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About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of Caps fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. Born the year the Capitals went to their first and only Stanley Cup Final, Michael is a diehard Caps fan and is the owner of the very first Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe B himself. His favorite player became Nate Schmidt after meeting Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles

Game Preview: Capitals @ Blues

After suffering their first loss after a nine-game winning streak in a controversial game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Capitals head to St. Louis to face the Blues in the first game of the team’s annual fathers’ trip, and for the … Continue reading

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Is Justin Williams A Hall of Famer?

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Even before signing with the Caps on July 1, 2015, forward Justin Williams was a proven winner. Three Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe Trophy, and over 10 seasons of experience were just a “few” of the reasons … Continue reading

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Capitals and Penguins Both Missing Key Defensemen in Tonight’s Matchup

Geoff Burke/USA Today Despite pounding the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday afternoon, it wasn’t all celebration for the Capitals. Defenseman John Carlson missed the final two periods with an injury, and despite being a possibility for tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

Alex Brandon/Associated Press After a week full of accomplishments for multiple members of the Capitals, center Nicklas Backstrom has added another one to the list, as he was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week.

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Karl Alzner Playing in His 500th Consecutive Game

Already the Capitals’ “Iron Man” for playing the most consecutive games in franchise history, shutdown defenseman Karl Alzner will be playing in his 500th consecutive game in a Capitals sweater tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Video: NoVa Caps’ Tribute to Alex Ovechkin

Rob Carr/Getty Images Just 35 seconds into his 880th NHL game, Alex Ovechkin scored his 20th goal of the 2016-17 season to notch his 1,000th career point. In this piece, NoVa Caps pays tribute to The Great Eight.

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The Big 1K: Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Points

Since the moment he entered the NHL, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has proven he’s a special player. Building a career on scoring goals and piling up points, fans have seen him put his name in the record books. After earning … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Maurice Richard on All-Time Goals List

Joshua Dahl/Las Vegas Review-Journal Since entering the NHL in 2005-06,  Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the league’s leading goal-scorer six times, including his fourth consecutive win last season. Tonight, he tied the trophy’s … Continue reading

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Message Received: Being Benched Has Lit A Fire Under Andre Burakovsky

When Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz made 21-year old Andre Burakovsky a healthy scratch for three consecutive games in late December, he did so with the hope that it would motivate the former first-round pick to start producing offensively. And … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Notches 500th Career Assist

For years, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has been one of the NHL’s most underrated playmakers and tonight, he put himself in the spotlight by recording his 500th career assist. 

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