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Tom Wilson’s Goal Against Sharks A Career-high and A Sign of His Evolved Playing Style

While T.J. Oshie’s 500th point and two-goal outburst in the Capitals’ 5-1 Valentine’s Day thrashing of the San Jose Sharks occupied most of the headlines from the game, right wing Tom Wilson’s empty-net goal at the end of the game … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Boyd: A Look At Travis Boyd’s Performance Through the First Part of the 2018-19 Season

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After the departure of longtime Capitals center Jay Beagle in free agency last summer, the team had a void on the fourth-line that needed to be filled, and had a few in-house solutions to solve … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Records Hat Trick in 7-6 Loss Against the San Jose Sharks

On a night in which the struggling Capitals needed to rebound and end their five-game losing streak, it was their captain, Alex Ovechkin who did his part in an effort to end the skid against the San Jose Sharks, recording … Continue reading

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With Five Straight Losses, the Capitals Must Make Some Minor Tweaks In Their Overall Game to Get Back on Track

How can the Capitals correct their overall game to get out of their five-game losing streak? Continue reading

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Opinion: Lars Eller Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

When Lars Eller arrived in Washington two seasons ago from the Montreal Canadiens, I wasn’t sure if the solid third-line forward was worth two second-round draft picks. Now, looking back in hindsight ,that trade proved to be exactly what this … Continue reading

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Aging Like a Fine Wine: Alex Ovechkin’s Fantastic Start to the 2018-19 Season More Spectacular Than Meets the Eye

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images With the Capitals at the Christmas break of the 2018-19 season, captain Alex Ovechkin has already scored 29 goals and added 14 assists for a total of 43 points in the 34 games … Continue reading

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In A Tale of Two Seasons, Jakub Vrana & Andre Burakovsky On Different Career Path Trajectories

Is Jakub Vrana beginning to look like everything the Capitals hoped Andre Burakovsky would be? With the rumors that the Capitals are fielding offers for Burakovsky, speculation of his departure is becoming more and more justified. The Capitals have stated … 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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Alex Ovechkin Records Second Consecutive Hat Trick, Gets A Shout Out from Larry King

Photo: @monsportsnet After recording his 21st career hat trick in the Capitals’ last game against the Detroit Red Wings, the Capitals’ captain followed that up with a second consecutive “hatty” against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night, getting a shout … Continue reading

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What They Want For Christmas: A Look At the Capitals’ Wish List Heading into the Holiday Season and New Year

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images North America While the focus coming into this season was that of defending their Stanley Cup championship season, the Capitals’ performance this season was also somewhat of a question mark with a new bench boss in former … Continue reading

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