Category Archives: Offense

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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Nicklas Backstrom Having Another Productive Season For the Capitals, and Under the Radar of the Rest of the League

Photo: NHL If there’s one thing that the Capitals and their fans have come to appreciate over the last 12 seasons, it’s the consistency and production that star center Nicklas Backstrom has shown and given since entering the NHL in … Continue reading

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With the 2018-19 Regular Season Inching Closer to an End, the Washington Capitals Are Showing a Well-Balanced Offensive Attack

The Washington Capitals are pushing hard for the postseason with a well-balanced offensive attack. Continue reading

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With A Career Season in the AHL, What Does the Future Hold For Riley Barber?

Photo: Tori Hartman While the beginning of the season did not start well for the Hershey Bears, the Capitals’ American Hockey League affiliate, the latter part of 2018-19 has been a positive one for the Chocolate and White. In addition … Continue reading

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What A Rush! Capitals’ Line Rush of the Game: A Pair for “Conno”!

Photo: Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images With five goals in the Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night, there were plenty of plays and sequences to choose from for the Capitals’ Line Rush of the Night. However, … Continue reading

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What A Rush! The Capitals’ Line Rush of the Game: “Hags” Away!

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images There were quite a few different rushes in the Capitals’ 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night that deserved a look at the Rush of the Night, but in the end it came … Continue reading

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