Jets Edge Caps 3-1: Evgeny Kuznetsov Leaves Game With Upper Body Injury

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 Wednesday night at MTS Bell Centre in Winnipeg. The loss drops the Capitals record to 8-7-3 on the season. The Capitals conclude their three-game central division road trip on Friday when they face the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. Puck drop is set for 9PM ET.  Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Leaves Capitals Game vs. Jets With Upper-Body Injury; Will Be Re-Evaluated Thursday

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov left Wednesday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets with an upper-body injury after getting hit in the head from Jets forward Brandon Tanev in the first period. He did not return and will be re-evaluated tomorrow.  Continue reading

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Braden Holtby Misses Game vs. Jets With Upper-Body Injury, Gavin McHale Dresses As Emergency Backup

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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby missed the Capitals game against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night due to an upper-body injury. Emergency backup Gavin McHale dressed as a backup while goaltender Pheonix Copley started for the second time in as many nights. Copley made 26 saves in the team’s 5-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center last night.  Continue reading

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Being Hockey Tough: Toughness in Hockey Compared to Other Professional Sports

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Broken noses? Stitches? Black Eyes? Missing teeth? Not a problem. At least not for players in the NHL.  Daily, players return to the game after being taken into the locker room with injuries that, in most sports, would end their night. Last week in a 2-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie left the game not once, but twice due to big hits in the first and second period. Not only did he return to the ice in the third, but he scored the game-winning goal.  Continue reading

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Washington at Winnipeg Preview: Capitals Jet To Winnipeg


The Washington Capitals face the Winnipeg Jets for the first time this season on Wednesday night at Bell MTS Centre. The Jets and Capitals each won in overtime at home last season with the Jets winning 4-3 on February 13 and the Capitals prevailing 3-2 on March 12. Puck drop from Bell MTS Centre will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Washington starting at 8 PM.  Continue reading

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Washington Capitals @ Minnesota Wild – Inside The Numbers: Dmitry Orlov Scores Twice; Tom Wilson Returns In Grand Fashion

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After losing consecutive games in less than impressive fashion, the Capitals responded with a strong showing against the Wild Tuesday night in St. Paul. Dmitry Orlov would take top honors with a pair of goals and an assist and Pheonix Copley turned in another solid game in the Caps 5-2 win. The Capitals are right back at it Wednesday night when they face the high-flying Jets in Winnipeg. Puck drop is 8:00 PM.  Continue reading

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Capitals Dump Wild, 5-2; Tom Wilson Scores In Return and Dmitry Orlov Nets Two

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The Washington Capitals defeated the Minnesota Wild by a final score of 5-2 on Tuesday night to begin their four-game road trip at the Xcel Energy Center. Goaltender Pheonix Copley made 25 saves in the win. The Wild suffered their first home regulation loss of the season, entering the game 5-0-2 at home.  Continue reading

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Opinion: The Penalty to Tom Wilson Not the First Time The NHL’s Officials Have Targeted the Rugged Winger

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When Capitals right wing Tom Wilson returned to the lineup for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild, there was no doubt No. 43 was going to be a marked man by the men in stripes (the referees). That said, the extent to which that statement held true is nothing but an embarrassment to the National Hockey League and the game of hockey. Continue reading

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Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Returns to Sweden

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The Washington Capitals have loaned forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby to Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.  Continue reading

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Capitals Morning Skate News Roundup: Tom Wilson Returns

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The Washington Capitals held a morning skate prior to their game on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Puck drop is at 8 PM and can be seen on NBC Sports Washington. Here are all of the news from the Capitals’ morning skate.  Continue reading

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