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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).

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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“We Are Extremely Disappointed”: New York Rangers Release Statement Condemning NHL For Not Suspending Capitals’ Tom Wilson for “Horrifying Act of Violence”

After the ice chips had settled and the Washington Capitals’ chaotic game against the New York Rangers on Monday night was over, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety fined Capitals right wing Tom Wilson $5,000 for his involvement in a … Continue reading

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Brawl on Broadway: Scramble In Front of the Capitals’ Net Leads To Two-Team Brawl

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having lost captain Alex Ovechkin after one shift, with two forwards and a defenseman already out of the lineup, the team would require grit and grind from the rest of the lineup to … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Leaves Game Against Rangers After Just One Shift, Will Not Return

With Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie out of the Washington Capitals’ lineup against the New York Rangers, the return of Captain Alex Ovechkin and Alternate captain John Carlson were welcome bits of news for Head Coach Peter Laviolette’s team. However, … Continue reading

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Dilly Dilly Fight Night: Brenden Dillon Drops Penguins Teddy Blueger in One-sided Fisticuffs

Not much went right for the Washington Capitals in their 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night, just a few nights after clinching a spot in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. As one might expect, frustrations mounted and … Continue reading

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Power Play Prowess: T.J. Oshie Ties Career-High In Power Play Goals Against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Patrick Smith/Getty Images With Washington Capitals captain and power play weapon Alex Ovechkin out for the first time ever against the Pittsburgh Penguins as he continues to deal with an injury suffered a week ago, and defenseman John Carlson also … Continue reading

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Goal From Garny! Garnet Hathaway Scores Fifth Goal of the Season, Beginning Productive Night For the Fourth-Line

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ fourth-line has arguably, been its most hard-working this season, lauded throughout the season for their grit and ability to do all the “little things” right. During the Caps’ April 24 contest against … Continue reading

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Saved By Sammy: Ilya Samsonov Records Second Shutout of the Season In Crucial 1-0 Win Against the New York Islanders

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ Thursday night game against the New York Islanders was more than just a regular season game between two division rivals, with playoff implications at stake in the final stretch of the 2020-21 season. In … Continue reading

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More McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Has Himself A Game, Scores Two Goals, Records One Assist Against Leigh Valley Phantoms

Lehigh Valley Phantoms The recent announcement that the Ontario Hockey League would not play this season gave the Washington Capitals confirmation on the playing future of top prospect Connor McMichael for the 2020-21 season. With no OHL season, the 2019 … Continue reading

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