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Bird is the Word: Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Game-Winning Goal Lifts Capitals 1-0 Over Islanders

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the game-winning goal in the shootout during Thursday’s 1-0 win over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. It marked his sixth career game-deciding shootout goal.

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Saved By Sammy: Ilya Samsonov Records Second Shutout of the Season In Crucial 1-0 Win Against the New York Islanders

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ Thursday night game against the New York Islanders was more than just a regular season game between two division rivals, with playoff implications at stake in the final stretch of the 2020-21 season. In … Continue reading

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More McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Has Himself A Game, Scores Two Goals, Records One Assist Against Leigh Valley Phantoms

Lehigh Valley Phantoms The recent announcement that the Ontario Hockey League would not play this season gave the Washington Capitals confirmation on the playing future of top prospect Connor McMichael for the 2020-21 season. With no OHL season, the 2019 … Continue reading

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N1KY Throwback: Remembering Nicklas Backstrom’s Hat Trick Against The Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs – April 17, 2010

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On April 15, 2021, Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom played in his 1,000th regular season game as a member of the team. While Stanley Cup Playoff games do not count in that number, Backstrom has been a … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals Against Philadelphia – Needs Just One More to Tie Marcel Dionne For 5th Place On All-Time List

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in Saturday’s 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He now  needs just one more goal to tie Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the All-Time List for NHL goals with … Continue reading

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Ant-Man Strikes Again: Anthony Mantha Scores In Second Straight Game, Nicklas Backstrom Records An Assist on His Big Night

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just two nights after scoring in his Washington Capitals debut, forward Anthony Mantha notched his second goal in as many games as a member of the team on Nicklas Backstrom’s big night.

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Stick Taps to Nicky: Former and Current Teammates, Fellow Swedes, And More Pay Tribute To Nicklas Backstrom on the Night of His 1,000th Game

Photo: Getty Images Center Nicklas Backstrom has been not only an important piece of the Washington Capitals’ core for the past 14 seasons, he has been one of the franchise’s best players to have laced the skates. That’s why the … Continue reading

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N1KY: Capitals Honor Nicklas Backstrom With Pregame Ceremony For Playing 1,000th Game

Thursday night marked an incredible night for Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom. The 33-year-old Swede is playing his 1,000th career game. He has become the second player in franchise history to play 1,000 games with the Capitals, joining teammate and … Continue reading

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Big Night For Big John: John Carlson Records 400th Career Assist in 800th Career Game

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals’ 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday proved to be a big milestone night for multiple players. In addition to Alex Ovechkin reaching another power play milestone, and new addition Anthony Mantha’s first goal and … Continue reading

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Swede Milestone: Nicklas Backstrom Passes Daniel Alfredsson For Fourth-Most Assists By A Swedish-born Player

New guy Anthony Mantha scored his first career goal as a Washington Capital on Tuesday night against the Flyers. Nicklas Backstrom had an assist on the goal, which was his 714th career assist, allowing him to pass Daniel Alfredsson for fourth … Continue reading

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