Category Archives: Defense

The Washington Capitals and Defensive Woes: Is This Becoming a New Problem For the Club?

Is the Capitals blueline still a strength of the club? Continue reading

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An Early Look At The Capitals’ Free Agency Options In 2020

Photo: NHL.com With Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and center Nicklas Backstrom set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, the team could have quite a bit of salary cap space to play with next summer. Reports earlier this week indicated … Continue reading

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On a Roll: John Carlson Extends Points Streak to Seven Games In Game Against the Anaheim Ducks

Nick Wass/Associated Press Capitals defenseman John Carlson has already been the most productive defenseman in the National Hockey League and for Washington this season, and after a historic start to the 2019-20 campaign, Carlson’s red-hot stick has been carried through … Continue reading

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Cruising Carly: John Carlson Moves Into Second In Franchise Scoring and Assists For Defensemen With Third Period Assists Against Golden Knights

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images John Carlson’s 2019-20 season thus far has been one for the record books and one that has gained league-wide attention. While those outside Washington may just be realizing the weapon Carlson is, the Capitals and … Continue reading

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Jonas Siegenthaler Scores First NHL Goal Against the Vegas Golden Knights

Rob Carr/Getty Images Capitals defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler had played in 43 NHL games prior to the Caps’ Saturday night contest against the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena. The former second-round pick (57th overall in 2015) had earned a … Continue reading

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How Long Of A Leash Does Dmitry Orlov Have With The Capitals?

Photo: @Capitals Defenseman Dmitry Orlov entered the 2019-20 season under a lot of pressure. After setting a career-high in goals (10) and posting a +10 rating in 2017-18, he only notched three goals (two of them came in one game), … Continue reading

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John Carlson Passes Sergei Gonchar on the Capitals’ All-Time Scoring List for Defensemen, Now Fourth All-Time

Washington Capitals Entering the 2019-20 season, Capitals defenseman and new alternate captain John Carlson looked to build upon a career-best 70-point campaign in 2018-19, for which he finished fourth in Norris Trophy voting. Through eight games, Carlson’s scorching hot start … Continue reading

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Reliving the Avalanche First Period Massacre: The Capitals Are Too Loose Defensively

What went wrong for the Washington Capitals in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche? Continue reading

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Capitals Place Michal Kempny On Injured Non-Roster

Photo: NBCS The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have placed defenseman Michal Kempny on injured non-roster, meaning that he will not count against the salary cap and can be activated as soon as he is ready.

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Capitals’ Christian Djoos Clears Waivers, Gets Assigned To AHL Hershey

Photo: Sportsnet The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday that defenseman Christian Djoos has cleared waivers and has been sent to the AHL’s Hershey Bears a day after they waived him.

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