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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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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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