Category Archives: Players

Can Alzner-Carlson Compete With Other Contenders’ Top Defensive Pairings?

The Washington Capitals arguably have the best defensive corps in the National Hockey League. Just looking at the Capitals’ lineup, it’s says something when Brooks Orpik and trade deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk are the third-pairing for Washington. Look around the league, and … Continue reading

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Offensive Onslaught Led by This Week’s 3-Stars in Hershey

In some respects, this list is pretty easy to compile, but the Bears have definitely been making a case for multiple players to earn NoVa Caps’ Stars of the Week honors of late, and that superb play has been paying … Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie Achieves Milestone of His Own

Photo: @Capitals Last night, Braden Holtby achieved the milestone of playing in his 300th game, but another Caps player not only achieved a personal career-high, but also did something no Capital other than Alex Ovechkin has done in recent time. 

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What’s the Fouss? Sidney Crosby Spears Ryan O’Reilly Beneath the Belt For Unknown Reasons

Sidney Crosby speared Ryan O’Reilly below the belt. Where is the punishment? Continue reading

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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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Holtby Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane Before Game #300

Sitting in front of his locker in Kettler on the verge of his 300th game, which just happened to be the Election Night Bobblehead giveaway, Braden Holtby took a trip down memory road to his days with the Hershey Bears … Continue reading

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Capitals Re-assign Siegenthaler to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler from the Zurich Lions of the National League A (Swiss) to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. 

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Paul Carey Named CCM/AHL Player of the Week with 8 Point Performance

It had to be a no-brainer. Paul Carey racked up 6 goals and 2 assists in three games including Hershey’s first 4-goal game in 10 years Saturday. And he probably beat out his own teammate, Christian Djoos, for CCM/AHL Player of the Week honors. 

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Nicklas Backstrom Continues Chase For Scoring and Assists Titles

Nicklas Backstrom notched his 10th career four assist game in his 10 year NHL career Saturday night versus the Lightning. Backstrom has once again quietly caught fire, and is a serious contender for the Art Ross Trophy. 

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Capitals Prospect Connor Hobbs Sets Franchise Scoring Record

The Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL) closed out their 2016-17 regular season with a 6-0 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday night. The final game also marked the end of a breakout season for Capitals prospect … Continue reading

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