Category Archives: 2018 Olympics

Michal Kempny: “It’s Possible That Further Changes Will Come”

Screen cap: Nova Sports The Washington Capitals were once again one of the favorites in this year’s postseason fight for the Stanley Cup, but for the second straight season their playoff journey ended in the first round. Capitals’ defender Michal … Continue reading

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Closed Arenas Cause Delay In NHL’s ‘Puck And Player’ Tracking Rollout

The NHL’s much-anticipated rollout of its Puck & Player Tracking System, announced  during All-Star Weekend in January 2019, will not rollout with the resumption of play this summer. At least not at the start.

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Vrana – Kuznetsov – Wilson Line Continues To Play “On A Different Level”

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After mounting a six-game win streak, the Capitals fell to the Arizona Coyotes last night in a shootout at Capital One Arena. While a loss – especially on home ice – is always … Continue reading

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Samsonov Shuts Out Ugra in Return to KHL Action

Photos: KHL With the Olympic break over, Metallurg Magnitogorsk returned to KHL action on February 27, 2018 with a home tilt against the Ugra Hockey Club of Khanty-Mansiysk.  Many of Magnikta’s Olympic participants were back including Wojtek Wolski and Chris Lee who … Continue reading

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US Women’s Team Drops Canada to Win Olympic Gold

Photo: Eurosport In case you missed it, the U.S.’s women’s hockey team defeated Team Canada. USA finally got the better of the two hated rivals to win their first gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in two decades. The … Continue reading

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Team Canada vs. Team USA for Women’s Hockey Gold: “A Battle For the Ages”

Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Team USA and Team Canada will once again do battle in what has become one of the most anticipated events of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The two teams will faceoff for the gold medal tonight. Puck … Continue reading

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Wojtek Wolski’s Long Journey To the Canadian Olympic Team

Wojtek Wolski, who played with the Washington Capitals during the 2012-2013 season, was selected to the Canadian Olympic team for 2018.  The news was announced on January 11.  The news of his selection is even more amazing considering what he  … Continue reading

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Report: Hershey Bears’ Chris Bourque to Play in 2018 Winter Olympics for Team USA

Daniel Zampogna/ With NHL players prohibited from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, hockey fans will be forced to watch players from the AHL on AHL contracts (among others) play for the Gold Medal. One such … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Players Are Participating in the 2017 Karjala Cup

Alex Brandon/Associated Press The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is currently on break from November 8-12 so that players can participate in international competition during that time frame. One such competition is the Karjala Cup, which is the first leg of … Continue reading

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Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Competing for Team Russia in Germany Cup

The KHL has a break in their season, with no games scheduled from November 8 through November 12, so that selected players are free to play in international competition such as the Deutchland Cup, otherwise known as the Germany Cup. 

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