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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).

“They Made the Most of Their Chances, And We Just Weren’t Able to Put Ours In”: Capitals Emphasize Being Able to Finish Offensively After Lopsided Loss to the Devils

Rich Graessle/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals 3-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames on November 25 sparked hope for a consistent string of performances for Head Coach Peter Laviolette’s club, with consistency and a full 60 minutes something … Continue reading

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Somethin’ ‘Bout the OshBabe: Capitals’ Improved Play With the Return of T.J. Oshie May Be More Than A Coincidence

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals’ injury list got one name shorter on Wednesday with the return of right wing T.J. Oshie to the lineup; the team secured a 3-2 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on the day … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise: Goal No. 790 Brings With It More Historical Significance For Alex Ovechkin

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images As if the Washington Capitals’ 3-2 come-from-behind overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena wasn’t already a morale boost to the locker room, the game-winning goal by captain Alex … Continue reading

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Answering the Call: Connor McMichael Scores First Goal Since Being Loaned to the Hershey Bears

AHLTv After sitting on the sidelines at the NHL level for a large majority of start of the 2022-23 season, the Washington Capitals loaned former first-round pick Connor McMichael to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears to provide him with … Continue reading

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The Renaissance Run: Bruce Boudreau Named 14th Head Coach in Franchise History On This Day 15 Years Ago

NHL On this day 15 years ago, the Washington Capitals named then-Hershey Bears (American Hockey League) Head Coach Bruce Boudreau the 14th Head Coach in franchise history on an interim basis. The promotion of the longtime minor leagues coach would … Continue reading

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John Carlson Scores Shorthanded Goal in His 900th NHL Game

Screenshot: NBC Sports Washington By taking the ice on Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson officially skated in his 900th career NHL game, all spent as a member of the Capitals.

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Reverse Retro Rush: Capitals Fans Flock to Purchase Reverse Retro Gear On Day of Release

NHL After much anticipation following the initial reveal and first in-game look, fans of the Washington Capitals are now able to purchase the 2022-23 Reverse Retro jersey and other gear, with products both in-person and online becoming available at 9:00 … Continue reading

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Boiling Over: Caps-Bolts Renew Rift From Friday Night’s Game in Washington

Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images After playing a hard-hitting, tense game at Capital One Arena on Friday, in which they combined for 79 penalty minutes, the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning continued to take their frustrations out on one … Continue reading

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Tempers With Tampa Bay: Line Brawl Breaks Out Between Capitals, Lightning Late in Third Period of 5-1 Caps Victory

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images After tempers began to flare following a hit by Washington Capitals forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel on Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Cal Foote in the second period of their 5-1 victory on Friday night, the two clubs’ frustrations with … Continue reading

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Nicolas Aube-Kubel Given Match Penalty For Hit to the Head of Tampa Bay’s Cal Foote

The Washington Capitals lost forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel during the second period of Friday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, after he was assessed a match penalty for a hit to the head.

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