Category Archives: Defense

Capitals Recall Christian Djoos From AHL Hershey, Announce Michal Kempny, Radko Gudas Will Be Game-Time Decisions vs. Blue Jackets Due To Illness

Photo: NBCSW The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Christian Djoos from the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Friday morning and announced that defensemen Radko Gudas and Michal Kempny will both be game-time decisions against the Columbus Blue Jackets (7 PM ET, NBC … Continue reading

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Quarterly Check-In: How The Capitals Should Approach The 2020 Offseason

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have a big offseason up ahead. Center Nicklas Backstrom and goaltender Braden Holtby can both become unrestricted free agents on July 1 and forwards Alex Ovechkin and Jakub Vrana will both be eligible to sign … Continue reading

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From Understudy to Lead Role: A Look At John Carlson’s Evolution Into a Norris Trophy Front-runner

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Capitals defenseman John Carlson is having himself a banner season, one that has garnered the attention of many outside Washington, and rightfully so. As the most productive defenseman in the league this season, and one … Continue reading

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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 CapitalsĀ goaltender Braden Holtby and center Nicklas BackstromĀ 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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