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Washington Capitals Visit FBI Academy For Team Building Activity

Sometimes the usual routine of practice and games can be tedious on a team, especially one comprised of new players. After two tough losses, the Capitals took a break from their usual Kettler routines and hit up the FBI Academy … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Stays Hot in Blowout Loss

Photo: Len Redkoles/Getty Images The Capitals suffered a brutal 8-2 road loss Saturday at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyersl dropping the team’s record to 3-2-1 on the young season. This game had few, if any, bright spots. One of them … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin’s Fast Start Reflects His Competitive Drive is Still Alive

When Alex Ovechkin returned to Washington D.C. from Russia to prepare for a new season, he had a rather slimmer frame than what fans were used to. It was also a much earlier arrival than fans were used to. Instead … Continue reading

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Christian Djoos Plays His First NHL Game, Makes an Immediate Impact

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Wednesday night’s 3-2 Capitals loss to the Penguins saw the much anticipated NHL debut of Christian Djoos. He impressed coaches during training camp and after being a healthy scratch for the team’s first … Continue reading

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Capitals Give Players, Fans Red Carpet Treatment Ahead of Home Opener

For the third consecutive year, the Capitals held their annual Rock the Red Carpet before their home opener against the Montreal Canadiens.  A couple hundred of fans showed up hours early to get autographs and see their team before the … Continue reading

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Images from the Podium: Photos from Today’s Media Luncheon

NoVa Caps photographer Joe Noyes was on hand to capture images from the Capitals annual media luncheon. With training camp over, the Capitals will open the season on Thursday night in Ottawa. 

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Highlights from Tuesday’s Shootout Contest

The Capitals concluded Tuesday’s Training Camp practice sessions with a shootout contest. The players who participated included T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky and Alex Ovechkin. The goaltenders included Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer and Pheonix Copley. Here are some video … Continue reading

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Capitals New Power Play Units Get Some Practice Tuesday

Photo: Capitals Since the 2009-10 season, the Capitals have ranked first on the power play four times and ranked within the top five six times. That said, the Capitals have always been known to be one of the most respected … Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana Steps Up in His First Preseason Game

Photo: Capitals After dropping their first preseason game to the Devils, Washington bounced back with a win at Montreal on Wednesday night. In addition to the win, Caps fans got to see Jakub Vrana‘s preseason debut. Vrana is projected by many … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson, Nicklas Backstrom, and T.J. Oshie have Returned to Kettler

Over the last few weeks, Capitals players have been returning to the D.C. area and attending informal skates at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The practices are being led by Capitals’ strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish. Player attendance has grown week-by-week … Continue reading

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