Category Archives: Games

Maple Leafs Star Center Auston Matthews Reportedly Tests Positive For COVID-19

Photo: NHLPA Steve Simmonds of the Toronto Sun reported on Friday afternoon that Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews has tested positive for the coronavirus, just hours after it was reported that three Tampa Bay Lightning players and two staff members … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Will Play A Round-Robin Game But “It’s Braden Holtby’s Job To Lose,” Capitals’ Coach Todd Reirden Says

Photo: Scott Audette/Getty Images Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden said on a Zoom call with the media on Monday that the acquisitions of defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks and forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the Montreal Canadiens … Continue reading

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Western Conference Round-Robin Preview

Photo: David Becker/Getty Images During the past week, we have been doing deep dives on the Washington Capitals and their Eastern Conference opponents in the round-robin games leading up to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. On the other side of … Continue reading

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NHL Teams Can Begin Mini-Training Camps On July 10

The NHL and players’ association agreed that mini-training camps for the 24 teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup can begin on July 10, the league’s public relations department announced on Thursday morning. The start of the 2020 Stanley … Continue reading

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Who Will Start On Defense For Capitals In Game 1?

Photo: Nick Wass/AP When the 2019-20 NHL season paused on March 12, the Washington Capitals had been rotating defensemen in the lineup for the previous month since rookie Martin Fehervary shined in a brief stint with the big club. During … Continue reading

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How Do The Capitals Stack Up Against Their Round-Robin Opponents?

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images While most teams will give all they have in a best-of-five qualifying round series to make the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, eight teams, including the Washington Capitals, will play a three-game round-robin against the other top … Continue reading

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“Get Some Beers, Get Some Whatever, And Start Celebrating”: Two Years Ago Today, the Washington Capitals Became Stanley Cup Champions

Photo: NHL.com The year is 2018. It is June 7. It’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. The team was only 60 minutes, 3 periods, one game away … Continue reading

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Seeding Will Be Redone After Each Round

Photo: Gregg Forweck/Getty Images According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the teams that advance in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs will be re-seeded after each round.

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Report: NHL Teams Preparing To Start Phase Two Late Next Week

The Sportsnet crew reiterated that the NHL’s phase three (mini-training camps) will not start before July 10 and that phase two (small group skates and workouts), which teams are preparing to begin late next week, will not be mandatory.

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Western Conference Play-In Preview

Photo: Andy Devlin/Getty Images The NHL announced that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams. While there are many boxes to be checked before play begins, Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the playoffs could begin as early as late … Continue reading

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