Category Archives: Players

The Capitals Depth Is Shining: The 4th Line Is Getting It Done on the Ice

The Washington Capitals are getting some much-needed goal support from the 4th line. Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking at the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 5 of 5

Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports NoVa Caps is currently presenting a multi-part review of the Capitals’ search for a starting goaltender to replace longtime netminder Olaf Kolzig after his departure in 2008, and how it led to the rise … Continue reading

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Capitals Alex Ovechkin Records 21st Career Hat Trick Against the Detroit Red Wings

Photo: NHL via Getty Images While T.J. Oshie’s return and goal in the Capitals’ 6-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings may garner a lot of the attention on Tuesday night, captain Alex Ovechkin extended his point streak and then … Continue reading

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Travis Boyd Is Bringing Offensive Flair And Adding To the Capitals’ Depth

It took awhile but it looks like Travis Boyd has finally cemented himself on the Capitals roster. Going from a sixth-round pick, to two promising American Hockey League seasons, to now finding himself on a steady scoring pace for the … Continue reading

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What the Vegas Expansion Draft Tells Us About What to Expect in the Seattle Expansion Draft in 2021

Photo: The Athletic After watching the Vegas Golden Knights‘ improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final a season ago, teams are rethinking their expansion draft strategies as they prepare for Seattle’s entry into the league in 2021. Anxious to avoid … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Biggest Surprises Among 5-on-5 Point Producers This Season

Photo: Flipboard Through almost 30 games of the season, there are plenty of surprising 5-on-5 point producers on the Washington Capitals, some good and some bad. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a look at some of those surprises on … Continue reading

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Travis Boyd Scores First NHL Goal in Capitals’ Shutout of Blue Jackets

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images While Braden Holtby may get most of the attention in the Caps’ 4-0 whitewashing of the Columbus Blue Jackets, it was Travis Boyd’s first NHL goal that was one of the keys to an all-around perfect game … Continue reading

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Report: Sergei Shumakov Refused to Practice, Told Capitals He Was Leaving Prior to Placement on Waivers

Photo: Tori Hartman [Updated: 12/09/2018, 2:15 AM] Yesterday (Friday), it was reported that the Capitals had placed offseason signing Sergei Shumakov on unconditional waivers, with the intention to terminate his contract. Given his struggle to adapt to the North American … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the NHL and its Fans Regarding the “Wilson Effect”

Photo: Sportsnet Capitals right wing Tom Wilson has endured his fair share of drama over the course of the 2018-19 season, from an initial 20-game suspension that ended up being reduced, to being ejected from a game for an innocent … Continue reading

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“My Brother Has a Stanley Cup”: Tom Wilson’s Brother Has a Message For All of His Brother’s Haters

Over the course of his career in the National Hockey League, and particularly this season, Capitals right win Tom Wilson has garnered a fair amount of scrutiny and dislike from other fan bases for his playing style. After being blindsided … Continue reading

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