Capitals Hold Off Sabres, 4-3, In Shootout; Jakub Vrana Gets Two Points

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The Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 4-3 in a shootout at Capital One Arena on Friday night. The win lifted the Capitals to a 3-0-2 record this season, which is good for first in the East Division with eight points. Goaltender Vitek Vanecek made 24 saves in the victory. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson Leaves Third Period Against Sabres With Lower-Body Injury; Will Be Re-evaluated Saturday

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson left during the third period of Friday’s home opener against the Buffalo Sabres with an apparent lower-body injury. According to the team, he will not return for the remainder of the game and will be re-evaluated on Saturday. Continue reading

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Sabres At Capitals: Second Period Advanced Stats

The Capitals took their first lead of the game early in the second period with a goal from Nic Dowd (2) at 4:14 of the middle frame, making it 2-1. Jakub Vrana (2) and John Carlson (3) had the helpers. Dylan Cozems (1) tied the game for the Sabres at 10:43 of the second period. It was Cozen’s first career NHL goal. Jakub Vrana (3) would restore the Capitals lead with a tally at 13:07 of the second period, making it 3-2. Zdeno Chara had the lone assist, his first point as a Capital. But the Sabres would answer just 42 seconds later with a goal from Riley Sheahan (1) at 13:49. The second period would conclude with the game tied 3-3. Here are the stats for the period: Continue reading

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Bruins’ Brad Marchand on Capitals’ COVID-19 Violation: “We All Know The Consequences Of Breaking The Rules…They Brought That On Themselves”

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News about the Washington Capitals’ COVID-19 violation has quickly made its way around the league. Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand recently expressed his displeasure about the Capitals breaking the NHL protocol. Continue reading

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Sabres At Capitals: First Period Advanced Stats

The Capitals and Sabres are tied 1-1 after the first 20 minutes of play. The Sabres struck first with a score from Eric Stall at 12:33. Nicklas Backstrom had the tally for Washington at 16:18, with Tom Wilson recording the lone assist. Here are the Advanced Statistics for the first period. Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Release Roster For 2020-21 Training Camp

The Hershey Bears released their official training camp roster for the 2020-22 season on Friday. The camp is set to begin this weekend. Continue reading

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Report: NBC To Shut Down NBCSN At End Of 2021; NHL Coverage To Shift To USA Network

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According to Sports Business Daily, NBC has told some distributors and sports leagues that they plan to shut NBCSN down at the end of 2021. NBC’s most recent affiliate deals with Dish Network and Charter do not carry NBCSN beyond this calendar year. In addition, sports leagues that have deals with NBC were told of the changes earlier this week. Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Among 12 Teams That Have Inquired On Blue Jackets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois

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According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, the Washington Capitals are among 12 teams that have inquired on Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois, who asked the organization for a trade as he desires a bigger stage. Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Brian Pinho From Taxi Squad


The Washington Capitals announced on Friday afternoon that they have recalled forward Brian Pinho from the team’s taxi squad prior to their game against the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Arena (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Release Schedule For 2020-21 Season

The Hershey Bears released their schedule for the 2020-21 AHL season. The Bears open their 36-game regular season on Friday, February 5, on the road against the Binghamton Devils (at Newark, New Jersey). The Bears will return home the following day to host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Giant Center. Continue reading

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