Alex Ovechkin Talks Stanley Cup, Family, Childhood, and More in Exclusive Interview With Elliotte Friedman

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After the Capitals won the Stanley Cup in June, captain Alex Ovechkin (among others) was asked repeatedly about his feelings on winning the trophy that had long eluded him throughout his career and what it meant to him. However, in a recent interview with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Ovechkin talks in-depth on what winning the Cup meant to him, what impact his wife and family have had on his life, and life growing up in Russia.  Continue reading

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Capitals’ Morning Skate News Roundup: Top-Line Stevie

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The Washington Capitals held a morning skate at MedStar Capitals Iceplex prior to their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Capital One Arena tonight. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Washington or NHL Network for those outside the DMV. Here are all of the news from the Capitals’ morning skate:  Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky’s Slow Start Is Reminiscent Of Troubles Past

First and foremost, it’s just four games. The season is just getting started, so any detailed analysis at this point falls under the “small sample size” category. Having said that, a familiar story is beginning to develop at the start of this season for Andre Burakovsky and the Washington Capitals. Continue reading

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The Copley Quandary: Why #1 Isn’t to Blame For Thursday’s Nightmare in Newark


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The Capitals had their rear ends handed to them on Thursday night. The New Jersey Devils, whom had only played one regular season game prior to Thursday’s tilt with Washington, blasted the Capitals out of Newark by a score of 6-0. Many frustrated fans placed blame on the Capitals goaltender for the evening, Pheonix Copley. But a closer look at Thursday night’s numbers, as well as Copley’s career numbers, will prove that that’s likely not the case. Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Fall To Grand Rapids Griffins 6-3; Sergei Shumakov Scores Twice


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The Hershey Bears fell to the Grand Rapids Griffins 6-3 on Friday night Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. With the loss, the Bears record drops to 0-3-0 on the season. The Bears are back on the ice tomorrow night in Milwaukee when they visit the Admirals. Puck drop is set for 8:00pm.  Continue reading

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Game Preview: Capitals and Maple Leafs Battle It Out In Saturday Night Showdown at Capital One Arena

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The Washington Capitals take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first meeting of the season between the two teams at Capital One Arena on Saturday night. The game starts at 7 PM and can be seen on NBC Sports Washington, or the NHL Network for those outside of the DMV.  Continue reading

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The Need For A “Fast Start” To The NHL Season Is Overrated

You hear it all the time. “The key to the season will be to get a good start”, or “they need to come out of the gates fast.” The fact of the matter is, that’s simply not the case.  Continue reading

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Is The Powerplay The Key To The Capitals Success?

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It is no secret that the Washington Capitals have been known to execute on power plays over the past few seasons. To be exact, since the 2014-15 season, the Capitals haven’t been out of the Top 5 in Power Play Goals, bar last season. The Capitals are a whopping 216/940 on goals (23%) and those numbers are continuing to rise.  Continue reading

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A Serious Matter and A Wrong Message: A Fan’s Thoughts On The Austin Watson Suspension

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Earlier this evening, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association disappointed thousands after a press release revealed that Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson’s suspension for domestic abuse had been reduced from 27 to 18 games by an arbitrator.  Continue reading

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Rocked At The Rock: Devils Drub Capitals, 6-0; Washington Drops First Regulation Decision Of The Season

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The Washington Capitals fell to the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center in Newark by a final score of 6-0 on Thursday night. The lone bright spot for Washington was goaltender Pheonix Copley, who made his Capitals debut and played well, stopping 30 shots. The loss was the Capitals’ first loss to the Devils in regulation since November 14, 2014.  Continue reading

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