Category Archives: Offense

Elite and Leading By Example: Evgeny Kuznetsov Has Emerged As One of the NHL’s Best Players and One of the Capitals’ Most Valuable Leaders

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Since he joined the Capitals at the tail-end of the 2013-14 season, center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s game as a player has evolved by leaps and bounds. At one time considered the best player not playing in the National … Continue reading

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Is The Powerplay The Key To The Capitals Success?

Photo: NHL via Getty Images It is no secret that the Washington Capitals have been known to execute on power plays over the past few seasons. To be exact, since the 2014-15 season, the Capitals haven’t been out of the … Continue reading

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To Start The Season, The Capitals’ Offense Is Firing On All Cylinders

Photo: NHL.com One of the major questions heading into the season for the Washington Capitals was whether or not the star players, such as forwards Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, would be able to get to the level they were … Continue reading

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Oshie on the Offensive: T.J. Oshie’s Hot Start to 2018-19 A Promising Sign For a Bounceback Season

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images While the 2017-18 season was certainly one to remember for the Capitals as a team, on an individual level, it was unquestionably a struggle for right wing T.J. Oshie, who entered the season fresh off a … Continue reading

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Brooks Orpik Scores His First Goal in 182 Regular Season Games

Photo: USAToday Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has never been known for his offensive abilities in his career (as evidenced by his 17 career goals in nearly 1,000 games. However, during the Capitals’ Thursday night matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Orpik … Continue reading

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Gersich and Jonsson-Fjallby Score in Hershey Debuts

Photo: Tori Hartman After getting cut in the Washington Capitals‘ training camp, forwards Shane Gersich and Axel Jonnson Fjallby scored in their American Hockey League debuts in the Hershey Bears‘ 6-2 loss to the Wilkes-Barry/Scranton Penguins in the team’s preseason … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Gambles on Reclamation Projects Bodes Well for Sergei Shumakov

Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS via Getty Images Over the past few summers, acquisitions such as Justin Williams, T.J. Oshie, and Lars Eller (to name a few) have been the talk of the town when training camp rolled around for the Capitals, bringing … Continue reading

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Full Season Ahead: Staying Healthy Will Be Important For T.J. Oshie This Season

Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA Today Sports There is no denying that since being acquired from the St. Louis Blues over three years ago, right wing T.J. Oshie has been one of the Capitals’ most valuable and productive players. Slotting in the … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Wants To Stay Out Of the Penalty Box More, But That Doesn’t Mean He Won’t Still Be Physical Presence For Capitals

Photo: The Mercury News Washington Capitals‘ forward Tom Wilson is coming off his best season in the NHL when he recorded 14 goals, 35 points, and a +10 ratings, all career-highs while mostly playing on the top line with captain Alex … Continue reading

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Freight Train Expectations: With A Full Season As A First-Line Player Under His Belt, Tom Wilson Looks Set for Success

While it may seem hard to believe, the 2018-19 NHL season will begin in just several more weeks. With training camp set to begin sometime in September, players will begin making their way back to their teams’ respective cities to … Continue reading

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