Category Archives: Offense

Why Re-Signing Brett Connolly Might Not Be The Best Option For Capitals

Photo: NBC Sports Washington Entering the 2019 offseason, the Washington Capitals‘ biggest unrestricted free agent is forward Brett Connolly, who set career-highs in goals (22), assists (24), and points (46) this past season. While re-signing Connolly before he can hit … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom On Former Teammate Marcus Johansson: “I Feel Like Maybe If Anyone Deserves To Win It This Year, It’s Him In Boston.’’

Photo: Zimbio According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the Washington Capitals are interested in a reunion with forward Marcus Johansson, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Johansson is in the final year of a three-year … Continue reading

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Rising Up: A Look At Jakub Vrana’s Rapid Growth As A Player and Cornerstone for the Capitals

Photo: USA Today When the Capitals drafted forward Jakub Vrana with the 13th overall selection in the first-round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, they did so with the vision he would one day become a valuable contributor and key … Continue reading

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Cash & Connolly: With Some Tough Decisions Ahead, Brett Connolly Could Cost Too Much For the Capitals

In three seasons with the Capitals, right wing Brett Connolly has evolved from a taken flier, one-year deal player to a consistent, offensively-gifted forward, slowly but surely doing his part to live up to his draft pedigree (sixth overall in … Continue reading

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Reinvented and Effective: Tom Wilson’s Transformation As A Player A Highlight of the 2018-19 Season

Photo: Adam Hunger/Associated Press While the Capitals’ season ended in less than spectacular fashion, it was not without bright spots. One such highlight was the career season put on by right wing Tom Wilson, who bounced back from an early-season … Continue reading

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Nic Dowd Scores First Career Playoff Goal on Penalty Shot in Game 5

Prior to the season, Capitals’ center Nic Dowd was an unknown to the Caps, in terms of his playing ability and how effective he could replace longtime fourth-line center Jay Beagle, who departed the team in free agency. However, through … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Moves Up All-Time Playoff Scoring List With Game 4 Goal, Tied with Evgeni Malkin for 26th All-Time

Photo: Grant Halverson/Getty Images While the Capitals’ 2-1, series-evening loss to the Carolina Hurricanes put a dent in the mood of the team, and fans, the Caps’ lone goal came on the power play from Alex Ovechkin, who was serenaded … Continue reading

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Batya to the Rescue! Playoff Heroics Nothing New to Brooks Orpik

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images When one thinks of potential playoff heroes for the Capitals, defenseman Brooks Orpik’s name most likely isn’t one of them. The 38-year old blueliner is known for his physical, stay-at-home defensive play that has earned … Continue reading

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HBK Line, Capitals’ Edition? Carl Hagelin’s Addition to the Caps Could Make a Difference Come the Start of the Playoffs

Photo: Getty Images What might have gone down as a minor depth trade for the Washington Capitals right before the 2019 Trade Deadline could end up paying huge dividends. Forward Carl Hagelin was flailing with the Los Angeles Kings after … Continue reading

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Capitals Alex Ovechkin Scores 50th Goal of Season; Moves Up NHL Record Books…Again

Photo: NHL via Getty Images After what seemed like an eternity, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin notched his 50th goal of the 2018-19 season at the 14:35 mark of the third period of play against the Tampa Bay Lightning, adding another … Continue reading

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