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Images From Washington Capitals Practice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex: T.J. Oshie Returns! [Photos]

The Capitals returned to MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday for their first practice on home ice over week. NoVa Caps’ photojournalist Joe Noyes was on hand to capture a few of the images this morning. Be sure to check out all … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Biggest Surprises Among 5-on-5 Point Producers This Season

Photo: Flipboard Through almost 30 games of the season, there are plenty of surprising 5-on-5 point producers on the Washington Capitals, some good and some bad. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a look at some of those surprises on … Continue reading

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Ducks Score Five Unanswered Goals, Rally to Down Capitals 6-5; Tom Wilson Scores Again

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals fell to the Anaheim Ducks 6-5 Sunday afternoon at Capital One Arena . The loss ended the Capitals winning streak at seven games and dropped the Capitals record to 15-8-3 on the season. The Capitals … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Records Second Career Hat Trick….on an Assist from Alex Ovechkin

Photo: @Capitals On a night in which the Capitals lost Tom Wilson and got some spectacular saves from Braden Holtby, it was star center Nicklas Backstrom who stole the show with a four-point night, including his second career hat trick, … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Down New Jersey Devils 6-3; Nicklas Backstrom Notches Hat Trick; Tom Wilson Ejected From Game

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 Friday night at Capital One Arena in Washington. The win improves the Capitals record to 15-7-3 (33 points), good enough for first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals are … Continue reading

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The Capitals Are Getting Hot in Late November. Can They Sustain Their Winning Ways into December?

Can the Capitals keep winning as they hit the month of December? Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores His 625th Career Goal – Ties Joe Sakic and Jarome Iginla

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Alex Ovechkin keeps piling up the milestones.  In the Washington Capitals’ 4-1 victory against the New York Islanders on Monday, Alex Ovechkin scored the team’s fourth goal, an empty net goal.  This goal ties him … Continue reading

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Capitals @ Islanders: Inside The Numbers: Tom Wilson Scores Twice, Backstrom Passes Bondra

Photo: @Islanders It’s becoming a familiar script. A slow start followed by a convincing response. After giving up the games first goal the Capitals responded with four unanswered goals for a convincing 4-1 win over the Islanders in Brooklyn Monday … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Passes Peter Bondra for Second on the Capitals’ All-Time Scoring List

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America Since he entered the NHL in 2007, Nicklas Backstrom has established himself as one of the Capitals’ all-time franchise greats and one of the NHL’s most underrated superstars. And in the Caps’ Monday night … Continue reading

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Capitals @ Canadiens – Inside The Numbers: Ovechkin Scores Twice, Lars Eller Wins It In Overtime

A wild one in Montreal on Monday night. The Capitals battled back to tie the game and send it to overtime, where Lars Eller answered 21,000 boo birds with the game winning score. Our complete game recap can be found … Continue reading

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