Capitals’ John Carlson Will Be Game-Time Decision Vs. Flyers; Travis Boyd Draws Into Lineup for Lars Eller

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Thursday morning, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call prior to the team’s second round-robin game against the Philadelphia Flyers (4 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington, NBCSN). He said defenseman John Carlson will be a game-time decision tonight. Center Travis Boyd will draw into the lineup after Lars Eller left the Toronto bubble yesterday for the birth of his second child.

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What You Missed From Day Five Of The Stanley Cup Qualifiers

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Some late magic happened across the NHL happened on Thursday as two teams won their games late in regulation and more must-see action occurred. Missed anything? Catch up on all of the day’s action below. Continue reading

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Capitals Wrap Preparations for Flyers, Holtby To Start; Lars Eller Returns Home For Birth of Child: News From Wednesday’s Practice


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The Washington Capitals returned to practice Wednesday afternoon at the Ford Performance Centre in Toronto. The team had the day off on Tuesday following their 3-2 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. The Capitals next face the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday in the second game of the round robin series. Puck drop is set for just after 4:00 p.m. ET. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson on Bubble Life in Toronto: “They Made It Feel As Normal As Possible”

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On Wednesday, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson and defenseman Radko Gudas spoke to the media on a Zoom call from Hotel X in Toronto. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Lars Eller Leaves Toronto Bubble For Birth Of Second Child

The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday that center Lars Eller has returned to Washington this afternoon for the birth of his second child. Upon returning to Toronto, Eller will follow the NHL’s quarantine and testing protocol before rejoining the team. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom On Round-Robin Game vs. Flyers: “To Have A Chance Tomorrow, We Have To Bring Our ‘A’ Game”

1Q6A0019 (1)Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom told the media on Wednesday that the nurses inside of the Eastern Conference bubble in Toronto “are doing a great job” with COVID-19 testing. “So far, it’s been great,” he said. Continue reading

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Capitals Launch Additional Initiatives Related to Diversity in Hockey and Racial Equality; Team Will Hold All Day Event At Fort DuPont During 2020-21 Season

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals announced today the organization is launching a series of public and internal initiatives that focus on diversity in hockey, racial equality and the recognition of achievements by Black individuals.  Continue reading

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The Ice Is Flying: A Look at the Playoff History Between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers

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As the Washington Capitals prepare to meet the Philadelphia Flyers in Thursday’s round robin game to determine playoff seeding, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle is taking a quick look back at the playoff history between the Capitals and the Flyers.  Continue reading

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Capitals Scout Peter Ihnačák Beleives Young Players Should Follow Martin Fehervary’s Approach To The Game

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When naming the legends of Slovak hockey, some are often forgotten. Among them may be Peter Ihnačák. The NHL career of the native of Poprad more often remains in the shadows when compared to the likes of the Šťastný brothers. In a recent interview with Sport.SK, the 60-year-old former center spoke about top Slovak prospects in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, the Capitals Martin Fehervary and his scouting work for the Washington Capitals.  Continue reading

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Washington at Philadelphia Preview: Capitals Face Flyers In Second Round-Robin Game

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The Washington Capitals (0-0-1) take on the Philadelphia Flyers (1-0-0) in each team’s second round-robin tournament game to determine Stanley Cup Playoff seeding on Thursday afternoon. The Flyers won the last three meetings between the two teams during the regular season, including the final two in D.C. by a combined score of 12-4, after the Capitals beat them 2-1 in a shootout in Philadelphia on November 13. Action from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto can be seen on NBC Sports Washington locally or NBCSN nationally beginning at 4 PM ET. Continue reading

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