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1,000 for No. 44: Brooks Orpik to Play in 1,000th Career Game When Capitals Take on the Blues

While the Capitals’ Monday night game against the St. Louis Blues will be the 45th of the season for the team, it will be a milestone game for veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik, who will be playing in his 1,000th NHL … Continue reading

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Rick Nash’s Premature Retirement: A Shot of Realization for the NHL and A Notice for the Capitals and T.J. Oshie

Photo: Sportsnet The announcement from longtime NHL forward Rick Nash early Friday that he was stepping away from the game of hockey due to concussion-related issues was a move that highlighted the consequences of head injuries in the National Hockey … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Records 300th NHL Point in Win Over Red Wings

Photo: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press While the Capitals ended their three-game losing streak with their 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday evening, superstar center Evgeny Kuznetsov reached a milestone of his own, recording his 300th career NHL point … Continue reading

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Take A Second Look: Those Who Think Alex Ovechkin Doesn’t Deserve to Skip the All-Star Game Need to Think Again

Photo: Greg Fiume/Washington Capitals When the news broke that Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would sit out the 2019 NHL All-Star Game (to which he was elected as the Metropolitan Division team captain) to conserve energy and recuperate for another Capitals’ … Continue reading

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NHL To Hold “Last Man In Vote” With Nicklas Backstrom As The Capitals’ Nominee

Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images Some may have noticed that the NHL left off a man when they announced the All-Star Rosters earlier this evening. While some, including myself, raised eyebrows, it turns out that the league is … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin To Skip All-Star Game To Take Full Advantage Of Capitals’ Bye Week

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will miss NHL All-Star Weekend in San Jose from January 26-27 to take full advantage of his team’s bye week, which will take place from January 24-31. Ovechkin, 33, was voted by the fans as … Continue reading

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The T.J. Intangibles: T.J. Oshie’s Resilience Just One Reason the Forward Means More to the Capitals Than Just Offense

Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie has been a member of the team for just over three years and in that time, he has entrenched himself as one of the team’s fan favorites and has been one of the key offensive … Continue reading

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Evolution Of Tom Wilson: From Fourth-Line Fisticuffs to Top-six Weapon

Could a 20-game suspension be the best thing that ever happened to an NHL forward?  In Tom Wilson’s case, it may just be. Throughout his career, Wilson has dominated scoresheets when it comes to all things physical.  For years, his … Continue reading

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Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin Named NHL’s First Star Of The Week

Photo: Sports Illustrated Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL’s first star of the week spanning from Monday, December 10 to Sunday, December 16, the league announced today. Ovechkin posted two hat tricks, seven goals, and extended his … Continue reading

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Travis Boyd, Daughter Hayden, and Jakub Vrana Encourage Caps Fans to Cheer the Team on in Carolina

Photo: @KelseyDegonda After scoring his first two NHL goals in back-to-back games earlier this week, it was no surprise that Capitals forward Travis Boyd was handed the keys (er, password) to the team’s Twitter account on Thursday. In two short … Continue reading

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