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A “Hot Stick” in the Sunshine State – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning – March 19, 2009

Photo: AP/Mike Carlson In mid-March of the 2008-09 season, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin was chasing the 50-goal milestone for the third time in his career, in his fourth season in the NHL. At that time, the Capitals were … Continue reading

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“Stay Well and See You Soon”: The Message NHL Players and Teams Are Sending to Fans Amid the League Pause

Graphic: NHL.com It has been an abnormal last few days since Thursday’s news of the NHL pausing the season due to the Coronavirus outbreak. What were supposed to be teams pushing for a spot in the 2019-20 Stanley Cup Playoffs have … Continue reading

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Lightning Announce Steven Stamkos Will Undergo Core Muscle Surgery, Miss 6-8 Weeks

Photo: ABC Action News The Tampa Bay Lightning announced prior to their game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday afternoon that captain Steven Stamkos will undergo core muscle surgery on Monday and miss 6-8 weeks (the remainder of the regular … Continue reading

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Devils Continue Rebuild, Ship Andy Greene To Islanders, Blake Coleman To Lightning

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The New Jersey Devils started a busy week ahead on Sunday as they dealt captain Andy Greene to the New York Islanders in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and defenseman … Continue reading

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Oilers’ Zack Kassian Suspended Seven Games For Kicking Lightning’s Erik Cernak

Photo: Hockey Troll The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Friday night that Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian has been suspended for seven games for kicking Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak during the first period of the Oilers’ … Continue reading

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NHL Trade Deadline Rumors And News: Lightning In The Market For Defenseman

With the NHL Trade Deadline now just 15 days away, here are the latest news and rumors from around the NHL:

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Early Bonzai Birthday Present – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning – February 5, 1994

NHL Capitals great Peter Bondra was long considered the best offensive player and player overall in franchise history before the emergence of Alex Ovechkin. During his prime years, Bondra was an offensive dynamo and a weapon for Washington every night. … Continue reading

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The Streak: A Look Back at the Capitals’ Historic Winning Streak 10 Years Later – Part 2

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America A mere 10 years ago, the Washington Capitals found themselves in the midst of the longest winning streak in franchise history, one that started on January 13 and continued into the month of February. Part … Continue reading

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Czech Mates: Czech Out These Capitals Connections – And Slovaks, Too

Photo: Koláž iSport.cz The current Washington Capitals roster includes several players who hail from the region that was once known as Czechoslovakia (until 1993).  The players include Radko Gudas, Michal Kempny, and Jakub Vrana, who are Czech, and Richard Panik … Continue reading

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Capitals Ground Lightning 3-1; Radko Gudas Scores First Goal As A Capital

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Saturday night at Capital One Arena. The win improves the Capitals record to 26-6-5 (57 points) on the season. 

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