Capitals’ Hockey Ambassador, Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist Haley Skarupa To Host “Skarupa Skills Girls’ Hockey Camp”, July 6-10

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Who says there can’t be hockey in the summer? The Washington Capitals are hosting the first-ever “Skarupa Skills Girls’ Hockey Camp” from July 6-10 at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. Leading girls ages 7-14 is Capitals’ Hockey Ambassador and Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist Haley Skarupa. Continue reading

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Ex-Capitals’ Head Coach Bruce Boudreau Fired By Wild

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After a 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Rangers at home on Thursday night, a game which they led 3-1 in the third period, the Minnesota Wild announced on Friday morning that they have relieved head coach Bruce Boudreau of his coaching duties. Assistant coach Dean Evason was named interim head coach. Continue reading

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Former Capitals’ Prospect Zach Sanford Scores Four Goals In 6-5 Overtime Loss To Vegas Knights

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Former Washington Capitals’ Forward prospect Zach Sanford had the game of his young career Thursday night. Sanford scored four goals in the St. Louis Blues 6-5 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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Tie-Breaker “T” Team: Tom Wilson Ties Game Against Avalanche With Late Third Period Goal, T.J. Oshie Scores Late Go-Ahead Goal to Secure Win for Washington

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Having struggled in their previous seven games heading into their late-night (Eastern Standard Time) game against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, the Washington Capitals needed a boost to right the struggling proverbial ship. Trailing by one with under 10 minutes left to play in the third period, right wing Tom Wilson gave the team a spark with the game-tying goal, and T.J. Oshie broke the tie with just over two minutes left to play. Continue reading

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Capitals Come Back To Down Avalanche, 3-2; T.J. Oshie Tips In Game-Winner With 2:04 Left

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The Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche, who entered the game winners in eight of their last nine (8-1-0). by a score of 3-2 at Pepsi Center in Denver on Thursday night to snap their two-game losing streak. The victory lifted the Capitals five points ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins for first place in the Metropolitan Division, though the Penguins now have two games in hand on the Capitals. Goaltender Braden Holtby made 32 saves in the loss in his third start in four games. Continue reading

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Capitals To Host Rock The Rink Skate, Viewing Party At The Wharf On February 17 At 6 P.M.

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The Washington Capitals and The Wharf are hosting a viewing party and “Rock the Rink” skate at the Capitals Campfire and ice rink on Transit Pier at the Wharf on Monday, February 17. The team will be clashing with the Golden Knights in Vegas at 6:00 P.M. ET. Continue reading

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Vegas Golden Knights, City Of Henderson To Build 6,000 Seat Arena For AHL Team

VEGAS (February 13, 2020) – Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley issued the following update regarding the organization’s American Hockey League plans: Continue reading

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“Hockey Week Across America” Begins Sunday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Hockey Week Across America begins Sunday (Feb. 16) and runs through Feb. 23. This year’s week-long celebration includes a special theme for each day, including the fan-favorite Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day on Feb. 21, to highlight and salute all areas of the sport. Continue reading

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Braden Holtby vs. Philipp Grubauer In Goal; Avalanche Place Andre Burakovsky On PP1 Against Former Team, Evgeny Kuznetsov Skates After Morning Skate: Capitals at Avalanche Pregame Notebook

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Goaltender Braden Holtby will start in net for the third time in four games when the Washington Capitals visit the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Thursday night (9:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally or NBCSN nationally). He will go up against former teammate Philipp Grubauer, who will start for the Avalanche. The 30-year old was pulled in the Capitals’ 6-3 loss to the Avalanche on October 14 after letting three goals in on as many shots in the first period. Continue reading

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Discussion Of “The Blueprint Game” And The Corresponding Capitals Downturn


You might ask yourself, what’s the value in pinpointing a specific game or set of games that might accurately represent a demarcation point or a change in trajectory of a team’s performance. If a team is struggling, the reasoning and potential remedies typically lie within, right? That’s certainly true, but identifying reasoning for downturns (or upturns) is also an exercise in looking at how opposing teams have shifted their strategies against you, and how you have prepared and responded to those changes. Continue reading

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