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Skating Into the Past: A Look At the Washington Capitals’ Playoff History

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America With the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs just around the corner in the league’s delayed postseason schedule, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle examines the playoff history for the Washington Capitals, who are coming off a 3-2 exhibition … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov Sustained An Injury, Will Not Travel to Toronto, Expected To Be Ready For 2020-21 Season

Photo: @Capitals According to the Washington Capitals, goaltender Ilya Samsonov sustained an injury prior to the training camp and will not travel with the team to Toronto for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday. He will remain in the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ T.J. Oshie: “I Feel Like I’m Ready To Go.”

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie said that “I feel like I’m ready to go” after training in Minnesota for the last month of the NHL Pause even though he was in the Washington area for a majority of it. “Training … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Lars Eller: “I Want To Be With My Team And Win Another Cup.”

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller told the media on Tuesday that “a lot of thoughts [went] into the decision [to play]” and he was “weighing the pros and cons” of doing so with a new baby due August 8, when … Continue reading

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NHL Releases Play-In, Round-Robin Schedules; Capitals To Face Lightning In Opener August 3

Photo: Scott Audette/Getty Images After the NHL and players’ association agreed on the protocols on phases three and four of the league’s return-to-play plan on Friday, the round-robin and qualifying round schedules were released. The Washington Capitals will face the … Continue reading

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says Country Willing To Host NHL Despite Border Closure

Photo: BBC The Canadian and American governments announced on Tuesday that the border between the two countries will remain closed for another month but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the country is open to the idea of having … Continue reading

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Set With 24 Teams, Including 16-Team Play-In Round; Capitals Get Play-In Bye

Photo: NHL.com NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Tuesday that the 2019-20 regular-season is done and that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams, which he believes is the fairest format. He emphasized that health and safety of … Continue reading

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Road Review: Gila River Arena, A Possible Neutral Site For 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: The Arizona Republic About four weeks before the NHL paused the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, my dad and I went out West to see the Washington Capitals face the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale and the Vegas … Continue reading

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Eight Years Ago Saturday, Joel Ward Scored In Game 7 Overtime To Help Capitals Eliminate Defending Champions

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Eight years ago Saturday, forward Joel Ward scored the Game 7 overtime winner at TD Garden to help the Washington Capitals eliminate the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins and advance to Round 2 of … Continue reading

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If the Stanley Cup Playoffs Began Today, Which Teams Would Be the Favorites To Win?

Once the regular season resumes, which NHL teams have the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup in 2020? Continue reading

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