Tag Archives: 2019-20 Season

NHL Releases Play-In, Round-Robin Schedules; Capitals To Face Lightning In Opener August 3

Photo: Scott Audette/Getty Images After the NHL and players’ association agreed on the protocols on phases three and four of the league’s return-to-play plan on Friday, the round-robin and qualifying round schedules were released. The Washington Capitals will face the … Continue reading

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NHL, Players’ Association Reach Agreement On Return To Play Plan, CBA Extension; Set Dates For Season Restart

Photo: NHLPA The National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have reached a tentative agreement on a Return to Play Plan and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that adds an additional four years to the term of … Continue reading

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Vancouver Ruled Out As Stanley Cup Playoff Hub City, NHL’s Focus Shifts To Toronto, Edmonton

Photo: HOK The Vancouver Canucks announced on Thursday night that their city, which was one of the favorites to host the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs just days ago, has been eliminated as a candidate to be one of the NHL’s … Continue reading

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Four Players Skate As Capitals Open Practice Facility For Phase Two

The Washington Capitals had four players on the ice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the team’s practice facility in Arlington, Virginia, for their start of the NHL’s return to play plan’s phase two on Thursday morning.

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A Look At Braden Holtby’s Starts To Seasons: Is There A Reason For Concern When Capitals’ Season Resumes?

While the regular season is complete, it is still going to feel very much like a new season when the NHL resumes play after five months in between games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has … Continue reading

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Set With 24 Teams, Including 16-Team Play-In Round; Capitals Get Play-In Bye

Photo: NHL.com NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Tuesday that the 2019-20 regular-season is done and that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams, which he believes is the fairest format. He emphasized that health and safety of … Continue reading

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Pheonix Copley, Beck Malenstyn Among Capitals’ “Black Aces” Should 2019-20 Season Resume

Goaltender Pheonix Copley and forward Beck Malenstyn told reporters via conference calls on Wednesday that they will be with the Washington Capitals as “black aces” to conclude the 2019-20 season should it resume. Both players spent a majority of this season … Continue reading

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NHL Postpones 2020-21 International Games

Photo: John Russell/Getty Images The NHL announced on Friday morning that the Global Series events for the 2020-21 season have been postponed due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

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Report: NHL Now Planning To Go Straight To 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs With 24 Teams When Play Resumes

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sources have told Larry Brooks of the New York Post that the NHL’s focus of returning to play has shifted from finishing the 2019-20 regular season to going straight to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with … Continue reading

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Report: NHL Shooting To Allow Players To Skate In Small Groups By Mid-May

The NHL Board of Governors talked for around 105 minutes on Monday to discuss the idea of holding the 2020 NHL Draft in early June. The infectious disease consultant was on the call as has been the case on every … Continue reading

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