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Back In Business: Ilya Samsonov Records First Victory Since January 14 in 3-2 Win Over the New Jersey Devils

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images While the 2020-21 NHL season would be unlike any other, for second-year Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov, it has been one filled with challenges. After going 1-0-1 with a 3.36 Goals-Against Average and .868 Save Percentage in … Continue reading

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Panthers Place Former Capitals Forward Brett Connolly On Waivers

Photo: WPLG Local 10 The Florida Panthers placed former Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly on waivers on Sunday.

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Capitals Have Been The NHL’s Third-Most Injury And Illness Prone Team So Far This Season

The Washington Capitals headed into the 2020-21 season with the NHL’s oldest roster with an average age of 30.5 years old, nearly two years up on the next oldest (Toronto Maple Leafs: 28.6). Six weeks into the season, they rank … Continue reading

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Talking With Dima: Dmitry Orlov Discusses First Goal, Alex Ovechkinā€™s Scoring Drought, New York Rangers, and COVID-19 In Interview With Russian Media Outlet Sport24

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On Saturday afternoon (February 20), Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov scored his first goal of the abbreviated 2020-21 NHL season in a home game against the New York Rangers. Recently, the longtime Caps blueliner shared his impressions … Continue reading

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Shorty For 43! Tom Wilson Scores Gorgeous Goal Shorthanded Against the Buffalo Sabres

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson is one of the Capitals’ most well-rounded players, being utilized in multiple on-ice situations when the need arises. On Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres, Wilson proved his versatility by scoring a shorthanded goal … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Goaltender Braden Holtby Shows Off Guitar Playing Skills In Video Released by the Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks/Twitter Goaltender Braden Holtby spent 10 seasons in a Washington Capitals sweater, winning a Vezina Trophy and backstopping the club to a Stanley Cup in 2018 in that time span among other notable achievements. One of his off-ice accomplishments … Continue reading

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Additions From Penguins Paying Big Dividends For Capitals

Photo: Santa Maria Times The Washington Capitals signed five familiar foes over the offseason, including two they have seen continuously in the Stanley Cup Playoffs during their battles with the Pittsburgh Penguins in forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Justin Schultz.

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Top Shelf Goal and 100 Apples! Conor Sheary Scores Against Pittsburgh Penguins on Richard Panik’s 100th Career Assist

Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images When the Washington Capitals signed forward Conor Sheary in the offseason, they did so with the hope that he could provide some depth and secondary scoring to their bottom-six forward group. On Tuesday night, the … Continue reading

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McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Scores His First Professional Goal, A Game-Winning Tally Over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Photo: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Considered the Washington Capitals’ top prospect in their pool of young talent, forward Connor McMichael has had an eventful 2020-21 season. Having come one win shy of winning the Gold Medal in the World Junior Championships with … Continue reading

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“It’s Nice to Be Back On The Ice With The Guys “: Evgeny Kuznetsov Talks COVID-19, Return to Team Activities, and More

After being reinstated along with goaltender Ilya Samsonov from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov spoke with the media via teleconference call on his experience away on the protocol list, returning to hockey activities, and more … Continue reading

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