Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores Hat Trick In Victory Over The Islanders, Passes Mario Lemieux & Ties Steve Yzerman For 9th Place On The NHL All-Time Goals List

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Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin had another milestone-making game in Saturday’s 6-4 win over the New York Islanders. He is now in the Top 10, officially passing Mario Lemieux and tying Steve Yzerman for ninth place on the NHL All-Time Goals List. Continue reading

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Capitals Stun Islanders, 6-4, With Five-Goal Third Period; Alex Ovechkin Scores Eighth In Three Games

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Despite trailing 4-1 in the third period, the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Islanders by a score of 6-4 at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. The victory extended the Capitals’ lead for first in the Metropolitan Division by six points, though the Pittsburgh Penguins have a game in hand on them, and in the Eastern Conference by three points with each the Capitals and the Boston Bruins having 49 games under their belts now. Goaltender Braden Holtby made 18 saves in his first start this week while goaltender Ilya Samsonov made seven in relief in the third period. Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Mario Lemieux For Career Goals

Alex Ovechkin scored his 690th NHL career goal against the New York Islanders Saturday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum.  The goal allowed him to tie Mario Lemieux for tenth place on the All Time list for career goals. Continue reading

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Eric Florchuk Scores Hat Trick For Vancouver Giants

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After a relatively quiet first half of the 2019-2020 season, Washington Capitals forward prospect Eric Florchuk was traded from the Saskatoon Blades to the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, January 9th. The move came after Florchuk had recorded 11 goals and 13 assists in 33 games with the Blades. On Friday night, Florchuk would record a hat trick with his new team, just eight days after being traded to the Giants. The hat trick was his second of the season and the second of his career. Continue reading

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Washington at New York Preview: Capitals Clash With Islanders On Saturday Afternoon

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The Washington Capitals visit the New York Islanders for the second and final time and for the third meeting overall between the two teams this season on Saturday afternoon. After the Capitals beat the Islanders by a score of 2-1 on October 4 in the Islanders’ home opener, the Islanders returned the favor with a 4-3 victory at Capital One Arena on New Year’s Eve. Action from Nassau Coliseum/NYCB Live can be seen on NBC Sports Washington beginning at 1 PM ET. Continue reading

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A Paw-fect Day: Caps Pup Visits America’s VetDogs In New York

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The Washington Capitals traveled up to Long Island ahead of a Metro Division matchup against the New York Islanders. However, they weren’t the only ones traveling. Captain, the team dog and service dog in training made the trip up north earlier today, which featured a stop at America’s VetDogs‘ headquarters in Smithtown, New York. Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Has Hot Hand For Capitals

With goaltender Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent at the season’s end, Ilya Samsonov is using this year to make his case as an option for the Washington Capitals’ top goaltender next season. So far, he has been everything the organization hoped he would be when they drafted him 22nd overall in 2015. Continue reading

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Hurricanes Announce Dougie Hamilton Suffered Broken Left Fibula Against Blue Jackets Thursday Night, Will Have Surgery

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The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Friday that defenseman Dougie Hamilton will undergo surgery after he broke his left fibula in the team’s 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Continue reading

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Capitals Head To Long Island Before Bye-Week And All-Star Break: Friday Practice News

The Capitals were right back to work this morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex following their 5-2 win over the Devils last night at Cap One. Following today’s practice the team will depart for Long Island in advance of their Saturday matinee with Barry Trotz and the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drop for tomorrow’s game is set for just after 1:00 pm. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov Becomes 10th Rookie Goaltender In NHL History To Win 9+ Consecutive Wins; Breaks Franchise Record

The Washington Capitals 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils Thursday night was a big one that included an Ovechkin hat trick. However, goaltender Ilya Samsonov had a big night too. He has become the 10th rookie goaltender in NHL history to win nine consecutive decisions as well as set a franchise record for most consecutive wins as a rookie. Continue reading

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