Category Archives: Lineups

Capitals at Lightning Pregame Notebook: Ilya Samsonov Starts In Fathers’ Trip Opener

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who is 7-2-1 with a .917 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average in 10 games this season, will get the nod for the Washington Capitals on Saturday night as they open their annual fathers and mentor’s … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Capitals Practice Notebook: Nicklas Backstrom To Return vs. Blue Jackets On Monday

Center Nicklas Backstrom will return to the lineup on Monday when the Washington Capitals host the Columbus Blue Jackets and skate on the top-line after missing the past eight games due to an upper-body injury. He also took his spot … Continue reading

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Lightning at Capitals Pregame Notebook: Nicklas Backstrom Not Ready To Return

Center Nicklas Backstrom skated in a no-contact jersey once again on Thursday, which means that he will not be ready to return when the Washington Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday evening.

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Panthers at Capitals Pregame Notebook: Nicklas Backstrom Skates In No-Contact Jersey

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who was ruled out for their game against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night, skated in a no-contact jersey with his teammates in the team’s morning skate prior to the game. The 32-year old will … Continue reading

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Monday’s Capitals Practice Notebook: Nic Dowd Appears Ready To Return, Carl Hagelin Sheds No-Contact Jersey

Center Nic Dowd, who has missed the past five games due to a hand injury, skated on the Washington Capitals‘ fourth-line during practice on Monday and appears ready to return when the team hosts the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night … Continue reading

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An Early Look At The Capitals’ Free Agency Options In 2020

Photo: NHL.com With Washington CapitalsĀ goaltender Braden Holtby and center Nicklas BackstromĀ set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, the team could have quite a bit of salary cap space to play with next summer. Reports earlier this week indicated … Continue reading

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Friday’s Capitals Practice Notebook: Nicklas Backstrom Doesn’t Participate, Carl Hagelin Skates In No-Contact Jersey

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom missed the team’s practice on Friday after he did not play in the team’s 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday due to a lower-body injury. Head coach Todd Reirden told the media … Continue reading

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Flames’ Milan Lucic Suspended Two Games For Sucker-punching Blue Jackets’ Kole Sherwood, Out Sunday Night at Capitals

Photo: NBC Sports Boston Just prior to their game at the Washington Capitals on Sunday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally or NHL Network nationally), Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic was suspended two games by the NHL’s Department … Continue reading

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Flames at Capitals Pregame Notebook: Ilya Samsonov Between The Pipes

Photo: NHL.com Goaltender Ilya Samsonov will get the start in goal when the Washington Capitals host the Calgary Flames at Capital One Arena on Sunday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally and NHL Network nationally) for his second … Continue reading

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Capitals Come Back From Down 5-1 To Conquer Canucks, 6-5 (SO); Evgeny Kuznetsov And Michal Kempny Each Strike Twice

Photo: Derek Cain/Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 6-5 in a shootout at Rogers Arena on Friday night to improve to 3-0-1 on their season-long five-game road trip. The win built the Capitals’ … Continue reading

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