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Stanley Cup Final Preview: Alex Ovechkin Chases His First Stanley Cup as the Capitals Return to the Final for the First Time In 20 Years

The Washington Capitals are set to face the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final. Continue reading

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The Stanley Cup Schmidtuation: For Me, Facing Nate Schmidt in the Stanley Cup Finals is a Two-Way Street

Alex Brandon/Associated Press The Capitals’ victory in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final brought so many emotions to me, from relief that after so many shortcomings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team had finally made it to the … Continue reading

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So Many Reasons to Keep Winning, Two of Them Right Here!

Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images My family room likely looked a lot like your family room right around 10pm last night – sheer joy! Screaming – literally jumping for joy – and lots of hugs and high fives! I kept … Continue reading

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Update on Capitals Shooting Statistics after 52 Games: Good or Bad, It’s “Steady As She Goes”

With 52 of 82 games in the books, the Capitals team identity and style of play is starting to take shape. The team was hampered with significant injuries through the first 34 games of the season, but have been really … Continue reading

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Vegas Knights Out-Joust Capitals 4-3, Chandler Stephenson Strikes Again

The Washington Capitals fell to the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Capital One Arena. Chandler Stephenson would notch the game’s first tally, but Vegas would respond, making it 1-1 at the first intermission. Matt Niskanen would give the … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Golden Knights @ Capitals – Gettin’ Schmidty With It

After a tough loss to Pittsburgh, can the Washington Capitals get back on the winning track against the tough Golden Knights? Continue reading

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Capitals Visit Vegas for First Date With Golden Knights

The Washington Capitals will visit the Vegas Golden Knights for the first-ever meeting between the two teams on Saturday. The game will be the last for each team before the Christmas break. 

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Why Protecting Nate Schmidt in the Expansion Draft Over Dmitry Orlov May Not Have Been As Risky A Move As it Seems

Photo: Patrick Smith With the Capitals facing an upcoming Expansion Draft and a multitude of pending free agents potentially and likely hitting the open market, the Capitals had decisions to make. Among the key defensemen lost over the summer was … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Trotz is Planning to Start Season With Orpik in Top 4

With the losses of Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner in free agency and Nate Schmidt to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, the Capitals have a hole to fill on their defense. Salary cap restrictions due to long-term … Continue reading

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The Early Preseason Pacific Division Picks and Predictions

Preseason picks and predictions for the Pacific Division in 2017-18 Continue reading

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