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John Carlson Voted Second-Best Defenseman, Alex Ovechkin Voted Second-Best Follow on Social Media: Results from 2019-20 NHLPA Player Poll

Photo: Al Drago/AP Across the league, 588 NHL players were surveyed on various hockey-related questions ranging from on and off the ice topics to arenas and teams. These results were collected before the NHL’s pause of the season due to … Continue reading

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A Look at the Wild Card Race in the Western Conference

Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn/Getty Images As the NHL season winds down with fewer than 13 games remaining in the regular season for most teams, this time of year tends to bring out the best in everyone as they scrap for a … Continue reading

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Dragging Since December: The Analytics Behind the Washington Capitals’ Prolonged Rut

December 8, 2019. The Washington Capitals are 22-4-5, good for 49 standings points, and sit three points clear of the Boston Bruins as the best team in the NHL. The Capitals have a nine-point lead in the Metropolitan Division. Many … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Regional Rivalry – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers – March 3, 1984

NHL The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have long been natural rivals. Over the nearly 46 seasons the Capitals have been in the league, the two Eastern Conference and Atlantic region teams have met multiples times during the regular … Continue reading

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“We’re Chasing Too Many Games”: Todd Reirden Speaks After Capitals’ Loss to Vegas

With a loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday evening, the Washington Capitals have drawn their record in their last 20 games to 10-10-0 and are in the midst of their toughest stretch of the 2019-20 season. After the … Continue reading

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Tiger in the Spotlight: Lars Eller’s Effectiveness A Bright Spot During Capitals’ Struggles

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals’ struggles over the last several games have been a blemish on an otherwise strong season, and have highlighted a number of issues the team and its coaching staff will be looking to address … Continue reading

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A Deuce for Tiger: Lars Eller Scores Two Goals in Capitals’ Super Bowl Sunday Game Against the Penguins

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images While a 4-3 loss to the Metropolitan Division Rival Pittsburgh Penguins in the Capitals’ latest Super Bowl Sunday home contest left a sour taste in the mouths of the team and fans in Alex Ovechkin … Continue reading

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Montreal Canadiens Pay Tribute to NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gianna During Star-Spangled Banner Before Game Against Capitals

@CanadiensMTL The death of National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday shocked the sports world, with players from all reaches of sports and many celebrities paying tribute to one of the greatest basketball players of all-time in the hours … Continue reading

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Capitals Have Third-Most Favorable Schedule During Stretch Run

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images According to NHL.com, the Washington Capitals have the third-most favorable schedule to close out the regular season as their remaining opponents have an average points percentage of .542. Only the Colorado Avalanche (.527) and Boston Bruins … Continue reading

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Stars Set to Shine in St. Louis: A Preview of the 2020 NHL All-Star Game

Photo: NHL via Getty Images By now, most NHL players are off to warm beaches, tropical climates, or even horseback riding, with the league in the midst of its annual All-Star break. However, for a select number of NHL players, … Continue reading

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