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“I Wish You Continued Success and Many More In A Capitals Jersey”: Peter Bondra Congratulates Nicklas Backstrom On Passing Him in Franchise Games Played

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images While the NHL debut of top prospect Connor McMichael in the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres was one of the most-talked about moments of the game, star center Nicklas Backstrom also … Continue reading

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A Pair of Points from No. 2: Justin Schultz Scores First Goal And Points As a Washington Capital

Rob Carr/Getty Images When the Washington Capitals signed him to a two-year, $8 million contract in free agency this past offseason, the hope was that in addition to adding depth to a defensive corps that struggled a season prior, he … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson Leaves Third Period Against Sabres With Lower-Body Injury; Will Be Re-evaluated Saturday

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson left during the third period of Friday’s home opener against the Buffalo Sabres with an apparent lower-body injury. According to the team, he will not return for the remainder of the game and will be … Continue reading

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Sprung By Sprong: Daniel Sprong Records First Point As A Washington Capital On Evgeny Kuznetsov’s First Goal of the Season

Justin K. Aller/NHLI via Getty Images Acquired by the Washington Capitals in a trade for defenseman Christian Djoos last season, forward Daniel Sprong has gotten his first long look under new Head Coach Peter Laviolette in a pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season. … Continue reading

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Top Line Tommy: Capitals’ Tom Wilson Scores Two Goals In First Period Against Penguins; Has Five Points in Four Games

Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was having a night and it was only the first period! Wilson scored two goals minutes apart in the first period during the Capitals’ clash against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena … Continue reading

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He’s Still Got It: Alex Ovechkin Scores First Goal of the 2020-21 Season, 707th Career Goal Against Penguins

Photo: @Capitals He’s still got it! Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the 2020-21 season and his 707th career goal on Sunday as the Capitals clashed with the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena.

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The Goal: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at Phoenix Coyotes – January 16, 2006

Typically in mid-January, the NHL is just past the midpoint of their season, with certain teams having established themselves as contenders, while other teams have established themselves as mediocrities, or bottom feeders in the league standings. In January 2006, the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Brenden Dillon Drops the Gloves With Sabres’ Jake McCabe

It’s the first game of the 2020-21 season and we already have our first fight. During the Washington Capitals’ clash with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon dropped the gloves with Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe in … Continue reading

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Capitals Scrape Sabres, 6-4, In Peter Laviolette’s Debut; T.J. Oshie Earns Three Points

Photo: Sara Schmidle/Getty Images The Washington Capitals opened the 2020-21 season with a 6-4 victory at the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Arena on Thursday. Goaltender Ilya Samsonov made 22 saves in the win.

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Dilly, Dilly, What A Goal! Brenden Dillon Scores First Goal, Conor Sheary Records First Assist As Members of the Washington Capitals

After the Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Brenden Dillon at the NHL’s Trade Deadline last season, the longtime San Jose Shark had just 10 regular season games in to adjust to new teammates and city, and an early first round playoff … Continue reading

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