Author Archives: Michael Fleetwood

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 and only 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 and reading in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).

Nicklas Backstrom Becomes the 19th Player in NHL History with At Least Four Overtime Goals in the Playoffs

Nick Wass/Associated Press Entering today’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with three career overtime goals in the playoffs, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom added a fourth in a 4-3 win to give the Caps a 3-2 series lead over the … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Brian Pothier

Getty Images In the history of the Capitals, a total of 17 players have worn No. 2 on the back of their sweaters, with defenseman Matt Niskanen currently holding the distinction. Before Niskanen joined the Capitals in 2014, the number … Continue reading

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Red Reflection: Despite the Playoff Failures, the Young Guns Era Certainly Left Me With Some Memories

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images I have been a Capitals fan all my life ( I was born just days after the Capitals lost Game 4 of the 1998 Stanley Cup Final) and while I may not remember the first Caps game … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Alan May

Photo: NHL Alan May is one of the most recognizable faces among Capitals fans, as the former NHLer is a staple on Capitals television broadcasts on NBC Sports Washington, and is not afraid to give straightforward analysis on the team’s … Continue reading

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Defensive (Deadline) Deal: Michal Kempny Has Been A Valuable Pickup for the Capitals

Photo: USA Today Sports The Capitals’ regular season ended on a high note on Saturday night with a 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils and the team defied a number of odds throughout the season. The Capitals’ blueline was … Continue reading

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Special Teams Spotlight: Previewing the Caps-Jackets Special Team Matchups

With the Capitals’ first round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets (the first time the Caps have played Columbus in the playoffs) set to begin Thursday, both teams are preparing to go toe-to-toe with some of the most highly-skilled … Continue reading

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Russian Machine in Overdrive: Alex Ovechkin’s Thirst for Stanley Cup Champagne Stronger Than Ever

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images It’s been apparent for some time now that Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is a man on a mission, and his two-goal performance in the Capitals 5-3 season finale win over the New Jersey … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Demolished by Charlotte Checkers, Lose 7-3

Photo: AHL On a night in which their NHL affiliate Capitals downed the New Jersey Devils 5-3, the Hershey Bears came nowhere near matching that, losing 7-3 to the Charlotte Checkers in a game that saw both teams get their … Continue reading

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Coaching Conundrum: Todd Reirden’s Future in Washington is Tied to Barry Trotz’

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Since Barry Trotz took over behind the Capitals bench before the 2014-15 season, the Capitals have won three Metropolitan Division titles, two President’s Trophies, and have returned to being a perennial playoff team. Associate Coach … Continue reading

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Capitals Great Peter Bondra Elected To D.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images After Alex Ovechkin, the title of Greatest Washington Capital may belong to longitme forward Peter Bondra, who in his time in the District, wowed fans, analysts, and opponents with spectacular offensive skills and production, much like Ovechkin. … Continue reading

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