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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 Century in Goals: Tom Wilson Scores 100th Career Goal

In a 2021-22 season that has seen a number of milestones and career highlights reached by members of the Washington Capitals, most notably Alex Ovechkin, other veterans, and the team’s youth infusion, it was only a matter of time before … Continue reading

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Return of the OshBabe: A Look At T.J. Oshie’s Return to the Capitals’ Lineup

Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Washington Capitals had been without right wing T.J. Oshie in their lineup since the tenacious forward sustained a lower-body injury on November 20 against the San Jose Sharks. On December 4, against the Columbus Blue Jackets, … Continue reading

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Aliaksei Protas Scores Second Career Goal, Continues Productive Offensive Stretch

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Since seeing a regular role open up in the Washington Capitals lineup, forward Aliaksei Protas has become a solid contributor on a nightly basis for Head Coach Peter Laviolette. During the Capitals’ Saturday night tilt against the … Continue reading

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He Keeps On Climbing: Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 750, Records 17th Straight 20-Goal Season

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been one of the NHL’s most productive players this season and in typical fashion, has continued to climb the NHL record books on multiple fronts. On Saturday night, The Great Eight scored a milestone … Continue reading

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The Jensman Strikes Again: Nick Jensen Scores Third Goal of the 2021-22 Season, Records 10th Career Multi-Point Game Against Florida Panthers

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen has found a great deal of success this season, including strong possession metrics and adding his first goal at Capital One Arena. During the Capitals’ Tuesday night tilt against the Florida Panthers, … Continue reading

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Aliaksei Protas Scores First NHL Goal in Victory Over the Carolina Hurricanes, Earns Post-Game Viking Axe

Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images While he entered the 2021-22 season with no NHL experience, Washington Capitals forward Aliaksei Protas has played solidly since making his NHL debut earlier this season and since gaining playing time, even earning a spot … Continue reading

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“I Feel Like I’m Ready to Take the Next Step”: Lars Eller Talks Quarantine and Returning to Hockey Activities After Partaking In Full Practice

The surprising news that Washington Capitals Center Lars Eller had been placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol during the team’s recent West Coast road swing came unexpectedly, with the Capitals’ already dealing with a number of key offensive players out … Continue reading

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Red-Hot Bird: Evgeny Kuznetsov Records 18th Career Game With At Least Three Assists, Has Another Big Night in Win Over Florida Panthers

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals Center Evgeny Kuznetsov has been one of the team’s best players through the first quarter of the 2021-22 season, his presence on the ice noticeable on a nightly basis. The former first-round pick … Continue reading

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Hat Trick of the Apple Kind: Alex Ovechkin Records Three Assists in 6-3 Win Over the Montreal Canadiens, Ties Guy Lafleur On NHL Points List

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images The start to the 2021-22 NHL season has been nothing short of fantastic for Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who entered the team’s Thanksgiving Eve contest against the Montreal Canadiens with 15 goals and 30 points in … Continue reading

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That Didn’t Take Long: Mike Sgarbossa Scores First Goal As a Washington Capital In First Game Since Being Recalled

With the announcement that right wing T.J. Oshie had been placed on Injured Reserve, the Washington Capitals recalled forwards Beck Malenstyn and Michael Sgarbossa from the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears. In his first game since being summoned, Sgarbossa wasted … Continue reading

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