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This One’s For Coach: T.J. Oshie Scores In First Game Since the Passing Of His Father

Washington Capitals Washington Capitals Right Wing T.J. Oshie returned to the ice on Wednesday night against the New York Rangers for the first time since the death of his father Tim “Coach” Oshie. While the emotions running high from Monday … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Leaves Game Against Rangers After Just One Shift, Will Not Return

With Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie out of the Washington Capitals’ lineup against the New York Rangers, the return of Captain Alex Ovechkin and Alternate captain John Carlson were welcome bits of news for Head Coach Peter Laviolette’s team. However, … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Anthony Mantha Views Final Five Games As “Preparation For Playoff Hockey”

Photo: The Athletic After playing on the left side of center Nicklas Backstrom’s wing for his first eight games with the Washington Capitals, forward Anthony Mantha said that it “felt good” and “natural” to be on right side for the … Continue reading

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Dilly Dilly Fight Night: Brenden Dillon Drops Penguins Teddy Blueger in One-sided Fisticuffs

Not much went right for the Washington Capitals in their 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night, just a few nights after clinching a spot in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. As one might expect, frustrations mounted and … Continue reading

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Jake Virtanen On Leave From Canucks After Sexual Assault Allegation

Photo: Getty Images A woman who preferred to remain anonymous told Glacier Media that she was sexually assaulted by Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen in September 2017. The outlet called her Emily in the story. Virtanen, who has yet to … Continue reading

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Power Play Prowess: T.J. Oshie Ties Career-High In Power Play Goals Against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Patrick Smith/Getty Images With Washington Capitals captain and power play weapon Alex Ovechkin out for the first time ever against the Pittsburgh Penguins as he continues to deal with an injury suffered a week ago, and defenseman John Carlson also … Continue reading

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Goal From Garny! Garnet Hathaway Scores Fifth Goal of the Season, Beginning Productive Night For the Fourth-Line

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ fourth-line has arguably, been its most hard-working this season, lauded throughout the season for their grit and ability to do all the “little things” right. During the Caps’ April 24 contest against … Continue reading

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Saved By Sammy: Ilya Samsonov Records Second Shutout of the Season In Crucial 1-0 Win Against the New York Islanders

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ Thursday night game against the New York Islanders was more than just a regular season game between two division rivals, with playoff implications at stake in the final stretch of the 2020-21 season. In … Continue reading

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More McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Has Himself A Game, Scores Two Goals, Records One Assist Against Leigh Valley Phantoms

Lehigh Valley Phantoms The recent announcement that the Ontario Hockey League would not play this season gave the Washington Capitals confirmation on the playing future of top prospect Connor McMichael for the 2020-21 season. With no OHL season, the 2019 … Continue reading

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Ant-Man Strikes Again: Anthony Mantha Scores In Second Straight Game, Nicklas Backstrom Records An Assist on His Big Night

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just two nights after scoring in his Washington Capitals debut, forward Anthony Mantha notched his second goal in as many games as a member of the team on Nicklas Backstrom’s big night.

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