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Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov, Alex Ovechkin Unavailable For Capitals On Wednesday; T.J. Oshie Will Return

Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the team’s morning skate at Madison Square Garden that center Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov will be out against the New York Rangers (7 PM ET, NBCSN … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson Game-Time Decisions, Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal, T.J. Oshie Will Not Play Tonight (Personal Reasons): News From Capitals Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals face the New York Rangers for the seventh time this season tonight at Madison Square Garden. The two teams will wrap-up their eight-game season series on Wednesday night, which will also be the Capitals final road game of … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson Miss Morning Skate, Vitek Vanecek Starts In Goal

Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin did not participate in the team’s gameday morning skate on Thursday. He remains listed “day-to-day” with a lower body injury, which he sustained in the third period of the Capitals first game with the Islanders … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal Tonight, Ilya Samsonov Out Day-To-Day With Upper Body Injury: Notes From Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals are back in action tonight as they host the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Arena. This is the final meeting between the two teams this season, with the Capitals holding a 6-0-1 record against the Sabres. Puck … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov: Who Is The Capitals’ Number One Netminder?

Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette stated before Tuesday night’s game against the Flyers that the team does not have a formal number one goaltender, and added that he thought it would be a mistake … Continue reading

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Teammates, Fans Send Best Wishes & Share Favorite Moments of Former Capitals Player Jakub Vrana

Photo: NHL.com Just after 3 PM on the Trade Deadline on Monday, the Washington Capitals dealt forwards Jakub Vrana and Richard Panik along with a 2021 first-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick for forward Anthony Mantha from the Detroit … Continue reading

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“He Definitely Gave Us An Opportunity”: Vitek Vanecek Earns Praise From Teammates, Head Coach Peter Laviolette After Strong Performance in 1-0 Loss to Islanders

Al Bello/NHLI via Getty Images If one looked at Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek’s statistics from the team’s Tuesday night game against the New York Islanders, it would seem at first glance that the visiting Caps came away from Long … Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana Returns To Lineup, Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal Tonight: Notes From Morning Skate At Nassau Coliseum

The Washington Capitals are back on Long Island for the second game of their two-game set with the New York Islanders. Game two is tonight with puck drop set for just after 7:00 PM. Here’s the latest from Tuesday’s game-day … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Islanders: Season And Head-To-Head Metrics

Welcome to  crunch time. We’ve officially flipped the calendar to April and that means the Capitals are set to begin their most challenging month of the 2020-21 regular season. Washington will play 15 games in the next 29 days with … Continue reading

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Who Should Be The Capitals’ Starting Netminder?

Photo: @Capitals After Capitals’ General Manager signed veteran goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on October 9, the Capitals seemed set on running with a goaltending tandem led by Lundqvist and supported by Ilya Samsonov. As we know, those plans were thrown to … Continue reading

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