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About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met 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, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).

“A Great Teammate And Even Better Friend”: Tom Wilson Pays Tribute to Braden Holtby in Heartfelt Video

Harry How/Getty Images North America Although longtime Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby’s departure in NHL free agency was widely anticipated upon the opening of the market on Friday, the absence of the person and player Holtby was for the Capitals … Continue reading

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52 In A Decade – Remembering Mike Green’s Time With the Washington Capitals

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America A few days ago, former and longtime Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, announced his retirement from the NHL after 15 seasons, 10 of them in Washington. Over the course of his time in the District, … Continue reading

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Big Guns Fire Away: Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin Even Up Score After Capitals Go Down 2-0 In Must-Win Game 4

Elsa/Getty Images The Washington Capitals entered Game 4 of their first round 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Series against the New York Islanders with their postseason lives on the line, down 3-0 in the series, with their star center Nicklas Backstrom … Continue reading

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“It’s the Most Important Game of the Year “: Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden Talks Game 3, Nicklas Backstrom, and Lineup Status For Pivotal Sunday Game Against the New York Islanders

After a 5-2 loss on Friday night that put the Washington Capitals in a 2-0 hole in their first round series against the New York Islanders, Head Coach Todd Reirden will be looking for a better effort from his club … Continue reading

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Backhand Beauty: Alex Ovechkin Scores First Postseason Goal of 2020, Moves Into Tie For 20th on All-Time Playoff Goals List

After playing over 24 minutes in the Washington Capitals’ Game 1 loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday evening with no points and team “L” to show for it, Alex Ovechkin wasted no time on Friday night, putting the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals – New York Islanders – Round 1, Game 2 Preview

Elsa/Getty Images After a crushing, 4-2 loss in Game 1 of their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series against former Head Coach Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders, the Washington Capitals are looking to tie the series at one … Continue reading

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“It’ll Hopefully Be A Long Run For Us”: Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jonas Siegenthaler Speak to the Media Before the Start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

With the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs less than 24 hours away, the Washington Capitals are getting used to life in the hub city bubble and gearing up for their first meaningful game action in over four months. On Sunday, members … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage For the Bubble: Washington Capitals’ Family Members Bid Farewell As Stanley Cup Playoff Action Approaches

Photo: @paigemdowd via Nicole Marie Photography As the Washington Capitals (save for goaltender Ilya Samsonov) set to depart for Canada for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs after four months of time at home with family, many of the players’ spouses, … Continue reading

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“My Wife Hates When I Play Candy Crush” – Alex Ovechkin Talks What Drives Wife Nastya Crazy, How Many Goals He Needs to Feel He’s Done his Job, and More in Interview

Since the coronavirus put the 2019-20 NHL season on hiatus, players and their families have become more accessible through social media, with some members of the Washington Capitals (T.J. Oshie, Nick Jensen, and Nicklas Backstrom) welcoming new family members. Capitals … Continue reading

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Hailing the Heroes: Vancouver Canucks and City of Vancouver Salute Healthcare Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Vancouver Canucks With the entire planet in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of people in the healthcare industry have been working to the extremes as the virus has spread and overrun some cities and countries. Their contributions to … Continue reading

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