Rangers Win Phase Two Of NHL Draft Lottery, Will Pick First Overall

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The New York Rangers won the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery on Monday night. The NHL will conduct a virtual draft online on Tuesday, October 6. Continue reading

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Vegas Knights, Colorado Avalanche Current Favorites To Win It All: Latest Odds To Win Stanley Cup

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The qualification round is in the books. Sixteen teams are now set to battle it out for the Stanley Cup in the two hub-city bubbles of Edmonton and Toronto. Continue reading

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No NHL Players Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since Entering the Toronto and Edmonton Bubbles Two Weeks Ago

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The NHL announced on Monday afternoon that no players have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the past week. From August 2- August 8, 7,245 tests were administered among all 24 teams in the second week of Phase 4 of the league’s Return to Play Plan. Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Announce ALL CAPS 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Initiatives For Fans

On Monday the Washington Capitals announced fan initiatives for the upcoming playoffs. The new initiatives include a wide array of designated activities aimed at integrating Capitals fans with the 2020 NHL playoffs experience. Fans are encouraged to share personalized messages, record videos, participate in the team’s bracket challenge and much more. Continue reading

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Barry Trotz: “I Think It’ll Be A Hell Of A Series”

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“I think it’ll be a hell of a series,” said Trotz, who coached the Washington Capitals for four seasons before joining the New York Islanders in June 2018. “Both teams are well equipped to go at each other.” Continue reading

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Islanders-Capitals First Round Series Set To Start Wednesday At 3 PM ET

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The NBCSN telecast announced after Sunday’s final qualifying round game that Game 1 the first-round series between the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders will be at 3 PM ET and will be shown on NBCSN nationally. Continue reading

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Raging Possibilities: Which Team Getting the Number One Pick in the 2020 Draft Would Be The Most “Outrageous”?

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Unlike previous seasons’ NHL Entry Draft lotteries, the winner of the lottery for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft has yet to be decided and is by these standards a mystery.  The “mystery team”  in question will be the winner of a special lottery, to be conducted among the teams who lost their play-in series for the right to participate in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a look at who could land the favorite number one pick prospect Alexis Lafreniere. Continue reading

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Martin Fehervary Solid In Capitals Postseason Debut

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The Washington Capitals finally brought home a win in the last game of their three-game round robin tournament on Sunday, beating the Boston Bruins 2-1. Sunday’s game was also defenseman Martin Fehervary’s NHL postseason debut, replacing Radko Gudas on the blueline. He was paired with Michal Kempny. Continue reading

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Islanders-Capitals First Round Preview

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The Washington Capitals (41-20-8 regular-season record, third seed in Eastern Conference) and New York Islanders (35-23-10 regular-season record, seventh seed in Eastern Conference) will meet in the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Islanders have won five of the seven Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Capitals but lost the most recent series between the two teams in seven games in the 2015 first-round. NBC Sports Washington will have coverage locally, while numerous NBC Networks will broadcast the series for those outside the DMV and New York.  Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Top-Six Scoring Returns, Capital Drop Bruins, 2-1

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On Sunday afternoon, the Capitals grabbed their first win of the round robin portion of the 2020 NHL Playoffs, earning the third seed in the Eastern Conference and a first round matchup against the sixth seeded New York Islanders. Following two underwhelming performances in the round robin, the Capitals’ top six forward group potted both goals in today’s matchup with the Bruins. Continue reading

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