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Western Conference Play-In Preview

Photo: Andy Devlin/Getty Images The NHL announced that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams. While there are many boxes to be checked before play begins, Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the playoffs could begin as early as late … Continue reading

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Capitals’ T.J. Oshie: “The Moms Don’t Really Get Enough Credit, But They’re The Ones That Really Deserve The Thank You’s.”

Today is Mother’s Day and Sportsnet released a video of NHL players recalling their best hockey mom stories and saluting the one who gives so much love and support. Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie was featured in the video. We’ll … Continue reading

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Chicago Blackhawks Fire Team President John McDonough

Chicago Blackhawks Chairman W. Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz announced today the team has released John McDonough from his role as President and CEO of the organization. McDonough was hired as President of the team in 2007. In 2011, the role of … Continue reading

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2005-06: The NHL Season That Encouraged Tanking

Photo: NHL via Getty Images When hockey fans think of the most notable teams in recent years, they usually think of the St Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, and Boston Bruins. All five of those teams have … Continue reading

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Crossed Hockey Lines, Crossed State Lines, Brought Together Skills, & Helped Each Other Out: How Two Nurses Sewed Over 30 Capitals Masks For D.C. First Responders

Photo: @ChooChooTre Even in the darkest of times, light can still shine. Our communities and our nation are working together to fight this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Two nurses sewed more than 30 Washington Capitals masks for D.C. first responders. I had … Continue reading

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“Stay Well and See You Soon”: The Message NHL Players and Teams Are Sending to Fans Amid the League Pause

Graphic: NHL.com It has been an abnormal last few days since Thursday’s news of the NHL pausing the season due to the Coronavirus outbreak. What were supposed to be teams pushing for a spot in the 2019-20 Stanley Cup Playoffs have … Continue reading

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“Backstrom From the Brink” – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Chicago Blackhawks – March 14, 2010

Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals have captured three President’s Trophies (best record at the end of the season) in their nearly 46-year history, all coming within the previous decade. While the team dominated regular season play in … Continue reading

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A Look at the Wild Card Race in the Western Conference

Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn/Getty Images As the NHL season winds down with fewer than 13 games remaining in the regular season for most teams, this time of year tends to bring out the best in everyone as they scrap for a … Continue reading

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Czech Mates: Czech Out These Capitals Connections – And Slovaks, Too

Photo: Koláž iSport.cz The current Washington Capitals roster includes several players who hail from the region that was once known as Czechoslovakia (until 1993).  The players include Radko Gudas, Michal Kempny, and Jakub Vrana, who are Czech, and Richard Panik … Continue reading

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Goaltender Robin Lehner Turns To Twitter For New Shootout Strategy

Photo: USA Today “Crowdsourcing” is defined as the practice of obtaining information or input for a task or project by soliciting input from a large number of people. The strategy is based on the philosophy that a diverse crowd is collectively … Continue reading

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