Vitek Vanecek Will Make First Career NHL Start Friday Night In Buffalo


Vitek Vanecek has been named the Washington Capitals starter in goal for tonight’s game against the Sabres. The start will be Vanecek’s first career start in the NHL. Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette made the announcement in his pre-game presser on Friday afternoon. Continue reading

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NHL Reschedules Capitals-Bruins Game In April

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The NHL announced multiple changes to the 2020-21 regular-season schedule, which included moving the Boston Bruins-Washington Capitals game at Capital One Arena from Sunday, April 11 to the day before. Continue reading

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Television Ratings For Return Of NHL Are Up, Set Records


The opening of the 2020-21 NHL season has drawn record-breaking viewership both in the United States and in Canada. Continue reading

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No Hearing For Nic Dowd’s Hit To Eric Staal


There will be no hearing by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS) for the hit made by Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd on Buffalo Sabres Eric Staal in Thursday night’s Capitals-Sabres game. Continue reading

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Capitals Extend Opening Night Splendor: T.J. Oshie, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom And Alex Ovechkin Extend Opening Night Streaks


The Washington Capitals opened the 2020-21 season Thursday night with a 6-4 victory over the Sabres in Buffalo. The victory extends the Capitals success in recent opening nights and also extends opening night streaks for Capitals players. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Brenden Dillon Drops the Gloves With Sabres’ Jake McCabe

It’s the first game of the 2020-21 season and we already have our first fight. During the Washington Capitals’ clash with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon dropped the gloves with Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe in the third period. Continue reading

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Capitals Scrape Sabres, 6-4, In Peter Laviolette’s Debut; T.J. Oshie Earns Three Points

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The Washington Capitals opened the 2020-21 season with a 6-4 victory at the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Arena on Thursday. Goaltender Ilya Samsonov made 22 saves in the win. Continue reading

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Dilly, Dilly, What A Goal! Brenden Dillon Scores First Goal, Conor Sheary Records First Assist As Members of the Washington Capitals

After the Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Brenden Dillon at the NHL’s Trade Deadline last season, the longtime San Jose Shark had just 10 regular season games in to adjust to new teammates and city, and an early first round playoff exit ended the veteran blueliner’s season on a sour note. After re-signing with the Caps in the offseason, Dillon wasted no time in getting on the scoresheet in the 2020-21 season, scoring a goal against the Buffalo Sabres. Continue reading

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Ovi Magic: With Two-Point First Period Against Buffalo Sabres, Alex Ovechkin Now At 363 Multi-Point Games

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With the puck dropped in the first period of the Washington Capitals’ 2020-21 season opener against the Buffalo Sabres, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin’s 16th NHL season began, and the inevitable talk of how many goals he would record began. However, with two assists in the first period of the contest, Ovechkin made a notable mark on the record books. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Scores First Goal of the 2020-21 Season Against Buffalo Sabres

Center Nicklas Backstrom was the first player to score for the Washington Capitals in their season opener against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Thursday evening. He is six goals shy of his 250th career goal. Continue reading

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