Predicting the Expansion Draft – Which Goalies are Heading West?

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As teams are eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, many players are preparing for trips, but some of them will be heading to Las Vegas after the expansion draft. We’re going to begin our look into the crystal ball with goaltenders. Las Vegas, bound by the salary cap, must select three goaltenders for their team. They also must pick one player from each team. Players with No Movement Clauses (NMC) must be protected. Here’s our look at the Top 10 available goaltenders.
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Williams Comes Up Clutch in 2-1 OT Win, Caps Take 3-2 Series Lead

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After getting a much-needed win in Wednesday night’s 5-4 thriller in Toronto, the Capitals followed that up with an epic 2-1 overtime win in front of their home crowd to take a 3-2 series lead.
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Aussie Does It – Bears Win in OT

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There was a time when not many thought the Hershey Bears would make the playoffs. But here they are, the #3 seed in the Atlantic Division, facing Lehigh Valley in the first round, and enjoying themselves so much that 60-minutes just wasn’t enough. Nathan Walker emerged the hero with 12:22 to go in OT to give the Bears a 1-0 lead in the best of 5 series.
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Capitals Daily Report: Latest on Alzner, Recalls, Game 5 Prep, and More!

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The Capitals will return to action on their home ice tonight for Game 5 after splitting the road trip in Toronto. With the series even at two games apiece, the best of seven has turned into a best of three. To prepare for Game 5, the Capitals held a morning skate and the whole team participated, however there was one recall from Hershey despite the Bears beginning their playoff run tonight. Puck drop is at 7 PM.  Continue reading

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Images from Morning Skate (PHOTOS)

The Capitals returned to Kettler Capitals Iceplex Friday morning for a final skate before game 5 against the Maple Leafs tonight at Verizon Center. NoVa Caps photographer Joe Noyes was on hand to capture a few of the images this morning. Continue reading

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Nova Caps Radio Interview on Saturday, April 22 at 11 AM

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Listen to Nova Caps’ George Foussekis live on WBGR Sports Network’s The Xperience: Hockey Talk with Michael Lindenbaum and Bernie Diehl on Saturday at 11 AM! Continue reading

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Did Caps Just Deal Bears “Death-Blow”?

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editorialThe Washington Capitals may have just done what the Bridgeport Sound Tigers could not – deal a death-blow to the Hershey Bears. I don’t mean to sound overly critical, but the timing of Chandler Stephenson’s recall couldn’t have been worse for Hershey.
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Capitals Recall Stephenson from Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Chandler Stephenson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.  Continue reading

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Game 5 Preview: Maple Leafs @ Capitals


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The Capitals fought hard and did exactly what they needed to do to get out of Toronto with a win in Game 4. Now with the series deadlocked at two games apiece, the best of seven series turns into a best of three. The teams will return to DC for Game 5 on Friday night. Puck drop is at 7 PMContinue reading

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Capitals versus Maple Leafs – Stats From The First Four Games


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Four games into their first round playoff series, the Capitals find themselves in a battle. A week into the series and we sit tied 2-2. It was a great win for the Capitals in game four. Now the Capitals have recaptured home ice advantage, and have a game on home ice Friday Night.  How close has this series been? Let’s take a lookContinue reading

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