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Vitek Vanecek To Start; Capitals To Roll With Same Lineup vs. Lightning

Head coach Peter Laviolette announced prior to the Washington Capitals’ game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) that Vitek Vanecek will start a second straight game in net after making 23 saves in … Continue reading

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Daniel Sprong Will Likely Replace Michal Raffl In Capitals’ Lineup For Game 5

Forward Daniel Sprong took line rushes on the second line at the Washington Capitals’ morning skate prior to Game 5 of their 2021 Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series against the Boston Bruins. He skated in place of Michael Raffl, hinting that … Continue reading

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Lars Eller Uncertain For Capitals’ Game 4 at Bruins

Center Lars Eller appeared to be a full participant at the Washington Capitals‘ morning skate prior to Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Friday (6:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NBCSN … Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie Misses Morning Skate Prior To Capitals’ Game 4 at Bruins; Lars Eller Participates

Forward T.J. Oshie missed the Washington Capitals‘ morning skate on Friday at TD Garden prior to Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins (6:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NBCSN nationally) but center Lars … Continue reading

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Lars Eller Skates, T.J. Oshie And Vitek Vanecek Do Not Participate In Morning Skate; Daniel Sprong Skates With Extras

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller, who left the second period during Game 2 of the team’s first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins with a lower-body injury, participated in the team’s morning skate prior to Game 3 at … Continue reading

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Craig Anderson Appears To Be Capitals’ Game 2 Starter; Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov Skate As Extras

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media prior to Game 2 against the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena on Monday (7:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NBCSN nationally) that goaltender Vitek Vanecek, who left the first … Continue reading

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Laviolette Doesn’t Name Starter In Goal, T.J. Oshie Will Be Game-Time Decision For Capitals’ Game 1 vs. Bruins

Forward T.J. Oshie will be a game-time decision for the Washington Capitals’ Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night (7:15 PM ET, NBC) and took line rushes at center during the … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Participates In Tuesday Morning’s Optional Skate

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin participated in the team’s optional morning skate Tuesday morning. The Capitals wrap-up their regular season schedule tonight when they host the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.

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Capitals’ Anthony Mantha Views Final Five Games As “Preparation For Playoff Hockey”

Photo: The Athletic After playing on the left side of center Nicklas Backstrom’s wing for his first eight games with the Washington Capitals, forward Anthony Mantha said that it “felt good” and “natural” to be on right side for the … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Will Start For Capitals vs. Islanders On Saturday

Photo: Steve Ryan/Getty Images Head coach Peter Laviolette confirmed that goaltender Ilya Samsonov will start in the Washington Capitals‘ game against the New York Islanders on Saturday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) after the team’s morning skate at Nassau … Continue reading

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