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March Baby Boom! T.J. Oshie, Nick Jensen, And Families Welcome Sons One Day Apart

@tjoshie7 While the NHL is currently on hiatus following the outbreak of the coronavirus, leaving many despondent over the pause of the 2019-20 season, two members of the Washington Capitals had much more important matters to attend to in the … Continue reading

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Friday the Thirteenth – Ode to the Jasons

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America Fans of the “Friday the Thirteenth” series of movies are familiar with the fact that the main character in the movie series was named Jason Voorhees.  With Friday, March 13, approaching, NoVa Caps takes a … Continue reading

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Blueline Blueprint: Do the Capitals Have Optimal Defensive Pairings?

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Following the acquisition of Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks on February 18, Washington Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden has been tinkering with different combinations of defensive pairings. This is often a challenging undertaking, … Continue reading

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Islanders’ Johnny Boychuk Takes Skate Blade to the Face In Game Against Canadiens

Hockey, like any sport, brings with it the potential for injury, with a combination of hard, cold ice, sticks, a puck, and sharp skate blades being potential causes of injury to players or officials. On Tuesday night, in a game … Continue reading

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Countdown Complete! Alex Ovechkin Scores 700th Career Goal Against New Jersey Devils

The question on everyone’s mind heading into the 2019-20 season was when Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would reach the 700-goal milestone, as he entered the season with 658 goals and would need a reasonable 42 goals to become the eighth … Continue reading

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Held Together By Holtby – Are the Last Four Games an Indication That Braden Holtby is “Back” ?

Photo: Zak Krill/NHLI via Getty Images It’s been no secret that the Washington Capitals have struggled over the past few months, stumbling to a 10-10-0 record over their last 20 games. While the Caps as a team are still slumping, … Continue reading

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Sweet Signing Rewards: Philippe Maillet Leading The Way In Hershey, PA After Slow Start to The Season

Photo: Caroline O’Connor/Great Save Productions/Hershey Bears After a slow start to the 2019-20 season, Hershey Bears forward Philippe Maillet has raised his game and has arguably been the Bears’ best player since the turn of the new year. The emergence … Continue reading

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Tie-Breaker “T” Team: Tom Wilson Ties Game Against Avalanche With Late Third Period Goal, T.J. Oshie Scores Late Go-Ahead Goal to Secure Win for Washington

Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Having struggled in their previous seven games heading into their late-night (Eastern Standard Time) game against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, the Washington Capitals needed a boost to right the struggling proverbial ship. Trailing by … Continue reading

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Metro Misery – A Look At The Capitals’ Performance Against The Metropolitan Division This Season

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images While the Washington Capitals have had a nice regular season so far as their 77 points are currently tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning for third in the NHL this season, the Capitals have shown a … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Records 27th Career Hat Trick Against Los Angeles Kings, Moves Closer to 700 Goals

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Since before and after the All-Star break, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been the NHL’s hottest player. Ending the two games before the All-Star break with consecutive hat tricks, the Capitals’ captain for was named … Continue reading

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