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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).

“I Think Carly Makes Everything Look So Easy, He’s So Efficient”: Brooks Orpik Touts John Carlson, Talks Career with Penguins and Capitals

The Washington Capitals’ run to the 2018 Stanley Cup championship was bolstered by a veteran core that featured a defensive unit that proved steady en route to the team’s first championship. Among the core pieces was Brooks Orpik, who was … Continue reading

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“You’re A Legend Here in D.C.”: Capitals’ TJ Oshie, Tom Wilson Congratulate Former Washington Nationals Infielder Ryan Zimmerman On Jersey Retirement

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images If one were to ask sports fans in Washington, D.C. to pick one professional athlete that has been as beloved and revered in the last 20 years as Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, chances are … Continue reading

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“I’m Really Excited For Him to Be in the Finals, Hopefully He Can Go Get Another One”: T.J. Oshie Hopes Former Capitals Teammate Andre Burakovsky Wins Another Stanley Cup

USA TODAY For the Washington Capitals, the offseason preparation has intensified as June has arrived and has gotten underway. Players have gone their separate ways and most have returned to their offseason homes. Right wing TJ Oshie has had a … Continue reading

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A Golden Finnish: Team Finland Downs Team Canada in Overtime to Capture Gold in 2022 World Championship

Photo: IIHF While the likes of Team USA and Team Canada are often talked about as hockey superpowers when it comes to international play, the tide has turned in favor of Finland, who captured the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation’s World … Continue reading

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St. Louis Blues Fan Laila Anderson, Inspiration During Team’s 2019 Stanley Cup Run, Pumps Enterprise Center Crowd Up Ahead of Game 6

NHL In the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, the St. Louis Blues captured their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, defeating the Boston Bruins in seven games. Aside from the team’s run to the Cup, the biggest story surrounding the team … Continue reading

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A Final Feast: Washington Capitals Hold Team Dinner Before Going Their Separate Ways For the Offseason

@lauren.oshie/Instagram After their season ended with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers in Game 6 of their first round series in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and conducting their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the Washington … Continue reading

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“That Means A Lot, I Learned That Confidence Comes From the Coach”: Evgeny Kuznetsov Talks About His Relationship With Peter Laviolette During Exit Interview on Capitals’ Breakdown Day

Washington Capitals The Washington Capitals officially wrapped up their 2021-22 season on Sunday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, and conducted their annual exit interviews with the press.

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“He’s A Warrior…Everyone Knows What He Means to The Team”: Alex Ovechkin Conducts Exit Interview on Capitals’ Breakdown Day

Screen cap: @Capitals The Washington Capitals officially wrapped up their 2021-22 season on Sunday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, and conducted their annual exit interviews with the press.

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“You Deserve A Longer Run and Parties in the Streets…Again”: Capitals Thank Fans After Season-Ending Loss to Panthers

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers in Game 6 of their first round playoff series on Friday night ended the team’s season earlier than hoped, despite a heroic comeback effort by … Continue reading

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Need A Superhero? Call Captain America: TJ Oshie Scores Game-Tying Goal With 1:01 Left in Regulation, Sends Capitals to Overtime in Game 6 Against Florida Panthers

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images With their season on the line in a crucial Game 6 at home against the Florida Panthers, the Capitals needed their top players to find a way to come through. Right wing TJ Oshie did … Continue reading

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