Axel Jonsson-Fjallby’s Struggles Continue In Return to SHL


News came on Tuesday that Washington Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby has now been preliminarily relegated to the 13th (extra) forward position for Wednesday’s game against Malmo, dropping him from his usual RW position on the second line for Djurgården. Jonsson-Fjällby has been replaced by Emil Bemström. The demotion is likely a combination of Bemström‘s scoring ability and Jonsson-Fjällby’s rather lackluster showing since his return to the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) from Hershey in mid-November. Continue reading

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Capitals To Donate Stanley Cup Ring to Hockey Hall Of Fame On Wednesday

Hockey Hall of Fame Vice President and Curator, Phil Pritchard and defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden will add a 2018 Stanley Cup ring to a special display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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Thursday’s Capitals-Maple Leafs Game Is The Next “Measuring Stick” Game For Washington

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The Capitals oscillation between good games and bad games in recent weeks has many wondering where this team stands with regards to making a deep run in the upcoming playoffs. In a span of two games, the Capitals turned in one of their best efforts (San Jose) and one of their worst (Anaheim). However, February and March will provide ample opportunity for the hockey universe to dial-in expectations for this year’s version of the Washington Capitals.  Continue reading

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Saturday, February 23 Is “Try Hockey For Free” Day


We watch ice hockey because, as an advertising campaign once told us, it is the coolest game on Earth. Players dazzle us with extraordinary athletic feats, all performed as they balance on slivers of steel flying across a sheet of ice. We admire 100 MPH slap shots and smooth saucer passes. Bone-rattling hits and flexibility-defying saves. Deft poke checks and stinging haymakers. We watch because we love every detail of the game.  Continue reading

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Caps Can Kings 3-2; Alex Ovechkin Scores A Pair

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The Washington Capitals wrapped up their annual west coast swing with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings Monday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The win improves the Capitals record to 33-20-7 (73 points) on the season. The Capitals now head east to Toronto for a tilt with the Maple Leafs on Thursday. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.  Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Peter Bondra

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Prior to the arrival and subsequent dominance of Capitals captain and franchise goals and points leader Alex Ovechkin in 2005, the title of franchise great was often given to forward Peter Bondra. In this latest Capitals Alumni Profile, NoVa Caps looks back at Bondra’s career with the Capitals and other aspects of his hockey career. Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie Injury Update: “Game-Time Decision”

The Capitals made their way from Anaheim to Los Angeles last night after their 5-2 loss to the Ducks. The team did not hold a game day morning skate this morning, however, Caps Head Coach Todd Reirden did hold a pre-game presser at 5:15 PM local time. The hot topic? How is star forward T.J. Oshie doing?  Continue reading

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Puck-Watching and Bad Line Changes Have Contributed to the Capitals Inconsistencies on the Ice

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The Washington Capitals are currently in the middle of a lengthy six-game road trip.  So far, the Capitals are 1-2 on the road trip.  Their latest loss came last night in Anaheim as the Ducks defeated the Capitals 5-2. Continue reading

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Game Notes: Washington at Los Angeles Game Day – Capitals and Kings Do It Again At Staples Center

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The Washington Capitals clash with the Los Angeles Kings for the second and final time this season and in a week’s span. Just one week ago, the Capitals downed the Kings by a score of 6-4 at Capital One Arena. Action from Staples Center in Downtown L.A. can be seen on NBC Sports Washington beginning at 10:30 PM ET.  Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Tie Franchise Record Point Streak in 4-3 Win over Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Photos)

ALLENTOWN, PA — Another win is in the bag for the Hershey Bears – That’s their ninth straight. They are also now on a 15-game point streak, which ties the franchise record. Pretty impressive for a team that has an 81-year history. The point streak is also tied for the longest in the AHL right now – the San Jose Barracuda are on a similar streak.  Continue reading

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