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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).

Capitals Alex Ovechkin Records 21st Career Hat Trick Against the Detroit Red Wings

Photo: NHL via Getty Images While T.J. Oshie’s return and goal in the Capitals’ 6-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings may garner a lot of the attention on Tuesday night, captain Alex Ovechkin extended his point streak and then … Continue reading

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Travis Boyd Scores First NHL Goal in Capitals’ Shutout of Blue Jackets

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images While Braden Holtby may get most of the attention in the Caps’ 4-0 whitewashing of the Columbus Blue Jackets, it was Travis Boyd’s first NHL goal that was one of the keys to an all-around perfect game … Continue reading

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Report: Sergei Shumakov Refused to Practice, Told Capitals He Was Leaving Prior to Placement on Waivers

Photo: Tori Hartman [Updated: 12/09/2018, 2:15 AM] Yesterday (Friday), it was reported that the Capitals had placed offseason signing Sergei Shumakov on unconditional waivers, with the intention to terminate his contract. Given his struggle to adapt to the North American … Continue reading

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“My Brother Has a Stanley Cup”: Tom Wilson’s Brother Has a Message For All of His Brother’s Haters

Over the course of his career in the National Hockey League, and particularly this season, Capitals right win Tom Wilson has garnered a fair amount of scrutiny and dislike from other fan bases for his playing style. After being blindsided … Continue reading

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Sophomore Success: Capitals’ Jakub Vrana Continues to Find Success in His Second Season in the NHL

Photo: Washington Capitals Capitals forward Jakub Vrana showed flashes of his tremendous potential in his rookie season in 2017-18, recording 27 points in 73 games played in the team’s Stanley Cup-winning season. And his offensive talent has been on full … Continue reading

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Capitals Tom Wilson Injured on Blindside Hit From Ryan Reaves

After avoiding any discipline for an innocent in the Capitals’ recent tilt against the New Jersey Devils, right wing Tom Wilson was on the receiving end of a nasty blindside hit towards the second period of the Capitals’ Tuesday night … Continue reading

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(Teddy) Bears Galore! Hershey Bears Conduct Annual Teddy Bear Toss in Sunday Matinee, Set World Record

Photo: @JoeStaley33 While their NHL affiliate was finishing an early matinee game against the Anaheim Ducks, the Hershey Bears were playing one of their own in Hershey. Today also marked the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss game, in partnership with … Continue reading

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John Carlson Passes Mike Green for Fifth All-Time in Scoring for Capitals Defensemen

Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images Over the last five seasons, Capitals defenseman John Carlson has evolved into one of the NHL’s best offensive defensemen, finishing in the Top 10 in Norris Trophy voting in two of them (including a career-high fifth-place … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Records Second Career Hat Trick….on an Assist from Alex Ovechkin

Photo: @Capitals On a night in which the Capitals lost Tom Wilson and got some spectacular saves from Braden Holtby, it was star center Nicklas Backstrom who stole the show with a four-point night, including his second career hat trick, … Continue reading

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Capitals Tom Wilson Called For Hit to the Head, Ejected From Capitals’ Game Against the Devils

Since returning to the Capitals’ lineup 10 games ago, right wing Tom Wilson has recorded 13 points (seven goals, six assists) and has been arguably, the team’s best player after serving 14 of a 20-game suspension for a hit to the … Continue reading

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