Report: Islanders Acquire Jean-Gabriel Pageau From Senators For Conditional First, Second, Third Round Picks

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According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, the New York Islanders acquired center Jean-Gabriel Pageau from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for conditional first-round (2020), second-round (2020), and third-round picks (2022) on Monday morning leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline. The Islanders announced after the deal that they have signed Pageau to a six-year contract that reportedly carries a cap hit of $5 million. Continue reading

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Capitals Acquire Ilya Kovalchuk From Canadiens In Exchange For 2020 Third-Round Pick

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The Washington Capitals announced on Sunday night that they have acquired forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, just hours ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline at 3 PM ET on Monday. The Canadiens will retain half of his $700,000 cap hit for the remainder of the season. Continue reading

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Damien Riat Has Four-Goal Game, Brian Pinho, Aliaksei Protas Score Twice: Week 23 Capitals Prospect Report

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Welcome to the week 23 Washington Capitals Prospect Report. The following includes a summary of game action and news for Capitals prospects that occurred between February 17th and February 23rd, 2020. (Reminder: you can always access all of our prospect news and analysis in the top menu under the “Prospects” tab. You can also follow the latest Capitals prospect news on Twitter under the #CapsProspect hashtag. Continue reading

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Capitals Rally to Dump Penguins, 5-3; Carl Hagelin Scores Two Goals, Jakub Vrana Scores 24th Goal of the Season; Tom Wilson Scores 20th Goal of the Season

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The Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 Sunday afternoon at Capital One Arena. The Capitals opened the scoring with a goal from Jakub Vrana for a 1-0 lead at the first intermission. The Penguins would answer with two goals in the middle frame for a 2-1 lead at the second intermission. The Capitals tied the game early in the third period with a goal from Tom Wilson and regained the lead with a goal from Carl Hagelin, making 4-3. The Penguins would tie the game with a goal from Evgeny Malkin, but T.J. Oshie would quickly answer for the Capitals to retake the lead, 4-3. They would add an empty net goal from Carl Hagelin for 5-3 final. Continue reading

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Victorious Vrana: Capitals’ Jakub Vrana Ends 12-Game Scoring Drought With 24th Goal Of The Season Against Penguins

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Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana ended a 12-game scoring drought on Sunday as the Capitals clashed with the rival Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena. He scored his 24th goal of the season and tied his career-high from last season in 20 fewer games. Continue reading

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Top of the Blueline Totem Pole: John Carlson Becomes Franchise Points Leader Among Defensemen, Passes Calle Johansson

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Just a day after tying Capitals defensive great Calle Johansson for the franchise Points record among defensemen, current Capitals defenseman John Carlson took sole possession of first all-time in Washington Capitals’ history in scoring among blueliners with an assist against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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Dillon vs. Malkin: Brenden Dillon’s First Fight As A Capital

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A scrum by the net turned into a big fight with Washington Capitals defenseman and newest acquisition Brenden Dillon and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, and it was a good one. Continue reading

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“See You At 800”: Wayne Gretzky Congratulates Alex Ovechkin on Reaching 700 Goals

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When it comes to NHL greats, there is no player greater than Wayne Gretzky, appropriately nicknamed The Great One. The NHL’s greatest player of all-time is widely respected around the league and holds dozens of NHL records, topped by his sitting atop the Goals (894), Assists (1,963), and Points (2,857) leader boards in the annals of league history. On Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 700th career goal, The Great One himself took to social media to congratulate the 34-year Caps superstar. Continue reading

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Ward In Washington: Capitals Alumnus Joel Ward Participates In Street Hockey Clinic, Ceremonial Puck Drop Before Capitals’ Black History Game

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Washington Capitals alumnus Joel Ward was back in the District this weekend taking part in a street hockey clinic on Saturday and participating in a ceremonial puck drop before the Capitals’ Black History Game on Sunday. Washington hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins in the noon matinee. Continue reading

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NHL Game Of The Week Preview: Capitals, Penguins Seek To End Slumps

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The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins meet up for the second time this season at Capital One Arena on Sunday afternoon. Both teams will be on the back end of back-to-back contests. The Penguins have won the past three games between the two teams, including a 4-3 decision in Washington three weeks ago. Action from Chinatown can be seen on NBC beginning at 12 noon ET. Continue reading

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