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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).

Game 4 Preview: Capitals Look To Even Series Against Boston Bruins at 2-2

Adam Glanzman/Getty Images The Washington Capitals play the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of their opening round 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs series on Friday night at 6:30 PM EST (NBC Sports Washington, NBC). The Caps are looking to even the … Continue reading

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GOAT Gets A Goal! Alex Ovechkin Scores First Goal of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ties Steve Yzerman in Career Playoff Goals

Adam Glanzman/Getty Images After a tough, overtime loss in Game 2 at Capital One Arena on Monday, the Washington Capitals were hoping to get off to a good start against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. While it took until … Continue reading

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Lars Eller Leaves Game 2 Against Boston Bruins, “Doubtful” To Return

Patrick McDermott/NHLI Via Getty Images With Center Evgeny Kuznetsov already out of the Washington Capitals’ lineup for Game 2 of their first round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, and Right Wing T.J. Oshie taking on centering duties as a … Continue reading

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Master of Deflection: T.J. Oshie Scores First Goal of 2021 Playoffs on Wicked Deflection of Alex Ovechkin Shot

Elsa/Getty Images Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie played a big part in the team’s 3-2 overtime victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series on Saturday night at Capital One Arena, and … Continue reading

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Judy Calls Game! Nic Dowd Scores Overtime Winner To Help Washington Capitals Take Game 1 Against the Boston Bruins

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images With no Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov in their starting lineup, and Vitek Vanecek lost early in the first period in their Game 1 matchup against the Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals needed every member … Continue reading

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Unleash the Furry! Smithsonian National Zoo Selling Limited Panda-themed Hockey Merchandise to Support Capitals As they Enter the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

With the start of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs fast approaching, the entire Washington Capitals fanbase is gearing up for what will hopefully be a long postseason run. On Friday, the Smithsonian National Zoo announced the release of panda-themed hockey … Continue reading

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New Face on the Stage: Inside Garrett Pilon’s NHL Debut Against the Philadelphia Flyers

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The announcement prior to the Washington Capitals’ Saturday night game against the Philadelphia Flyers that former third-round draft pick Garrett Pilon was added to the active roster, becoming the latest Capitals prospect to don the … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Goalie Helmet: Braden Holtby Fan Puts New Spin on “Goaltending Helmet”

Photo: Ashley Cappetta When one thinks of NHL hockey fans in the state of Pennsylvania, people donning the apparel of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers likely come to mind. However, there are always exceptions to the rule, and one … Continue reading

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This One’s For Coach: T.J. Oshie Scores In First Game Since the Passing Of His Father

Washington Capitals Washington Capitals Right Wing T.J. Oshie returned to the ice on Wednesday night against the New York Rangers for the first time since the death of his father Tim “Coach” Oshie. While the emotions running high from Monday … Continue reading

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Brawl On Broadway Part II: Capitals, Rangers Drop The Gloves One Second Into Chaotic First Period

After Monday night’s dramatic 6-3 win over the New York Rangers in which Right Wing Tom Wilson found himself in the crosshairs of the National Hockey League and the Rangers themselves, there was little doubt that there would be fireworks … Continue reading

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