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Capitals Can Clinch Stanley Cup Playoff Spot With Win, Rangers Loss To Islanders On Thursday

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images In addition to the East Division lead, the Washington Capitals’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) could feature a trip to the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs on the … Continue reading

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Hot Or Not: Teams Heating Up And Cooling Down As The Postseason Approaches

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Well, that went fast. There are just just 12 games remaining in the Capitals’ abbreviated 56-game regular season schedule. That’s it. The season will close two weeks from Tuesday with a home tilt against the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan On Trading Jakub Vrana: “We Had A Frustrated Player So We Tried To Move On From That”

Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images After trading forward Jakub Vrana to the Detroit Red Wings as part of a deal to acquire forward Anthony Mantha prior to the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday, Washington Capitals GM Brian … Continue reading

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Islanders Acquire Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac From Devils For A.J. Greer, Mason Jobst, 2021 First-Round Pick, Conditional 2022 Fourth

Photo: SI The New York Islanders acquired forward Kyle Palmieri and center Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday in exchange for forward A.J. Greer, forward Mason Jobst, a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, and a … Continue reading

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A Look At The Remaining Schedules For The Capitals, Islanders, And Penguins

Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images With fewer than 20 game remaining, the Washington Capitals (19 games remaining), the New York Islanders (18 games remaining), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (18 games remaining) are battling for the top spot in the East Division. NoVa … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Strength Of Schedule To Date: It’s Been Easy Street, So Far

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals have completed 26 games of their 56-game schedule so far this season. Believe it or not, there are only 30 games remaining in the regular season. The good news, the … Continue reading

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NHL East Division Update: Islanders, Penguins Surging; Bruins, Flyers Dipping

The Washington Capitals have now completed 25 of their 56-game abbreviated schedule. As they begin their two game set with the Flyers tonight, we thought it would be a good time to check in on the East Division and see … Continue reading

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Number One For No. 3! Nick Jensen Scores His First Goal As A Washington Capital Against the Philadelphia Flyers

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images Since being acquired by the Washington Capitals from the Detroit Red Wings on February 22, 2019, defenseman Nick Jensen had played in 108 games in the Red, White, and Blue, all without scoring a goal. … Continue reading

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East Division Status Report: How The Capitals Rank In Team Statistics Within The Division

With 22 games of the abbreviated 56-game regular season now in the books for the Washington Capitals (approximately 40%), we continue our periodic divisional assessment with a look at how each team in the East Division is performing to date.

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Evaluating the NHL East Division Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR) Metrics

Following the divisional realignment imposed by the NHL for the shortened 2020-21 regular season, the path to the playoffs and beyond will be solely based on head-to-head matchups with divisional foes. The regional realignment sees all Canadian teams moving into the new … Continue reading

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