Bears Blast Belleville 5-1; Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Beck Malenstyn Score Again

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The Hershey Bears thumped the Belleville Senators 5-1 Friday night at the CAA Arena in Belleville, Ontario. The win improves the Bears record to 3-2-1-0 (7 points) on the season. The Bears wrap-up the Canadian portion of their current road trip on Saturday when they visit the Laval Rocket. Puck drop is 7:00 PM. Continue reading

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Natitude At Capital One: Nationals’ Max Scherzer Takes Part in Ceremonial “Puck” Drop, Adam Eaton Reads Starting Lineup Before Capitals’ Game Against Rangers

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While the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are a long way off, Major League Baseball’s postseason is nearing the start of the World Series. While the American League team had yet to be determined heading into Friday night, the National League championship belongs to the Washington Nationals, whose success has been strongly supported by the Capitals. Prior to tonight’s game against the New York Rangers, Nats starting pitcher Max Scherzer and outfielder Adam Eaton took part in pregame festivities at Capital One Arena. Continue reading

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NHL Power Rankings: The Sabres and Oilers Surprise; The Wild are Plummeting

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The 2019-20 regular season is off to a roaring start.  Teams are beginning to get close to the 10-game mark, and the first month of NHL action is almost in the books. Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Rangers Pregame Notebook: Richard Panik Out Week-To-Week; Fehervary And Boyd Recalled; Holtby To Start Versus Rangers

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media on Friday that forward Richard Panik is week-to-week with an upper-body injury but will not need surgery after the team placed him on long-term injured reserve earlier in the morning. He collided with defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler, who will be a game-time decision when the Capitals host the New York Rangers on Friday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington), at the end of the second period on Wednesday when the Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 4-3 at Capital One Arena. Continue reading

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Michal Kempny To Return To Capitals’ Lineup Against Rangers On Friday, Will Start On The Third Defense Pair

Defenseman Michal Kempny, who has not played since March 20 and underwent hamstring surgery on April 2, will likely be back in the lineup when the Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers on Friday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally or NHL Network nationally). But he will start out on the third defense pairing alongside Radko Gudas. Continue reading

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Capitals Place Richard Panik On Long-Term Injured Reserve, Announce Jonas Seigenthaler Will Be Game-Time Decision Against Rangers On Friday

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The Washington Capitals announced on Friday that they have placed forward Richard Panik (upper-body) on long-term injured reserve and defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler will skate prior to their game against the New York Rangers and will be a game-time decision. Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Travis Boyd and Martin Fehervary from Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Travis Boyd and defenseman Martin Fehervary from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Continue reading

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New York at Washington Preview: Capitals Wrap Up Homestand Against Rangers On Friday

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The Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers for the first meeting of the season between the two teams. The Capitals swept the season set with the Rangers a season ago, including a 6-5 overtime victory at home on February 24, and have gone 9-0-1 in their last 10 games against them since losing three consecutive games in regulation to the Blueshirts from 2016-2017. Action from Capital One Arena can be seen on NBC Sports Washington locally or NHL Network for those outside the DMV beginning at 7 PM ET. Continue reading

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Deserving A Shot In The Top Four? An Initial Comparison Of Radko Gudas vs. Nick Jensen

Coming into the 2019-20 regular season, Nick Jensen was the presumptive choice for a role in the top four defensive group, paired with Dmitry Orlov. Now with eight games of the season (10%) in the books, we’ve already seen significant shuffling of the defensive pairings, partly due to performance, partly due to the various injuries and roster moves required to address salary cap constraints. In this piece, we’ll take a look at the play of Nick Jensen and Radko Gudas, and who we can expect to take the reins on the second pairing with Dmitry Orlov.  Continue reading

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Max Scherzer To Drop Ceremonial Puck at Friday’s Caps-Rangers Game

The Washington Capitals announced Thursday afternoon that Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer will take part in the ceremonial puck drop before Friday night’s game between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals. Continue reading

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