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Penguins Outlast Capitals 8-7, in a Wild One In Pittsburgh

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins 8-7 Monday night at PPG Paints Arena. The loss dropped the Capitals record to 29-10-5, ending the Capitals winning streak at nine consecutive games. The Capitals next travel … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

Alex Brandon/Associated Press After a week full of accomplishments for multiple members of the Capitals, center Nicklas Backstrom has added another one to the list, as he was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week.

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Nicklas Backstrom’s Assist was Amazing, and Typical

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images On a day when Caps Nation would celebrate Nicklas Backstrom’s 500 career NHL assists, it was only fitting that Number 19 would provide a little showmanship for those showing appreciation for him.

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Capitals Salute Nicklas Backstrom Before Flyers Game

The Washington Capitals held a pre-game ceremony today to honor Nicklas Backstrom for recording his 500th NHL/Capitals assist. 

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Capitals Blast Blackhawks 6-0, Win 8th Straight

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-0 Friday night at Verizon Center. The win raised the Capitals record to 28-9-5, and extended the Capitals winning streak to eight consecutive games. The Capitals next host … Continue reading

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Capitals Daily Report: Update on John Carlson, Prep for the ‘Hawks

The Capitals returned to work at Kettler Thursday afternoon, following their decisive 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night at Verizon Center. The focus quickly shifts to preparations for Friday night’s tilt against the Chicago Blackhawks. Puck drop is 7:00PM.

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Capitals Beat Pens 5-2, Win Seventh Straight

The Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 Wednesday night at Verizon Center. The win improves the Capitals record to 27-9-5. The win also moves the Capitals into second place in the Metropolitan Division, ahead of the Penguins. The Caps next host … Continue reading

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Capitals Blast Price, Canadiens 4-1, Win 6th Straight

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Monday night at Bell Centre in Montreal. The win raised the Capitals record to 26-9-5, extending their winning streak to six straight games. The Caps next … Continue reading

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For the Love of Backstrom: Nicky’s Peers Congratulate Him on 500 Assists

On Saturday night in Ottawa, Nicklas Backstrom became the first player in Capitals franchise history to tally 500 career assists. Not surprisingly, many of Backstrom’s peers took to social media to extend their congratulations to Backstrom. 

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Capitals Win a Squeaker, Beat Senators 1-0

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 1-0 Saturday night in Ottawa. The win raised the Capitals record to 25-9-5. The Caps next travel to Montreal to take on the Canadiens on Monday night. Puck-drop is 7:30 … Continue reading

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