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Rangers’ Adam Fox, Avalanche’s Cale Makar, Lightning’s Victor Hedman Named Norris Trophy Finalists

Photo: NHL.com Adam Fox of the New York Rangers, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2020-21 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” … Continue reading

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Capitals Player Performance Grades For The 2020-21 Regular Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Every NHL player has their ups and downs during the regular season, especially during a shortened 56-game season that is preceded by a 10-day training camp and no exhibition games. In this post, NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Outlook For The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: NHL.com With the 2020-21 season in the books, the attention for the Washington Capitals now shifts to the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken, who begin play in October. Teams will have to submit their player protection lists … Continue reading

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A Look At Opportunities For The Capitals To Upgrade At Center

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told the media at his season-ending press conference on Wednesday that any player other than captain Alex Ovechkin or center Nicklas Backstrom will be available for trade. Center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s name has been floated in … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Bottom-Six Plays Key Role In 3-2 Overtime Win In Game 1 Over Bruins

Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images The Washington Capitals‘ bottom-six forward group played a big part in the team’s 3-2 overtime victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series over the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena on Saturday … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Offensive Production From Defensemen Comes From “Different Areas,” According To Peter Laviolette

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the Washington Capitals‘ practice on Tuesday that the team’s offensive production from defensemen at even-strength comes from “a little bit of everything,” and “different areas” such as exiting the defensive zone and adding … Continue reading

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Sharks’ Patrick Marleau Plays In NHL-Record 1,768th Career Game

Photo: Sports Illustrated When the puck dropped between the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Monday night, Sharks forward Patrick Marleau’s name came up on the game sheet for an NHL-record 1,768th time. He was … Continue reading

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Anthony Mantha Becomes First Player To Score A Goal In Each Of His First Four Games With Capitals

Photo: Steve Babineau/Getty Images Forward Anthony Mantha became the first player in Washington Capitals history to score in each of his first four games with the team against the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

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John Carlson Gets First Career Four-Assist Game In Capitals’ 6-3 Win Over Flyers

Photo: Reuters Defenseman John Carlson recorded a career-high four-assist game in the Washington Capitals‘ 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon, which is tied for the second-most in a game by a defenseman in team history behind Scott … Continue reading

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Teams That Capitals Players Have Succeeded Against And Players Who Have Frustrated The Capitals

Photo: NHL.com Many players in the NHL have a team they seem to excel against. With superstars like captain Alex Ovechkin, center Nicklas Backstrom, and center Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Washington Capitals have plenty of players who seem to feast on … Continue reading

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