A Look At The Remaining Schedule For The Capitals And Penguins As They Battle For Top Spot In The Metro

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With the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins tied for first place in the Metropolitan Division with 80 points, NoVa Caps looks at each team’s schedule the rest of the way. The Penguins have one game in hand on the Capitals and will play that game on Saturday, February 29 at the San Jose Sharks. Continue reading

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Bears Fall To Penguins, 2-1 On Controversial Goal; Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Scores 12th Goal Of the Season

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The Hershey Bears fell to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2-1 on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. The Bears opened the scoring for the seventh-straight game with a snipe from Axel Jonsson-Fjallby for a 1-0 lead at the first intermission. The Penguins would tie the game with 21 seconds left in the second period for a 1-1 tie at the second intermission. The Penguins would take their first lead of the game early in the final frame, making it 2-1. Video replay of the goal looks as though the puck hit the crossbar and never crossed the goal line. The goal stood, and that would be the final. The loss drops the Bears record to 32-17-3-3 (70 points). Continue reading

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Capitals’ Scout Danny Brooks’ Signings of College Free Agents Joe Snively and Bobby Nardella Quietly Paying Big Dividends

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You have to hand it to Washington Capitals’ Scout Danny Brooks. He inked two of the better undrafted free agents last spring, and very few Capitals and Bears fans are talking about it. In a matter of just a few days, Brooks and the Capitals quietly signed two undrafted college graduates in forward Joe Snively and defenseman Bobby Nardella, and they have paid immediate dividends in Hershey. Continue reading

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Washington At New Jersey Preview: Capitals Look For A Solid Night Against The Devils

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The Washington Capitals are traveling to the Garden State for a Saturday matinee against the New Jersey Devils. It is the final of four meetings between the two Metropolitan Division foes. The Capitals have the season series lead (2-1), which includes a 6-3 victory on the road on December 20 and a 5-2 win at home on January 16. However, the Devils took the two points in a 5-1 win at Capital One Arena on January 11. Puck drop from Prudential Center is set for 1:00 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Washington. Continue reading

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Cuteness Ovi-load: Sergei Ovechkin Steals The Show At Friday’s Capitals’ Practice (Photos)

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Washington Capitals‘ captain Alex Ovechkin‘s son, Sergei, has been to numerous practices this season. Fans and Ovechkin’s teammates love to see the adorable one-year-old (soon-to-be- 2-year-old this August) on the ice with his father skating and lightly shooting pucks. On Friday, Sergei attended the Capitals’ practice and it was cuteness “Ovi-load”. Continue reading

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Capitals Shuffle Lines & Pairs; Prepare For New Jersey Devils (Photos)

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The Washington Capitals‘ practice saw a slight shakeup in offensive lines and defensive pairs on Friday. With goaltender Ilya Samsonov in net for Saturday’s matinee at Prudential Center against the New Jersey Devils, the Capitals are looking for a solid game (and win) amidst a February slump. NoVa Caps’ photojournalist Joe Noyes was at MedStar Capitals Iceplex capturing the action this morning. (If you haven’t done so already, please give Joe a follow on Instagram and check out his website here.) Continue reading

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Backstrom, Kuznetsov Switch Lines; Defense Shuffles; Boyd, Gudas Out, Leipsic, Siegenthaler In: News From Capitals’ Practice

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The Washington Capitals held a Friday practice ahead of their tilt against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday (1:00 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Washington). Here is the latest from Medstar Capitals Iceplex. Continue reading

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Canadiens Top Capitals, 4-3 in Overtime; Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 699

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 (OT) on Thursday night at Capital One Arena. The Capitals opened the scoring with a goal from Alex Ovechkin, his 699th career goal in the NHL. The Candiens would answer late in the period with a goal from Shea Weber for a 1-1 tie at the end of the first frame. Lars Eller gave the Capitals a brief lead late in the middle frame, but Brendan Gallagher would respond just before the end of the period for a 2-2 tie at the second intermission. The Canadiens would quickly grab a 3-2 lead early in the final frame, but Tom Wilson would tie the game with 21 seconds left in regulation to make it 3-3, sending the game to overtime. The Canadiens would win it 58 seconds into overtime with a goal from Ben Chiarot, his second tally of the game. Continue reading

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Come Eller High Water: Capitals’ Lars Eller Scores Sixth-Career Goal Against Canadiens, His Former Team; Continues Productivity In The Rough Patch

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Washington Capitals‘ center Lars Eller is continuing to be one of the team’s best players during a challenging February slump. In Thursday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Montréal Canadiens, Eller scored his sixth career goal against his former team and tied his total points from last season. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores 699th Goal Against Canadiens; One Goal Shy Of Hitting 700

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He’s this close to another major milestone. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 699th career goal on Thursday as the team clashes with Montréal Canadiens at Capital One Arena. He is now only one goal away from hitting the 700-goal plateau. Continue reading

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