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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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Michal Kempny Skates With Capitals’ Taxi Squad Six Months After Achilles Tendon Surgery

Photo: Sportsnet Defenseman Michal Kempny skated with the Washington Capitals’ taxi squad for the first time on Thursday prior to their game against the Boston Bruins (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) since the team announced he underwent surgery on … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Brenden Dillon: “We’ve Got To Be Prepared For Anything”

Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon told the media prior to their game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington+), their first in four days, that “All of these games are just so important. … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov: “Right Now, I Feel More And More Better Every Day”

Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov said prior to starting against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday that “It’s really hard recovery after COVID. I have a problem with the breathing, so hard.”

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Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal Tonight; Lines: News From Capitals’ Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals returned to MedStar Capitals Iceplex Tuesday morning for the first time in more than 10 days. The team wrapped-up their five-game road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Flyers Sunday night. 

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Capitals Lines At Tuesday’s Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals had the day off in Pittsburgh on Monday following their 6-3 loss to the Penguins on Sunday afternoon. The two teams will finish their two-game set tonight with puck drop set for just after 7:00 p.m.

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Alex Ovechkin On Capitals’ Play During His Absence: “It Was A Great Response By Our Team… Fun To Watch”

Captain Alex Ovechkin told the media prior to the Washington Capitals‘ game against the Boston Bruins on Saturday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) that the team’s play during his four-game absence “was a great response by our teammates and … Continue reading

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Capitals’ T.J. Oshie: “For The Most Part, We’ve Had A Very ‘Next Man Up’ Mentality”

After filling in at center with Lars Eller not being available for the Washington Capitals’ game against the New York Islanders on Thursday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington), forward T.J. Oshie said “I might have had a couple … Continue reading

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Todd Reirden Confirms Michal Kempny Will Be Scratched, Jonas Siegenthaler Will Draw In: Flyers at Capitals Pregame Notebook

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden confirmed that defenseman Michal Kempny will be scratched in favor of Jonas Siegenthaler when the team hosts the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night (7 PM ET, NBCSN). This will be the first time since … Continue reading

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