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Boyder Back in Business: Travis Boyd Scores in First Game In Nearly A Month

USA Today Sports While most of the Capitals entered last week’s All-Star break with plenty of game action to rest hard-worked muscles and get some much-needed relaxation, Capitals forward Travis Boyd headed into the bye week having not played a … Continue reading

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Make it 30! Alex Ovechkin Scores Two First Period Goals After Getting Clipped By High-Stick, Joins Elite Company with 30th Goal

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just a few after scoring two goals in the first period of a 2-0 shutout win against the Carolina Hurricanes, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin repeated the feat against the New Jersey Devils, in Thursday night’s … Continue reading

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No Doubt About It: Alex Ovechkin Scores Goal Just Seconds After No-Goal Call Against the Senators

Over the course of his 15-season NHL career, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been gold against the Ottawa Senators, entering Tuesday night’s game at Capital One Arena with 27 goals and 47 points in 46 games played against the Sens. … Continue reading

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Finally Home? Brendan Leipsic Thriving In Key, Fourth-Line Role with the Capitals

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images When the Capitals signed him to a one-year, $700,000 deal in free agency in July, left wing Brendan Leipsic’s role on the team was to provide some grittiness and secondary scoring to a revamped fourth-line, … Continue reading

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Appreciating The Consistency And Longevity of Alex Ovechkin Compared to His Peers

Throughout his career, Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin has been a consistent goal scorer  with longevity being one of his resounding strengths. His productivity in the goal department has remained steady, even into his age-34, in which he has scored 21 … Continue reading

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Bottom-Six Boost: Capitals’ Bottom-Six Come Up Big in Third Period With Two Quick Tallies

Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images For the last few games, the Capitals have had the full compliment of their intended lineup this season and while it took a few games, the team’s chemistry has begun to work. Nowhere in their … Continue reading

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From Understudy to Lead Role: A Look At John Carlson’s Evolution Into a Norris Trophy Front-runner

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Capitals defenseman John Carlson is having himself a banner season, one that has garnered the attention of many outside Washington, and rightfully so. As the most productive defenseman in the league this season, and one … Continue reading

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Cruising Carly: John Carlson Scores 10th and 11th Goals of the Season in First Period Against Los Angeles Kings, Continues Historic Start to the Season.

Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press, via the Associated Press Capitals defenseman John Carlson’s start to the 2019-20 season has seen the former first-round pick have one incredible game after the other. After scoring a goal in the Caps’ 5-2 routing of … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Records Hat Trick in Victory Against the Detroit Red Wings

Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images With a goal in the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime victory on Friday, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was just three goals shy of reaching the 20-goal plateau yet another time in his storied NHL career. Just one … Continue reading

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D.C. Stands For Dangle City: Alex Ovechkin Dances Around A Florida Panthers Defender For 16th Goal of the Season

Having struggled to get a victory since their 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on November 18, the Capitals needed to have a good start to their Wednesday night tilt against the Florida Panthers, on a night where the team … Continue reading

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