Nicklas Backstrom Notches 600th Career Assisst

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Monday night in Vancouver, Capitals’ centerman Nicklas Backstrom became the 27th player in NHL history to reach the 600 assist mark in fewer than 850 games (823 for Backstrom).  Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Moves Into 9th Place in Career Power Play Goals

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With a power play goal in the third period of Monday nights game in Vancouver, Alex Ovechkin now has 233 career power play goals, passing former Capital Dino Ciccarelli for sole possession of 9th place all time.  Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Beat Vancouver Canucks 5-2; Backstrom Scores 600th Career Assist

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The Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Monday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British, Columbia. The win raised the Capitals record overall to 4-2-2. The Capitals return to action Thursday night when they visit the Oilers in Edmonton. Puck drop is 9:00PM ET. Continue reading

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Jay Beagle Receives​ Stanley Cup Ring

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Vancouver Canucks center Jay Beagle received his Stanley Cup ring on Monday morning when the Washington Capitals skated at Rogers Arena in preparations for their game against the Canucks tonight at 10 PM eastern.  Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Vitek Vanecek Named CCM/AHL Player Of The Week

The American Hockey League announced today that Hershey Bears goaltender Vitek Vanecek has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 21. In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Vanecek will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bears home game.  Continue reading

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Capitals Sign Kody Clark To Three-Year Entry Level Contract

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The Washington Capitals signed forward prospect Kody Clark to a three-year entry-level contract with an average annual value of $870,000, the team announced on Monday morning. Clark, 19, was the Capitals’ second-round pick (47th overall) this past June.  Continue reading

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Rounding Off the Bottom-Six: Three Players Competing for Two Spots In the Capitals’ Third and Fourth-lines [Readers Poll]

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The Washington Capitals started off the season with a lot of promise, scoring 13 goals in their first two games. While the goal scoring hasn’t shown many signs of stopping, one noteworthy area in the team’s lineup is the constant maneuvering of a handful of players in the bottom-six, which includes Andre Burakovsky, Dmitrij Jaskin, and Nathan Walker.  Continue reading

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Game Preview: Capitals @ Canucks

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After a wild 6-5 shootout loss to Florida on Friday night, the Capitals are hitting the road for Western Canada.  The Capitals will spend the week in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary, and conclude their 4-game road trip East in Montreal.  The Capitals are looking to hit their stride, as they have recorded a 3-2-2 record in their first seven games.  Puck drop in Vancouver is on Monday night at 10 PM ET. Continue reading

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Our Latest Design: A Tribute To Braden “HoltBae”

Our latest design is a tip-of-the cap to Vezina Award winner and Stanley Cup Champion Braden Holtby. Hockey never looked this good! Show your love for our favorite bae, Braden HoltBae!  Continue reading

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Elite and Leading By Example: Evgeny Kuznetsov Has Emerged As One of the NHL’s Best Players and One of the Capitals’ Most Valuable Leaders

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Since he joined the Capitals at the tail-end of the 2013-14 season, center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s game as a player has evolved by leaps and bounds. At one time considered the best player not playing in the National Hockey League. Kuznetsov’s offensive talent is undeniable and in his fifth full season in the NHL, the former first-round pick (26th overall in 2010) is quickly becoming one of the NHL’s best players and one of the Capitals’ most important leaders. Continue reading

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