Evolution Of Tom Wilson: From Fourth-Line Fisticuffs to Top-six Weapon

Could a 20-game suspension be the best thing that ever happened to an NHL forward?  In Tom Wilson’s case, it may just be. Throughout his career, Wilson has dominated scoresheets when it comes to all things physical.  For years, his presence as an impact player could prove valuable to most teams in the league, whether that impact came through hits, or as a defensive force for highly skilled point-getters like Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin.  This year,  however, things seem to be different.  His stick is as hot as ever and his role with the team has completely evolved to include racking up goals and assists while still maintaining his physical presence in the lineup. Continue reading

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News and Notes From the Capitals’ Monday (12/17/18) Practice

abcAfter a much deserved day off on Sunday, the Capitals returned to work Monday morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex for practice, and began preparations for their tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network. Puck drop is 8:00 P.M.  Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Visit MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

The Washington Capitals made their annual visit to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Monday afternoon. The team departed MedStar Capitals Iceplex following their practice Tuesday morning. NoVa Caps photojournalist Joe Noyes was on hand to capture a few images from the event.  Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Practice Schedule – 12/17 Thru 12/31

Below are the scheduled times for the Washington Capitals upcoming practices and game day ‘morning skates‘. All practices and morning skates at MedStar Capitals Iceplex are open and free to the general public. Please be advised that practice times are subject to change. [Note: You can always find the latest available schedule on the right side of our home page]  Continue reading

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Capitals Players and Significant Others To Host Wish Upon A Par to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic

Select Capitals players and their significant others will host the third-consecutive “Wish Upon A Par” on Jan. 13 at Top Golf Loudoun in Ashburn, Va.  Continue reading

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Flyers Fire Head Coach Dave Hakstol

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The Philadelphia Flyers fired head coach Dave Hakstol, the team announced on Monday morning. Hakstol was not out during the Flyers’ practice on Monday. According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, Scott Gordon will come up from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, and serve as interim head coach.  Continue reading

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Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin Named NHL’s First Star Of The Week

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL’s first star of the week spanning from Monday, December 10 to Sunday, December 16, the league announced today. Ovechkin posted two hat tricks, seven goals, and extended his career-high point streak to 14 games in three games this past week.  Continue reading

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Especially Bad Special Teams Weekend For Washington Capitals


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The weekend was a productive weekend for the Washington Capitals, as far as winning hockey games, as they beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 in a shootout on Friday and beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday.  Despite the wins, there was a sense of frustration because of the poor performance of the Capitals’ special teams in both games.  Continue reading

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Thunderbirds Beat Bears 4-1

The Hershey Bears fell to the Springfield Thunderbirds 4-1 Sunday afternoon at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. The loss drops the Bears record to 11-15-0-2. The Bears are back in action Wednesday night when they face the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in Allentown. Puck drop is 7:05PM.  Continue reading

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Report: Canucks Have Inquired About Capitals Forward Andre Burakovsky

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After the Vancouver Canucks signed ex-Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle on the first day of free agency this past summer, the Canucks could bring along one of his old mates soon as they’ve inquired on Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.  Continue reading

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