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From Understudy to Lead Role: A Look At John Carlson’s Evolution Into a Norris Trophy Front-runner

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Capitals defenseman John Carlson is having himself a banner season, one that has garnered the attention of many outside Washington, and rightfully so. As the most productive defenseman in the league this season, and one … Continue reading

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Top Ten Surprises Through the First Quarter of the 2019-20 Season

Through the first quarter of the 2019-20 NHL regular season, plenty of surprises have already happened. Continue reading

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Add Another to the Books! Alex Ovechkin Reaches New Milestones In Capitals’ 5-2 Victory Over Detroit Red Wings

Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images In the Washington Capitals 5-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings Saturday night, on a night in which he scored a hat trick, Alex Ovechkin achieved several new personal milestones, adding to a long list … Continue reading

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On a Roll: John Carlson Extends Points Streak to Seven Games In Game Against the Anaheim Ducks

Nick Wass/Associated Press Capitals defenseman John Carlson has already been the most productive defenseman in the National Hockey League and for Washington this season, and after a historic start to the 2019-20 campaign, Carlson’s red-hot stick has been carried through … Continue reading

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John Carlson Passes Kevin Hatcher For Third in Franchise Scoring for Defensemen, Ties Scott Stevens For Fifth in Goals, Second in Assists & Points

Capitals defenseman John Carlson has had himself a magnificent start to the 2019-20 season, and gaining some much-deserved league-wide attention for his play. In the process, he has climbed his way up the NHL and franchise record books, and with … Continue reading

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A Sense of Belonging: Travis Boyd Doing His Best to Prove He Deserves A Regular Lineup Spot

Last season, Capitals forward Travis Boyd showed promising growth in his offensive game and seemed primed for a true shot at a spot in the Capitals’ bottom-six forward group and a chance to be a regular contributor in the lineup. … Continue reading

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Brendan Leipsic Scores First Goal As A Capital Against the Buffalo Sabres

When the Capitals signed forward Brendan Leipsic to a one-year contract in free agency this past summer, they did so with the hope the former third-round pick of the Nashville Predators could add a new dynamic to their bottom-six forward … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Division Storylines: Which Teams Are Hot, and Which Teams Are Cold? Which Players Are Leading the Points Race?

What is going on around the Metropolitan Division? Continue reading

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Make it Eight! John Carlson Extends Point Streak to Eight Games With Second Period Goal

NHL Heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Calgary Flames, Capitals defenseman John Carlson was already having himself one heck of a week, having been named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week and heading into the game against Calgary … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Scores 20th Goal of Season Against Tampa Bay Lightning, Moves Into Eighth Place In Points For Swedish-born Players

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images Known primarily for his exceptional assist totals, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored his 20th goal of the 2018-19 season (his fourth consecutive 20-goal campaign) in the first period of the Capitals’ March 30, 2019 matchup … Continue reading

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