance at the Stingrays home opener on Saturday. (Reminder, you can find links to each and every “day with the Stanley Cup” that have already occurred right here.)  Continue reading

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The Capitals Set Sail For Western Canada Three-Game Trip

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The Washington Capitals are set to head northwest, as they embark for Vancouver on Saturday.  The Capitals will play Vancouver on Monday, and they will also make stops in Edmonton on Thursday evening and Calgary on Saturday evening.  Last October, the Capitals went 1-2 in Western Canada, as they only defeated Edmonton on that road trip.  Drink plenty of coffee, as puck drop is set for 10 PM ET in Vancouver on Tuesday night. Continue reading

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Ovechkin’s Hit on Mark Pysyk Draws Ire From Panthers Head Coach Bob Boughner

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It seems that yet another hit levied by a Capitals player is drawing a lot of attention. In his post game presser, Florida Panthers’ Head Coach Bob Boughner asked that the NHL’s Department of Player Safety review a hit made by Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin  in the second period of Friday nights game between the Panthers and Capitals.  Continue reading

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Bears Fall To Checkers 4-3 (SO): Brian Pinho, Shane Gersich Score First AHL Goals

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The Hershey Bears fell to the Charlotte Checkers 4-3 (SO) in the first game of a back-to-back set at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte Friday night. The loss droped the Bears record to 1-5-1. The Checkers record improved to 5-0-0, the best in the AHL. The same two teams will faceoff again on Saturday night. Puck drop is set for 6:00 PM.  Continue reading

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Capitals Fall To Panthers 6-5 in Shootout

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Florida Panthers 6-5 (SO) Friday night at Capital One Arena. The loss dropped the Capitals record to 3-2-2. The team will squeeze-in one more practice Saturday morning before departing on their annual western Canada road trip. The Capitals are back on the ice Monday night against the Canucks in Vancouver. Puck drop is a very caffeinated 10:00 pm, eastern time.  Continue reading

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Capitals Off-Ice Weekly Update – Oct 12-18, 2018

While the Washington Capitals have been busy on the ice this week, with their weekend game against the Toronto Maple Leafs and their Wednesday night game against the New York Rangers, they have been busy off the ice, as well. Here is an update of this weeks “off ice” activities:  Continue reading

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