Capitals Blow Another Lead, Fall to Panthers 3-2; Andre Burakovsky Continues to Heat Up

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Florida Panthers 3-2 Thursday night in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers would strike first early in the opening frame before Lars Eller would tie the game late in the period, making it 1-1 at the first intermission. Andre Burakovsky would give the Caps a 2-1 lead midway through the middle frame. The Panthers would tie the game late in the final frame with a goal from Nick Bjugstad and win it with a power play goal with 19 seconds left in the game. The Capitals return to action on Saturday when they host the Buffalo Sabres at Capitals One Arena. Puck drop is 7:00 p.m.  Continue reading

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Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals Pay Tribute to Stoneman Douglas Victims

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On Valentines Day, students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were having a normal, usual Wednesday afternoon. Then a gunman entered school property and murdered 17 teachers and students. This all happened 13 miles from BB&T Arena, the home arena of the Florida Panthers, and four miles away from their practice facility. Thursday night’s Panthers home game against the Washington Capitals was the first game since the shooting occurred.  Continue reading

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News and Notes from Thursday’s Capitals Morning Skate at Florida: A New Look Defense

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The Washington Capitals headed down to Florida following a loss Tuesday night to the Lightning. The Capitals will take on the Florida Panthers Thursday night as newly acquired Michal Kempny makes his Caps debut. The team held a morning skate at BB&T Center on Thursday night and we all found out who and where Kempny will be paired with on the blueline.  Continue reading

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US Women’s Team Drops Canada to Win Olympic Gold

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In case you missed it, the U.S.’s women’s hockey team defeated Team Canada. USA finally got the better of the two hated rivals to win their first gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in two decades. The game got more ramped up as the game went along. Overtime wasn’t enough to solve a victor but the U.S. prevailed in a shootout.  Continue reading

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Team Canada vs. Team USA for Women’s Hockey Gold: “A Battle For the Ages”

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Team USA and Team Canada will once again do battle in what has become one of the most anticipated events of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The two teams will faceoff for the gold medal tonight. Puck drop is 11:00 p.m. ET.  Continue reading

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Capitals Acquire Jakub Jerabek from the Montreal Canadiens

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The Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday afternoon. Washington sent their 2019 fifth round pick to Montreal for the 26-year old blueliner.  Continue reading

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Blue Jackets Claim Taylor Chorney Off Waivers


During yesterday’s optional skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Washington Capitals welcomed new defenseman Michal Kempny who was acquired from the Blackhawks in exchange for a third round pick in the 2018 draft. Taylor Chorney was absent and later we would find out that the Capitals placed him on waivers. When you’re on waivers, teams have 24 hours to claim you or else you’re sent down to the minors. At noon on Wednesday morning, it was officially announced that Chorney was picked up by the Columbus Blue JacketsContinue reading

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Rumors Roundup for the Washington Capitals – February 21st, 2018

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching (this Monday, 2/26, 3:00 p.m. ET.), teams are starting to get serious about making their final moves for the final quarter of the season. Yes, “silly season” is in high gear. Here are the latest Capitals tid bits from the rumor mill for February 21st. Continue reading

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Bolts Beat Caps 4-2, Lightning Strike for Three in First Period

The Washington Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 Tuesday night at Capital One Arena. The Lightning would strike three times in the opening frame for a decisive 3-0 lead at the first intermission. Lars Eller would get the Caps on the scoreboard midway through the middle frame to make it 3-1 after 40 minutes of play. Alex Ovechkin would close the gap to one in the middle of the third period but the Lightning would quickly answer, making it 4-2. The Caps return to action Thursday night when they visit the Panthers in Florida. Puck drop is 7:30 PM.  Continue reading

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Braden Holtby Looks for Redemption Tonight


Braden Holtby has not had the season that he nor the Capitals had envisioned. After two straight seasons of success that featured a 48-win season that tied record of the legendary Martin Brodeur and led to a Vezina trophy in 2015-16 and a 42-win season in 2016-17 that nominated him as a candidate for the Vezina Trophy, the Holtbeast hasn’t been the same. Tonight, Holtby will look to begin his turnaround as he faces the Tampa Bay LightningContinue reading

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