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Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov, Alex Ovechkin Unavailable For Capitals On Wednesday; T.J. Oshie Will Return

Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the team’s morning skate at Madison Square Garden that center Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov will be out against the New York Rangers (7 PM ET, NBCSN … Continue reading

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Head Coach Peter Laviolette Says Capitals Are “Working Through Things Inside The Room” Regarding Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov

On Tuesday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media following today’s optional practice at Madison Square Garden. He discussed forward Tom Wilson’s $5,000 fine, the status of center Evgeny Kuznetsov, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov, his condolences to … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette on Daniel Sprong: “He’s A Guy Who’s Trying To Make The Most Of His Opportunities”

On Wednesday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media following an optional skate at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. He provided an update on captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman Justin Schultz and discussed forward Daniel Sprong’s continued success when … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Offensive Production From Defensemen Comes From “Different Areas,” According To Peter Laviolette

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the Washington Capitals‘ practice on Tuesday that the team’s offensive production from defensemen at even-strength comes from “a little bit of everything,” and “different areas” such as exiting the defensive zone and adding … Continue reading

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“He Definitely Gave Us An Opportunity”: Vitek Vanecek Earns Praise From Teammates, Head Coach Peter Laviolette After Strong Performance in 1-0 Loss to Islanders

Al Bello/NHLI via Getty Images If one looked at Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek’s statistics from the team’s Tuesday night game against the New York Islanders, it would seem at first glance that the visiting Caps came away from Long … Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana Will Serve As Healthy Scratch For Capitals vs. Devils

Photo: LWOS Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media that forward Jakub Vrana will come out of the lineup as a healthy scratch in favor of forward Richard Panik against the New Jersey Devils (7 PM ET, NBC … Continue reading

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Lars Eller Said He Is “Available To Play Tonight”: Notes From Capitals’ Morning Skate In New York City

The Washington Capitals made their way to New York City yesterday afternoon ahead of their game against the Rangers tonight. The team will be in the New York metro area for a week with games against the Islanders and the … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Rocky Start Finds Smoother Ground After Meeting With Laviolette

For Evgeny Kuznetsov, the start of the 2020-21 season has been anything but smooth sailing. The Capitals abbreviated training camp lasted all of 10 days. Not a lot of time to get acquainted with a new head coach and get … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin And T.J. Oshie Return To Practice; Lars Eller Doesn’t Practice: Notes From Wednesday’s Capitals Practice

The Capitals held practice for a second consecutive day on Wednesday as they wrap-up their four-day break from games. The Capitals will next host the New Jersey Devils for a two-game, back-to-back set beginning Thursday night at Capital One Arena. … Continue reading

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The Laviolette “System”: What We’ve Learned After 27 Games

With 27 games of the 2020-21 regular season now in the books, we are starting to get a good feel for head coach Peter Laviolette and his new “system”, and for his overarching game management tendencies. The Laviolette brand of … Continue reading

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