Category Archives: NHL

Nicklas Backstrom Could be the Capitals’ X-factor in the Playoffs

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has always been one of the NHL’s best players, and has yet again, gone inexcusably unnoticed by the NHL media and fan bases outside the Nation’s Capital. The highly-productive Swede is having one of his best … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Division Rivals and their Upcoming Schedules

Nick Wass/Associated Press The Washington Capitals have had a relatively easy time this season when it comes to holding on to their spot at the top of the Metropolitan Division, being one of the NHL’s best teams throughout the 2016-17 … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Flames @ Capitals

Can the Washington Capitals cool the surging Calgary Flames on Braden Holtby bobblehead night? Continue reading

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These Jackets are Tailor-Made for a Long Playoff Run: A Look At the Columbus Blue Jackets

Nick Wass/Associated Press To hell with the bye week blues. If NHL teams are supposed to incur a post bye week letdown, someone forgot to tell the Columbus Blue Jackets. This is the fourth article on potential postseason opponents of the … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky’s First Game Back was One to Remember

After his long-awaited return to the lineup on Saturday night in a victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky stat-line looked as though he hadn’t missed a beat, making it easy to see why he’s such an … Continue reading

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Capitals Defeat Lightning 5-3; Oshie Tricks the Bolts

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Capitals visited the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.  The Capitals will now have a 3-game homestand that will begin on Tuesday night when they face the Calgary Flames.  Tuesday’s game will be Braden … Continue reading

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No Matter How Burdensome His Contract is, Brooks Orpik is an Asset on the Blueline

Nick Wass/Associated Press  When the Capitals signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a five-year, $27.5 million contract in the summer of 2014, the deal was met with a mixture of reactions. Now in his third season in a Caps sweater, Orpik … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Predators @ Capitals

Can the Washington Capitals continue to rebound as they face off against the Nashville Predators? Continue reading

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What’s the Fouss? The Malkin Hit Versus the Shattenkirk Hit: What’s the Difference?

How does one of these illegal checks receive a suspension, and the other illegal check does not? Continue reading

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Is The Capitals Top Line Good Enough? Comparing Contenders Top Lines

Hockey is a team sport. When teams have a lot of success in both the regular season and in the playoffs, they need a lot of depth – A team where you have contributions up and down the lineup. From … Continue reading

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