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More McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Has Himself A Game, Scores Two Goals, Records One Assist Against Leigh Valley Phantoms

Lehigh Valley Phantoms The recent announcement that the Ontario Hockey League would not play this season gave the Washington Capitals confirmation on the playing future of top prospect Connor McMichael for the 2020-21 season. With no OHL season, the 2019 … Continue reading

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Big Night For Big John: John Carlson Records 400th Career Assist in 800th Career Game

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals’ 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday proved to be a big milestone night for multiple players. In addition to Alex Ovechkin reaching another power play milestone, and new addition Anthony Mantha’s first goal and … Continue reading

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On the Swede Side of History: Nicklas Backstrom Ties Daniel Alfredsson For Fourth-Most Assists By A Swedish-born Player; Moves Up NHL Assists List

Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom has long been established as one of the franchise’s all-time greatest players and during his NHL career has climbed the ranks of great players that hail from his native country of Sweden. In Sunday night’s … Continue reading

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Make It Three! Justin Schultz Records First Three-Point Game In Three Years, Records Goal And Two Assists Against the Buffalo Sabres

Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images Since being signed to a two-year, $8 million contract in free agency during the 2020 offseason, Washington Capitals defenseman Justin Schultz has been a welcome addition to the team’s blueline, adding an offensive boost to … Continue reading

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Put Another Egg in the Basket! Conor Sheary Continues Productive Season With Goal Against New Jersey

Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images When the Washington Capitals signed forward Conor Sheary to a one-year contract in free agency during the offseason, they did so hoping the former Pittsburgh Penguin and Buffalo Sabre could provide some offensive depth to … Continue reading

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Chasing Greatness In A Game: John Carlson Ties Mike Gartner For Fourth All-Time On Capitals’ Franchise Assists List, Nicklas Backstrom Climbs After Swedish Greats

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images In a game against the New York Islanders that already saw Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin record his 1,300th career point and pass the great Phil Esposito for sixth all-time in goals scored, Caps defenseman … Continue reading

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A Pair of Points from No. 2: Justin Schultz Scores First Goal And Points As a Washington Capital

Rob Carr/Getty Images When the Washington Capitals signed him to a two-year, $8 million contract in free agency this past offseason, the hope was that in addition to adding depth to a defensive corps that struggled a season prior, he … Continue reading

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Dilly, Dilly, What A Goal! Brenden Dillon Scores First Goal, Conor Sheary Records First Assist As Members of the Washington Capitals

After the Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Brenden Dillon at the NHL’s Trade Deadline last season, the longtime San Jose Shark had just 10 regular season games in to adjust to new teammates and city, and an early first round playoff … Continue reading

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Ovi Magic: With Two-Point First Period Against Buffalo Sabres, Alex Ovechkin Now At 363 Multi-Point Games

Sara Schmidle/NHLI Via Getty Images With the puck dropped in the first period of the Washington Capitals’ 2020-21 season opener against the Buffalo Sabres, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin’s 16th NHL season began, and the inevitable talk of how many goals … Continue reading

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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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