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Djoos Back on the Loose: A Look At How Christian Djoos Fared in His First Game Back

Photo: Washington Capitals Having been out since mid-December with an injury (a total of 24 games), the return of defenseman Christian Djoos in the Capitals’ Saturday night loss to the Florida Panthers was a welcome sight. In this piece, NoVa … Continue reading

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1,000 for No. 44: Brooks Orpik to Play in 1,000th Career Game When Capitals Take on the Blues

While the Capitals’ Monday night game against the St. Louis Blues will be the 45th of the season for the team, it will be a milestone game for veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik, who will be playing in his 1,000th NHL … Continue reading

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Capitals’ 2018 First-Round Pick Alexander Alexeyev Scores and Adds Assist in World Junior Championship Game Against Switzerland, Helps Russia Win 7-4

While much of the focus surrounding the Capitals has been on young defensemen Madison Bowey and Tyler Lewington, who scored their first NHL goals in Saturday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators, one of the team’s top defensive prospects scored … Continue reading

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Madison Bowey Scores First NHL Goal in Night of Firsts For Capitals’ Defensemen

Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images On a night in which young defenseman Tyler Lewington recorded his first career Gordie Howe Hat Trick in his second career game, fellow young blueliner Madison Bowey added a milestone of his own with his … Continue reading

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Tyler Lewington Records First Career Gordie Howe Hat Trick in Second Career Game

Photo: Washington Capitals A week ago, Capitals defenseman Tyler Lewington made his NHL debut in Ottawa against the Ottawa Senators in front of his family, getting on the scoresheet with a two-minute minor penalty. Exactly one week later, Lewington recorded … Continue reading

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Matt Niskanen Departs Game Against Carolina Hurricanes Following Face-first Crash Into the End Boards

While the Capitals’ 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes following the Christmas break was cause for celebration, there came cause for concern in the third period of the game when Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen left the game following a scary … Continue reading

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Kempny’s Calling: The Capitals’ No. 6 Taking it to the Next Level at the Right Time

The 2018-19 NHL season has been one of interest so far for the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. As the season nears the holiday break, the team has been plagued by a number of injuries to key players, including … Continue reading

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Sophomore Expectations: What to Expect From Christian Djoos in His Second Season in the NHL

In a season filled with many firsts for the Capitals, both individually and as a team, one of the biggest storylines heading into the season and subsequently a common discussion point, was the development of former top defensive prospect Christian … Continue reading

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Djoos in the Driver’s Seat: Christian Djoos Will Look to Build on Memorable Rookie Season in 2018-19

Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images At the start of what turned out to be the franchise’s first championship season, the biggest question the team faced was the addition of two rookie defensemen to their defensive unit after the loss of several … Continue reading

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Capitals Make Contract Offer to Michal Kempny

Photo: USA Today Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has been quite busy over the last 48 hours or so, with the 2018 NHL Entry Draft taking up his time the last two days and a plethora of free agents to … Continue reading

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