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Washington Capitals Fourth Quarter Review: 2019-20 Season

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Due to the remainder of the 2019-2020 NHL regular season being cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is time to do the fourth and last quarterly assessment of the Washington Capitals’ 2019-20 season. In … Continue reading

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Mountains of Milestones: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2019-2020

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images While the 2019-20 NHL season was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shortened campaign was not an uneventful one for members of the Washington Capitals, as many members of the team reached significant career milestones … Continue reading

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Too Soon to Panik: Richard Panik Bouncing Back After Slow Start to the Season

Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images When the Washington Capitals signed forward Richard Panik to a four-year contract in free agency last summer, they did so in the hopes the veteran forward would be able to provide a boost in secondary … Continue reading

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Top of the Blueline Totem Pole: John Carlson Becomes Franchise Points Leader Among Defensemen, Passes Calle Johansson

Just a day after tying Capitals defensive great Calle Johansson for the franchise Points record among defensemen, current Capitals defenseman John Carlson took sole possession of first all-time in Washington Capitals’ history in scoring among blueliners with an assist against … Continue reading

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Tiger in the Spotlight: Lars Eller’s Effectiveness A Bright Spot During Capitals’ Struggles

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals’ struggles over the last several games have been a blemish on an otherwise strong season, and have highlighted a number of issues the team and its coaching staff will be looking to address … Continue reading

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Top Helper: John Carlson Becomes the Franchise Assist Leader Among Defensemen

Jana Chytoliva/Freestye Photography/Getty Images While Alex Ovechkin passing Mark Messier for eighth all-time in Goals Scored was the major storyline in the Capitals’ Friday night victory against the Ottawa Senators, defenseman John Carlson made history in his own right, becoming … Continue reading

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Helper of the Decade: Nicklas Backstrom Records 513th Assist, 700th Point of the Decade on Tom Wilson’s Goal Against the New York Islanders

Already part of the most victorious team of the decade, and having reached a number of personal milestones to his name, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom made more history in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders by assisting on … Continue reading

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St. Nick Gets No. 900! Nicklas Backstrom Records 900th NHL Point in 900th Career Game Played With Alex Ovechkin

Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images As if recording a primary assist on an Alex Ovechkin goal in their 900th game played together was not enough, Capitals Alternate Captain Nicklas Backstrom added another milestone to his already acclaimed NHL career by … Continue reading

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Washington Classic: Nicklas Backstrom Picks Up Primary Assist on Alex Ovechkin Goal in 900th Game Together

The Capitals’ Saturday night contest against the New Jersey Devils in Newark marked the 900th game that Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have played together, and in that span, the two have become the best 1-2 punch in franchise history. … Continue reading

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Appreciating The Consistency And Longevity of Alex Ovechkin Compared to His Peers

Throughout his career, Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin has been a consistent goal scorer  with longevity being one of his resounding strengths. His productivity in the goal department has remained steady, even into his age-34, in which he has scored 21 … Continue reading

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