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Capitals’ John Carlson: “I Don’t Believe We Ever Hit A Panic Button. But, At The Same Time, We Weren’t Happy With The Way We Were Playing.”

Photo: Yardbarker Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson shared some thoughts about his historic season and his team’s struggles since just before Christmas before the NHL Pause with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman in his latest “31 Thoughts” column.

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Blue Jackets Announce Josh Anderson Will Miss 4-6 Months After Undergoing Surgery To Repair Posterior Labral Tear In Left Shoulder

Photo: The Columbus Dispatch The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Monday night that forward Josh Anderson underwent successful surgery to repair a posterior labral tear of his left shoulder on Monday and is expected to miss 4-6 months, meaning he … Continue reading

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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan: “There’s A Little Cheat In Our Game… I Don’t Think We’re Playing The Right Way”

Defenseman Brenden Dillon, who was acquired from the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday afternoon in exchange for a second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional third-round pick in 2021, will arrive in Washington later this afternoon, according to GM Brian … Continue reading

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz: “If I Was A Betting Man, I Would Bet On [Alex Ovechkin] Breaking That Goal-scoring Record. In My Mind, There’s No Doubt He’s Going To Do It.”

Former Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz met with the media Monday morning following the Islanders morning skate at Capital One Arena. Trotz was asked about his former captain, Alex Ovechkin, who is heading into Monday’s game against Trotz and … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom: “I Had One Goal In Mind And That Was To Stay Here”

Photo: NBC Washington Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom held a press conference with GM Brian MacLellan and Team President Dick Patrick on Tuesday afternoon after he inked a five-year contract that carries a cap hit of $9.2 million.

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John Carlson On Capitals’ Depth: “They’re A Lot Of Game-Breakers On This Team And A Lot Of Different Types Of Players That Make It Hard To Play Against Us.”

Photo: Inside Hook In the midst of a career season, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson made a brief appearance on CBS’s The Jim Rome Show on Friday to discuss the Capitals’ depth and thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over the San … Continue reading

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“I’d Never Had Grilled Cheese Before”: Capitals 2018 First-Round Pick Alexander Alexeyev Talks First Professional Season, Life in America, Alex Ovechkin, and More

HERSHEY, PA — Alexander Alexeyev is one of the Capitals’ most heavily-prized prospects, and as the team’s first-round draft pick in 2018, there are a number of expectations placed upon him by both the team and fans alike. After making … Continue reading

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“Hopefully the Goals and Points Will Come”: Hometown Prospect Joe Snively Discusses Growing Up In the DMV, His Transition to the Professional Game, and Scoring Slump

Lehigh Valley Phantoms Hershey Bears left wing Joe Snively grew up watching and loving the Washington Capitals. Playing for the local Little Capitals in his youth, the Herndon, Virginia native had his hopes set on professional hockey. Snively attended Yale … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Says Maple Leafs “Have To Play Differently” To Win Stanley Cup

Photo: CTV News The Toronto Maple Leafs are off to a slow start this season as they head into Tuesday’s game against the Washington Capitals (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) at Scotiabank Arena with a 6-5-2 record. As Tuesday’s … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Have Decided “To Be Patient” With Nicklas Backstrom And Braden Holtby Contract Decisions

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have decided to be patient in contract negotiations with center Nicklas Backstrom and goaltender Braden Holtby, who can each become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun. Backstrom and … Continue reading

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