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Wingers And Goaltenders Available At Trade Deadline That Could Fit With The Capitals

Photo: AZ Sports With the NHL Trade Deadline approaching at 3 PM ET on Monday and the Washington Capitals still considering their options, NoVa Caps takes a look at possible fits. The team currently has just $378,456 cap space remaining … Continue reading

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Islanders Acquire Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac From Devils For A.J. Greer, Mason Jobst, 2021 First-Round Pick, Conditional 2022 Fourth

Photo: SI The New York Islanders acquired forward Kyle Palmieri and center Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday in exchange for forward A.J. Greer, forward Mason Jobst, a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, and a … Continue reading

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Outlook for East Division Teams Heading Into NHL Trade Deadline

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images Despite the fact that the NHL Trade Deadline is six days away, there has not been much movement across the league due to travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and the flat salary cap. NoVa Caps takes a … Continue reading

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A Look At Centers That Could Be Available To The Capitals At The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

Photo: Bleacher Report The Washington Capitals may have one of the best top-four center units in the NHL this season with Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Lars Eller, and Nic Dowd as their every-night centers. However, if someone gets hurt, the … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Impressing In Rookie Season With Capitals

Photo: NHL via Getty Images When Henrik Lundqvist announced that he would undergo an open heart procedure on December 17, questions swirled around the Washington Capitals as goaltender Ilya Samsonov was set to enter his first season at the top … 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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Third Line Combines For Two Goals, Four Points In Capitals’ 3-1 Win Over Penguins

Photo: Joe Sargent/Getty Images The third line of forwards Conor Sheary (one goal), Lars Eller (one goal), and Richard Panik (two assists) combined for two goals and four points in the Washington Capitals‘ 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Off To Hot Start For Capitals

When the Capitals signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $46 million dollar contract last year ($9.2 million AAV), some NHL observers thought that Washington had overpaid. But as the contract kicks in, Backstrom is proving the critics wrong with … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Vitek Vanecek Becomes Ninth Rookie Goalie Since 1967-68 To Start NHL Career Without A Regulation Loss In First Seven Games

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images After making 40 saves in the Washington Capitals‘ 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena on Saturday night, Vitek Vanecek became the second rookie goaltender in franchise history to remain unbeaten in … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals’ Defensemen’s Stats Through Four Games

Photo: Joe Sargent/Getty Images After allowing an average of 3.44 goals-per-game in the final 32 games of the 2019-20 regular season and signing four defensemen in the offseason, the Washington Capitals have allowed at least three goals in three of … Continue reading

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