The Streak: A Look Back at the Capitals’ Historic Winning Streak 10 Years Later – Part 1

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On January 13, 2010, the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers on the road in a shootout in a game in which they had fallen behind 4-1, only to come back to win in a shootout, 5-4 (see NoVa Caps’ Retro Recap of the Game HERE).In Part 1, NoVa Caps looks back at the first seven games of a historic winning streak in franchise history Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Added To 2020 AHL All-Star Roster

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The American Hockey League announced today that Hershey Bears goaltender Vitek Vanecek has been added to the playing roster for the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Ontario International Airport, to be held this Sunday and Monday, Jan. 26-27 in Ontario, California. This marks Vanecek’s second consecutive AHL All-Star Classic appearance. Continue reading

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Florida Panthers To Host 2021 NHL All-Star Game

The Florida Panthers have been selected as the hosts for the 2021 NHL All-Star Game, Sportsnet has confirmed. Continue reading

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Why Alex Ovechkin Is (Statistically) Already The Greatest Goal Scorer Of All Time

Alex Ovechkin is the already the greatest goal scorer of all time. That’s according to a bit of logical number-crunching and extrapolation conducted by the fine folks at The Ice Analytics Podcast. The analysis is based on the difference in eras that Ovechkin and Gretzky played. More specifically, the difference in the average goalie save percentages for each of the eras. Continue reading

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Capitals’ T.J. Oshie & His Brand, Warroad To Hold The SSC Broomball Tournament To Raise Money For Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation On February 5th

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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie and his brand, WARROAD, will be presenting the Super Service Challenge (SSC) Broomball Tournament on Wednesday, February 5. The event will take place at Medstar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA from 11:30 AM to 4:00 P.M. ET. Oshie is a big supporter of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the tournament will raise money for the foundation. Continue reading

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From Horseback Riding To Beach Volleyball In Mexico: Washington Capitals Kick-Off Bye Week And All-Star Break Vacations

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The Washington Capitals are enjoying some time off with family and friends prior to the NHL All-Star Weekend and the second half of the season. Here are the team’s latest vacation spots. Continue reading

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An Evaluation Of The Capitals’ Recent Signings

On February 22, 2019 the Capitals and General Manager Brian MacLellan acquired defenseman Nick Jensen from the Detroit Red Wings at the trade deadline, and subsequently extended him on a 4 year, $2.5 million annual average value contract. After a disappointing first round exit to the Carolina Hurricanes, MacLellan and the Caps’ front office and coaching staff identified some holes in their roster construction, and sought to fill those gaps through free agency and trades entering the 2019-20 season. Continue reading

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Hold It Here!! Craig Laughlin To Release “Locker 18” Collaboration Beer With Aslin Beer Company On February 2nd

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Washington Capitals TV color analyst, Craig “Locker” Laughlin will be debuting “Locker 18”, a limited edition beer in collaboration with Aslin Beer Company. The release is set for Sunday, February 2 at noon. Fans are encouraged to watch the Capitals/Pittsburgh Penguins game at 12:30 P.M. ET and stick around later for a Super Bowl viewing. Prior to the Capitals game, Locker will meet guests, sign items, and giveaway signed pieces by Capitals. Continue reading

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Stars Shine At KHL All-Star Skills Competition; Former Capitals Alexander Semin and Dmitrij Jaskin Participate

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The NHL is currently gearing up for the 2020 All-Star Game (featuring Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden, defenseman John Carlson, goaltender Braden Holtby, and right wing T.J. Oshie), which is set to take place this weekend (January 25-26) in St. Louis, Missouri. On January 18 and 19, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) held their All-Star festivities, which like the NHL, devotes the first day to a players’ skills competitions and the second day to the actual All-Star contest. Among the many participants were former Washington Capitals Alexander Semin and Dmitrij Jaskin.  Continue reading

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Ovechkin, Merzlikins and Toews Named NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the Week

NEW YORK (Jan. 20, 2020) – Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins and Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Jan. 19. Continue reading

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