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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.

Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals Pay Tribute to Stoneman Douglas Victims

Photo: @TedStarkey On Valentines Day, students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were having a normal, usual Wednesday afternoon. Then a gunman entered school property and murdered 17 teachers and students. This all happened 13 … Continue reading

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News and Notes from Thursday’s Capitals Morning Skate at Florida: A New Look Defense

Photo: @JoeBpXp The Washington Capitals headed down to Florida following a loss Tuesday night to the Lightning. The Capitals will take on the Florida Panthers Thursday night as newly acquired Michal Kempny makes his Caps debut. The team held a … Continue reading

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Blue Jackets Claim Taylor Chorney Off Waivers

During yesterday’s optional skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Washington Capitals welcomed new defenseman Michal Kempny who was acquired from the Blackhawks in exchange for a third round pick in the 2018 draft. Taylor Chorney was absent and later we … Continue reading

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Braden Holtby Looks for Redemption Tonight

Braden Holtby has not had the season that he nor the Capitals had envisioned. After two straight seasons of success that featured a 48-win season that tied record of the legendary Martin Brodeur and led to a Vezina trophy in … Continue reading

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News and Notes from Tuesday’s Capitals Optional Skate at Kettler: There’s a New Defenseman in Town

Photo: @Capitals After a much-needed win over the Buffalo Sabres to wrap up the four game road trip, the Washington Capitals head back home for a brief stop. On Tuesday night at Capital One Arena, the Caps will take on … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Ban Fans Who Racially Taunted Devante Smith-Pelly

Some action has consequences and so do words. On Saturday night in Chicago, Devante Smith-Pelly headed to the penalty box. While in the box, four fans yelled racial slurs at Smith-Pelly, chanting “basketball, basketball, basketball”. Those fans were quickly ejected … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson is Having His Best Season in Washington

Tom Wilson entered the season with more expectations placed on him. With the departure of Justin Williams and other key players to free agency, the fifth-year pro had some big shoes to fill. After spending his first four seasons as … Continue reading

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News and Notes from Sunday’s Capitals Practice in Buffalo: A Good Luck Charm in Attendance and Devante Smith-Pelly Speaks After Last Night’s Fan Incident

Photo: @JoeYerdon After an embarrassing 7-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night the Washington Capitals headed to Buffalo. On Sunday afternoon the team held a practice looking to correct the mistakes they made last night and turn their focus … Continue reading

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Riley Barber to Serve One-Game Suspension for Fight (Video)

With 3.4 seconds left in the Hershey Bears game against the Laval Rocket, Riley Barber and Markus Eisenschmid dropped the gloves. It seems that the fight came as retaliation. Eisenschmid delivered a check on Travis Boyd as he was coming … Continue reading

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News and Notes from Saturday’s Capitals Morning Skate in Chicago: A Big Milestone for Trotz and Winning for the Dads

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals will conclude their annual Father’s Trip on Saturday night as they’ll take on Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. Prior to the game, the team held a morning skate at United Center. The Capitals look … Continue reading

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