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Vitek Vanecek (Quietly) Turns In A Gem On Opening Night

Photo: Patrick Smith/NHL via Getty Images It’s difficult to find many flaws in the Capitals 5-1 steamrolling of the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Franchise captain Alex Ovechkin notched two more tallies to move past Marcel Dionne for fifth place … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics Review: Caps Dominate Rangers In Season Opener

Photo: Patrick Smith/NHL via Getty Images The Capitals opened up the 2021-22 regular season in style, dominating the Rangers, 5-1.  Alex Ovechkin potted two goals, his second technically being a short handed goal, and recorded four points on the night. … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Twice, Passes Marcel Dionne; Hendrix Lapierre Scores First Career NHL Goal As Capitals Trounce Rangers 5-1

Photo: Patrick Smith/NHL via Getty Images The Washington Capitals downed the New York Rangers, 5-1, Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. The Capitals improve to 24-21-1-1 all-time in season openers and 6-0-2 over the last eight seasons.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goals No. 731 and 732, Ties and Passes Marcel Dionne For Fifth Place On All-Time List

Photo: John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 731st and 732nd career goals against the New York Rangers in the team’s Opening Night contest, a night that also featured rookie Hendrix Lapierre scoring his first … Continue reading

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Game 1, Goal #1: Hendrix Lapierre Scores First NHL Goal In NHL Debut

Photo: Patrick Smith/NHL via Getty Images When the Washington Capitals drafted forward Hendrix Lapierre in the first-round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, there were probably not many who thought the 22nd overall pick would make his NHL debut just … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson On Rangers’ Offseason: “The Whole Summer Appeared To Be One Thing After Another. I Don’t Know What The Real Goal Behind It All.”

Prior to the Washington Capitals’ home opener against the New York Rangers on Wednesday (7:30 PM ET, TNT), right-wing Tom Wilson said in his morning presser that “They got a lot of new faces that will try to make an … Continue reading

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ALL CAPS SMASH: New Caps Collaboration Booze Available At Capital One Arena Tonight

The Capitals are partnering with Devils Backbone Brewing Company once again to make a branded cocktail (ALL CAPS Smash). The canned drink debuts tonight at Capital One Arena. The Capitals and Devils Backbone previously worked together on an IPA in … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal For Capitals In Season Opener

Washington Capitals bench boss Peter Laviolette announced following the team’s morning skate on Wednesday that Vitek Vanecek will get the start in goal against the Rangers in the team’s season opener Wednesday night.

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Alex Ovechkin Participates In Capitals Gameday Morning Skate

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin participated in the team’s gameday morning skate Wednesday morning. Ovechkin has been dealing with a lower body injury he suffered in the Capitals last preseason game. 

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Beck Malenstyn’s “Hard Road” Back Ends With Opening Night Roster Spot

Screen cap: @Capitals Beck Malenstyn’s development trajectory had been tracking fairly well in previous seasons. By the 2019-20 season, his solid work in Hershey led to three games with the Capitals. All signs were pointing to the 2020-21 season as … Continue reading

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