Category Archives: NHL

Game Preview: Capitals @ Blues

After suffering their first loss after a nine-game winning streak in a controversial game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Capitals head to St. Louis to face the Blues in the first game of the team’s annual fathers’ trip, and for the … Continue reading

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Examining the Calls and Non-Calls from the Wild 8-7 Penguins Win Over the Capitals

The officiating was questionable in the Penguins Capitals game on Monday night. Let’s take a look closely at some of the missed calls. Continue reading

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Capitals and Penguins Both Missing Key Defensemen in Tonight’s Matchup

Geoff Burke/USA Today Despite pounding the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday afternoon, it wasn’t all celebration for the Capitals. Defenseman John Carlson missed the final two periods with an injury, and despite being a possibility for tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

Alex Brandon/Associated Press After a week full of accomplishments for multiple members of the Capitals, center Nicklas Backstrom has added another one to the list, as he was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week.

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Scenes from Capitals Morning Skate at Kettler (Photos)

The Capitals returned to practice on Saturday with an optional skate. NoVa Caps photographer Joseph Noyes was on hand to capture a few of the images as the team finalized preparations for their tilt with the Flyers on Sunday. 

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What’s the Fouss? What is With the Lack of Trade Activity Around the NHL?

Why do blockbuster trades not happen often in the NHL? Why are so many NHL GMs hesitant to make blockbuster deals? Continue reading

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Karl Alzner Playing in His 500th Consecutive Game

Already the Capitals’ “Iron Man” for playing the most consecutive games in franchise history, shutdown defenseman Karl Alzner will be playing in his 500th consecutive game in a Capitals sweater tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Video: NoVa Caps’ Tribute to Alex Ovechkin

Rob Carr/Getty Images Just 35 seconds into his 880th NHL game, Alex Ovechkin scored his 20th goal of the 2016-17 season to notch his 1,000th career point. In this piece, NoVa Caps pays tribute to The Great Eight.

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The Big 1K: Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Points

Since the moment he entered the NHL, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has proven he’s a special player. Building a career on scoring goals and piling up points, fans have seen him put his name in the record books. After earning … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Maurice Richard on All-Time Goals List

Joshua Dahl/Las Vegas Review-Journal Since entering the NHL in 2005-06,  Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the league’s leading goal-scorer six times, including his fourth consecutive win last season. Tonight, he tied the trophy’s … Continue reading

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