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Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov Continues Hot Start

After a rough 2020-21 season full of inconsistent play and off-ice issues where he finished with nine goals and 29 points in 41 games, center Evgeny Kuznetsov found himself at the center of trade discussions. The 29-year-old has seemed to … Continue reading

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A Solid Beginning Between the Pipes: Vitek Vanecek Continues Strong Start to the 2021-22 Season In 4-1 Victory Over New Jersey

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Entering this season, the goaltending dynamic of the Washington Capitals saw young netminders Vitek Vanecek and 2015 first-round pick Ilya Samsonov set to compete for playing time. Through the team’s first four games, Vanecek has … Continue reading

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Dancing Through The Devils For A Goal: Daniel Sprong Scores First Goal of 2021-22 Season In Impressive Fashion

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images During the 2020-21 season, forward Daniel Sprong emerged as a potential impact player for the Washington Capitals, impressing with offensive skill and good skating ability. During the second period of the Capitals’ game against the … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Dowd About It: Nic Dowd Scores First Goal of the 2021-22 Season, Nick Jensen Notches Eighth Career Multi-Point Game With Assist

Screen cap: ESPN+ With the Washington Capitals already holding a 4-2 lead over the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night, Center Nic Dowd scored his first goal of the 2021-22 season to boost the team’s lead by three goals, with … Continue reading

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Give-And-Go Goal: Nick Jensen Scores First Goal of the 2021-22 Season On Odd-Man Rush

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Entering Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen had scored just two goals in 143 Games Played in a Washington sweater, both coming last season. However, unlike the length of … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Connor McMichael On Skating on the Third-Line in Practice: “If I Do Get In Tomorrow, I’ll Be Ecstatic”

Screen cap: @capitals After a strong 2020-21 season with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the 2019 first-round draft pick of the Washington Capitals, Connor McMichael, has been waiting for his first game of the 2021-22 NHL season. Through the … Continue reading

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”His Off Years Are Like Anybody’s Best Year, Right?”: NHL Superstars Talk Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin’s Career

Photo: NHL.com After left-wing Alex Ovechkin’s four-point performance in the Washington Capitals’ 5-1 opening night win against the New York Rangers on Wednesday, where he scored twice and passed Marcel Dionne for fifth on the NHL’s goal-scoring list with the … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goals No. 731 and 732, Ties and Passes Marcel Dionne For Fifth Place On All-Time List

Photo: John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 731st and 732nd career goals against the New York Rangers in the team’s Opening Night contest, a night that also featured rookie Hendrix Lapierre scoring his first … Continue reading

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2021-22 Metropolitan Division Preview

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images With the 2021-22 NHL regular season set to begin later this week, NoVa Caps concludes their annual division preview series with the Metropolitan Division.

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Carey Price Leaves Canadiens, Enters NHL’s Player Assistance Program

Image: The Athletic The Montreal Canadiens announced on Thursday that goaltender Carey Price will be away from the team indefinitely after voluntarily joining the NHL and Players’ Association’s player assistance program.

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