Category Archives: Lineups

Will Michal Kempny Be A Lock In The Capitals’ Top-Six When He Returns ?

After the Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Brenden Dillon to a four-year contract before he could have hit the unrestricted free agent market, the team has four left-handed defensemen on one-way contracts: Dillon, Dmitry Orlov, Jonas Siegenthaler, and Michal Kempny. In … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Defenses For 2020-21 Season

Metropolitan Division teams made big changes this offseason, with several significant moves coming on defense. Last month, NoVa Caps looked at Metropolitan Division goalie tandems. Now, it’s time to examine the eight teams’ projected defenses for the 2020-21 NHL season and … Continue reading

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference Preview

How will the NHL’s Western Conference shake out after the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Continue reading

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Capitals Release Roster For 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals released their 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff roster, which will be the group of players that travel to Toronto with the team on Sunday for the final week of training camp.

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A Look At Fourth-Lines In The Metropolitan Division

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Across the Metropolitan Division, teams like the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins made moves last offseason to revamp their fourth-lines while the New York Islanders arguably already had the best fourth-line in the NHL. Fourth-lines are … 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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Todd Reirden Confirms Michal Kempny Will Be Scratched, Jonas Siegenthaler Will Draw In: Flyers at Capitals Pregame Notebook

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden confirmed that defenseman Michal Kempny will be scratched in favor of Jonas Siegenthaler when the team hosts the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night (7 PM ET, NBCSN). This will be the first time since … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Appears To Be Scratched vs. Flyers; Braden Holtby To Start For Capitals: Tuesday’s Practice Notebook

Defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler will draw back into the lineup when the Washington Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night (7 PM ET, NBCSN) in favor of defenseman Michal Kempny after head coach Todd Reirden had a discussion with Kempny … Continue reading

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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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Ilya Kovalchuk Starts On Third-Line; Richard Panik Demoted; Braden Holtby Starts: Jets at Capitals Pregame Notebook

Photo: @Capitals Forward Ilya Kovalchuck, who was acquired in a trade that sent a 2020 third-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night, will make his Washington Capitals‘ debut against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday (7 PM ET, NBC … Continue reading

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