Washington Capitals-Buffalo Sabres Preview: Two Games Remain in Season Series

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The Washington Capitals start a quick two-game road trip on Friday clashing with the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington+) before stopping in Boston to take on the Bruins again Sunday night. Washington will conclude their season series against Buffalo on April 15 as they host the Sabres on Thursday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). The Capitals lead the season series 5-1 with the most recent win on March 15, a 6-0 shutout victory on the road. Continue reading

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Capital Trends: Statistical Trends For The Washington Capitals Through The First 40 Games Of The Season

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This post will review a number of key rolling statistical averages for the first 40 games of the Capitals season, and detail shifts in the team’s performance over the course of the season. The post builds upon the two previous trend assessments evaluated at 17 games and 31 games.  (All stats are presented at even strength (5.5) and courtesy of Natural Stat Trick). Continue reading

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Bruins Clip Capitals, 4-2; T.J. Oshie Notches Two Points

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Boston Bruins by a score of 4-2 at Capital One Arena on Thursday night. The loss dropped the Capitals one point behind the New York Islanders for first place in the East Division. Goaltender Ilya Samsonov made 28 saves in the loss. Continue reading

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Great Eight Magic: Alex Ovechkin Scores 20th Goal of the Season, Passes Brett Hull For Second-Most Power Play Goals In NHL History

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Already having himself one heck of 2020-21 season after missing a handful of games due to being placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list, Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin has been on a tear as of late, coming into the team’s Thursday night tilt against the Boston Bruins with 12 goals in his past 16 games. Not one shy to history, The Great Eight continued his climb up the NHL record books with a power play marker in the second period. Continue reading

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Daniel Carr Replaces Daniel Sprong In Lineup, Ilya Samsonov Will Start In Goal Tonight, Richard Panik Clears Waivers: Notes From Morning Skate

The Capitals returned to MedStar Capitals Iceplex for gameday morning skate on Thursday. They will host the Boston Bruins tonight at Capital One Arena before hitting  the road again for games in Buffalo and Boston this weekend. Puck drop for tonight’s tilt with the Bruins is set for just after 7:00 pm. Continue reading

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Panthers Trade Brett Connolly To Blackhawks In Five-Player Deal

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According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, the Florida Panthers traded former Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Richard Panik Clears Waivers

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Washington Capitals forward Richard Panik cleared on waivers on Thursday after the team placed him on waivers on Wednesday and will join the team’s taxi squad. The 30-year-old has served as a healthy scratch in three of the past five games. Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Skates With Capitals’ Taxi Squad Six Months After Achilles Tendon Surgery

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Defenseman Michal Kempny skated with the Washington Capitals’ taxi squad for the first time on Thursday prior to their game against the Boston Bruins (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) since the team announced he underwent surgery on his Achilles tendon on October 6. The team expected his recovery to take 6-8 months, meaning he may not return during the regular season. Continue reading

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Dirty Water: Capitals vs. Bruins – Team Metrics And Head-To-Head Trends

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The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins are halfway through their eight-game series scheduled for the 2020-21 regular season, with the fifth game set for Thursday night at Capital One Arena. Thursday night’s tilt is the first of three games with the Bruins in the month of April, with the following two meetings in taking place in Beantown. The fourth and final meeting of the season will be the regular-season finale in DC. Continue reading

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Shane Gersich And Joe Snively Score In Bears 3-2 Win Over Devils

The Hershey Bears beat the Binghamton Devils, 3-2, Wednesday night at the RWJ Barnabas Health Hockey House in Newark, New Jersey. The victory improves the Bears record to 13-5-2-0 (28 points) on the season. Continue reading

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