Hershey Bears’ Player Report Cards: At the Quarter Pole

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The Hershey Bears came out of the gate slowly in the 2017-18 season, winning just one of their first seven games. The slow start was not totally shocking considering the Bears had several new faces, a young defense and most importantly, their top two goalies both out with injuries.  Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Practice Before Mid-Week Matchup (Photos)

HERSHEY, PA — After a day off on Monday, the Hershey Bears returned to the ice for practice before their Wednesday matchup against the Springfield Thunderbirds. It was drills as usual for the Bears, but most importantly, it was pink helmet shootout day!  Continue reading

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News and Notes from Tuesday’s Capitals Practice: After Struggles Continue, Any Line Changes?

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After a brilliant performance on Saturday night, the Capitals hoped to continue their home ice November dominance last night. After Lars Eller scored the game’s first goal just 1:02 in, it looked like the Caps picked up where they left off. Since that opening goal however, the Calgary Flames scored four unanswered goals and Washington couldn’t come back as they fell 4-1. On Tuesday morning, the Capitals returned to practice trying to figure out how they can correct their mistakes in time for Wednesday’s Thanksgiving Eve showdown with the Senators.  Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Consistent Inconsistencies


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To say the Capitals have had consistency issues would be an understatement. After playing a great game and winning against the Pittsburgh Penguins just ten days ago, Washington played three fairly uninspired games, and winning just one of them.  Continue reading

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Flames Torch Capitals 4-1

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Monday night at Capital One Arena. After the Caps notched the game’s first tally just 62 seconds into the contest, Calgary scored four unanswered goals to salt this one away. The loss dropped the Capitals record to 11-10-1. The Capitals return to action Wednesday night when they host the Ottawa Senators at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is 7:00 PM.  Continue reading

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NoVa Caps Team Power Rankings – 11/20/17

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The weekly NoVa Caps team power rankings continue this week as we approach Thanksgiving.  As Thanksgiving approaches, the Tampa Bay Lightning are leading the pack as they have won 15 out of their first 20 games.  Even though Tampa has been at the top for a while, the rankings continue to change every week.  Who is in the top 10 this week? Continue reading

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Capitals Lines for Monday’s Morning Skate to Prep for Flames

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The Capitals look to continue their home dominance tonight as they host Jaromir Jagr, Troy Brouwer, and the Calgary Flames. The team held a morning skate on Monday to prepare for tonight’s game. Here are what the lines look like.  Continue reading

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Capitals Look to Continue Home Dominance against Flames

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The Washington Capitals play the second game of a four-game homestand against the Calgary Flames on Monday night. This will mark the final time these two teams meet this season as Calgary took a 2-1 decision at the Scotia Bank Saddledome on October 29. Continue reading

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Ben Raby Autographing Event: “100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”

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On Sunday, sports journalist Ben Raby appeared at Just One More Page, a bookstore located in Falls Church, Virginia, to sign copies of his new book “100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die”.  Continue reading

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Washington Capitals – First Quarter Review – 2017-2018


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With the Washington Capitals having played 21 games during the 2017-2018 season, it is time to do a quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the first quarter of the Capitals’ season. Continue reading

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