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March NHL 2021-22 Power Rankings: Flames, Bruins On The Rise; Red Wings, Ducks Fall Off Cliff

Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images With the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline in the rearview and teams’ rosters set in ink for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, NoVa Caps takes a look at where all 32 teams stand with a new edition … Continue reading

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Down the Stretch: A Look at the Month of April For the Washington Capitals

Photo: John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images As the calendar turns to the month of April, the rest of the 2021-22 NHL regular season lies in the headlights for the Washington Capitals following a 6-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes to … Continue reading

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Looking At The Capitals’ Records vs. Teams Currently In 2022 Stanley Cup Playoff Position

Photo: Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images With nearly one month until the 2021-22 NHL regular-season ends and first-round Stanley Cup Playoff matchups are set, NoVa Caps takes a look at the Washington Capitals’ record against teams currently in postseason … Continue reading

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Sweet 16: Alex Ovechkin Caps Off Productive Night With 16th Career Game-Deciding Shootout Goal

Ben Green/NHLI via Getty Images After a disappointing showing in their previous game against the St. Louis Blues, the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres was a welcome bounce-back performance for the Metropolitan Division’s fourth-placed team. The … Continue reading

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Grading Each Metropolitan Division Team’s 2022 NHL Trade Deadline

Photo: Nick Wass, USA Today With the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline now in the rearview, teams had the final chance to improve whether that is for this year for one’s to come. Now that every team’s roster is inked in … Continue reading

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“We Were Looking For Versatile Guys”: Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan Speaks After the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline

Exactly 19 days ago, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan shared his outlook on the 2022 NHL trade deadline, which was set at 3:00 PM ET today. True to his word on being less aggressive than usual, the Capitals made … Continue reading

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“It’ll Be Fun to Have Him Back, I Think It’s Good For Our Team”, “He Brings A Lot to the Table…I Think That Strengthens Our Lineup”: Nicklas Backstrom, Peter Laviolette Speak on the Acquisition of Marcus Johansson

The Washington Capitals acquisition of longtime forward Marcus Johansson from the Seattle Kraken was one of two moves made by the team at the 2022 NHL trade deadline. As part of the deal with Seattle, the Capitals sent forward Daniel … Continue reading

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Report: Alex Ovechkin Declined Capitals’ Request To Remove Vladimir Putin From Profile Photo, Deactivate Instagram Account; Citing Fear For Family’s Safety

Photo: Alex Ovechkin/Twitter Over the past few weeks, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has received significant backlash in the wake of his native Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for keeping the profile picture of he and Russian President Vladimir Putin on … Continue reading

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“Guys Are Just Happy To See Their Teammates Out There”: Head Coach Peter Laviolette Talks Having A Full Lineup on the Ice, The Importance of An Extended Break, and Former Caps Goalie Craig Anderson

The Washington Capitals returned to practice with their full lineup on the ice for the first time this season, preparing for their Thursday night tilt against the New York Rangers. Head Coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media following the … Continue reading

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Who Are The “Buyers” & “Sellers”?: Where All 32 Teams’ Stand Entering 2021-22 NHL Trade Deadline

Photo: Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images With the 2022 NHL trade deadline less than five weeks away and the first domino dropping when the Montreal Canadiens traded right-wing Tyler Toffoli to the Calgary Flames on Monday, NoVa Caps gives an … Continue reading

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