Category Archives: Players

Capitals’ Jakub Vrana Scores 11th Goal of the Season; Ends 13-Game Scoring Drought

Photo: Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images After serving as a healthy scratch for games on April 2 and 4 and returning to the lineup on April 6, Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana scored his 11th goal of the season, ending … Continue reading

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Make It Three! Justin Schultz Records First Three-Point Game In Three Years, Records Goal And Two Assists Against the Buffalo Sabres

Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images Since being signed to a two-year, $8 million contract in free agency during the 2020 offseason, Washington Capitals defenseman Justin Schultz has been a welcome addition to the team’s blueline, adding an offensive boost to … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 727; Five Goals Shy Of Passing Marcel Dionne For The Fifth-Most All-Time

Photo: Kevin Hoffman/Getty Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin continues to climb the NHL’s All-Time Goals List. On Friday, the 35-year-old scored his 21st goal of the season against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. The goal marked his 727th career … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Defenseman Taylor Chorney Retires From Professional Hockey After Thirteen Seasons

Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images After thirteen seasons playing professional hockey, which include eight in the NHL, former Washington Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney has hung up his skates. The 33-year-old announced his retirement on Thursday.

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Great Eight Magic: Alex Ovechkin Scores 20th Goal of the Season, Passes Brett Hull For Second-Most Power Play Goals In NHL History

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Already having himself one heck of 2020-21 season after missing a handful of games due to being placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list, Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin has been on a tear as of … Continue reading

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“He Definitely Gave Us An Opportunity”: Vitek Vanecek Earns Praise From Teammates, Head Coach Peter Laviolette After Strong Performance in 1-0 Loss to Islanders

Al Bello/NHLI via Getty Images If one looked at Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek’s statistics from the team’s Tuesday night game against the New York Islanders, it would seem at first glance that the visiting Caps came away from Long … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Jakub Vrana on Returning to the Lineup After Being Scratched Twice: “The Only Thing I Can Control Is Go Out There And Work My Ass Off”

On Tuesday, Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana spoke to the media following today’s morning skate at Nassau Coliseum prior to tonight’s tilt against the New York Islanders (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). He discussed returning to the lineup after … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Second Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images In a “typical” season, NoVaa Caps has traditionally reviewed the Washington Capitals’ performance after each quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season instead of the normal 82-game season, we will change our … Continue reading

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Hands of Magic: T.J. Oshie Scores A Beauty of a Goal on A Wicked Backhand

Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie has always been able to impress with the dexterity of his hand-eye coordination and his stick-work. On Easter Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, Oshie scored his 11th goal … Continue reading

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Short Season Surprise: Daniel Sprong Having An Impressive Season For the Capitals in 2020-21

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Before the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 NHL season began, when one envisioned a full, healthy lineup for the Washington Capitals, it’s likely that 2019-20 trade acquisition Daniel Sprong wasn’t among the names that would be seeing a … Continue reading

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