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Johnny B. Goode: John Carlson Becomes Fourth Defenseman in Capitals History to Record Six 10-Goal Seasons

Photo: Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson continued productivity on Friday night in the 2-1 overtime victory over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. The 31-year-old notched his tenth goal of the season in which he … Continue reading

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John Carlson Ties And Passes Mike Green and Calle Johansson For Third All-Time In Goals Among Capitals Defenseman

Getty Images Already the franchise leader in Points and Assists among defenseman, John Carlson scored his eighth and ninth goals of the 2020-21 season in the Washington Capitals’ April 1 tilt against the New York Islanders, moving closer to taking … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Exits Game Against New York Islanders After Collision With T.J. Oshie, (UPDATE: Returns With Three Minutes Left In Period)

Having played strongly since returning from the COVID-19 protocol list, Washington Capitals second-year goaltender Ilya Samsonov looked to continue his strong play against the New York Islanders on April 1. That start, however, was cut short, after Samsonov left the … Continue reading

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The First Dance: A Look At Aliaksei Protas’ First AHL Game

Photos: Lehigh Valley Phantoms The Washington Capitals drafted Center Aliaksei Protas with the 91st overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The 20-year old Center was loaned to the Kontinental Hockey League’s Dinamo Minsk earlier in the 2020-21 season … Continue reading

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Getting It Done: Nic Dowd Scores Against New York Rangers, Continues Strong Season

Washington Capitals Center Nic Dowd has been one of the Capitals’ most important players, centering a fourth-line that has been effective from the start of the season, while also blossoming in the faceoff dot under new Player Development Coach Michael … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Re-Sign Goaltender Zachary Fucale To Two-Year Contract

NHLI via Getty Images Just a week after re-signing defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year contract extension on, the Washington Capitals have re-upped Hershey Bears farmhand goaltender Zachary Fucale to a two-year, two-way contract.

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Second Period Fire: Wilson, Ovechkin Give Capitals 3-0 Lead Over Rangers

After a scoreless first frame, the Washington Capitals brought the fire in the second period of Sunday’s matinee game against the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena. Forward Tom Wilson would open today’s scoring, followed by captain Alex Ovechkin … Continue reading

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Passing Mr. Hockey: Alex Ovechkin Passes Gordie Howe On Multi-Goal Games List

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just two periods after tying Brendan Shanahan in Even-Strength Points, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin not only surpassed that mark, but in scoring his second goal of the Caps’ game against the New Jersey Devils, … Continue reading

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Climbing On Up: Alex Ovechkin Ties Brendan Shanahan in Even-Strength Points By A Left Wing

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just one night ago, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin surpassed NHL great Mark Messier in even-strength goals with his 15th goal of the 2020-21 season. In the first period of the Capitals’ second meeting with … Continue reading

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Comin’ In Hot Against the Devils: Alex Ovechkin Scores Seventh Goal In Seven Games, Moves Past Mark Messier In Even-Strength Goals

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been on goal-scoring tear in his team’s last handful of games, something that fans and his teammates are no strangers to. On Thursday night, the former first overall pick continued that … Continue reading

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