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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).

Hershey Bears Fall 5-1 to Milwaukee Admirals in Lopsided Contest

Photo: Milwaukee Admirals Unlike their parent club, the Hershey Bears’ start to the 2018-19 season hasn’t been a great one, as entering Saturday, they were 0-3-0 in their first three games. And after Saturday night’s contest against the Milwaukee Admirals, … Continue reading

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The First Night: Looking Back At the Capitals’ First Regular Season Game

Goalie Ron Low #1 of the Washington Capitals makes the save during an NHL game against the New York Rangers on October 9, 1974 at the Madison Square Garden Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images Every October, the Capitals play the … Continue reading

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Oshie on the Offensive: T.J. Oshie’s Hot Start to 2018-19 A Promising Sign For a Bounceback Season

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images While the 2017-18 season was certainly one to remember for the Capitals as a team, on an individual level, it was unquestionably a struggle for right wing T.J. Oshie, who entered the season fresh off a … Continue reading

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Brooks Orpik Scores His First Goal in 182 Regular Season Games

Photo: USAToday Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has never been known for his offensive abilities in his career (as evidenced by his 17 career goals in nearly 1,000 games. However, during the Capitals’ Thursday night matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Orpik … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan on Dmitrij Jaskin: “We Felt A Little Vulnerable with Our Forward Depth”

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images With a little more than 24 hours before the Capitals open their 2018-19 season with the raising of their Stanley Cup banner, General Manager Brian MacLellan held a press conference with the media earlier today to discuss … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Penguins React to Tom Wilson’s Hit on Oskar Sundqvist

Photo: CBS Sports After a controversial hit in the Capitals’ final preseason tilt yesterday, right wing Tom Wilson has once again come under scrutiny and faces potential supplementary discipline as a result. The Pittsburgh Penguins are no stranger to Wilson’s … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sebastian: ‘Canes Down Caps 5-4 in Overtime on Goal from Sebastian Aho

Photo: @Capitals Through five preseason games, and yet more roster cuts, the Capitals’ Opening Night roster is closer to being finalized and Friday night’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes gave the chance for more players not expected on … Continue reading

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Police Departments Create Patches Honoring the Capitals’ Stanley Cup Championship

After the Capitals won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in June, fans everywhere paid homage to their favorite team in a variety of ways, from tattoos, to renaming towns. The United States Capitol Police and D.C.’s Metropolitan Police are the … Continue reading

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DSP Disappearing Act: Devante Smith-Pelly Still A No-Go For the Caps

When he signed a one-year contract to remain with the Capitals after a Cinderella story-like run last season, it was expected right wing Devante Smith-Pelly would pick up where he left off in the Capitals’ run to the franchise’s first-ever … Continue reading

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Defeat in the District: Capitals Downed by Bruin, 5-2

Patrick Smith/Getty Images After falling to the Boston Bruins in their first preseason game on Thursday in Beantown, the Capitals had their second chance to earn their first win of the preseason on Tuesday night at Capital One Arena in … Continue reading

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