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Metropolitan Division Storylines: Which Teams Are Hot, and Which Teams Are Cold? Which Players Are Leading the Points Race?

What is going on around the Metropolitan Division? Continue reading

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Metropolitan Division News Roundup: A Busy Day On Monday

Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Monday was filled with news out of the seven cities within the NHL’s Metropolitan Division, as injuries begin to pile up, and one of the biggest stars in the division could be facing legal troubles. … Continue reading

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NHL Power Rankings: The Sabres and Oilers Surprise; The Wild are Plummeting

Ranking all 31 NHL clubs through the middle of October. Continue reading

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Early October Fun Around the NHL: Highlight Goals, Stick Throws, and Crowd Taunts

The first week of the 2019-20 NHL regular season has been extremely eventful. Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Strong In NHL Debut Against Islanders

The road to the NHL was a long and winding one for Ilya Samsonov. Drafted in 2015 by the Washington Capitals, Samsonov would play two more years of professional hockey at home in Russia in the KHL with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals Possession Metrics And High Danger Chances Against

Photo: @Capitals After a low-scoring defensive matchup with former bench boss Barry Trotz and the Islanders, the Capitals came out victorious 2-1 in Ilya Samsonov’s NHL debut. This was a strong showing in all phases of the game by the … Continue reading

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Capitals Nip Islanders, 2-1; Jakub Vrana Scores Second In As Many Games, Ilya Samsonov Wins First NHL Start

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Islanders by a final score of 2-1 at NYCB Live/Nassau Coliseum on Friday night. The win gave the Capitals a two-point advantage for first place in the Metropolitan Division entering … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov: A Look at Braden Holtby’s New Understudy and Potential Heir Apparent

Placing goaltender Pheonix Copley on waivers earlier in the week made it clear that 2015 top pick Ilya Samsonov would be the new understudy for starter Braden Holtby to start the 2019-20 season. In just his second season in North America, the … Continue reading

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Washington at New York Preview: Capitals Tangle With The Islanders On Long Island On Friday

Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images The Washington Capitals visit the New York Islanders for their second game of the 2019-20 season on Friday night. The two Metropolitan Division rivals split the season series last year with the road team winning each … Continue reading

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2019-20 Metropolitan Division Preview

Photo: Cardiac Cane The Metropolitan Division features the Washington Capitals, the reigning division winners for the past four seasons, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs for 12 consecutive seasons (the longest active streak in the NHL). This … Continue reading

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