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Capitals Starting Lines and Goaltender for Game 3

Photo: Getty Images The Washington Capitals are in Columbus, Ohio staring at an 0-2 series hole. Prior to a pivotal Game 3, the team held a morning skate on Tuesday morning at Nationwide Arena. After Philipp Grubauer had a bad … Continue reading

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Capitals Lineup for Game 1

The Stanley Cup Playoffs kicked off last night with three games but on Thursday night, the Washington Capitals will finally get their turn. Beginning tonight it’s their time to shine in front of the hockey world. Before the team takes … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Section 217: Arm Chair Coaching: What’s Your Preferred Lineup?

I’m pretty sure throughout the eighty-two game season we have all scratched our heads at times with the game lineups. Heck, I’m sure some of us have even thought we could do a better job at it. With the playoffs … Continue reading

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Charting the Capitals Failed Defensive Zone Exit Attempts for Capitals at Islanders

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Part two of our look at Capitals zone transitions focuses on failed defensive zone exits. The charting effort sets out to identify and aggregate unsuccessful controlled attempts to move the puck out of the defensive … Continue reading

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Confusion on the Defense at Capitals Morning Skate

When the Washington Capitals were taking their initial rushes at the start of morning skate on Wednesday, there was some confusion on the blue line. One guy was not skating with his familiar partner. Was it because that particular player … Continue reading

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News and Notes from Tuesday’s Capitals Practice: After Struggles Continue, Any Line Changes?

After a brilliant performance on Saturday night, the Capitals hoped to continue their home ice November dominance last night. After Lars Eller scored the game’s first goal just 1:02 in, it looked like the Caps picked up where they left … Continue reading

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Capitals Lines for Monday’s Morning Skate to Prep for Flames

The Capitals look to continue their home dominance tonight as they host Jaromir Jagr, Troy Brouwer, and the Calgary Flames. The team held a morning skate on Monday to prepare for tonight’s game. Here are what the lines look like. 

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Capitals Lines from Saturday’s Morning Skate

Photo: @Capitals The Capitals look to turn things around on their home ice tonight against the Minnesota Wild. Prior to tonight’s contest, the team had a morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Here’s what the lines looked like. 

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Capitals Defense Faces Challenge in High-Flying Maple Leafs

The Capitals blue line met their doom on Friday the 13th when Matt Niskanen suffered an injury in their game against the Devils. The next night, the Caps  surrendered a snowman in an 8-2 beat down by the Flyers. It … Continue reading

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Can Alzner-Carlson Compete With Other Contenders’ Top Defensive Pairings?

The Washington Capitals arguably have the best defensive corps in the National Hockey League. Just looking at the Capitals’ lineup, it’s says something when Brooks Orpik and trade deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk are the third-pairing for Washington. Look around the league, and … Continue reading

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