Category Archives: Players

Thank You DSP! A Reflective Thanks to Devante Smith-Pelly

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images After a confusing start to the Capitals’ morning practice, it is now apparent that right wing Devante Smith-Pelly’s time as a member of the Capitals is most likely coming to an end, after the team announced … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals “Close” To Acquiring Carl Hagelin From Kings

Photo: @LAKingsInsider The Washington Capitals are “close” to acquiring forward Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman.

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Peter Bondra

Photo: Washington Capitals Prior to the arrival and subsequent dominance of Capitals captain and franchise goals and points leader Alex Ovechkin in 2005, the title of franchise great was often given to forward Peter Bondra. In this latest Capitals Alumni … Continue reading

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Puck-Watching and Bad Line Changes Have Contributed to the Capitals Inconsistencies on the Ice

The Washington Capitals are losing games because of their own miscues. Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Goal for His 10th 40-goal Season; Joins Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Marcel Dionne As the Only Players Ever to Do So

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images In the Capitals’ Sunday night game against the Anaheim Ducks, captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 40th goal of the season, his 10th 40-goal season of his career.

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After A Midseason Slump, Evgeny Kuznetsov Seems To Be Returning To Playoff Form

Photo: Washington Post After scoring 21 points in 18 his first games, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov suffered an upper-body injury which cost him six games in mid-to-late November. Once he returned, he went on an eight-game assist/point-streak, where he … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson’s Goal Against Sharks A Career-high and A Sign of His Evolved Playing Style

While T.J. Oshie’s 500th point and two-goal outburst in the Capitals’ 5-1 Valentine’s Day thrashing of the San Jose Sharks occupied most of the headlines from the game, right wing Tom Wilson’s empty-net goal at the end of the game … Continue reading

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A Look Inside The Capitals’ Penalty Problem: Are They Really Getting Sent To The Box More This Year?

Photo: AP After getting penalized a grand total of 549 minutes last season (the ninth most in the NHL), the Washington Capitals are already at 536 this season (fourth most). As a result, head coach Todd Reirden has started benching players … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning – February 14, 2009

Photo: NHL Nearly 10 years ago the Capitals played a memorable game on Valentine’s Day on a road trip to that included stops in New York and Florida, where this game was played. The game against the Tampa Bay Lightning … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Dennis Maruk

All Capitals fans are aware that Alex Ovechkin holds nearly every goal scoring record for the team, including goals for a single season and goals for a career.  But years ago, there was another prolific goal-scorer who plied his trade … Continue reading

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