Recap: Capitals @ Oilers (Oct. 26 2016)

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Pouliot, Talbot spoil Capitals’ first visit to Rogers Place with 4-1 rout to open Washington’s  four-game, 4,924 mile road trip Wednesday night in Edmonton, Alta.

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Capitals Goaltending Prospect Ilya Samsonov Shining in the KHL


When the Capitals selected Russian goaltender Ilya Samsonov with the 22nd overall pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, many people were surprised. The Caps were already well-stocked with netminders such as Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer, and Vitek Vanacek and didn’t seem to need another goalie. Continue reading

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Former Washington Capitals Kevin “Killer” Kaminski named Head Coach in WSHL

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Former NHL player and Washington Capitals star Kevin Kaminski has been named new Head Coach of the Fresno Monsters.  Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Daily Report – Wednesday (10/25)

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The Washington Capitals (3-1-1) are in Edmonton, Alberta, to face the Oilers (5-1-0)  tonight in the first of their four-game western Canada road trip. Puck-drop is 9:30 PM EST and will be carried on CSN.  Continue reading

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8 Days in the Life of Alex Ovechkin


It’s been a busy time for the boys, as the 2016-2017 NHL season is now in high gear. As a fan, it’s very easy to lose sight of just how busy these guys get, with appearances, social obligations, meetings, promotions, in addition to everything associated with playing in the NHL.  Through the wonders of social media, we decided to pull together some of the digital breadcrumbs from Alex’s “day-to-day” for a “Great 8” day period. Personally, this is dizzying.  Continue reading

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Game Preview: A New Edmonton Oilers


One of the biggest surprises so far this season is the Edmonton Oilers’ strong start.  So far, the only team who has been able to figure them out was the injury riddled Buffalo Sabres when they traveled to Edmonton on October 16th.  Continue reading

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Rogers Place – Edmonton’s New Hockey Cathedral


As the Capitals get set to embark on their annual loop of western Canada, the first stop in this year’s sojourn will include a visit to the newest arena in the NHL. And this is not just any arena.  Continue reading

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The Capitals Tour Western Canada: Some Keys to Victory on the Road Trip

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The Washington Capitals have gotten off to a solid start in the 2016-17 campaign.  They have recorded a 3-1-1 record in their first 5 games, and will look to get hot to end the month of October. Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Season Ticket Holder Party (Photos)


The Washington Capitals held their annual season ticket holder party this evening at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. A few of the photos from the event:  Continue reading

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The Schmidtuation: Through Five Games, Nate Schmidt is Playing With a Purpose

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Through five games, all of the Capitals’ defensemen (save for Taylor Chorney, who has not yet played) have played well. The only significant change this offseason was the promotion of youngster Dmitry Orlov to a Top 4 role. While Orlov has looked good, fellow young blueliner Nate Schmidt has played exceptionally well.  Continue reading

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