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Capitals’ 2019 First-Round Pick Connor McMichael Scores Hat Trick In London Knights’ Trouncing of Kitchener Rangers

NHL Connor McMichael, the Washington Capitals’ first-round pick (25th overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, has already had himself a fantastic start to the 2019-20 season, with an Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week honors already received multiple … Continue reading

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On a Roll: John Carlson Extends Points Streak to Seven Games In Game Against the Anaheim Ducks

Nick Wass/Associated Press Capitals defenseman John Carlson has already been the most productive defenseman in the National Hockey League and for Washington this season, and after a historic start to the 2019-20 campaign, Carlson’s red-hot stick has been carried through … Continue reading

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Cruising Carly: John Carlson Moves Into Second In Franchise Scoring and Assists For Defensemen With Third Period Assists Against Golden Knights

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images John Carlson’s 2019-20 season thus far has been one for the record books and one that has gained league-wide attention. While those outside Washington may just be realizing the weapon Carlson is, the Capitals and … Continue reading

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A Sense of Belonging: Travis Boyd Doing His Best to Prove He Deserves A Regular Lineup Spot

Last season, Capitals forward Travis Boyd showed promising growth in his offensive game and seemed primed for a true shot at a spot in the Capitals’ bottom-six forward group and a chance to be a regular contributor in the lineup. … Continue reading

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John Carlson Passes Sergei Gonchar on the Capitals’ All-Time Scoring List for Defensemen, Now Fourth All-Time

Washington Capitals Entering the 2019-20 season, Capitals defenseman and new alternate captain John Carlson looked to build upon a career-best 70-point campaign in 2018-19, for which he finished fourth in Norris Trophy voting. Through eight games, Carlson’s scorching hot start … Continue reading

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John Carlson Records Assist on Lars Eller’s First Period Goal Against Nashville Predators, Continues Hot Start to the Season

After a 70-point performance last season, Capitals defenseman John Carlson headed into this season aiming to continue his production, and was named the Capitals’ second alternate captain after the retirement of fellow blueliner Brooks Orpik this summer. After starting off … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Having Another Productive Season For the Capitals, and Under the Radar of the Rest of the League

Photo: NHL If there’s one thing that the Capitals and their fans have come to appreciate over the last 12 seasons, it’s the consistency and production that star center Nicklas Backstrom has shown and given since entering the NHL in … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Honor Nicklas Backstrom’s 600th Assist Milestone Before Game Against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Photos: @Capitals Since his rookie season in 2007-08, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has risen to become one of the league’s best and most underrated playmakers, and the greatest in franchise history. And after recording his 600th career assist in the … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Notches 600th Career Assisst

Photos: @Capitals Monday night in Vancouver, Capitals’ centerman Nicklas Backstrom became the 27th player in NHL history to reach the 600 assist mark in fewer than 850 games (823 for Backstrom). 

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Nicklas Backstrom’s Four-Assist Game on Saturday Night Highlights His Importance to the Capitals

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals’ 6-4 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday may have been vital in the tight race in the Metropolitan Division, but it was also an illustration of star center Nicklas Backstrom’s … Continue reading

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