Category Archives: Defense

John Carlson Passes Mike Green for Fifth All-Time in Scoring for Capitals Defensemen

Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images Over the last five seasons, Capitals defenseman John Carlson has evolved into one of the NHL’s best offensive defensemen, finishing in the Top 10 in Norris Trophy voting in two of them (including a career-high fifth-place … Continue reading

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Kempny’s Calling: The Capitals’ No. 6 Taking it to the Next Level at the Right Time

The 2018-19 NHL season has been one of interest so far for the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. As the season nears the holiday break, the team has been plagued by a number of injuries to key players, including … Continue reading

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John Carlson Becomes Highest-Scoring Defenseman Through 22 Games Of a Season In Capitals History

Photo: NBC Sports Washington After a three-assist outing in the Washington Capitals‘ 5-3 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday afternoon, defenseman John Carlson passed current-Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green for the most points … Continue reading

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Capitals Morning Skate News Roundup: A New Look Defense

The Washington Capitals held a morning skate at MedStar Capitals Iceplex prior to their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at Capital One Arena. NBC Sports Washington will have the coverage, which will start at 7 PM. Here is … Continue reading

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The Capitals Are Playing Too Loose and Need To Tighten Their Game Up

How can the Capitals adjust their game in the middle of this lengthy home stand? Continue reading

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Why It’s Too Early To Worry About the Capitals’ Penalty Kill

Photo: Zimbio While the Washington Capitals have been very good at finding the back of the net so far this season (second in the NHL with an average of 3.8 goals per game and first with a 37.1% power play … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Prospect Alexander Alexeyev Named WHL Player of the Week

Photo: Last Word on Hockey The WHL announced on Monday that Red Deer Rebels defenseman and Washington Capitals‘ prospect Alexander Alexeyev was named the league’s player of the week. 

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Nate Schmidt Signs Six-Year Contract Extension With Golden Knights

Photo: ESPN Defenseman Nate Schmidt signed a six-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $5.95 million with the Vegas Golden Knights, the team announced on Thursday morning. Schmidt, 27, could have become an unrestricted free agent on July … Continue reading

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: After A Big Pay Day, John Carlson is Molding Into One of The League’s Top Defenseman

Photo: Washington Times Entering last season with the departures of defensemen Nate Schmidt, Karl Alzner, and Kevin Shattenkirk, a lot more responsibility was assigned to John Carlson. An early-season injury to Matt Niskanen that cost him 14 games out of the lineup … Continue reading

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Brooks Orpik Scores His First Goal in 182 Regular Season Games

Photo: USAToday Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has never been known for his offensive abilities in his career (as evidenced by his 17 career goals in nearly 1,000 games. However, during the Capitals’ Thursday night matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Orpik … Continue reading

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