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Capitals Alex Ovechkin Records 21st Career Hat Trick Against the Detroit Red Wings

Photo: NHL via Getty Images While T.J. Oshie’s return and goal in the Capitals’ 6-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings may garner a lot of the attention on Tuesday night, captain Alex Ovechkin extended his point streak and then … Continue reading

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Travis Boyd Is Bringing Offensive Flair And Adding To the Capitals’ Depth

It took awhile but it looks like Travis Boyd has finally cemented himself on the Capitals roster. Going from a sixth-round pick, to two promising American Hockey League seasons, to now finding himself on a steady scoring pace for the … Continue reading

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Travis Boyd Scores First NHL Goal in Capitals’ Shutout of Blue Jackets

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images While Braden Holtby may get most of the attention in the Caps’ 4-0 whitewashing of the Columbus Blue Jackets, it was Travis Boyd’s first NHL goal that was one of the keys to an all-around perfect game … Continue reading

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Sophomore Success: Capitals’ Jakub Vrana Continues to Find Success in His Second Season in the NHL

Photo: Washington Capitals Capitals forward Jakub Vrana showed flashes of his tremendous potential in his rookie season in 2017-18, recording 27 points in 73 games played in the team’s Stanley Cup-winning season. And his offensive talent has been on full … Continue reading

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Since Returning From Suspension, Tom Wilson is Turning Into Offensive Force For Capitals

Photo: SWX After an excellent postseason performance, where he tallied five goals, 15 points, and a +10 rating, tied for third on the team with defenseman John Carlson, in 21 games, all while playing on the top line with center … Continue reading

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Kempny’s Calling: The Capitals’ No. 6 Taking it to the Next Level at the Right Time

The 2018-19 NHL season has been one of interest so far for the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. As the season nears the holiday break, the team has been plagued by a number of injuries to key players, including … 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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Brett Connolly Quietly Having A Productive Season In One Full of Headlines

Photo: NHL via Getty Images In a young season that has been dominated by a suspension, injuries to key players, and a slow start to their season as defending Stanley Cup champions, there have been a few bright spots for … Continue reading

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“Jake N’ Bake”: Jakub Vrana is Destined For Superstardom in the NHL

Photo: Getty Images When the Capitals drafted forward Jakub Vrana with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, they did so knowing they were getting a prospect with tremendous upside and a scouting report that described him … Continue reading

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Elite and Leading By Example: Evgeny Kuznetsov Has Emerged As One of the NHL’s Best Players and One of the Capitals’ Most Valuable Leaders

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Since he joined the Capitals at the tail-end of the 2013-14 season, center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s game as a player has evolved by leaps and bounds. At one time considered the best player not playing in the National … Continue reading

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